Who Are the Trustees, Advisors & Management

Agastya trustees and advisers include educators, teachers, scientists, CEOs, bankers, entrepreneurs and philanthropists with significant knowledge, expertise and experience in education, and leading and managing Indian and global organizations.

Trustees

  • V.K. Aatre, Former Scientific Adviser to the Minister of Defence, Government of India
  • M. Gupta, RARE Enterprises
  • R. Jhunjhunwala, Stock Market Investor & Philanthropist
  • M. Kumar, Managing Trustee
  • A. Oberoi, Co-founder, ACP Partners
  • R. Raghavan, Chairman
  • P. Rao, Private Investor
  • A. Sethi, Managing Director, Polyfloro Limited
  • H.N. Srihari, Consultant and former General Manager, ICI Limited

Management

  • R. Raghavan - Chairman
  • M. Kumar - Managing Trustee
  • K. Thiagarajan - Chief of Operations 
  • A. Basu - Chief Programs Executive
  • Sai Chandrashekar, Operations Head
  • Hariharan Ganesan, Director Partner Relations
  • R. Ramadorai - Karnataka Ecosystem Projects Head
  • Nitin Desai - Kuppam Campus Head
  • T.S. Suresh - Head Government Liaison 
  • Dilip Gowda, South Karnataka, Head
  • Anil Joshi - North Karnataka Head
  • K. Ranganathan - Scale-up Team Head
  • P. Manjunath - Teacher Training 
  • K. Balaram - Operations and Logistics
  • Ms K. Advani - Director Corporate Partnerships

Advisory Council

  • S. Jagannathan, USA
  • R. Krishnan, Distinguished Scientist (Former), Ministry of Defence
  • V. Krishnakumar, Singapore
  • Ms. N.S. Leela, Former Professor, MES College
  • K.G. Narayanan, Former Director, Aeronautical Development Establishment
  • Ms. Revathi Narayanan, Former Director, Mahila Samakhya Karnataka
  • Vasant Nayak, MurthyNayak Foundation
  • S. Parthan, Former Professor, IIT Kharagpur 
  • G. Ramakrishnan, President, Meru Capital
  • M.A. Ramaswamy, Former Scientist, NAL and Professor, Indian Institute of Science
  • Y. Reddy, Former Environment Secretary, Government of Karnataka
  • Ms. Vidya Shah, CEO, EdelGive Foundation
  • M. Shivkumar, Former Chief Designer, Hindustan Machine Tools
  • D. Singh, Ex-Union Home Secretary, Government of India
  • M.G. Subramanian, Former VP, Hewlett Packard
  • S. Viswanathan, Founding Managing Partner, Indusage Global Advisors

Advisors

India

  • Dr. R G Nadadur - Retired IAS Officer and Visiting Professor, ISEC, Bangalore
  • P. Talwar, Director, Titanium Capital

UK

  • Gopi Warrier, Chairman Ayurveda Holdings

USA

  • Anupama Ramakrishnan
  • Dr. Arjun Oberoi, MD, Pfizer
  • Jasmine Srivastava