Chief Executive Officer
Mamta Saikia is the Chief Executive Officer of Bharti Foundation, the development arm of Bharti Enterprises, one of India’s leading business groups with interests in telecom, agri business, financial services, retail, realty, and communication & media devices.
As the CEO of Bharti Foundation, Mamta plays a key role in project expansion and enhancement of quality standards and system efficiency, while constantly keeping the team morale high to deliver their best in challenging circumstances. She leads the development of the organization and its education programs at primary, elementary and senior secondary standards. Through her experience, clear vision and strategic thinking, she has also been able to establish a successful and replicable model of Public Private Partnership.
Mamta has worked with her team to transfer the learnings and good practices of the Satya Bharti School Program to Government Schools through the Satya Bharti Quality Support Program. The program envisages improving the quality of schooling through need-based interventions in government schools to take them on the path of excellence.
Mamta started her career as a management consultant after completing her Post Graduation Diploma in Business Management. She then moved to CRY – Child Rights & You. In her tenure of nine years at CRY, Mamta held various prestigious positions including Member of the Management Committee, Head – Resource Mobilization and Head – Global Operations. Before joining Bharti Foundation, Mamta worked extensively on the issues of disability, animal rights, women’s issues and HIV AIDS. She has served as the Chair of SAFRG, an Indian NGO working towards training other NGOs. She has been on the Board of Resource Alliance, a UK based organization working globally in the area of capacity building.
‘Mamta has been nominated as an eminent person to the Board of Governors of Sainik School Society by the Ministry of Defense’
Mamta has recently been honoured in the 100 Women Achievers of India, an initiative by the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD), Govt. of India. All women achievers were felicitated by the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee on January 22, 2016. She has been honored among 2019 Class of Influential Leaders by AACSB International – the world’s largest business education alliance. Under her leadership, Bharti Foundation also bagged the ‘Hurun India CSR and Philanthropy Award 2019’ at its very first edition. She has also been awarded the Karmaveer Puraskaar – National Citizen Awards for Social Justice and Action for her contribution to the field of development and corporate social responsibility. She authored a book titled “Money matters…People Too” which is based on the issue of self-reliance in the Indian NGO sector and was released in Germany in June 2005.
Head – Human Resources
MMH Beg is a business savvy and result-oriented HR Professional with more than two decades of rich and varied experience in the entire gamut of HR, both the strategic and operational level across various industry sectors including CSR.
He has contributed extensively I the areas of change management, Organizational Development, Culture and Institution building and People and Leadership Development. Beg is currently associated with Bharti Foundation since 2008 as Head-Human Recourses and under his leadership. Foundation has been recognized among “India’s 100 Best Companies to Work For” for two consecutive years in 2017 and 2018. In the past, he was also associated with organizations such as Electrolux Appliances and Apollo Tyres.
Beg is also a social media enthusiast, a regular panelist in various Management Summits and writes articles for business magazines.
Head – Finance
Rakesh Grover was appointed Head of Finance function at Bharti Foundation in 2019. He remains focused on supporting the organization in achieving its philanthropic goals, through optimized management of resources and setting up of governance and financial discipline. He brings with him more than 20 years of wide experience in accounting and financial management, controllership, business planning and analysis, strategizing, resource management.
Prior to joining Bharti Foundation, he worked with CottonConnect, a multi-national social enterprise, as Sr. Director – Finance & Strategy.
Rakesh completed his qualification from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India in 2002.
Head – Quality Management
Praveen was appointed Head of Quality Management at Bharti Foundation in 2021.
Heralded as “The Certified Quality leader”, Praveen has undertaken a mission to enable individuals and teams for success through the application of excellence concepts. A purpose of his life that impacted the lives of 1000+ individuals globally.
In over 22 years of experience, he has established excellence function from inception in multiple organizations and traveled globally to establish quality frameworks.
As an excellence assessor, he is focused on assessing and improving the process and business maturity. Before Bharti Foundation, he was associated with FGnC Consulting, Motilal Oswal Financial Services, Deutsche Bank, Infosys BPM, and Aditya Birla group. He is a lean six sigma Master Black Belt and conducts workshops on change management and problem-solving.
He believes in creating a transformation balance between Degree of change, speed, and investment for driving win-win engagement. His contribution is recognized by “Leadership with a Purpose award 2018” by Transformance Business Media.
Praveen is a BE (Electrical) from NIT, Bhopal along with MBA (HR). He is the author of the eBook “Win By Change”.
Sameer Shah is a seasoned professional and currently serves as the Head of Program Operations. He assumed this role in 2022, bringing with him a wealth of expertise of having worked in the Education vertical. Having initially joined the Foundation as Deputy General Manager in 2018, looking after the Quality Support Program, he has steadily risen over time to his current role.
With a remarkable career spanning across various prestigious institutions, Sameer is well-versed in, Coaching, Learning Management, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Sales and Marketing, and HR Operations. His commitment to enhance program success and operational efficiency is evident from his track record of accomplishments.
Prior to his role at the Bharti Foundation, Sameer contributed significantly to institutions such as NIIT Ltd, Educomp Solutions Ltd and The Manav Rachna Group of International Schools. This diverse background has equipped him with a comprehensive understanding of the education and non-profit sector.
Sameer’s leadership style is characterized by his ability to inspire and guide teams toward achieving their goals. His passion for making a positive impact on education and his proficiency in program management underscore his dedication to the Foundation’s mission.
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