Pratham USA is pleased to announce the appointment of Pratima Abichandani as President of the Pratham Boston Chapter, effective January 1, 2015. Pratima succeeds Vikas Taneja, who has decided to step down after 10 years of dedicated service.
Pratima has actively been involved with Pratham Boston since 2011 and presently serves on its Advisory Board. She has experience forging new relationships and strategic partnerships, which will be an asset in strengthening Pratham Boston's fundraising efforts. In her professional life, Pratima serves as an Executive in Residence for the Babson College Fund and is an independent investor in the Greater Boston Area. Prior to Babson she worked at Fidelity Investments as a Portfolio Manager and Director of Research. During her 17 year tenure at Fidelity, she spent 5 years in Hong Kong where she managed the Fidelity India and the Fidelity Singapore funds. Pratima has an MBA from Harvard Business School and graduated from Rutgers University with a BS in Industrial Engineering in 1989.
As Chapter President, Pratima will build on the accomplishments of Vikas, under whose leadership the chapter was founded and crossed the $1m mark of cumulative fundraising in 2013. Vikas is a valued member of the Pratham team and his dedication, vision and leadership are truly appreciated. We are delighted that he will continue to remain involved with the chapter as a member of the Boston Board.