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Board Members

Managing Board Members of PPES India

President (PPES Managing Board - Partner Ernst & Young)

Mr.Kashi Nath Memani is a Chartered Accountant. He is former Chairman and Country Managing Partner of Ernst & Young, India and retired from there on 31st March 2004.

Mr. Memani specializes in Business and Corporate Advisory, Foreign Taxation, Financial. He proves to be a strong support in managing the PPES.


Vice Presidents (PPES Managing Board - Past Honorary President, Bharti Foundation)

Mr. Badri Agarwal is a Chartered Accountant with over 39 years of experience in various fields. After working with Union Carbide from approx. 6 years he worked for over 20 years with Eicher Group of Companies (Auto & Engineering Company) in various capacities including as Managing Director of their holding Company-Eicher Good earth Ltd.

Mr. Badri Agarwal was with Bharti Group for more than 6 years. In his first assignment in Dec 1999 as Chief Executive Officer of Bharti Mobile Ltd. At the age of 55 yrs. Mr Agarwal decided to spend most of his time on philanthropical activities and joined Bharti Foundation and later PPES.


Vice President (PPES Managing Board - Director, Amrop India)

Mr. Ramesh Bajpai is the founder Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in India (AMCHAM) and set up a full time secretariat of AMCHAM in August 1996. As the first Executive Director Ramesh set up the guidelines for the future of AMCHAM and gave directions to its activities and in raising its profile both with AMCHAM members and with the Government authorities. He organised the work of AMCHAM around several Sectorial Committees, which have very actively interacted with the relevant authorities on issues of concern to the American investors in particular and foreign investors in general. He is very active in taking part in all the NGO activities and support PPES exclusively.


Treasurer (PPES Managing Board - Director, Partners n Progress)

Mr. Sanjeev Gupta is an entrepreneur in real-estate, founder of several companies, and a consultant and trainer in the corporate and development sectors. He has hands-on knowledge of various businesses and worked extensively in multiple areas, including farming, scaling of projects and general management. Mr Gupta has also co-created numerous NGOs and makes time to volunteer, supporting small development initiatives. He also is an active participant in social and spiritual organisations.


Board Member (PPES Managing Board - Marketing and Education Head , PPES)

Indu Singh is a house maker and she has been working as a volunteer with Pardada Pardadi Educational Society.


Secretary (Managing Board & Founder Member - Founder, PPES)

Virender (Sam) Singh, a retired U.S. Dupont South Asia head, who grew up in Anoopshahr. Based in this rural setting, the organization works to address the issue of gender bias in society and to raise rural girls and their families out of their state of poverty. To that end PPES developed an educational programme and set up the Pardada Pardadi Girls Vocational School (PPGVS).


Board Member (Managing Board - Social Activist and Development Professional)

Geeta Atherya worked at UNICEF (1986-2006).

Training IEC training at BKKBN, Indonesia.

Training in Public Health and nutrition issues.

PRA/PLA with Robert Chambers.

Extensive training experience in management.


Presentation made at the Third World media Summit for Children, Thessaloniki Greece on The Influence of TV on Children (2001).

Series of articles after the Gujarat Earthquake published in National newspapers, UNICEF USA website (2001).

Paper presented at the International Union of Health Education Conference at Amsterdam (1991).

Several articles on Health – immunisation, ORT, diarrhoea management, social marketing (1989 – 1993).

Role of Indian Women in Dairying – Contributor to Book of case studies published by The Ford Foundation (1986).


Board Member (Managing Board - Business Manager, Axalta Coating Systems India Pvt. Ltd)

Lokender Pal Singh.Business Manager - Refinish at Axalta Coating Systems India Pvt. Ltd


Board Member (Managing Board - Executive Engineer, Noida Authority)

Atul Kumar Singh, Executive Engineer at Noida Authority in Noida, U.P.


Board Member (Managing Board - Retired Healthcare Executive and Entrepreneur)

Kush Agarwal, retired healthcare executive and entrepreneur based in Chicago. Has been with PPES for a long time and is an active PPES fundraiser.


Board Member (Attorney, US Federal Government)

Ms. Renu Singh Agarwal


Board Member (Owner, Ena Yoga Apparel)

Ms. Ena Murphy


Board Member

Ms. Beena Singh


Board Member (CEO, Pardada Pardadi Educational Society (PPES))

Ms. Renuka


Board Member (President, Federal & Solution service)

Mr. Manish Agarwal


Board Member (Marketing Professional)

Mr. Neil Murphy


Board Member (Agriculturist)

Mr. Sangeet Kumar


American Advisory Board Members


Mr.Bruce Ferguson

Dr.Charles Sheehan

Ms. Ena Murphy

Mr.John.H. Miller

Mr. Kush Agarwal

Mr.Mike Mays

Mr.Nasr Chaudhary

Mr.Ray Whalen

Ms.Renuka Gupta

Ms.Renu Singh Agarwal

Mr.Ron Fuchs

Ms.Sherry Fuchs

Prof.Sunil Chopra

Mr. Virendra (Sam) Singh

Mr. Ken Hostelley

Mr. G. Irv Lipp

Mr. Gene Kreuzberger

Mr. Ray Whalen

Mr. Virender (Sam) Singh

Prof. Sunil Chopra

Mr. Kush Agarwal

Mr. Andrew Webster

Mr. Paul Chapman

Dr. Gary Fountain

Dr. Sue Henderson