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

Rohit Kapoor

Vice Chairman and CEO, EXL

Ash Lilani

Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Saama Capital

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

US Staff

Nandini Ansari

Senior Operations Manager (New York)

Bhawna Chawla

Deputy Director Development (California)

Shelby Crowell

Development Associate (New York)

John Hayden

Staff Accountant (New York)

Bhupendra Jadav

Assistant Financial Controller

Suchitra Krishna

New England Chapter Consultant (Boston)

Dr. Katja Kurz

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

Luz Pacheco

Outreach And Events Manager (California)

Arnaz Patel

Human Resource and Administrative Associate (New York)

Joshua Patel

Manager Of Annual Giving (New York)

Preena Soni

Development Associate (California)

Pratibha Srinivasan

Chief Finance Officer (New York)

India Staff

Nafees Ahmed

Program Associate – Telangana, Digital Equalizer

Siddiq Ahmed

Program Associate – Telangana, Digital Equalizer

Aamir Aijaz

Program Manager, Livelihoods

V. Alexander

Regional Coordinator – Tamil Nadu, Digital Equalizer

Azhad Ali

Manager- Learning, Evaluation and Impact

Meenu Anand

Manager, Human Resources

Pratim Basu

State Program Manager - DE (Punjab & Haryana)

Renuka Bhagat

Program Associate – Ability Based Livelihood Empowerment (ABLE)

Sudhakar Bhandari

Regional Coordinator – Karnataka, Digital Equalizer

Manoranjan Bhoi

Program Associate – Odisha, Digital Equalizer

Geeta Ram Chamoli

District Coordinator - MANSI, Uttarakhand

Dr. Amit Chatterjee

Director, MANSI

Sanyukta Chaturvedi

Director, Digital Equalizer

Sudhir Chillarega

Program Manager – Uttarakhand, Digital Equalizer

Bharti Dangwal

State Program Manager- Uttarakhand, Public Health

Pratyush Das

Senior Program Manager- Digital Equalizer

Baskaran Dheenadayalan

State Program Manager – Tamil Nadu, Digital Equalizer

Katrina Dikkers

Director, William J. Clinton Fellowship For Service In India

Garima Gautam

Program Associate William J. Clinton Fellowship For Service In India

Akhila Betsy George

Program Officer - MAST

Sona Grover

Program Officer, Digital Equalizer

Anindya Dutta Gupta

Program Officer, LAMP

Nawaz Hussain

Program Associate – Telangana, Digital Equalizer

Jockim Jacob Arul Manickam J

State Program Manager - Karnataka, Digital Equalizer

Dr. Swati Jha

Program Director- LAMP

Amanpreet Kaur

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

Rajvinder Kaur

Program Associate- ABLE

A. Varun Kumar

Finance and Admin Assistant - MANSI


Program Coordinator

Ishika Kumar

Manager- Learning, Evaluation and Impact

Manish Kumar

Program Manager, ABLE

Neeraj Kumar

Program Associate, Digital Equalizer

Niresh Kumar

Director, Strategic Partnerships

Sunil Kumar

Program Associate, Digital Equalizer

Rowena Kay Mascarenhas

Director, Communications

Sajit Menon

Head of Programs

Divya Murali

Regional Coordinator – Tamil Nadu, Digital Equalizer

Medini Nautiyal

District Coordinator- Uttarakhand, Public Health

Srikrishna Paleru

Program Manager- Andhra Pradesh, Public Health

Amol Parmar

Program Assistant- LAMP

Sarmistha Pattanayak

Project Manager – Odisha, Digital Equalizer

Ajay Rajpal

Project Manager – Public Health M & E (Uttarakhand)

G. Srinivasa Rao

MEL Assistant - MANSI, Paderu

Hanumant Rawat

Senior Advisory - Livelihoods

Raj Rishi

Program Associate - Digital Equalizer, Punjab

Samita Sachdeva

Technology Officer

Vinay Sanam

Senior Program Associate – Telangana, Digital Equalizer

Bholanath Sangram

Office Assistant

Anupam Sarkar

Program Manager, Public Health

Subrat Sarkar

Operations Director – Odisha, Digital Equalizer

Tapas Kumar Satpathy

Program Manager, LAMP

Robin Satyarthi


Biswanath Senapati


Krishnendu Sengupta

Manager – Strategic Partnerships

Sunil Seth

Director- Finance and Administration

Sheryl Shankar

Strategic Partnerships Officer

Shama Shanmugam

Administrative Officer

Divya Ojasvi Sharma

Communications Manager

Meenu Sharma

Program Officer- Ability Based Livelihood Empowerment (ABLE)

Shanker Dayal Sharma

Program Manager- Gujarat, Digital Equalizer

Shilpa Sharma

Human Resource Associate

Shivangi Sharma

Strategic Partnerships Associate

Gurvinder Singh

Senior Manager, Finance

Jagdeep Singh

Program Associate- MAST, Livelihoods

Avinash Suryawanshi

Program Manager – Maharashtra, Digital Equalizer

Rohini Roy

Program Officer- Uttarakhand, Digital Equalizer

Rakesh Verma

MIS Officer

Vivek Wandhile

Project Manager – Gujarat, LAMP

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 May 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

Gurcharan Das


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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