Arvind Malhotra - Chair and CEO
Arvind co-founded the FutureSense Group in 2005 as a social enterprise and set up the FutureSense Foundation in 2009 to drive long term social impact, driven by a passion for greater social equality. Arvind has led the foundation since its start and overseen its expansion across the six countries over the years. With career spanning over 30 years, Arvind brings a wide range of business, management and international experience to the Board. Having started his working life in consumer marketing with Unilever, Arvind spent over a decade leading financial services business to expand into new markets and establish customer centric processes. Arvind is a champion for global citizenship and believes firmly in the idea that we must all play our part to tackle global challenges.
Prakriti Malhotra - Co Founder and Trustee
Prakriti co-founded the Futuresense Group along with her husband Arvind in 2005 and currently leads the Challenges Abroad U.K. team. As a founding trustee, Prakriti has been involved with the strategic developments of the Futuresense Foundation from its start, helping it take shape across the global hubs and establish key partnerships. Prakriti has been involved in development work at the grassroots level for over 30 years and is passionate about tackling women’s issues and the challenges facing the girl-child in developing countries. She strongly believes that through education and community action we can enable change and bring about equality.
Sarah Rogerson - Trustee
Sarah Rogerson is Director of Assessment at Oxford University Press where she has been in post for nearly 2 years. She has spent 25 years working in English language teaching and assessment both in the UK and overseas; including 7 years working in Taiwan. Sarah is passionate about inclusion and access to quality education and assessment for all.
Ron Storey - Trustee
Ron is a retired Chartered Psychologist and leadership skills trainer with qualifications in Life and Performance Coaching. His background includes roles in recruitment and development functions in diverse organisations along with 20 years of self-employment with successful assignments globally in the Public, Private and Charity sectors. Ron’s work experience has focused on delivering objective and professional services to encourage clients to adapt, to address their challenges and meet the evolving needs of their environment. This work has involved a huge variety of activities including working with many managerial groups, helping students and professionals with career choices, and supporting others planning the stages at the end of their working lives. Ron is active in his local community and as a school Governor and still helps people with a bit of coaching. His professional competence, commitment, and personal adaptability in communicating and engaging with people of diverse cultures both in the UK and internationally bring added value to the Foundation.
Stefano Battain - Trustee
Stefano is global livelihoods adviser at War Child UK. He previously spent 8 years working in Tanzania, South Sudan and Jordan in various roles supporting vulnerable groups to have stronger livelihoods and enhanced food security. Born in Italy, Stefano spent his early years in the Dolomites, surrounded by beautiful mountains and green valleys that forged his love for nature. In his early twenties, he started volunteering for a humanitarian organisation while graduating in communication. He also volunteered in South America and India before undertaking his Masters in Poverty Reduction and Development Management at the University of Birmingham. Stefano is passionate about travelling, agriculture and socio-environmental justice. In 2015 he took a sabbatical year to travel around the world documenting small grassroots initiatives promoting food sovereignty, based on that he founded the initiative ALTERRATIVE, with his wife Daniela. They currently live in London with their cat, Zaki.
Andrew Cox - Trustee
Andy is a trainee solicitor at a global law firm based in London. He has previously worked in a major gifts fundraising role at Imperial College London and as Head of Operations at the Sir Bobby Charlton Foundation, based in Manchester. He has a keen interest in legal institutions and their role in international development, which led him to complete an undergraduate degree in law at Durham University, followed by a Masters degree in Conflict, Governance and Development at the University of York. He has since spent time volunteering as a legal advisor in Ghana and conducting research into post-conflict recovery in Bosnia & Herzegovina, as well as working for a legal tech company in Melbourne, Australia. Andy now lives and works in London, and enjoys getting out into the countryside on his bike and hiking in the Scottish highlands.
Kiron Bose - Advisor
Kiron has over 20 years experience in entrepreneurship, fund management, banking and finance in developing countries. From 1996 to 2018 Kiron worked in Asia with companies and governments, focusing on South and Southeast Asia for much of the period. His previous experience includes 11 years at Goldman Sachs, an early investor in India, Bangladesh, the Philippines and Indonesia and as CIO of Brummer & Partners’ Frontier Fund. He is Chairman of a media startup based in Singapore and Manila. Kiron has a MA in economics from Cambridge University and an MPhil. in economics from Oxford University. He speaks English, Bengali and French. His interests include development economics, Indian art, history and football