Trustees, Patrons & Founder

Constituted on a national basis, the Board of Trustees holds primary responsibility for the growth and sustenance of IFA. The trustees are closely involved in determining management policies and programme goals, and bring to their work considerable experience in industry, finance, public affairs, law, communications, the arts and the humanities.

In order to streamline the functioning of the board, and fully utilize the talent and expertise of the trustees, two committees have been established with clearly defined responsibilities. The Programme Committee reviews the content and priorities of the grant programmes and the Finance Committee supervises investments, approves budgets and monitors expenditure.

Many of our ex-Trustees remain dear friends and well wishers of the foundation and enable us to connect to the wider world of the arts and those who support it.

The Patrons at IFA are eminent artists who support our mandate.

Board Of Trustees

Art, Industry, Pune
Humanities & Education, Ahmedabad
Cinema, Thiruvananthapuram
Civil Service, Bangalore
Industry, Mumbai
Arts & Education, Delhi
Finance, Mumbai
Civil Service, Delhi
Law, Bangalore
Visual Arts, Delhi
Music, Delhi
Literature, Bangalore

Finance Committee

Ashoke Chatterjee
Chiranjiv Singh
Ishaat Hussain
Rathi Vinay Jha
Sajan Poovayya

Programme Committee

Arti Kirloskar
Bina Paul
Rathi Vinay Jha
Sheba Chhachhi
Shubha Mudgal
Vivek Shanbhag

Founder

Anmol Vellani
IFA Settlor: Mrinal Sen

Patrons

Amitav Ghosh
Ebrahim Alkazi
Naseeruddin Shah
Raja Syed Muzaffar Ali
Shekhar Kapur
Shyam Benegal
Ustad Amjad Ali Khan

Ex-trustees

A Ravindra
Abhijit Basu
Abid Hussain
Aman Nath
Aparna Sinha
Chitra Visweswaran
Francis Wacziarg
Gieve Patel
Githa Hariharan
Gulammohammed Sheikh
Gurcharan Das
Jerry Rao
Jitish Kallat
Lakshminarayanan
Lalit Bhasin
M V Subbiah
Mani Narayanswami
N S Raghavan
Nandita Palchoudhuri
P Krishnamurthy
Piyush Pandey
Prakash Belawadi
Priya Paul
R K P Shankardass
Rashmi Poddar
Ravi Nedungadi
Shanta Gokhale
Shivkumar Sharma
Simone N Tata
Susie Tharu
Tara Sinha
Vasant Chowdhury
Vijay Crishna