Our Team

Board Members

Ms. Madhu Singhal, President
The President of Sampark, is the founder and secretary of Mitra Jyoti, an NGO that works for rehabilitation of disabled people and is associated with various other NGOs including Association of People with Disability, National Association for the Blind, etc.

Mrs. Smita Premchander, Secretary
The Founder-Member & Chief Secretary of Sampark, has 20 years of experience in developmental work with various agencies. She has been a trainer and consultant for gender, micro-finance and micro enterprise both in India and internationally.

Ms. Chinnamma, Vice president
The Vice President has 30 years of teaching experience in Bangalore and has taught children from all levels, and has taken teaching as well as administrative responsibilities during her teaching career. She is engaged in education intervention both in rural and urban project sites of Sampark.

Members of Sampark

Mr. P.S. Appu
Mr.Appu is a retired IAS Officer, who served as Director of Lal Bahadur Shastri Academy in Mussourie Chief Secretary in Bihar and also Secretary, Agriculture and Secretary of Finance during his tenure in government service. He is awarded the Padma Bhushan for his service to the nation. He was the first President of Sampark and served for 5 years.

Mr. K. Vishwanathan
He is director of Mithraniketan, popularly known as "Chettan", and has been active as a member of various Boards and Committees of organizations like National Adult Education Board, NABARD, ICAR, IGNOU, Kerala University as well as Government of India & Government of Kerala.

Mrs. K.S. Appu
Mrs.Appu has been associated with educational establishments and was the Chairperson of a school committee in Mussourie. She is the member of Sampark from the past 17 years and has provided support to Sampark through out the inception of the organization

Mr. Chiranjiv Singh
Mr. Chiranjiv Singh, a retired IAS officer, who has worked as Development Commissioner for Karnataka. He has interests in education, and rural development and has been a great supporter for the organisation since the inception. He has served as India's representative in UNESCO in France for five years.

Dr. Kiran Rao
Dr.Kiran Rao is the Additional Professor in the Department of Clinical Psychology at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore. She has worked at NIMHANS for over 16 years. She has been a great supporter and advisor for the well being of the organsiation

Mr. Suryamani Roul, Member
He is Vice-President of Livelihoods, ACCESS Development Services, a Not for Profit Company, promoted by CARE-India and DFID towards institutionalization of its programme learning on livelihoods and microfinance. He worked as Project Director, Sustainable Tribal Empowerment Project in Andhra Pradesh, CARE-India.

Mr. Suresh R
He has been involved in policy & program formulation and systems development for dairy development, oilseed development, sericulture and natural resource management in various states of India. He worked with NDDB, the Swiss Development Cooperation, and now works with PLAN International, India.

Mrs. T. Sujatha
Sujatha is deputy advisor of Technical Consultancy Services Organisation of Karnataka (TECSOK) and involved in formulation of proposals, conducting workshops and skill building programs, providing counseling and assistance for women entrepreneurs. She is currently involved in conducting evaluation studies and preparation of industrial perspective plans.

Mr. Sushant Gupta
Sushant Gupta is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of SG Analytics(www.sganalytics.com). Sushant worked initially with companies such as Siemens, Schlumberger and Monitor in India, UK, Norway and Middle East. Since 1999, he has developed a successful track record as an entrepreneur in UK and India in the Information and IT sector. His diverse industry experience gives him the expertise to lead the growth of SG Analytics where the grasp of different markets and sectors is essential in understanding client requirements and conceptualizing solutions.

Mrs. Priyashree Anilkumar
Ms. Priyashree Anilkumar is a Manager, H.R., HCL, Bangalore, from the past 10 years. She has the experience in Corporae sector since 20 years. She has supported Sampark as member of the Managing Committee and also in establishing linkages with industry for training to rural women.