Board of Trustees Meet Abundance's Board of Trustees who are passionate about caring, sharing and empowering.
Board of Trustees of ABUNDANCE
Cyril Anand Bakianathan
Cyril is a Harvard Alumni with over 15 years of experience across Technology, Media & Telecom. He is based in Qatar and works as Director of Ooredoo Qatar managing a team of senior managers responsible for business development of Mega Projects contributing to the QNV 2030. He is an accomplished public speaker, has delivered speeches at GSMA, World Stadium Congress, Soccerex, Arab Future Cites and a TEDx Speech on entrepreneurship. Cyril lives in Doha, Qatar.
Ruth Mumba is a young dynamic Malawian who attended the University of Malawi, Chancellor College and obtained a Bsc in Earth Sciences and Geography. She is a Geologist working for the Government of Malawi under the Geological Survey Department. She is passionate about mineral exploration, sustainable mining practices, environmental protection and community development. Ruth lives in Zomba, Malawi.
Thangam Pillai is a successful Entrepreneur, cum writer, running automobile maintenance workshop in Dubai, UAE for more than eleven years. She is President of Manifest Humanity a non-profit organization supporting girls education in India, where she plays the role of executive leadership and is responsible for leading organizational operation collaborating with partners and donors for their transformative experience.
Thangam lives in Dubai, UAE.
Deepa is a Civil Engineer turned Environmentalist, with a PhD in Environmental Science from South Africa and is currently based in Swaziland. She undertakes consultancy work on climate change adaptation for Government of Swaziland through UNEP-DTU project. She has been involved in climate change related work for Government of Malawi, SADC, GIZ, UNDP and others. She has completed a Post Doctoral Research Fellowship with Rhodes University, South Africa and undertook consultancy work for the University of Glasgow in 2018.
Deepa lives in Mbabane, Swaziland.
Dr Megh Raj, as a physician and global health and human rights activist who has served in key positions with several international organizations. In his career Megh has been involved in designing and managing programs ranging food security, economic strengthening, reproductive health, TB and HIV and AIDS programs in Africa, facilitating diverse partnerships with government, UN agencies, multi-sectoral partners, civil society groups, community leaders, policy makers and vulnerable groups. He is currently working as the Country Director of Dignitas International Malawi country program.