Mathew Cherian is the Board Chair of CARE India. He is a B.E. (Honours) in Civil Engineering from BITS, Pilani Rajasthan and holds a PG Diploma in Rural Management from the first batch of IRMA, Institute of Rural Management Anand, Gujarat. Later, he worked in the area of rural development with cooperatives in association with the National Dairy Development Board. He also served as Director of Oxfam India from 1987-1994.
He serves as a Member on the Policy Committee of the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment. He also served as a Member of the High Level Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility, Ministry of Corporate Affairs. Currently serves as an Amicus Curiae to the Supreme Court in the elder rights matter, for pensions, homes and the Maintenance Law, which has helped bring elder issues to the forefront.
CEO of HelpAge till June 2020, was appointed subsequently as the Global Ambassador for HelpAge International. He is also a Member of the “Global Future Council” of World Economic Forum” – foremost interdisciplinary knowledge network for promoting innovative thinking to shape a sustainable and inclusive future. An author of books – “The Million Missions’ and ‘Ageing and Poverty”.