LEAD India Secretariat Team

Bhawana Luthra

Bhawana Luthra
Executive Director

Bhawana is Executive Director of the Fellows Program at LEAD (Leadership for Environment and Development) International, New Delhi. Over the years her expertise has been developed in designing and delivering sustainability learning and leadership programs for senior level professionals across all sectors. Thematically, her work has been focused in NRM based Sustainable Livelihoods (through Community based enterprises and designing climate compatible development projects), Climate Change Adaptation, Water-Sanitation and Disaster Preparedness.

She has first hand on-the-ground experience supporting various State governments in design strategies for Climate Compatible Development, integrating participatory approaches in development work, identifying best practices and designing strategies for up scaling community driven projects through research and policy advocacy. Being a Systems Thinker, she is a qualified trainer and learning facilitator cum advisor on how to Integrating Climate Adaptation into Development Planning and Climate Proofing of Development Projects across sectors.



Vidya Nair

Vidya Nair
Partnership and Co-creation,

Vidya Nair, has over fifteen years of work experience in India and outside. Having worked with corporate, consulting, civil society organization and school, she brings with her an experience and appreciation for multiple perspectives and sensitivity towards working in a multicultural environment. She draws her strength from continuing to be a keen learner throughout her professional experiential journey in sectors ranging from education, overseas volunteering, active citizenship, health care, resettlement and rehabilitation and waste management.

Her adaptability and willingness to wear different hats reflects in a wide range of professional roles she has engaged in, ranging from primary and secondary social research, social impact assessments, proposal and report writing, planning and implementing communication campaign and outreach programs. She works at The Mother's International School, Delhi in developing an experiential space for children to engage and learn about the world around them. She researches, develops learning materials and activities; and facilitates learning.

Beyond cognitive development, the initiative finds its strength in integrating mental, physical, and emotional development in children. At LEAD India, as a team member, she works on building new partnerships, proposal development, and LEAD Fellowship related planning, and execution. She holds a Masters degree in Sociology, loves travelling, exploring diverse culture, yoga, sports, swimming, designing spaces and art.


Mukesh Kumar
Accounts officer


Mukesh graduated in B. Com from Delhi University after which he has worked with The creative marketing, Joginder singh associates and Clear concept as accountant. Mukesh has joined LEAD India from July 2013.

Mukesh looks after accounts of LEAD India and assists manager in preparation of financial reports.





Jagdish Prasad Tomar
Office in-charge

Having worked in Siemens for one year, Jagdish joined LEAD India in 1998 and goes on to be one of the oldest serving employee of LEAD India.

Role in the organization: Jagdish proves to be the spine of day-to- day functioning of LEAD India secretariat. He is responsible for maintaining files, day-to- day bank work and maintaining call logs.




Ishani Palandurkar
Program Officer

Ishani has a year long experience of managing academic and training events and coordinating multiple development projects at the University of Chicago Center in Delhi. She had also been engaged in communication, outreach and project engagement.

Previously, she has also worked as writer, script writer and narrator with various media and travel organisations like NDTV Goodtimes and All India Radio. On social front, she had engaged herself with youth development campaigns and programs.


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Ganpati Maheshwari
Admin Officer

Mr. Ganpati Maheshwari joined LEAD India Secretariat as an Admin in January 2018. Before joininng LEAD, he worked in a cargo trading firm as a broker for bulk cargo. He has done his graduation in computer science engineering from Bhopal. He earlier worked as a freelancer and consultant for website development, Application development and client handling. 



Amanpreet kaur
Program Officer

Ms. Amanpreet kaur joined LEAD India as a Program Officer in December 2016.Before joining LEAD she worked as a content writer with MIRAGE Web Limited and worked as a freelancer. She also worked as a Teacher. She has done her graduation in Philosophy, Political Science and Voluntary organizations from Delhi University. She is pursuing her master’s degree from IGNOU. She loves to spend her free time with kids. Her Interests and hobbies are Cooking, pet care, Travelling & exploring, Community, volunteer.



Ms Heena
Pantry Assistant

Heena has Join LEAD India as a Pantry Assistant in October 2018. He ensures maintenance of the office on a day to day basis.