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  • Manmohan Malhoutra - Board member

    Secretary-General of the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation from 2001 to 2007, 'Moni' Malhoutra was formerly Assistant Secretary-General of the Commonwealth and later, a member of the Board of Directors of International IDEA - the Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, Stockholm. Educated in Delhi and Oxford, he was a member of the Indian Administrative Service (1961-1978) and served in the Secretariat of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi from 1966 to 1973. He then moved to London to the Commonwealth Secretariat, where he played a leading role in Commonwealth efforts to end apartheid in South Africa.

  • Jayesh Parekh

    Jayesh Parekh is a Managing Partner at Jungle Ventures, a Pan-Asian Venture Capital fund.  He was one of the Founders of Sony Entertainment Television, a major television network launched in collaboration with Sony Japan.  He is also a board member of One Animation (animation & special effects) and Milaap (crowd-sourced lending platform). Jayesh is an active impact investor, and has investments in various Venture Capital funds in Silicon Valley and start-up enterprises across the broad technology and digital media space. He spent over 12 years at IBM in various technical and sales positions based in Houston and Singapore, and part of the team that brought IBM back to India.

    Jayesh is on the Board and the Investment Committee of Aavishkaar India II Fund, which is a social impact fund.  Jayesh has served on the Board of United Way International for 6 years, and he was on the Board of SONG, a fund owned by Soros, Omidyar Network and Google, which invests in SMEs in India that meet social objectives. Jayesh holds a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda in India and a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.  He is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at INSEAD, a member of TiE Angels, and Indian Angel Network.  Jayesh is a Singapore citizen and lives with his family in Singapore.

  • Akhil Shahani, Shahani Group - Board member

    Akhil is a serial entrepreneur who has had spectacular business success & even more spectacular failures.

    As well as developing new entrepreneurial ventures, Akhil is a partner in East India Paper Company, one of India’s largest paper distributors and a trustee of the Shahani Trust and Sage Foundation.

    He is listed in “Asia’s Whos Who - Men & Women of Achievement” & was recently awarded the “Bharat Shiromani Award” for excellence & contribution to society. This award has also been given to Mother Teresa, The Dalai Lama & Sachin Tendulkar among others.

    Akhil is a past President of The Rotary Club of Bombay Midtown, a past president of The American Alumni Association, and a graduate of Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

  • Vishal Talreja, Dream A Dream - Board member

    Vishal began working life as an Investment Banker in Mumbai. After three years he gave it up to transform the dream of his 12 young friends, who all came from very diverse backgrounds, from searching for a cause in 1999, into Dream a Dream, a vibrant voluntary organization with an impact on the life skills of over 500 children in Bangalore today.  

    Dream a Dream works in partnership with basic support providing institutions to maximize the impact of positive intervention on children from disadvantaged backgrounds Integration of children from all sections of society through exposure and empowerment is the key focus. The organisation is run with a small team of nine persons – but draws on a database of around 500 volunteers, mostly from the corporate sector.

  • Pankaj Jain, Lawyer - India Advisory Group member

    Pankaj Jain is the Founder - Principal of Impact Law Ventures. A corporate lawyer by profession, Pankaj specializes in venture capital and private equity matters, especially in the impact investing and venture philanthropy sector. He is also an ardent advocate of building bridges between law, development and social entrepreneurship. He currently advises a number of start-up entrepreneurs, small and growing businesses, social business enterprises, non-profit organizations, impact investors and donor organizations- both Indian and foreign - on a range of legal, regulatory and corporate governance issues in India by providing affordable access to a trusted and competent legal counsel.

    Prior to founding his independent law practice in early 2011, Pankaj worked in-house as the India counsel for Acumen Fund, a non-profit social venture capital fund and was involved in working across agriculture, healthcare, water, housing and energy portfolios as well as structuring transactions in the social development space. Prior to joining Acumen Fund, he worked as an associate with the Indian law firm AZB & Partners in New Delhi on corporate advisory and private equity transactional matters. He received an integrated B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) degree in arts and law from NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India where he graduated as the university first rank holder and was a recipient of 11 gold medals, including for the best student for overall excellence, for procuring first rank in the university as well as maximum grades in the subjects of corporate laws, contracts and taxation. Pankaj was admitted to the Bar Council of Delhi in 2006, and is qualified to practice law in India. He is a regular speaker at a number of conferences and also delivers guest lectures and training workshops at a number of law, management and engineering schools in India. "