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 training is a distinguished automobile industry professional with over 4 decades of experience and holding leadership position early in career. He has served as Independent Director of various Boards, such as Eicher, Hero Motors, New Holland Fiat Tractors, School Of Inspired Leadership, Schaeffler India (German MNC), Hero Cycles and SOS Children's Villages of India. He serves as the Chairperson of Railway Children India; and Khushboo, a day care center for children with severe mental and multiple disabilities.

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. Bharat Bhushan Deva

Member

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Mr. Bharat Bhushan Deva

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Mr. Deva a Mechanical Engineer from IIT BHU is also 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.

Mr. M. S. Ramachandran

Member

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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.

Ms. Shubha Murthi

Member

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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.

Mr. Ashis Kumar Ray

Member

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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. Seema Anand Chopra

Member

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Mrs. Seema Anand Chopra

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Mrs. Chopra is a freelance journalist and also participates in family business: Punjab Kesari Group. She is a member of the Indian Society of Authors, a Trustee and a member of the advisory board of Mata Pushpa Gujral Nari Niketan and A. N. Gujral School run by the former Prime Minister of India, Shri I.K.Gujral. Mrs. Chopra is a prolific writer on Heritage having published various articles in prominent journals. She is the Chairperson of the American Smith Institute for special needs children and also the Vice President of the Udaan Educational Society for special children in Jalandhar.

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.

Mrs. Nandini Atal

Member

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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

Member

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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

Member

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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.

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.”