Mrs. Sangita Jindal is the driving force behind the JSW Foundation. Under her visionary leadership, the Foundation has embarked on the mission of improving the quality of life of the underprivileged. With her passion towards art, Mrs. Jindal provides impetus to Jindal Arts Centre which strives to promote interdisciplinary arts activity in India. She also engages in philanthropic work, including vocational training, partnerships, and alliances with institutions, holistic development for the mentally challenged, and the empowerment of women through a rural BPO.
As a token of recognition of her unique approach and inspiring initiatives, Mrs. Jindal has been awarded the Women Philanthropist Award by FICCI.
Mr. Biswadip Gupta, Chief Executive Officer & Trustee at JSW Foundation, is a B.E. (Metallurgy) and MBA and has about 43 years' experience in the steel and refractory industry. He is Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Vesuvius India Ltd. and CEO, Joint Managing Director & Director at JSW Bengal Steel Ltd. Mr. Gupta is also on the board of 10 other companies. He was formerly the President of Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Deputy Chairman of the Indian Refractory Makers Association and Chairman of CII (Eastern Region).
Mr. Ashwini Saxena, Chief Operations Officer at JSW Foundation, comes with more than 30 years’ experience across India and Africa with reputed development organisations such as UNIDO, IFC (World Bank) and corporates. He holds Masters degrees in Geology, Business Management and CSR Leadership from University of Geneva. He has led MSME development/CSR/Sustainability programs and championed IFC’s Sustainability Tools in South Asia. He has more than 25 publications to his credit.
We always stay committed to driving a positive change, and I am confident that the future is only brighter from here on!
Preeti is an architect with experience in design, journalism, teaching, research, development and heritage. She has a Bachelor of Architecture from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi and a Master’s in Sustainable Development from Staffordshire University, UK, and she has worked with, local urban authorities and non governmental organizations, established and the young professionals, the academia and the grassroot workers, the public and the private sector.
Rupa is a Masters in Environmental Sciences and MBA has vast experience working in the field of Environmental Management of over 25 years. Having worked with Environmental Management Consultancies carrying out Environmental Impact Assessment studies, she brings in passion while working with the community. Conservation and management of water resources are her areas of specialization. She has been a visiting faculty for teaching Environmental Management related subjects in institutes like Symbiosis, NITIE, SIES, IIEM. She is extremely passionate about conservation and restoration of ecology and environment and has been a field guide and project leader for BNHS and WWF, India. She is a founder member of an NGO working on the conservation of vultures in Raigad District of Maharashtra.
Savita is a Master in Library Science and has done the certificate course in Corporate Social Responsibility. She has over 18 years of experience in educational institutions and CSR activities. Before joining JSW Foundation she had worked with Birla School – Kalyan and KC Engineering College Thane as a Librarian. She is having experience in managing group level budgets, finances, accounts & administration. She is also in charge of the special projects like Dongri Children Home and Safai Kamgar children educational project.
Siddhi heads the Agri-initiatives vertical at JSW Foundation. She conceptualizes Agri strategy across all JSW locations and coordinates implementation for all activities. She has been overseeing her vertical for the past 2 years. Prior to this, she has had varied experiences including luxury retail management, operations as well as marketing and brand management with one of the largest luxury groups in the world. She also has experience with business development and client relationship management. Siddhi has done her Bachelors in Arts with a specialization in economics from Jai Hind College (Mumbai).
Abhishek is a Doctorate in Public Administration and comes with rich development sector experience of over 18 years. Before joining JSW Foundation, he has worked with corporate foundations such as Reliance Foundation, ICICI Foundation, Global consulting firm like EY, and prestigious NGOs like CRY and CHILDLINE India Foundation. Abhishek has rich experience on CSR compliance, designing and implementing CSR strategies and setting up systems and process for effective program management and strengthening partnerships. He also designed and implemented programs in livelihood, Education, Public health and Child rights. He has developed internal control systems, undertaken grant assessments, led needs assessment and impact assessment studies, developed Organisation structure for multiple Corporate Foundations.
Asheesh has a rich experience of 20 years across industries. Prior to joining JSW Foundation, he was working with JSI India. In his previous roles, he has worked with Bionutrients, DFID supported MPHSR project, UNICEF Assam & CARE India. He is a post-graduate in Public Health & Nutrition from the Indian Institute of Public Health, New Delhi.
COL. Bharadwaj has a total experience of 40 years of which 26 years was with the Indian Army and the rest with the corporate sector. He has been instrumental in devising strategies for skill development and entrepreneurship development of youth. He is an active paratrooper and avid reader.
Dhiren is responsible for promoting Innovations & Technology led interventions across the JSW Locations. He is specifically responsible for ensuring zero waste discharge at the plant locations, townships, and villages covered under CSR interventions which are driven through modern technology while also ensuring alternative livelihood opportunity for rural women. He holds an MBA degree in IT.
Karmesh has been with JSW Foundation since 2012 managing the women empowerment and livelihood portfolio. He has been instrumental in growing and propagating the "women only" BPO model by focusing on sustainable business strategies. He comes with over 17 years of international sales and business development experience working with marquee companies like mphasis, jp Morgan, RR Donnelly and Akamai technologies. He is an avid writer and voracious reader.
Kshitij is responsible for planning and executing monitoring and evaluation of CSR programs, overseeing the maintenance of the MIS and advising the CSR team on developing M&E framework for the programs. Having 17 years of experience working on multi-sectoral social development themes including Health, Education, Livelihoods, Watershed and WATSAN in different national and international organizations, Dr. Kshitij holds a Masters and Ph.D. in Psychology and specializes in Guidance and Counselling.
Mohit is an HR professional with more than 6 years of core experience in areas like PMS, competencies management, recruitment, and development planning. He holds an MBA degree from Symbiosis with specialization in HR and operations. He loves reading, playing the guitar and photography.