Our Board of Directors consists of a unique amalgamation of Academia and Social Sector expertise.
Dr. Samir N. Chaudhuri
Dr. Samir N. Chaudhuri is an Indian pediatrician and humanitarian. He is the founder (1974) and director of the Child In Need Institute (CINI), also known as Child In Need India, an organization that works to facilitate sustainable development in health, nutrition, education and protection of children, adolescents and women in need. CINCOMM (2010) is his brainchild to support and complement CINI. He has served as a consultant to international and UN agencies, advising on emergency relief, health and nutrition programs for women and children in many countries of Africa and Asia and has been President of the Voluntary Health Association of India. He received the Italian Parliament’s Commission for Infants Award (2005), World of Children Health Award (2007) and Ellis Island Medal of Honor Global Humanitarian Award (2008).
Prof. Kalyan Shankar Mandal
Prof. Kalyan Shankar Mandal is a professor in Public policy area in IIM Calcutta. He has a PhD. in Sociology from IIT Bombay. In a career spanning over 25 years he has taught at various institutions including IIM Calcutta and TISS Mumbai. His area of expertise is in Sociology of Development; Rural Sociology; Sociology of Agriculture and Food; Sociology of Education; Sociology of Poverty, Social Welfare and Social Policy. His current works are focused on business solutions for poverty.
Mr. Joy Kar
Mr. Kar has 25 years of experience with various MNC and public sector banks. He has worked in the capacity of wealth management advisor and consultant in the areas of retail sector. His work also involves substantial amount of exposure to the non-profit sector, both in a philanthropic capacity and as a financial manager. He is the founder and head of Blu Sky Management Consultants Private Ltd.
Prof. Sougata Ray
Sougata blends two and half decades of experiences in diverse roles – a frontline executive in Maharatna CPSE, a strategic role in Indian MNC at senior level, researcher, educator and institution builder in some of the finest institutions, director in corporate and NGO boards and the chairman of audit committees thereof, President and Chairman of the governing board of Parivaar Education Society and Consultant to Corporates and International Development Agencies.
Sougata specializes in strategy, internationalization, entrepreneurship and innovations of emerging economy firms and researched extensively on how policy induced changes in institutional environment influence their strategic behavior, performance and sustainability of firms and business groups. He is currently focusing on corporate sustainability, BoP initiatives, corporate role in inclusive development and social entrepreneurship towards setting up a Centre and Laboratory for Sustainability Initiatives at IIMC. He authored many research papers, monographs, book chapters, case studies, conference presentations, patents and published in leading international journals.