Air Marshal (Retd) Joseph Neri
Director, Vattikuti India Foundation
Air Marshal Joseph Neri is an Electronic Engineering graduate from College of Engineering Guindy, Chennai. He was commissioned in the IAF on July 8, 1974.
After a successful career in the Indian Air Force spanning 37 years and holding important assignments he superannuated as the Air Officer-in-Charge Maintenance. For his distinguished service, Air Marshal Joseph Neri was awarded with Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM) on January 26, 1999, the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM) on January 26, 2010, and the Param Vishist Seva Medal ( PVSM) on January 26, 2012 by the President of India.
He joined the Vattikuti India Foundation as a Director in 2012 and since has been passionately involved in spearheading its activities in India.
Honorary Chief Finance Officer
Honorary HR Advisor
Honorary Finance Controller
Manager, Marketing and Fund Raising
Vikas has done Masters in Social Work from Delhi University and has 16+ years of working experience in the social development sector, with various Indian NGO’s and International donor agencies across whole of India and South Asia. Over these years, Vikas has extensively worked in the areas of Child Rights & Child Protection, Inclusive Education, Community Based Rehabilitation, Environment, Inclusive Health, Inclusive Livelihood and Disability and Development.
Vikas has a strong and proven experience of Organisation Development, NGO Partnership Management and Capacity Building across South Asia, leveraging Public Private Partnerships models, key multi stakeholder engagement and Project Cycle Management. Vikas has a successful track record of designing and implementing multi year international donor funded projects funded by AUSAID, NZAID, BMZ, EU, USAID to name a few.
Worked closely with multi-cultural teams, is open to challenging work, adaptable and always believes in contributing to achieving organisational goals, mission, vision and objectives.
At Vattikuti India Foundation, Vikas manages the Foundation operations with various NGO partners, organising Foundation activities in selected states, and supports Director of the Foundation in establishing Foundation activities in India.