WHO WE ARE

Enabling Leadership Foundation is a for-purpose non-profit with a mission is to instil leadership qualities in underprivileged children through innovative and creative programs, especially in Asia.

We envision a world where every child is a leader – a role model, a global citizen and a positive contributor.



OUR MISSION

Today , our rural program reaches four villages - each village is about an hour away from the town of Dharwad in north karnataka, India.Our goal is to impact 250,000 rural children by 2020.

OUR TEAM

OUR BOARD

Ravi has worked in the manufacturing industry for over 25 years, living and working in India, the United States, The Netherlands and China. While pursuing an active corporate career as a senior executive, he has always been intensely passionate about education, steadfast in the belief that education alone can solve the world’s problems.

Ravi has a Bachelor of technology from the Indian Institute of Technology and an MBA from Tulane University.

Addy has a background in the languages and a long history in social work, particularly in the field of education. She has served in the Netherlands UNESCO Centre.  Her deep interest in social issues has inspired her to write several books and organize numerous conferences and symposia. Addy has held various Board positions at social institutions and was President of the Open School Amsterdam Foundation.

Addy studied General Linguistics at the Vrije Universitiet, Amsterdam.

 

Priya has a long and varied background in the non-profit world and has worked with Action Aid UK, Christian Aid and the Royal National Institute for the Blind, London and Antares, Amsterdam. She currently works with the Anne Frank House in an educational project on tolerance and human rights for secondary schools.

Priya is trained as a specialized teacher-trainer for rural schools in a program in South India.

OUR ADVISORS

After graduating from IIT (Madras) and IIM (Lucknow), Elizabeth spent 10 years in the software industry and then shifted focus on the use of technology to improve services to the under-served.  She managed a project for Philips to deploy health services in rural areas and has worked with start-ups in internet access, mobile finance, and after-school learning programs.

Elizabeth’s passion continues to be in social entrepreneurship.  She lives in Bangalore, India.

A founding partner of Blackpeak, Nick is a former investment banker, investor and lawyer with more than 25 years’ finance experience, much of it in Asia. He is a former co-head of Investment Banking for the Asia Pacific region for HSBC. Nick has extensive experience in advising companies on regulatory and compliance matters as well as M&A, restructuring and capital raising. He graduated in law from London University and then attended the Inns of Court School of Law. Nick is currently based in Singapore.

Corina has lived and worked in 41 countries over the past two decades. Her work spans  stints in Europe and the Middle East at companies like P&G and Emirates Group in the areas of governance, strategy, process management, and audit.  With a JD in Law from Georgetown University and an MBA from Tulane University, she is an experienced attorney, auditor and change manager. Corina currently lives in Bali, Indonesia, where she runs Audit Moose, a start-up focused on audit.

Chandan Deep currently leads Twitter’s Sales and Marketing Strategy and Operations for India, SEA, and Middle East. Prior to joining Twitter, she spent several years in consulting with BCG and Accenture, working closely with senior leadership to drive growth and business transformation.

She has been named on the Top 10 LinkedIn Power Profiles list in Singapore. Chandan is a keen champion of women’s initiatives in technology and is the Executive Chair of Connected Women, a group that focuses on networking and professional development.

Magnus has been working on the commercial side of Nestle for over 13 years. He has lived and worked across the Philippines, Switzerland and China. He has extensive experience in business and strategy development, brand management, digital marketing and e-commerce.

Magnus graduated with a degree in Management Engineering at the Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines. He currently resides in Beijing, China.

 

OUR STAFF

Aparna manages Enabling Leadership’s strategic grantmaking, partnership development and operations. Prior to joining Enabling Leadership, she worked for Mama Cash, the First International Women’s Fund, managing their Asia-Pacific portfolio. She has lived and worked in India, The Netherlands and China and brings to Enabling Leadership her experience in  Project Management, Grantmaking and Monitoring and Evaluation.

Aparna has a Postgraduate Diploma in Rural Management from the Institute of Rural Management, Anand and a Masters in Development Studies from the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague.

Reha is a whole-brain practitioner who has been working in the development sector for over a decade with educators and students across the world. She is responsible for developing Enabling Leadership’s life-skills and value-based curriculum for children.

Before joining Enabling Leadership, Reha worked with organisations like the Aangan Trust and the Global Education and Leadership Foundation (tGELF), where she led their international operations for leadership curriculum and training.

Reha has trained teachers and students in the UAE, Bangladesh, and Bhutan in leadership and global citizenship, and represented her organisations internationally at various forums and conferences including the Harvard Graduate School’s Project Zero, the International Leadership Association and the Whole Brain Creativity Conference.


Reha has a Masters degree in International Employment Relations & HR Management from the London School of Economics, and a Bachelors degree in Economics from Delhi University.

Vikas, an engineer by training and an educator by choice, started his professional life as a teacher in a low-income school of Pune. While desperately getting his students to work together as a unit, he introduced football into their lives – an experiment which produced magical results. He decided to spread this magic by laying the foundation of Just for Kicks. Vikas currently plays lives in Bangalore, India and handles Enabling Leadership’s Finance and IT areas, together with strategic fundraising for India.

With a degree in psychology from New York University, Neha began her career working with children from diverse backgrounds and schools, both in India and abroad. Her passion for EdTech eventually led her to an AVP role at one of India’s leading EdTech start-ups, before she co-founded Just For Kicks while teaching at a Government school in Mumbai. At Enabling Leadership, Neha takes care of all its India on the ground operations.

CONTACT US

contact us

We are a global organisation headquartered in Louisiana, USA and with offices in the Netherlands and Singapore.

Enabling Leadership Foundation
5909 Flagler Street
Metairie, Louisiana 70003

info@enablingleadership.org

+1 504 616 3075

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