Ajay Banga, Co-Chair

President & Chief Executive Officer, MasterCard

Lata Krishnan, Co-Chair

Chief Financial Officer, Shah Capital Partners

Harit Talwar, Vice Chair

Head of Digital Finance, Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Venkat Srinivasan, Vice Chair

Managing Director, FountainHead Boston

Vimal Bahuguna

President, Drona Group, LLC

Ashish Dhawan

Founder and Chairman, Central Square Foundation and Ashoka University

Ash Lilani

Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Saama Capital

Rohit Kapoor

Vice Chairman and CEO, EXL

Diaz Nesamoney

President & CEO, Jivox Corporation

Nishant Pandey

Chief Executive Officer

Anjali Sharma

Chairperson, Philanthropic Engagement, American India Foundation

Raj Sharma

Managing Director of Wealth Management and Head, The Sharma Group

Michael Steinberg

Managing Partner, Steinberg Asset Management

Jay Tambe

Partner, Jones Day

Victor J. Menezes Chairman Emeritus

Retired Senior Vice Chairman, Citigroup


Nishant Pandey

Chief Executive Officer

Mathew Joseph

Country Director

Leadership Team

Anee Brar

Deputy Director, West Coast

Nandini Ansari

Senior Operations Manager (New York)

Shraddha Mahapatra

Deputy Director, Development (New York)

Pratibha Srinivasan

Chief Finance Officer (New York)

Meenu Anand

Manager, Human Resources

Anika Badyal Basu

Director – Learning, Evaluation and Impact

Dr. Amit Chatterjee

Director, Public Health

Sanyukta Chaturvedi

Director, Digital Equalizer

Swati Jha

Project Director - LAMP

Manish Kumar

Program Manager, ABLE

Niresh Kumar

Director, Strategic Partnerships

Rowena Kay Mascarenhas

Director – Communications & Advocacy

Hanumant Rawat

Senior Advisor - Livelihoods

Sunil Seth

Director - Finance and Administration

US Staff

Shelby Crowell

Development Communications Officer (New York)

Bhupendra Jadav

Assistant Financial Controller

Namrata Jha

Human Resource and Administrative Associate

Suchitra Krishna

Outreach and Events Associate (Boston)

Katja Kurz

Program Officer, William J. Clinton Fellowship For Service In India (New York)

Luz Pacheco

Outreach And Events Manager (California)

Preena Soni

Development Officer (California)

Mandy Wong

Database Manager (New York)

India Staff


Program Associate- Public Health

Nafees Ahmed

Program Associate – Telangana, Digital Equalizer

Siddiq Ahmed

Program Associate – Telangana, Digital Equalizer

Aamir Aijaz

Program Manager, Livelihoods

V. Alexander

Program Associate –Digital Equalizer, Tamil Nadu

Azhad Ali

Manager- Learning, Evaluation and Impact

Pratim Basu

State Program Manager - DE (Punjab & Haryana)

Renuka Bhagat

Program Associate – Ability Based Livelihood Empowerment (ABLE)

Sudhakar Bhandari

Program Associate– Digital Equalizer, Karnataka

Geeta Ram Chamoli

District Coordinator - MANSI, Uttarakhand

Sudhir Chillarega

State Program Manager –Digital Equalizer, Uttarakhand

Bharti Dangwal

State Program Manager- Uttarakhand, Public Health

Pratyush Das

Senior Program Manager- Digital Equalizer

Baskaran Dheenadayalan

State Program Manager – Tamil Nadu, Digital Equalizer

Akhila Betsy George

Project Officer – Market Aligned Skills Training (MAST)

Sona Grover

Program Officer, Digital Equalizer

Anindya Dutta Gupta

Program Officer, LAMP

Nawaz Hussain

Program Associate – Telangana, Digital Equalizer

Jockim Jacob

State Program Manager - Karnataka, Digital Equalizer

Amanpreet Kaur

Program Officer, William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India

Rajvinder Kaur

Program Associate – Ability Based Livelihood Empowerment (ABLE)

A. Varun Kumar

Finance and Admin Assistant - MANSI, Andhra Pradesh


Program Coordinator

Ishika Kumar

Manager- Learning, Evaluation and Impact

Neeraj Kumar

Program Associate, Digital Equalizer, Delhi

Sunil Kumar

Program Associate - Digital Equalizer

Karishma Mendiratta

Program Assistant- Public Health

Divya Murali

Regional Coordinator – Digital Equalizer, Tamil Nadu

Bhopal Nath


Medini Nautiyal

District Coordinator - Public Health, Uttarakhand

Srikrishna Paleru

Program Manager- Public Health, Andhra Pradesh

Amol Parmar

Program Assistant- LAMP

Sarmistha Pattanayak

Project Manager – Digital Equalizer, Odisha

G. Srinivasa Rao

MEL Assistant – Public Health, Andhra Pradesh

Ajay Rajpal

Project Manager – Monitoring & Evaluation, Public Health (Uttarakhand)

Raj Rishi

Project Officer - Digital Equalizer, Haryana

Samita Sachdeva

Technology Officer

Vinay Sanam

State Program Manager– Digital Equalizer, Telangana

Bholanath Sangram

Office Assistant

Anupam Sarkar

State Program Manager- Public Health, Jharkhand & Odisha

Subrat Sarkar

Operations Director –Digital Equalizer, Odisha

Tapas Kumar Satpathy

State Program Manager - LAMP, Gujarat

Robin Satyarthi


Krishnendu Sengupta

Manager – Strategic Partnerships

Sheryl Shankar Sinha

Strategic Partnerships Officer

Shama Shanmugam

Administrative Officer

Divya Ojasvi Sharma

Manager - Communications

Meenu Sharma

Program Officer- Ability Based Livelihood Empowerment (ABLE)

Shanker Dayal Sharma

State Program Manager- Digital Equalizer, Gujarat

Shilpa Sharma

Human Resource Associate

Shivangi Sharma

Strategic Partnerships Associate

Gurvinder Singh

Senior Manager - Finance

Jagdeep Singh

Program Associate- Market Aligned Skills Training (MAST)

Avinash Suryawanshi

State Program Manager –Digital Equalizer, Maharashtra

Rohini Roy

Program Officer- Digital Equalizer, Uttarakhand

Rakesh Verma

MIS Officer

Vivek Wandhile

Project Manager –LAMP, Gujarat

Sarla Yadav

Finance Manager

The American India Foundation wound down its Trustee program in December 2017. We are grateful for all of those who served as Trustees of the organization over many years. In March 2018 it will be launching a new donor recognition society: the AIF Founder’s Circle. Information about this program and a list of the 2018 class of Founder’s Circle will be posted here no later than October 2018.
Nishith Desai

Founder, Nishith Desai Associates

Anuranjita Kumar

Managing Director of Human Resources, RBS International

Nirupama Rao

Former Ambassador of India to the United States

Ajay Relan

Founding Chairman, CX Advisors LLP

Shankar Venkateswaran

‎Advisor, Corporate Sustainability & CSR

US Advisory Council

Ambassador Frank G. Wisner (Chair)

International Affairs Advisor, Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP

Ms. Maya Ajmera

Founder, The Global Fund For Children
President & CEO, Society For Science & The Public

Marshall M. Bouton

President Emeritus, The Chicago Council On Global Affairs

Lincoln Chen

President, China Medical Board, USA

Kamran Elahian

Chairman And Co-Founder, Global Catalyst Partners

Raj Goyle

Co-Founder, Bodhala

Bakul Joshi

Founder & President, Multiple Access California Corporation

Kailash Joshi

AIF Co-Founder, Retd. IBM Gen. Mgr.

Tarun Khanna

Director Of South Asia Institute,
 Harvard University

Neil Lachman, CPA,CGMA

Senior Advisor, Finance, American India Foundation

Jacqueline Lundquist

VP Corporate Affairs And Chief Serendipity Officer, Waterhealth International

Carl Pope

Former Chairman & Executive Director, Sierra Club

Kavita Ramdas

India Representative, Ford Foundation

K. Srinath Reddy

President, Public Health Foundation Of India

Nitin Sacheti

Senior Analyst, Charter Bridge Capital

Sudhakar Shenoy

Chairman & CEO, Alyx Technologies

Harjiv Singh

Co-Founder And Co-CEO, Gutenberg Communications, LLC

Shraysi Tandon

News Reporter, CCTV America

Professor Amartya Sen

Thomas W. Lamont University Professor, Professor Of Economics And Philosophy, Harvard University

India Advisory Council

Deepak Parekh

Non-Executive Chairman, HDFC Limited

Isher Ahluwalia

Chairperson, Indian Council For Research On International Economic Relations

Sushmita Ghosh

Sushmita Ghosh

Pramit Jhaveri

CEO, Citi India

Vijay Mahajan

Founder & Chairman, Basix, A “Group Of Livelihood Promotion Institutions”

R. A. Mashelkar

President, Global Research Alliance

Sanjay Nayar

CEO, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR), India Advisors Private Limited

Ranjit Pandit

Owner, Bambolli Holdings

Priya Paul

Chairperson, Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels

Jerry Rao

Founder & Chairman, Value and Budget Housing Corporation; earlier Founder of MphasiS

Rajiv Tandon

Technical Director For MNCHN+A, PATH India

Adil Zainulbhai

Chairman, Network 18, Chairman, Quality Council Of India, And Senior Advisor, McKinsey & Co. India

Rahul Bose

Actor And Director

Deepak Chopra

Founder, The Chopra Center For Well Being

Madhur Jaffrey

Author And Actress

Mira Nair

Filmmaker, Mirabai Films

Venkatesh Raghavendra

Ambassador and Thought Leader At Large, American India Foundation

Gloria Steinem

Author And Activist

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