Who's Who

  • Our Staff

    Plan India is part of a global network employing more than 7,000 staff and 60,000 volunteers in over 69 countries

  • Our Board Members

    Meet the Plan India Board. The CEO and management of Plan India reports to a Board made up of volunteers who are the directors of the company

  • Our Patrons

    Plan India is very proud to have two distinguished individuals as patrons of our cause

  • Our Partners

    Plan India has the support of numerous programme partners as well as corporate partners

Our Staff

Plan India is part of a global network employing more than 7,000 staff and 60,000 volunteers in over 69 countries.

Currently, we have approximately 180 employees working for Plan in India.

Plan India's Country Management Team

  • Bhagyashri Dengle - Executive Director
  • Ashok Seth - Director, Finance and Operations
  • Mohammed Asif - Director, Programme Implementation
  • Pradeep Narayanan - Director, Programme Strategy
  • Debjani Mazumder - Director, Marketing and Communications
  • Vibhuti Pandey - Director, Resource Mobilisation
  • Pooja Mathur - Senior Manager, Human Resource and Organisational Development
  • Munira Vaid - Senior Manager, International Child Sponsorship

Please contact the following persons for information/queries

For Programmes:

Mohammed Asif, Director, Programme Implementation
Email: mohammed.asif@planindia.org

For International Child Sponsorship:

Munira Vaid, Senior Manager, International Child Sponsorship

Email: munira.vaid@planindia.org

For Government/Institutional Grants:

Vibhuti Pandey, Director, Resource Mobilisation
Email: vibhuti.pandey@planindia.org

For Human Resource and Organisational Development:

Pooja Mathur, Senior Manager, Human Resource and Organisational Management

Email: pooja.mathur@planindia.org

For Individual Donations:

Amit Kumar, Senior Manager, Individual Fundraising
Email: amit.dube@planindia.org

For Media Enquiries:

Shompa Mohanty, Manager, Media and Communications
Email: shompa.mohanty@planindia.org

For Corporate Partnerships:

Padma Raghavan, Senior Manager, Corporate Fundraising
Email: padma.raghavan@planindia.org


Our Board Members

The Plan India Governing Board comprises of eminent development, business, finance and marketing professionals. They volunteer their time and expertise to help Plan India achieve its vision of a world in which all children realise their full potential.

The Governing Board and committees meet a minimum of four times a year to provide governance and strategic oversight to our operations.

Plan India's Governing Board:

  • Govind Nihalani (Chair Emeritus)
  • Rathi Vinay Jha (Chairperson)
  • JVR Prasada Rao (Secretary)
  • Prof. Balveer Arora
  • Minty Pande (Treasurer)
  • Madhukar Kamath
  • Dr. S. Parasuraman
  • Ranjan Chak
  • Udayan Sen
Govind Nihalani - Chair Emeritus

Mr. Govind Nihalani is Plan India's Chair Emeritus and Goodwill Ambassador. Mr. Nihalani has been a member of the governing board since 2005 and has been the Chairman of the board for five years. An eminent film director, cinematographer and also a screenwriter and film producer, he was awarded the Padmashree, a prestigious award by the Government of India, for his contributions to Indian cinema. In the last 35 years, he has received several national and international awards for his work.

Rathi Vinay Jha - Chairperson

Ms. Rathi Vinay Jha has been on Plan India's board for the past five years has been the secretary of the Plan India board as well as the Chair of the Programme Planning and Strategy Committee of the board. She has been actively engaging in the Because I am a Girl campaign as well as in conceptualising and designing of the National Conference on Children in Difficult Circumstances. Ms. Jha has served the Government of India as an Officer of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS). During her long tenure in the IAS, she took up and implemented many pioneering initiatives such as setting up of National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) and CSR in association with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). Besides working in many departments in varied sectors, she retired as Secretary, Ministry of Tourism. She has also been the Director General of the Fashion Design Council of India.

JVR Prasada Rao - Secretary

Mr. Rao joined the Plan India board in 2015. Mr. Rao, IAS, is currently the United Nations Secretary General's Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Asia-Pacific. 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. Dr. 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 the PPTCT programme supported by Global Funds.

Minty Pande - Treasurer

Ms. Minty Pande joined Plan India's board five years ago. Minty has had a long career within the international development sector, particularly in the field of child rights. She was the Country Director for Plan International, leading, directing and accounting for all country operations in Nepal (2001-2006) and in Thailand (2006-2009). She has also worked for Save the Children Fund (UK) as Head of Regional Office in Bangkok and as Program Director for North India and Sponsorship Officer in Save the Children's New Delhi Office.

Prof. Balveer Arora

Prof. Balveer Arora has been a member of the Plan India board since 2008 and is Chairman of its Governance & Nomination Committee. Mr. Arora taught Political Science at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi (1973-2010) and is currently Chairman, Centre for Multilevel Federalism, Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi. He was a two-term Chairperson of the JNU Centre for Political Studies and thereafter Rector and Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University (2002-05).

Madhukar Kamath

Mr. Madhukar Kamath is an Economics graduate from Loyola College, Chennai. Mr. Kamath studied Management at XLRI Jamshedpur. He has more than three decades of experience in Advertising and Marketing Communications and has spent over twenty years in Mudra, in two separate stints. Under his leadership over the last five years, Mudra transformed itself from an Advertising Agency into one of India's leading Integrated Marketing Communications Groups.

Mr. Kamath has actively participated in and led several industry bodies. He has served as the President of the AAAI (Advertising Agencies Association of India) and Chairman of ASCI (The Advertising Standards Council of India). Currently, he is on the Board of ABC (The Audit Bureau of Circulations). In addition, he was the Chairman of the Organising Committee for AdAsia 2011. Apart from being the Chairman of the Mudra Foundation he serves as the Chairman of the Governing Council of MICA (Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad), India's leading Communications Management Institute.

Dr. S. Parasuraman

Dr. S. Parasuraman has over 25 years of experience as a teacher, trainer, activist, administrator and development worker. He has held key positions in international organisations as Asia Regional Policy Coordinator, ActionAid Asia, Senior Advisor to the Commission and Team Leader of the Secretariat, World Commission on Dams and as Program Director, Oxfam GB, India Program. Currently, he is the Director, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

Ranjan Chak

Mr. Ranjan Chak joined the Plan India board in 2011 and serves on the board's Marketing and Communication committee. Ranjan worked as a business analyst at American Management Systems, managed a pioneering AI research project at Carnegie Mellon University and established new ventures in Europe and Japan for Carnegie Group Inc. In 2003, Ranjan joined Oak Investment Partners as a Venture Partner advising a number of Oak's global portfolio companies. Ranjan is currently an advisor to Xiotech Corporation (an Oak portfolio company) and is on the advisory board of Vencap, on the board of international overseers of Tufts University and chairman of the advisory board of Oakridge International School, Hyderabad.

Udayan Sen

Mr. Sen has over 30 years of experience in professional services in India and Singapore. He specialises in financial advisory, audit and assurance. Currently, he is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner in Deloitte India. Mr. Sen is also a member of International Board of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu.


Our Patrons

Anil Kapoor

Mr. Anil Kapoor, eminent actor, producer and humanitarian has been supporting our cause to help children in India for the last seven years by advocating for universal birth registration and prevention of child trafficking. He has been raising and donating funds to Plan India for the cause of children as well.

Surina Narula

Ms. Surina Narula has devoted almost two decades to highlighting the plight of street children globally and has even provided them a platform at the United Nations. She is also a board member of Plan UK. She received The Beacon Prize for her contribution to charitable and social causes in 2003 and the Asian of the Year Award in 2005. Ms. Narula has been supporting Plan India's efforts towards promoting the right to education, especially for street children and the education of girls.

Our Partners

Plan India has numerous corporate and programme partners that help achieve its vision.

Our programme partners

Meet our sponsorship, thematic and network NGO partners who work with us to implement our child-centred community development programmes throughout India.

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Our corporate partners

Plan India is grateful to the following corporate partners whose belief in our mission enable us to reach our annual targets and advance the child rights and development agenda.

  • Axis Bank Foundation
  • Coca-Cola
  • Crest Pre Media Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
  • Daiichi Sankyo India Pharma Pvt. Ltd.
  • DLF Foundation
  • Ericsson
  • Goodyear India Limited
  • Mitsui Chemicals Pvt. Ltd.
  • Shree Navanagar Sadavrat Trust
  • Smith and Nephew
  • Toms Shoes
  • Transocen India
  • Uniglobe Travel South Asia
  • Vodafone Essar Ltd.