Mathew Cherian

Mathew Cherian

Mathew Cherian serves full time as Chief Executive of HelpAge India. His previous assignments include the position of Director at Oxfam UK and India; Programme Director, South Asia at Plan International; and Country Representative, Charities Aid Foundation. He is the founder of Association of Third Sector Researchers in India, Resource Mobilization Network in India, Campaign for Human Rights (Dalits and Tribals), and CAF India. Mathew is a Member of the NGO Accreditation Committee of the Planning Commission, Member of Grants Approval Committee of the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Member of the Steering Group of the Eleventh Five Year Plan, and Member of Core Committee of National Human Rights Commission. He has worked extensively in the area of rural development with cooperatives, in association with the National Dairy Development Board.