Leading with vision and commitment 

Leadership at Pratham USA

Pratham Leadership is united in their dedication to making a meaningful impact in the lives of millions of children and young people in India through education. 

Pratham USA Board Members hail from the upper echelons of a diverse range of industries and sectors within the United States. Their guidance and strategic decision-making – as well as their financial commitment – inspire and help steer Pratham toward our goals.

Our Chapter Presidents lead local Pratham chapters from coast to coast across the United States. These committed individuals create lasting change in the lives of millions across India by mobilizing resources and engaging their communities.

The Pratham Leadership Team is a dynamic group of individuals united by a common mission. With a deep passion for the cause, each member brings a wealth of experience and expertise, contributing to the success of our work and our ability to make a positive impact.

Executive Committee

Dhiren Shethia, Chair
Neha Desai Shah, Vice Chair
Rajesh (Raj) Shah, Vice Chair
Pradeep Singh, Vice Chair
Dinyar (Dinny) Devitre
Jaideep Khanna
Ila Paliwal
Deepak Raj
Gagan Singh
Manoj Singh

Nominations and Governance Committee

Manoj Singh, Chair
Sheila Gulati
Sumeet Jaisinghani
Neha Desai Shah
Rajesh (Raj) Shah
Dhiren Shethia

Audit, Finance and Investment Committee

Gagan Singh, Chair
Viral Acharya
Swatantra Jain
Deepak Raj
Arvind Sanger
Dhiren Shethia
Manoj Singh

Chapter Presidents

Our Chapter Presidents lead local Pratham chapters across the United States. These individuals are committed to supporting Pratham's mission and use their leadership to mobilize resources and engage their communities to create lasting change in the lives of millions across India. 


Subash Pereira and Rajesh Tekchandani, Boston
Rajan Bhatia, Mid-Atlantic
Jignesh Patel, New York Tri-State
Dr. Amar Singh, Raleigh-RTP


Ashok Saxena, Atlanta
Sheetal Nasta, Austin
Bhavna Guglani and Yev Kozachuk, Chicago
Dr. Lav Kapadia and Suman Chepuri, Dallas-Fort Worth


Sanat Patel, Phoenix
Sunil Shenoy, Portland CW
Sharonyka Kumar Narayan and Devindra Chainani, Seattle
Ari Daman and Balagopalan Ramakrishnan, SF Bay Area
Dr. Jayshree and Dr. Mahesh Vyas, Los Angeles