Individuals from diverse fields form our Board of Trustees and Advisory Board, committing themselves to look after different facets of the organization. Bringing their expertise to the table, they formulate policies and plans for the Trust, oversee budgets, finance and human resource development. While some of them also help in developing strategies for communication and resource mobilization, many of them are actively involved as Mentor Parents and USF members.
Our Board of Trustees
Dr. Kiran Modi, our Managing Trustee, started Udayan Care and the first Udayan Ghar(Home) for orphaned and abandoned children, in Delhi, with a strong belief that every individual is a catalyst of change. A doctorate from IIT, Delhi, Dr. Modi is a person of varied experience in several fields, including the media and has also been a founding member of several other trusts working for the disadvantaged.
Dr. S. K. Sarin, Founder Trustee of Udayan Care, is one of the worlds leading liver specialists and winner of the prestigious Padma Bhushan. Presently Director of the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, Delhi, Dr. Sarin was also professor and former Head of Department of Gastroenterology, GB Pant Hospital. His medical expertise and zeal to add value to the lives of those who need it most, has been indispensible for our children.
Mr. G P Todi, also our Founder Trustee, is the Chief Managing Director of Ajanta Offset and Packaging Ltd., one of the country's largest printing and packaging houses and recipient of a host of awards. Mr. Todi has brought on board his expertise and willingly extends all the support to the organization in the field of printing and publishing.
Ms. Meera Sawhny, a marketing and advertising professional, has contributed immensely to various aspects of Udayan Care- like finance and HR. In addition, she has been a Mentor Mother to young boys at Udayan Ghar, Mayur Vihar. Presently Ms. Sawhny is the Joint President, Monarch International Travel Services.
Ms. Aneesha Wadhwa, a marketing professional, has vast experience with renowned media houses. She began as a volunteer with Udayan Care in 2003 and is now a Mentor Mother to young girls at Udayan Ghar, Mehrauli. Ms. Wadhwa also contributed her professional expertise towords communication as well as forging long term partnerships for the organization.
Ms. Rukmani Haldea, IAS (Retd.), started her career as a Sub Divisional Officer in Rajasthan, retiring as Additional Chief Secretary. Hearing her calling after being the Chief Guest at Udayan Care's induction ceremony for young girls, Ms. Haldea pledged her services to Udayan Care, on retirement. True to her word, she established Udayan Ghar, Jaipur in 2009 with a committee of very enterprising and dedicated volunteer and is also a Mentor Mother to the young girls there. Soon after she started Udayan Shalini Fellowship Programme in the year 2013.
Our Advisory Board
Mr. Sanjay Gupta, former Senior Vice President, American Express (Global Operations), is deeply committed to the issues of India's less privileged. This concern motivated Mr. Gupta to take on the role of CEO of English Helper, a firm which uses innovative technology for enabling teaching and learning of English to all sections of society. A business leader with over 30 years of experience, Mr. Gupta is also on the Board of CAF and other NGOs.
Mr. Sanjeev Gupta, an entrepreneur, works with a number of Non-profits. His innovative ideas and professional experience of 25 years in various sectors-Industry, Trade, Agriculture, Training and the Social Sector gives a holistic dimension to projects. Mr. Gupta has contributed extensively towards fundraising, volunteering programme and Management &Training at Udayan Care, besides being on the Board of other organizations.
Ms. Madhu Gupta, ran her footwear business for over a decade. Fulfilling a lifelong dream, she began Udayan Ghar, Mayur Vihar in 1999, Udayan Care's first home for boys. Today, she has over 30 boys under her care being a Mentor Mother to boys at two Udayan Ghars, Mayur Vihar and also managing the young boys finding their place in the world, at our After Care Programme.
Ms. Kusum Bhandari, an educationist, was instrumental in starting Udayan Shalini Fellowships in West Bengal. Directing her own Montessori school for many years, Ms. Bhandari has extensive experience in working with children's education. She has effectively grown USF in West Bengal, forging many new partnerships for Udayan Care.
Ms. Pooja Mehra, having over 12 years of experience in HR consulting Pooja Mehra has now joined hands with Udayan Care to help strengthen our Human Resource. During her experience in internal HR, she has worked across India & APAC region, providing strategic people solutions to the leadership team, participating in key organizational decisions to support the productivity and growth of the region and setting up processes in the region.
Mr. Sameer Mehta, a marketing professional for over 17 years, has specialized knowledge and experience in all the core areas of Below the Line such as experiential marketing ,Trade Marketing, Brand & Product Promotions, Retail Merchandising, Event Management, Corporate Seminar, Response Management and Database Management. Sameer is the founder member of the Trade Marketing Unit at DDBMudra Group and has been instrumental in setting up the Multiplier, and now heads Tracylocke India, A DDBMudra Group venture specializing in Shopper Marketing. In his spare time, Sameer enjoys traveling, biking, shooting, reading, and above all provide all support to Udayan Care in database development, management and fund raising.
Mr. Rohit Rajput is an executive coach and has a background as an entrepreneur and a banker. His areas of expertise include board governance, leadership development and behavioral finance. He has worked with clients in multiple industry sectors including non profit, engineering, consumer goods, aviation & pharma. He is a mechanical engineer and holds an MBA in Finance from MDI Gurgaon.
Mr. Aayush Jain is an experienced corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, and corporate strategy professional with expertise in the media broadcasting, new media and technology domains. Aayush is Head of Corporate Strategy and M&A at Essel Shyam (a leading provider of comprehensive media content management and distribution services in South and Southeast Asia), where he focuses on investments, acquisitions,overseas expansion and growth strategy. Prior to this, Aayush was into investment banking, where he worked extensively on M&A and capital-raising transactions and IPOs. Aayush earned his B.Tech and M.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology Madras. He is actively involved with Udayan Care in its advocacy efforts and in building corporate partnerships. Aayush also serves as the Joint Secretary of the Delhi Chapter of IIT Madras Alumni Association. Aayush loves to play golf, capture landscape photographs, go trekking in the Himalayas or socialise.
Mr. Amit Khanna Chartered Accountant, Post Graduate Programme in Management (Indian School of Business – ISB, Hyderabad, Co2004), Harvard Business School – OPM candidate 2017.Amit is the CIO of The Phoenix Fund where he has invested across asset classes over the last 2 decades. Investments have been made in Angel Capital, Venture Capital, PE, PIPES, Art, Real Estate to list a few. An entrepreneur himself, Amit carries the required empathy to understand both sides of the table, as a promoter and as an investor. Amit is also a keen collector of Indian Modern Art.At ISB, Amit serves on the advisory council of the Endowment Fund and as a member of the Admissions Committee. He was also instrumental in conceptualising and seeding the endowment for the school and is also one of the co-founders of ISB’s Family Business Network.
Mr. Deepak Sharma: He has been associated with Udayan Care as a full-time volunteer since August 2013 as the Honorary Director of 'Jagshanti Udayan Ghar' in Greater Noida, as also Udayan Care's IT training Programmes. By qualification an Electrical Engineer, he has served different corporate and PSUs for 31 years. He voluntarily quit his job with the Tata Teleservices Ltd, a telecom company, in Aug 2013 to fulfil his long cherished dream and desire to give back to society by getting associated with an NGO working for upliftment and education of girl child. He found Udayan Care the right platform to accomplish his dream, after being a part-time volunteer, initially for a couple of years with Udayan Care Noida Homes, even before 2013.
He is also associated in an Honorary role with another NGO ROSES (Road Safety and Emergency Services) working primarily with school children and youth spreading awareness and creating a culture of how to be safe on roads.