Meet the Team


a Board of Directors
a SRF Foundation Team
a Interns

Board of Directors

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.
   
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.
   
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.
   
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.
   
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.
   
Radhika Bharat Ram is the Joint Vice Chairperson of The Shri Ram Schools and a member of Shri Educare Limited. Both these entities set up and run quality education institutions both in India and abroad. She is also the Joint Treasurer of the Delhi Craft Council and Managing Committee Member of The Blind Relief Association, Delhi. Radhika is also a member of FLO (Ficci Ladies Organization). She is keen in studio pottery as an art form and has presented her works in various exhibitions. She is the mother of 2 children and enjoys spending as much time with them as possible.
   
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.
   

(Board Rotation: Sh. T. N. Ninan and Sh. Pratap Bhanu Mehta have resigned from Board of Governors and membership of the society as per the last board meeting held on 28th September 2016.)

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SRF Foundation Team

Director
Dr. Y. Suresh Reddy took his Ph. D. in Public Administration from SV University, Tirupati (India) in 1995. Having nearly 18 years of programming experience in school education, teaching and research, he has worked for Byrraju Foundation, Hyderabad; Dr. Reddy's Foundation, Hyderabad; CARE India, New Delhi; State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) and District Institute of Education and Training (DIET), New Delhi. His areas of interest include School Education, ICT in Education, Child Labor and Rural Development.
Head – Education Program & Process
A. Rakesh is a graduate from Osmania University; Hyderabad. He has 17 years of experience in NGOs sector. He has 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. He has an exposure to develop TOTs in IBM KidSmart Early Learning Program, TOT for bridge schools, conducted teacher training for government teachers and volunteers, residential and non-residential bridge camps for child labor / out of school children, developed reading and writing skills for primary children. Past 7 years, he has been working for SRF Foundation in the education transformation projects creating Model Schools by heading the 'Mewat Rural Education Program' (MREP) and 'KidSmart Program'. Currently he is working for 'School Adoption Programs' in Chennai (Tamil Nadu), Bangalore (Karnataka), Dahej (Gujarat) and also providing technical support to team of other locations in the area of education.
   
Program Manager - Education
Shakeb Alam has a post graduate degree in Social Work, from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), with specialization in Human Resource. He was a Gandhi Fellow-a two year program- at Kaivalya Education Foundation, which is a part of Piramal Foundation for Education Leadership (PFEL), in Rajasthan. 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 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 Graduate in Political Science Honors and completed Master of Social Work (MSW) from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, B.Ed and Qualified UGC-NET (Dec.2013) and CTET (Feb 2015). He was a Gandhi Fellow-a two year program- at Kaivalya Education Foundation, which is a part of Piramal Foundation for Education Leadership (PFEL), in Rajasthan. With the conclusion of the fellowship, he joined SRF Foundation in June 2014 and working as a Programme Manager -" Science Education in Haryana" with basic objective of capacity Building of District Institution for Education and Training (DIET) faculty members and promotion of science education program in Haryana and Madhya Pradesh through liaison with government officials at SCERT, SSA and Education Department.
   
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.
   
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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 Programme(3EP) and manage Shri Sambandh activities. Her areas of interest are Teacher Education, Curriculum Development and Education Research. An alumna of Delhi University, she has a bachelor’s degree in Science and Education. She is a certified Elementary Teacher and a Computer Programmer.
   
Senior Programme Associate (3EP)
Joysina Chawla has been in the field of Education for several years. After five years of working with a Pre-school, she joined The Shri Ram School Aravali in the year 2002 and worked in the Elementary classroom.
In the year 2007 she joined the SRF Foundation and as part of the Team that set up the Enhancing Early Education programme - a six-month Nursery Teacher Training course. She was part of the core Team developing and designing the curriculum. Her expertise lies in the area of Curriculum and Skill development and Classroom Management. She enjoys facilitating the learning of potential Teachers and finds it extremely rewarding once they get placed in leading schools and carry the vision of the programme further.
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.
She enjoys art and craft activities and believes it is an important medium to build skills in children in the foundation years.
   
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.
She has designed Child Development curriculum for Teacher Training Programme in the NGO sector. She was also the key facilitator for the Enhancing English language development programme (EELDP) which helped trainees to enhance their English expressive skills.
   
Programme Officer - Mewat
Naveen Lather took his MSc in Fashion Technology from Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. He also holds a diploma in Apparel Manufacturing and Technology and is trained in ERP, Product Specialty Making in knits wear and specialized machine training. Prior to joining SRF Foundation, he was associated with Apparel Training & Design Centre (ATDC) as Center In-charge and Asst. Merchandiser in Jak Group. In his current role, he manages the Foundation's programs in Mewat to ensure effectiveness and efficiency in its implementation.
   
Programme Officer - Chengalpattu
J. Dinakaran has done his B.Com, Master in Social Work, M.Phil in Life Skill Education among Adolescents Girls and P.G. Dip. in Councelling from Bishop Heber College Trichirappalli. With more than four years of experience in the social sector, he is now looking after the SRF's education programmes in Chengalpattu, Chennai. Before joining SRF 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 a 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 - 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 CSR activities of the Foundation in Bangalore.
   
Vocational Coordinator
Kamaleshwer Mishra works 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 KashiVidyapeeth and Masters in Sociology from VBS Purvanchal University, as well as a B.Ed from Maharshi Dayanand University.
   
Education Coordinator
Nisha Juneja coordinates the Foundation's efforts in Mewat, as part of the Mewat Rural Education Program (MREP). 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.
   
Secretary and Head of Finance
Vijay Gupta, a Commerce Graduate, having more than 25 years of association with SRF Ltd. joined SRF Foundation with rich financial management experience. As a Secretary and Head of Finance, he manages Foundation's finances and liaison with government.
   
Officer - 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.
   
Partnership Officer
Gulzar Hussain a Graduate in Political Science (Honors) and Master of Social Work (MSW) with HRM & Community Work specialization from Aligarh Muslim University, has special interest on Social Entrepreneurship & act as change leader for empowering sustainable communities. He has also completed course in NGO Management from IGNOU, New Delhi. A Gandhi Fellow with Kavailya Education Foundation & Piramal Foundation for Education Leadership at Rajasthan, 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.
   
HR & Admin 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 would specifically be responsible for HR and Admin roles/functions.
   
Officer - Promotion & Communication
Kriti Tuteja takes care of SRF Foundation's online and offline communication requirements. With a P.G. Diploma in Development Communication from AJK Mass Communication Research Center (AJK-MCRC), JamiaMiliaIslamia and a bachelor's degree in English (Hons.) from Delhi University, Kriti has more than four years of work experience in the development sector. Before joining SRF Foundation, she was a Communications Officer at Programme on Women's Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (PWESCR) an international initiative in the area of gender and economic, social and cultural rights.
   
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Interns


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.