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Our Founders

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Nilesh Arya

Founder Director & CEO

He holds an M.Phil Degree in International Studies from the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), and is an alumnus of Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi. In his more than twenty one years of experience in the development sector in India, he has worked across pioneer organizations in the field of microfinance, agriculture, skill development, health, women and child malnutrition, knowledge management , research, networking, etc.

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Jagdish Lal


He holds an M.A. degree in Sociology. He has more than 23  years of experience on handling Child Rights, Women and Laborers rights,  leading networks  on different issues, Field survey/Research and has worked as a consultant with several NGOs, as well as with National Aid agencies for conducting/Facilitating  Trainings, Workshops and Documentation. 

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Sanjay Sharma


He holds an M.Com and MBA Degree in Marketing. With over twenty-five years of experience in the corporate sector, he has worked in well known corporate viz. Eureka Forbes Pvt. Ltd, Ceasefire Industries Limited, Bisleri International Pvt. Ltd. to name a few in various positions. He brings corporate experience to AIDF.

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