Board Members

DR. MANJULA DEVI SHROFF
MANAGING TRUSTEE

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“Education is for all and every individual has the right to receive an education,” says the founder of Visamo Kids Foundation, Dr.Manjula Pooja Shroff.

An edupreneur, vlogger, podcaster and achiever of her own kind, Dr. Manjula Pooja Shroff is very passionate about education and firmly believes that every child is entitled to an education. Under her vision to reach out to the underprivileged but high-potential kids, she created a residential facility in Ahmedabad which nurtures around 100 kids ensuring their access to quality education in the best English-medium schools in Ahmedabad.

Dr. Shroff is deeply concerned with the education of the underprivileged and aspires to transform their lives through the power of education, making this Foundation her dream organisation. As a dedication to the less fortunate children, she envisions creating organisational goals, turning them into implementation strategies, and mobilising the human resource to align to these goals.

Dr. Shroff is on a dauntless journey to make a significant difference in the area of schooling and education for those who live below the poverty line. She asserts categorically that “free education is the answer for poverty and every child, regardless of her/his social stratum, ought to savour at least the flavours of primary education.”

As founder & CEO of eInfochips, Mr. Pratul Shroff has steered eInfochips from humble beginnings in 1994 to being a top-notch Product and Semiconductor Engineering Services Company today. Today, eInfochips employs 1300+ professionals across 10 design centres in India and USA, catering to key industries like Aerospace and Defense, Security and Surveillance, Semiconductor, Consumer Devices, Medical Devices, Retail and eCommerce and Software Products. eInfochips recently won the Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year Award. (www.einfochips.com)

Mr. Shroff holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani (India) and a master’s degree in Computer Engineering from Cornell, USA. He also earned an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad (India). For 10 years, Pratul worked for Intel and Daisy Systems in the USA. At Intel, he was a part of the 80186 processor design team, and was one of the founding engineers at Daisy Systems.

Mr. Shroff believes in giving back to the society. His NGO, K R Shroff Foundation provides education support to approximately 20000 under privileged students in North Gujarat. His vision is to impact 1 Mn lives in next 10 years. He also contributes to initiatives like Visamo Kids (a home for underprivileged children) and Yuva Unstoppable (Computer education to 100+ rural schools).

In June 2014, he was awarded for Visionary Leadership in the ICT Sector by GESIA. His leadership has been exemplary, and instrumental in building the technology services ecosystem in Gujarat. Mr. Shroff was also awarded the ‘Outstanding IT Entrepreneur of the Year by Mr. N. R. Narayana Murthy, (Chairman, Infosys) at an Ahmedabad Management Association (AMA) event in 2004.

Mr. Shroff is the Chairman of Core Group on Information, Communication and Technology (ICT), for the CII Gujarat State Council. He is also a member of the Academic Council for DAIICT (Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communications Technology) and Ahmedabad University.

MR. PRATUL SHROFF
CEO – EINFOCHIPS

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MR. SHANTANU MISHRA
CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT

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Mr. Santanu Mishra is the Co-Founder & Executive Trustee of Smile Foundation, a national level development organization that was established in 2002 by him and his friends as a part of their giving back to the society.

Mr. Mishra has done his graduation in commerce stream and is a certified Company secretary. On the academic front he further excelled by completing his management education from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmadabad (IIM-A). He has a successful stint in the corporate sector as a finance professional before devoting most of his time in the social sector. He is a qualified lawyer.

Mr. Mishra is the producer of Feature Film “I am Kalam”, which has achieved astounding success with the film travelling to over 30 countries and winning 22 national and international awards. With “I am Kalam” Smile Foundation advocated the cause of Sending Every Child to School.

Dr. Nayana Shah is the founder Director of Manthan Centre for Human and Organization Development, Ahmedabad. Her expertise is in the areas of organizational diagnosis, psychometric assessment, competency mapping, executive coaching and training. She has worked with varied organizations and industries of varied nature such as textile, automobile, software, engineering, pharmaceutical, etc. She was associated with Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad, for ten years in different capacities and has worked with acclaimed academic institutes such as NID, MICA, NIRMA, DARPANA, SUMEDHAS, FLAME and AMA as consultant, trainer, subject expert, faculty, etc.

DR. NAYANA SHAH
MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT

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MRS. MANOJA MANJARI DEVI
SOCIAL WORKER

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A Trained Psychologist, counsellor, therapist, healer (Expert in natural Reiki method of healing) Ms. Manoja Manjari Devi, a Health and wellness seminar leader has made a mark as a living root binding the earthly mortals with a high spiritual quotient.

She is the Director, SVADHYAYA FOUNDATION, (involved in Reiki teaching and practicing).  She is currently promoting spiritual awareness to transform life conditions.

As the Founder member of Art of Living (AOL) Bhubaneswar Chapter, she remains the youngest delegate to have represented AOL in World Faith Conference in 1999.

Besides her social activities, her literary work has been recognised and rewarded by Swami Tejomayananda in Chinmaya International Magazines. Some of her works have been published in Asian Age, Sambad and Bhubaneswar Club Magazine of which she was on the Editorial Board. She has addressed the Rotary Club of Bhubaneswar on two occasions, once on ‘Reiki’ and recently, on ‘Life After Death’. She is the President of TM trust, a government backed socio-religious charitable organisation.  She has  been associated  in various capacities with socially committed organisations of national and international repute such as Rotary. World Faiths organisation, Chinmaya mission and Divine Life Society.