Teja Picton Howell, Trustee and Senior Consultant International Corporate Law, Penningtons Solicitors LLP
Teja is an international lawyer with Penningtons Solicitors. He is admitted as a solicitor, Supreme Court of England and Wales, in 1987 and an advocate, Supreme Court of Oman, in 2007.
Teja has served as a CRY UK trustee since 2005. He believes that a voice, dignity, and education is every child’s birth right, and that in equipping them with these CRY UK can enable them to break the cycle of generations of hopeless poverty.
Syed Anwar Hasan, Trustee and Former Director, Tata Ltd
Mr. Syed Anwar Hasan, Former Director of Tata Limited, joined the Tata Group in 1963 in Calcutta with Tata Steel. He has held several executive positions ranging from Executive Vice President to Managing Director of Tata Limited during his tenure.
He has also served as Director to several other Tata Group Companies in the UK, including Tata Beverage Group, Tata Motors European Technical Centre, Corus Netherlands BV, Tata Capital and Piaggio Aero Industries, and S.P.A.
Akila Lingham, Trustee
Akila Lingham has over twenty years of experience in the private, public and the NGO sectors. Over the past thirteen years, Akila has worked in the charity sector at a senior level with organisations such as Womankind Worldwide, Save the Children and Human Rights Watch. More recently, she was Chief Operating and Financial Officer at PEAS (Promoting Equality in African Schools) - a fast growing entrepreneurial charity building secondary education schools in Uganda and Zambia.
Operations and governance are her strong points and an area of personal interest.
Puja Marwaha, Chief Executive, CRY in India
Puja is the Chief Executive at CRY - Child Rights and You (CRY UK’s partner in India). She holds a a postgraduate diploma in Human Resources from XISS - Ranchi. Prior to being CRY’s CEO, she has lead Human Resources Development and Administration teams and served as a Regional Director for West India region, headquartered in Mumbai. Puja has been with CRY since 1994.
Kreeanne Rabadi , Director - Western Region
CRY in India Kreeanne joined CRY in 2000 to lead the Resource Generation team in West, India. In 2005 she set-out to establish the marketing function for CRY America. Today, she is the Regional Director – West, CRY India.