Governing Council

Ms Kanika Satyanand

Former Executive Director, SRUTI: Society for Rural and Tribal Initiative

Kanika Satyanand initiated the process of supporting grassroots initiatives in rural, urban and tribal areas through fellowship programs. Kanika believes in the power of individual action to initiate change. THP looks forward to the same spirit initiated by Kanika in her capacity as Chairperson of The Hunger Project.

Amarjeet K Ahuja

Additional Chief Secretary

bio to come

Ms Brinda Dubey

Social Worker

Ms Brinda Dubey has been deeply involved with social and philanthropic work for the last twenty years. She has contributed vitally in bridging the "two Indias" and generating a common ground for interaction for citizens of both the Indias.

Tara Appachu Sharma

Deputy Programme Manager, IFES

Having started her career as a researcher, Ms Tara A Sharma helped in founding the Institute of Social Studies Trust, Bangalore. She has over 20 years experience in the development sector and strongly believes in women's empowerment.

Mr. Shanker Vankateswaran

Executive Director, America India Foundation

Mr. Vankateswaran has made great contributions to the process of corporate funding for development activities. He has been a pioneer in bridging the gap between the corporate world and development needs. THP looks forward to Shankar's expertise in continuing work along with the support of the corporate sector for the end of hunger.

Rita Sarin

Country Director, The Hunger Project-India

A pioneer in women's studies in India, Ms Sarin has had over 15 years of development experience both at the grassroots and with donor organizations. She is at present the country director of The Hunger Project in India, and is leading a nationwide alliance of over 75 organisations in empowering women in Panchayati Raj Institutions.

The Hunger Project in India is registered as a charitable society under the Societies Registration Act of 1860 and as a public trust under the Bombay Public Trust Act of 1950.

The Hunger Project is funded through individual contributions made by the people of India, and by contributions of overseas chapters of The Hunger Project. All contributions in India to The Hunger Project are tax-exempt in accordance with section 80-G of the Income Tax Act of 1961. Contributions from overseas are received in accordance with the FCRA.