Mathew Cherian

Chief Executive Officer, HelpAge India

1980, BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering, BITS, Pilani Rajasthan; 1982, PGDRM in Rural Management, Institute of Rural Management, Anand, Gujarat. 1980, on Sagar Samrat drilling rig, Schlumberger, with ONGC; 1982-85, rural development with cooperatives in association with the National Dairy Development Board; 1986-87, Consultant to voluntary agencies, National Wastelands Development Board; 1987-94, Director, Oxfam, UK and I, India; 1994-97, Programme Director, South Asia, Plan International; since 1998, Country Representative, Charities Aid Foundation. Founder: Association of Third Sector Researchers in India; Resource Mobilisation Network in India; Campaign for Human Rights (Dalits and Tribals). Founder and Director, CAF India. Honorary Chair, Mobile Creches.