Geeta Venkadakrishnan
PRESIDENT (2019-2020)

Geeta Venkadakrishnan is an award-winning civil society leader and social sector consultant with over 23 years’ experience in India. Geeta is the Director of The Hope Foundation working with vulnerable children and women.
She has been involved as a Social Expert to NGOs and Corporate CSR in designing, planning, monitoring and implementation of sustainable projects. She has facilitated strategic plan development, conducted feasibility and baseline studies, impact assessment, social audit and social perception research. Prior to founding Hope Foundation, she was involved with Child In Need Institute,GOAL Ireland and in Action aid India.
Geeta is also a representative in the Women’s Grievance Cell for Indian Institute of Foreign Trade and a honorary member in the Women’s Cell at Central Research Institute for Jute and Allied Fibres, a unit of Indian Council for Agriculture Research, West Bengal and in ESI Hospital Joka in Kolkata.

Received Inspiring Award in the year 2019 from Britt World Wide one of the largest worldwide companies spread across the world.
Received World CSR Award for implementing projects in Kolkata 8th December 2017.

She also received  award in the year 2015  from Rotary  International District 3291  for Vocational  Skill  for the less privlaged  youth .
2015 Humanitarian Award from The Hope FoundationIreland, for creating impact in the lives of 68,000 children directly and 10 lakh population in setting up 9 protection
children homes for boys and girls one hospital for the streetpeople , 5 skill training centers, bringing positive impact in 36 wards in Kolkata & Howrah in 45 government schools for special need children , and 36 slums on Health and Education . For working in Bhuj earthquke victims  by providing relief assistance ,earthquake  resistant houses which was funded by Governmetn of Ireland  for one lak population  and also during Tsunami disaster  in relief work   and re builing the livelihood of the 6000 direct people of Nagapattnam ,Tamil Nadu an relief for 2 lakh population .

2014  Bharat Udyog Ratna  Award ,GOI New Delhi and  in 2012 Karmveer Puraskar from International Confideration of NGOs on Life long fight for Social Justice , New Delhi .