Venu Madhav – Director

Venu is the Founding Director of the Kusuma Foundation. He holds a Master of Arts degree and Law degree from Nagpur University. He started his career as an entrepreneur and successfully ran a trading company for over 15 years. For the last 5 years, he has managed a wealth management and investment company.

Sunisha Ahuja – Director

Sunisha has over 30 years of Development sector experience with several organisations such as Mobile Crèches, Department of Elementary Education, Government of India, CARE India and Room to Read. She has led International organisations, contributed to educational planning efforts, supports development of the National Policy on the Education Guarantee, Innovative & Alternative Education and Early Childhood Development. She currently works closely with Education officials across 14 states of the country and serves on government of India review groups on Education. Trained in leadership at Women Leaders of the World, Santa Clara University, California, Sunisha is serves as a Board member at India Chapter of WLW. She is also a fellow of the Aspen Institute, Colorado USA & India.

Sanjay Patra – Director

Sanjay holds a Masters in Commerce and is a Chartered Accountant with an experience of 25 years in the Voluntary & Development Sector. He is the Executive Director, Financial Management Service Foundation (FMSF) since 1998. FMSF is the leading organisation for financial monitoring & capacity building in South Asia. Their expertise spans governance, financial accountability, foreign contribution and income tax for not-for-profit sector. Sanjay is a respected authority and has authored books on legal, financial and audit issues for Not-for-profit organisations in India. He has served on boards of national and international groups and served in an advisory capacity to Government of India in areas of his expertise.