Jeny Verma

[Director-Projects and Programs]

Jeny began her philanthropic career in 2001.As an Executive Director she plays a crucial role in the organization.Ensuring the quality  control, Academic excellence,Child development etc under the projects and programs. A graduate from Calicut University with a tag of “best all rounder” during her graduation. She is also an outstanding student of Florina Finishing School. An ex-airliner with Jet air and  during her earlier part of the career. She is also the Co-founder of Lovedale Foundation. Jeny has considerable experience in the field of developmental initiatives in India and has achieved various milestones in this field. She is the recipient of Woman of the Year 2015  and Iconic Woman 2016,Educationist of the year 2016  Awards by Garshom,Eastern Group and Wokhardt Foundation  respectively for  her exemplary development initiatives.With her leadership,the Foundation has bagged the outstanding NGO award on World CSR council.



Shajan Samuel

[Strategic Planning]

Currently the Vice president of  MAAC , Shajan is the youngest middle manager in MRF Tyres History at the age of 25 years. Leveraging deep general management expertise, his holistic perspective enables him to integrate all facets of the business, resulting in aggressive, yet risk-balanced decision-making to optimize resources and drive cost-efficient operations. A sundry of things but mostly a crafter of words, public speaker, social worker, columnist, runner, short/documentary film maker . He not only strategize but ensure successful execution of programs.

Jay Amaran

Vice President – Global Determinants, Inc.He is also the Director of Hobbeez. His  mission is to provide an affordable and accessible platform for hobbyists of all ages that would help create a learning community, with specific focus on children in middle school worldwide. The present  suite of hobbies includes: Philately, Chess, Numismatics, Bridge, Painting, Oriental Classical Dance, Scrabble, Sudoku, Limericks and Astronomy. Model schools have been set up in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. He introduces innovations to curriculum  programs at Lovedale.

Dr.NVR Nathan PhD

Skill training and vocations

Head, Skills Training and Vocations, with wide experience in various fields of knowledge including strategic management, operations management, business development, channel management / distribution in the manufacturing and service industry. Dr. Nathan has a strong association with empowerment of marginalized communities and has been a firm believer in uplifting them through skill development. An astute administrator, he has been involved in setting up of training centers at Lovedale and undertakes additional responsibility of managing these. He has worked in various countries including India, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Mozambique, Kenya and Hong Kong where he has set up apparel parks as the CEO of CMAI- Apparel Training Centers.


Reji Thomas

British Trade Commission, Head-Visit Britain. Reji is a highly motivated and energetic individual who uses his management skills to deliver remarkable work at Lovedale Foundation. He has been appointed as Representative – Bangalore for Visit Britain India. He has had over 15 years of experience in the travel and tourism industry. During his career, Reji has worked in multiple countries, including Dubai and Australia before commencing a stint with Cox & Kings in India. In his new role, he is responsible for marketing initiatives to enhance Britain as a destination in South India.

Ponnamma mathew

A science graduate from CMS College Kottayam; she headed the Science Department in her school for over three decades before retiring as the School Principal after 32 years of service where she managed more than 3500 students.She has been the strong pillar behind every initiative of Lovedale and her vast experience has helped the team members to strengthen the area each one is involved with.


Anita Ravi

Anita looks after the nutrition program for the children at Lovedale Foundation. She is largely involved in design, development and planning of the program. Anita has worked with Bangalore University as a professor and currently also renders her services as Professor and Deputy Controller at Meenakshi University, Chennai.



Gerdine Stappenbelt

Gerdine manages the Program Coalition unit and has been on Lovedale Foundation Board since 2006. She is very passionate about social cause, and is a great motivator for the children. Working out of Holland with Gerzon Schiphol B.V as the Buying Manager, she facilitates the organizational activities by promoting them and building a wider coalition.