Board of Trustees

D Dhanuraj


Dr Dhanuraj is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees and the Chief Executive of CPPR of which he is also one of the founding members. He holds a PhD (Anna University), MSc Physics (Mahatma Gandhi University) and MA Political Science (Madras Christian College). He also holds a Post Graduate Executive Diploma in International Business from Loyola, Chennai and has undergone training by TTMBA of Atlas USA, IAF Germany, FEE USA, etc. Dhanuraj started his career as a Research Associate in 2003. He has handled various social research projects and has extensively travelled across the country to manage projects of various kinds. He works in the areas of urbanisation, education, health, livelihood and law. Dhanu, as he is fondly called by friends and colleagues, is foremost a policy researcher and then an entrepreneur and consultant.

Antony Dawson D’silva


Antony Dawson D’silva is one of the founding members of CPPR. Dawson has an MPhil (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi) and an MA in Political Science from the University of Hyderabad. He is also a candidate for PhD at the Centre for European Studies, JNU. Dawson is currently working as an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Department of Political Science, Maharaja's College, Ernakulam where he teaches courses on International Relations and Global Politics.

Rosemary K Abraham


Rosemary K Abraham is a Director at the Ministry of Finance of the Government of India. She is an IES (Indian Economic Service) officer which she attained with top honours. Rose has an MA and MPhil in Economics from Hyderabad Central University. Her areas of interest and expertise are in Energy, Financial Markets, Infrastructure, Education, Public Finance and Capital Markets.

Jubin Jose

Trustee & Principal Advisor (Strategy & Fundraising)

Jubin Jose is a GCC based financial and investment advisor and works with one of the leading global insurance companies. He has an impressive track record in Investment Portfolio Management and is also an Investment Advisor to one of the largest GCC focused funds listed on the London Stock Exchange. Jubin holds an MA in Economics from Madras Christian College, Chennai and a Master of Business Finance from Indian Institute of Finance, New Delhi.

Saritha Varma

Trustee & Principal Advisor (Human Resources Management)

Saritha Varma is a Trustee and also Principal Advisor for Human Resources Management at CPPR. She has an MBA (with specialisation in Human Resources Management) from Christ University, Bangalore. Before joining CPPR, she was with Hema Ravichandar Strategic HR Advisory, Bangalore and HR Cornucopia Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore.