Meet the Team

Who We Are


Sonia Gandhi

Mrs Sonia Gandhi is the Chairperson of the Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust. She is the President of the Indian National Congress and a Member of Parliament representing the constituency of Raebareli. Her relationship with Uttar Pradesh and Rajiv Gandhi Mahila Vikas Pariyojana is deep and everlasting. The trust carries forward the undying legacy and vision of her husband and India’s former Prime Minister Mr Rajiv Gandhi.

Rahul Gandhi

Mr Rahul Gandhi is the Member of Parliament from Wayanad and Ex-Member of Parliament from Amethi. He has represented Amethi constituency thrice and holds an emotional and personal connect with the people of Amethi and of Uttar Pradesh. Rajiv Gandhi Mahila Vikas Pariyojana represents his vision of women as independent and of communities as empowered.

Ashok Ganguly

Dr Ashok Ganguly is member of Rajya Sabha and associated with a number of enterprises. Namely, Director of the Central Board of the Reserve Bank of India and member of Prime Minister’s Trade and Industry and the National Knowledge Commission. He is the recipient of the Padama Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian award, and the Economic Times Lifetime Achievement Award.

Bansi Mehta

Mr Bansi Mehta is a Chartered Accountant and the former President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in India. He is associated with a number of committees and enterprises.


Shoaib Sultan Khan

A world renowned expert in rual development and winner of Ramon Magsaysay Award. His pioneering work in India with the World Bank aided Andhra Pradesh Poverty Reduction Project inspired the setting up of India’s National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM)

T. Vijay Kumar

Special Chief Secretary (Agriculture)  to Government of Andhra Pradesh. He had served as Additional Secreatary, Ministry of Rural Development, GOI  and Head of the National Rural Liveliohood Mission

P. Sampath Kumar (IAS)

Mr. Sampath Kumar (IAS) has recently completed the Mid-Career Masters in Public Administration Program (MC/MPA) as an Edward S Mason Fellow for the class of 2014 from the Harvard Kennedy School, Massachusetts, USA.

Ms Vijaya Bharathi

Expert in community mobilisation and institution building. Consultant to the World Bank. Worked for United Nations Development Programme and Consultant to  Society for Elimination of Rural Poor (SERP), Andhra Pradesh

Dr. Walter Simon de Boef

A global consultant having experience of more than 25 years in smallholders agriculture development with an emphasis on seed sector development and plant genetic resource management. He has worked in more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.


Deep Joshi

Chief Executive Officer

P. S. Mohanan

State Program Director

K. S. Yadav

Senior Programme Manger, Social Mobilisation & Agriculture

Kaushal Vidyarthee

Lead, Strategy Management

Ajay Kushwaha

Regional Programme Manager, Banda

Arima Singh

Regional Programme Manager, Lucknow

Ashok Minz

Regional Programme Manager, Jhansi

Dhirendra Pratap Singh

Regional Programme Manager, Raebareli

Gyanendra Verma

Regional Programme Manager, Varanasi

Nilesh Kumar Jain

Regional Programme Manager, Amethi

Pankaj Srivastava

Regional Programme Manager, Gorakhpur

Vinay Kumar Singh

Regional Programme Manager, Shahjahanpur

Gajendra Kumar

Programme Officer, Institution & Capacity Building

Punam Dhobale

Programme Officer, Young Women SHG

P. L. Yadav

Senior Programme Consultant, Financial Inclusion

Ravi Singh

HR Manager

Shobhit Gupta

Finance Manager

Sara Saad

Programme Officer, Research and Documentation

Sushil Singh

Programme Officer, Health

Samarth Singh

Programme Officer Livelihoods

Swati Saxena

Programme Lead, Research & Development

Vivek Chaurasia

IT Officer

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