Board of Trustees

Sanjay Mehta

Sanjay Mehta is one of the founding Partners of BMR Advisors, leading the Risk and Business Advisory practice. With over 30 years of experience in assurance, business process risk consulting and financial diligence, Sanjay has worked with multinationals, Indian business houses and private equity funds across a range of industries. Sanjay has been a partner at two Big 4 firms, leading the Telecommunications Industry and Business Process Risk Consulting Practice. He regularly interacts with the senior management and audit committees of large multinational corporations and provides thought leadership in the areas of Enterprise Risk Management and Corporate Governance to organizations in various industries.

He has a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Delhi University and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1985.

Arun Saini

Arun is a Commerce Graduate, a Fellow Member (FCA) of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and an Associate Member (ACS) of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). With a career spanning more than 33 years, he has expertise in the areas of Strategic Business Planning, International Taxation and transfer pricing, Project Management, Corporate Laws, Mergers & Acquisitions and Stock Exchange Listings. As a strategic planner with proficiency in conducting business analysis and project feasibility studies, Arun has a proven ability for spearheading new business initiatives.

Arun Saini

Arun is a Commerce Graduate, a Fellow Member (FCA) of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and an Associate Member (ACS) of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). With a career spanning more than 33 years, he has expertise in the areas of Strategic Business Planning, International Taxation and transfer pricing, Project Management, Corporate Laws, Mergers & Acquisitions and Stock Exchange Listings. As a strategic planner with proficiency in conducting business analysis and project feasibility studies, Arun has a proven ability for spearheading new business initiatives.

Arushi Chopra

Arushi is a strategy consultant with deep experience in solving C-level executives’ top challenges at the intersection of business and technology. An alumnus of St Stephens, Delhi and IIM-Ahmedabad, she works with Accenture to help executives across UK, US, Europe and India craft their growth strategy, evaluate and enter new markets, derive greater synergies from their partnerships and leverage emerging technologies to unlock business value.

Arushi has learnt music for close to 10 years, and has launched her music album in the genre of fusion folk in 2017. She started volunteering with Manzil in 2005. She is a keen traveler, budding photographer and a board game enthusiast.

Parth Chopra

Parth is a strategy consultant with Bain, ex-investment banker with Nomura, Young India Fellow and graduate of Tabla. An alumnus of Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, he studied business and finance and has cleared 2 levels of the CFA program. He acquired his masters degree in liberal arts at the Young India Fellowship, Ashoka University, spending his time there learning diverse subjects like psychology, law and art. Parth also has been learning music since the age of 7 and can play close to 15 instruments. In addition, he has a keen interest in social ventures, particularly those aimed at delivering education in India.

Parth Chopra

Parth is a strategy consultant with Bain, ex-investment banker with Nomura, Young India Fellow and graduate of Tabla. Analumnus of ShaheedSukhdev College of Business Studies, he studied business and finance and has cleared 2 levels of the CFA program. He acquired his masters degree in liberal arts at the Young India Fellowship, Ashoka University, spending his time there learning diverse subjects like psychology, law and art. Parth also has been learning music since the age of 7 and can play close to 15 instruments. In addition, he has a keen interest in social ventures, particularly those aimed at delivering education in India.

Raman Iyer

Raman Iyer is a musician with the Mumbai based neo folk band – NeerajArya’sKabir Cafe. They travel across the world, spreading the message of an all inclusive humanity, as advocated by Kabir, the 15th century Mystic. Raman also comes with a background in communications, having spent 8 years as an advertising professional, before taking the plunge to pursue his passions.

Neeraj Arya

Neeraj Arya is a well-known and liked face on the Delhi and Mumbai music scene. Neeraj is now gracing the world with his musical talent through his band the Neeraj Arya’s Kabir Café. Neeraj is a self-taught musician, co-founder and the lead vocalist of the band which draws inspiration from the music of Prahlad Singh Tipaniaji and the philosophy of Sant Kabirji which are discernible in his folk and fusion compositions. Neeraj started his music journey as a musician in 2005, emerging from Manzil, the NGO from which Manzil Mystics was born. Neeraj is a messenger of Kabir and spread his words through his band. Neeraj has also taught music in various nonprofits and worked with/for many nonprofits across India.

Neeraj Arya

Neeraj Arya is a well-known and liked face on the Delhi and Mumbai music scene. Neeraj is now gracing the world with his musical talent through his band the Neeraj Arya’s Kabir Café. Neeraj is a self-taught musician, co-founder and the lead vocalist of the band which draws inspiration from the music of Prahlad Singh Tipaniaji and the philosophy of Sant Kabirji which are discernible in his folk and fusion compositions. Neeraj started his music journey as a musician in 2005, emerging from Manzil, the NGO from which Manzil Mystics was born. Neeraj is a messenger of Kabir and spread his words through his band. Neeraj has also taught music in various nonprofits and worked with/for many nonprofits across India.

Shaina Patel

Shaina Patel is a teacher by profession and of Indian origin. Shaina did her B.A in Ethnic and International Studies and Double Majored in Ethnic and International studies. Shaina joined Manzil as a volunteer in 2011 and after that she stayed connected with Manzil. Shaina has been a teacher and social worker for 10 years and recently moved back to the US after teaching English in a Mumbai based organization called Tridha. Shaina is currently working with a nonprofit organization in the US.

Reshma

Reshma is one of the three founders Manzil Mystics. Reshma is a vocalist, writer and composer for the Manzil Mystics band and has been learning Indian Classical music for 5 years. To work toward her dream of making the world more peaceful, making music an instrument of change and teaching reproductive health, menstrual hygiene and gender education through music she founded Manzil Mystics with 2 fellow student-teachers in Manzil. Reshma is a nurse by profession and has worked for the Bansal Hospital in Delhi for 6 years. After that she left her career for music and became a part time member of Manzil Mystics. Reshma also studied nursing in the U.S and lived in Singapore for 2 years. She is now a full-time employee of Manzil Mystics and runs the organization with a team of 9 full-time and 1 part time member.

Reshma

Reshma is one of the three founders Manzil Mystics. Reshma is a vocalist, writer and composer for the Manzil Mystics band and has been learning Indian Classical music for 5 years. To work toward her dream of making the world more peaceful, making music an instrument of change and teaching reproductive health, menstrual hygiene and gender education through music she founded Manzil Mystics with 2 fellow student-teachers in Manzil. Reshma is a nurse by profession and has worked for the Bansal Hospital in Delhi for 6 years. After that she left her career for music and became a part time member of Manzil Mystics. Reshma also studied nursing in the U.S and lived in Singapore for 2 years. She is now a full-time employee of Manzil Mystics and runs the organization with a team of 9 full-time and 1 part time member.

Anurag

Anurag is one of the co-founders of Manzil Mystics who began his journey as a musician through Manzil in 2010. Anurag is currently the team leader and CEO of Manzil, and also a vocalist, writer and composer in the Manzil Mystics band. Anurag graduated with a degree in Commerce from Delhi University, studied Marketing and Sales in Washington State, USA and completed his masters in Social Work from IGNOU. Anurag is a full-time musician, Social Worker, and part-time employee of Manzil Mystics.