Board of Trustees

Ananta Centre is guided by an esteemed Board of Trustees who are accomplished in their respective fields of business, media, and government. In addition to their professional stature, the Members bring to the Board their commitment to social responsibility and their personal experiences working for a better society. The Board meets on a quarterly basis and has an active role in program planning.

Mr Jamshyd N Godrej
(Founding Trustee) 
Chairman Ananta Centre & Chairman of the Board Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Company Ltd.

Mr. James Abraham
Founder & Director

Prof Sugata Bose 
Former Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha and Professor of History, Harvard University

Mr Tarun Das
(Founding Trustee)

Former Chief Mentor, Confederation of Indian Industry

Mr Nitin Desai
Chairman Governing Council,
The Energy and Resources Institute

Ms Bhairavi Jani
Executive Director, SCA Group & Chairperson, IEF

Mr Manoj Kumar
CEO, Naandi Foundation

Mr Rajan Navani
Vice Chairman & Managing Director, JetSynthesys (Jetline Group of Companies) 

Mr Harshavardhan Neotia
Chairman, Ambuja Neotia Holdings Pvt Lt

Mr B J Panda
(Founding Trustee)

Former Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha), Kendrapara, Odisha

Mr Anuj Poddar
Executive Director, Bajaj Electricals Limited

Mr Vipin Sondhi
Managing Director & CEO, Ashok Leyland Ltd

Mr Gautam Thapar
(Founding Trustee)

Founder & Chairman, Avantha Group



 Ms Kiran Pasricha