Board Members

The AFS India Board Members are a diverse group representing AFS alumni from sixties, and leaders from like-minded organization who believe in the vision and mission of the organization.
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Angela Roye

Board Chair

Educationist, Environmentalist, Founder-Principal of Angela Roye’s Child Development Center, Bangalore (established in 1997), An AFS Returnee from batch of 1966-67)

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Arvind N Agrawal

Alumnus for  IIT  (Kharagpur), IIM (Ahmadabad) and IIT (Bombay), Awarded National HRD Award in 1992, Qualified Professional Certified Coach (PCC) From International Coach Federation, International Qualified Trainer for Intercultural Learning, An AFS Returnee from 1967-68 batch, Proud Host father of AFS Hosted Student.

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Ebbe Skovdal

President and Chief Coach of iDIMENSIONS Alignment for Success, Leader, Manager, Toruble-Shooter, Change-Agent. Corporate Secretary for AFS Intercultural Programs in New York. AFS Returnee.

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Joseph Kuok

Alumni of St. Stephen’s College, Post Graduate in Business Economics from Delhi University, Winner of Bronze Medal in the 1982 IXth. Asian Games held at New Delhi in Waterpolo. Father of AFS Alumni.

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Sumer Singh

Alumnus of The Doon School and St. Stephens College, Was head of Lawrence School, Sanawar. Served as Director of the Asian School, Dehradun. Elected as Chairman of IPSC for 2 years in Jan 2014, Trustee of the Round Square Board in London, on the Advisory Executive of HM King Constantine and is a member of G 20 and the Global Connections.

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Bharat Wakhlu

Committed, results-oriented business leader and cross-functional manager with a demonstrated record of success, transforming enterprises and guiding leaders to deliver outstanding and lasting value to chosen stakeholders. Cross-culturally sensitive and engaging, and a technologically perceptive facilitator of beneficial change.

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Mohammad Najmuzzaman

Student of MBA in Innovation and Intrapreneurship at SIBM Pune and holds a B. Tech. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering. YES Returnee of 2008-09 and has been instrumental in development of AFS in East India. Trainer with AFS India and was recently certified as an ICL National Qualified Trainer.

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Nishita Mehta

AFS Returnee from 2009-2010. Masters of Communication Studies. Co-author of the HOW-ITALY handbook. Trainer & Innovator at AFS India. Played multiple roles and has been involved in hosting, sending, chapter coordination, alumni and volunteer coordination, training, and other community service activities.,

Staff

AFS Staff supports our volunteers, and enable exchanges to succeed by working together to ensure that the highest quality experiences are afforded to all participants and host families. The staff at AFS International provide worldwide support, quality control and development of the more than 50 AFS Partners across the globe.

Staffers

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Aadil Fahim

Manager, Branding and Volunteer Development

E-mail: aadil.fahim@afs.org  | Skype: aadilfahim

Aadil association with AFS goes back to 2007 when he went on an exchange program to the United States under a scholarship program. After coming back, he volunteered with AFS Delhi Chapter. He now works as a Manager, Branding & Volunteer Development where he plans, develops and direct marketing efforts for AFS India while strategies methodologies for the growth and development of volunteers. He pursued his Masters in Conflict Analysis and Peace Building. He feels being an exchange student opens the doors to many beautiful things and chance to meet wonderful people from all around the world.
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Arjun Kaushik

Sentio Coordinator

E-mail: arjun.kaushik@afs.org | Skype: live:arjunkaushikk

Arjun Kaushik joined AFS as Sentio Co-ordinator. He has done his MBA in the field of Marketing in 2009. He has worked with a known B-school and also an educational Start-up. He has an experience of around 8 years. He has earned his experience in the field of Education and corporate relations. As a person, he is very much of a positive mindset.

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Bharat Kandpal

Account Senior Assistant

E-mail: bharat.kandpal@afs.org | Skype: bharat.kandpal

Bharat likes learning and exploring new things. His main motive during the time he joined office was to learn from others and giving his best in what he does: account related work. He wants to continue working with AFS and learn more with time.

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Divya Arora

National Director

E-mail: divya.arora@afs.org | Skype: divya.arora33

Divya has been the National Director for more than seven years and leads the team at the AFS National Office in India. She got associated with AFS as a volunteer and later joined as a Program Coordinator at the National Office in the year 2006. She has a diverse work experience for over 16 years across various schools, not for profit organizations, hospitals, businesses and export houses. She believes that the stay and study abroad programs that form the core operative for AFS Intercultural Programs are indeed a life transforming experience. She also believes that the same opportunity could be made available in our culturally diverse country via inter-state class exchange programs as there is a need for an individual to be culturally competent to be able to adapt to any new environment he/she is exposed to. She holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Jamia Milia Islamia.

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Heena Shahzad

Hosting  Senior Support

Heena Shahzad is a Post Graduate in Social Exclusion and Inclusive policy from Jamia Millia Islamia University (JMI), New Delhi and an undergraduate degree holder in Social Work from Delhi University.  At AFS India, she has joined as Hosting Support. Prior to joining AFS India, she worked towards socio-economic development of refugees as a Program Officer at Bosco Delhi. She has also worked as a counsellor for adults with autism at Jeet Welfare Trust. She has worked in various organizations as intern such as IGSSS (Indo-Global Social service society) working with urban homeless population in Delhi.  She has closely interacted with people and special children and has been successful in building a bond of trust with them. In addition she is a committed individual, sensitive to the issues of gender, disability and marginalization. She is enjoying working in Hosting division at AFS India.

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Joceline Joshy

Volunteer Support

E-mail: joceline.joshy@afs.org | Skype: jocelinejoshy.afs

Joceline Joshy joined AFS as a Volunteer Support. Her role is to assist in the Volunteer Development Process. She has completed her MA in Sociology from Jamia Millia Islamia and graduatated from Jesus and Mary College, Delhi University. For her, AFS is not just work but more of living through different worldviews. She loves to travel, explore new places, meet different people and learn about their culture. She believes in just being herself and living life as it comes. Being positive is her mantra to everything in life.

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Kunjan Kaith

HR Coordinator & Program Support

E-mail: kunjan.kaith@afs.org |
Skype: kunjanvasavada

Kunjan works as HR Coordinator and Programs support where in her key role is the management of HR functions and assisting in the operation of the various short term programs that come under AFS’s wing. A snapshot of her career would be; a Master’s program in HRM from Sardar Patel University followed by which she was appointed as a lecturer in the same university. Post that, she has worked as an Executive – HR and IR in a pharma based manufacturing set up in Gujarat. On a personal front, she is a people’s person and very outgoing by nature. She believes that, AFS, as an organization, will provide a platform for her to learn and develop herself both in the field of HR as well as gain a deeper understanding of intercultural learning.

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Nikhil Bhatnagar

Outbound AFS Program Coordinator

E-mail: nikhil.bhatnagar@afs.org | Skype: nikhil.afs

Nikhil joined AFS India, as Outbound AFS Program Coordinator. He is mainly responsible for promoting AFS Year Exchange Programs.  He also supports the other departments, when required. He has over 7.7years of experience in the education sector and has done his masters in the fields of Marketing and Finance. He is a very enthusiastic person and thinks that it’s a strong point of him. He believes that friendship is one of the most important values in human life. He likes Exchanging new ideas, finding interesting things about different cultures and experience new things. Working with AFS has given him vast exposure in international aspect of intercultural learning and believes that AFS makes difference in the lives of many.

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Priya Bhattacharya

Admin and Special Programs Coordinator

E-mail: priya.sen@afs.org | Skype: priya.afs

Priya works in AFS as an Admin and Special Programs Coordinator since 2015. She takes care and manages the overall administration of the organization and supports the Volunteer Development team and the Short Term team.  She has done bachelors degree in Economics and has pursued Executive Program in Management from IIM C. She believes that an organization can only perform at its potential, if the people associated with it have proper administration, coordination and communication within themselves. Working with AFS has given her vast exposure in international aspect of intercultural learning and understanding and has been a great learning experience for her.

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Prashant Kumar

Finance Head

E-mail: prashantkumar95@yahoo.co.in

Prashant heads the Finance department. He has been making sure that the functioning of AFS Intercultural Programs India doens’t get hindered or interrupted because of any snag from Finance side. He has been closely monitoring staffers who work under him to help with the daily work of Finance

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Rajni Rani

Finance Specialist

E-mail: rajni.singhal@afs.org | Skype: afsrajni

Rajni Singhal works with AFS as a Finance Specialist, done Maters in Finance & Marketing, having over 12 years of experience in core Finance as Budgeting/marketing/coordinating. She worked with various Industries i.e. Financial Instruments, Real Estate, Chemical, IT and now in AFS. With 12 years of experience and continuous involvement in Finance helped her in depth knowledge of Finance and Financial Decision making in present as well as future oriented problems. In AFS she joined as Finance coordinator and is responsible of all financial activities but will be looking for actively participation in other activities also. AFS since fostering the future of not only India but the international students also she is very glad to be a part of AFS India and looking for long relationship with the bright future of AFS.

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Ridhima Chabbra

Manager, Educational Relationships & Program Innovation

E-mail: ridhima.chabbra@afs.org |
Skype: ridhima.chabbra

Ridhima has over 8 years of experience in the education sector with major focus on client servicing, client relations, development of corporate relations. She has done her masters in the fields of Marketing and HR and completed her Bachelors in English Literature from Jesus and Mary College, Delhi University. Presently, Ridhima is the responsible for program innovation and school relations at AFS India. She takes the overall responsibility for developing strong relations with schools and also works closely with partner for program development.

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Roshan Sajan

Hosting Support

E-mail:roshan.sajan@afs.org |
Skype: roshan_sajan

Roshan Sajan is a student of Economics, from Jamia Millia Islamia University (JMI), New Delhi. At AFS India, he manages the role as Hosting Support. He previously was employed in a publishing company, David C. Cook India, J127 project on trauma, wounds & healing of Children at Risk.  He has joined AFS India a year back, comes with an experience of 26 months with Cook as the State Program Coordinator for Delhi. At Cook, apart from ghost writing & editing manuscripts, his role was also of a counselor at the grassroots to write Curriculum lessons & ‘Stories of Transformation’ about Children from Rehab & Orphan homes, HIV, Adoption Centers & other places of Children At Risk. Also, Roshan Sajan comes from a Keralite family who has a knack of researching, niche write-ups & believes in cross cultural worldviews, experiences and witnesses to recognise & to be part of the same.

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S Zia Rahman

Sentio Support

E-mail: zia.rahman@afs.org |
Skype: zia.rahman.s

Being a Human Resources Management Professional, Zia always believe that education is the key to human development and Cultural education is a vital part of education. In AFS, he found the Institution which gives emphasis to all these aspects of education. He is really proud to be part of this organization. He finds AFS Office really interesting and fun place to work in. He believes that AFS provides a lot of opportunity to learn and this is where he wants to belong.

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Sandeep Gautam

Manager, Outbound Year Program

E-mail: sandeep.gautam@afs.org | Skype: sgautam_123

Sandeep Gautam, Commerce Graduate from Delhi University. He comes with an experience of working with Citigroup, Barclays particularly on Retail Assets side for 12 years before joining AFS India. In AFS India he is taking care of Out Bound Programs and also takes care of all the new initiatives with schools, corporate and CPOs. Member of the AFS India Strategic Planning Team. In his earlier responsibilities with AFS India, he took care of Marketing and Sales of AFS India Programs. He has also worked as Project Development Coordinator taking care all the new project initiatives including the Project with Yale University for two continuous years with AFS-India.

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Sonam Luthra

Sending Manager (Sponsored Program)

E-mail: sonam.luthra@afs.org | Skype: sonam.luthra

Sonam joined AFS In the sending team in 2013 and is currently working as Sending Manager (Sponsored Programs). She post graduated from Rai Business School in 2009 with a M.B.A. in Marketing and is a graduate in Political Science ( Hons) from Delhi University.Since 2010, Sonam has worked with Education and marketing industry and strongly believes that International learning and knowledge propels students towards acceptance and understanding of an array of different cultural and community perspectives and develop the knowledge and skills needed for participation in our multicultural society.

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Suraj Sharma

YES Senior Assistant

E-mail: suraj.sharma@afs.org |
Skype: surajsharma3

Suraj is working in the YES department and has been with AFS India for over 10 years. His immense contribution is in providing support with applications to the department as well as to the students, natural families and volunteers.His love for children and the desire to be associated with an organization providing life changing opportunities keeps him going enthusiastically and has been a strong support for one and all in the office. He believes that AFS has given him a lot since beginning, and he wants to continue giving his best to the organization and learning from it.

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Ujwal Singh

YES & Alumni Coordinator

E-mail: ujwal.singh@afs.org | Skype: ujwalsingh

Ujwal is working with AFS India as Alumni Coordinator since April 2015.  Now she is also an integral part of YES department. She is mainly responsible for smooth functioning of both YES and alumni department. Her interest and enthusiasm led her to take up this challenging task.  She believes that her engagement with AFS will not only help in building confidence in herself but would also provide her a platform to grow and learn something new every day.

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Sonali Sarkar

Events Coordinator

E-mail: sonali.sarkar@afs.org | Skype: sonali.sarkar09

Sonali has recently joined AFS family as Events coordinator. She takes care of the Events, logistics and travel arrangements in the organization. She has over 10 years of experience in different industries i.e. Print Media, FMCG, Insurance and Business Process Outsourcing. She has done her Masters in Operations Management from Sikkim Manipal University and completed her Bachelors from IGNOU in English Literature. She played Boxing and also represented Delhi twice into National championships and loves to travel in the astonishing beauty of nature.

She believes that her association with AFS India will give her more aspects in terms of Intercultural learning and understanding of different cultures in India and across the world in details.

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Vyom Raisurana

Inbound Sponsored Programs Support

E-mail: vyom.raisurana@afs.org |
Skype: vyomraisurana

Vyom is a KL-YES (2010-11) Returnee. He has done his Bachelors in Business Administration with concentrations in International Business. After being an active volunteer in the Jamshedpur and Delhi chapters for nearly 5 years, Vyom now serves as the Inbound Sponsored Programs Support.

Vyom feels that Intercultural Learning helps bridge the gap between people and cultures; and AFS has been instrumental in implementing Intercultural Learning at the grassroots level. Working with AFS he feels a strong sense of contribution to the society.

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Balram

Office Support

E-mail: balram.balram@afs.org | Skype: balram.afs

Balram likes working in the office. He believes that a smooth running organization can only be developed only when every administrative work is taken care of in a meaningful way. Balram enjoys the company of people in office. He says that he has learned a lot since he has joined organization. WIth changing organization, he has seen the growth and development in the people around him and in the organization as a whole.

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Kuldeep Mishra

Office Support

Skype: kuldeep.mishra921

Kuldeep Mishra helps in the office work. In office, when it comes to scanning, the go to person is Mr. Kuldeep.

Learn to appreciate and accept others' point of view while working with AFS.

“There are many organisations which are involved in the lot of conflicts around the world, almost all the conflicts originate from lack of understanding of other point of view of the other side but there are very few organisations like AFS which give people, the experience and tools not only to understand the other’s point of view but also to appreciate and accept that point of view without giving up their own views.”

Staffer with AFS India

 

“AFS has given me a wonderful chance to grow with them, feel young at heart and live a beautiful life while making the world a smaller place by meeting the people from various culture. The joy of watching these participants making the differences in their life and encompassing people’s lives is something I really enjoy the most .It would be incomplete if I don’t mention about the valuable, selfless & outstanding volunteers. Working with the volunteers is an experience in itself.”

Staffer with AFS India