About Us​

The Forward Foundation was started by a group of like-minded individuals who wanted to bring about holistic transformation through active citizen engagement. Spearheading this movement was Late Sri. Ramesh Sivaram, who became the goto person especially when it came to Water and Lake Rejuvination work in Bengaluru. An Environmental engineer by training, Ramesh ji had a brilliant mind and was instrumental in starting the trend of neighbourhood citizen groups across Bengaluru that took responsibility for water-bodies and civic work in their locality. Ramesh ji left for his heavenly abode on January 26, 2020, but his work and personality continue to inspire our initiatives.


G.V. Krishna


A Chartered Accountant with 3 decades of rich experience in statutory, internal and bank audits, G.V.Krishna ji is the founder member and President of The Forward foundation and an advisor to major Industrial Groups in Karnataka as a Strategic and Business Advisor. He has been Chairman of Audit & CSR committee of HPCL, board member at Jnana Bharathi Prakashana Ltd. and a regular speaker across professional forums.

Murali Devaram


A devoted social activist with 17 years of experience in the field of social work, Murali ji is one of the founder members and Secretary of The Forward Foundation. He is a successful young Businessman and also a sociologist; carries a unique blend of policy and implementation experience in the social sector. He is an environment enthusiast and a staunch believer in sustainable development being critical for us to retain ecological balance.

Sudhakar Pai


A devoted social worker with 14 years of experience in the field of social work at grass-root level, Sudhakar ji is one of the founder-members and Treasurer of TFF . He is an engineering professional with vast experience in the international industry sector. He is currently working in a multinational company, carries a unique blend of experience in management and implementation experience in the social service space. He dedicates his skill and capabilities forward realizing the Trusts vision to create an environment for a better living.

Satheesh Amilineni


Satheesh Amilineni studied Mechanical engineering at AIT, Chikmagalur, M.S from BITS-Pilani and EGMP at IIM-Bangalore. He worked as Software Engineer for 20years including 16.5years at Oracle India Pvt Ltd. He is passionate about water conservation and loves ideating solutions. He manages a firm, SMARTRONIXS to implement IoT Solutions (Home & Office Automation), Software Development and JOYFUL LEISURES, a Luxury Resorts Development. He is part of several society development activities through The Forward Foundation, as a Trustee.