The Board of Trustees

Peter Pinto

Managing trustee
Peter Pinto has had a long and illustrious career in the Indian Air Force and retired as an Air Commodore. As Managing Trustee of Sethu, he ensures that the Sethu flight plan towards fulfilling our mission is constantly on target.

Michael Mendonsa

Mike has been one of our strongest supporters and it is an honor to have him on board the Sethu ship. He is a Master Mariner by profession who spends most of his on-shore time making sure things at Sethu are ship-shape!

Ameeta Mascarenhas

Ameeta is in charge of Fundraising. An author by profession and a passionate champion for children, she is constantly looking for opportunities to help build a financial support base for Sethu's work.

Olga Maladen

Olga is our most recent addition to the team of trustees who brings a breath of fresh air to Sethu. With her many years of corporate experience handling large teams, she has infused great momentum in administrative strengthening. As Sethu embarks on the 2nd decade of its journey, Olga’s characteristic zeal and efficiency will ensure that all our management systems are in place to guarantee high levels of professionalism in the organisation.


Neena Jacob

Neena has been an Educator for 33 years, working in a mainstream school with children from 6 - 12 years. She is passionate about inclusion in schools. Neena is a keen bird watcher and doodler in her spare time!