Unreasonable Fellows

Sandeep Patel

Founder & CEO at NEPRA

Sandeep is an Unreasonable Fellow. Sandeep was part of Unreasonable Impact Asia Pacific 2024.
Sandeep Patel, Founder and CEO of NEPRA, is known for his pioneering work in transforming and revolutionising the waste management and recycling sector in India. After completing his Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), he pursued an MBA in E-Commerce Strategy and Project Management from Leeds Beckett University in the UK. Upon returning to India, driven by his entrepreneurial spirit, he founded NEPRA in 2006. Sandeep Patel currently serves as president of the National Solid Waste Association of India (NSWAI). He is also a member of the CII National Environment Committee and Waste to Worth. Prestigious awards include: CNBC TV18 India Business Leaders Award (IBLA) for Contribution to Climate Consciousness, Forbes Social Entrepreneur of the Year (SoEY), and India Today's Garbage Guru award. He is passionate about transforming the lives of people in Bottom of the Pyramid communities