Uday Nabha Khemka, Managing Trustee and Chief Executive Officer

Uday is Vice Chairman of the SUN Group, and is Managing Trustee of his family’s charitable trusts, the Nand & Jeet Khemka Foundation and the Nabha Foundation. He is on the advisory and governing boards of business schools in Europe and in Asia, and on the investment committees and boards of trustees of investment funds in the US, Europe and Asia. After working as a banker at Credit Suisse First Boston and Morgan Stanley, he returned to his family’s business where he has helped build and lead the Group’s Asset Management, Private Equity and Venture Capital business in India, Russia, Europe and the US. He has also led SUN’s entry into the Indian real estate and information technology sectors. In addition, he is deeply involved in the Group’s brewing, natural resource and energy sector activities.

Uday has taken an active role in building his family’s diverse philanthropic activities. Uday’s community interests include his founding and chairmanship of Youthreach, a New Delhi based non-profit organization founded in 1997. The vision of Youthreach is to inspire individual and collective transformation to create positive social change. It aims to build awareness in people and institutions on critical issues and to provide opportunities for significant participation in response to community and ecological needs. Youthreach seeks to harness the power of the private sector to empower charitable and NGO organisations across India. In this respect Youthreach today is partnered with and provides resources to over 75 non-profit organizations nationally focused on family and children’s issues and the environment.

Uday read history at Cambridge University, where his thesis was on Mahatma Gandhi’s ethical and political philosophy, before doing his MBA at Harvard University, where he was a Baker scholar.

Jai Singh Gill, Executive Chairman & Trustee

Mr. J.S. Gill an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) Officer (1968), retired as the Chief Secretary, Punjab in 2006. Mr. Gill is currently serving Chairman of Sixth Punjab Pay Commission. In his tenure, he served at various prominent positions. Currently he leads the foundation as Executive Chairman & Trustee.

Educated at the Lawrence School, Sanawar he did his Post Graduation in History from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi. He has been the visiting Queen Elizabeth Fellow at the University of Oxford.

Brig. Vijay Kumar Khajuria (Retd.), Trustee

Graduated from Jammu University in May 1966 and joined the Indian Army in 1967 in the Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering. After engineering graduation, he did his Post Graduation in Armament Engineering. He has been teaching in the Institute of Armament Technology, Pune and also in the EME School at Vadodara. His achievements in the Army also included raising an Engineering Support Organization for an Army Division.

He joined the corporate world after 35 years of Army service in 2002 with Unipatch Rubber Limited, a company making tyre & tube repair materials in India, as head of its plant at Gwalior. Thereafter, he set up a new plant at Nalagarh (HP) for the same organization. Subsequently, he moved to Delhi, as Chief Operating Officer of the Company and is with the same organization till date.

Dr. Nitya Mohan Khemka

Dr. Nitya Mohan Khemka as a part of the leadership team of The Nabha Foundation, lends her expertise to policy planning & research for foundation’s overall vision and mission. Prior to this, she worked with the UNDP (India Country Office) and ILO (Geneva, Switzerland). Her research interests span the areas of health economics and development policy, notably topics such as well-being, gender inequality, human development and the decentralization of governance. She is an Affiliated Lecturer at the Centre of Development Studies at the University of Cambridge. She lectures on paper 340: Gender and Development.

Nitya holds a PhD. and an M.Phil. in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge, an M.A. in Economics and a B.Sc. in Mathematics from Bangalore University. Her PhD. was on the impact of decentralization of health care systems on women’s access and utilization of reproductive and child health care in rural India.

Shubhra Singh, Chief Operating Officer

Shubhra Singh in her role of the Chief Operating Officer (COO) is the operational head of The Nand & Jeet Khemka Foundation and The Nabha Foundation. In her previous roles with the Foundation, she has headed Project Khemka Rameshwar Lal – Action to Improve Public Scheme Access and Delivery (AIPAD), supported by the European Union and focuses on poverty alleviation and accountable governance. She also worked as Director – Education for The Nabha Foundation. She has about 17 years of experience in working in the development space in India.

Previously, she held the position of Head of Advocacy for ARK (Absolute Return for Kids) India, a Britain based INGO and led ARK’s advocacy efforts at the national level as well as across several states of India. Prior to this, she also held the position of Dy. Director of Bodh Shiksha Samiti, a nationally reputed resource organization, working in the realm of education for past 30 years and known world-wide for its large scale educational reform programs with the Government.

Her personal areas of expertise are managing large scale developmental projects for poor, policy advocacy & reforms, managing partnerships and networks, Education management, Educational philosophy and pedagogy and community based initiatives. She holds a Master’s degree from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, specializing in Welfare administration and her research was on training and capacity building of Panchayati Raj Institution members in Bihar.