Members of the Board

Mr. Rakesh Jinsi

President

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Mr. Rakesh Jinsi

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Mr. Jinsi, an Electrical Engineer by education, is a distinguished professional with a very diverse and extensive work experience in the Automobile, Not for Profit and Education sectors.

He has held leadership positions with organisations such as Eicher, Hero Motors, Force Motors, Tatra Trucks, New Holland Fiat Tractors, SOS Children's Villages and School Of Inspired Leadership.

In the past, he has served as an Independent Director on the boards of many large organisations like Schaeffler India Ltd., Minda Automotive Solutions, Hero Cycles et cetera.

He currently serves as an Independent Director on the board of Fairfield Asia, a part of the Dana group and as Chairperson of Khushboo Welfare Society. Mr. Jinsi is also an empaneled Coach/Mentor for senior level executives and also works with small and medium size organisations, helping them scale up their business.

Mrs. Sudha Shastri

Vice President

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Mrs. Sudha Shastri

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Mrs. Shastri, an eminent HR Professional of more than 3 decades of formidable accomplishments is a 1985 graduate from IIM Kolkata. She has founded her own HR consulting firm: Inputs. She is an executive coach and has worked with several CEOs and athletes, including one who has won an Olympic medal. An active member of TiE (The IndUS Entrepreneurs) New Delhi, where she heads a special interest group for sports and fitness entrepreneurs. She has also served in Human Resource with Eicher and Pertech Computers Ltd (PCL). Sudha is also on Boards of several civil society organizations such as Aarohi, in Uttarakhand.

Mr. Rajeev Kumar Grover

Treasurer

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Mr. Rajeev Kumar Grover

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Mr. Grover is a Chartered Accountant & Company Secretary with over 3 Decades of cross-functional leadership experience, particularly in Operations, Finance and General Management. Rajeev has worked with world-class organizations including Hewitt Associates, GE, American Express and PwC. He was the Global Head of Operations at Mercer Worldwide, after which he co-founded the ExempServ Professional Services Pvt. Ltd., an organization that provides value-added financial reporting, compliance & allied services to Civil Society Organisations.

Mr. M. S. Ramachandran

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Mr. M. S. Ramachandran

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Mr. Ramachandran is a Mechanical Engineering who served more than 3 decades at the Indian Oil Corporation as the Executive Director, Oil Coordination Committee set up by the Government of India in 1998. He then went on to serve the Indian Oil Corporation as its Board Member before he became its Chairman from 2002 to 2005. He has been conferred with many awards, prominent among them being the Chemtech-Pharma Bio Hall of Fame Award, 2005 for outstanding contribution to the petroleum and petrochemicals industry.

Mr. Sumanta Kar

Secretary General

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Mr. Sumanta Kar

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Mr. Sumanta Kar, the Secretary General of SOS Children’s Villages of India has over 30 years of experience in the field of alternative care. He has conceptualised and implemented several development projects at SOSCVI. He led SOSCVI’s tsunami operation in the southern states of India between 2004-2007 - it was the largest ever emergency programme undertaken by the NGO so far. Mr. Kar was also part of SOS International working Group in Alternative Care. He supported couple of member associations in Asia in shaping their emergency programmes. Born and brought up in Rourkela, Mr. Sumanta Kar belongs to the state of Odisha. He holds a post graduate diploma from Xavier Institute and an Executive MBA from Utkal University. His motivation comes from “Working with children and SOS-mothers and caregivers in different provinces and learning new customs and cultures.”

Mr. Ashis Kumar Ray

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Mr. Ashis Kumar Ray

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Mr. Ray has a 4 decade long association with the SOS movement. Starting as a Treasurer, he is now President for the last 12 years of the local Board. He has held various important positions within SOS Children’s Villages, including that of Vice President for a span from 2008; Past President of the ‘Association of Corporate Advisors’ a Prestigious Professional Organisation in Kolkata. In his long association with the Khelaghar a registered NGO (Trust) founded on the ideals of Rabindra Nath Tagore, he has served as the Board of Trustees for about 40 years and have been assigned the responsibility of their Secretary and Treasurer for a number of years; Vice President of another registered NGO – Calcutta Ekatma.

Mrs. Nandini Atal

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Mrs. Nandini Atal

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Mrs. Nandini Atal has a significant history of working in the social development sector. She has worked with Mother Theresa during the time period of 1971-87, Shishu Sarothi (Spastic Society, Guwahati Assam), another spastic society in Cochin (Kerala), Women’s Friendly Society (Home for destitute women) and Atma Nirbhar Ek Challenge (Organisation helping handicapped). She has also been involved with SOS Children’s Village Jaipur since its inception and has sponsored 3 children from SOS Children’s Village Guwahati. Mrs. Atal has completed her MA from St. Johns College, Agra University. Being involved in a lot of extracurricular activities, she has interest in Indian Classical Music, Gardening and Reading.

Mr. Raghu Kailas

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Mr. Raghu Kailas

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Mr. Kailas is a 4th generation entreuprenuer, belonging to a business family with a legacy of nearly 100 years in the Automobile space. He is involved in businesses in Automobile Components and in Rare and Fine Spirits. He is an Industrial Engineer from Purdue University, USA. Raghu is the Past President of the India-ASEAN Sri Lanka Chamber of Commerce & Industry and was one of the Indian Representatives on the ASEAN-India Business Council. He is actively involved and is a past National Chairman of CII’s Young Indians. He was also the Chairman of Round Table 94 and served on the National Board of Round Table India. He is involved in the SOS Children’s Village started by his family and is a part of the Rotary movement.

Mr. Atindra Nath Battacharya

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Mr. Atindra Nath Battacharya

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Mr. Atindra Nath Bhattacharya has done his Master of Management Studies from Banaras Hindu University. He has 32+ years’ of experience out of which 18 years were in the corporate and 14 years in academia. Presently he is working as a Professor and Chair of Marketing at the School of Inspired Leadership (SOIL), Gurugram. Earlier he has been instrumental in designing and implementing the Social Innovation Program at SOIL wherein the students work one day a week with NGOs. SOIL has a consortium of over 32 NGOs in and around Gurgaon supporting them in this initiative. The brands with which Mr. Bhattacharya has worked are AMUL, DHARA, Vadilal, IILM etc. In addition he has also been actively helping corporate capability development programs, especially in the field of marketing and leadership development. His over three decades of experience can be of help to SOS Children’s Villages of India in improving its operations. He has been a life member of SOS India since 2018.

Mrs. Seema Anand Chopra

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Mrs. Seema Anand Chopra

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I, Seema Anand Chopra, was born and brought up in Delhi, studied Journalism – my passion, at Delhi University. I started my career as a freelance Journalist in the summer of 1987 for various leading national newspapers and magazines and am a regular contributor to them. Needless to say, my career is a fine balance between literary and social work.

While researching the various forms of Ram-Kathas in India, I came across Rare-books at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts- IGNCA, New Delhi during the research and took up reviewing some of them. I got quite involved with this research work that I ended up presenting well attended Talks with Power Point Presentations based on the collection of – The Complete Works of Sir William Jones at the prestigious Habitat Centre and IGNCA auditorium.

Besides writing columns on travel, Indian art and handicrafts, I have contributed papers to an International publication on Fire-walking and to the ninth book in the set of Eleven Reference Books on Indian Paintings and Folk Art- state wise; in Delhi University.

All my work is based on my personal visits, experience and thorough research. My effort always remains to encourage and guide young people who wish to take up writing and research.

I came up with a Coffee Table Book – Timeless Trails in the year 2012; based upon researched unique travel destinations articles, published in national newspapers and magazines, and its second part is out now and has received rave reviews from leading newspapers of the country. Timeless Trails has found place in the best Libraries of Delhi- Habitat Centre Library, NMML-Nehru Memorial Museum Library – Teen Murti Bhavan and IGNCA-Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts Kalanidhi

Additionally, I keep myself occupied with community activities; as I work as a Trustee of the Mata Pushpa Gujral Nari Niketan – a Home for children and A.N. Gujral School, Jalandhar. It was established by the parents of the former Prime Minister – late Shree I K Gujral, today headed by his son member parliament Shree Naresh Gujral.

Being the Director on the National board of SOS Children Villages of India – Homes for children with 32 centres in India, spread in 135 countries, our endeavour is ‘A loving home for every child’. Also, I am a member of the NGO – Goonj and Secretary to Udaan Educational Society, Jalandhar which caters to Children with Special Needs and an active participating Executive – member of the Saksham Society for the Visually Impaired.

Personal Bio

My family runs the Hind Samachar group of newspapers – Punjab Kesri, Jag Bani and Hind Samachar. Arvind Chopra – my husband, is the Director of Punjab Kesri group, his father Shree Romesh Chanderji and his grandfather Shree Jagat Narain ji were renowned politicians, writers and founders of the Punjab Kesri group of newspapers. His uncle Padamshree Shree Vijay Chopraji heads the publications presently; a family of true Gandhians and freedom-fighters.

Mr. Rajinder Sharma

Member

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Mr. Rajinder Sharma

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Mr. Sharma is a Lawyer by Profession who also holds qualifications in ADR, Tax, M&A, and Corporate Affairs. He is listed in 100 Legal Luminaries of India in book published in 2017 by Lexis Nexis, a Publication house from UK. His more than 3 decades of professional life has seen him as a veteran in Corporate Sector, having worked with companies such as Tata Steel, IBM, Reliance Industries, Coca-Cola, DuPont, Samsung. He has been the National Executive Board Member of AMCHAM, CII, FICCI and PHD Chambers. He is actively involved with Red Cross and Rotary Club.

Lt Col Atul Bakshi (Retd)

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Lt Col Atul Bakshi (Retd)

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Lt Col Atul Bakshi (Retd) is a veteran Civil Engineer with specialization in Environmental Engineering from IIT, Kanpur and in Management from IIM, Lucknow. He has over three decades of cross-functional leadership experience, with particular expertise in Construction, Procurement and Program Implementation - specialising in - large scale operations & projects, spread across vast geographic areas, as well as in - providing strategic and operational leadership in conceptualizing and implementing programs - specially in education and sanitation domains.

Proven effective leader and mentor; creative problem solver, capable of out of the box thinking. He has worked in a variety of challenging leadership roles in operational units, development sector programs, construction agencies, infrastructure/ estate/ townships management agencies as well as agencies in crisis management. He has an impressive track record of consistently delivering in time on cost, quality and people metrics.

Atul has worked with world class organisations like The Indian Army, Military Engineering Services (MES), Army Welfare Housing Organisation, Educomp, Ramky Enviro Engineers Ltd. He was the Head of Construction, Procurement and Sanitation programs at Bharti Foundation in his last role from 2009 to 2021. Since then he has been on a sabbatical and is focusing on giving back to the Society.

Ms. Shubha Murthi

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Ms. Murthi is the Deputy Secretary General for Asia of SOS Children's Villages International, the umbrella organization of SOS Children's Villages. She is a post graduate in Business Finance and Computer Application. Shubha has held various positions within the organization over the 3 decades of association and in the last decade she has been an active member of the group which defines and works on the “Core Policies” of the organization.