Board of Directors
Vijay Kumar Singh
B. Tech (Mining), M. Tech (Envt.) Ex-Chief General Manager, Environment from Coal India Limited. A mining engineer from Indian School of Mines, he has pioneered outstanding work on environment and sustainable development issues. He was a member of the Environmental Appraisal Committee of Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of India responsible for giving environmental clearance for Coal and Thermal Power projects. Besides his technical skills, he believes in contributing back to society and worked extensively to help underprivileged communities by providing them education and livelihood support. He is a champion of sustainable development that works seamlessly with the need for economic prosperity.
B. Tech (IIT Delhi) He is a leading social sector specialist. He is the former Executive Director at Magic Bus Global and CEO of Magic Bus India, an NGO working in the space of Sport for Development aiming to break the poverty cycle by taking children on a journey from education to livelihood. He has a career spanning over two and a half decades in the UN, International NGOs, Indian Government and the private sector. He has also worked with bilateral donors, UN agencies, international NGOs, corporate industry and foundations, print and electronic media. He is now completely devoted to the social sector and brings together diverse skills sets. As the Chief Advisor of Prayatna, he intends to guide the organisation to new heights in the near future.