In 2020, AIF quickly pivoted to address the critical situation in India and the United States. In India, AIF leveraged its programs’ infrastructure on health, education, and livelihoods via its wide network to address the needs of the nation with ventilators, PPE, and other interventions in order to save the lives of vulnerable Indians from COVID-19. Read the report here.

In 2021, India recorded the world’s highest daily tally of 314,835 COVID-19 infections on April 22nd, as this second wave sent many more into a fragile health care system, critically short of hospital beds and oxygen. Working with our partners, hospitals, and governments, AIF has launched a three-pronged Phase 2 Emergency Response Strategy to address this crisis. Here is an overview.

The American India Foundation is committed to improving the lives of India’s underprivileged, with a special focus on women, children, and youth. AIF does this through high impact interventions in education, health, and livelihoods, because poverty is multidimensional. AIF’s unique value proposition is its broad engagement between communities, civil society, and expertise, thereby building a lasting bridge between the United States and India. With offices in New York and California, twelve chapters across the U.S., and India operations headquartered in Delhi NCR, AIF has impacted 6.7 million lives across 26 states of India.

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Chief Financial Officer, Shah Capital Partners

Harit Talwar, Co-Chair, AIF

Chairman of Consumer Business, Goldman Sachs

Venkat Srinivasan, Vice Chair and Chair, Finance Committee

Managing Director, FountainHead Boston

Vimal Bahuguna

President, Drona Group, LLC

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Global Markets Division New York

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Ash Lilani

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Mathew Joseph

Country Director

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Anee Brar
Anee Brar

Director-West Coast

Braden Lay-Michaels

Chief Development Officer

Jeanine Racioppo

Development Director - East Coast

Pratibha Srinivasan

Chief Financial Officer (New York)

Shreya Ralli

Director- Communications and Advocacy

Meenu Anand

Head, Human Resources, India

Anika Badyal Basu

Director – Learning, Evaluation and Impact

Sanyukta Chaturvedi

Director, Digital Equalizer

Dr. Swati Jha

Project Director - LAMP

Kamesh Sanghi

Director, Livelihoods

Sunil Seth

Director - Finance and Administration

Dr. Mahesh Srinivas

Director, Public Health

Kavita Srivastava

Director - Strategic Partnerships

Chandni Wadhwani

Senior Program Manager- AIF Banyan Impact Fellowship

Nirmala Garimella

Head of Fundraising, Northeast

US Staff

Divya Bhardwaj

Non-Profit Development Consultant - Events

Proshawn Chakravarty

Development Officer - Prospect Research (East Coast)

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Financial Controller

Kanan Gole
Kanan Gole

Development Associate

Anshu Grover

EA to CEO

Namrata Jha

Human Resource and Administrative Officer

Suchitra Krishna

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Anthony Maselli

Staff Accountant

Luz Pacheco

Outreach And Events Manager (California)

Shaqua Randle

Database Officer (New York)

Pradisha Tiwari

Development Associate (West Coast)

India Staff

Aamir Aijaz

Program Manager, Livelihoods

Azhad Ali

Manager- Learning, Evaluation and Impact

Renuka Bhagat

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Sudhakar Bhandari

Project Coordinator, LAMP

Kuber Bisht

Program Assistant, LAMP

Geeta Ram Chamoli

District Coordinator - MANSI, Uttarakhand

Salil Chaturvedi

Head of Operations, Livelihoods

Shahied Chouhan

State Program Manager, Digital Equalizer (Uttarakhand)

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State Program Manager- Uttarakhand, Public Health

Pratyush Das

Senior Program Manager- Digital Equalizer

Baskaran Dheenadayalan

Zonal Head- South, Digital Equalizer

Vineet Garg

Finance Manager

Sona Grover

Manager, Coordination and Program Support

Vinay Iyer

Project Lead- Humanitarian Program, Portable Hospitals

Md. A Jawed

Program Associate, Market Aligned Skills Training (MAST)

Jerin Jacob

Program Officer, Digital Equalizer

Amanpreet Kaur

Program Officer, AIF Banyan Impact Fellowship

Rajvinder Kaur

Program Associate – Ability Based Livelihood Empowerment (ABLE)

A. Varun Kumar

Finance and Admin Assistant - MANSI, Andhra Pradesh

Manish Kumar

Program Manager, ABLE

Sunil Kumar

Program Associate - Digital Equalizer

Swati Kumar

HR Associate

Divya Murali

State Program Manager – Digital Equalizer, Tamil Nadu

Bhopal Nath

Accountant

Medini Nautiyal

District Coordinator - Public Health, Uttarakhand

Srikrishna Paleru

Program Manager- Public Health, Andhra Pradesh

Yash Paul

Project Manager- LAMP, Chhattisgarh

G. Srinivasa Rao

MEL Assistant – Public Health, Andhra Pradesh

Ajay Rajpal

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

Hanumant Rawat

Director-Strategic Partnerships (Western Region)

Vinay Sanam

State Program Manager– Digital Equalizer, Telangana

Bholanath Sangram

Office Assistant

Anupam Sarkar

State Program Manager- Public Health, Jharkhand & Odisha

Subrat Sarkar

Zonal Head - North, Digital Equalizer

Tapas Kumar Satpathy

State Program Manager, LAMP, Gujarat

Ulhas Shah

State Program Manager, Digital Equalizer (Maharashtra)

Seema Vyas

Manager, Strategic Partnerships

Ramesh Savalia

State Program Manager- LAMP, Gujarat

Raj Kamal Sharma

Sr. Program Manager (MANSI)

Shama Shanmugam

Administrative Officer

Shivam Shumsher

Program Officer - Public Health

Arushi Sharma

Manager, Communications

Shanker Dayal Sharma

State Program Manager- Digital Equalizer, Gujarat and Rajasthan

Shilpa Sharma

Human Resource Associate

Rakesh Verma

MIS Officer

Saurabh Chauhan

State Program Manager- Digital Equalizer, Haryana & Punjab

Vinod Xavier

Program Officer, LAMP

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Former Ambassador of India to the United States

Nishith Desai

Founder, Nishith Desai Associates

Shankar Venkateswaran

‎Advisor, Corporate Sustainability & CSR

Manu Anand

Advisor, CEO Coach and Mentor

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