Oct 18, 2023

Pratham USA welcomes two distinguished board members: Narendra Mulani and Vandana Sikka


[New York City, NY, October 18, 2023] – Pratham USA, the prominent non-profit organization dedicated to advancing learning opportunities for children, women and young people in India, proudly welcomes two outstanding corporate leaders to its national board: Narendra Mulani and Vandana Sikka.

Narendra Mulani’s illustrious career includes serving on the boards of XSELL Technologies and Irisvision, co-founding SiriusAI—an AI solutions company with a focus on financial services—and advising Insight Venture Partners. Notably, Mr. Mulani’s leadership led to the creation and exponential growth of the Accenture Artificial Intelligence business unit, His commitment to social causes is exemplified through his board positions at different organizations. Please see his bio here .

“Joining the Pratham USA board is an opportunity to channel my passion for education. I am delighted to join the team that’s writing the story of the transformation of thousands of lives in India,” shared Narendra Mulani.

Vandana Sikka is a passionate advocate for the universal right to education and the founder and CEO of Learnee, a consumer technology company. Notably, in 2014, she launched Infosys Foundation USA with its new focus on equitable access to computer science and Maker education and served as the Chairperson of the board of trustees where she defined the foundation’s strategy and oversaw grants that impacted millions of students. Please read her bio here.

“I am thrilled to join Pratham USA’s national board and contribute to their crucial work in making quality learning accessible to all,” said Vandana Sikka. “Education is a powerful equalizer that has the potential to bridge socioeconomic gaps, equip individuals with essential skills for the future, and open doors to new possibilities.”

“We are elated to welcome Narendra Mulani and Vandana Sikka to our National Board,” expressed Dhiren Shethia, Chair, National Board, Pratham USA. “Their experience and visionary leadership will undoubtedly guide our work to further Pratham’s mission of transforming lives through learning.”

“Pratham USA is delighted to welcome Narendra Mulani and Vandana Sikka to our Board of Directors,” said Manisha Bharti, Global Executive and CEO of Pratham USA. “Their extensive experience, unwavering commitment to education, and dedication to philanthropy align perfectly with our mission to offer opportunities of learning to millions in India.”

Pratham impacts around 5 million children and youth annually by working directly in schools and communities and in partnership with governments. The addition of Narendra Mulani and Vandana Sikka to Pratham USA’s National Board marks a pivotal moment in the organization’s journey towards enhancing educational access and outcomes in India.