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Founders Board of Trustees Board of Advisors

Piyush Tewari

Founder, Savelife Foundation, And Ashoka Fellow, Echoing Green Fellow & Rolex Laureate

Piyush Tewari is the Founder & CEO of SaveLIFE Foundation (SLF), a non-profit, non-governmental organisation committed to improving road safety and emergency medical care across India. Under his leadership, SLF has been instrumental in securing nationwide protection, from legal hassles, for Good Samaritans who assist the injured, convincing the Government of India to draft a strong road safety law, building a unique model of emergency medical response involving Police personnel and citizen volunteers, training thousands of high-risk truck drivers, and bringing multiple stakeholders together to adopt one of India’s most dangerous highways to create a "zero-fatality” corridor. In 2014, SLF was adjudged the best NGO in India by Rockefeller Foundation. Prior to founding SaveLIFE Foundation, Piyush was a Partner and Managing Director at the Calibrated Group, a US-based private equity fund. Piyush holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, and is an Edward S. Mason Fellow at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Krishen Mehta

Co-chairman, Global Financial Integrity (GFI), And Director, Asia Initiatives

Krishen Mehta is a writer, teacher, and speaker on issues of global tax justice. Prior to making tax justice his main focus, he was a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and served in their New York, London, and Tokyo offices. His responsibilities included PwC’s US Tax practices in Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Korea, China, and Indonesia, encompassing over 140 American companies conducting business in Asia. Krishen is a Senior Advisor to Tax Justice Network. He serves on the Advisory Board of Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program, and is a member of the Asia Advisory Council of Human Rights Watch. He is also a Trustee of the Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, and of the Institute of Current World Affairs in Washington, DC. He is also an Adjunct Professor at American University, and a frequent guest speaker at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in Boston and at Tokyo University in Japan. He has also conducted Capstone workshops for graduate students at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University. From 2010-2012, Krishen was Co-Chairman of the Advisory Board of GFI, a research and advocacy group at the Center for International Policy in Washington, DC, engaged in the area of financial transparency.