Mr. Astad N. Parakh

Mr. Astad N. Parakh is the founder of the English E.Teach project and has over 50 years of experience in Marketing and general management, initially with a multi-division organization, and later in independent business.

Board of Advisors

Ms. Harsha Parekh

Ms. Harsha Parekh is the chairperson of the Bombay Community Public Trust. After a 33 year long career in librarianship, Harsha Parekh retired from the SNDT Women's University. Her second career in social service management began in 2003 when she became executive trustee at BCPT.

Mr. Anil C. Kilachand

Mr. Anil C. Kilachand is the Chairman Stiack Engineering Pvt. Ltd. He was the past President of the Tool and Gauge Manufacturers Association (TAGMA) and past Chairman of The Federation of Asian Die and Mould Associations (FADMA).

Ms. Vandana Chakrabarti

Ms. Vandana Chakrabarti is Executive Trustee of the Bombay Community Public Trust and was the Pro Vice Chancellor of SNDT Women’s University. She has over 35 years of experience in higher education and currently, she is a visiting professor in the International Institute of Adult Education in New Delhi.

Mr. Siddhartha Rastogi

Mr. Siddhartha Rastogi, is the Managing Director with AMBIT Asset Management. He has two decades of financial services experience.

Mr. Mukund Dalal

Mr. Mukund Dalal is a Promoter of Sonata- Software Ltd., a Bangalore based software company, quoted on the Bombay Stock Exchange.

Ms. Utpala Thacker

Ms. Utpala Thackeris the Chief Operating Officer of The Bombay Community Public Trust (BCPT) and has around two decades of professional experience in the social development sector.She was the first person to join theEnglish E.Teach Project team.

Mr. Jyotin Kothary

Jyotin Kothary has over 45 years of experience in managing industrial enterprises and was Managing Director of a major electronics company. Presently, he is also on the board of directors of many manufacturing companies.