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Managing Committee

Ari Marshal Philip Rajkumar (Retd.)
Education qualifications:

  • Bsc (Physics and Mathematics), University of Mysore;
  • Msc (Defence Studies), University of Chennai
  • Experience:

      Served in the Indian Air Force as a commissioned officer in the Flying Branch from 10 Nov 1962 to 31 Aug 2001. Appointed by the Ministry of Defence as Director, Aeronautical Development Agency from 01 Sep 2001 to 31 Aug 2003.


      Dr.M.Geetha Bai
      Vice Chairman
      Educational Qualifications: B.Sc (Hons), MSc, Ph.D in the area of Zoology, in particular, Pest Management. Has served at the Vector Control Research Centre, Puducherry for 5 years and is working as Scientist at Karnataka State Sericulture Research & Development Institute, Bangalore. She is a life member and Managing Committee member since 2003.


      Rani Murthy

      House wife. Involved in social work. Life member of Cheshire Home from past 30 years. Served on various committees. Honorary Secretary from past eight years.Qualified counsellor. Member of the Board of Directors of Lioness club of Someshwarapura from past 30 years. 3 times served as club president. Chair person for sight conservation committee for past 18 years. Member of Adopted school committee. Member of Manasi club and served as president 5 times. Member of the 'Mithra Jyothi, a NGO.


      Mr. Chandy Koshy
      Hon. Treasurer
      Education qualifications:

      • Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore specializing in Finance and Marketing;
      • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering from College of Engineering, Guindy, Madras University, Chennai
      • Experience:

          Worked for 29 years with organizations like Deutsche Bank, Citibank, Bank of America and Tata Motors holding domestic sales, regional sales and business management functions. Last posting was in Deutsche Bank, Dubai, as Director and Regional Sales Head for India and Middle East. Currently working as an independent consultant to financial institutions since 2013.


          Modayil Philip
          Education qualifications:

          • B.A Hons Economics, St Stephens College Delhi;
          • MBA, C.E.I. Geneva
          •  Diploma in Human Resources, University of Western Ontario Canada.


          • Dy. Managing Director Indian Aluminium Co .Ltd Calcutta.
          • Chairman, Indal Electronics, Nanjangud , Karnataka 
          • Chairman , Indal Exports
          • Chairman , Human Resource Committee ASSOCHAM
          • General Manager, Muna Noor, Muscat ,Oman


              Air Vice Marshal R.K.Batha
            The Chinese aggression of 1962 was the motivation to join the Defence Services and got selected by both the Indian Army and the IAF while in the final year of Engineering. Joined IAF after Engineering in 1965 and served for 37 years retiring in August 2002. At retirement he held the designation of Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Signals (Air), at Air HQ in the rank of Air Vice Marshal. Joined Cheshire Home Bangalore in 2007 and served as Treasurer from Aug 2007 to Jan 2010.



            • An engineering graduate 1968 batch. Self employed Civil Engineer in rural area up to 1978. Established Architectural firm ‘M/s Hegde & Hegde’ at Bangalore in 1984. 
            • He was Secretary, SS High School, Bhairumbe, a rural area being alumni.
            • Was Secretary General, ACCE (India)- an all India consulting civil engineers institute.
            • Was Secretary INSTRUCT- A training institute for civil engineering fraternity.
            • President ‘Residents Welfare Association’ – Jagdishnagar, Bangalore-75
            • Director –BDA allottees co-op bank, Domlur.
            • Secretary, Golden Jubilee Committee, SS High School, Bhairumbe and responsible to construct a building worth Rs.100 lakhs.
            • Associated with ISKON Akshayapathra, SOS Village, Auro Vedha, Rama Chandra Mission
            • Involved with Cheshire Homes India for the past 20 years and he is now one of the Managing Committee Members.


            Yasmin Master
            Worked for 28 years with a reputed Voluntary Organisation on implementing, supervising and managing a range of Rural Development project / programs in various parts of the country. Joined Cheshire Homes, Bangalore as a Volunteer in 2009 and is a member of the Managing Committee.


            Graduated from Mount Carmel college.Worked in Dell International Services in Accounts and finance dept.as a group lead, for 5 years. Currently working for IBM, as Planning and Budgeting operation lead. Ex-resident of Cheshire Home, and joined as a managing committe member in 2004, after graduation.


            Sumir J Hinduja
            Educational Background:

            • BA (Economics) from USA
            • M.Phil (Development  Studies)  UK

            Work Experience:

            • Managing Director   of  Gokaldas Images Pvt. Ltd., an integrated apparel manufacturing, marketing and retail organization.
            • Director of  the GI Group's associate firm, Gokaldas Intimatewear Pvt. Ltd.,  which markets lingerie under the brand name Enamor.
            • Worked in the non-profit sector in the Right to Information movement and currently supports non-profit/philantrophic work in the areas of tertiary medical care, primary schooling and working with the physically challenged.
            • Life member of Cheshire Home since 2000 and a member of the Managing Committee.