The Advisors

Dr. David Finkelhor - Director of Crimes against Children Research Center, Co-Director of the Family Research Laboratory and Professor of Sociology, University of New Hampshire

Dr. David Finkelhor has been studying the problems of child victimization, child maltreatment and family violence since 1977. He is well known for his conceptual and empirical work on the problem of child sexual abuse, reflected in publications such as Sourcebook on Child Sexual Abuse (Sage, 1986) and Nursery Crimes (Sage, 1988). He has also written about child homicide, missing and abducted children, children exposed to domestic and peer violence and other forms of family violence. In his recent work, he has tried to unify and integrate knowledge about all the diverse forms of child victimization in a field he has termed Developmental Victimology. He is editor and author of 11 books and over 150 journal articles and book chapters. He has received grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect, and the US Department of Justice, and a variety of other sources. In 1994, he was given the Distinguished Child Abuse Professional Award by the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children and in 2004 he was given the Significant Achievement Award from the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers.



Mr. Kiran Khalap - Co-founder and Managing Director, Chlorophyll

Kiran started his career in advertising in 1983, as a copywriter in Lintas (now Lowe). He became the youngest Creative Director in Lintas, then joined Clarion Advertising (1991), became its national creative director, and ended up, in 1997, as its first ever Chief Executive Officer and Chief Creative Officer (CEO and CCO). In 1999, he co-founded chlorophyll, India’s first end-to-end brand consultancy. Chlorophyll has so far defined and differentiated as many as 200 brands. It specializes in creating brands from scratch (over 35) and in aligning brand behaviour to brand values.Kiran is a brand consultant to UIDAI, the Government of India’s arm that developed Aadhaar. Kiran was the very first speaker at TED University at TED’s first Indian meet in 2009.


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Dr. Lois Engelbrecht – Founder Trustee, Centre for Prevention and Treatment of Child Sexual Abuse, Manila, Philippines

Dr. Lois Engelbrecht has all three degrees in social work. She was born and grew up in India and worked primarily in Asian countries, especially in the Philippines. She has written a variety of materials that are aimed at direct social work and community workers in the area of prevention and treatment of child sexual abuse. Her particular expertise is project development, and has been a part of developing new programs in Malaysia, China, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, and India. She is a founder of the Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Sexual Abuse in Quezon City. Her work has been translated into Hindi, Tamil, Bahasa Malay, Tagalog, Arabic, Chinese, and Vietnames.


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Dr. Nachiket Mor - National Director, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, India

Nachiket Mor is a Yale World Fellow; has a Ph.D. in Economics from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, with a specialization in Finance from the Wharton School; an MBA in Finance from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad; and an undergraduate degree in Physics from the Mumbai University. He is Board Chair of CARE India and a member of the Boards of Reserve Bank of India, IKP Centre for Technologies in Public Health, and CRISIL. He recently served as the Chair of RBI’s Committee on Comprehensive Financial Services for Small Businesses and Low Income Households. He is a member of the RBI’s High Level Advisory Committee on New Bank Licenses and the Central Council of Health and Family Welfare of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.He worked with ICICI from 1987 to 2007 and was a member of its Board of Directors from 2001 to 2007. From 2007 to 2011, he served as the founding President of ICICI Foundation and during this period was also the Chair of the Governing Council of IFMR Trust and Board Chair of FINO. During 2011-12 he served as a member of the High Level Expert Group on Universal Health Coverage appointed by the Planning Commission. In the past he has served as a Board Member of Wipro for five years and Board Chair of the Fixed Income Money Market and Derivatives Association of India for two years.


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Mr. Sarath Divella – Country Head, Lionbridge India

Sarath Divella is an alumnus from IIM Ahmedabad with an engineering degree and a post graduate diploma in business management. He has worked for several multinational companies for almost three decades, which includes corporate brands such as Integra Software Services, Hindustan Unileveretc. Sarath has managed dynamic teams around the globe (Asia, Europe and America) with whom he shared his experience on developing strategic growth plans. His career has been shaped by the many positions he undertook in a wide variety of industries, from Content Development to Tech Documentation, e-Publishing, Exports and Food. He currently heads the country office of Lionbridge Technologies in India



Ms. Shireen Vakil – ‎Director, Policy and Advocacy, Tata Trusts

Ms. Shireen Vakil heads the Policy and Advocacy unit of the Tata Trusts. With an experience of over 20 years in the development sector, Ms Vakil brings with her a rich and varied experience in the field of child rights, with special emphasis on strategy development, advocacy and the media — targeting both policy and public opinion in the core areas of education, protection, health and nutrition. She was a founding member of the Right to Education Forum (RTE) and the Pro-Child Coalition, co-authoring and editing the annual RTE Status Report in 2011 and 2015.  She played a key role in the setting up of Save the Children India and has worked across 20 countries in South America, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Latin America, developing material on early childhood development and elementary education. 


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Mr. Sonjoy Chatterjee – Chairman & Co-Chief Executive Officer, Goldman Sachs

Sonjoy is chairman and co-chief executive officer of the firm’s business in India. He is also chairman of the India Operating Committee and co-chairman of the India Diversity Council. Sonjoy joined Goldman Sachs as a partner in 2010. Sonjoy joined the firm after a 16-year career at ICICI Bank, where he served as an executive director on the Board of Directors, with responsibility for Corporate Investment Banking and International Banking. Sonjoy joined ICICI Bank’s predecessor, eICICI, in 1994. He later held various senior management roles, including head of the Strategic Group and the founding managing director and chief executive officer of ICICI Bank UK, the bank’s first overseas subsidiary. Sonjoy worked closely with key corporate clients, first as senior vice president of the Major Clients Group and then as head of the Global Client Group, comprising the top 50 Indian corporates. In 1999, he led the team responsible for listing ICICI as the first Indian company on the NYSE. Sonjoy earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and a master’s degree in business administration from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore.



Dr. Usha Ram – Professor and Head, Department of Public Health & Mortality Studies, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai (India).

Dr. Usha Ram is Professor and Head, Department of Public Health & Mortality Studies at the International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai (India). She has coordinated several large-scale studies at IIPS as the principal investigator, including Concurrent Evaluation of National Rural Health Mission and Youth in India: Situation and Needs Study. Dr. Ram’s research interests are mortality estimation, maternal and child health, mental health, adolescents and youth health, reproductive and sexual health, population projections.