Amita, who served as the Chairperson of the Mumbai Chapter of SVP India from September 2019 – March 2023, has worked in the philanthropy and non-profit space for over 25 years. After working in rural India with handloom weavers for several years, she spent eight years at GiveIndia, building the Mumbai Marathon fundraising event and working extensively on their retail fundraising website. Amita also served as the Chairperson of the Mumbai chapter for three years, contributing immensely to building the chapter and meeting philanthropic goals. Additionally, she sits on The Mohan Dayal Charitable Hospital board in Pardi, Gujarat, and the Advisory Council of Antarang Foundation. She is part of the Communications Team at St. Jude India Childcare Centres. Amita enjoys traveling, experimenting in the kitchen, and visiting museums and art galleries in her free time.
“I was the first person who signed up to become a partner when Govind Iyer opened the chapter here in Mumbai. While I had worked for years in this sector prior to joining SVP, it was at SVP that I gained a much broader philanthropic perspective. In the past couple of years, our community has grown to include so many committed people from different walks of life. It has been a pleasure to interact with such a diverse group that is unified by the common objective of working for a better society.”