Anurag is a career civil servant turned Futurist and Governance Architect. He has been advising UN agencies, governments, corporates, academia and mentoring NGOs/ start-ups for the last 8 years, after 42 years plus very successful & much awarded service in Governments of India and Uttar Pradesh, and as a competition regulator.

Anurag Goel joined the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in 1972. He served in Government of India in 6 Ministries including Home, Civil Aviation, Health, Finance and Corporate Affairs, and in various assignments in the State of Uttar Pradesh, including as Principal Secretary to then Chief Minister Kalyan Singh.

He received a number of awards during his service period, including the Prime Minister's Award for Excellence in Public Administration (being the highest award for civil servants in India), and National Citizens Award. He was Secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, GoI and ex-officio Member, SEBI Board, for more than three years (2006-09), and on retirement took up the assignment of Member, Competition Commission of India (CCI) for five years. He has long experience of the corporate world, from the government/ regulatory perspective as also as a director on a large number of boards.

As Secretary, Corporate Affairs Anurag conceived and executed the plan to save Satyam Computers Ltd, one of India's largest I.T. companies, after a US $1.50 billion fraud by the promoters, without any government bail out. This globally unique success in saving a company hit by a major fraud won international acclaim, with him being called "The Saviour of Satyam". He also conceived and set up the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, and led GOI’s first successful major/ flagship e-governance program MCA-21, and introduced an entirely new, efficient, futuristic system for companies to engage with the Government.

Anurag Goel set up "Shaping Tomorrow Consultants LLP" in end 2014, and moved deeply into devising technology based governance reforms and corporate strategies to help shape a better future. Shortly thereafter, he became Adviser to Govt of Assam ( AASC), for a whole-of-government initiative through implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and created the world’s first Model and Strategic Architecture for this purpose. This led to Jeffrey Sachs, Special Adviser to UN Secretary General, saying that Assam was leading the world inSDGs. UN Agencies quoted Assam Government's SDG initiative to other States, and many of them adopted the Model, which also influenced Govt. of India’s strategy.

Anurag has advised, and been deeply engaged with, multiple other agencies and institutions also since 2014, including as Adviser to UNDP, project leader for Department of Consumer Affairs, GoI, Senior Fellow IIM, Kashipur, Adviser, Centre for Responsible Business, Member of FICCI’s Committees, Adviser, CSIR Institute for Genomics & Integrative Biology ( IGIB) etc., apart from mentoring some start-ups. Department of Science & Technology appointed him as Chairman of the Working Group for the Rs 3,500 crore Mission for Interdisciplinary Cyber Physical Sciences (2020-21). He has been Adviser to IIT, Jodhpur since mid-2019, partnering in multiple innovative initiatives including development of a future-driven Vision & Strategy 2021-25, setting up of new Centres etc, and is working closely with the Institute of Directors as a Distinguished Fellow. He continues to be deeply involved in use of Strategic Foresight and exponential technologies for future-ready governance, corporates and academia.


Ashish holds an MS in Computational Finance from Carnegie Mellon University (class topper), an MBA from IIM Calcutta (rank holder), and B. Tech in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Computer Sciences from IIT Kanpur. He has over 20 years of work experience in India and overseas (Singapore, UK, USA) in top-tier financial institutions (Bear Stearns, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, Safron (Hedge Fund), ICICI Bank and Standard Chartered). He has unique technical skills/ insights, with in-depth knowledge and experience in Financial Markets Sales, Structured Solutions, Structuring and Quantitative Modelling. This equips him to penetratively analyze the present trends and likely future market scenarios at the macro and sectoral level, as also business/ performance of individual companies, using technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Big Data etc. when required. The analytical foundation is further honed with the intuition developed through years of experience, to take high growth investment decisions.


Managing Partner Barkha Khanna is an expert on issues across critical sectors like gender, health, sanitation and water supply. She has a Master's Degree in Gender and Media from London School of Economics, London. She has technical expertise in developing original, relevant and impact creating communication strategies and products.
A highly experienced professional, Barkha started her professional life as a journalist with “The Pioneer” in 2000, .as the Head of Department of Theme Features Section and became the Principal Correspondent of Political Bureau in 2003. From 2004-2009, she was working with German Technical Cooperation India (now GIZ), New Delhi. She was one of the key architects in constructing the Health Sector Support (HSS) Knowledge Management Strategy of GTZ India (now GIZ, German Technical Cooperation).

She assisted in the delivery of urban sanitation programs with state governments of Madhya Pradesh and Tripura. Her key contributions included re-packing issues like gender, sanitation and health in people-friendly outputs that has wide ranging public health impact.

Barkha worked as a consultant in World Bank from 2010-2015, and thereafter continued working as a free-lance consultant. She has also worked with Bill and Melinda Gates & IIHS for Tamil Nadu Urban Sustainable Sanitation Program. She also assisted the project in development of policies with a range of stakeholders including Tamil Nadu Govt., urban sanitation community, civil society organizations & other stakeholders.


Madhu has a Masters degree in Sanskrit from Delhi University, gifted with an innate business sense with interest in diverse areas. She has been a successful investor. She also ran a successful boutique firm for a few years, making and selling high quality Lucknow chikan work embroidered readymade garments, before moving on to other areas of interest. She has long experience of internal functioning and financial management of micro level organizations, and running a tight ship. She looks after all the organizational, financial and internal management affairs of Shaping Tomorrow.

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