been involved with education in India for several decades. He is the longest
serving Life Member of the Delhi Public School Society, a signatory to its
constitution, and is Chairman of several DPS Schools. In his professional
career, he was Director of the world’s leading quality control company, Societe
Generale de Surveillance India, retiring as its Chairman. A graduate in
Economics from St Stephen's College, Delhi, Indrajit read Law at the University
of Cambridge and is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Accountants,
England and Wales.
Co-Founder & Trustee
graduated with distinction from the Central Institute of Education, Delhi University
and taught English at Modern School, Delhi.
Whilst possessing a catholic range of interests - literature, theatre,
and travel, Sarvjeet has retained a passion for education.
Chairman & Trustee
in the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), retiring as Secretary to the Govt.
of India and Secretary General of the National Human Rights Commission. During the course of his career in the IAS,
Probir headed Indian Airlines and Air India, among other organisations. After
retirement he was appointed Director, India International Centre and is
presently on the Boards of a number of Trusts and NGOs, which include Eklavya, the National Foundation for India, the Ramakrishna Ashram,
Gwalior and Sitaram Bhartia Hospital. Probir is a graduate of Cambridge University.
Vice Chairperson & Trustee
Abha has worked for nearly 40 years in the areas of Education, Media and Arts management in India and the UK. She was the Director of the Shri Ram Schools and Education Adviser to Step By Step School Noida. She is a member of the Governing Body of the Assam Valley School and Shri Ram College of Commerce. An alumna of Lady Shri Ram College, Abha has a Masters in English Literature from Delhi University and a Masters in Drama and Theatre Arts from the University of Leeds, UK.
Genie award-winner, trained as an actor at the London Academy of Music and
Dramatic Art (LAMDA), after graduating from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University.
His film credits include Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi, Mira Nair’s Mississippi
Masala, while his stage credits include Peter Brook’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream
in the celebrated Royal Shakespeare Company World Tour to 36 countries and King
Lear at the National Theatre, London. In 2006, he was awarded an Order of the
British Empire. By means of a bequest, he has made
provision for the setting up of a scholarship for a talented Indian student to
study at LAMDA.
Romesh, a career advertising professional, made his mark
as a creative thinker involved with major issues helping promote tourism
destinations in India. His versatile talents have been used by the Government
to conceptualise monuments to India's leaders Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi,
and he has been involved in helping plan major urban infrastructure projects
such as road systems and water resources. More recently, as president of a
major locality in New Delhi, he has been a civic activist where he has successfully
pushed for making both municipalities and citizens aware of their
Manager at Stokes Memorial School, Shimla, where she also teaches History,
Civics and English to classes 6 to 10. She has previously worked at the Centre
for Strategic and International Studies – a foreign policy think tank in
Washington, DC – working on Indo-US relations. Mandavi, who studied at Sardar
Patel Vidyalaya, New Delhi, and Rishi Valley School, Andhra Pradesh, graduated
from Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts and did her PhD in the History of Art
and Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.
Kanishka was educated at
St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, and graduated from the Huntsman
Program of International Studies & Business at the The Wharton School and
the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. He began his
career as an investment banker on Wall Street with Lazard Freres & Co in
New York. Since 2004, he has been doing social work in the field of rural
development in Uttar Pradesh.
Legal Adviser & Trustee
Prashanto has a Bachelors in Civil Law from Oxford University and is presently a Senior Advocate - Supreme Court of India and Delhi High Court. Prashanto has worked on socially significant legal assignments like the Lokpal, drafting of the Tribal Bill and legal reforms in Madhya Pradesh.
Priya is Senior
Vice President, English Helper, was the Country Head, India, of Charities Aid
Foundation (CAF), Managing Director, Dāna Asia, the lead consultant for
Give2Asia and United Way International in India. Priya is also an Advisory
Board Member on Give2Asia’s Asian Philanthropy Advisory Network, Trustee of
RACHNA (Research, Advocacy and Communication in Himalayan Areas) and All
Creatures Great and Small – a shelter for Animals in distress. A Senior Fellow
of the Synergos Institute, a published author on global and Indian
philanthropy, Priya graduated from the University of Madras with an M Phil in