The Centre is governed by an Advisory Council that defines and anchors its vision and purpose. The Council also provides oversight to its strategic planning, budget approval and performance evaluation processes, including appointment and evaluation of the Centre Director.


Council members serve as ambassadors for the Centre contributing their skills, experience, knowledge and networks to serve its goals. They ensure that the Centre’s research, convening and leadership-focused activities are designed and executed to exacting standards of excellence. The Council meets quarterly and carries carries no fiduciary responsibilities; membership is pro bono.


Advisory Council



Anu Prasad

CEO and Founder, India Leaders for Social Sector (ILSS)


Anu Prasad is a seasoned leader with a wealth of experience in both the corporate and non-profit sectors. As the CEO and Founder of India Leaders for Social Sector (ILSS), a Delhi-based non-profit organization, Anu is committed to strengthening leadership talent in the social sector. Prior to setting up ILSS in 2017, Anu played a pivotal role in the establishment of Young India Fellowship (YIF) and Ashoka University, India’s first liberal arts university, as their founding Deputy Dean and member, respectively.


Naghma Mulla

CEO and Director on the Board at EdelGive Foundation


Naghma is the CEO and Director on the Board at EdelGive Foundation. Over the last decade, she has driven the vision of the EdelGive, strengthening its core principles of collaborative philanthropy; and
transforming it from a grant-making foundation to a philanthropic asset management platform,
today. Over the years, she has forged valuable partnerships with diverse stakeholders and has been
the brainchild for innovative collaborations in Education, Migration, Women, Climate and Capacity
Building at EdelGive.


Arnav Kapur

Global Lead, Philanthropic Partnerships, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Arnav leads Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Philanthropic Partnerships portfolio globally, with a specific focus on Asia, Middle East, and Africa, aimed at strengthening the philanthropic ecosystem and partnering with governments, ultra-high net worth individuals, family offices, and corporates to have impact at scale across the priority areas and allied areas of the foundation. He previously worked with the Foundation’s Policy & Poverty Alleviation and Strategy Planning and Management Team, where he helped develop the foundation’s agriculture and policy strategy and led a state-wide primary healthcare transformation program.


Praveen Khanghta

Head, Strategy, Investment and Portfolio Development, The Convergence Foundation


Praveen heads Strategy, investment and portfolio development at The Convergence Foundation (TCF). TCF aims to improve lives of all Indians by enabling rapid and sustained economic growth. In order to do this, it builds pioneering institutions that contribute to nation-building by solving India’s most complex social-economic problems.


Gayatri Nair Lobo

Chief Operating Officer, ATE Chandra Foundation

Gayatri brings to ATE Chandra Foundation, a mix of 20 years of strategy consulting and development sector experience, having worked most recently CEO of India School Leadership Institute (ISLI). Before joining ISLI, Gayatri was at Dalberg Advisors and prior to that the Chief Operating Officer at Teach For India and was part of the scale up of operations during its first six years.