Social Initiatives
Our Trustees & Advisory Panel

Dr.Prakash ParkheDr. Prakash M. Parkhe - Managing Trustee
M.Com, PhD (Commercial trends in Indian Paper Industry)


Dr. Parkhe has been associated with the Pulp & Paper Industry for about 40 years. For a long part of his career he has been with the Parkhe Group, having long served in the capacity of Managing Director of PAPCO and EUROCOTE and contributed in conceptualizing some newer initiatives within the group, like the Parkhe Research Institute (PRI).

He is also a Member of the Ethical Committee of H.V. Desai’s Charitable Eye Hospital, Pune and associated closely with the Shivpuri Ashram Trusts based in Akkalkot, Dist. Solapur, Maharashtra.

In the past, Dr. Parkhe has also been an Executive Committee Member at Mahratta Chamber Of Commerce Industries & Agriculture (MCCIA) and Indian Paper Maker’s Association (IPMA). He has also served as Past President of PMA - Pune Management Association. He is a nature enthusiast and has been a member of the Poona Rose Society (PRS) and Royal National Rose Society (RNRS), UK with several PRS awards to his merit. Dr. Parkhe finds active support from his wife and co-trustee Mrs. Saroj Parkhe, who has been involved in various initiatives, including ‘Agnihotra’ activities and women-related initiatives.

Mr. Milind Deshpande
Mr. Deshpande has a background in Finance & Accounting and has been associated with the Parkhe Group since last 30 years. As a Trustee, he is actively involved in the Trust activities.
Mr. Shrikant Badwe
Mr. Badwe is a Banker, he has been associated with the Banking & Finance field for last over 35 years and presently provides Consulting services. He enjoys a long association with the founders and the cause. He contributes actively to the trust activities in the both capacities, as a Trustee and Advisor.
Dr. Arun M. Parkhe
Dr. Arun Parkhe has handled the Sales Operations of the Group in the past and is actively involved with the Trusts. Being a PhD in Sanskrit, his main forte is in Literature & Publication initiatives of the trusts.
Mr. S. K. Kulkarni
Mr. Kulkarni is a renowned journalist with over 60 years experience in the field. He has been ex-editor of ‘Sakaal’ a leading Marathi daily. He is also an advisor at the Tilak Kesari trust and connected with other institutions in the field of journalism. Having been associated with the initiatives since inception, Mr. Kulkarni has been a valuable advisor.
Col. (Retd) Madan Deshpande
Col. Deshpande is an ophthalmologist and has served in the Indian army for over 3 decades.  He is presently the Chief Medical Director of H.V. Desai Charitable Eye Hospital and also serves on high-level panels in government as well as private institutions. He serves as an Advisor to the Trusts. His valuable advice, networking & administrative skills are often leveraged in executing Medical-related Social Welfare Projects.
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