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Jagdish Acharya - SVP India

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Jagdish Acharya

Lead Partner

Sparsha Charitable Trust

About the partner

Jagdish and his wife Meera have two children Aditi and Aneesh who are both happily married and live in Australia. While Meera has been a wonderful homemaker and has been engaged in philanthropic activities, Jagdish worked in Asian Paints for 37 years and retired as the Chief Executive Officer of PPG Asian Paints, a JV between PPG Industries and Asian Paints. During his stint with Asian Paints, he was the Regional Vice President of Asian Paints International, overseeing Asian Paints operations in Australia, China, Philippines, Hong Kong and the South Pacific. Meera and Jagdish spent 25 years living overseas in the South Pacific, Australia and China. After retirement, Jagdish served as an Advisor to Asian Paints, overseeing their CSR initiatives. He is presently the CEO of Paints and Coatings Skill Council, a Sector Skill Council associated with National Skills Development Corporation. Jagdish is a keen educationist and is associated with three educational institutes.

My Journey at SVP

“SVP is a platform where a diverse community of corporate leaders, active social workers, and simple people with a philanthropic bent of mind come together, mingle and focus on social issues which need solutions. I have learnt that SVP is a place which sensitizes you to the social issues of the land and gives you an opportunity to serve the community in the best way you can. I work well with NGOs I am involved with and feel valued. I believe that nothing truly great is accomplished alone. Every person in our network has something to teach and something to learn. There is a great chasm between the challenges in the social space and the scale at which those challenges are being tackled. As SVP members, we are ready to associate and collaborate with each other to cross that chasm.
I am amazed at the good work being done by our implementing partners. It is a very humbling experience. I am also equally awestruck by the resilience of the people who face the worst social crises. There is so much to see, so much to learn. Rising above oneself, intellectual honesty, self-respect, love and respect for others, unpretentiousness, humility and so much more. SVP is a great place to start one’s philanthropic journey.”

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