Members of the Board

Mr. Rakesh Jinsi

Mr. Jinsi is an electrical Engineer, having graduated from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh (Punjab University) in 1977.  Presently runs Khushboo, a day care center for children with severe Mental and Multiple disabilities, serving more than 110 children. He is Chairperson of Railway Children India, a Section 8 company, working with street children. He has over 41 years of work experience in the Automobile, Not for Profit and Education sectors. For over 21 years he has held leadership positions with organisations such as Eicher, Hero Motors, Chase Manhattan, Force Motors, Tatra Trucks, New Holland Fiat Tractors, SOS Children’s Villages and School Of Inspired Leadership. He has been a member of National level bodies such as National Human Rights Commission and Voluntary Action Network of India (VANI), the Apex body of NGO sector.  Currently he is a Management Consultant and also serves as an Independent Director on the Boards of a few large organizations eg. Schaeffler India (A German MNC), Hero Cycles etc.  He is also a member of the Proposal Approval Committee of National Skill Development Corporation, a Public Private partnership venture which funds Skill building and Training organisations. He is also a Coach/Mentor for senior level executives.

Mr. D. Ranganathan
Mr. Ranganathan is a qualified Chartered Accountant with more than 27 years of experience. Currently, he is an independent consultant and advisor for specific assignment of an NGO in Delhi, and runs and manages schools in Northeast India. A member of Finance Committee of Central University of Haryana, Gurgaon and an External Faculty Member of NIILM, Greater Noida. He is also the Honorary Vice Chairman of Association for Cricket for the Blind in India (ACBI).

Mr. Rajeev Kumar Grover

Mr. Rajeev Grover is a Chartered Accountant & Company Secretary with over 30 years of cross-functional leadership experience with particular expertise in Operations, Finance and General Management. Rajeev has worked with world-class organisations like Mercer HR Consulting, Hewitt Associates, GE, American Express and PwC.  He was the Global Head of Operations at Mercer Worldwide in his last role from 2012 to 2015.  He is the co-Founder & Director of ExempServ Professional Services Pvt. Ltd., an organisation that provides value-added financial reporting, Compliance & allied services to the Boards, Trustees & Senior Leadership of Social sector organisations. He is also an advisor to Shikshadaan Foundation (an NGO focused on funding education for the needy) and volunteers his time to teach at The Vidya School, Gurgaon (a school for the less-privileged children).

Mr. Neeraj Manchanda
Mr. Neeraj Manchanda is Managing Partner at NMA, a highly regarded and award-winning architectural design practice based in New Delhi. His work focuses on progressive, sustainable planning and design for education, hospitality, healthcare and residential developments which to date are spread across fourteen Indian states. NMA has worked collaboratively with India’s leading organizations and institutions in innovating to create progressive new environments.  Neeraj is recognized as one of India’s leading Architects, and has lectured and presented at various national and international forums in the US, UK, Canada and Germany. He has taught at the TVB School of Habitat Studies and the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. He has contributed centrally to pioneering social development projects pertaining to health and education in India, and was responsible for creating India’s first office-building built in raw-earth blocks and other sustainable technologies and techniques.  Neeraj’s  and NMA’s work has earned recognition from institutions such as the French Institute of Architects, through awards such as ‘Architectural Practice of the Year Award - Design for Education’ in 2012 and the national award at IIID in 2011, through competition-winning projects and, most importantly, through a positive acceptance of environments created by their users and inhabitants.  Before setting up NMA in 1990, Neeraj was the Lead Architect at the ‘Shelter Group’ of the ‘Society for Development Alternatives’. Neeraj earned his professional degree from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi in 1985.

Mrs. Sudha Shastri
Mrs. Sudha Shastri graduated from IIM Calcutta in 1985. After getting several years of solid HR grounding, from Eicher & Pertech Computers Ltd (PCL), she started an HR consulting firm – Inputs – dedicated to helping clients hire, retain and nurture the best talent in the country.  She is on the board of Directors/Advisors to several social organisations. She is an executive coach and has worked with several CEOs and athletes, including one who has won an Olympic medal.  She is an active member of TiE New Delhi, where she heads a special interest group for sports and fitness entrepreneurs.

Ms. Shubha Murthi
(Deputy COO - SOS Children's Villages International)

Ms. Shubha Murthi is the Deputy Secretary General for Asia of SOS Children's Villages International, the umbrella organization of SOS Children's Villages. A University of Delhi graduate, she is a post graduate in Business Finance and Computer Application. Ms. Shubha Murthi over the years has held and worked in various positions within the organization. For the last 10 years she has been an active member of the group which defines and works on the "Core Policies" of the organization.

Mr. Devinder Rai Puri

Mr. Puri, a retired IPS Officer is the representative of SOS Children's Village Rajasthan. He was Senior Vice President of Jet Air and Chairman of RSRTC during the year 1987-90. He served the Indian Police Service during 1956-87 and retired as DG Rajasthan. Mr Puri completed his graduation in BA (Hons) in 1951 from University of Delhi and completed his M.A L.L.B. from University of Delhi in 1954.

Mr. M.S. Ramachandran

Mr. M.S. Ramachandran holds a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering. He joined Indian Oil Corporation in 1969 and worked in several areas before being appointed as Executive Director, Oil Coordination Committee set up by the Government of India in 1998. He joined the Board of Indian Oil Corporation as Director (Planning & Business Development) in 2000. He was the Chairman of Indian Oil Corporation from 2002 to 2005.
Mr M.S. Ramachandran was conferred with Chemtech-Pharma Bio Hall of Fame Award, 2005 for outstanding contribution to the petroleum and petrochemicals industry.

Mr. Anupam Thareja

Anupam Thareja, Founder & Managing Partner, Phi Capital. He is an investor and serial entrepreneur, is a turnaround expert in the financial and corporate world in more ways than one. He has taken the road less travelled to entrepreneurial success, eschewing the comfort of running a successful family business. Starting from advertising, Anupam went on to do stints as a financial analyst at top global banks; HSBC & Credit Suisse amongst others. From a management trainee to becoming Head of Research and then heading Country Operations in a short span of seven years was his first noteworthy accomplishment as a young leader. He has served on the Boards of many companies in sectors like Engineering, Automobiles, Retail Brands, NBFCs and group companies of Mahindra and TVS. Anupam is also an investor through Phi in several others such as Ayurved company AVP, Pricol, Mahindra First Choice and TVS Credit. 

Mr. Bharat Bhushan Deva

Mr. Deva is an expert in real estate development, cold storage, horticulture and investments. He serves as a Director in Hicks Thermometers and Xenon Infraventures & Financial Services. His family has been at the forefront of social service in Begusarai for the past 90 years. His contributions to the city include schools, orphanages, land for SOS Village Begusarai. He is also the founding member of the Varanasi Eye Bank Society. He has done his Bachelors in Technology (Mechanical Engineering) from IIT and Benaras Hindu University in Varanasi. 

Mr. Sudarshan Suchi
Secretary General

Mr. Sudarshan Suchi has over 30 years of experience in Conceptualising, Scoping and Articulation of development programs; Project Planning and Execution; Public Advocacy; Establishing Partnerships, Collaborations and Coalitions; Efficient resource mobilisation and utilisation; Policy Research; Teaching and Guest Lectures in Premier Management Institutions; Development Communication. In his initial years of career, he has worked with Harrisons Malayala, Society for Promotion of Wastelands Development, National Tree Growers’ Cooperative Federation. He has also worked with National Diary Development Board for over a decade, post which he joined Reliance Foundation and worked with them for a period of 13 years. He has done Philosophy Hons from St. Stephen’s College and Bachelors of Law from Sardar Patel University. He completed his Masters in Participation Power and Social Change from Institute of Development Studies, Sussex University, UK.