Jun 29, 2021

Entrepreneurs Neha Desai Shah and Rattan Khosa Join Pratham USA Board


Pratham USA is pleased to announce the appointment of Neha Desai Shah and Rattan Khosa to its US board of directors. The two entrepreneurs will add to the diversity of experience of the already accomplished group.

Neha is president and co-founder of GEP, a global provider of strategy, software, and managed services to enterprise supply chain management and procurement at Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies. A graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, she is passionate about diversity, equity and inclusion.

“It is truly a privilege and honor to be invited to serve on the board of Pratham USA,” explains Neha. “Pratham’s substantial work for nearly 30 years has made a tangible impact educating and uplifting millions of children across India. I look forward to bringing perspectives and insights as Pratham develops innovative strategies to connect with the next generation of supporters of the Pratham mission.” You can read her full bio here.

Rattan is the CEO and founder of AMSYSCO Inc., a leading post-tensioning and barrier cable supplier for commercial construction buildings. Among his many philanthropic endeavors, he has established the Rattan L. Khosa Student Entrepreneurs Program at the University of Chicago as well as a scholarship to support MBA students. He is the recipient of the 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the Booth School of Business and the 2020 Award of Legend with induction to the Hall of Fame by PTI.

Pratham’s mission is a cause close to Rattan’s heart. “I came to the United States from India in 1969 with $3.75 in my pocket,” he recalls. “Yes, I worked hard, but I could never have achieved this level of success without an education. Education is everything.” You can read his full bio here.

According to Deepak Raj, chairman of Pratham USA, the new additions to the board are timely: “I am thrilled that Rattan and Neha are joining us. Their innovative spirit, coupled with their passion for education, will lend important perspectives as we develop strategies to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and put children back on the path of learning.”