Board Of Directors
Mr. Divyang Sinh Chauhan
He has done B.E. Mechanical and has a degree of MBA, from S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research. Mumbai. He is a representative of the Rotary International District 3060 and a recipient of the ‘Excellence Award’ from Rotary International as PDRR and has also been the past President of the Rotary Club of Silvassa. He is also the recipient of ‘Swarnim Ratna’ of Dadra Nagar Haveli -Award, 2022, instituted by the Divya Bhaskar Group at the auspicious hands of the Mr. Devusinh Jesingbhai Chauhan, the Hon. Minster of State for Communications, Government of India. He is the Chairman of the Mount Litera Zee School, Naroli, Dadra Nagar Haveli. He is a passionate Forest, Wildlife and Environmental Conservationist.
Dr. Shivaji Chavan
He has done his International Masters in Geoinformatics from the International Institute of Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation (ITC) The Netherlands and holds a Ph.D in Forestry in the discipline of Wildlife Science. He is an academician, trainer and a researcher in the Field of Forestry, Wildlife, Environment and Allied Disciplines. As a forest officer, of the Maharashtra Forest Service he served the Forest Department of Maharashtra from 1986 to 2011 with intermittent deputations for trainings and assignments. He has done prestigious tenures with the Wildlife Institute of India and the Directorate of Forest Education, while on deputation to the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India. He is the recipient of the European Union’s ‘Erasmus Mundus’ Visiting Scholar Fellowship for teaching the SUTROFOR and SUFONAMA Courses at Bangor University, U.K. He led the Tiger Conservation Program of the WWF India in the field, as a Senior Landscape Coordinator of the Central Indian Tiger Conservation Landscape (Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh), while on a sabbatical from the Maharashtra Forest Department. His expertise lies in Wildlife, Forests and Environmental Conservation, Environmental Economics, Policy and Planning, Applications of Modern Tools and Technology in Forest, Wildlife, Environment and allied fields.
Mr. Suresh Thorat
A retired forest officer, who is interested in rural development, environment, and non-conventional energy resources. He joined the Indian Forest Service in 1981 and retired in September 2015 as Addl Principle Chief Conservator of forest, Wildlife Western Zone Mumbai. He held the post of Chief Conservator of Forest Mumbai from 2008 to 2010. He was the Chief Conservator of Forest, Thane between 2010-2011 and was the Addl Director General, Social Forestry from 2011 to 2013. During his tenure he has worked in various capacities in forestry sector of the State of Maharashtra. He likes to interact and discuss various social issues as well.
Mr Jarnail Singh
Shri Jarnail Singh IFS, a freelance forestry Expert, has over 33 years of experience in scientific forestry management. He belongs to 1983 batch of Indian Forest Service fraternity of Maharashtra cadre and retired from govt. service in June 2015. Presently he is based, at Nagpur. He opted for deputation to Government of India (GOI) from 1994 to 2001 and served in capacity of Associate Professor, IGNFA, Dehradun, Principal SFS College, Dehradun, and DFE, GOI, Dehradun. His last assignment was as the Chief General Manager, FDCM Ltd, at Nagpur, in the rank of Additional PCCF, MS.
Dr. Anjana Pant
Anjana has over 25 years of experience in biodiversity research, teaching, project management, capacity development and public outreach and awareness. She was associated with Freshwater and Wetlands Programme, WWF India as an Associate Director, until July 2014. She has also worked with a US Based GIS and IT company, Avineon India Technologies as Head GIS Projects. She is currently working with GIZ as a Technical Advisor for the River basin management and Water Conservation Programme.
Mrs. Kirti Chauhan
She has done her Bachelor’s Degree and has a degree of MBA. She is the past President of the Rotaract Club of Silvassa and is also the recipient of the ‘Swarnim Ratna’ of Dadra Nagar Haveli- Award, 2022, instituted by the Divya Bhaskar Group at the auspicious hands of the Mr. Devusinh Jesingbhai Chauhan, the Hon. Minster of State for Communications, Government of India. She is extremely passionate towards Forest Wildlife and Environmental Conservation. She is the Director of the Mount Litera Zee School Naroli. She actively supports various Conservation initiatives of the school and the organisation.