Governing Board


Our Board of Trustees consists of the following dedicated and experienced people:

Mr. K. Pandia Rajan, Chairman and Managing Director, Ma Foi Management Consultants Ltd., is the Founder Trustee of CIOSA. He is a pioneer in the HR service industry in India and founded and built Ma Foi from scratch into one of India's leading HR service providers. A keen Rotarian and Eisenhower Fellow from India (2000), he brings dynamism and innovativeness to many social development efforts. He is also the founder and Managing Trustee of Sornammal Educational Trust (SET).

Mr. P. N. Devarajan, Trustee of CIOSA is the brain behind the concept of a collaborative platform for NGOs. He combines more than 35 years of experience in top positions in companies and large public enterprises such as Hindustan Organic Chemicals, Bank of Baroda, Reserve Bank of India, Essar Group, Reliance Industries Limited and Dr. Reddy's Laboratories.

Post retirement, Mr. Devarajan founded the Manava Seva Dharma Samvardhini Trust (MSDS) which runs several innovative social projects such as the Centre for Social Initiative and Management (CSIM) in Chennai and Hyderabad and the Dhal-Oil-Sugar (DOS) scheme. MSDS is also popular for its Satguru Gnanananda annual national awards recognising and honouring women social workers in India.

Mrs. Kaveri Natarajan, Trustee of CIOSA, founded Kaingkarya Social Welfare Organiation after twenty years as a teacher in the social work sector.

Kaingkarya is primarily involved in prevention of child labour and empowerment of women by education and training. It has published books about employment opportunities for school dropouts and women.

Mr. B. Sankar Mahadevan, Trustee of CIOSA, works in a nationalised bank in Chennai and dedicates his entire spare time to running the Udhavum Ullangal Public Charitable Trust. Udhavum Ullangal started as a small initiative to spread happiness in the lives of underprivileged children by celebrating various festival days with them.

With the help of dedicated volunteers, it has now grown and is active in the areas of educational support, medical assistance, disaster relief, celebration of festival days with the sick and underprivileged and help for the differently abled. It also acts as a link organisation between philanthropists, charitable institutions, service minded people and the socially deprived.

Ms. Latha Suresh, Director, CSIM was an Independent Software Consultant handing various data processing & Software development projects prior to joining CSIM. She handles sessions on Social Entrepreneurship, NGO Management, Financial Management, Enhanced Computer Training and Fundraising strategies at CSIM. She is also a Social Auditor registered with SAN, UK. She is in the editorial team of CSIM’s publications.

Hemalatha Rajan, Trustee of CIOSA, is Director. Co-founder of Ma Foi Management Consultants Limited. She has played a pivotal role in building Ma Foi into an organization which works with passion, integrity, transparency and commitment.

A finance professional with over 15 years of experience in finance, audit and executive search, she handles the integration of financial, administrative and HR activities of the organization. Hemalatha Rajan has enabled the evolution of key systems and practices in accounting and administration and organization policies.

Ms. Hastha Krishnan, Trustee of CIOSA, is CEO, Ma Foi Global Search Services Limited. Hastha Krishnan heads the Executive Search business of Ma Foi Randstad. She started her career with Ma Foi in1994 and held a number of key positions within the organization before assuming her current position. She moved on to head Ma Foi Europe operations and returned to India to head the Executive Search business. She is responsible for International Key Accounts. Hastha Krishnan is Sociology gradute and also holds a Masters Degree in English.

Aditya Narayan Mishra, Trustee of CIOSA, is Chief Marketing Officer at Ma Foi Global Search Services Limited. Aditya heads the Marketing function in addition to the operational excellence division which handles business planning and change management. He has been with Ma Foi since 1999. In his current role he is  responsible marketing, communication for Ma Foi Randstad, in addition to handling knowledge management, learning and development activities.Mishra holds a Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Electronics and Telecommunication) from Sambalpur University, and a Masters in Business Administration from Jadavpur University. He is a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt and a Certified Assessor on Business Excellence on EFQM model.