Governance

The Vrutti Board provides advise and guidance to the organisation. The board consists of ten individuals with a deep expertise and a broad knowledge of the development sector in India. The Directors of the Catalyst Group of Insitutions also sit on the Vrutti Board.

SI.NoFull NamePosition in the BoardBrief Profile
1Dr. Vijayalakshmi Chairperson Dr. Vijayalakshmi has over eight years in Consultancy, Corporate and Co-operative sectors. Research in agriculture and organisation transformation.Prof Vijayalakshmi’s research expertise and interest in organizational transformations in public sector organizations including banks and her corporate experience in senior management positions and as a consultant support her teaching career. She has several international publications to her credit. She has conducted several MDPs for L&T, Murugappa Group, Bank of Baroda, Indian Bank She has also carried out research and consulting assignments for clients including NABARD, Hand in Hand and CII Foundation. She is currently Associate Professor at IFMR
2Mr. Musuvathy Ramasamy Chandrasekaran Ravi Vice ChairpersonM.R.C.RAVI is qualified in Business Administration and has obtained his Bachelor Law Degree from Kamaraj University, Madurai. He has rich experience of 32 years in the field of Consultancy and Advocacy. He is also a Senior Partner in ILPM CONSULTANTS which is a leading industrial law and corporate law Firm with a specialized in bound practice having started its operations in the year 1970..
3Ms. Siddhi MankadSecretarySiddhi has over 16 years of experience in social development in India. Her experience covers the thematic areas of Health, Livelihoods, Education, Social Protection, Gender, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and management services of qualitative and mixed method research, documentation, communication, learning and business systems. Siddhi has provided support to development projects and organisations in undertaking qualitative and mixed-methodology research, developing policy, plans, and strategies, documenting processes, content generation and management, information management, data management and analysis, development and management of learning forums, development of documentation and communication products (films, audio visual products, newsletters, training manuals, process documents, case studies, etc) and capacity building.
4Mr. Raghunathan NarayananMemberDevelopment Professional with over 20 years experience in livelihoods, NRM, education, health, DRR sectors. Over two decades experience in social development, in the areas of development research,impact and program evaluations, technical and organizational development support; in livelihoods, education, health, and governance domains. Has led, and been a member of a number of impact and project evaluations, reviews, baseline studies, organizational appraisals for various bilateral, multilateral, government, civil society organizations and faith-based organisations. Has applied result based management tools and impact evaluation methodologies on variety of development approaches - rights-based, service-delivery oriented, self-Help based, advocacy-based, etc. Work spreads across variety of excluded marginalised groups - SC/ST, disaster-affected, poorest communities, women, differently-abled, indigenous communities. Expertise in plurality of methodologies - participatory and quantitative for evaluations; and good facilitation and capacity building skills. Is leading multi-skilled teams in major impact evaluation in the education, livelihoods, micro finance sector and health, using variety of methodologies, including quasi and experimental designs, and participatory impact evaluation designs
5Mr. Shiv Kumar NarayananMemberShiv has over 19 years of experience and accomplishments in social development in India and internationally. He co-founded the Catalyst Group comprising of Catalyst Management Services, Swasti – Health Resource Centre and Vrutti – A Livelihood Resource Centre.Shiv’s experience spans consulting, research, capacity building and implementation of development initiatives. He brings to the board innovative perspectives to address challenges in the development sector, particularly through technology. He serves on the boards of a number of NGOs and business enterprises in India as well as on several national level task forces and technical resource groups.
6Mr. Nandalal NarayanMemberMore than three decades of experience in the business and social development sectors, with expertise in the area of Human Resources Management and Organisational Development and Change. He now works as an Counselor and a Certified Life Coach.
7Mr. Kariangal Rathnaker. ShettyMemberDevelopment Professional with over 30 years of experience. Was Deputy Director of Myrada, working in self-help, NRM, watershed development, community health, etc.
8Mr. Vriedagiri VivekanandMember V.Vivekanandan is one of IRMA’s first batch (1980-82) participants. He joined South Indian Federation of Fishermen Societies (SIFFS) in April 82 when it was a nascent organisation.A Fisheries expert working for strengthening livelihoods through new technology, marketing coops, microfinance, input services, etc. proponent of community based fisheries management and co-management for the last decade. . Mr V Vivekanandan has worked in the South Indian Federation of Fishermen Societies (SIFFS) for over 25 years, initiating programmes in fish marketing, boat building, micro finance, development of fish marketing societies, socio-economic research, experiments in community based resource management, etc. He has recently set up the Fisheries Management Resource Centre (fishMARC), an NGO supporting new initiatives for the fishing communities in India, and is its honorary secretary. He is also the Convener of the National Coastal Protection Campaign (NCPC), a network of NGOs and fishworker organisations across the coast. He is also a member of the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF). He is currently, a member of the National Coastal Zone Management Authority, Govt of India and a member of the National Task force of the Bay of Bengal Large Marine Eco-system Project in India.
9Mr. Ramaswamy Parthasarathy Member Over 40 years in the Corporate sector, A retired Director of International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (INTELSAT), a satellite communication industry in Washington ,Currently supporting development initiatives