Our Team

Management Team

Mahesh Jadhav

Mahesh Jadhav

President and Managing Director

Mr. Mahesh Jadhav, the founder of the Mahesh Foundation. He established the foundation in 2010 and has dedicated himself to the betterment of vulnerable communities of society. Currently serving as the President and Managing Director of the Mahesh Foundation.

Mahesh Foundation is successfully running many programs that have been benefitting the needy people and Mr. Mahesh Jadhav is leading the team with his experience and skills in the proper execution of these programs.

He is striving day and night to provide the medically challenged and less privileged children a dignified and independent life apart from many struggles that he faced throughout his life.

Mr. Mahesh Jadhav’s work was recognized by many government and non-government organizations including the National award in “Child Welfare” honoured by the President of India in 2017. He is an INK fellow and TedX speaker also. Mr. Mahesh Jadhav is a young face in the area of social welfare in the era of humanity.

Girish Naganur

Girish Naganur

Strategy and Fundraising

Mr. Girish Naganur helps us with development of strategy and fundraising. He has spent over 23 years in the IT industry. After leaving the IT industry, he started working in the development sector. 

He uses his corporate experience in developing the strategic guidelines for Mahesh Foundation. He also helps in the fundraising activities through institutional donors.

At Mahesh foundation he provides oversight to the Utkarsha Learning Center and loves to work with young children providing them guidance and career counseling.

Ranjan Rai

Ranjan Rai

Programs & Administrations

Mr. Ranjan Rai comes basically from a senior management of the real estate business. He is an experienced person in management and administration. After his retirement from the service he joined Mahesh Foundation as a program & Administrations head.

Mr. Ranjan Rai is managing the operations of administrations and programs and working to reach the benefits of programs of Mahesh Foundation to ground level. Expertise in administrations has enabled him to guide the volunteers in the proper way and examine the performance of the team in the perfect execution of the programs. 

Mr. Ranjan Rai has been coordinating the team and ensuring the active participation of the team members in the assigned operations. Collegiate the team and create a friendly environment to accomplish the goals of the Mahesh Foundation.

Maheshwar Hampiholli

Maheshwar Hampiholi

Finance and Human Resources

Mr. Maheshwar Hampiholi has a long experience in Human Resource Management in various institutions. Throughout his career he has worked as an HR Manager and excelled in finance and accounts also.

He joined Mahesh Foundation as a Finance and Human Resources Manager. His experience and expertise in the field have helped Mahesh Foundation to attract more talents to join hands in this noble cause. He acts as a bridge between the management and the ground level volunteers to pass instructions related to programs and operations.

Mr. Maheshwar Hampiholi is creating a friendly environment and supporting management to improve their human resources capability. To manage the resources and maintain a proper record of the accounts, he is playing a vital role. Helping to improve the utilization and ensuring transparency to the foundation.  

Sanjay Chinnannavar

Mr. Sanjay Chinnannavar

Livelihood & Women Empowerement

Mr. Sanjay Chinnannavar is serving as the Operations Head of Livelihood & Women Empowerment. He has a vast experience of 25 years in marketing and retail. He served as a Store Manager in Indian retail giant Big Bazaar in various locations of Karnataka. Also served as a Branch Manager of the Direct Marketing Unit in Brite India Marketing Company.

Mr. Sanjay Chinnannavar has a good knowledge of marketing, branding, and promotions With his knowledge and innovative ideas helps rural skilled women to get recognition of their skills. As a head of operations of Livelihood & Women Empowerment, Sanjay takes an active part in all the activities. 

He enabled Mahesh Foundation to reach the benefits to underprivileged rural women that accomplish our mission. Along with needy women, Mahesh Foundation supports their children in education. 

Advisory Team

Shilpa Shetty Kundra

Actress

Shilpa Shetty, a well-known celebrity of India runs an NGO called Shilpa Shetty Foundation that focuses on supporting the most needy of the society. When she came across Mahesh Foundation and realised how it was giving a new lease of life to HIV positive children, she offered her support to this noble cause.  She is Mahesh Foundation’s goodwill ambassador and has been associated with Mahesh Foundation for the past 6 years.

Through her NGO she has been supporting the Mahesh Foundation to provide education, medical, accommodation, and entertainment to underprivileged children. She has been promoting Mahesh Foundation’s social causes campaigns and involved herself in the activities of the Mahesh Foundation.

Shilpa Shetty Kundra has a huge fan base across India and she has been supporting Mahesh Foundation’s campaigns on social media platforms. This enables Mahesh Foundation to extend support to many more needy children.

Shiva Rajkumar

Shivraj Kumar

Actor

Shilpa Shetty, a well-known celebrity of India runs an NGO called Shilpa Shetty Foundation that focuses on supporting the most needy of the society. When she came across Mahesh Foundation and realised how it was giving a new lease of life to HIV positive children, she offered her support to this noble cause.  She is Mahesh Foundation’s goodwill ambassador and has been associated with Mahesh Foundation for the past 6 years.

Through her NGO she has been supporting the Mahesh Foundation to provide education, medical, accommodation, and entertainment to underprivileged children. She has been promoting Mahesh Foundation’s social causes campaigns and involved herself in the activities of the Mahesh Foundation.

Shilpa Shetty Kundra has a huge fan base across India and she has been supporting Mahesh Foundation’s campaigns on social media platforms. This enables Mahesh Foundation to extend support to many more needy children.

Alok Shetty

Alok Shetty

Architect

Alok Shetty is a young architect and entrepreneur who is one of TIME magazine’s ‘International next-generation leaders’. Currently, working on artist Raghava KK’s 12-acre artiste’s village in Woodstock, New York. He was featured on the cover of Forbes Asia as part of their ‘30 under 30 young achiever’s list’.

He has been associated with the Mahesh Foundation for the past many years and has designed the beautiful and eco friendly new building for Mahesh Foundation based in Kanabargi, Belagavi. His design enabled construction of the premise so that it can shelter more than 150 children with all the infrastructure needed. 

From the start of the construction till the final touches to it, Alok was personally involved in all aspects of it. Alok continues to advise us on our activities.

Vicky Roy

International Photographer

Mr. Vicky Roy, is an award winning documentary photographer. He was once a rag picker in New Delhi streets. He was rehabilitated by Salaam Baalak Trust, Delhi and he mastered photography in Triveni Kala Sangam. “Street Dream” is his famous documentary after that he was selected to document the reconstruction of the World Trade Center in New York.

Being raised from the streets he knows the struggles of underprivileged children and he has associated with Mahesh Foundation to support the needy children through his skills. He made a documentary for Mahesh Foundation on underprivileged children and that helped the Foundation to showcase the situation of these children to people.
As he was listed in 30 under 30 Asia by forbes, he is recognized throughout the country. He is a representative of Mahesh Foundation and shares the motive and accomplishment of Mahesh Foundation and explains the impact of Mahesh Foundation in the lives of underprivileged children.

Raj Bolmal

Chartered Accountant

Mr. Raj Bolmal is a Chartered Accountant in profession who has been serving as an Advisory Board Member of Mahesh Foundation. He has been associated with Mahesh Foundation since 2012, with his excellence in the profession currently working as a partner in Umesh Bolmal & Associates, Belagavi.

At Mahesh foundation he has taken active participation as a director for the years 2014-15 and 2015-16. He is also an advisor for the AADHAR MAHILA UDYOG – a livelihood program initiated for women empowerment.

Being a Chartered Accountant he has expertise in NGO accounts and plays a vital role in supervising the financial activities of the foundation. As an Advisory Board member he played a significant role in many activities of Mahesh Foundation 

Mr. Raj Bolmal with his excellence has been working towards the accomplishment of the mission of Mahesh Foundation. To embody our mission it needs finance and the proper utilization of resources with complete transparency. Mr. Raj Bolmal’s association has greatly benefited Mahesh Foundation. Raj, as he is known to us at Mahesh Foundation, helps us to have more meaningful financial reporting and disclosure.

Mr. Arvind Kapadia

Industrialist

Mr. Arvind Kapadia is  an industrialist, manufactures OEM fiberglass components and presently supplies to top companies that manufacture the heavy vehicles. He has been serving as an Advisory Board member of the Mahesh Foundation for the past many years.

Mr. Arvind Kapadia is an entrepreneur and has a good knowledge of corporate affairs and policy formation. His experience and knowledge is such a boon for Mahesh Foundation to get advice from him in embodying the foundation’s dream.

For the past many years, he has been guiding us at Mahesh Foundation in creating and implementing policies. His vision enables us to design programs that meet the mutual needs of the Industry and children at Mahesh Foundation.

The knowledge and vision of Mr. Arvind Kapadia helped Mahesh Foundation to reach and support more children in collaborating with corporates.

Ramnath Dixit

Retd. Banker

Mr. Ramnath Dixit is a retired bank employee with an experience of 35 years in the banking sector. After his retirement, he started working in the Selco Foundation. He has been a member of the Advisory Board of Mahesh Foundation for the past 6 years.

The years of his experience and added with his utmost efforts and intelligence, he serves as an important figure in the foundation’s path towards working for the underprivileged. He is always part of many activities of the Mahesh Foundation.

Mahesh Foundation’s mission is to help less privileged children to live an independent and dignified life. To accomplish the mission Mr. Ramnath Dixit’s experience in Social Entrepreneurship and Community Development has benefited Mahesh Foundation.

Mr. Dixit has been advising Mahesh Foundation in the formation of policies and new programs that are helpful to the community. To uplift the vulnerable communities of society, the programs and projects of Mahesh Foundation become successful and Mr. Dixit played an important role in these activities.

Mr. Anil Kavlekar

Industrialist

Mr. Anil Kavlekar is the Managing Director of Belgaum Aqua Valves Pvt. Ltd., a company located in Belagavi, that manufactures different types of valves. He has been associated with Mahesh Foundation for the past many years.

Mr. Anil Kavlekar has more than 35 years of experience in industries and entrepreneurship. The company has since been building on a heritage of initiative and innovation, offering a wide spectrum of Industrial Valves. His involvement and contribution in Mahesh Foundation is commendable

Mahesh Foundation has had a big helping hand from him. Being an entrepreneur, he knows management and fundraising very well. Mahesh Foundation takes advantage of it, his guidance always helps us to acquire abundant resources to support the underprivileged children and HIV infected in providing them all the facilities and quality education.

As he is connected to the corporate sector his association helped us to accomplish our many projects which have been helping a lot including Utkarsha, a dream school that is providing free and quality education.

PARTNERSHIPS

Without the continued support of the partners our journey till date would have been impossible, we deeply thank all of them for making a difference.

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