Asia Initiatives
Pattaraporn Salirathavibhaga
Pattaraporn Salirathavibhaga
Hikaru Kato
Hikaru Kato
Associate
Hikaru has worked in the asset management industry in US and Japan for over eight years across alternative strategies such as private equity, hedge funds, REITs and preferreds. She also worked at non-profit organizations such as Oxfam in UK and JEN in Japan as a volunteer.
Juliana Azem
Juliana Azem
Junior Board
Julianna is an architect and a recent graduate of Columbia University School of Architecture. She coordinated the development and design for the online SoCC Market site.
Faith Carbon
Faith Carbon
Development Coordinator
Faith is the Development Coordinator at Asia Initiatives and manages administration and various projects. In the past, she was a Youth Development Coordinator, a Legal Intern at the New York State Division of Human Rights and is a recent graduate of Smith College.
Surabhi Prabu
Surabhi Prabu
Program Director
Surabhi Prabhu is currently the Program Director at Asia Initiatives. She has been an Independent Equities Trader and a communications coordinator. She has a BA and an MA from Bombay University as well as an MBA from Cleveland State University. She manages all aspects of the projects supported or managed by Asia
Noor Makkiya
Noor Makkiya
Junior Board
Noor is an architect- urban designer originally born and raised in Iraq, Noor has studied architecture (while focusing on urban conditions and the public realm) in various cities including Baghdad, Amman, London, Ghana and New York. She has been involved with Asia initiative since 2013 and works closely with AI
Abhimanyu Prakash
Abhimanyu Prakash
Junior Board
Abhimanyu is an architect and urban designer working towards transforming streets and urban environments across emerging nations in Asia, Africa and Latin America, as part of the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety at NACTO in NYC. He has been involved with AI for the past 2 years in various
Ishita Gaur
Ishita Gaur
Junior Board
Ishita has been involved with Asia Initiatives since 2013. She has been an integral member of the design team to create graphically compelling digital and print content, as well as help with organizing the annual gala. She is an Urban Designer in New York City and holds a Masters degree
Devanshi Purohit
Devanshi Purohit
Junior Board
Devanshi is an architect- urban designer based in Boston that has been working with AI since June 2013. Holding a Masters degree in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University, her work addresses critical environmental, social, cultural and design issues of contemporary urban societies. Devanshi is also an accomplished Indian classical and folk
Harish Pathak
Harish Pathak
Junior Board
Harish has been associated with AI for the last 6 years. He started as an intern in Tokyo, Japan and was able to travel to India to see the projects that AI supports, which was a life changing experience for him.  Currently living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Harish enjoys taking photos.
Lynn Bernabei
Lynn Bernabei
Junior Board
Lynn has been with Asia Initiatives for four years as a member of the Junior Board. She has helped to coordinate AI’s annual galas, analyze grant proposals, and organize AI’s financial information. In 2012,Lynn participated in field site visits throughout Tamil Nadu on behalf of AI. She recently graduated from NYU with
Janet Montag
Janet Montag
Board of Advisor
Janet Montag is the board member of many organizations, including the founding members of the Advisory Board of the Global Mental Health Program at Columbia University and ARZU Studio Hope. She is currently the Trustee of the Asia Foundation and a Lotus Circle Advisor.
Joan Holmes
Joan Holmes
Board of Advisor
Joan Holmes is a psychologist and the founding president of The Hunger Project, which aims to end world hunger by utilizing community help from grassroots organizations and the local government.
Rick Murray
Rick Murray
Board of Advisor
Rick Murray joins AI as an advisor after a 37 year career with PwC. Rick’s varied work experience includes periods of residency in Europe, South America and India as well as New York, Detroit, Chicago and Boston. He’s a CPA, as well as an international tax specialist and has extensive
Vicki Corbett
Vicki Corbett
Board of Advisor
Vicki Corbett is the Director at Temperature Design Pty in Melbourne,  Australia. She was the President of AI in Melbourne during its period of activity.
Aftab Seth
Aftab Seth
Board of Advisor
Aftab Seth is a retired Indian diplomat, who served as an ambassador of India to Vietnam and Japan, as well as Greece. He now serves as the Chairman of India Global Link Co. and uses his international experience to spearhead his business.
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