Former Prime Minister of India, late Mr. IK Gujral launched the WFP Trust for India and served as its first chairperson. The Trust continues to follow the path laid down by him for a hunger-free India as it seeks to be a catalyst in making this vision a reality.
Rita Sarin was most recently the Global Vice President & Country Director of The Hunger Project in India and leads a nationwide alliance of more than 40 organisations implementing strategies to empower women in local democracy.
She has committed her life to igniting and sustaining the leadership spirit of elected women at the grassroots level in India.
Vrinda Sarup, IAS, (Retd) has over two decades of experience in development and social change. Her work is strongly focused on the education sector involving school development, vocational and higher/technical education, and skill development.
Ms Vrinda Sarup was Secretary, Food and Public Distribution in the Government of India before her retirement.
Neela Gangadharan has held senior positions in policymaking and program implementation with the Kerala Government and the Government of India.
She has held positions including Chief Secretary, Home Secretary and Agricultural Production Commissioner, and Secretary to Government of India and Minister (Agriculture) in the Embassy of India, Rome.
Mr. Mittal is the former Chairman and President of NASSCOM (2008 to 2014), a premier trade body for the IT-BPO Industry in India. With more than three decades of experience in the IT and automotive sector, Som Mittal is a seasoned Indian business executive, and has played a key role to enable industry to realize its strategic vision of ‘Transform Business and Transform India’. He is based out of New Delhi.
A development policy analyst, corporate leader, and a former IAS officer, Sanjay Kaul has over four decades of rich and professional experience in both the government and the private sectors.
He worked in the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) for 28 years before taking early retirement in 2007. During his long tenure as a civil servant, Kaul worked at leadership positions across sectors – development, health, nutrition, education, child development, food and agriculture, and industry.
Mr. Siraj Hussain joined the IAS in 1979 and was allotted Uttar Pradesh Cadre. He served the State Government of Uttar Pradesh in various capacities, including District Magistrate, Managing Director of UP State Industrial Development Corporation, UP State Agro Industries Corporation, and Registrar of co-operative Societies. He was also posted as Secretary, Education, Panchayati Raj and Secretary to Chief Minister.
Amb. Anil Wadhwa
Ambassador Anil Wadhwa is the Former Secretary (East) Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India and Ambassador of India to Italy. He was a member of the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) from July 1979 till May 2017. He is based out of New Delhi.
In his 37-year career with the IFS, he has been Ambassador of India to Italy & San Marino, Thailand, Oman, Poland & Lithuania.
Prof. M.S. Swaminathan
Padma Vibhushan Professor M S Swaminathan has been acclaimed by TIME magazine as one of the twenty most influential Asians of the 20th century and one of the only three from India, the other two being Mahatma Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore. He has been described by the United Nations Environment Programme as “the Father of Economic Ecology” because of his leadership of the green revolution movement in agriculture and by Javier Perez de Cuellar…