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Board of Governors

Arun Bharat Ram was the former President of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the current President of the CII Education Council. Popularly known as ABR, he is the principal architect of SRF Ltd's growth over the years, and a leader in the plastics industry. He is also a member of the Governing body of SPIC-Macay, The Doon School, Dehradun and Lady Shriram College (LSR). ABR is a member of the CII World Economic Summit - India Advisory Council and has been appointed by the Government to be the Co-Chairman of Indo-German Consultative Group.
Justice R.S. Sodhi enrolled as an Advocate on 27th July 1972 in the High Court of Delhi. He practised in constitutional, civil, criminal, land revenue, and excise matters in the Supreme Court of India for 25 years. In Pubjab, he has served as the Advocate-on-Record and the Additional Advocate General in the Supreme Court of India. In 1999, Justice Sodhi was appointed as the Judge of the Delhi High Court. In his 8 years as the judge, he has handled prominent public cases, while upholding his belief in the Fundamental Rights of every individual.
Kairavi Bharat Ram is a former student of the Shri Ram School where she completed her IB Diploma in 2016. She is the author of childrens book, Ramayan in Rhyme which has been published by Scholastic and has been categorized as a best seller. She is also the co-founder of NGO, She’s Against Rape. The NGO works towards distributing ‘rape whistles’ to all the women of Delhi and one day eradicating rape. She is currently doing a Fashion Media Makeup course in Pearl Academy and is using her learnings to become a makeup blogger. She has a growing follower base and puts up tutorial videos thrice a week.
Kartik Bharat Ram a graduate from Santa Clara University and MBA from Cornell University, New York has assumed various responsibilities across different verticals in SRF ever since he joined the company in 1993. As Deputy Managing Director of SRF Limited since February 2007, he is largely involved in creation and strengthening of TQM as SRF way of management, driving aspirations of the company through value-based leadership and building SRF into a trusted corporate brand - one that is respected for its commitment to deliver sustainable growth through total excellence. As Vice President in SRF, Kartik was instrumental in integrating HR, IT and TQM functions across the organisation.
Lalit Nirula, a St. Stephen's Economic Honours and Cornell University Hotel School graduate, is a second generation member of a family that had been in the Hotel and Restaurant industry for 76 years and successfully brought new non-traditional food products, innovative concepts and modern hospitality work culture to India. The company was considered leaders in their field of family foods and many Indian entrepreneurs have tried to clone the NIRULA's concept all over the country while multi-national companies who first came to India were benchmarked against NIRULA's for their performance.
Dr. Meenakshi Gopinath was the Principal at Lady Shri Ram College from 1988 till 2014, where she worked to mould it as a centre of excellence. Dr.Gopinath is the Founder and Honorary Director of WISCOMP (Women in Security Conflict Management and Peace), an initiative that began in1999 to promote the leadership of South Asian Women in the areas of international politics, peace, security and diplomacy. As a part of her contribution to foster a culture of peace, Dr.Gopinath has written and lectured extensively on issues of Conflict Transformation, Peace Building and Education for Peace in South Asia and in other regions.
Radhika Bharat Ram is the Joint Vice Chairperson of The Shri Ram Schools. Under the aegis of Shri Educare Limited, an education consultancy company, she has been instrumental in setting up The Shri Ram Millennium Schools and The Shri Ram Early Years in NCR and serves as a member of the Management Committee of these schools.

Radhika is a trustee of CAPED – Cancer Awareness, Prevention and Early Detection that has been working in the area of awareness creation for women centric cancers. She also serves as the Hon. General Secretary of Delhi Crafts Council, the Jt. Secretary of The Blind Relief Association and the Chairperson of The Indian Blind Sports Association. She is part of various committees at CII.

Radhika earned a degree in Bachelors of Commerce from Delhi University. Outside of work, she enjoys music, pottery and running. She has participated as a lead singer in a number of fund-raiser musical shows and has completed three half marathons in India. She and her husband live in New Delhi with their two children.
Sushil Ramola is a social entrepreneur, co-founder and currently MD and CEO of B-ABLE (BASIX Academy for Building Lifelong Employability Ltd.), which was set up in 2009 with a mission to provide skills and meaningful livelihood opportunities to 1 million less educated and under-skilled youth in the next decade. It was the first to partner with NSDC and today it has over 70 skill development centres across 18 states of India. He is a former President and CEO of SRF Limited, where he worked for 24 years. He also has experience of engaging with society and is an active member of the board of several well-known NGOs such as Central Himalayan Environment Association (CHEA), LEAD India and Blind Relief Association. Sushil Ramola is a chemical engineer and an IIM Ahmedabad alumnus.
Vasvi Bharat Ram is the Joint Vice Chairperson of the Executive Committee of The Shri Ram School and a member of Shri Educare Limited. Both these entities set up and run quality education institutions both in India and abroad. After completing her education in England, Vasvi returned to India and started her own business in wrought iron furniture. In a short period she grew the business into a successful enterprise. Vasvi has also been the Chairperson of Young FICCI Ladies Organization and is currently on the board of the Young Presidents Organization. She spends her time equally between her academic interests and in bringing up her 2 daughters.

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Meet the Team

Board of Governor and Director
Dr. Y. Suresh Reddy, is an Aspire Fellow, CSR Lead - SRF Ltd. and Head of a Not for Profit Organization namely SRF Foundation (www.srf-foundation.org). He took his Ph. D. in Public Administration from SV University, Tirupati (India) in 1995 and has a vast experience of 23 years by associating with Academic, Government, Not for Profit and Corporate Foundations. He has so far worked for Byrraju Foundation, Hyderabad; Dr. Reddy's Foundation, Hyderabad; CARE India (International NGO), New Delhi and State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT), New Delhi.

Dr. Reddy is a specialist in school education, vocational skills and a very practical CSR leader. He has skills in the entire Project Cycle Management and building institutions. He has also authored couple of books entitled "Co-operatives & Rural Development" and "Child Labor in India" and has many research papers to his credit. His areas of interest include CSR, School Education for deprived, ICT for development, Public Private Community Partnerships for Education, Child Labor, Vocational Skills and Rural Development.

Programme Team

Head - Education Program & Process
A. Rakesh, a graduate from Osmania University; Hyderabad, has 17 years of experience in NGOs sector. For the past eight years, he has been working for SRF Foundation in the Rural Education Transformation projects creating Model Schools and supporting technically to SRF CSR locations. Prior to SRF Foundation he worked for Byrraju Foundation and Dr. Reddy's Foundation in ICT and Non-ICT interventions making difference for urban slums and rural children in the area of pre and primary education.
Program Manager - Education
Shakeb Alam has a post graduate degree in Social Work, from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), with specialization in Human Resource and is also a Gandhi Fellow. With the conclusion of the fellowship, he joined PFEL as a program leader for the district leadership development program, where he worked for 18 months, and conducted state resource group workshops with National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA). At SRF Foundation, he is heading IndiGo School Adoption Project in Gautam Budh Nagar, Indore, Dehradun and Vadodara.
Program Manager - Education
Devanshu Rastogi is a graduate in Masters of Science in Environment and Resource Management with specialization in renewable energy and climate change (environmental studies) from VU University, Amsterdam. He has also done his MBA with specialization in sustainable development from BIMTECH, India and has three years of work experience in social sector handling large scale social development & CSR projects with various Indian and international developmental organizations and MNCs. At SRF Foundation, he is responsible for looking after the Foundation's education programs in Mewat and Bhiwadi.
Program Manager - Science Education Promotion
Mufeed Ahmed has a post graduate degree in Social Work, from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), with specialization in Human Resource. He is also a graduate in Political Science Honors, B.Ed. and a Gandhi Fellow. He joined SRF Foundation in 2014 and since then has been heading Foundation's Science education promotion program in Haryana and Gwalior. His role includes capacity building of District Institution for Education and Training (DIET) faculty members and liaising with government officials at SCERT, SSA and Education Department.
Program Officer - Academic Enrichment Program
Krishan Mohan Tiwary drives Academic Enrichment program in nine locations at SRF Foundation to enhance the learning level outcome in our intervention schools. He is an alumnus of Development communication from AJK MCRC, Jamia Millia Islamia and Gandhi Fellow from Gujarat location. Prior to SRF Krishan was associated with Quest Alliance and Child Fund India where he closely work SSA, district administration on model school transformation in Jharkhand & Bihar.
Academic Coordinator - Science Education Promotion
S. Neelam Sharma, a graduate and post-graduate in Electronics and Communication Engineering (VLSI Design) from Anna University, Coimbatore, provides technical and documentation support for the Teachers Try Science (TTS) and Atal Tinkering Lab (ATL) Program. She is efficient in Hindi and English typing and in MS Office. Before joining SRF Foundation she was working as a Lecturer of Physics in Tamilnadu College of Engineering.
Academic Coordinator
Pragati Goel holds a master's degree in commerce from M.J.P.Rohilkhand University, U.P and MBA in Human Resource from IMT Ghaziabad, U.P and also graduate in Enhancing Early Education program. She joined SRF Foundation in August 2013 as a Academic Resource Person. In the current role she coordinates with the teachers & students in Mewat.
Academic Coordinator
Kusum Rahi, a graduate (B.A.) from Meerut University and added up with professional course on Enhancing Early Education program (3EP). She started her professional career as a Resource Person in SRF foundation in Mewat Rural Education program (MREP) since January' 2014. She is keen to work and learn various aspects of education and social development sector. She loves reading and listening to music.
Data Entry Operator - AEP
Rakesh Kumar, a graduate (B.A.) from Delhi University, provides data entry support mainly for Academic Enrichment Program (AEP) and other programs too. He is efficient in Hindi and English typing and has also done a diploma course of Desktop Publishing (DTP). Rakesh has five years of backend process working experience in various government organizations like NCERT, CBI and ICMR (AIIMS). Before joining SRF Foundation he was a Program Associate with Evolve Brands Pvt. Ltd.
Proof Reader – AEP
Denesh Chandra, a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Hindi from Uttarakhand Open University, provides proof-reading support for Academic Enrichment Program (AEP) in SRF Foundation. He is efficient in Hindi and English typing and has also done B.Ed. from H.N.B. Garhwali University. Apart from that, he has also passed U.T.E.T. in 2015. Denesh has two years of working experience as a data entry operator and a six-month teaching experience in Govt. Inter College Kotdwar.

CSR Champions at SRF Plant Locations

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Enhancing Early Education Program (3EP)

Head - Education Programs (3EP & Shri Sambandh)
Bhagya Lakshmi Balaji, a UGC NET(Education) qualified and a post graduate in Education with specialization in Educational Management, has been with The Shri Ram School since 2010. She was involved in teaching, curriculum development and various school projects. Since 2015, her role in SRF Foundation is to conceptualize and coordinate Enhancing Early Education Program(3EP) and manage Shri Sambandh activities. An alumna of Delhi University, she has a bachelor's degree in Science and Education, is a certified Elementary Teacher and a Computer Programmer.
Senior Programme Associate (3EP)
Joysina Chawla joined SRF Foundation in 2007 as a part of the team to set up the Enhancing Early Education program and develop and design its curriculum. Her expertise lies in the area of Curriculum and Skill development and Classroom Management. She has conducted many Workshops for Teacher capacity building on a variety of Topics for In-service Teachers in various schools in Delhi and the NCR.
Programme Associate - 3EP
Surabhi Setya is a post graduate in Child Development. She has several years of experience working with children in the primary years. She has designed the curriculum and contributed in planning various school projects and was the key facilitator for the Enhancing English language development program (EELDP) which helped trainees to enhance their English expressive skills. She has also designed Child Development curriculum for Teacher Training Programme in the NGO sector.

Field Team

Programme Officer - Mewat
Nisha Juneja looks after the Foundation's efforts in Mewat, as part of the Rural Education Program (REP). She has 10 years of experience in the social development sector, focusing mostly on women empowerment. Prior to SRF Foundation, she was with SpandanaSphoorty Financial Limited, working on microfinance solutions for women. Nisha holds a Masters in Economics from Meerut University, a Masters in Commerce from the University of Rajasthan Jaipur, a BA in Education from M. D. University Rohtak, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Application from K. U. K. University.
Data Entry Operator – AEP
Rahul Maurya provides data entry support and manage data base folder for Academic Enrichment Program (AEP). He is efficient in English and Hindi typing. He is a graduate (B.A.) from Delhi University and has also done a computer diploma course of O-Level. Rahul has one year of working experience as Multi-Tasking Staff (MTS) in Nalanda University’s Delhi Office.
Programme Officer – School Adoption Project, Chengalpattu
J. Dinakaran done his B.Com, Master in Social Work, M. Phil. in Life Skill Education among Adolescents Girls and P.G. Dip. In Counselling from Bishop Heber College Trichirappalli. With more than four years of experience in the social sector, he is now looking after the SRF Foundation Capgemini School Adoption Project in Chengalpattu, Chennai. Before joining the Foundation he was working with the Leaf Society Chennai as a Program Manager of WASH project. Dinakaran has also been a team member of Childline 1098 project.
Programme Officer - Dahej
Rajesh Vasava B.A. in English Literature from St. Xaviers's College Ahmedabad and Master in Social Work from University of Bombay, has 7 years of experience in rural development, health care, and education sector. He has worked in Aga Khan Rural Support Programme India as a Programme Specialist Research and Monitoring in Gujarat and as a CSR coordinator in Deepak Nitrite Limited. Before SRF Foundation he was working with APM Terminals, Gujarat Pipavav Port Limited as Asst. Manager CSR and Port affairs. At SRF Foundation, he will be undertaking CSR activity at SRF Ltd, Dahej-Gujarat.
Programme Officer - School Adoption Project, Bangalore
Pradeep Savanur completed his B.Sc. from Karnataka University, Dharwad and Bachelor of Education from Kuvempu University, Shivamogga. Before joining SRF Foundation he worked with Agastya for 1.5 years as an in-charge of teachers training program and overall development of govt. school students under Young Instructor Leader Program. At SRF Foundation he will look after the SRF Foundation Capgemini School Adoption Project in Bangalore.
Programme Officer - School Adoption Project, Gautam Budh Nagar
Akram Siddiqui has done his M.S.W. from Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANNU), Hyderabad and has a rich four-year experience in the education sector. Before joining SRF Foundation, he was working with Society for All Round Development as an academic support member looking after the overall academic support of the program and operation. At the Foundation, he will be looking after the IndiGo School Adoption Project in Gautam Budh Nagar, Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
Programme Officer - School Adoption Project, Dehradun
Saurabh Shukla B. Ed. and B.Com Degree holder from Dr. R.M.L. Awadh University, Faizabad and a Gandhi Fellow has 5 years of experience in in the development sector. He has worked in Kaivalya Education Foundation (Gujarat) as a Program Leader for Principal Leadership Development Program and in Kaivalya Education Foundation – A Piramal Initiative (Gujarat) as a Program Leader for District Transformation Program. At SRF Foundation, he will be undertaking CSR activity at SRF Ltd. Pant Nagar - Uttarakhand.
Programme Officer - School Adoption Project, Vadodara
Viral Jivrambhai Patel has done his MSW from J.C. Kummarappa Mahavidhayalay, Bhavnagar University and B.A. from Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda with a major in Psychology. Having more than ten years of ground experience of the development sector, Viral’s key competencies are project identification, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Before joining SRF Foundation, he was working with Wagh Bakri Tea Group as an Assistant Manager CSR. At the Foundation, he will be looking after the IndiGo School Adoption Project in Vadodara, Gujarat.
Programme Officer - School Adoption Project, Indore
Prashant Sharma has done his B.Tech in Biotechnology from Madhav Institute of Technology & Science, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh and has done a certificate course on Climate Change, CEE. Before joining SRF Foundation, he was working with Pragya-India as Project Officer looking after the disaster management and risk assessment in different villages in Uttarkashi district. At the Foundation, he will be looking after the IndiGo School Adoption Project in Indore, Madhya Pradesh.
Programme Officer - Digital Based Learning Program
Ashwath B. K. did his masters in Chemistry from Kuvempu University and Bachelor of Education from Mysore University. Before joining SRF Foundation he worked with Agastya International Foundation as a Centre Incharge in Bengaluru urban locations. He also represented Agastya in 103rd Indian Science Congress at Mysore and won 1st prize among the 150 other organizations from all over India. At the Foundation he looks after the implementation of Brillio Digital Based Learning Program in 20 government schools of Bengaluru region.
Vocational Coordinator - Mewat
Kamaleshwer Mishra works closely with theworks closely with the schools in Mewat, as part of the Foundation's Mewat Rural Education Program (MREP). He has 9 years of experience in social development - coordinating projects, conducting research and evaluation, and training officers and community organizers in community development programs. Kamaleshwer holds a Masters in English from Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth and Masters in Sociology from VBS Purvanchal University, as well as a B.Ed. from Maharshi Dayanand University.
Program Officer – Mobile Digital Bus Management
Rishit Yadav has done Post Graduate Program in Development leadership from Indian School of Development Management and Bachelors in Business economics from Delhi University. Prior to SRF Foundation, he was working on his own social start up on women empowerment. He strongly believes in the power of people and has strong faith in humanity, after having witnessed the best of human qualities while working in remote areas, despite various struggles and challenges.

Programme Support Team

Manager – Accounts
Bata Krushna Routray, a Commerce Graduate from Utkal University, Orissa having more than 12 years of rich experience in accounting and project management. He has joined SRF Foundation on 16th April 2012, as an Officer - Accounts. He maintains Foundation's accounting; book keeping, budgeting, auditing, income tax & generating financial reports etc. Before joining SRF Foundation, he has worked for Asian Society for Entrepreneurship Education & Development, New Delhi - a leading NGO. His areas of interest include Accounting, Project Planning & Rural Development.
Officer – Accounts
Probir Mandal is a Graduate in B.Com (P) from Delhi University and is currently pursuing MBA in Finance from IGNOU, New Delhi. He has five years of experience in the Finance sector. Before joining SRF Foundation, Probir was working as an Accounts Officer in KATHA. At SRF Foundation, he assists Manager – Accounts in maintaining Foundation's accounting; book keeping, budgeting, auditing, income tax & generating financial reports. Probir is proficient in Oracle Sap and Tally and loves playing badminton and football.
Manager – Partnership
Gulzar Hussain is a Graduate in Political Science (Honors) and Master of Social Work (MSW) with HRM & Community Work specialization from Aligarh Muslim University. He has also completed course in NGO Management from IGNOU, New Delhi. A Gandhi Fellow, Gulzar was previously a Project Coordinator for ITE (Integrated Technology in Education) project, a Tata Trusts conceptualization with Digital Empowerment Foundation at Assam & Meghalaya. At SRF Foundation he looks after the Partnership Management portfolio.
Officer - Partnership Management
Anisha Shekhar has done her bachelors in Sociology from Delhi University and Masters in Social Work from Amity University. Before making it to SRF Foundation, she was handling CSR projects for various partners at READ India. She has previously interned with a number of NGOs such as CRY, HAQ, Udayam Paryas and Antarchakshu along with the field work affiliations with various CSR agencies. With her driven passion to serve the social domain, she knows that giving back to the society is very important and this is what she wants to build her journey in.
HR Officer
Vikas Mark earned a Master's degree in Social Work, from H.N.B. Garhwal University, with specialization in Sociology. He has more than 3 years of experience in Administration/Operations and HR. Before joining the Foundation, he was working as an Administrative Assistant at Evidence Action, an International NGO based in New Delhi. At SRF Foundation, he is responsible for HR roles/functions.
Admin Officer
Mohd. Uzair Khan has done his PGD in Public Relations from YMCA, New Delhi and having six years of experience in HR & Admin. Before joining the SRF Foundation, he was working as a Junior Officer – HR & Administration at SRF Limited Shared Services Center. At SRF Foundation, he is responsible for Admin roles and functions to streamline admin tasks and achieve the organizational objectives.
Admin Assistant
Narendra Singh has done his Higher Secondary education from UP Board and has two years of experience in the field of Admin work. Before joining the SRF Foundation, he has worked in the Admin Department of InterGlobe Aviation Limited., (IndiGo) India. At SRF Foundation, he is working as Admin Assistant to streamline admin tasks and achieve the organizational objectives.
Officer - Promotion & Communication
Aatera Iman a Post Graduate in Development Communication from AJK-MCRC, Jamia Millia Islamia and an English (Hons.) Graduate from Delhi University. At SRF Foundation, she is responsible for online and offline communication requirements. Aatera has previous interned with many reputed agencies and organizations like National Productivity Council and Bhumi in various communication capacities. She has also assisted Mr. Merajur Rehman Baruah in the production of the documentary, ‘The Deep Rising’ that won various recognitions and awards.
Officer - Promotion & Communication
Gatisheel Dass a Post Graduate in Sociology from Delhi School of Economics, and a Graduate from Sri Venketeswara College, Delhi University. At SRF Foundation, he is responsible for communicating effectively with the target audience, to help disseminate a positive reputation for the organization and its partners. Gatisheel has previously worked in E-learning industry as a digital curriculum developer and trainer with Class teacher Learning Systems. He has worked with various national and international non-governmental organizations like Population Foundation of India, Population council, Cure India, Save the Children India, assisting them in several research and communication projects. He believes in balanced life wellness and strives to work towards a more humane world one day at a time.
Accounts Executive
Umang Mehta has done his B. Com from Delhi University and holds a Diploma in Computer Networking from Department of Electronics and Accreditation of Computer Classes (DOEACC). At SRF Foundation he assists Officer – Accounts in maintaining Foundation's accounting; book keeping, budgeting, auditing, income tax & generating financial reports. Umang is proficient in Oracle Sap and Tally and loves playing badminton and football.
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Our team is supported by interns from universities all over the world. The internship program lasts a minimum of ten weeks during which students engage in projects to organize events, manage social media, write feature stories and photo and video journals, as well as support the rest of the team in the existing programs.