Meet Our People

Mr. Suresh K. Krishna

Treasurer

Mr. Suresh K Krishna is the Co-founder & CEO of Yunus Social Business Fund Bengaluru, Co-founder & Partner of Yunus Social Business India Initiatives and Co-founder of Buzz India Trust. Prior to this, he was at the helm of affairs at Grameen Koota, since its inception in 1999 as Managing Director (till July 2015) and Non-Executive Director till July 2017. He was instrumental in developing Grameen Koota into a large, socially responsible MFI having its outreach in 5 states of India. He has co-founded the microfinance industry associations, namely Microfinance Institutions Network and Association of Karnataka Microfinance Institutions. He has played a very active role in developing the microfinance sector in India. He has also co-founded Grameen Affordable Shelters P. Ltd – a company which develops affordable housing for the low-income households along with Mrs. Vinatha M. Reddy – Founder of Grameen Koota. He is the Managing Trustee of Navya Disha Trust, an NGO working to improve water, sanitation, financial literacy, supplementary education for school children. He currently serves on the board of BinaArtha – an MFI in Indonesia, Mifos.org in USA – an open-source core banking software for financial services, SAS Health Care P. Ltd. – an affordable healthcare company for the low-income households. Mr. Suresh is a regular speaker and presenter at various national and international forums. He is passionate about agriculture, social businesses including micro housing, financial literacy, client education, renewable energy, waste management, health care and livelihoods for the poor.

Senior Management

Chandrashekhar Pandey

Director, Program Implementation

Vijay Naugain

Director HR and IT

Vijay Sastry

Director - Knowledge Management and Learning Unit

Abhaya Kumar Behera

Director, Resource Mobilization

Life at ChildFund

Abhaya Kumar Behera

Director, Resource Mobilisation

In my 14+ years of working with ChildFund, I have seen many positive changes happen within the organization that improved the quality of work we deliver. Through all of this, the core intent to serve communities who are marginalized has remained the same. I joined as a National Coordinator for Direct Implementation; and today, I am the Director for Resource Mobilisation. The opportunities and space for growth that I got here are incredible. To anyone who wants to work in the development sector, I will recommend ChildFund because of the supportive work culture among the teams, that definitely helps achieve great milestones.

Vinaya Manvi

Officer, Child Development

The love for my job and the safe work environment that I got here as a woman is what made me stay with ChildFund for the past 31 years. The satisfaction of knowing that the support is reaching the children and its visible impact is inspiring. I get to see the donor’s happiness when they learn about the achievements and growth of the children they support. It gives me so much joy.

Felicia Florence A

Admin Officer

I had joined ChildFund in 2014, and it has always given me a sense of home. I have been on the receiving end of their support, so I have personally experienced the change this could bring in a child’s life. Now, through my work, I can give back to society which is the best part of my job. As a professional, I have learned a lot from here, the team support and the guidance I have gotten here have been fantastic.
I look forward to many more years with ChildFund.

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