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Indian Trust for Rural Heritage and Development’s Board of Trustees
comprises of eminent officials and professionals, who have joined hands
in this initiative to conserve rural heritage and empower rural communities.
Trustees & Founding Members
S.K. Misra, Chairman
Emeritus Vice-Chairman of INTO (the International National Trusts Organisation); former Chairman INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage), former Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister of India.
Yogendra Narain, Executive Trustee
Former Secretary Rajya Sabha; former Secretary Defence, Government of India; former Chief Secretary, U.P.; former Member-Secretary, INTACH.
Journalist and author. Editorial Director, The Sunday Guardian.
Board of Directors, Reliance Industries Ltd.; former Secretary, Government of India (Ministries of Power and Heavy Industries); founder and former Chairman of NTPC. Recipient of numerous government and industry awards.
Chairman and Managing Director, Aventus Healthcare; renowned cardiologist and healthcare management specialist.
Journalist and politician. Chairperson of Dr. Zakir Hussain Memorial Trust.
A G K Menon
Architect and Professor of Conservation Architecture. Convener, Delhi Chapter of INTACH.
Crafts Specialist. Chairperson, Dastkar; Board of Directors, All India Artisans and Craftworkers Welfare Association.
Vice-Chairman of the Punjabi Academy, Member of the Governing Bodies of Alliance Francaise and INTACH.
Executive Director, Muse India Heritage Concepts Pvt. Ltd. Former consultant to World Bank and UNDP on handicraft development. Former Associate Director, JDR 3RD Fund/ Asian Cultural Council, New York.
Managing Director, Michele Janezic Agency Pvt Ltd; Consultant on Indo-French Business Cooperation
Managing Director, Uniproducts (India) Ltd; former Member Finance Committee and Governing Council, INTACH.
P.R. (“Kaku”) Khanna
Eminent chartered accountant. Director/Trustee of numerous public sector and private corporations and institutions. Former Chairman, Finance Committee, INTACH.
Attorney; Vice-President, Legal, VIOM Networks Ltd.; intellectual property specialist.
Director, ITC Limited. Founder President, Hotel Association of India. Leading member of India’s tourism and hospitality sectors, recipient of numerous industry awards.
Founder and Chairman, Asian Institute of Transport Development
Financial Consultant. Former Managing Director, Asia Financial Institutions Group, Bank of America. Founding Member and Member, Board of Governors of Save The Children India.
Director, Muse India Heritage Concepts Pvt. Ltd.
Rajendra Singh, Alwar
Well-known water conservationist. Magsaysay Awardee in 2001 for pioneering work in rural water management. Founder and head of NGO Tarun Bharat Sangh.
Gaj Singh, Jodhpur
Pioneer of heritage tourism in India, member of the Governing Council of INTACH, Chairman of Jal Bhagirathi Foundation, a water conservation initiative in rural western Rajasthan. Erstwhile Maharaja of Jodhpur.
Jai Singh, Jaipur
Hotelier, heritage tourism pioneer, rural heritage hotel initiatives. Member of erstwhile royal family of Jaipur.
Malvinder Singh, Patiala
Politician, sportsman, responsible for rural initiatives in Punjab. Member of erstwhile royal family of Patiala.
Hasmukh Shah, Vadodara
Leader of numerous rural and tribal development initiatives through BAIF (Development Research Organization); IRMA (Institute of Rural Management); and NID (National Institute of Design). Former Vice-Chairman INTACH.
Shyam Benegal, Mumbai
Renowned film director, former member Rajya Sabha.
Harsh Lodha, Kolkata
Chairman, MP Birla Group. Former member of Working Group on Corporate Governance, GOI, and numerous other industry organisations, committees and boards.