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up to date: Jul seventeen, 2020 fifteen:00 EDT


The Akshaya Patra Basis United states of america has introduced important modifications to its Board of Administrators. Dr. Gururaj “Desh” Deshpande, President and Chairman of Sparta Group LLC, has stepped down as Chairman. The corporation is very pleased to announce the new incoming Chairman, Dr. Siva Sivaram, President of Western Electronic, with Srivatsan Rajan, Husband or wife at Bain & Firm, serving as Vice Chairman.

Inspired by the organization’s mission to guarantee no little one is deprived of instruction due to the fact of starvation, Dr. Desh Deshpande started the Akshaya Patra Basis United states of america from his household workplace in Boston in 2006. “I will keep on to provide on the board and seem ahead to doing work with all of the supporters less than the management of Vandana, Siva, and Sri to make confident we create prospects for several, several much more children in India,” stated Dr. Deshpande. He has launched a number of thriving companies such as Cascade Communications and Sycamore Networks and serves as a life member of the MIT Corporation.

Dr. Siva Sivaram, President of Western Electronic, was appointed Government Vice President of Memory Technologies in 2016 when SanDisk was acquired by Western Electronic and is dependable for the ongoing growth of upcoming-era systems. He has held government positions at Intel and Matrix Semiconductor and at SanDisk soon after its acquisition of Matrix.

Siva has been an Akshaya Patra supporter for the past 6 years. “Desh is leaving driving a quite robust board and a robust group,” stated Dr. Sivaram as he appears to be like ahead to staying a portion of the noble endeavor.

Srivatsan (Sri) Rajan, a Husband or wife at Bain & Firm in San Francisco, has been a supporter of the corporation for around 5 years. “It is my endeavor to make confident that no little one in India goes hungry. There is a lot of get the job done to be carried out to get there and we are unable to rest right until we get to that place.” Rajan has served as the Chairman and Handling Director of Bain’s India offices and has around twenty years of administration consulting encounter in India and the United States.

Proven in 2000, Akshaya Patra is the premier NGO-operate university food system in the planet, according to Time Journal, and serves 1.eight million children everyday in around 19,257 universities by means of 55 kitchens in 12 states and two Union Territories in India. It prices only $twenty to feed a little one for an entire university yr.

The Akshaya Patra Basis United states of america (AP United states of america) was formed in 2006 as a 501(c)(three) nonprofit corporation and has an enviable four-star ranking on Charity Navigator. The foundation is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, and supports the Akshaya Patra mission by raising cash and awareness in the United States. For much more information: www.foodforeducation.org.

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