Our Trustees

Board Of Trustees

 
Luis Miranda

Luis Miranda, Chairman

Former Chairman, IDFC Private Equity. Luis founded IDFC Private Equity in 2002 and was earlier a senior member of the start-up team at HDFC Bank. He is Senior Advisor, Morgan Stanley Infrastructure and is involved with various non-profits related to human rights, education and health care. Luis got his MBA from Chicago Booth, where he was influenced by Chicago School economists George Stigler, Gary Becker and Gene Fama.
Parth J Shah

Parth J Shah, President

Founder and President of Centre for Civil Society, whose research and advocacy work centres on the themes of economic freedom (law, liberty and livelihood campaign), choice and competition in education (fund students, not schools), property right approach for the environment (terracotta vision of stewardship), and good governance (new public management and the duty to publish). Conceptualised and organised liberal educational programs for the Indian youth including Liberty & Society Seminars, Jeevika Livelihood Documentary Competition, and Researching Reality Internship Program. On tn the editorial board of EducationWorld, Vishleshan, and Khoj, and is informal advisor to many non-profits. Youngest Indian member of the Mont Pelerin Society.
Ashish Dhawan

Ashish Dhawan

Ashish Dhawan is the Founder and CEO of Central Square Foundation (CSF). He worked for twenty years in the investment management business and ran one of India's leading private equity funds, ChrysCapital. In June 2012, he left his full time role at ChrysCapital to start CSF. Ashish is an MBA with distinction from Harvard University and a dual bachelor's (BS/BA) holder with Magna Cum Laude honours from Yale University. He is on the India Advisory Board of Harvard and a member of Yale’s Development Council.

Ashish serves on the board of several non-profits including Akanksha Foundation, 3.2.1 Education Foundation, Teach For India, Centre for Civil Society, Janaagraha and GiveLife. As Founder and CEO,Central Square Foundation, Ashish hopes to bring a fresh impact-based approach to philanthropy in India. He was recently recognized as the NextGen Leader in Philanthropy by Forbes India.

Gurcharan Das

Gurcharan Das

Former CEO of Procter & Gamble India and later Managing Director, Procter & Gamble Worldwide. Author of India Unbound and The Difficulty of Being Good. Columnist for Times of India, Dainik Bhaskar, Eenadu, and other papers and guest writer for Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, and Newsweek.
Iris Madeira

Iris Madeira

Iris is COO, Madhavi Desai Consulting, an education-consulting firm in Mumbai. She is also National Coordinator, India FNST Alumni Network (IFAN) and Member of the core group, Praja Foundation, Mumbai.
Premila Nazareth

Premila Nazareth

Independent governance and research consultant. Worked with the World Bank, the Economist Intelligence Unit in New Delhi and United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in New York. Also spearheaded grassroots education and national transparency initiatives in India, working closely with India’s Right to Information movement
Niranjan Rajadhyaksha

Niranjan Rajadhyaksha

Niranjan Rajadhyaksha is the executive editor of Mint. He writes the award-winning Cafe Economics column. Niranjan studied economics at the Mumbai School of Economics, taught the subject for some time, and then moved into financial journalism. He is also a member of the academic board of the Meghnad Desai Academy of Economics and a trustee of the Takshashila Institution. His book, The Rise of India, was published globally by John Wiley and Sons (Singapore) in 2007.