Board of Trustees


Mr. Ajay Singh Mehta:  He is the President- Board of Trustees of Seva Mandir. He has served as the Chief Executive of Seva Mandir from 1990 – 1999. Mr. Mehta was the Executive Director, National Foundation for India (NFI) from July 2001 – June 2011. He also held office as General Secretary, AVARD (Association of Voluntary Agencies for Rural Development) from January 2000 – July 2001. He is on Board of several other organizations and was also a member of State Planning Board, Government of Rajasthan.


Mr. Mohan Singh Kothari: He is an Engineer born in Udaipur with schooling in Udaipur & higher education in Jaipur and The University of Texas, U.S.A (B.S.) and Louisiana State University, U.S.A. (M.S.). Mr. Kothari has been a scientist and head of engineering & design in CSIR National Institutions, adviser for development and director for industrial and technical development, government of Sikkim, chief consultant for industrial development in Punjab and founder GM of soyabean project in Rajasthan. He has been engaged in the development process of the states.


Ms. Pamela Philipose: She is the Director, Women’s Feature Service. After a Post-graduate Diploma in Journalism for Developing Countries, she joined The Times of India, Bombay, in 1975. Later on worked with the eminent News Dailies like Sunday Observer, Eve’s Weekly and the Indian Express. Ms. Pamela Philipose was awarded the Chameli Devi Jain Award for Outstanding Woman Journalist, in 1999, the Zee Astiva Award for Constructive Journalism, 2007.


Ms. Sunita Nadhamuni:  She is the Director, Technology at EMC. She has worked for 13 years in the California Bay Area in several companies including Sun Microsystems, Silicon Graphics and Healtheon|WebMD.  She has been actively engaged in the development sector for the past 20 years in US and India. She was founding Chief Executive of Araghyam, a grant making organization.


Mr. Janat Shah: An alumni of IIT (Indian Institute of Technology), Mumbai and IIM (Indian Institute of Management), Ahmedabad, he is currently the Director of Indian Institute of Management, Udaipur. Before this, he was the Professor of production and operations management at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore for around 20 years. He also holds the position of special professor at the Nottingham University Business School, UK in the operations management division. He conducts management education programs for executives in a number of companies.