About Us

Board Of directors

Mr. Nagendra V. Mali
Mr. Nagendra V. Mali holds a degree in Science and a Diploma in Journalism from Karnataka University. His flair for serving the poor and promoting rural development caused him to become involved in these areas of work soon after his graduation, and he was ultimately inspired to form his own organization, Navachetana Foundation (NCF), in 1999. In 2005 recognized the need to incorporate microfinance in his organization's poverty alleviation work, a decision that led to the creation of Navachetana Microfin Services Private Limited (NMSPL), a Non-Banking Finance Company. Mr. Mali currently serves as the Managing Director of NMSPL and the Vice President of NCF.

Prof. Virupakshappa C. Koragal
Prof.Virupakshappa C Koragal Retired as a Professor of Mathematics and Kannada at G H College under Karnataka University, after a service of 31 Years. He is a literary person who has a number of publications in Kannada. He has written a number of Small Story books and Poetry books. The prominent ones are "Nyaya and other Stories", "Mannina Gunagalu", "Lalit Lahari" etc...,.A research work on "Ganit Vilas Rajaditya, A Mathematician of 12th Century", in Kannada is under publication. He has also served on the Board of various other Organizations and District Committees such as District Saksharata Samit etc...,. Since a couple of years he was the Founder President of Geleyar Balaga a Leading Education Institute of Haveri. As literary person he was the President of Zilla Bandaya Sahitya Sanghatana, Haveri.

Dr. Manohar N. Kulkarni
Dr. Manohar N. Kulkarni is currently Professor Emeritus, PGDMS&RC, SIT, Tumkur. He holds an M.A. in Economics from Bombay University and a Ph.D. from Karnataka University, Dharwad. He has attended programs at John Hopkins School of Public Health and John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, U.S.A. In the past he has worked as Assistant Commissioner, Government of Karnataka; as Visiting Faculty at IIM, Ahmedabad, as a Management Consultant at Administrative Staff College, Hyderabad; as a UNICEF Professional for 20 years in India, Afghanistan and Ghana; and as a member of the Governing Board of IIM, Bangalore for four years. He is a prolific writer and has published a book and more than 250 articles in publications including EPW, Down to Earth, Bio-Spectrum, and Deccan Herald.

Dr. Yalguresh B. Yalawar
Dr. Yalguresh B. Yalawar holds an MBA and Ph.D. from Ohio State University, Columbus, U.S.A. He isa Graduate Member of ICWAI. He has more than 20 years of teaching and research experience, of which 10 years was spent at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada; six years was spent at Karnataka University, Dharwad; and one year each was spent at IIM, Bangalore, and CBSMS, Bangalore University. Dr. Yalwar also has 14 years of administrative experience as General Manager/Executive Director of KSFC, Bangalore. In the past he was a Govt. of India Nominee on the council of Management, Bangalore Stock Exchange for 2 years and a Member of the Academic Council, ICFAI, Hyderabad for 10 years. He has presented papers in many international conferences, co-authored a book, co-edited a book and published 30 articles in refereed national and international journals. He worked as a Professor Emeritus at PGDMS&RC, SIT, Tumkur until recently.

Ms. Suneeta Nara
Suneeta Nara, a housewife, holds a Degree in Commerce from Karnataka University, Dharwad, and a Diploma in Computer Applications. She has done a lot of voluntary work, for over 6 years, in the public schools in USA. She has also worked with kids by helping them learn different skills. Her interests include reading and working with children. She has flair for working in the fields of women's empowerment, poverty alleviation and children's education.