Board Members

The AFS India Board Members are a diverse group representing AFS alumni from sixties, and leaders from like-minded organization who believe in the vision and mission of the organization.
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Angela Roye

Chairperson

Educationist, Environmentalist, Founder-Principal of Angela Roye’s Child Development Center, Bangalore (established in 1997), An AFS Returnee from batch of 1966-67), Former banker who served in a large nationalised bank at various senior managerial positions. Has a Masters Degree in Child Development and is a sought after speaker, teacher, and trainer in her subject of Early Childhood Education. Click HERE to read more.

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Bharat Wakhlu

Bharat is an energetic and inspiring Thought Leader, International Management Consultant, Leadership Mentor, Keynote Speaker, Author and a Champion of Life-Affirming Businesses. Bharat’s experience spans over 35 years.  His work within the Tata Group, at Sikorsky and with leading organizations as a Business Consultant and Mentor, has sharpened his unique capabilities to create Future-ready organizations – that are effective, healthy, profitable, and wholesome places for talented people to work. Currently, he is the President of The Wakhlu Advisory. Click HERE to read more.

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Dave Banerjee

Dave has been in the advertising and marketing industry for over 30 years. He started his career with J. Walter Thompson in Calcutta and later moved to Ogilvy and Lowe in Bangalore. In 1997 he moved to New York and started two agencies Banerjee & Partners and 1947 Communications. Over the years he has worked with clients such as Levi’s, Remy Martin, Wells Fargo, Volvo, MetLife, DKNY, Chase Manhattan and J&J among many others. Click HERE to read more.

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Jayant Krishna

Jayant Krishna is ED & COO, National Skill Development Corporation. Most of Jayant’s experience of 30 years was with Tata Group with key positions at Tata Consultancy Services, including Director – Life Sciences & Healthcare (Europe); Regional Director (UK); RM (London); DCH; and Global Relationship Manager. He handled some of Tata Group’s key HR, CSR and Communications initiatives.  Click HERE to read more.

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Joseph Kuok

Alumni of St. Stephen’s College, Post Graduate in Business Economics from Delhi University, Winner of Bronze Medal in the 1982 IXth. Asian Games held at New Delhi in Waterpolo. Father of AFS Alumni.

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Jayant Hari Har Lal

Jayant Hari Har Lal, a product of The Doon School and of the IIT at Kanpur started his career as a Marketing Engineer and moved on to being an entrepreneur. He set up a very successful engineering unit at Dehra Dun and gradually moved towards his passion – teaching. After 7 years of voluntary teaching at his alma mater – The Doon School, he became a full time faculty member there teaching Maths and Physics. He has been a Housemaster and Deputy Headmaster at The Doon School and then was Founder Principal of the Sanskaar Valley School in Bhopal. He hung up his boots as Director Development at The Doon School in 2011 and is now engaged as an Education Consultant. Click HERE to read more.

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John Mota

John is a YES Alumni of 2013-14 batch. He describes his YES Program as a life changing experience for facilitating more opportunities, enduring bonds and making me more responsible as a Global Citizen. On selection to represent alumni on board, John says, “I am confident enough to accept this responsibility to represent our alumni base and work efficiently to see a significant increase in the number of active alumni in every chapter.”

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Mandeep Kaur

Mandeep is the All-India Principal Program Advisor in the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, where she has served since July 1994.  She was instrumental in setting up the U.S. State Department’s, “Youth Exchange and Study(YES) Program,” in India in 2005 in collaboration with AFS-USA.  Click HERE to read more.

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Ranjana Iyer

Ranjana Iyer is a practicing lawyer and has over three decades of experience and expertise as a senior litigator and has handled a vast variety of commercial disputes. She  has appeared before courts and tribunals in matters relating to intellectual property laws, immigration laws and arbitrations  and has also  worked as a legal advisor to   group of companies in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. Click HERE to read more.

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Ravi Pandit

A meritorious Chartered Accountant and Chartered Company Secretary, Ravi Pandit, has donned leadership roles across the Management spectrum in his distinguished career spanning over 3 decades. He gained useful experience about the industry and business practices while overseeing the Accounting and Finance functions in large Indian conglomerates, such as, the Tatas, Bajaj, Essar, Walchand and Global Group. Click HERE to read more.

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Siddharth Singh

Siddharth Singh has been the Principal of the Emerald Heights International School, Indore, M.P., India since 2012. He has a global approach and that is reflected in the Exchanges and College Placements enjoyed by his students at the Emerald Heights International School. Click HERE to read more.

Staff

AFS Staff supports our volunteers, and enable exchanges to succeed by working together to ensure that the highest quality experiences are afforded to all participants and host families. The staff at AFS International provide worldwide support, quality control and development of the more than 50 AFS Partners across the globe.

Staffers

In Alphabetical Order
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Aadil Fahim

Chief Marketing and Development Officer

E-mail: [email protected]

Over ten years of experience in the international non-profit sector in India.  A TEDx Speaker, YES Alumnus of 2007-08 batch to United States to study abroad for a year, Interculturalist, Trainer, Visual Communication Specialist and a Storyteller. At AFS,  I plan, develop and direct marketing efforts for AFS India with development of strategies & methodologies for the growth of volunteers & AFS. Background in Journalism with subsequent degree in Conflict Analysis & Peace-Building. I hold a Diploma in Script Writing with certification of Fundamentals of Graphic Design from California Insitute of Arts & Design and Make Inforgraphics from Michigan State University.

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Balram

Office Support

E-mail: [email protected]

I like working at AFS India. I believe that a smooth running organization can only be developed only when every administrative work is taken care of in a meaningful way. I enjoy the company of people in office. I have learned a lot since I joined the organization. WIth changing organization, I have seen the growth and development in the people around myself and in the organization as a whole.

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Bharat Kandpal

Account Senior Assistant

E-mail: [email protected]

I like  learning and exploring new things. My main motive during the time I joined office was to learn from others and giving my best in what I do: account & finance work. With the finance work, I get plenty of time to interact with the volunteres & other stakeholders which helps me grow as an individual at personal and interpersonal level.

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Bulbul Kashyap

Programs Support

E-mail: [email protected]

I joined AFS India in December 2019 for the Hosting Department as Programs Support. It is my pleasure to work in such a positive environment; I am enhancing my skills, knowledge and learning so many things every day. I am forever grateful for AFS India. I earned Master degree in History from Delhi University, Completed Diploma in Nutrition and Health Education and Certified in NGO Management and record management from The National archives of India. I am an optimistic and strong believer in the power of positive thinking. Also I am an animal lover and love to play with my dogs and cats in free time.

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Bhavya Arora

Training and Development Coordinator 

E-mail: [email protected]

My journey with AFS began as a volunteer with Delhi Chapter in 2015. I have been volunteering with AFS India in various capacities- counselor, trainer, community service coordinator, FRRO support and so much more. As a professional, I am a mental health professional, trainer and an internationally trained psychotherapist from California and Netherlands having worked with various organisations ranging from United Nations to Department of Psychiatry AIIMS, Times of India NIE, etc with an experience of working with 45+ schools across Delhi NCR through workshops and trainings. Joining as a Training and Development Coordinator as an AFS India staff in 2019, I am excited to explore what the world of Intercultural Learning holds for me!
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Divya Arora

National Director

E-mail: [email protected]

I started my association with AFS in May 2006 first as a volunteer and then as staff. It seems like a life time that I have been with AFS. Before AFS I have a diverse work experience for over 25 years across various schools, NGO, hospitals, businesses and export houses. My father is my inspiration. He was motivational writer & speaker and has taught me from beginning to be always positive and he gave me a thought that work is worship. I became the National Director since 2009 and lead the team at the AFS National Office in India. I have the motto “buck stops here” – that covers everything.

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Joceline Joshy

Volunteer Support

E-mail: [email protected]

I joined AFS in 2016 and have been working with the Volunteer Development Department since then. Being directly involved with volunteers from PAN India helps me widen my horizons. Coming from the Sociology background, AFS is the kind of organisation I have always wanted to work with. Diving into the cultural world and imbibing great learning from each has been my life goal from the very beginning. My subjects Psychology and Sociology have helped me or I would say directed me dive in the right way. AFS being my first organisation has a huge role to play in moulding my professional path. Working with an Educational Organisation simply means new learning each day. Learning has no limits or ends. I look forward to challenges that would help me in my professional growth and encounters that make me a better person.

Cheers to a journey full of love and happiness …. Go AFS! 😀

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Kapil Kumar

Graphic Designer

E-mail: [email protected]

My name is Kapil Kumar. I have done diploma in Graphic Designing from F-TEC & The Computer Minds. I have joined AFS India as a Graphic Designer. I am very happy to be a part of AFS India. I have 13 years of experience in Graphic Designing with various companies. I like listening to Music, Playing Cricket & Travelling.

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Kuldeep Mishra

Office Support

I work as an Office Support. With new addition to the AFS family, I have lot to learn and explore. I try to provide my expertise in any field I can as per the need and requirement. With each assignment, I learn a new thing, and that, in the end, feels like an achievement.

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Manjit Sandhu

E-mail: [email protected]

My educational and professional background has allowed me to explore my ability to be a change maker by inspiring, mentoring, and collaborating with other people at various levels. By working at grassroots, with multicultural refugees and Multinational communities, both at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees project (UNHCR)  and later at AFS since 2007; it has not only given me knowledge and understanding towards  different cultural and community perspectives. But I have also developed the sensitivity, patience, and skills needed for participation in our multicultural society. I have done Bachelors in Sociology (Hons) and Master’s degree in Social work from Delhi University. I continue to enjoy my association with AFS over more than a decade now!

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Nishita Mehta

Manager – Programs, Fundraising & Alumni

E-mail: [email protected]

I have been associated with AFS from 2009 as an exchange student to Italy. After my exchange year, I volunteered with Baroda chapter. I have also represented the alumni on the AFS India board from 2014-2017 and now working in the capacity of a Manager – Programs, Partnerships, Fundraising & Alumni jointly with the respective teams. I have a Bachelor’s in French and Master’s in Journalism and Communication Studies.
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Parvez Alam

Programs Support

E-mail: [email protected]

I am Parvez Alam, I possess 4 years of experience working with NGOs in the field of education. I am a Bachelor degree holder from Ramjas College, DU. I enjoy meeting and talking to new people. I am a kind of person who holds a lot of ‘Why’ with him. My association with AFS will allow me to interact with educationalists and intellectuals at global level. Also, this will help me find answers to my ‘Why’ with regards to the cultures. My conviction is that learning is a lifelong process and I am open to learning at any time. Looking forward to learning as much as possible

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Shradha Roy

Coordinator, 18+ Programs

E-mail: [email protected]

As a professional thriving for perfection, I come with an experience of 8 years in the sectors including R&D and socio-economic Development. In the past, have been associated with both Government and non-government sectors in my career. A Doctorate in Genetic Engineering, I am a MEXT, Govt. of Japan Fellow with NET as my additional qualification.

I have joined AFS Intercultural programs India as a coordinator for 18 + Programs. With my firm belief and experience around the ethos of the organisation, I look forward to my contribution to the mission simultaneously enjoying my journey with learnings and experiences.

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Sonam Luthra

Sending Manager (Sponsored Program)

E-mail: [email protected]

My name is Sonam. I joined AFS in May 2013 and now it an association of more than 5 years with the organization and working with students and parents applying for the sponsored programs (Year Program). Each day is a new learning with all the stakeholders and I strongly believe that International learning and knowledge propels students towards acceptance and understanding of an array of different cultural and community perspectives and develop the knowledge and skills needed for participation in our multicultural society.I am a Bachelor’s in Political Science (Hons) from Delhi University and thereafter pursued my Masters in Marketing and International Business.In my spare time I enjoying dancing and solving analytical puzzles.

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Suraj Sharma

YES Senior Assistant

E-mail: [email protected]

I am working in the YES department and have been with AFS India for over 10 years. I assist students and parents through the application process, My immense contribution is in providing support with applications to the department as well as to the students, natural families and volunteers. My love for children and the desire to be associated with an organization providing life changing opportunities keeps me going enthusiastically and has been a strong support for one and all in the office. I believe that AFS has given me a lot since beginning, and I want to continue giving best to the organization and learning from it. Also I love to travel new places and learn about different cultures.

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Ujwal Singh

Deputy Hosting Operations and ICL Support

E-mail: [email protected]

I started my career with AFS India as Alumni Coordinator in the year April 2015. In due course of time, I also got an opportunity to be an integral part of YES department.  In my current job role, I am working with Hosting Department as one of the team members. In addition, I am also an interim ICL Support taking care of the ICL trainings and related task. My engagement with AFS has not only helped in building self-confidence but has also provided a platform to grow and learn something new every day. In spite of challenges, working with different departments have widened my horizon and given me an opportunity to enhance my skills. Besides work, I like travelling and reading.  

Learn to appreciate and accept others' point of view while working with AFS.

“There are many organisations which are involved in the lot of conflicts around the world, almost all the conflicts originate from lack of understanding of other point of view of the other side but there are very few organisations like AFS which give people, the experience and tools not only to understand the other’s point of view but also to appreciate and accept that point of view without giving up their own views.”

Staffer with AFS India

 

A platform to make real different in the society. Work with a group of motivated volunteers and be part of the change-making process!

“AFS has given me a wonderful chance to grow with them, feel young at heart and live a beautiful life while making the world a smaller place by meeting the people from various culture. The joy of watching these participants making the differences in their life and encompassing people’s lives is something I really enjoy the most .It would be incomplete if I don’t mention about the valuable, selfless & outstanding volunteers. Working with the volunteers is an experience in itself.”

Staffer with AFS India

 

Internal Complaints Committee (ICC)

In pursuance of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013 and the Rules framed there under, the AFS India hereby has adopted procedures for determining complaints filed to the Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) constituted under the Act. The procedure complies with the basic principles of natural justice and fair play and has to be adhered to in all complaints, though, in individual complaints, for reasons to be stated in writing, the ICC reserves the right to make exceptions to the procedure stated hereunder.

Internal Complaint Committee : Contact Points

S.no Name Designation Phone Number Email ID
1 Ms. Shradha Roy Presiding Officer 9873119541 [email protected]
2 Ms. Anuradha Rao Member 9916117016 [email protected]
3 Ms. Nishita Mehta Member 8586925131 [email protected]
4 Ms. Joceline Joshy Member 8586925582 [email protected]
5 Mr. Bharat Kandpal Member 7827285463 [email protected]
6 Ms. Divya Arora Member 9811770369 [email protected]

Profile of Anuradha Rao

Ms. Anuradha Rao is a very renowned expert in the field of social development. Her expertise is widespread in the vast arenas of development – Women’s human rights and International law, Governance and social justice, Sustainable Development, Consumer rights, Leadership and management skills, Research on legal and policy issues, Developing, monitoring and evaluating programmes, Advocacy skills and training, Legal literacy and public interest litigation, Capacity building support for community-based organisations (CBO) and non-government organisations (NGO) and Grant applications.

She has formerly also been Executive Director, International Women’s Rights Action Watch (IWRAW) Asia Pacific. IWRAW Asia Pacific is an international NGO based in Kuala Lumpur. It works through collaborative projects, primarily with women’s organisations globally, and more specifically in the Asia Pacific region. She is a consultant to endless networks and organisations across the globe.

Her  experience, associations and  achievements cannot be put in few lines. AFS India is glad to have her on board with us as an ICC member of our organisation.