Board Members

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Dr. K.R. Viswanathan

Dr Viswanathan had earlier worked as Deputy Head (Climate Change and Development) at the Embassy of Switzerland in India. Before that, he had worked as the Senior Adviser of Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Joint / Additional Commissioner at the Ministry of Agriculture Govt of India, and Principal Director of Defence Research and Development Organisation. He is a veterinarian by training with a Masters in Veterinary Sciences and MBA. Dr Viswanathan was awarded the VISHIST SEVA MEDAL by the President of India in 1985 for the service to Defence of the highest order.

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Dr. G C Siluvappan

Dr Siluvappan has over 40 years of experience in development sector.  He has done his PHd in Futurology from Gandhigram Rural Institute.  He's an accomplished development professional   and has  proven track record of leading, managing, and implementing donor-funded development programs. He was working with  CARITAS India and prior to that he was working as Country Director for HEKS for more than 23 years.    He has joined PnP Board  in September 2020. 

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Dr. Nandita Ray

Dr Ray is a qualified Chartered Accountant and member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. A considerable part of her professional association spanning over 35 years has been for the social sector holding very senior-level positions for various organizations as well as an independent consultant. She began her professional career at Hindustan Lever Limited Bombay in the year 1970 and since then she has been holding official positions in social organizations viz., MD – Mahila Super Bazaar- Andhra Pradesh; Director – Outreach, Karnataka, Trustee – Samakhya etc., During the past 35 years she has been engaged as Consultant (Independent and Associate) for various national and international organizations.

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Ms. Neelima Khaitan

Ms. Khetan is the Visiting Fellow, Centre for Social and Economic Progress - Key Note Speaker She holds a Master in Rural Management from IRMA and also served as Director of the Institute. She is currently the Visiting Fellow with Centre for Social and Economic Progress. Ms Khetan has been the Group CSR Head - Vedanta Group for across India and Africa. She also served as Vice President, CSR -Hindustan Zinc, Director, CSR and Sustainability -Coca Cola India and South-West Asia, Country Director - American India Foundation and Chief Executive - Seva Mandir in Udaipur. She served on the Boards of many NGOs, Academic Institutions, Central and State Government Committee.

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Mr. Venkata Rambabu Gurrala

Mr. Venkata Ram Babu Gurrala is a retired officer of Indian Airforce. He has previously worked for several NGOs offering health insurance services to people at the bottom of the pyramid. In 2017, he founded EXCEL Modular Systems LLP, a Hyderabad based company offering a wide range of cost-effective and quality solutions for the Office, Educational Institutional and Industrial applications. Over the last 7 years, the company has grown enormously and today has a number of reference installations in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu to its credit.