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Leadership and Board

Board of Directors

Ashok Alexander

Ashok Alexander

Ashok founded The Antara Foundation to apply his experience in ‘scaled health delivery’ to address maternal and child mortality. Previously, Ashok established and expanded the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s India office from its inception in 2003 until 2012. There he created Avahan, which grew to become the world’s largest private HIV-prevention program.

 

Prior to the Gates Foundation, Ashok was a senior partner with McKinsey & Company. He has been a Senior Fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health, a health columnist with Mint, and Hindustan Times, and an author – his first book, “A Stranger Truth” is a chronicle of his adventures with Avahan. Ashok studied in St. Stephen’s College, the Delhi School of Economics, and IIM Ahmedabad.

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Madhura Nirkhe

Madhura is the CEO of Antara International. She has a BTech in Computer Science from IIT Bombay and a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence from the Univ of Maryland. After a fulfilling career spanning nearly three decades in software in the corporate sector Madhura joined Antara in January 2022 in its Chhindwara office in
rural Madhya Pradesh in India and hasn’t looked back since! During her time at Antara in India she never missed a field visit. She has a particular interest in finding culture appropriate practical applications of technology to add value and efficiency to the program. She values the authenticity that her immersion at the grass roots in India lends to her voice. Apart from work, Madhura has been a hobby actor, an MC for cultural programs, a storyteller and a visual artist.

Arjun Malhotra

Arjun Malhotra

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Arjun is an Indian entrepreneur, industrialist and philanthropist. He is a pioneer of the Indian IT industry. He served as Chairman of Headstrong’s Board of Directors before its acquisition by Genpact in 2011. Prior to Headstrong he was Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of TechSpan, which merged with Headstrong in 2003.

 

He co-founded the HCL group in 1975, taking it from a six-person “garage operation” to one of India’s largest Information Technology corporations. Arjun is former Co-Chair of the Global Pan-IIT Alumni Association, and is on the Board of several educational institutions and organizations in India.

Dilip Wagle

Dilip Wagle

Dilip is a Senior Partner Emeritus at McKinsey & Company where he continues to serve as a Senior Advisor. Over his 25 years with McKinsey, he served technology, media & telecom (TMT) clients in the areas of strategy, sales & marketing and organization.

He has done work in several social impact areas including homelessness, food insecurity, and global health. Dilip is an adjunct faculty member at the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington, where each winter he teaches a 2nd year MBA class on "Developing Strategies for Social Impact".

He currently serves on the Board of Trustees at Overlake Hospital. Dilip is a board member at Partners in Health, a global health NGO and at Building Changes, an organization working to end homelessness in Washington State. Dilip has a B.Tech. in EE from IIT Bombay, an MS in EE from the Univ. of Texas at Austin and an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA.

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Jaideep Khanna

Jaideep Khanna

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Jaideep is the founder of a private family office that manages investments with a focus on technology, sustainability, and real estate. Previously he co-founded Artha Capital management, an emerging market fund in 2002. Prior to Artha, Jaideep was an executive director and money manager at Morgan Stanley Asset Management. He holds an MBA from Duke University and received a degree in accounting and economics from Muskingum University.

 

Jaideep is the co-founder of a private family foundation, providing grants to non-profit organizations focused on education, health, the environment, community, food, sustainable farming, and spirituality. He also serves on the National Board of Directors for Pratham USA and on the New York Regional Board of Room to Read.

Navneet Chugh

Navneet Chugh

Navneet is Managing Partner of Chugh LLP founded in 1985. He is an Attorney and a CPA, holds an MBA from USC and is a graduate of Senior Executive Leadership Program from Harvard University. Chugh LLP provides full service legal and tax services with a staff of 575 employees, with 184 attorneys and CPAs in 15 offices over the world.

 

Navneet is the founder of the South Asian Bar Association of California (SABA), TiE Southern California, SABA North America, International Indian Bar Association, and the Indian Lawyers Association (ILA). He sits on the board of HAB Bank, Dhandho Holdings, Pratham USA, Sambhi Foundation, Foster India Foundation, and the newspaper India West. He has served on the boards of TiE Global, American India Foundation, 1947 Partition Archives and many other organizations.

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Tathagata DasGupta

Tathagata Dasgupta

Tathagata is the founder and president of 4D Path, a cloud-based platform business striving to meet the needs of pathologists, oncologists, and patients. It tries to enable near real-time and accurate diagnosis and prognosis of cancer. Tathagata is passionate about introducing disruptive scalable solutions in healthcare that can pinpoint risk at early stage and predict the most effective intervention. Prior to 4D Path, Tathagata was a founding team member in a hedge fund.
Tathagata holds a Mathematic
al Tripos degree and PhD in String Theory from the University of Cambridge, where he was a member of Trinity College as a Ramanujan Scholar. He earlier led various inter-disciplinary initiatives in clinical and biomedical sciences at Harvard University

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Sapphira Goradia
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Sapphira Goradia

Sapphira Goradia is the Executive Director of the Vijay and Marie Goradia  Foundation. As Executive Director, Sapphira leads the Foundation’s efforts to  improve health and educational outcomes in India through the support of  innovative, measurable and scalable initiatives. Prior to assuming her role at The  Goradia Foundation, Sapphira worked for a number of NGOs focused on the  prevention and treatment of both acute and chronic diseases, including UNAIDS and  Population Services International. She holds a BA from Pomona College and a  Masters of Public Health from The George Washington University. Sapphira serves  on the advisory board of Pratham USA and the board of directors of the global  health NGO SightLife. She also serves on the board of directors of Dasra, Women  Moving Millions, and TPW.

Srividya Prakash

Srividya Prakash

Srividya Prakash

Vidya embodies a deep passion for public health with a focus on reproductive health, health systems and human resources. Previously, Vidya was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, where she co-led the Global Public Health practice, and more recently, worked in in renewable energy with sPower-AES.


Vidya is an alumnus of the Indian School of Management, Ahmedabad and a business and economics major from the University of Bombay. She serves on the board of the Akanksha Education Fund and actively supports nonprofits addressing gender issues, domestic violence, homelessness and food security.

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