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Sudarshan, Chief Executive Officer - Bal Raksha Bharat

Sudarshan, Chief Executive Officer

Sudarshan is Bal Raksha Bharat’s Chief Executive Officer. He is a seasoned civil society leader and an authority in Participatory Practices to empower communities to drive transformation.

He has rich local and global experience in academics, development sector and in corporate environment. An alumnus of St. Stephens College, Delhi University, and Institute of Development Studies (IDS), UK, Sudarshan is a leading development professional with exceptional strength in conceptualising development-based programs and business models , efficient resource mobilisation, instituting partnerships, and effecting collaboration for social causes.

A few that stand out among his myriad professional achievements are: Successful advocacy for reforms in cooperative laws and the Producer Company Act Enactment; turnaround of AP Dairy Cooperatives, launching of largest Bio-Diesel cultivation initiative in India and executing one of the largest rural transformation initiatives – ‘Bij’ as a corporate CSR initiative. Sudarshan’s journey is an outstanding amalgamation of grassroots implementation experience at micro level and perspective building & strategic thinking at macro level.

Over the past three decades, Sudarshan has held leadership positions with distinguished organisations such as Reliance Foundation, Reliance Life Sciences, and National Dairy Development Board (NDDB). Prior to joining Bal Raksha Bharat, Sudarshan was the Secretary General at SOS Children’s Villages of India. He also brings in academic experience having teaching experience at Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA) and International Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR), Jaipur. At IIHMR, he is also a member of the Board of Studies under the School of Development Studies (SDS). He also serves on Governance platforms – being on Board of Udyogini (NGO) and Academic Council of IIHMR’s Rural Management Program. A self-professed and self-trained farmer; Sudarshan is also the co-founder of Udayan Centre for Collaborative Learning – a grassroots NGO in Central India.

Subhashish Neogi, Director-Finance, Admin & IT - Bal Raksha Bharat

Subhashish Neogi, Director-Finance, Admin & IT

Subhashish has 26 years of rich knowledge in various fields of Finance & Accounts including Financial Accounts, Banking & Treasury, Internal Auditing, Cost Accounting, Inventory and Asset Management, Direct and Indirect Taxation, Company Secretarial and Legal matters.

He is also expert in conceptualizing and implementing new-age compliance management and accounting solutions, which helps monitor regulatory & internal compliances of an organization, operational efficiency and results in greater savings.

A Chartered Accountant, Cost Accountant, Company Secretary and an LLB, he has been associated with organizations such as Steel Authority of India Ltd, Tata Steel Ltd, Reliance Communications Ltd, Ecolab Inc, Jamshedpur Continuous Annealing & Processing Company Private Limited, Legasis Services Pvt. Ltd and Spark Advisors & Business Solutions Pvt. Ltd., where he co-founded a digital accounting software intended for shopkeepers, traders, cloth merchants, grocery owners and other micro-enterprises. Subhashish is an alumnus of St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata

Santanu Chakraborty, Director-Program Implementation- Bal Raksha Bharat

Santanu Chakraborty, Director-Program Implementation

Santanu, a champion for child rights and humanitarian response, is leading program implementation at Bal Raksha Bharat including evaluation, and technical support, multi-sectoral program development & humanitarian response for almost two decades across various themes. He demonstrates the capacity to secure access, undertake longer-term association with CSOs and develop evidence-based strategies on various issues affecting the lives of most marginalized children and their families in some of the most challenging contexts.
He is enthusiastic about bringing lasting changes in the lives of the less privileged and their communities by ensuring their equal access to social, gender, economic and civil rights delivered through a high-performance & values-based organisation, innovative programming and partnerships for scale.

He comes with decade long experience of working with multiple bilateral and multilateral organisations like SOS Children’s Villages of India, Institute of Health Management Research, CARE India, Sightsavers International, UNICEF, Cairn India in different capacities.