Our Team

Vaishali Canisius, CEO
Vaishali has an MBA in Social Entrepreneurship from NMIMS where she is the first rank holder and a Masters in Social Work from Mumbai University. She has over 19 years’ experience in the social sector in India and has worked on various initiatives including those related to trafficking, street children, women’s empowerment, adult education, microcredit and business training. At the Nirav Modi Foundation, she has been responsible for conceptualizing, kickstarting and managing the Scholarship programme.

Vidya Kamble, Project Officer
Vidya has around 9 years of work experience in non profit sector mainly in the field of HIV/AIDS. She has played multiple roles in the past and has emerged as an effective counselor. At Nirav Modi Foundation she is involved in networking with schools and other academic institutions, tracking students' performance, etc.

Vinayak Prabhu, Advisor
Mr Prabhu has been associated with Nirav Modi Foundation in an advisory capacity. He has been actively involved in social development sector for last 25 years.He began his career with World Health Organisation in 1972. He was also engaged in various other fields like advertising, live stock research etc. Last 20 years he has been extensively involved in Education field. He is helping aspiring engineering and medical students by giving non financial help in terms of personal counseling, motivational seminars and by providing test papers to improve their performance in competitive exams.