Board of Advisors

Dr. Manoj R. Shah (U.S.A.)

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
He is a board certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Clinical Associate Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Hofstra-North Shore LIJ School of Medicine in Long Island, NY.

Dr. Prerna Shah

Neuropsychologist

She is one of the leading Neuropsychologist in Long Island, NY. She did her Doctorate in Psychology from the City University of NY. She trained as a Neuropsychologist from Downstate Medical Center in NY and joined Northshore University Hospital and soon rose to become the Associate Director of Neuropsychology Program in the Department of Neurology. Dr Shah also served as an Assistant Professor of Psychology at New York University. She was involved in teaching and training Fellows in Neuropsychology.

Dr. Sudha Kaul

Founder, Indian Institute of Cerebral Palsy (IICP)

Dr. Sudha Kaul is Founder, Trustee and Vice Chairperson of the Indian Institute of Cerebral Palsy (IICP), Kolkata. In April 2010, Dr Kaul received the Padmashree award from the President of India.

In 1974, there were no schools for children with cerebral palsy and special needs in Eastern India. Dr. Sudha Kaul set up the first school, then known as the West Bengal Spastics Society (WBSS), in Kolkata, in April 1974. She had the staunch support of her husband, Om, since both had an intrinsic belief in all children’s ability to learn, including their own son Arjun who was diagnosed as a child with “CP with multiple disabilities.” In 2004, IICP (as it was now called), won the National Award from the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India, for the Best Disability NGO.

 

Sanjay Budhia

Managing Director, Patton Group

Mr Budhia dons many hats, holding prominent posts in major industry and social Organisations . He is Honorary Consul – Government of Malaysia, Chairman of CII National Committee on Exports and Imports, Member of Samsad of Visva-Bharati University, Member of Advisory Board of St. Xavier’s University and Calcutta Business School, Council Member of Falta SEZ Authority, Past President of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Board Member of Young Presidents’ Organisation, Gold.

Mr Budhia is known for his active patronage of many art and culture events. He is also a Patron of the World Renowned Dover Lane Music Conference.

Debanjan Mandal

Partner, Fox & Mandal

Debanjan Mandal is  a member of the Incorporated Law Society of Calcutta High Court and the High Court Club, Supreme Court Bar Association, International Bar Association, and is an empanelled consultant with the Asian Development Bank. He is an independent director of several companies in an array of sectors including tea, retail, plywood, hospitality, food, integrated food testing and research. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Indian Chamber of Commerce and Chairman of its National Expert Committee on Corporate and Legal Affairs.

Rudra Chatterjee

Managing Director, Luxmi Group

Rudra Chatterjee is the Managing Director of Luxmi Group and Chairman of Obeetee. Luxmi is a 20 Million kg tea producer with estates in Assam, West Bengal and Tripura in India, and in Rwanda in Africa. Makaibari, acquired by Luxmi in 2013, produces some of the most famous teas in the world. In 2016, Rudra founded Manor and Mews, a UK based furniture company, that is rapidly gaining customers in US and Europe. He is a director of Luxmi Township that develops vibrant and inclusive urban spaces.

Swati Sarawagi

Resident Director, Swarnim International School

Swati Sarawagi has been involved in the field of education for over 15 years as a teacher in Singapore and India. An alumnus of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, she has an M.A. in Psychology and a Masters in Education, JCU, Australia. She moved from Singapore to Kolkata to start Swarnim International School in 2016. The school is a proposed CBSE co-ed school from pre-primary to Class 12, catering to 2500 students.