Team Leaders

Ujjal Ganguly
Executive Director

Ujjal Ganguly has been the Executive Director of Chirag since June 2014. Ujjal Ganguly has a Masters in Rural Management from Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA). He has over 22 years of work experience with organisations like NDDB, Brooke Bond Lipton and NGOs like PRADAN and SRIJAN.  He worked with CHIRAG  between 1995-1998 as head of its Income Generation Programme and was instrumental in reviving its Fruit Processing Operations. He also did consulting for bilateral and multilateral donors.  Prior to joining Chirag, he was with ITC Ltd  heading ITC’s CSR operations in North and West India.  Much of his work has been in Natural Resource Management and Livelihoods.

Bipin Kabdwal
General Manager, Accounts and Administration

Bipin Kabdwal started working with us in 1988. He currently leads Chirag’s accounts team, manages the finances and leads the Human Resource function. He also looks after the administration of our campuses and offices. Bipin da has a Masters in Economics and Commerce.

Dr. Mahendra Singh Bisht
Senior Team Leader, The Chirag Hospital

Dr. Bisht joined our team in 2003. He leads Chirag Hospital situated in Sargakhet village. Dr. Bisht holds a degree in Ayuryeda and Modern Medicine as well as in Surgery.

Sundar Singh Nayal
Senior Team Leader, Education and Health

Sundar Singh Nayal has been part of our team since 1993. He leads Chirag’s activities in the education and health sector. He also supports the Reetha and Kasiyalekh area teams. Sundarji has a Master’s in Botany and a Bachelor’s degree in Education.

Surendra Negi

Team Leader, Livelihood Program

Surendra Negi started working at Chirag in 1988. He currently leads our Livelihoods teams and has vast experience in managing and operating processing units. Surendraji has a diploma in civil engineering.

Ganga Joshi
Team Leader, Natural Resource Management

Ganga Joshi joined our team in 1991. Over the years, she has worked with the village outreach and communication team as well as with the education team. She is currently in charge of the Natural Resource Management team which includes forestry, fodder and spring recharge program. Gangaji has also worked with the joint forest management teams in Nainital and Almora district and she holds a Master’s degree in Sociology.

Dr. Rinku Dutta

Coordinator, The Chirag School

Dr. Rinku Dutta joined Chirag in 2012. She is currently the coordinator at the Chirag School. She did her Post-Doctorate research at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Dr. Rinku started her research career at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 1986 and has over 25 years of research experience. Dr. Rinku has a Doctorate in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and a Master’s degree in Botany.