Mamta Saikia is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bharti Foundation, the development arm of Bharti Enterprises, one of India’s leading business groups with interests in telecom, agri business, financial services, retail, realty, and communication & media devices.
Bharti Foundation was set up in 2000 with a vision ‘to help underprivileged children and young people of our country realize their potential’.
She plays a key role in project expansion and enhancement of quality standards and system efficiency, while constantly keeping the team morale high to deliver their best in challenging circumstances. She leads the development of the organization and its education programs at primary, elementary and senior secondary standards.
Through her experience, clear vision and strategic thinking, she has also been able to establish a successful and replicable model of Public Private Partnership.
The Satya Bharti School Program provides free quality education to over 31,000 children from marginalized communities in rural areas, through its 196 schools (191 primary/elementary and five senior secondary schools) across six Indian states.
Mamta started her career as a management consultant after completing her Post Graduation Diploma in Business Management. She then moved to CRY – Child Rights & You. In her tenure of nine years at CRY, Mamta held various prestigious positions including Member of the Management Committee, Head – Resource Mobilization and Head – Global Operations.
Mamta has worked extensively on the issues of disability, animal rights, women’s issues and HIV AIDS. She has served as the Chair of SAFRG, an Indian NGO working towards training other NGOs.
She has authored a book titled “Money matters…People Too”. The book is based on the issue of self-reliance in the Indian NGO sector and was released in Germany in June 2005.
Read her interview at India CSR Network.