Core Management Team

Badrish Singh Mehra (Ph.D)
Executive Director

Dr. Badrish Singh Mehra has been the Executive Director of CHIRAG since November 2017. Badrish ji has a Doctorate (Ph.D) in Wildlife Science from Saurashtra University, India. He has over 25 years of work experience with organisations like Wildlife Institute of India (WII), WWF – India; and International work experience in environment and development sector in Philippines and Northern Ireland and with University structure in Papua New Guinea.

Bipin Kabdwal
General Manager, Finance and Administration

Bipin da, has been with CHIRAG since 1988. He currently leads CHIRAG’s accounts team, manages the finances and also looks after the administration. Bipin da has a Masters in Economics and Commerce and is the repository of the organisation history.

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

Dr. Bisht leads the CHIRAG Rural Health Center, in Sargakhet.  He holds a degree in Ayurvedic Medicine. Dr. Bisht joined the medical team in the year 2003 and has been catering to the health need of the local community as well of CHIRAG staff.

Sundar Singh Nayal
Senior Team Leader, Education

Nayal ji has been part of our team since 1993. He leads CHIRAG’s activities in the education sector. He has a Master’s in Botany and a Bachelor’s degree in Education. He has been a pioneer in establishing CHIRAG’s education outreach programs in over 95 Government Primary Schools and has been supporting CHIRAG Girl fellowship program.

Surendra Negi
Team Leader, Livelihoods & Spring Recharge

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

Ganga Joshi
Team Leader, Forestry 

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 Forestry and fodder team. Ganga has also worked with the joint forest management teams in Nainital and Almora district and she holds a Master’s degree in Sociology.

Radhakanta Meher
Principal, The Chirag School

Radhakanta is the School Leader of Chirag School. He is an educational leader with over 10 years of experience in schools and other International bodies working in the area of Education and livelihood.  He is a leader who believes in the value of sincerity and is passionate about teaching in the educational setup as a means to create a learning organizational culture across the organisation. He has the conviction that students learn best in an environment of high trust where they own their learning and have a sense of belonging to the learning community. He is a lifelong learner and has currently completed his Masters in Education from Azim Premji University.  He is pleased to be Principal of Chirag School.

Sanjay Joshi
Team Leader, Documentation & Communication

Sanjay currently heads up the CHIRAG’s documentation and communication system. He is ensuring that all projects are well documented with data, photography and video. He has a Diploma in Computer Application. Sanjay is associated with CHIRAG since 2010. He has over 17 years experience in development sector.