Charles Correa
Charles CorreaFounder
Charles Correa studied architecture at the University of Michigan and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In private practice in Bombay since 1958, his work covers a wide range, from the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial at the Sabarmati Ashram, the Jawahar Kala Kendra in Jaipur, and the State Assembly for Madhya Pradesh, to housing projects and townships in Delhi, Bombay, Ahmedabad, Bangalore and other cities in India. From 1970-75, he was Chief Architect for ‘New Bombay’ an urban growth centre of 2 million people. In 1985, The Late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi appointed him Chairman of the National Commission on Urbanism.

Founding Trustees : Charles Correa, Nani Ardeshir Palkhivala, M.A.Wadud Khan, Mrs. Bilkees Latif, Keshub Mahindra, Ratan N. Tata, Nana Chudasama

Shirin Bharucha
Shirin BharuchaManaging Trustee & Executive Committee Member
Shirin Bharucha is a lawyer who worked with the Tata Group for several years. She is involved with a number of trusts that work for the city’s urban renewal, and was part of the team that restored the Oval Maidan, the Horniman Circle Garden and the Kala Ghoda Art District (www.kalaghodassociation.org).
Nana Chudasama
Nana ChudasamaTrustee
Nana Chudasama is World Chairman of the India-based social service organization, Giants International. As Sheriff of Mumbai in 1989, he started the “I Love Mumbai” campaign, of which he currently serves as president. He is also president of the Center for the Prevention of Drug Abuse and AIDS, and chairman of the

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National Kidney Foundation and Common Man’s Forum. Mr. Chudasama was conferred the title Padma Shree by the President of India in 2005, for the contribution towards the welfare of society as a committed social worker.

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Cyrus Guzder
Cyrus GuzderTrustee & Executive Committee Member
Cyrus Guzder is an urban environmental activist who has played an active role in a wide range of urban issues and, in particular, in the conservation of Heritage buildings and precincts in Mumbai.  He has served as a Governor of the MMR Heritage Society, a member of the Mumbai Heritage Conservation Committee,

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a Trustee on the Board of the INTACH UK Trust and also as a Trustee of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sanghralaya (formerly the Prince of Wales Museum of Western India).  He is also a founder Director of The Indian Institute for Human Settlements in Bangalore and a member of the Court of Governors of the Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad.

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Rahul Mehrotra
Rahul MehrotraTrustee & Executive Committee Member
Rahul Mehrotra is a practicing architect, urban designer, and educator. His firm, RMA Architects, was founded in 1990 in Mumbai and has designed and executed projects for clients that include government and nongovernmental agencies, corporate, as well as private individuals and institutions.

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The firm has also initiated several unsolicited projects driven by the firm’s commitment to advocacy in the city of Mumbai. Mehrotra is a professor of urban design and planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) and has written and lectured extensively on architecture, conservation, and urban planning in Mumbai and India. His writings include co-authoring Bombay—The Cities Within, Banganga—Sacred Tank, Public Places Bombay, Bombay to Mumbai—Changing Perspectives and The Kumbh Mela – mapping the ephemeral mega city. He has also co-authored Conserving an Image Center—The Fort Precinct in Bombay. Based on this study and its recommendations, the historic Fort area in Mumbai was declared a conservation precinct in 1995—the first such designation in India. His most recent book is titled Architecture in India, since 1990 which inspired an exhibition he co-curated titled – The State of Architecture – Practices and Processes in India which was shown at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Mumbai from Jan to March 2016.

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Nasser Munjee
Nasser MunjeeTrustee & Executive Committee Member
Nasser Munjee holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics. He is Chairman of DCB Bank Ltd., prior to which he was the MD and CEO of IDFC Ltd. He serves on the boards and advisory panels of several Indian and international organizations that

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includes Tata Motors, Tata Chemicals, Britannia Industries, Cummins India, ABB India, Ambuja Cements (part of Holcim Group) and Jaguar Land Rover in UK. Mr. Munjee has a deep interest in rural development, housing finance and urban issues, especially the development of modern cities and humanitarian causes.

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Anuj Bhagwati
Anuj BhagwatiTrustee & Executive Committee Member
Anuj Bhagwati is Managing Director of A.T.E. Enterprises (ategroup.com) in Mumbai, India, and a Director of its affiliate companies. His business background is in textile engineering, clean technology and printing and packaging. He has experience across all areas of small and medium enterprises. 

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He is involved with creating technology based businesses in textile engineering (ategroup.com/teraspin); energy-efficient cooling (ategroup.com/hmx); waste-water treatment (ategroup.com/products/wastewater-treatment); remote monitoring (ategroup.com/ecoaxis); SHE in printing and textile (ategroup.com/valence); and small concentrated solar thermal (ategroup.com/products/energy-efficiency). His non-profit engagements are mainly in urban planning, governance and education. These include the Urban Design Research Institute, Mumbai (udri.org – Trustee), the Kalaghoda Association (www.kalaghodaassociation.com – Executive Committee member), the Praja Foundation (praja.org – Co-Founder, Trustee), the K J Somaiya Trust (somaiya.edu – Trustee), and the Cornell University College of Architecture, Art and Planning Advisory Council (aap.cornell.edu – Member).

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