Lijo Stephen Chacko

Lijo Chacko is Executive Director at Government to Citizen Changemakers Foundation and The Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam Foundation. He is also the Head of CSR of Synergy Marine Group, and a fellow traveller for various organisations/initiatives in the social space, such as Gurupuraskar Foundation, Estah, Mauna Dhwani, Citizens for Public Leadership to mention a few. Commissioned into the Indian Navy in 1996, Lijo was part of the team which constructed India’s first indigenous nuclear propelled submarine, and headed the Submarines’ Division in the Naval Dockyard, Mumbai. Lijo is an avid outdoorsman, and the author of Everest Diary, a journal on his ascent of Mt Everest, which has been published in Malayalam.