Our Board comprises of leaders from major corporations, experts across industries, and passionate philanthropists. These visionaries guide us, keep us focused on our mission, and help us deliver on our ambitious goals. Their support empowers us to continue to innovate and grow and create impact for millions of children and youth.

  • Aarthi Subramanian, is the Group Chief Digital Officer at Tata Sons Ltd. A professional with over 28 years of experience in the global technology sector, Aarthi has worked in diverse roles across India, Sweden, USA and Canada, gaining rich experience in consulting engagements and management of large-scale technology programs. Aarthi holds a B.Tech in Computer Science from National Institute of Technology (India) and a Masters degree in… read more
  • 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 read more
  • Arvind Sanger Mr. Sanger founded Geosphere Capital, a global long-short fund manager investing in natural resources, industrial and Indian equities in 2007. Between 2002 and 2007, Mr. Sanger was a Portfolio Manager at SAC Capital, investing in a similar fashion. Prior to his tenure at SAC, Mr. Sanger had a 15-year career as a top-ranked sell-side oil… read more
  • Deepak Raj Deepak Raj is founder and managing director of the New Jersey-based private investment firm Raj Associates with investments in real estate and public and private securities. He is also a CFA and, with his wife Neera, the founder of the Raj Center on Indian Economic Policies at Columbia University. Deepak has extensive experience as an… read more
  • Dinyar S. Devitre Dinyar (Dinny) Devitre is an international business executive who has held leadership positions over a 40 year period in the consumer products industry and financial services in Asia, Australia, Japan, Europe, and the U.S. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Altria Group, Inc., where he is Chairman of the Finance… read more
  • JALAJ DANI Mr. Jalaj Dani is currently the Director of Reliance Foundation. He is also co-promoter of Asian Paints and has spent over two decades in leadership positions within the organization. Throughout his career, Mr. Dani has worked extensively in the areas of healthcare, education, rural transformation, sports, skilling and disaster management. He serves as Independent Director… read more
  • Madhav Chavan After obtaining a PhD in chemistry from Ohio State University and serving on the faculty at the University of Houston, Dr. Madhav Chavan returned to India where he worked in the slums of Mumbai as part of the National Literacy Mission. In 1995, he co-founded Pratham as a result of a UNICEF initiative to address… read more
  • Neerja Birla Neerja Birla is the founder and chairperson of Mpower, an organization promoting mental health and well-being in a holistic manner. She also serves as the Chairperson of the Aditya Birla World Academy, Mumbai. Ms. Birla holds a bachelors degree in psychology from the University of Derby in the United Kingdom. read more
  • Nirmal Jain Founder and Chairman of IIFL Group, is a first generation entrepreneur, who is credited with building one of the largest financial services groups in India in just about two decades. He is a PGDM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management) from IIM, Ahmedabad, a rank holder Chartered Accountant and a Cost Accountant. read more
  • 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. read more
  • Ramesh Mangaleswaran Ramesh Mangaleswaran is a senior partner of McKinsey & Company and a founding partner of the offices in Chennai and Bangalore. In his 25 years with the firm, Ramesh has served clients across India and the United States. He has also led the Industrials and Operations Practice in India and Asia, as well as the… read more
  • Rukmini Banerji (CEO, Pratham Education Foundation) Trained as an economist in India, Dr. Rukmini Banerji completed her BA at St. Stephen’s College and attended the Delhi School of Economics. She was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University and earned her PhD at the University of Chicago. Dr. Banerji worked as a program officer at the Spencer Foundation in Chicago for several… read more
  • Sanjay Nayar Sanjay Nayar joined KKR in 2009 and is a Member and CEO of KKR India. He is also a member of the Asian Investment Committee and Asia Portfolio Management Committee.  He is on the board of KKR's portfolio companies, Radiant Healthcare, Bharti Infratel, Coffee Day Holdings, Avendus Capital Pvt. Ltd and Max Financial Services Ltd.,… read more
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  • Vibha Paul Vibha Paul Rishi was appointed as a director on the board of Tata Chemicals with effect from September 1, 2014. She holds a BA degree in economics from Delhi University and a master of business administration degree with a specialisation in marketing from the Faculty of Management Studies, New Delhi. Vibha Paul Rishi is an… read more
  • Vijay Goradia Vijay Goradia is the Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Pratham USA. Vijay founded Pratham USA in Houston in 1999 after a visit to one of Pratham’s programs in Mumbai. He immigrated to America with a vision of developing an international chemical trading company—Vinmar International Ltd. is now a prestigious global company with 25 offices worldwide.… read more
  • Vilas Gadkari Mr. Gadkari is an entrepreneur who invests globally. He currently holds the Chairmanship of an FMCG company and is on the board of Real Estate and Fin Tech companies. He is also the non-executive Chairman of Pratham Institute that focuses on vocational training for underprivileged youth. He received his B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering from the… read more