Our Board Members

     

South Asia Advisory Board Members

Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha President​
Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha President​
Prof. Rajiva Wijesinda

Prof. Wijesinha is currently the Chairman of Tertiary Vocational Education Commission of Sri Lanka. A former professor of English, Prof Wijesinha served as the State Minister for Higher Education, Sri Lanka. He also served as the Secretary General of the Peace Secretariat of Sri Lanka and was a member of Parliament in Sri Lanka.

Dr. Rukmini Rao Member

Dr. Rukmini Rao Member

Dr. Rukimini Rao

A noted social and rural development activist, Dr Rukmini Rao is working with women at many levels of Indian society but particularly with the poor, underpriviledged and vulnerable. She was conferred with “WOMAN OF THE YEAR – 2014” award by “THE WEEK”.

Dr. Kedar B. Mathema Member

Dr. Kedar B. Mathema Member

Dr. Kedar B

A leading thinker of Nepal, Dr Manthema is the former ambassador of Nepal to Japan, South Korea, New Zealand and Australia. He also served as the vice chancellor of Tribhuvan University. Dr Manthema is a respected critic of various development and democracy efforts in the country.

Mr. Sharad Chandra Behar Member
Mr. Sharad Chandra Behar Member
Mr. Sharad Chandra Behar Member

Mr. Sharad Chandra BEHAR joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1961. As an IAS Officer, he held a number of important positions in the Government of Madhya Pradesh and Government of India where a major part of his career was devoted in the area of education. After retiring from service in 1997 as Chief Secretary to the Government of Madhya Pradesh, he worked as Vice Chancellor of Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism.

Ms. Vibha Puri Das Member

Ms. Vibha Puri Das Member

Ms. Vibha Puri Das Member

Ms Vibha Puri Das (IAS) was the Former Secretary in the Department of Higher Education under the Ministry of Human Resource Development. Prior to this posting, she was Additional Secretary in the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) and Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Food Processing Industries and Executive Director, Central Social Welfare Board.

Mr. Sanjeev Kotnala Member

Mr. Sanjeev Kotnala Member

Mr. Sanjeev Kotnala Member

A leading Brand and Marketing expert and a Certified Life Coach specializing in Life & Mid-life-transition coaching, Mr Sanjeev Kotnala has a rich and varied experience of working with some of the biggest names in the media and advertising industry. In his career spanning 30 years, Mr Kotnala has been associated with Dainik Bhaskar Group, Citibank, Motorola, ITC Welcome group, Hero Honda, Yamaha, MTNL, Maruti, and Oriental Insurance.

India Board Members

Mr. Sharad Chandra Behar Member
Mr. Sharad Chandra Behar Member
Mr. Sharad Chandra Behar Member

Mr. Sharad Chandra BEHAR joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1961. As an IAS Officer, he held a number of important positions in the Government of Madhya Pradesh and Government of India where a major part of his career was devoted in the area of education. After retiring from service in 1997 as Chief Secretary to the Government of Madhya Pradesh, he worked as Vice Chancellor of Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism.

Ms. Claire Calosci Secretary

Ms. Claire Calosci Secretary

Ms. Claire Calosci Secretary

Ms Claire holds degrees in education science, psycho-pedagogy and socio-ethnology from the University of Paris. She has around 38 years of experience related to sustainable development and has worked in Mali, Congo, India and Vietnam. From 1993 to 1996, she created and directed Aide et Action in Benin.

Mr. Sanjeev Kotnala Member

Mr. Sanjeev Kotnala Member

Mr. Sanjeev Kotnala Member

A leading Brand and Marketing expert and a Certified Life Coach specializing in Life & Mid-life-transition coaching, Mr Sanjeev Kotnala has a rich and varied experience of working with some of the biggest names in the media and advertising industry. In his career spanning 30 years, Mr Kotnala has been associated with Dainik Bhaskar Group, Citibank, Motorola, ITC Welcome group, Hero Honda, Yamaha, MTNL, Maruti, and Oriental Insurance.