Nitin Sacheti, Maneesh Goyal Join AIF Advisory Council

India West – September 10, 2012

Nitin Sacheti and Maneesh K. Goyal have been added to the advisory council of the American India Foundation, a national organization focused on bringing about social and economic change in India.

A resident of Manhattan, Sacheti is a senior analyst at Cobalt Capital Management, where he leads the firm’s investments in technology, media and telecom.

Sacheti has a B.A. in economics from the University of Chicago and was a visiting undergraduate student at Harvard University.

Involved with AIF’s young professionals group since 2006 when the New York YP chapter was founded, he assists AIF’s outreach on college campuses.

Goyal is founder and president of MKG, a marketing agency. He created MKGives, a program where the agency and its employees are required to provide financial and volunteer support to nonprofits of their choosing.

A board member for over five years on the Empire State Pride Agenda, the state of New York’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender organization, Goyal was recently named one of the top five finalists for the “Entrepreneur of the Year 2011” award by Entrepreneur Magazine.

The Indian American has a bachelor’s degree from Duke University and a master’s degree in public health from Yale University. Goyal splits his time between New York City and Los Angeles.

Dr. Sanjay Sinho, chief executive officer of AIF, said in a statement that the organization has “deep appreciation for the support and commitment (Sacheti and Goyal) have displayed for AIF’s mission of accelerating social and economic change in India.”

“They have been tireless allies and demonstrated admirable passion for improving the lives of India’s most marginalized communities.”

Sacheti will focus on AIF’s young professional chapters and work on expanding the group’s college outreach efforts nationally.

Goyal will assist with marketing and public relations and use his networks to enhance AIF’s reach in New York and Los Angeles, AIF said.


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