Board of Directors
Nandita Ray is a qualified Chartered Accountant and member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Considerable part of her professional association spanning over 35 years has been for the social sector holding very senior level positions for various organizations as well as an independent consultant. She began her professional career at Hindustan Lever Limited Bombay in the year 1970 and since then she has been holding official position of difference cial organizations viz., MD – Mahila Super Bazaar- Andhra Pradesh; Director – Outreach, Karnataka, Trustee – Samakhya etc., During the past 35 years she has been engaged as Consultant (Independent and Associate) for various national and international organizations engaged in development sector namely World Bank, NoviB, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC/IC, Central Social Welfare Board, and Centre for Economic and Social Studies.
Rupa Mukerji holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management, Institute of Rural Management. Her professional career began in the year 1989 as a Marketing Specialist with Development Alternative (DA). For 11 years she was Director in TARU a consulting firm engaged in providing professional services to development agencies. She joined Intercooperation 2004 as National Delegate and then was Chief Executive Officer. She has extensive experience in project design and evaluation experience with bilateral agencies such as DFID, AusAID, GIZ; UN organisations and private foundations. Her thematic competencies are in natural resource management, adaptation to climate change, disaster risk reduction, livelihoods and gender balanced development. She is also one of the lead authors for the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (Working Group 2).
She is currently with HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation, Zurich as Co-Head Advisory Services / Member of the Management Board.
K.V. Sreeram is a Commerce Graduate with specialization in Financial Accounting, Auditing, Taxation and Company Law matters. He has done his MBA for Financial Managers from Manchester Business School, UK. He was heading the Audit Department of M/s. Narayanan, Patil and Ramesh a leading Chartered Accountancy firm in Bangalore for over 11 years. He joined Intercooperation in 1998 heading the Finance Department and was responsible for overall financial management of SDC/IC Projects spread across different states in India. In 2007 he has moved to Switzerland and was with Intercooperation, Bern as Financial Controller. Currently he is with HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation, Bern as Coordinator International Accounting.
Dr. K R Viswanathan
Dr. Viswanathan has joined us as one of the members of the Board of Directors of Intercooperation Social Development India. He earlier worked as Deputy Head (Climate Change and Development) at the Embassy of Switzerland in India. Before that he had worked as the Senior Adviser of Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Joint / Additional Commissioner at the Ministry of Agriculture Govt of India, and Principal Director of Defence Research and Development Organisation. He is a veterinarian by training with Masters in Veterinary Sciences and MBA.
Dr. Viswanathan was awarded with the VISHIST SEVA MEDAL by the President of India in 1985 for the service to Defence of the highest order.
Varijaksha Panicker Padma Kumar
Padma Kumar is a MSc. (Tropical Animal Production and Health) from University of Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K. He was with Malabar Regional Co-operative Milk Producers’ Union as Manager and with Malabar Rural Development Foundation as Chief Executive Officer. He joined SDC/IC Programme – CALPI, New Delhi in 2002 as Programme Officer and later shifted to Hyderabad to join Intercooperation as Programme Coordinator – Livestock and Livelihoods. He was responsible for steering a research on livestock environment interactions in the watershed context in India and developing collaborative partnerships to facilitate policy advocacy; backstopping a communication (electronic and non-electronic) platform in association with the LEAD Initiative of FAO. Currently he is working as Senior Programme Manager – ELKS with International Livestock Research Institute, Hyderabad.