Entrepreneur and Lawyer
Mather / Ziqitza
Shaffi Mather is a young entrepreneur who brought his family-run real estate business to the forefront of the local market before moving on to take major positions at two of India's largest corporations, the Essel Group and Reliance Industries. Mather left his career at Reliance and founded 1298 for Ambulance, a for-profit service with a sliding scale payment system that has revolutionized medical transport in Mumbai, Kerala and other states in India. He is also a Co-Founder of Moksha-Yug Access, a rural supply chain organization that operates in rural India, and Newton Schools, which is involved in e-learning and in creating schools across small towns India. Mather is trained as a lawyer, focusing on litigation in public interest and battling for transparency in governance and use of public funds, human rights, civil rights and primacy of constitution. He is a TED Fellow.