ASK Governing Board comprises of experienced and credible members from diverse sectors including civil society leaders, practitioners, academician and finance professionals with deep expertise and broad knowledge of the development sector in India. The Board provides advice and guidance to the organisation.

"Father Kayany is a member of the Diocese Of Varanasi. He has been in the development sector for the last 35 years and been working on various issues with NGOs Nationally and Internationally."

Father Mathew Kayany


"Dr. Aqueel Khan is the Director of ASK, and also the Managing Director of Mitrata Inclusive Financial Services Ltd. He holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work (1988) and a Ph.D. in Women Empowerment (1999) from Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi. He worked for 30 years on social and economic issues related to women's empowerment and development."

Dr. Aqueel Khan


"Bindiya heads the Research Practice at ASK Training & Learning. Bindiya has over 18+ years of experience spanning consulting, research, and monitoring & evaluation at ASK. Bindiya holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Delhi and is an alumna of the Refugee Studies Centre’s School on Forced Migration, University of Oxford."

Bindiya Rawat


"Dr. Sant Kumar Prasad is an Associate Professor in the Department of Rural Management and an Assistant Coordinator, Development Resource Centre at XISS, Ranchi. Dr. Prasad obtained his Ph.D. degree from Ranchi University."

Dr. Sant Kumar Prasad

Executive Member

"Mr. Ahuja is a postgraduate from Delhi University and has a rich experience of 35 years in the field of marketing and enterprise management. He is an entrepreneur and strayed his own enterprise DOT system to engage youth in technology innovation and product development and marketing"

Sudhir Ahuja

Executive Member

"Mr. Vinayak is a trained social worker. He has done his Masters in Medicine (Psychiatry) and was a researcher for mental health with the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)."

Pradeep Vinayak

Executive Member

"Mr. Prakash Layak heads the programs at ASK. He is a result-oriented professional with more than 20 years of experience in the development sector. He has multi-sectoral work experience in the field of result-based project cycle management, ensuring community-led field interventions & development, and many more."

Prakash Layak

Executive Member