Unreasonable Fellows

Mani Kishore Vajipeyajula

Cofounder and CEO at Banyan Nation

Mani Kishore is an Unreasonable Fellow. Mani Kishore has participated in 1 program, including Unreasonable Impact Asia Pacific 2017.
Mani is a recycler and the Co-Founder and CEO of Banyan Nation, a technology driven recycling company that is changing the way India looks at plastics, recycling and waste management. He believes that we a moral imperative to recycle. If we are to build sustainable and livable cities for our future generations, recycling activities cannot be left to the mercy of unregulated market forces and informal sector players – particularly in emerging economies and developing countries. During his travels across India, the filth and squalor deeply disturbed him and motivated him to build an organization that would solve India's waste management challenges through technology and business innovations. Prior to Banyan, Mani was with Qualcomm Inc. involved in the design, development, testing and commercialization activities of mobile technologies. Mani holds dual MBAs from UC Berkeley (Haas) and Columbia Business Schools, an MS Degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Delaware and a Electrical Engineering Degree from NIT, Warangal.