Executive Board

Name Designation Age Gender Address & Mob. No. Occupation Pan Card & DIN  No. Adhar No.
Chetna Vijay Sinha President 57 Female A/P Mhaswad, Tal. Mann, Dist. Satara 415 509.

Mob.No.:9423033481

Self Employee APXPS1904B

DIN: 02207448

2357 4654 2602
Jawahar Bhalchandra Deshmane Vice-President 54 Male A/P Mhaswad, Tal. Mann, Dist. Satara 415 509

Cont.No.: 9975190477

Business ABGPD5579A 8107 9668 0327
Rekhatai Sunil Kulkarni Managing Trustee 45 Female A/P Gondavale Budruk, Tal. Mann, Dist. Satara 415 508

Mob.No.:9423868386

Service APLPK6899P

DIN: 02170759

6492 3150 2279
Dr.Bala Jayant Shaha (Palodiya) Trustee 52 Female 201 Lavina CHS,VishanuNagar, Near Muncipal School No.19, Naoupada, Thane, Mumbai-400602.

Mob.No.:9769924422

Business AJXCC7866M 4912 7180 0703
Dr.Ruchi Lai Sangoi Trustee 29 Female Socity Bhavan ,Narayan Joshi Cross RD No.-2, Post Office Lane Near Station Kandivali(W), Mumbai400067

Mob.No.:9920146296

Business AFPPT4026F 8953 5131 2784
Dr. Veena Vishavjit Ambike Trustee 35 Female A/P- Dhayari,  Rohini B 301, DSK Vishwa,  Pune.

Mob.No.:9730010953

Business AKMPA3634J  
Falguni Devrendra Gada Trustee 45 Female A23, Michel App. PK Road, Mulund(W),Mumbai400080

Mob.No.:9324000231

Business AEZPG1302C 9171 6984 2807

 

Chetna Sinha, Founder/Chair

Since founding Mann Deshi Foundation in 1996, Chetna has received numerous awards, including fellowships at Ashoka and Yale (2002). She has been recognized as India's Entrepreneur of 2013 by the Schwab Foundation and by Harvard as a Bridge Builder.

chetnavsinha[at]gmail.com

Rekha Kulkarni, Secretary

Since 2000, Rekha has risen to Secretary. She has lectured at the Reserve Bank of India and international universities.

rekhakulkarni03[at]gmail.com

Vanita Shinde, Chief Administrative Officer

Vanita joined Mann Deshi in 2006 and now oversees the administration of Mann Deshi Foundation, from planning and assessing programs to coordinating with domestic and international partners.

shindevanita5[at]gmail.com

Awards

  • Best Eco-Tech Bank, 2014

    Maharashtran Urban Co-operative Bank Union

  • Emerging Non-Profits, 2014

    ICICI Foundation, Dasra, and CNBC's Inclusive India Awards

  • Best Innovation Award, 2013-2014

    National Rural Livelihoods Mission

  • Gateway Speaker, 2013

    TEDx Talks

    Chetna Gala Sinha spoke on founding the first bank and business school for rural women.

  • India's Social Entrepreneur of the Year, 2013

    Schwab Foundation, sister organization to the World Economic Forum

    Out of a pool of 205 applicants, Chetna Sinha was chosen as the most inspirational agent.

  • Social Impact Award, 2013

    L'Oreal Paris Femina Awards

  • Financial Inclusion Award, 2013

    Skoch Foundation

    awarded to HSBC India for its partnership with Mann Deshi on capacity building and financial literacy

  • SAKAL Madhyam Samuh, 2013

    for Chetna Sinha's contributions to female empowerment

  • "Beti" Movement Award, 2010

    Ninth GR8! Women Awards

    celebrates Mann Deshi's work for the second time

  • Recognition of Contributions to the Cooperative Sector, 2012

    Sahakar Bharati Pune

  • Kusumtai Chaudhari Smruti Puraskar, 2011

    Kusumtai Chaudhari Mahila Kalyani, Mumbai

  • Social Innovation Honors, 2010

    EdelGive Foundation

    for impact on the livelihoods of women in Maharashtra

  • Social-Impact Peer Grant, 2010

    Dasra

  • Anita Parikh Award, 2009-2010

    Rotary Club of Bombay

  • Rajarshi Shahu Gaorav Puraskar, 2010

    Rajarshi Shahu Chhatrapati Memorial Trust, Kolhapur

  • Bravery Amodini Award, 2009

    Godfrey Phillips

    for transforming the lives of thousands of poor women in rural India

  • Rani Laxmibai Puraskar, 2009

    Cyclo Transmissions Ltd, Satara

  • Smt. Sushiladevi Deshmukh Smruti Mahila Puraskar, 2007

    Maharashtra State Cooperative Banks Association, Mumbai

  • CII-Bharti Woman Exemplar Award, 2006

    Bharti Foundation

    went to three women in India, including Self-Help Group leader and Mann Deshi Bank client, Vanita Pise

  • Microfinance Process Excellence Awards, 2006

    Planet Finance India, ABN Amro N.V.

    winner for western India, for transparency and impact

  • Jankidevi Bajaj Award for Rural Entrepreneurship, 2005

    Indian Merchants' Chamber

    a national award for expanding women's rights, education, and social status

  • International Innovation Award, 2005

    Ashoka Changemakers

    Mann Deshi won first among 128 applicants from 38 countries for serving low-income communities with market-based strategies.

  • Bridge Builder, 2003

    Harvard University

    for innovation and achievement

  • World Fellow, 2002-2003

    Yale University

    Chetna Sinha was selected to live and lecture about her social innovations at Yale for a year, in the first class of Yale World Fellows.

  • Citizen Based Initiative Award, 2001

    Ashoka Innovators, McKinsey & Co.

    for its creation of female cooperatives and asset building

  • Shri Nanaji Deshamukh Award, 1999

    Rajiv Sheth Sabale Foundation

    for work with drought-affected women

  • Shri Naganath Nayakawdi Award, 1997

    Jyotiba Phule Samajik Sanskrutik Pratishthan

    for work among Dalit women

  • Ashoka Fellowship, 1996

    Ashoka Fellows

    for life for Chetna Gala Sinha

  • Governor of Maharashtra Shri P. C. Alexander Award, 1994

    Vasantrao Naik Krishi Sansthan va Gramin Vikas Pratishthan