Asia Initiatives
Professor M.S. Swaminathan

Professor M.S. Swaminathan

Professor M.S. Swaminathan is an Indian geneticist and international administrator, renowned for his leading role in India’s “Green Revolution,” a program under which high-yield varieties of wheat and rice seedlings were planted in the fields of poor farmers. His stated vision is to rid the world of hunger and poverty,

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Dr. Eva Haller

Dr. Eva Haller

Dr. Eva Haller (Chief Mentor) is a Hungarian-American philanthropist, activist, executive, and Board Member. Notable positions include Board Chair of Free the Children,  Trustee of the University of California, Santa Barbara, co-founder and President of the Campaign Communications Institute of America, Honorary Professor at Glasgow Caledonian University, and the 2014

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Geeta Mehta

Geeta Mehta

Geeta Mehta (President) is an Adjunct Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at Columbia University in New York. Geeta received her M.S. in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University in New York and her PhD from the University of Tokyo.  She is the president of AI and her duties include

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Krishen Mehta

Krishen Mehta

Krishen Mehta (Co-founder) is a U.S. CPA and has been a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for almost 20 years in Tokyo. From 1994 to 2008, Mr. Mehta worked closely with PwC clients in Japan, South Korea, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan, and India. Mr. Mehta received his MBA degree from

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Anne Papantonio

Anne Papantonio

Anne Papantonio (Treasurer) is a writer and a violist, and was a member of Asia Initiatives in Tokyo before she relocated to New York. She received her MA degree from the University of Michigan (1973), and was also a Fulbright Fellow in 1971-72.  She serves as the treasurer and Board

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Sweta Jhunjhunwala

Sweta Jhunjhunwala

Sweta Jhunjhunwala has been associated with Asia Initiatives for the last 4 years. She has a keen interest in water sustainability, education, and poverty eradication. She is helping develop the SoCCs concept to find real life solutions to the social issues close to her heart. She wants to leverage her

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Urvashi Kaul

Urvashi Kaul

Urvashi Kaul is the Education Manager at Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights where she works with the investment community to encourage the use of environmental, social, governance, and human rights criteria as an integral part of their strategies. She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of International

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Kylie Schuyler

Kylie Schuyler

Kylie Schuyler previously worked in the investment banking industry and is the former Co-Chair of Asia Initiatives in Tokyo, where she helped in fundraising events and activities, as well as visiting our projects in India. She has since relocated to Los Angeles, where she continues to assist in the work

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Beth Caton

Beth Caton

Beth Caton is Clinical Psychologist/Neuropsychologist from New York City, NY.

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Kusum Punjabi

Kusum Punjabi

Dr. Kusum Punjabi is an Emergency Physician and Assistant Professor at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School since 2008.

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