Trustees & Advisory Board
Neeraj AgarwalaTrustee & CFO
Neeraj is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 17 years of experience. He started his career with erstwhile Arthur Andersen and then with Ernst & Young before he started his own practice. He has developed expertise in practice domains ranging from Auditing, Income-tax, Service tax to FEMA. His specialization is International tax and transfer pricing. He has advised and represented leading multinational and transnational players on various complex issues at different forums.
Gunjan BahlTrustee and Advisor
Gunjan Bahl is the Vice President at Private Equity - Real Estate (PERE) Group at GIC, a Sovereign Wealth Fund, in the Mumbai office since October 2015. Prior to this he was an Executive Director with J.P. Morgan Asset Management in the PERE group and worked there for 9 years. He also holds an MBA with a specialization in Finance and Marketing from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.
Ajay, an avid traveler, is an Internet evangelist in open source technologies. When not travelling, he heads the engineering team of Shaadi.com. He has been unleashing the power of web from the last 17 years. Technology is not only his profession, but his passion; and when not diving in the deep sea of technology, Ajay likes to explore the pearls of financial economics.
Viji VenkateshAdvisory Board Member
Viji Venkatesh brings with her 28 years of professional experience in cancer patient care and support in her role as Country Head India at The Max Foundation. Through the years, Viji has served many community leadership roles in the cancer care arena; including her time as the Asia Coordinator for the International Union against Cancer (UICC) where she developed and led symposiums, workshops and learning programs. She was also instrumental in help setting up the Preventive Oncology Department at Tata Memorial Hospital in 1991, where she has contributed to the renowned institute as an active member of its Ethics Committee. In 2009, Viji was awarded the Scroll of Honor for her outstanding contribution in the field of Social Service from the Health Minister of Bihar at the World Cancer Day Celebration in Patna, India.
Mr Prem MehtaAdvisory Board Member
He was awarded the Hall of Fame by the Advertising Agencies of India and the Advertising Club-Calcutta. HeHe is currently the Chairman of the NORTHPOINT Centre of Learning, which he founded. This evolved from his special interest in the development of young talent to help them build productive careers within the industry.
Dr. Brijesh AroraMedical Advisor
Dr. Brijesh Arora is Professor in Pediatric Oncology and immediate past convener of Pediatric Hemato-Lymphoid disease management group at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India. Dr. Arora has done his post graduation in Pediatrics from Delhi University and has done his DM (fellowship) in Medical & Pediatric Oncology from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. He has done his training in Pediatric hematology Oncology and BMT from Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada. He is actively involved in pediatric oncology clinical research and has done his formal postgraduate training in clinical research at Bombay college of Pharmacy. He is also the national managing committee member of Indian Cancer Society, medical advisor to Cuddles foundation and treasurer of Mumbai Hematology group. He is honorary Trustee of Indian Cooperative oncology network (ICON) & chair of ICON Pediatric subcommittee.
Reshma SuranaAdvisory Board Member
Reshma carries out her family business, Surana Jewellers, which is an intrinsic part of our city's heritage. Over the years, Surana Jewellers has perfected the art form and handed the craft down generations creating masterpieces reminiscent of the royal bygone era.what the meaning of life was and after deep reflection, realized that for her, it meant helping others. One will often find her talking about how she can find nothing more fulfilling or joyous. After she heard about Cuddles' story, she was inspired by the organisation and its work. It is her wish to be of great service to the organization and the beautiful children it helps.
Nidhi RamachandranAdvisory Board Member
Currently, Nidhi heads the 1SF business. With over 12 years of diverse experience in human resources and consulting, spanning total rewards, organization design and structuring and competency assessment in various organisations, Nidhi is passionate about using her skills and helping Cuddles further its cause.