Our Trustees

ARMMAN is governed by our Board of Trustees who are leaders in their individual fields, they make sure we’re doing all we can to reach, help and enable a healthy pregnancy, childhood and adolescence for every woman, child and adolescent in the country.

Dr. Aparna Hegde Founder and Managing Trustee

Dr Aparna Hegde is India’s leading urogynaecologist and pelvic floor reconstructive surgeon. She holds MD, DNB, FCPS, DGO degrees; Master’s degree in biological sciences from Stanford University and International Urogynaecological Association International Fellowship in Urogynaecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery from Cleveland Clinic, Florida.

Mr. Srinivaas V. Sirigeri Trustee

Mr. Srinivaas V. Sirigeri (SVS) is an established self-made entrepreneur, spiritual seeker and a passionate promoter of health. He provided the initial financial support to ARMMAN in 2009 and has been on the Board of Trustees since then. SVS has a keen interest in working for various social and philanthropic causes. His family has also founded the Devasiri Seva Trust to support higher education of financially-weak meritorious students from Indian villages.

Dr. Srikrishna Solgudu Ramachandra Trustee

Dr. Srikrishna has an MD in Community Medicine from St. John’s Medical College, Bengaluru and an MPH in International Health and Development from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, USA. Dr. Srikrishna has over 16 years of experience working in the area of Public Health practice, research and academics.

Dr. Geeta Sandeep Ghag Trustee

Dr. Geeta Ghag is MBBS, MS – General Surgery and serves as Professor of General Surgery at Hindu Hruday Samrat Balasaheb Thackarey Medical College (HBTMC) and Dr. Rustom Narsi Cooper Municipal General Hospital in Mumbai.

Mrs. Sandhya Rajesh Kanchan Trustee

Mrs. Sandhya Kanchan has over 24 years of experience in leading pharmaceutical establishments. Her areas of expertise include Regulatory Affairs and Analytical Method Development/ Validation. She has a Masters of Science degree in Chemistry.

Dr. Janhavi Sanjay Raut Trustee

Dr. Janhavi Raut is the R&D Director, Beauty & Personal Care S&T at Unilever R&D India, having worked with Unilever R&D in different capacities since 1998. She has a PhD. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, USA and completed her B. Tech. in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. Dr. Raut has 21 publications to her credit and has filed over 26 patents of which 20 have been granted. She has been on the Editorial Advisory Board of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research – ACS and was a visiting professor at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

Dr. Dayashankar R. Maurya Trustee

Dr. Dayashankar Maurya has a PhD in Public Policy (Health Policy) from Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. He is trained as a physician, and has Masters degrees in Business Administration (Hospital and Healthcare management), and in Public Policy (Health and Social Policy) from the National University of Singapore. Currently he is Assistant Professor and Chairperson Healthcare Management program and International Relations at T. A. Pai Management Institute Manipal, one of the top 15 management institutes in India.

Mrs. Chanda Neeraj Kathuria Trustee

Mrs. Chanda Kathuria retired as the Vice Principal of R.A. Podar College of Commerce & Economics after an impactful teaching career of 37 years. She has also been a visiting faculty at Welingkar Institute of Management. She is currently a Director in an IT company in Mumbai. She has completed her Masters in Commerce and a Diploma in Higher Education from the University of Mumbai. She also has an MBA in International Business from the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI).


Mr. Arindam Mukherjee Trustee

Mr. Arindam Mukherjee has over 26 years of experience in leading, creating & growing businesses across sectors. He holds an Engineering Degree in Electronics & Communications from University of Mysore, India and has various executive leadership programs from Wharton, INSEAD and Management Centre Europe, Brussels. Mr. Mukherjee spent the majority of his working experience at Philips Healthcare (18+yrs), GE Healthcare and his last position was Vice President, Global Head for Cardiovascular. In 2014, he started up InnovHealth B.V. with special focus on Reverse engineering, Affordable Healthcare (for emerging countries) and commercialization of growth for new innovative companies.