The Board of Progressive Development Initiative consists of a group of charismatic and exuberant individuals, who possess not only relevant expertise, but also a sense of social conscientiousness. The Board members are not related by blood or marriage. No remuneration, sitting fees or any other form of compensation is paid to any of the Board members. They are the guiding force behind the work of Progressive Development Initiative.
An Indian Police Service (IPS) Officer who has served about 33 years in the UP police and retired from the rank of Director General of Police. He is a recipient of the Indian Police Medal for long and meritorious services and also the President's Police Medal award for his distinguished services.
is a Mechanical Engineer from IIT Kanpur and a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers. He has over 36 years of experience with the State Bank of India, in India and abroad in senior positions and retired in the rank of General Manager. Still serving another seven years at the bottom of the pyramid.
A post graduate in Personnel Management from a premier business school and has over 22 years of experience in which the last seven years have been in the social space providing relief, rehabilitation and poverty alleviation projects. The first ten years of his work was in the space of Human Resources working for large multinationals and setting up and scaling their operations in India. He has been trained at the Harvard Business School for Strategic Leadership in Providing services to the Bottom of the Pyramid.
is a qualified Electrical and Electronics engineer who has worked in Mumbai and Hyderabad and has been involved in teaching engineering at graduate level. She has been involved in community development through various outreaches in Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad. She holds an Executive MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow. She has undergone intensive exposure to small loan finance and possesses valuable administrative and social entrepreneurship experience.
Mr. KC George is a Biomedical Engineer, having 22+ years of experience in marketing & sales and also has been a key person in a software startup company in Bangalore. In his last assignment he had worked on a Govt. of India project based in Varanasi dealing with the Benaras Silk Saree weavers.