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 vulnerable communities. 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. Ashwini Saxena, Chief Executive 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's degrees in Geology, Business Management and CSR Leadership from the 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.
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Founder Director of Espandere Advisors, she provides strategic financial and transaction advisory services to senior management. She has also served as Director KPMG and Founder & Managing Trustee of Ekam Foundation Mumbai, an NGO that works in the area of child healthcare including subsidized surgery support to underprivileged children and much more.
Chief Executive Officer of Asia Society India, she leads the activities of Asia Society India across Business, Policy, Education, Arts and Culture. She has worked with AT&T for ten years in the USA and Hong Kong. She worked as a teacher with Vietnamese refugees in the Philippines and has degrees in Education, Special Education, Business and History.
Founding Partner of AZB & Partners, he is amongst India’s foremost infrastructure and project finance attorneys. He also sits on the Board of Grameen Capital India and has played a pivotal role in Grameen Foundation’s work in India and is involved with CASHPOR Micro Credit, a not-for-profit company that provides microfinance exclusively to below poverty line women in UP and Bihar.
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of India Operations of Credit Suisse Group since January 2006, he spent 22 years at Morgan Stanley. He is also involved in Credit Suisse’s human capital and corporate responsibility initiatives and is a member of the Asia Pacific Philanthropy Committee.
Founder and Director of Centre for Environment Education (CEE), he is involved with the Nehru Foundation for Development, VIKSAT and Vikram Sarabhai Community Science Centre, Ahmedabad. He has served on committees set up by the Ministry of Environment and Forests and Ministry of Human Resource Development of the Government of India.
Well recognised as a thought leader in the wealth management industry, the Institutional Investor Group has voted her as one of the ‘Top 20 Global Rising Stars of Wealth Management’. She drove Ambit Private Wealth to ‘Best Private Bank in India’ in the 2013 Asia Money polls and was shortlisted in the ‘50 Most Powerful Women in India’ by Fortune India in 2012.
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.
Abhishek is a Doctorate in Public Administration and comes with rich development sector experience of over 20 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.
Dr 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.
Asheesh has a rich experience of 25 years in the development sector, working with international, United Nations and Donor Organizations. During the years, he has worked on Public Health and Nutrition issues and its immediate determinants like micro-economy, societal processes, governance and disaster risk reduction programs.
Asheesh has worked extensively with National, State and Local Governments, NGOs, CSOs, Academic institutes, to implement holistic strategies for improving outreach, enhancing participation and sustaining the program.
Piyush has a B. E. Mechanical degree and an M. B. A. in Operation Research, as well as 10 years of commercial experience and 8 years of project management and maintenance expertise. He formerly worked with Swades Foundation, Venky's India Limited, Kores India Limited, Shapoorji Pallonji & Co. Lt., and TVS Logistics.
Piyush has extensive knowledge of technical evaluation, techno-commercial negotiations, vendor management, ERP, procurement strategies, process development, and business development. He has accelerated the purchase process and established a procurement team for the Foundation.
Rohit is an HR Professional with over 14 years of experience in the field of Human Resources. He has worked in Talent Acquisition & Retention, HR Business Partnering, HR Operations, and Corporate HR positions. Rohit enjoys travelling and evaluating new trends.
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 secured a PG Diploma in Education Administration along with a certificate course in Corporate Social Responsibility. She has over 20 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. She has experience in managing impactful, sustainable, group level Education projects across India. Other than this she had also handled the special project of transforming Dongri children observation home for children in need of care and protection, as well as Juvenile children.
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).
Mr Srinivas Kotipalli heads the Jindal Education Trust at JSW Foundation. He has a rich experience of more than 30 years across educational institutions, including international experience. In his previous roles, he has headed the Indian School Muscat (Sultanate of Oman) & Trivandrum Int’l School, in addition to holding other leadership positions with various institutions.
Mr Kotipalli is a postgraduate in Physics & holds a B.Ed.. He is a CBSE-qualified SQAA Auditor & has a Child Protection Certification from QUEST, U.A.E.. He has also received the “Best Mentor Principal National Award” by CBSE, MHRD, Govt. of India.
Mr Vikram Kothari heads Finance at JSW Foundation. He has more than 15 years of experience with leading Corporates and NGOs, which includes Maruti Suzuki India Ltd., Akshaya Patra Foundation. He is a Chartered Accountant, Company Secretary, Certified Management Accountant (All India Rank Holder), and a Law Graduate. He is a Certified Internal Auditor from IIA, USA and ISO 9001 Lead Auditor. He has a track record of success in setting up Centralized Accounting/ Payroll, ERP, Regional Finance Offices, Audit, ERM and has led ERP implementation and transition of CSR from business to foundation.
Our Location Team
With an experience of over 15 years in the development sector, Hemant has been looking after Barmer as its Head CSR. Hemant has completed MSW from Udaipur School of Social Work in 2005.
Having a rich experience in working with multiple government bodies and stakeholders, Sidramappa Kalshetti has been associated with the JSW Foundation for the last 7.5 years and is currently heading CSR activities at Kalmeshwar.
Sidramappa holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from Bharati Vidyapeeth, Pune with specialization in Urban and Rural Community Development and a Bachelor’s Degree from DBF Dayanand College of Arts & Science, Solapur.
He was instrumental in the successful inception of JSW Shakti’s Rural BPO in Kalmeshwar.
Sudhir has a vast experience of 26 years in project planning, monitoring & evaluation, organizational development, strategic partnerships, social research, capacity building and civil society development. His expertise lies in assessing project proposals pertaining to Education, Gender Mainstreaming, Local Self Governance and Women Empowerment.
Sudhir has a rich exposure with various UN agencies like UNFPA and UNICEF, State & District Administration, Gram Panchayat and Public Representatives. He possesses long-term understanding of issues related to Local Governance in India within a rights-based framework with vast experience of co-ordination of CSR activities for corporates from employ engagement to community development.
Vidya has been associated with JSW Foundation for the last 22 years, heading the CSR activities at Vasind. Prior to this she has worked with Centre for Health Education and Nutrition Awareness (CHETNA) - TISS, and Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR). She has done MSc in Development Training and Education from the University of Wolverhampton in UK, Post-Graduation in Development Planning from CDSA, Pune University and EMBA from NMIMS. Her multidisciplinary educational background and experience in the development sector enables her to interact with local community and various stakeholders to design and implement need based development initiatives in health, education, vocational training and environment arena.
Deepak has a master's degree in social work and a postgraduate diploma in business management with over 25 years of job experience, spread across humanitarian and CSR organisations. Prior to JSW Foundation, he has worked with IIM Lucknow, CARE India, and the Institute for Career Studies, as well as corporations such as ABG, Reliance, ACC and Essar. Currently, he is the CSR Head at Sholtu and Kutehr, and regional coordinator for Sholtu, Kutehr, Barmer & Patiala.
Prasanta comes with 15 years of expertise in business incubation, renewable energy, and social innovation projects. He has worked extensively in states such as Karnataka and Gujarat, and was the director of the Sustainable Energy Incubation Centre in Bangalore. For three years, he served as the Evangelist for the Government of Odisha's Startup Odisha initiative, establishing Odisha as one of the top startup hubs in the country.
Anil is a certified CSR & Human Resource professional from Symbiosis Management Institute, with over 20 years of experience in the sector. He currently heads the Ratnagiri location. Anil’s passion for innovation and entrepreneurship is best employed with our vision of sustainable livelihoods.
Bharathi comes from an agricultural background with an extensive experience in Sustainable Development, Corporate Social Responsibility, Rural Development, and Management. He graduated with honours from Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University with a Masters Degree in Agriculture, Agriculture Operations. .He received a University Gold Medal for his Master's degree and received certification in CSR strategy from IIM- Bangalore ICAR All India Rank holder With over 15 years of expertise in both the developing and developed sectors, he is currently the Regional Co-ordinator for Tamil Nadu.