Our Governing Council is dedicated to our mission of creating real and lasting change in the lives of disadvantaged children of India.
Deepak Kapoor, Chairperson
Deepak Kapoor (Chairman) is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), Fellow Member of Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) and Member of the Institute of Certified Fraud Examiners, USA. He has worked with PwC for over 38 years. Mr. Kapoor has diverse experience in the fields of accounting, audit, mergers and acquisitions, valuations, negotiations, forensics and other management advisory fields. He has also served as the Chairman of PwC India Foundation which has done major rehabilitation work in Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Chennai and Nepal.
Rajiv Kapur, Treasurer
Mr. Rajiv Kapur has been an international banker for over 20 years with assignments in multi-cultural environments in India, Asia and USA. He is the founder of InvesTech. He has worked as the Managing Director of the Asia Financial Institutions Group at Bank of America. His broad range of experience includes corporate banking, restructuring, mergers and acquisition advisory services, financial advisory assignments, asset securitization, capital markets, working capital funding, syndication and structured debt financing, trade finance, capital markets and credit risk management.
Harpal Singh has a diverse and wide-ranging experience (of over 40 years) in the corporate sector. In the last decade he has substantially engaged with the not for profit sector and holds senior board level positions in National and International organisations.
Starting his career in the Tata Administrative Service he held senior positions with the Tata, Birla and Mahindra group of companies. He was Chairman and MD of Fortis Healthcare Limited and SRL Diagnostics Ltd. He is Director of Impact Projects Private Ltd and was Non Executive Chairman of India’s largest Pharmaceutical Company, Ranbaxy.
He is and has been associated with school education for over 30 years and has served at the Board level with some of India’s most renowned schools which include The Doon School, The Scindia School, The Shriram School, The Yadavindra Public Schools and Salwan Public Schools. He was a member of the National Round Table on School Education, a member of the Executive Committee and of the Governing Council of the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), a member of the Board of the Delhi Red Cross Society, a member of the Board of Governors of NIIT University, a member of the India-UK Round Table and India-US Strategic dialogue. He is a Trustee of Indian National Association for the Club of Rome. He was a Member of the Board of the Wadhwani Initiative for Sustainable Health (WISH).
Harpal Singh is the Founder Chairman of the Nanhi Chhaan Foundation and was a member of the Board of Governors of IIT, Indore. He Was Chairman of Save the Children India and also a Board Member and Vice Chair on the global board of Save The Children International, UK. Through his own NGO, the Nanhi Chhaan Foundation, he focuses efforts on the girl child, on the environment and on inter-faith harmony.
An alumnus of The Doon School and an (Hons.) Graduate in Economics from St. Stephens College, New Delhi. A B.S. in Economics and a Masters' in Public Affairs from the California State University at Hayward (C.S.C.H.), California, U.S.A.
Ms. Mirai Chatterjee is the Director of the Social Security at Self-Employed Women’s Association, (SEWA). She is responsible for SEWA’s Health Care, Child Care and Insurance programmes. She is currently the Chairperson of the National Insurance VimoSEWA Cooperative Ltd and is actively involved with the Lok Swasthya Health Cooperative. Both cooperatives are promoted by SEWA. She joined SEWA in 1984 and was its General Secretary after its Founder, Ela Bhatt. Ms Chatterjee serves on the Boards of several organisations, including the Friends of Women’s World Banking (FWWB), the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and the Health Action Partnership International (HAPI). She was the advisor to the National Commission for Enterprises in the unorganised sector and is in the Advisory Group of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). She was also a Commissioner in the World Health Organization’s Commission on the Social Determinants of Health.
Swaroop Sampat Rawal
Ms. Swaroop Sampat Rawal, a talented actress, a former Miss India and a noted child rights activist, is also the wife of actor and Member of Parliament Paresh Rawal. Swaroop is an educational researcher and trainer and travels across India to conduct workshops for teachers to facilitate understanding in life skills and drama in education. Selected by the former Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi to head an educational programme in the state, she has for the last seven years been training primary school teachers in Gujarat on using drama as a tool to augment life skills. Taking it a step further Swaroop also works with social workers and police personnel in the areas of life skills and child rights in Gujarat and other states. An expert communicator with 20+ years of experience dedicated to community development and advocacy within the field of education, she aims to help children overcome adversity and become resilient.
Dr S.Y. Quraishi
Former Chief Election Commissioner of India, Dr. S.Y. Quraishi has figured in The Indian Express list of the 100 Most Powerful Indians in 2011 and 2012. He has served the Government of India in various capacities. Mr. Quraishi is an active promoter of youth development and founded the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development at Sriperumbudur (TN). He has made significant contributions to policy and programme development in the health, woman and child development sector. He is a recipient of several prestigious awards in recognition of his contribution to civil society and human development issues.
Ms. Reddy is the Vice Chairperson of the Apollo Hospitals Group, Asia’s foremost integrated healthcare provider. She is widely recognised for her contributions in making high quality healthcare accessible to millions across the country and also for her support to various entities and industry bodies, working for the betterment of India. She is the Managing Trustee of the Apollo Hospitals Education Trust: a principal body steering institutions in Nursing, Allied Health Sciences and Management. In addition to her responsibilities at Apollo Hospitals, Ms. Reddy works with industry bodies and the Government of India to advance policy decisions on healthcare. She was a Founding Member of the Quality Council of India and under her guidance, teams from Apollo Hospitals worked with the Government of India in giving shape to the NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers).
Committed to social causes and service, Ms. Reddy provides leadership and direction to several social projects like SACHi (Save a Child's Heart Initiative) which supports diagnostics and treatment of underprivileged children ailing with congenital heart diseases. She has been the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement award for distinguished service in the field of Social Science from the Loyola Forum for Historical Research. She was also awarded the NHRDN ‘People CEO Awards - Women Leadership' by The National HRD Network.
Rashi Dhir is a Senior Partner at DMD Advocates and heads the Firm's Corporate Group. He has close to three decades of experience in corporate, cross-border transactions and international taxation. He advises international and domestic clients, including several Fortune 100, 500 and 1000 companies. He has also advised several not-for-profit organizations, including, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, US-India Business Council (USIBC), US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) and USIN Foundation. Besides being a business lawyer, Mr. Dhir is also an entrepreneur. Along with this he currently serves on the Board of Directors of USIN Foundation and has served as a board member for several prominent corporates in the areas of healthcare, finance, and technology in India and in US. Prior to joining the Firm, he worked for over fifteen years in New York; first as a senior member of the Global Financial Products Group in Clifford Chance and then as Managing Director and General Counsel for leading financial institutions. Mr. Dhir earned his LL.M. from Harvard Law School (Boston), US and his LL.B. from University of Delhi, India.
Stuti Narain Kacker
Stuti Narain Kacker, an Indian Administrative Service officer (1978 U.P. Cadre) is the former Chairperson of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), the apex government body on child rights. She is an M. Phil in Social Sciences and has over 39 years of experience in Public Administration. Ms. Kacker has held important positions such as of District Magistrate of Ghazipur, Divisional Commissioner of Jhansi, Secretary to Government of Uttar Pradesh, Director of Sugar Development Fund, Joint/Addl. Secretary of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Director of Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) among other positions. Besides working extensively in India, she also has rich experience of closely working with international bodies like Voluntary Service Overseas, Sight Savers, International Committee of the Red Cross, World Health Organization, Leprosy Mission India, Handicapped International, UNESCO, ICPE Slovenia, UNICEF, World Food Programme, World Bank, CARE, and NORAD. She is also an author of numerous articles and research papers.
Vasvi Bharat Ram is the Joint Vice Chairperson of The Shri Ram Schools in Delhi NCR. She is a member of the Executive Committee of The Shri Ram Schools, which takes decisions on Policies, Recruitments, Finance and Expansions. She played a pivotal role in setting up The Shri Ram Millennium Schools in the National Capital Region and now serves as a member on the Management Committee of the schools.
Vasvi Bharat Ram is also the immediate past President of FICCI Ladies Organization (FLO), the women’s wing of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). Vasvi is a strong advocate of equal participation of women in economic activities, especially at the grassroot-level. She has been working towards the cause of women empowerment for the past ten years. As a member of FICCI’s Education Committee, she has led a number of initiatives to empower women in the field of education. As the Education Chair, YPO Delhi Chapter, she was the recipient of the award for the Best Education Year, selected amongst all eleven chapters in YPO South Asia, in the year 2013-14.
Vasvi has a degree in Bachelors of Arts from Delhi University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business of Fashion Management from London College of Fashion.