Trustees

Pratham is India’s largest education NGO, seeking to improve the quality of education and learning levels across India. Set up in 1994 in conjunction with UNICEF, Pratham has helped more than 35 million children to date through programmes focussed on improving reading levels, encouraging young women to continue their education and providing vocation skills to young adults.

Pratham UK is Pratham’s fundraising and awareness raising arm in the UK. We support Pratham’s work on the ground through our events, programmes for young professionals and corporate and institutional partnerships. Established in the UK in 2003, we have raised over £5 million, impacting the lives of more than 35 million children.

We invite you to join us in our mission.

PRATHAM INDIA VISIONARIES
Farida Lambay

With 25 years of experience as an education and social activist, Farida Lambay co-founded Pratham in 1995 with Dr. Madhav Chavan. She heads Read More

Rukmini Banerji

Trained as an economist in India, Dr. Rukmini Banerji completed her BA at St. Stephen’s College and attended the Delhi School of Economics. Read More

Madhav Chavan

After obtaining a PhD in chemistry from Ohio State University and serving on the faculty at the University of Houston, Dr. Madhav Chavan Read More

PRATHAM UK BOARD
Roy Martins: Chairman

Roy was the Head of Prime Services Europe at Credit Suisse from 2007 to 2014. Prior to that he was at Morgan Stanley Read More

Ritu Kapoor : Gala Chair

Having spent her formative years in India, Ritu relocated to the UK in 1997. She has held a variety of roles across industries Read More

Deepak Khilnani: Treasurer

CEO of a diversified clean energy group with a key focus on investments in sub-Saharan Africa, Deepak Khilnani has extensive experience in the Read More

Sanjeev Dhuna

Sanjeev Dhuna is a partner in Allen & Overy’s London Banking department. Sanjeev qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in 1997, Read More

Dixit Joshi

Dixit Joshi is Global Head of Prime Finance at Deutsche Bank. Prior to this, from 2011, he was Head of Equities for Asia Read More

Ravi Rajagopal

Mr. Ravi Rajagopal served as Managing Director of DIAGEO India Pvt Ltd. since May 2005. Mr. Rajagopal served as the Global Head of Read More

Alka Deol

A trained fashion designer, Alka spent early part of her career in various roles in the fashion industry. The cause of underprivileged girl Read More

Rajeev Sibal

Dr D Rajeev Sibal is the Global Economist at Och-Ziff, where he has worked since July 2013. Prior to joining the firm, Rajeev Read More

Avinash Vazirani

Avinash Vazirani joined Jupiter in 2007. He manages Indian equities funds (including a fund launched and managed by Avinash since July 1995). Prior Read More

Vinati Sukhdev: Executive Director

Vinati Sukhdev holds a Masters degree from the Delhi School of Economics. She has worked as a journalist with leading newspapers and magazines Read More

PRATHAM EDUCATION FOUNDATION (PEF) INDIA BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Chairman - Ajay G. Piramal, Piramal Group
Arvind Sanger, Geosphere Capital Management
Dinyar (Dinny) Devitre, Banking Industries.
Sanjay Nayar, Kohlberg Kravis and Roberts (KKR)
Vilas Gadkari, Brevan Howard Asset Management LLP
Neerja Birla, Aditya Birla Group Companies
Ramesh Mangaleswaran, McKinsey & Company.
Pramit Jhaveri, Citibank
Vijay Goradia, Vinmar Group of Companies, USA
Vibha Rishi Paul
Dr. Rukmini Banerji
Dr. Madhav Chavan