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    GOVERNING BOARD

SeSTA's Guiding Light

SeSTA's present Governing Board consists of ten members from different professional backgrounds. Out of ten, two are nominated members of SeSTA staff. One third of the honorary members of Governing Board as may be decided by Governing Board shall retire by rotation by every year. Such retiring governing board members may be co-opted by Governing Board for another term of 3 years.

The Governing Board members(2018-2019) of SeSTA are:

Ms. Ajanta Phatowali,
Chairperson
MBA Dr. Ajanta Phatowali passed MBA from Tezpur University in 1998. Currently she is working as DGM with IDBI Bank and based at Kolkata. Prior to IDBI she had worked with NeDFi and ONGC and have vast experience in the finance and Development sector in NE. She did PhD from Tezpur University in 2013.
Sandhya Goswami,
Vice Chairperson
M.A,M.phil,Ph.D Ms Goswami is the Former Professor and HOD of Political Science Department of Gauhati University. She has authored various books like LANGUAGE POLITICS IN ASSAM, Ajanta Publishers, New-Delhi, 1997, Northeast India: Development Communalism and Insurgency, (co-authored), Anshah Publishing House Delhi, 2007, The Troubled diversity :The Political Process in North Eastern India edited,Oxford University Press 2015. She has also published several research papers in National and International Journals, contributed several chapters to edited volumes and also writes in local Newspapers on contemporary issues.
Mr. Puspadhar Das,
Member
PGDM Mr. Das is currently working as a Project Manager at Srishti Handlooms Limited, Sivasagar since 2010. Member, Gramya Vikas Mancha, Nalbari and Member of Vision 2020 Sitajakhala team, Sitajakhala Dugdha Utpadak SSL. Formely Mr. Das was Led MIS implementation at Asomi from 2008 – 2015, Publication of Guwahati Yellow Pages (Printed as well as online version) and Contract farming consultancy in North Eastern region (medicinal and aromatic plants, horticultural crops).
Dr. Sunil Pal,
Member
PhD Dr. Sunil Pal is a Post graduate in Agriculture from Assam Agriculture University and PhD in from Choudhaoury Swaran Singh Hariyana Agriculture University, Hisar. Presently Dr Pal is the Chief Scientist of Regional Agriculture Research Station, Gosaigaon under Assam Agriculture University. He have extensive experience of on field research and extension in lower Assam region.
Ms. Olee Bora,
Member
MBA, PG Diploma in T&D Ms Bora Currently working with North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Ltd. (NEDFi), Guwahati as a General Manager from 1996. She is also a director in NEDFi Trustee Lt. (NTL) and NEDFi Venture Capital Ltd (NVCL). She is a Nominee Director in Kanaklata Mahila Urban Co-Operative Bank and a few other NBFCs and Societies assisted by NEDFi. She has been a Resource Person to a number NGOs and Institutes. Prior to joining NEDFi in 1996 she worked as Personnel Officer in Bongaigaon Refinery & Petrochemicals Ltd. (BRPL), presently IOCL and The Tata Energy Research Institute (TERI). She is also associated with the MBA Deptt of Gauhati University and Tezpur University as External Expert. She has presented and published papers in national and international conferences.
Mr. Manoj Basumatary,
Treasurer
Graduate, CAIIB Mr. Basumatary is the present CEO and Co-founder of Symbiotic Foods Pvt. Ltd. He worked for SBI as a Chief Manager in Rail Bhawan Branch, New Delhi for 15 years and also worked with Partner, Udayachal Ventures for the period of 2.6 years.
Dr. Anuradha Dutta,
Member
PhD Dr. Dutta served Department of Political Science, Guwahati University as Professor for 35 years and was also associated with OKD institute of Social Change and Development, Guwahati as Professor of Peace Studies. She has been associated with Assam Science Society and various civil society organizations and wrote various papers on issues of peace and conflict in NE India.
Mr. Pradyut Bhattacharjee,
Executive Director, SeSTA
BTech Mr. Bhattacharjee have more than 12 years experience in working with rural poor under different projects in collaboration with UNDP, TWC, IFAD, TRIFED, WFP, MORD,NRLM and local administration in several areas of Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh AND North East Region of India. He has experienced of grooming young professionals.
Mr. Debasish Nath,
Staff Nominee
MA Mass Com Mr. Nath is associated with SeSTA as an Integrator from April 2013 to till date. Before joining SeSTA Mr. Nath also worked with Professional Assistance for Development Action (PRADAN) in Kalahandi district of Odisha.

Ms. Ajanta Phatowali,
Chairperson

MBA

Dr. Ajanta Phatowali passed MBA from Tezpur University in 1998. Currently she is working as DGM with IDBI Bank and based at Kolkata. Prior to IDBI she had worked with NeDFi and ONGC and have vast experience in the finance and Development sector in NE. She did PhD from Tezpur University in 2013.

Sandhya Goswami,
Vice Chairperson

M.A,M.phil,Ph.D

Ms Goswami is the Former Professor and HOD of Political Science Department of Gauhati University. She has authored various books like LANGUAGE POLITICS IN ASSAM, Ajanta Publishers, New-Delhi, 1997, Northeast India: Development Communalism and Insurgency, (co-authored), Anshah Publishing House Delhi, 2007, The Troubled diversity :The Political Process in North Eastern India edited,Oxford University Press 2015. She has also published several research papers in National and International Journals, contributed several chapters to edited volumes and also writes in local Newspapers on contemporary issues.

Mr. Puspadhar Das,
Member

PGDM

Mr. Das is currently working as a Project Manager at Srishti Handlooms Limited, Sivasagar since 2010. Member, Gramya Vikas Mancha, Nalbari and Member of Vision 2020 Sitajakhala team, Sitajakhala Dugdha Utpadak SSL. Formely Mr. Das was Led MIS implementation at Asomi from 2008 – 2015, Publication of Guwahati Yellow Pages (Printed as well as online version) and Contract farming consultancy in North Eastern region (medicinal and aromatic plants, horticultural crops).

Dr. Sunil Pal,
Member

PhD

Dr. Sunil Pal is a Post graduate in Agriculture from Assam Agriculture University and PhD in from Choudhaoury Swaran Singh Hariyana Agriculture University, Hisar. Presently Dr Pal is the Chief Scientist of Regional Agriculture Research Station, Gosaigaon under Assam Agriculture University. He have extensive experience of on field research and extension in lower Assam region.

Ms. Olee Bora,
Member

MBA, PG Diploma in T&D

Ms Bora Currently working with North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Ltd. (NEDFi), Guwahati as a General Manager from 1996. She is also a director in NEDFi Trustee Lt. (NTL) and NEDFi Venture Capital Ltd (NVCL). She is a Nominee Director in Kanaklata Mahila Urban Co-Operative Bank and a few other NBFCs and Societies assisted by NEDFi. She has been a Resource Person to a number NGOs and Institutes. Prior to joining NEDFi in 1996 she worked as Personnel Officer in Bongaigaon Refinery & Petrochemicals Ltd. (BRPL), presently IOCL and The Tata Energy Research Institute (TERI). She is also associated with the MBA Deptt of Gauhati University and Tezpur University as External Expert. She has presented and published papers in national and international conferences.

Mr. Manoj Basumatary,
Treasurer

Graduate, CAIIB

Mr. Basumatary is the present CEO and Co-founder of Symbiotic Foods Pvt. Ltd. He worked for SBI as a Chief Manager in Rail Bhawan Branch, New Delhi for 15 years and also worked with Partner, Udayachal Ventures for the period of 2.6 years.

Dr. Anuradha Dutta,
Member

PhD

Dr. Dutta served Department of Political Science, Guwahati University as Professor for 35 years and was also associated with OKD institute of Social Change and Development, Guwahati as Professor of Peace Studies. She has been associated with Assam Science Society and various civil society organizations and wrote various papers on issues of peace and conflict in NE India.

Mr. Pradyut Bhattacharjee,
Executive Director, SeSTA

BTech

Mr. Bhattacharjee have more than 12 years experience in working with rural poor under different projects in collaboration with UNDP, TWC, IFAD, TRIFED, WFP, MORD,NRLM and local administration in several areas of Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh AND North East Region of India. He has experienced of grooming young professionals.

Mr. Debasish Nath,
Staff Nominee

MA Mass Com

Mr. Nath is associated with SeSTA as an Integrator from April 2013 to till date. Before joining SeSTA Mr. Nath also worked with Professional Assistance for Development Action (PRADAN) in Kalahandi district of Odisha.