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Surash Patel
CHAIRMAN

Surash leads the RealNetworks business in EMEA and has over 25 years of experience in tech and telco.  Prior to joining RealNetworks  Surash worked at mGage, the global mobile engagement provider where he held roles of Chief Strategy officer as well as COO for Europe.  Surash was also previously instrumental in helping Velti through its meteoric growth and Nasdaq listing. Surash has worked for KPMG, Accenture, O2 and BT in various senior positions. Surash has an MBA from London Business School and a BEng(Hons) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Brunel University.


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Prince Baffour
TREASURER

A Chartered Accountant with a track record of establishing effective financial
management practices in international organisations undergoing structural change or rapid expansion. Achievements include establishing new procedures and implementing new systems. He is an expert for working with sales and marketing teams in the development of financial strategies that deliver sustainable, consistent revenue growth. I am passionate about Women empowerment and that's what drew me to Binti.


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JAIPREET KAUR
TRUSTEE

Jaipreet Kaur has spent the last four years working in the NGO sector.  She’s worked at NGOs such as Emergency UK, U.S. Human Rights Network, Mencap,UNITED SIKHS and  has worked as a Development Officer at Medical Aid for Palestinians.

She has a strong passion for helping others, while also advocating and campaigning for change within the world, and is looking for helping Binti make that change.


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SHIVANI BHANAUT
TRUSTEE

Shivani is a dynamic and driven Marketing Executive with a comprehensive background in the marketing of established global brands. Shivani has always had a passion to give back to society and make a positive difference, by being actively involved in charity work through volunteering and fundraising for major humanitarian causes.  At Binti she will be developing and executing key marketing campaigns to further amplify Binti's mission, as well as leading the management of key fundraising events.  


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ANGELA BOWEN
TRUSTEE

Angela is a fundraising professional with over 20 years experience raising major gifts from around the world including the UK, the USA and India.  Currently she is a Development Director at Imperial College London and as part of her role she works to build the Indian diaspora community in London, bringing people together to have a bigger impact on solving the problems affecting India.  In addition she serves on the Schistosomiasis and Advocacy committee looking at ways to maximise awareness and fundraising for this parasitic disease affecting millions of people in Africa.


Manjit K. Gill
Founder & CEO

Manjit has over 20 years of business expertise under her belt and has been involved in 7 startups prior to Binti. Her flair for finding opportunities has taken her around the world and she has international experience in the business arena. Her role as a mentor for a business woman in Kenya with the Cherie Blair Foundation led her to start this project. Her mission is to create a huge, social impact whilst generating a sustainable organisation. As a British Indian, providing basic hygiene for women in India has become her obsessive, compulsive dedication to making a change.


Mark Courtney
COO

Mark has been involved in high profile companies and startups for over 20 years and has had a variety of business development and legal roles. A barrister and then merchant banker in the late 80’s and early 90’s he has been a key member of business creation teams globally. At Binti he will be responsible for keeping the business running effectively in each of the countries whilst complying with the local legal rules. His expertise will ensure that the business is profitable, maximising all opportunities and heading towards its expansion goals.


Madhu Kumar
ADVISOR

Madhu joins us with 19 years Financial Accounting experience ranging over a wide spectrum of industries, from hospital finance, private limited firms and a large engineering group. Her involvement with existing businesses and charitable trusts makes her a valuable member of the team. Her responsibility with Binti is striking a core balance between growth, sustainability and profit.


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Craig Butler
ADVISOR

Craig has held a front row seat at the intersection of business and technology for seventeen years, offering a composite perspective of traditional and cloud computing that has helped executive teams open doors to opportunity and transform business at several of the world’s dominant financial institutions and digital properties. As a driver of sustainable growth through technology-enabled cost-savings and productivity, Craig brings 360-degree insights to the challenges companies face in modernizing software and IT best practices. With a critical eye on customer and employee satisfaction, Craig’s unique blend of strategic and hands-on experience lets him balance innovative thinking with practical approaches, while engendering trust among executive decision-makers.

He brings his technical expertise to Binti enabling the organisation to stay ahead while focusing on its long-term goal of helping one girl at a time.


Abhi Naha
ADVISOR

Abhi Naha was the CEO and Founder of Zone V Ltd a Cambridge UK start up backed by Qualcomm and ARM Holdings. Zone V is focused on empowering people with aging eyes and visually impaired through inclusively designed mobile devices with a strong focus on empowering women in developing countries. He is also a Board Advisor to EqualEyes, part of Wayra (Telefonica) and founder of the Cambridge Wireless handset special interest group which he now co chairs with Qualcomm and Accenture. Abhi is a valued member of the Binti team, shaping its corporate goals whilst keeping the focus on its mission.


IAN CASEY
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  Mark Matten
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  Alan Goldstein
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  Andrew Meinnert
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  Supreet Manchanda
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Angad Paul Singh
Trustee UK

Angad qualified with a BEng (Hons) in Kings College London. He has cofounded an international social enterprise committed to improving the educational outcomes for children in care.  He organised an event with author Rupi Kaur and Binti were selected as a charity partner. Angad came across Binti through a previous social enterprise event in the UK and he was instantly drawn to Binti’s cause and core mission of changing perceptions around menstruation. He will be heading up partnerships and looking to form long-term quality relationships to bring the change Binti is striving for. 


Rupa Aujla
Trustee UK

Rupa hails from a media background with extensive experience in TV, film and photography. She has also worked with a number of charities. She thrives on building relationships with rapport and trust with people from all walks of life and she is truly passionate about making difference in the world. Rupa has a real flair for connecting with people which she will be brining her skills to Binti by writing and editing website content and creating a digital presence and awareness for the charity through social media and blogs. Additionally she will be responsible for taking photography at, and assisting with organising, press releases and events. 


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Hardeep Kundan
Trustee UK

Hardeep is passionate about being involved in humanitarian work that implements equality, empowerment and education. She has consistently volunteered with a small charity, Sikh Aid international, since her teens, giving her exposure to relief missions proving eye operations for the blind and underprivileged, dental care and education for orphans in India and more recently the installation of a water pump in East Africa. In the UK she has been worked on various projects with Acorns and St Mary’s Hospice. Hardeep has been greatly inspired by Binti’s mission to eradicate the stigma attached to menstruation. She will be promoting Binti by organising and running PR campaigns and managing participation in events.


Beatrice Muchira
Ambassador Nairobi

Beatrice is a local business woman who has 4 years of sales and marketing experience. She is currently studying a degree in Communication, Media and Culture in Panteion University Athens Greece. She is responsible for the local operations in Nairobi for Binti. Her long term goal is to develop the projects within the organisation throughout the Nairobi region.