Ajay G. Piramal
Board of Directors

Mr. Piramal is the chairman of Piramal Healthcare, a leading pharmaceutical company, and Kaivalya Education Foundation. Mr. Piramal holds a number of prominent positions in industry, including being a Member of the Prime Minister's Council for Trade and Industry. He also has a keen interest in the social sector and is Chairman of both Pratham India Education Initiative and the Piramal Foundation. Mr. Piramal has a Masters in Management Studies from Bombay University and has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Madhav Chavan
CEO, Pratham

Madhav Chavan is a social activist and entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and CEO of the educational non-profit, Pratham. He also started the Read India campaign, which aims to teach basic reading, writing and arithmetic to underprivileged children across India. Pratham has been recognized by the Kravis Prize and the Skoll Award for its innovativeness and leadership as a social entrepreneurial organization in the area of education. Chavan was the 2012 recipient of the WISE Prize for Education, which is widely considered the equivalent of the Nobel Prize in the field of education and recipient of Leading-Social-Contributor-Award which is the highest degree award in India for exemplary work in the area of operation. He was also the 2011 recipient of the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship.

Aditya Natraj

Aditya qualified as a Chartered Accountant, worked as a corporate finance consultant for KPMG before working in senior management and business development in Europe. On returning to India, he took over and grew Pratham Gujarat into the state's largest educational not-for-profit organisation and subsequently, launched the Gandhi Fellowship Program in 2008. Aditya is an Education Expert for Monitor Consulting and an Advisory Board Member for Nirmala Niketan College of Social Work in Mumbai. He has an MBA from INSEAD, France.

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