We are only as good as the people who drive us.

Our people

Board

  • Mr Narotam Sekhsaria
  • Mr C S Rajan
  • Mr Sharadchandra Kale, IAS (Retd.)
    Mr Sharadchandra Kale, IAS (Retd.)
  • Mr P K Laheri, IAS (Retd.)
    Mr P K Laheri, IAS (Retd.)
  • Ms Padmini Somani
    Ms Padmini Somani
  • Mr Manmohan Malhoutra
    Mr Manmohan Malhoutra
  • Mr B L Taparia
    Mr B L Taparia
  • Mr. Ajay Kapur
    Mr Ajay Kapur
  • Mr Arun Bongirwar, IAS (Retd.)
    Mr Arun Bongirwar, IAS (Retd.)

Leadership team

Ms Pearl Tiwari
Ms Pearl Tiwari - Director & CEO

Pearl Tiwari is a Director, and the CEO of Ambuja Cement Foundation and President (CSR & Sustainability) at Ambuja Cements Limited. With over 30 years of experience in the development sector, Ms Tiwari is an expert in community development, having worked in this area across diverse academic, NGO and CSR roles. Having graduated from the prestigious Tata Institute of Social Sciences, and with an Executive Education in CSR from the Harvard Business School, Ms Tiwari has led Ambuja Cement Foundation since 2000.

Mr Chandrakant Kumbhani
Mr Chandrakant Kumbhani - GM, Community Development

Chandrakant Kumbhani has over 20 years’ experience in rural development. A graduate in Agricultural Engineering from Gujarat Agriculture University, he was selected as one of 20 professionals from India to complete a fully sponsored Diploma in Sustainability at the Swedish Institute of Management in 2013. From a farming family, Chandrakant has a passion for water, agriculture-based livelihoods and building community institutions. He worked for the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (India) for more than 9 years in different regions and positions prior to joining ACF.

Mr Ravi Nayse
Mr Ravi Nayse - GM, Skill Development

Ravi Nayse heads the Vocational Training division of Ambuja Cement Foundation (ACF). He holds a B.Tech degree in Agricultural Engineering and has over two decades of experience in the field of development, working with various NGOs. Ravi started his career in 1993, working as a Technical Consultant in lift, drip irrigation and water conservation. He has coordinated large scale developmental projects funded by government bodies, foreign agencies and corporates.

Ms Anagha Mahajani
Ms Anagha Mahajani - GM, Program Research & Monitoring

Ms Anagha Mahajani has over 25 years’ experience in the development sector and is the Head - Program Research and Monitoring at Ambuja Cement Foundation. She is a post-graduate from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and is a qualified management and research practitioner with publications to her credit. Prior to joining ACF she worked as a freelance development consultant and trainer working with leading national and international organisations including Tata Trusts, EZE, and Christian Aid among others. She has also been a member of faculty, Urban & Rural Community Development Department of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

Mr Manoj Agarwal
Mr Manoj Agarwal - DGM, North & East

Manoj Agarwal is a post-graduate in Water Resources Management from IIT-Kharagpur and has been working in the development sector in different parts of country for the last 15 years. Prior to ACF, he worked with the Gramin Vikas Trust on sustainable livelihood initiatives for the tribal poor and worked as an M.Tech Scholar in "Rainwater Harvesting in the Rainfed Areas" under a German funded project at IIT-Kharagpur.

People at ACF

111 Women & 416 Men

151 Permanent Staff

376 Project Resources

 

94 of these staff are either Postgraduates or Doctorates 

19% of our staff have been with ACF for 11+ years

Our 423 Employees have 3120 years experience in the social sector