Core Team


Shamik Trehan
Chief Executive Officer

Shamik Trehan joined DRF in 2015 and has extensive experience of leading and managing large social sector programs aimed at improving lives of the poor in partnership with communities, government, development agencies and private sector.

Before joining DRF, he was the Chief of Party of Bihar Technical Support Program for CARE India. The program aimed to accelerate progress towards government of Bihar’s and GoI’s health and nutrition 2017 goals covering more than 100 million people.

Over the years, Shamik has worked with leaders in GoI, state governments, civil society organizations, private sector, and development agencies including BMGF, DFID, EU and international not for profit organizations.

His core interest areas are strategy, organization building and leadership.

Sarat Babu Vasireddy
Director – Education

Sarat Babu is an Ashoka Fellow (for his work in education reforms through community participation) and a post graduate in social sciences with over two decades’ experience in education, social infrastructure, women empowerment and child rights. He has worked with government / non-government agencies handling large projects in education and children issues and is well recognized for his sound knowledge in early education and child development.

About the DRF Team

DRF is managed by a team of experienced professionals from the development sector.  The Operation teams are supported by Learning & Development, Human Resources, Finance and Accounts, Q&A, Communications, MIS, IT, Procurement and Support departments.