New Delhi: Sampark Foundation, a leading NGO working towards improving learning outcomes in primary education, has appointed Reema Malhotra, Former Senior Vice President People – S&P Global to its advisory board. As a member of the Advisory Board, Reema will provide invaluable guidance, oversight and support to identify necessary expertise and roles in Sampark Foundation to achieve its mission. Reema will also play a pivotal role in motivating all Sparks (Sampark Foundation Employees) to achieve the shared goal of improving the quality of education for 2 crore children by 2025 across 2 lakh schools in 10 states. To bring a global perspective into the working of the Foundation, the Board has undergone restructuring to establish a European Advisory Team, comprising four distinguished members.
With a remarkable career spanning over 28 years, Reema has held leadership positions in esteemed organizations across diverse sectors, including Nokia, BlackRock, IHS Markit, and S&P Global. Throughout her professional journey, she has successfully led the HR function, gaining extensive experience in multiple geographic regions. Reema has been instrumental in navigating large-scale Mergers & Acquisitions and focusing on cultural integration and talent assimilation. She has built Leadership Teams, transformed HR teams and processes and facilitated smooth CEO transitions. As a valued member of global leadership teams, Reema has effectively managed global People portfolios, demonstrating her proficiency in overseeing international teams and spearheading various global projects.
Extending a warm welcome to Reema, Vineet Nayar, Founder-Chairman of Sampark Foundation said “I am delighted to welcome Reema as our newest board member. Her exceptional expertise and strategic acumen will further strengthen our unique culture of owning and driving innovation by every member of Sampark.”
“As our organisation expands to fulfil our goal of impacting 2 crore children, Reema’s experience of working in large organisations and building effective teams will not only boost the leadership team at Sampark but also benefit all our Sparks across the country, enabling them to stay focussed on their respective goals,” Vineet added.
Reema Malhotra said, “It is a privilege for me to join the esteemed Board of Sampark. This will be a new journey for me and I am excited to be part of a transformation program that is geared towards changing the lives of millions of our children in government schools. I look forward to working with Vineet, the Board Members and the entire Sampark team to contribute meaningfully towards Sampark’s goal of igniting a spark in the lives of 2 crore children in our country. I am especially looking forward to working closely with the Sampark team on the ground and making things happen!”
The European Sampark Foundation Board comprises a distinguished line-up of individuals, including Stuart Drew, An Experienced Board-Level Executive and NED, Author of The Liberated Manager; Charles-Henri Besseyre Des Horts, Professor Emeritus at HEC Paris; Vishaal Gupta, Senior Managing Director at Accenture and Bindi Bhullar, Senior Director and Analyst at Gartner. This esteemed board will play a vital role in enabling Sampark Foundation to mobilize resources from Europe and other regions outside India to support its mission. Additionally, the board members will leverage their extensive experience to enhance the Sampark program and provide valuable insights on communication strategies.
Other esteemed members of the Sampark Foundation Board include Shri Amarjeet Sinha, Former Advisor to the Prime Minister of India; Shri N. Ravi Shanker, Former Chief Secretary, Uttarakhand; Shri K.V. Chowdary, Former Chief Vigilance Officer of India; Shri Jayant Kumar Banthia, Former Chief Secretary, Maharashtra; Linda A. Hill, Co-Founder of Paradox Strategies and Harvard Business School Professor; Rajesh Hasija, Managing Director, Indraprastha Schools; Niraj Murarka, Chief Investment Officer, IIFL Wealth and J V Ramamurthy Mentor, Deshpande Foundation & Indian Angel Network.
The Sampark Advisory board members are leaders, educationists, academicians and eminent retired Civil Service officers. Their extensive years of experience working in the field of education and various other sectors bring valuable insights and expertise which will ensure that Sampark continues to make a positive and transformative impact in the lives of millions of students in government schools.
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