Who we are

With speed being central to our approach, it’s critical to have a stabilizing force.

This is done by our Governing Council of eminent individuals with rich experience from diverse backgrounds and expertise, guide and steer the efforts of the collaborative. They keep the collaborative still, even in intense action!

It meets fortnightly to help in defining, reviewing and evolving principles, policies, partnerships, programs/ actions and resourcing for the Collaborative. They also ensure that key decision-makers in the government, in private and civil society, and within communities are closely engaged with and their perspective is included for collective action.

Our Governing Council brings in a wealth of learning from the areas of health, livelihoods, disaster management, food supplies, bureaucracy, academia, technology and strategic giving.

Ganesh Natarajan

Ganesh Natrajan

Founder 5F World, Chairman of Skills Alpha, Pune City

Madan Padki

Madan Padki

Entrepreneur, Co-Founder; 1Bridge, Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship (GAME).

Raghu Vrutti

N. Raghunathan

Founder, Catalyst Group


Naina Subberwal Batra

Chairperson & CEO at AVPN (Asian Venture Philanthropy Network)

Prasada Rao J V R

Prasada Rao

Former UN SG Special Envoy on AIDS in Asia Pacific and former Health Secretary, Govt. of India

Rajeev Sadanandan

Rajeev Sadanandan

Chief Executive Officer of Health Systems Transformation Platform (HSTP); Former Additional Chief Secretary, Dept. of Health, Govt. of Kerala

SP Tucker

S.P. Tucker

Chairman and Chief Mentor of Poverty Learning Foundation (PLF); Former (Special) Chief Secretary to Government of Andhra Pradesh

Murugu Shiv Kumar

Shiv Kumar

Founder, Catalyst Group

Srinivas Uppuluri

Srinivas Uppaluri

Leadership Coach, Author, Speaker, Mentor & Advisor to several CEOs and CXOs, Business and Functional Heads, across IT, Business Consulting, Global Shared Service Centres, Banks, Investment Banking businesses

SS Bhat

SS Bhat

CEO, Friends of Women’s World Banking (FWWB), India. Board of MYRADA and Sanghamithra Rural Financial Services and on Management Committee of Guarantee Scheme of Educational Loans of Govt of India.

Swarup Sarkar

Swarup Sarkar

Former Director of Communicable Diseases of the World Health Organization, South-East Asia Regional Office (WHO SEARO)

Moutushi Sengupta

Moutushi Sengupta

Director, India at MacArthur Foundation

Ben Pyne

Ben Pyne

Associate Principal, Skoll Foundation

Hari Krishna

Hari Krishna N

Senior Disaster Risk Management Advisor, UNDP

Labournet-Gayathri Vasudevan

Gayathri Vasudevan

Chairperson Labournet


By enrolling you can contribute to and benefit from this collaboration. Also, do encourage other organisations and experts to join hands with us. The key benefits of being part of the collaborative is access to people, resources, financing & partnerships and the ability to make a greater collective impact.

COVIDActionCollab is not merely an aggregation of partners, but is an aggregation of capacities, through which we have developed key high impact initiatives. We have drawn upon our one year’s experience at CAC and engagement with our large constituency of partners to put together a menu of initiatives for funders/investors to support which will save lives and livelihoods, and enable vulnerable communities to 'bounce forward’. Support these initiatives to build resilient communities