Sanjeev Karpe

Sanjeev Karpe

Sanjeev, a qualified Electrical Engineer, has been associated with the bamboo industry for last fifteen years and has pioneered the work in setting up of indigenous bamboo based enterprises in rural India. With practical knowledge in bamboo sector, viz., plantation and management, training of manpower, selection and commissioning of plant and machinery, product design and development, production, business strategy, as well as quality control and technology transfer, Sanjeev has been advising, both – formal and non-formal bamboo sector entrepreneurs in India.

As founder director of Konkan Bamboo & Cane Development Center he has developed a self-sustaining institutional ecosystem in Bamboo products by developing facility for designing, prototyping, producing and marketing bamboo products. He had put systems in place to link marginalized bamboo producers to larger lucrative markets. He has drawn a blueprint to carry forward its replicable model to new locations in India and developed an entire product line of pre-fabricated bamboo construction, thereby creating an entire eco-system of supply of bamboo products in India.

In various capacities with for profit organizations such as founder Managing Director of Native Konbac Bamboo Products Pvt. Ltd., a ‘Sankalp Award winning social enterprise’, and technical director of a social enterprise called JANS Bamboo products Pvt. Ltd., Sanjeev is involved in implementation of some of the most noteworthy and outstanding pioneering projects in India which includes Construction of the largest bamboo structure in India – single structure of 10,750 sq. ft. and Construction of one of the largest bamboo construction projects in Asia comprising  construction of 1,60,000 Sq.ft. Institutional Building.