Without our leadership, Pratham will not be where it is today.
 
Pratham Education Foundation Board of Directors
 
Ajay G. Piramal (Chairman, Pratham Education Foundation), leads the Piramal Group, a diversified conglomerate with a presence across 100 countries. He enabled the Group to evolve from a textile centric business to a USD 2 billion conglomerate.
   
   
Arvind Sanger is the Founder and Managing Partner of Geosphere Capital Management, a global long-short equity hedge fund focused on natural resources and industrial companies around the world.
   
   
Dr. Atul Varadhachary is a Managing Partner at AlphaDev LLC., Houston's leading early-stage life sciences development company. AlphaDev helps commercialize innovative technology originating in the Texas Medical Center and elsewhere.
   
   
Dinyar (Dinny) Devitre is an international business executive who has held leadership positions in the consumer products and banking industries in Asia, Australia, Europe, and the US. He is currently a Special Advisor to General Atlantic Partners and is a member of the Board of Directors of Altria Group, SABMiller, Markit, and The Western Union Company.
   
   
Madhav img Dr. Madhav Chavan (President, Pratham Education Foundation) co founded Pratham in 1995. A chemist by training, brings scientific rigor and a belief in experimentation to his work at Pratham. Dr. Chavan has spent over twenty years pioneering large-scale innovative programs in the field of education in India.
   
   
Narayanan Vaghul is an Indian banker. He was awarded Padma Bhushan in the Trade and Industry category in 2010. Appointed as Chairman and Managing Director of the Bank of India in 1981, he became one of India's youngest Chairman of a nationalised bank. In 1985, he was appointed as Chairman of ICICI, the financial institution now known as ICICI Bank.
   
   
Mrs. Neerja Birla serves as a Director on the Aditya Birla Group Companies. In addition, she is a Trustee of the Aditya Birla Centre for Community Initiatives and Rural Development. Mrs. Birla also oversees the Aditya Birla World Academy, a school in Mumbai.
   
   
Pramit Jhaveri serves as the CEO at Citibank, N.A. India and Citi-India Ltd. Mr. Jhaveri also serves as Managing Director and Head of India Investment Banking at Citigroup Global Markets India Private Limited.
   
   
Ramesh Mangaleswaran, a director of McKinsey & Company, is a founding partner of offices in Chennai and Bangalore. He coleads the Industrials and Operations Practice in India and Asia, and also leads the Social Sector Practice in this region.
   
   
  Rohiqa Mistry,a undergraduate degree in Politics. Her experience in the education sector is not just limited to teaching but also includes the setting up of schools for migrant labourers' children on various construction sites in India. In addition, she has adopted and oversees the running of a boarding school in Raigad, Maharastra which caters to 340 adivasi children.
   
   
Dr Rukmini Banerji, (CEO, Pratham Education Foundation) has been associated with Pratham since 1996. She has been a member of the national leadership team of the organization since then. Until recently, she was responsible for Pratham's programs and activities in several major states in north India like Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
   
   
Sanjay Nayar joined Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co (KKR) in 2009 and is CEO of KKR India. Prior to joining KKR, he served as CEO of Citigroup's Indian and South Asian operations and as a member of Citigroup's Management Committee and Asia Executive Operating Committee.
   
   
Ms. Vibha Paul Rishi, Ms. Vibha Paul Rishi is an accomplished marketing evangelist with international experience in spearheading global marketing campaigns for high-visibility consumer products. She has been on board of various companies which include Future Consumer Enterprises Ltd, Entertainment Network (India) Ltd., Asian Paints Ltd., Escorts ltd., Tata Chemicals Limited, The Indian Hotels Company Limited, PNB Metlife India Insurance Company Limited.
   
   
Vilas Gadkari, is a partner at Brevan Howard Asset Mgt LLP. He was also the founding partner at Rubicon Fund Management LLP, a global macro hedge fund. Before joining Rubicon, Mr Gadkari was the Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of Salomon Brothers Asset Management Ltd.
   
   
Vijay Goradia is the Founder and Chairman of the Vinmar Group, Haverhill Chemicals and Lion Copolymer, a global distributor of chemicals and polymers with headquarters in Houston, TX. He is also the co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of Pratham USA.

Commitment to the cause

Pratham's board demonstrates uncommon commitment to the urgent cause of child literacy in India and has given generously to further the goals of our organization. Find out what you can do to help - visit our GET INVOLVED page.