Suchitra K. Ella, Board Member of United Way Hyderabad
Joint Managing Director & Co-Founder of Bharat Biotech Limited

Suchitra Ella is an active member on the various boards of various non profit organizations and committees. She is currently the Chairperson of the Indian Women Network, Confederation of Indian Industry - SR (CII). Further she has been nominated to the Board of ISB Well Wishers Trust , Executive Committee member Hyderabad 10k Run Foundation and A lifetime member of the Red Cross. Suchitra strongly believes in giving back to society. A regular blood donor and a supporter of organ donation, Suchitra supports several free vaccination programs for needy children throughout India.

Suchitra's affiliation to non profit organisations:

» Ella foundation

» Krishna & Suchitra Ella Foundation


Ramesh Kaza, Chairperson of United Way Hyderabad
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer-India, State Street

Ramesh currently manages the global delivery teams of Shared Technology Infrastructure (STI), Data & Change Management functions for Bank of America's Global in-house centers. He is responsible for overseeing delivery of over 1000 resources providing services in Technology infrastructure, Data and Change Management functions, primarily from India, Costa Rica and Mexico.

Ramesh has over 22 years progressive Global IT experience in Financial services, Supply Chain Management, Asset Management and Technology Risk Management. Ramesh is co-leading the community service program (CSR) for Bank of America India. Through the CSR initiative, he is working to enhance awareness for 19000+ employees on the joy of "GIVING" to communities, specifically targeting the younger generation. During his US stint, he championed various United Way programs and generously supported second harvest food bank in Charlotte, NC

Ramesh's affiliation to NGO Organizations:

» United Way Charlotte, NC - USA

» Nice Foundation health program for children of adopted schools

» Second harvest food bank, Charlotte, NC - USA

» United Way Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai - India

» Naandi Foundation, Vidya, Umaang, Yamini Foundation India

» Conducted over 65 events, 1600+ volunteers and 6000+ hours of community service since 2009


Santha John, Secretary of United Way Hyderabad
Founder, CoachLife

Santha has over 30 years of experience in Advertising. Before founding Mindset, she was the Senior Vice President at Saatchi & Saatchi, Hyderabad. Under her leadership, Mindset won the 'Agency of the Year' award in 2004. Her sharp business acumen and in depth understanding of clients also won Santha the prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2009.

Santha's affiliation to NGO Organizations:

» Supported ILO child labor- Chinni Chethalu Project

» Worked with DFID on TB eradicating project

» Worked with WHO and AIDS society

» Supported Jamba Cloud Hyderabad 10k Run with Radio spots


Anil Kumar, Joint Secretary of United Way Hyderabad
Vice President, Times of India, Hyderabad

Anil Kumar is Vice President in Times of India, Hyderabad. He is responsible for the Operations in Andhra Pradesh/Telangana for the Times group of publications. He is also the Regional Head-Andhra Pradesh/Telangana and Kerala for Brand Capital , a division of the Timesgroup.
Anil is residing in Hyderabad since 1991. He also serves as a Chairman & Managing Trustee of Heal-a-Child Foundation
Anil's affiliation to NGO Organizations:
» Chairman & Managing Trustee, Heal A - Child Foundation
» Publicity Committee - Hyderabad 10k Foundation


Shakti Sagar, Treasurer of United Way Hyderabad

Shakti Sagar is a visionary leader and brings with him over 35 years of cross-function experience in the Office Automation & Information Technology industry.

Plays an active role in industry forums:

»National Chair of NASSCOM GIC (Global In-house Centers) Council
» Member of the Advisory Board & Chair of Environment Education project of WWF AP STATE
» Past Chairman of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Andhra Pradesh
» Past President of the Hyderabad Software Enterprises Association (HYSEA)
» Past President of the Hyderabad Chapter of the American Chamber Of Commerce


» Featured as one of the seven outstanding people in Andhra Pradesh by India Express almanac for 2004-05.
» Contribution for Service to the Industry award conferred by HYSEA (Hyderabad Software Enterprises Association) in 2006.
» IT Professional Of the Year 2009 award conferred by Hyderabad Management Association
» CEO with HR Orientation award at the 3rd Asia’s Best Employer Brand Awards in 2012
» The Super Boss of the Year Award BPO/ITes industry at Corporate Excellence Awards 2014 by World HRD Congress
» Recognized by the American Chamber of Commerce, Hyderabad chapter for outstanding services to the Indian IT industry & exceptional contributions to the creation of a leadership-centered culture at their 2015 Annual day.


Vipul Khanna, Board Member of United Way Hyderabad
Senior Vice President & Global Head - Cognizant Business Process Services

Vipul Khanna is SVP and Global Head for BPS business for Cognizant. In this role, he leads worldwide delivery, acquisitions and emerging competencies for the BPS business unit.

In his previous role Vipul was the Global Head of Group Offshoring for UBS and led the efforts in establishing the banks captive centres in India and Poland. He has over 20 years of Finance and Outsourcing operations expertise from Fidelity National, American Express and PwC. Vipul is a Board member of the YPOs Hyderabad chapter and also heads Economic Development Network (EDN) for South Asia for YPO. He is also on the BPO Apex committee of NASSCOM.

Vipul is serving as a Vice Chairman for United Way Hyderabad

Vipuls affiliation to NGO Organizations:

» Vivekananda Vidyalaya, Nanakramguda

» Spoorthi foundation, cheralapally

» Mahima ministries home, Lingampalli

» Cherish Foundation, Mehdipatnam


Suresh Babu, Board Member of United Way Hyderabad
Managing Director of Suresh Productions

Suresh Babu is a Mechanical Engineer from the University of Michigan, began his film career in the early 80's with the Telugu film 'Devatha'. He was instrumental in shifting the Telugu film industry to Hyderabad. Having produced several successful feature films, he continues to add to his growing repertoire.
He established Suresh Productions (SP), one of Indias largest integrated production powerhouses as producers, distributors, exhibitors, digital post facilities, animation and gaming studios. Today, SP produces an average of 5 to 7 films a year with an astounding 80% success rate, an absolute rarity in such a dynamic industry. With around 400 theatres in the country, SP has upgraded cineviewing experience by adapting to the latest that technology and D-Cinema can offer in their theatres. As a distributor alone, SP has exhibited over 1200 blockbuster films.
Suresh Productions has to its credit over 135 films in 15 different languages, and has made a place for itself in the Guinness Book of World Records for producing the most number of feature films by a single producer.
Suresh's affiliation to NGO Organizations:
» Youth President Organization - YPO
» Past Chairman Hyderabad 10 K Foundation
» Project 511
» Film workers Associations, AP, India
» Vignana Jyothi Engineering college
» Round Table


Hari Karra, Board Member of United Way Hyderabad
Audit Partner with Deloitte & Touche LLP, Deloitte U.S. firm's offices in India

Hari Karra is an Audit Partner with Deloitte & Touche LLP, Deloitte U.S. firm's Audit and Enterprise Risk Services practice, and a part of the leadership team for Deloitte U.S. India, Deloitte U.S. firm's offices in India.
At Deloitte U.S. India, Hari serves as the Office Management Partner for the Hyderabad office, with the overall responsibility for strategically managing the operations of the Hyderabad office, in alignment with the guiding strategies of Deloitte U.S. India and focus on improving the strategic positioning of the Hyderabad office across areas including Talent, Operations, and Services. Additionally, Hari serves the U.S. India AERS leadership team and supports the USI AERS Audit service area.
Hari has extensive client service experience, and has specialized in serving multi-national and global technology and software clients during his 15 years with Deloitte's offices in Silicon Valley, London and Hyderabad. He has significant experience across all sectors of the technology industry, and has served clients ranging from start-ups to Global 500 companies. He has worked on a broad range of SEC registrants and has extensive experience in providing advice on U.S. GAAP and SEC matters on advisory and audit engagements.
Hari is a passionate advocate of Deloitte's Community Involvement philosophy of skills-based volunteerism and making a positive difference to the community and creating meaningful change. He leads several community initiatives of Deloitte U.S. India with strategic inputs to programs like the IMPACT Day and Deloitte Employee Giving Program. He also serves on the Board of United Way of Hyderabad.


Amala Akkineni , Board Member of United Way Hyderabad
Founder /Chairperson -Blue Cross of Hyderabad, Honorary Director - Annapurna international film and media, Trustee - TeachAIDS India

A graduate of Kalakshetra College of Fine Arts, she completed her education in Chennai and toured extensively with the renowned Kalakshetra dance Troupe both in India and abroad before joining films.

Her career in Indian cinema (1985 – 1992) had her complete 50 films as leading lady in five Indian languages (Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, and Hindi).

Amala Akkineni is the co-founder and Chairperson of Blue Cross of Hyderabad, a registered non-profit animal welfare organization working for the welfare of animals in Hyderabad and extending support to other groups in the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

Amala has worked for the last 21 years in South India through various non-governmental and governmental organizations for social change addressing: animal welfare, wildlife protection, girl child welfare, rural women’s empowerment, HIV awareness, and protection of the environment. She has been appointed ambassador for the Swachch Bharat Mission by the Ministry for Urban Development, Govt.of India and is an active volunteer for Clean India.

In 2012 Amala returned to films playing cameo roles in Telugu and Hindi films and has recently completed 100 episodes for a popular Tamil Television Series. Her background in Films and Television and her social commitment, led her to be appointed as Director, Annapurna International School for Film and Media. In this new role, Amala seeks to fulfill Dr.A.N.R's dream to guide future generations on a skilled and educated path for professions in Film & Media.

As a film personality, she is constantly available to bring issues that need focus for the benefit of society. Her personal interests are reading, Vipassana meditation, travel and cinema.


Ragunathan (Ragu) Kannan, Advisor of United Way Hyderabad
Co-founder & Director, Sathguru Management Consultants, Hyderabad, India

SRagu, at the young age of 19, co-founded Sathguru Management Consultants, a global management consulting firm involved in multi-disciplinary consulting activities. Ragus experience spans over areas of enterprise development, resource syndication, ERP product development, audit and assurance, international taxation, M&A and business valuations.
He heads many vertical consulting practice of Sathguru and manages projects in over 20 countries.In addition to being a co-founder of Sathguru, Ragu is also the senior partner of an accounting firm which is a member firm of one of the TOP 10 International accounting firms of the world. Ragu is also a visiting faculty at the world famous Cornell University in the College of Agricultural and Life sciences and teaches in the Executive development programs of Cornell School of Hospitality Management As a Secretary of Cornell Sathguru Foundation for Development, Ragu is actively involved into development sector, having founded this foundation about a decade back Ragu is post graduate specializing in system development, a chartered accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) from the International Council of Management Consulting Institute
Ragu's affiliation to NGO Organizations:
» Secretary of CSFD - handles grants of USAID and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to NGOs
» Secretary- Cornell-Sathguru Foundation for development
» Sathguru Foundation
» On board of several Micro Finance initiatives
» Non-executive Chairman of Aurobindo Pharma
» Director -Asia Pacific Board - DFK International, - TOP 10 accounting firms in the world.


Dr. Jayesh Ranjan, IAS., Advisor of United Way Hyderabad
Secretary, Information Technology (IT); Government of Telangana

Jayesh Ranjan is a member of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) of the 1992 batch (All-India topper) and working in the state of Andhra Pradesh. He holds a Masters Degree in Psychology and a degree in Business Management.
He is the recipient of World Bank's Social Capital visiting scholarship and the British Government's Chevening Gurukul Scholarship. He did consultancy assignments for the World Bank, UN-ESCAP, and international NGOs working for Youth issues like YES, Inc. of the USA and NMC from Italy. Mr. Jayesh Ranjan is presently the Secretary of the state government's Tourism Department. Earlier he was the Vice Chairperson of HUDA (Hyderabad Urban Development Authority) and worked in different parts of the state for over 12 years, in diverse sectors like Tribal Development, Natural Resources Management, Poverty Alleviation and other related A resourceful journey through selfhelp Social Development Sectors.
Jayesh Ranjan supports many social and charitable causes. He is also on the Boards of Youth Lives India, ML Jaisimha Sports Foundation, Jamba Cloud Hyderabad 10k Foundation, Vijaya Foundation Trust, Ushalakshmi Breast Cancer Foundation, LSN Foundation, etc. oundation
Jayesh's affiliation to NGO Organizations:
» NYouth Lives, India
» ML Jaisimha Sports Foundation
» Jamba Cloud Hyderabad 10k foundation
» Vijaya Foundation Trust
» Usha Lakshmi Breast Cancer Fondation
» LSN Foundation


Consul General Katherine Hadda, Advisor of United Way Hyderabad
Consul General of the U.S. Consulate General Hyderabad


Dr. P. Kiranmai Dutt, Board Member of United Way Hyderabad
Corporate Vice President, EMEA & Greater Asia Region, HR


Tanay Kediyal, Board Member of United Way Hyderabad
Chief Administrative Officer & SVP, Wells Fargo Enterprise Global Services


Shashi Reddy, Board Member of United Way Hyderabad
Vice President (Engineering), Qualcomm India Pvt. Ltd