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Governing Body

The Governing Board consists of seven members who are appointed by the EP Board based on profiles which are recommended by the Members. Selection is based on competence, relevant expertise and networks required. The Governing Board convenes four times a year at the least. Meetings are held as per agenda and minutes are documented. Before the commencement of the financial year, the Annual Action Plan and Budget are presented by the Management Team to the Board. By September each year, the Annual Accounts closing report and Annual Reports are presented to the Board for approval. The management team reports to the Governing Board on the progress of the activities quarterly. The Quarterly reports contain the financial report on the realization and the prognosis in comparison to the budget estimate. Reporting is based on the objectives and indicators for the year and the quarter as per budget estimates. The Governing Body also presented with transcripts of the audit reports and the Annual Review.


  • Mr. Vinod Kaushik

    Mr. Vinod Kaushik President

    Mr. Vinod Kaushik holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management from IRMA. He has over 27 years experience in conceptualizing, executing and managing agriculture and dairy development projects for poverty reduction in India. He is on the Board of Agriculture Sector Skill Council of India and Chairman, CSR Committee of Indo American Chamber of Commerce, (Northern Region). He was given a Global Social Benefit Incubation Award in 2010 by Santa Clara University USA. Mr. Kaushik is the President of End Poverty.

  • Mr. Sukhbir Sharma

    Mr. Sukhbir Sharma Member

    Mr. Sukhbir Sharma is an Engineer from CTI, Gwalior. He has over 36 years of experience during which he has worked with leading organizations like Hotel Meridien, Imperial, Modi Group, DLF, Jindal (JSW). His work at Bellary Karnataka has been awarded as the best township in India and in Asia. He is currently the Sr. Vice President with TCG Real Estate.

  • Mr. Avinash C. Tyagi

    Mr. Avinash C. Tyagi Member

    Mr. Avinash. C. Tyagi, is an alumnus of IIT Delhi. He has 44 years of experience dealing with various facets of water resources. He has served as Governor in the Board of Governors (BoG) of World Water Council representing ICID; Governing Board of UNESCO-IHE, Delft; Governing Board of ICHARM; and Chair of International Flood Network IFNet.

  • Mr. Rajesh Mehta

    Mr. Rajesh Mehta Member

    Mr. Rajesh Mehta has done PGDBM from Fore School of Management and he has over 20 years of experience in Industry. He specializes in setting up new companies and organizations, building on core management competence. He is Senior Advisor to Red Fort Strategies, EU Gate India, Infinite Sum Modelling and APCO Worldwide. He has advised CEO’s, Governments, Diplomats, Business Associations and Philanthropic Organizations. He has authored number of reports, books, policy papers, compendiums, etc.

  • Sriram Venkataraman

    Sriram Venkataraman Member

    Sriram Venkataraman is a graduate from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani.He has 15 years of experience . Sriram moved to the development sector after 7 years in healthcare consulting with Fortune 500 companies where he built and led the healthcare portfolio across the European and Asia Pacific markets in Frost and Sullivan and Globaldata. Sriram led the community mobilization and individual fundraising at Amnesty International India for 4 years . Currently he is the Director and Head - Institutional partnerships and engagements at The/Nudge Foundation.

  • Mr. Damodar Sharma

    Mr. Damodar Sharma Member

    Mr. Damodar Sharma is an alumnus of BIT Ranchi and has been serving the Haryana government for over 34 years since 1974. He retired as a Chief Engineer from the state’s Irrigation Department in 2008 and has been an active Philanthropist for almost two decades since then. He has been the Secretary Haryana Science Forum and has published the Haryana Science Bulletin.