Overseeing of SIDF’s activities is provided by two groups – the Board of Directors and Senior Management team.


The Board of Directors oversee, review and approve SIDF progress, budgets, annual activity reports and audited financial statements. The members also ensure organisation compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The Chairman/CEO nominates members to the Board, ensuring that the nominee is a respected member of the society with good reputation, interested in serving in the cause of solidarity and support for marginalized people, and have no conflict of interest with the vision and interest of SIDF. The Board members are:


Chairman: Mr. Rajiv Batra

Founder Chairman and CEO, Social Impact Development Foundation (SIDF)

Mr. Batra is an experienced a versatile, analytical, team player and flexible individual who always perseveres to achieve the best results. Experienced in supporting and managing  multi-located business. A skilled consultant that can drive change management in an organization by thoughtfully analysing his client’s most challenging issues, developing data-driven strategies & recommendations,  and then implementing them  with multidisciplinary teams.

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His expertise lies in Operations and strategic  consulting space focusing on helping clients strategically and thoughtfully tackle their most challenging operational and supply chain issues by implementing best practice strategic sourcing, value analysis and inventory optimization methodologies. This provided for significant EBITDA and cash flow improvements for his clients.

Encouraged and elated by benevolent fund-raising gesture along with a few friends, for a cancer patient, he conceived Social Impact Development Foundation (SIDF) in 2015. It is his vision and far sightedness that has seen the germ of an idea mature into the well respected association that SIDF is today.

Mr. Batra coined the phrase “Helping Hands are better than Praying Lips”‘, the credo that has been the cornerstone of SIDF’s philosophy all these years.


Mr. Navin Kumar

Chief Operating Officer, SIDF

With more than 30 years of experience in Corporate Finance, Taxation, and HR processes, Navin has set up and executed large and complex projects in some of the industry leading companies. A key priority for Navin is to continue to build upon a culture and set of values that are critical for delivering exceptional value.

As a global leader at HCL Technologies, Navin supported the company & philosophy of high integrity governance framework and has created a legacy of excellence in delivery systems.

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Prior to joining HCL Technologies, Navin worked with Aon Hewitt (formerly Hewitt Associates) where he helped Fortune 500 companies setting up operations in India. Prior to Hewitt, Navin was in the financial controllership & company secretary roles.

At SIDF, Navin is part of the senior leadership team responsible for strategy, policy formulation and execution forthe organisation
• Responsible for Resource Mobilization, Marketing & Communications for the operations
• Strategic Partnerships and Corporate Social Responsibility
• Institutional partnerships with International Agencies, Foundations and Government agencies
• Individual Fund Raising and Direct Giving Programs (In-house team, Online, Direct Marketing and Agency)
• Marketing and Communications
Navin is a Chartered Accountant and a Company Secretary.

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Major General Somnath Jha (Retd)

Strategy Officer to the Board of SIDF

Major General Somnath Jha (Retired) has a wealth of leadership experience from his close to four decades in the army, spanning the entire spectrum from strategic vision and planning to execution. He has had tours of duty in most parts of the country, both in combat as well as in peace environments. In his long military career, General Jha has had much experience in the planning, handling and execution of several military-civic community projects in far flung parts of the country. He has also served in war-torn West Africa as a United Nations military observer, overseeing and executing relief and rehabilitation work among refugees and the war- displaced. In his career, he has been cited and awarded for gallantry and also recognised for his distinguished service by the President of India by the award of Vishisht Seva Medal.

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After his retirement, in late 2016, General Jha has bi-cycled more than 12000 kilometers to pay homage to 21000 soldiers martyred since independence. In his own words, “I am paying this homage by cycling two minutes to route myself through all the 29 states of our great nation because our fallen heroes come from every corner of the country. This is my symbolic homage to my brethren who didn’t have the privilege of retiring as I did. They made the supreme sacrifice before that.” It is to his credit that this was a personal homage journey, not supported or sponsored by any organization.



Mr Naresh Durisala (Doctor of Audiology )

Executive Director – Speech and Hearing, SIDF

Naresh Durisala completed his masters in Audiology from India and Doctor of audiology from the University of Florida. He has over 11 years of working experience as an Audiologist in various countries. He worked as a senior Audiologist at Tan Tock Send hospital, Singapore where he was involved in managing people with hearing and balance problems. Following that, he moved to GN as an Audiology and product manager and travelled extensively across south-east Asia and Europe to train hearing care professionals, audiologists and doctors about the latest technology in hearing aids.
Naresh is an ardent believer in evidence-based practice and has published papers in both national and international peer-reviewed journals.