ICICI Foundation - for inclusive growth

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Highlights

Over 74,000 youth trained till March 31, 2016

Development of 250 schools as Right to Education compliant

Our Vision

To be a leading institution for the promotion of inclusive growth in India by contributing to the key enablers required for widespread participation in economic opportunities in the country.

Our Mission

We will promote inclusive growth in India through focused initiatives in the identified areas including primary healthcare, elementary education, skill development & sustainable livelihood, financial inclusion and rural development.

Team

Saurabh Singh

Senior General Manager, ICICI Bank
President, ICICI Foundation for Inclusive Growth

Mr. Saurabh Singh is currently the Chief Customer Representative and a part of the senior leadership at ICICI Bank. He is also President of ICICI Foundation for Inclusive Growth.

Mr. Singh heads the ICICI Bank Phone Banking-the largest captive contact center in Asia, the ATM busines read moreread more

Mr. Saurabh Singh is currently the Chief Customer Representative and a part of the senior leadership at ICICI Bank. He is also President of ICICI Foundation for Inclusive Growth.

Mr. Singh heads the ICICI Bank Phone Banking-the largest captive contact center in Asia, the ATM business, Service Quality and Innovation and the Infrastructure & Services Management group. 

He has driven key HR initiative and practices at ICICI Bank in previous assignments. In his current role he blends in a very rich HR experience with the Customer Service practice. He initiated and championed the 'Designed for Service' movement within ICICI Bank. 'DFS' as it is more popularly called within the Bank aims at strengthening and improving processes that enable employees to deliver a superior customer experience. 

While enabling customer facing employees, Mr. Singh has been a champion of leveraging technology in achieving efficiency and delivering a superior customer experience. He has been instrumental in various industry firsts and award winning initiatives like 'Smart Vault'. He has a keen interest in the development sector and leads ICICI Group's corporate social responsibility initiatives under the aegis of ICICI Foundation. 

Chinmay Sengupta

Chief Operating Officer

A goal-driven senior executive for over 31 years of multi-industry experience, Chinmay Sengupta leads the operations of ICICI Foundation. Mr. Sengupta’s core expertise lies in building organisations and teams. Towards this, he has consistently demonstrated the skills of start up initiati read moreread more

A goal-driven senior executive for over 31 years of multi-industry experience, Chinmay Sengupta leads the operations of ICICI Foundation. Mr. Sengupta’s core expertise lies in building organisations and teams. Towards this, he has consistently demonstrated the skills of start up initiatives, strategic planning, human resource management, management of change, and business operations in large, medium and small scale industries spanning avionics, food processing, packaging, consumer durables and telecom/IT sectors. He has made significant contributions to the growth of a number of organisations, viz. HAL, Electrolux, XIUS and iAxis and always exhibited a high degree of adaptability to learn and practice the finer nuances of the business.

Mr. Sengupta had the opportunity to be associated closely with the CSR initiatives of various organisations he has worked with. He joined ICICI Foundation to pursue his long cherished dream of serving the development sector.

A graduate in economics, Mr. Sengupta is an alumnus of Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi, and holds a post-graduate diploma in social service with a specialisation in personnel management and industrial relations.

O. P. Nautiyal

Vice President-Programme , CEE

O. P. Nautiyal, Advisor, Elementary Education is assisting the Programme and Research team in promoting the School and Teacher Education Reforms within various states. Currently, his efforts guide the states in school curriculum reform and strengthening the academic support structure at the Bl read moreread more

O. P. Nautiyal, Advisor, Elementary Education is assisting the Programme and Research team in promoting the School and Teacher Education Reforms within various states. Currently, his efforts guide the states in school curriculum reform and strengthening the academic support structure at the Block and District level toward realizing the pedagogical shift envisaged in the NCF 2005 and RtE 2009.  

Prior to this, for four years, he served as the Senior Consultant (Pedagogy) assisting Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development in appraising Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, monitoring the progress in quality interventions across the states.

From 2005 to 2007, he served as the Project Manager, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Government of Delhi and as the State Academic Convener.  

From 1999 to  2005, he worked with the Government of Delhi in various senior capacities, as Assisant Director, Secretary & Managing Director of Delhi Bureau of Text Books. He was responsible for the complete textbook reform for Grades I to VIII which was undertaken by the Government of Delhi during 2004.  

Prior to this, he served as Principal of a Senior Secondary School in Delhi Government for 10 years, during May 1989 till 1999. He served Air force Sr. Secondary School, Palam  from 1969 to 1989 as a Chemistry PGT and later as Vice Principal.
 

Ajay Kumar

Vice President – ICICI Academy for Skills

Mr. Ajay Kumar is currently working as Vice President at ICICI Academy for Skills. In his current role, Ajay leads the operations of ICICI Academy for Skills (IAS) and ICICI Academy for Skills – Rural Initiative (IAS-RI).
 
Ajay is a highly-experience read moreread more

Mr. Ajay Kumar is currently working as Vice President at ICICI Academy for Skills. In his current role, Ajay leads the operations of ICICI Academy for Skills (IAS) and ICICI Academy for Skills – Rural Initiative (IAS-RI).
 
Ajay is a highly-experienced administrator with Civil Services background (1992 Batch). He has over twenty three years of diversified experience in training administration, learning and development, human resource management, ethics and compliance, general administration, integrated security & risk management and business continuity.
 
Some of his professional assignments are JAD/Administration and Training at NISA, Hyderabad, UN Trainer/Human Right Officer at UNAMSIL and UNMBIH, Sr. Commandant/Commandant, CISF- HPCL and BPCL Refinery, Mumbai and DAE, Kalpakkam and Kudankulan, Assistant Inspector General/Intelligence, CISF Hqrs.- Delhi as well as Chief Security Officer, Cairn India Ltd.
 
Ajay has been awarded the President’s Medal for Meritorious Service in 2013, Director General’s Commendations Disc in 1999 and United Nation’s Police Medal in 1998 and 2004 among many other awards and recognitions.
 
Ajay holds BA (Hons) and MA in Political Science and M. Phil. in Indian Government and Politics from Delhi University. He has also done specific courses in USA and Sierra Leone for Critical Incident Management.

Vineet Rungta

Deputy General Manager, ICICI Bank

Vineet Rungta is currently a Deputy General Manager at ICICI Bank and has been with ICICI Bank since May 2003. In August 2010, Vineet joined the corporate social responsibility (CSR) intiative of ICICI Bank to pursue his interest in philanthrophy. In his current role in CSR, he has been involv read moreread more

Vineet Rungta is currently a Deputy General Manager at ICICI Bank and has been with ICICI Bank since May 2003. In August 2010, Vineet joined the corporate social responsibility (CSR) intiative of ICICI Bank to pursue his interest in philanthrophy. In his current role in CSR, he has been involved in projects such as the sustainable livelihoods initiative, which works on skill development for poor to make them employable and the outpatient healthcare project experimenting with providing insurance schemes for outpatient health visits. Prior to his current role in CSR, Vineet's experience in ICICI Bank spans the Treasury area covering asset-liability management,covering liquidity and interest rate risk management for international branches and subsidiaries,implementing framework for treasury risk limits etc. He has also worked with the treasury middle office managingforeign exchange and derivatives products as well as customisation of treasury front/back office software. Vineet commenced his career with Ernst and Young (E&Y) in 1999 after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant and worked in their Banking and Financial Services vertical covering assignments in assurances, due diligence and management reviews,including a short stint in USA .

Vineet holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Mumbai, a Chartered Accountancy from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and has completed the three levels of examinations of Chareterd Financial Analyst program from USA.

Sanjay Choudhary

Vice President & Head-Rural Self Employment Training Institutes

Heading the ICICI Rural Self Employment Training Institutes, Mr Sanjay Choudhary brings 23 years of vast experience in the diverse fields of education, health and communications. He has previously worked with Bharti Foundation, UNICEF, BBC World Service Trust, Tata Steel and USAID – wher read moreread more

Heading the ICICI Rural Self Employment Training Institutes, Mr Sanjay Choudhary brings 23 years of vast experience in the diverse fields of education, health and communications. He has previously worked with Bharti Foundation, UNICEF, BBC World Service Trust, Tata Steel and USAID – where he spearheaded an expansive research in the field of Behaviour Change Communications. From dealing with grassroots organisations in education to leading teams to implement nation-wide campaigns in health, he has consistently demonstrated his passion for bringing about meaningful change in the lives of thousands of people.

He has done his Masters in Sociology from Delhi School of Economics. He also holds an MBA in Educational Planning and Administration from National University of Educational Planning and Administration NUEPA (formerly known as National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA)). Currently, he is involved in driving sustainable livelihood opportunities for unemployed youth in Udaipur and Jodhpur districts.