Mani Vajipey

Co-Founder and CEO of Banyan Nation

Mani Vajipey is a recycler and is 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. Banyan’s mission is to produce cleaner, safer and cheaper recycled plastic that compels brands to use more recycled plastic than virgin plastic for their product and packaging needs. Banyan recycles discarded plastic into #BetterPlastic in a socially responsible and environmentally friendly way. 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., in California working on the design, development, testing and commercialization activities of mobile technologies for Apple iPad and iPhone product lines. Mani holds dual MBAs from UC Berkeley (Haas) and Columbia Business Schools; an MS Electrical Engineering Degree from University of Delaware; BTech Electrical Engineering Degree from NIT, Warangal.