Ms. Rathi Vinay Jha
Ms. Rathi Vinay Jha served in the Indian Administrative Service where as Secretary, Union Ministry of Tourism, she led the team on the ‘Incredible India’ campaign. In her assignment as Director to set up the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) the concept of Fashion Education was introduced for the first time in India. Ms. Jha has also served after retirement as Secretary General of the World Travel and Tourism Council – India. She is the Founder Chairperson of the Indian Heritage Cities Network, a UNESCO NGO. She is on the Boards of a number of other Trusts and Societies addressing the development sector. She is currently the Chairperson of the India Foundation of Arts as well as a Trustee of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts. (IGNCA)
Chair & President
JVR Prasada Rao joined the Plan India Board in 2015. He was a Special Envoy of UN Secretary General for Asia Pacific until July 2017 and currently the Special Advisor for UNAIDS. He retired as the Secretary of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India and served as Regional Director, UNAIDS, Asia Pacific from 2004-2009. He was the Director General of National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) from 1997-2002 and contributed significantly to establishing India’s AIDS response as a world leader. Mr. Rao has served as Member Secretary of two independent commissions on AIDS in Asia Pacific and is currently a commissioner of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law. He has been a great support to the organisation in the execution of Project Ahana.
(Retd.) Justice Madan B. Lokur - Justice Madan B Lokur is a former judge of the Supreme Court of India and presently a judge of the Supreme Court of Fiji. He was appointed as Additional Solicitor General of India in 1998 and a Judge of Delhi High Court in February, 1999. He was the Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court and Chief Justice of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh. He was appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court on 4th June, 2012 and retired on 30th December, 2018. He was the one-man Committee to suggest improvements in the working of the homes and organisations under the Juvenile Justice Act. He was a member and later Chairperson of the Mediation and Conciliation Project Committee of the Supreme Court, Chairperson of the E-Committee of the Supreme Court and Executive Chairman of the Supreme Court Legal Services Committee and the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA).
Atul Kirloskar joined Plan India’s Board in 2017. He began his career in the erstwhile Kirloskar Cummins Ltd. working in various manufacturing departments. After working as CEO of Cummins Diesel Sales and Services, he moved to Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd. where he is currently their Executive Chairman. Besides this, he is the Chairman of Kirloskar Ferrous Ltd and Kirloskar Industries Ltd. He is a Board Member of Kirloskar Pneumatic Ltd. and has, in the past, served on the board of Bharat Forge Ltd and Bajaj Auto Ltd. He is a member of the World Economic Forum and was the President of the Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture, Pune (2000-2002). He served as the Chairman of the CII National Committee of Defence from 2000 – 2008. His wife, Arti Kirloskar was also a long-standing member of Plan India’s Board, including its Chairperson.
Ms. Chaudhary joined the service in August 1983 and served in several important positions in the Himachal government and was serving as Additional Chief Secretary since 2014. She has also served at the centre from 1997 to 2001 and from 2008 to 2012.
She is presently Director, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration. She has been appointed as Secretary, Department of Youth Affairs. Chaudhary has an MA and MBA and has held various important positions. She has been Joint Secretary, Animal Husbandry Department of the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Secretary of the Panchayati Raj department of the Government of Himachal.
She was Himachal’s first woman Director (Industries) and later the first woman IAS Officer as Managing Director of Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation.
Ajay Kaul in a corporate career spanning 30+ years, served renowned companies like American Express, Lufthansa, TNT (India and Indonesia) and as a CEO of Jubilant FoodWorks (operating Domino’s Pizza and Dunkin’ Donuts in India). He has done his Bachelor of Technology from IIT Delhi and MBA from XLRI Jamshedpur.
Ajay Kaul is the man who fueled India’s voracious appetite for Pizzas, grew Domino’s Pizza (Jubilant FoodWorks) from just 90 stores to 1100 stores during his 12-year stint from 2005 – 2017, making it India’s LARGEST AND FASTEST GROWING FOOD SERVICE COMPANY and LARGEST DOMINO’S PIZZA market in the WORLD! (outside of USA) and his name has become a synonymous with Pizza and Domino’s Pizza in India!!!
Ajay is now working in an advisory capacity with various companies (Everstone Capital Advisors, Domino’s Pizza Indonesia, Burger King India & Indonesia, Chaayos, California Burrito, etc.) having interests in India and abroad. Also, he is actively mentoring a few startups in his personal capacity and through Indian Angel Network, for the past 10 years now.
Additionally, he is a Part of the Isha Leadership Academy team, organizing Leadership Events for CEOs and as a mentor, mentoring several of these CEOs. Adding to his side, he founded Aashrey Charitable Trust to undertake socially responsible work.
Ajay, at an individual level, has been recognized with “Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award 2014” by XLRI Jamshedpur, “The Outstanding CEO of the year 2014” by CEO India Inc., one of the “Top 100 CEOs in India”, Ernst and Young “Entrepreneur of the Year 2010” and “Professional Leader of the Year 2013”.
His personal interests include Golf, Singing and Social Causes.
Shireen Jejeebhoy joined Plan India’s Board in 2017. She currently works independently on research and evaluation in the areas of adolescents’ and young people’s health and development, women’s empowerment and gender-based violence, and sexual and reproductive health. She is currently supporting, as Senior Advisor, the organisation Dasra’s monitoring, learning and evaluation activities in the area of adolescent health and wellbeing. She is also guiding the evaluation of UNFPA’s adolescent girls’ programme and provides support to several NGOs in India. Till March 2016, she was Senior Associate at the Population Council, India. Her research has focused on adolescent and young people’s sexual and reproductive health and livelihoods, reproductive health and population and female autonomy and its impact on reproductive health outcomes, especially in India. She has written extensively on young people’s sexual and reproductive health and development, women’s education and empowerment, violence, maternal health, and preventing unsafe abortion. She was a co-PI of the first sub-nationally representative study of young people in India, the Youth in India: Situation and Needs study. She has served on the councils and scientific panels of both the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population and the Asian Population Association.
Atul Dhawan is the Chairman at Deloitte India and brings considerable experience in governance, strategy and other areas. Atul also represents India on Deloitte’s Global Board as well as the Asia Pacific Board.
Until recently, he was the Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer responsible for formulating, communicating, and monitoring the organisation’s strategy as well as the innovation & start-up ecosystem programmes.
Over the years he has held other leadership roles that include Regional Managing Partner for the North region and National Leader for Client programmes as well as Brand & Communications.
A Deloitte partner for almost 30 years, Atul has 40 years of experience starting in audit, with a distinguished record of service to key clients. With his multi-disciplinary experience, he has advised clients on their different strategic matters.
He is a strong believer of diversity & inclusion and has mentored many professionals to drive their goals. He has also mentored select start-ups and upcoming entrepreneurs.
Atul is on the Board of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) in Delhi and a member of the Board of the American Chamber of Commerce in India (AMCHAM). He is also on the Advisory Board of the Confederation of the British Industry in India and advises U.S. India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) for various India-focused campaigns.
He is a Chartered Accountant and an Economics graduate from the University of Delhi. He is married and has two daughters. He is an amateur golfer and has a passion for music and reading.