Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Pritpal Marjara
Pritpal Marjara is the Managing Director of Population Service International in India. Mr. Marjara holds a Master's degree in Information Technology. Mr. Marjara has over 15 years of diverse professional experience in social marketing, behaviour change communication, research and Information Technology. Mr. Marjara began his career as IT professional developing software programs. He started his career in development sector at PSI where he managed complex health programs in diverse geographical, social and cultural setting in India. He had progressive responsibilities, culminating the program leadership, within PSI's `Avahan` program with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation which involved the delivery of services in management and treatment sexually transmitted infections in the areas with high prevalence of HIV. He speaks in English, Hindi, and Punjabi.
Kaushik Dutta
Elected to the PSI Governing Body earlier in 2007, Kaushik Dutta has been an adviser to PSI India for many years. He is a partner at Price Waterhouse and considered a management expert within India. Kaushik works closely with a number of NGOs on a pro bono basis as a member or a trustee to these organizations and is a visiting faculty of IIM, Lucknow and IIM Bangalore.

He is active at various professional forums on international reporting and governance issues and has prepared a number of research papers for ICAI, ICWA, ICS and Delhi University on various technical issues. He writes frequently in the business columns of leading newspapers on governance and reporting issues. Mr Dutta has co-authored a book titled 'Corporate Governance : Myth to Reality' published by Lexis-Nexis Butterworths, which has been rated by the Global Forum of Corporate Governance, USA as one among the top three books on the subject.
S. V. Sista
Known to his friends as ‘Bobby’, S.V. Sista is a doyen of the advertising industry in India. He was awarded the ABBY Distinctive Recognition Award for his contribution to the Advertising Industry by the Ad Club, Mumbai, on 16th March, 2003. However, he had followed his heart and left his full time work as an Ad-Man in 1998 to work for social welfare of people of India.

He is associated with a number of NGOs including Anga Karunya Kendra, Action Aid, Partners in Change and i-Congo (Indian Confederation of NGOs). He is the founder and Executive Trustee of Population First – a communications initiative for a balanced, planned and stable population in India.
Sanjay Chaganti
Sanjay Chaganti evolved from being a program head to a senior Asia Technical Director and subsequently became a motivational workshop leader; a coach/mentor for many across the world. He holds a Masters degree in Economics and another in Communications Management from prominent US University. Mr Chaganti wears many hats including a Hay Consulting certified transformational coach, a licensed trainer for various ‘Heal Your Life’ workshops and board member supporting organizational transformation in Cambodia and India. He is passionate about helping professionals transform themselves to lead more productive and fulfilling lives both at work and beyond.
Madhu Bala Nath
Madhu Bala Nath started her career as a women (WID) development officer with the Swedish International Development Authority, (SIDA) in India in the early eighties. In 1986, Madhu moved on to carrying these issues to the policy level working with the United Nations Development Fund for Women, (UNIFEM) as their adviser in India and later on as their adviser for India and Indo China. In 1994 Madhu started her work on HIV/AIDS working first with the UNDP Regional project on HIV and development for Asia and the Pacific and then as the UNIFEM/UNAIDS gender and HIV Adviser based in New York until June 2000.

She has authored two books entitled, “….and then she stirred,” and “From Tragedy Towards Hope.” Two capacity building tools namely a training manual on “Gender, HIV/AIDS and Human Rights” and a resource guide on “How to Empower Women to Negotiate Safe Sex”, have also be authored by her after continuous field testing of these resources on the ground.

She worked with UN Women in South Asia from May 2009 to May 2012 as their Regional Policy Adviser providing policy advice in the five pillars of the work of UN Women namely:

- Violence against Women
- Governance
- Women Peace and Security
- National Planning and Budgeting
- Economic Empowerment

Madhu is now serving as a director on the board of directors of four organisations namely HPL Power, Charities Aid Foundation, HIV/AIDS Alliance and Population Services International and is on the advisory committee of two organisations namely Girl Rising and Global Health Strategies.
Asha Das
Has a Master’s in History from Vikram University, Bhopal and a Diploma in Advanced Studies in Development Administration, University of Manchester. She joined the prestigious Indian Administrative Service in 1964 and has worked at District, State and National level in various administrative and policy making capacities. She has significant experience and expertise in the social and human development sector having worked in the departments of social justice, women and child development and National Commission for Scheduled Cates and Scheduled Tribes. As Secretary to the Government of India she has led the formulation of national polices and implemented programs for the welfare of women, children and the under-privileged. She has represented India on the executive committees/boards of World Food Program, UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs, UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. UNICEF and as a special invitee on the Commonwealth Advisory Group on Alcoholism. She retired from the Indian Administrative Service in 2001 as the Secretary to The Government of India, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment. Post retirement, Ms. Asha Das continues to utilize her skills and expertise in the social sector and works for issues relating to women, children and the marginalized population. She has been associated with reviews, studies and consultations with UNESCO, UNIFEM and ILO on issues of education, gender, HIV and Aids and migrant and child labor. She has been associated with the National Commission for Women as member of core committee, National Workshop on Women in Governance, expert committee on conditions and problems of widows, Special Rapporteur with the National Human Rights Commission on the issues concerning disability, women, children and trafficking and as an advisor to the National Abylimpics Association of India. Asha Das in on the Governing Board of Guild of Service, Amar Jyoti Trust and Miranda House and Director on the board of India Energy Exchange and Multi Commodities Exchange. She joined the PSI board in the June 2004.
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