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About Us

We're a not-for-profit organization

led by a dedicated group of

wildlife photographers & conservationists,

business leaders, and educators.

To commemorate the start of the Tiger Center

and our partnership with the community,

we've planted the first

of many trees and programs to come...

Photo by Dr. Meadows at the Tiger Center, Kanha Nature Reserve, India   


                                                                    Board of Directors             

Dr. CJ Meadows, Chair & Executive Director - Harvard Business School DBA (Doctorate in Business Administration), international entrepreneur (tourism real estate, management consulting, educational products), and wildlife photographer & researcher.  Formerly INSEAD faculty (Entrepreneurship), CPA & CMA, director & strategist at Scient, and member of Accenture's strategy and IT practices.

Prof. Nishikant Mukerji, Managing Director - Strategy consultant, director of Centre of Science for Villages (CSV), Asian Institute of Management MBA (Valedictorian), Delhi University MA & BA-Economics, History, & Philosophy.  Former positions as Oberoi Hotels Vice President of Strategic Planning, ITC Chief Strategy Officer & Special Assistant to the Chairman (also branch mgr., product development mgr., consumer & marketing research mgr.), IMT Dean, and AIM head of MBA program.  'Spent much of his

childhood exploring Kanha's wilderness.

Dr. Chris Marshall, Executive Director - Harvard Business School DBA (Doctorate in Business Administration), IBM Assoc. Partner, risk management expert & Wiley author, University of Chicago MBA-Finance, University of Cambridge MA & BA-Physics, and former positions as KPMG Partner, UBS Exec. Director, Ernst & Young consultant, founder & assoc. director of Center for Financial Engineering & Programme for Research in Intelligent Systems, NUS faculty, and GEC Marconi Research Lab engineer. 

Chaitanya Jagdale, Executive Director - Information Systems professonal at Synthes (J&J), graduate of Northeastern University (Master of Science in Computer Systems Engineering) and Nagpur University (Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering). Interested in cricket, tennis, and yoga, Mr. Jagdale participated in the IDRF cricket tournaments in Boston, proceeds of which were devoted to the development of rural India. An avid wildlife enthusiast, he has toured wildlife destinations around India and the US.

Dr. Kristina Taioli, Executive Director - Doctor of Environmental Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy. Former national park volunteer (Australia), eco-tour guide (UK, Italy, Egypt), dive master (Thailand), marine researcher (Italy & Bahamas), marine biology teacher (Maldives & Egypt), sea turtle volunteer & manager (Greece & Costa Rica), and dolphinarium & sea turtle rescue center lecturer and guide (Italy).  Author of Hakuna Matata & Rio, fluent in English, Spanish, French, & of course Italian.  :)


Non-Executive Directors & Consultants

Nanhey Singh, Non-Executive Director of Corporate & Government Affairs, the senior-most member of our management team. A Retired Indian Administrative Service Officer of Madhya Pradesh Cadre. Ex-Principal Home Secretary and Member of the Human Rights Commission for the Government of Madhya Pradesh. Posts held in MP include:  Principal Secretary Revenue Dept & Relief Commissioner, Secretary to Chief Minister & other key posts. He brings enormous wisdom & experience to our operations.

Awantika Chitnavis, Architect - Award-winning architect with experience in residences, school housing, conference facilities, auditoria, library, art gallery, as well as historic site conservation (Vidarbha Heritage Society).  Active conservation planner for heritage structures in Nagpur (nearest city to the Tiger Center), and Secretary of the Vidarbha Heritage Society.  Master of Architecture (U. of IL, US), Bachelor of Architecture & HSC in Nagpur.

N. Srinivasan, Head of Ecodevelopment - Consultant with over 30 years' field and management experience in Railway Electrification Contracts. Worked with the leading business houses of India like Birla and Tata. Bachelor's Degree in Commerce from the University of Madras, De Nobili School, Dhanbad (Bihar), passing out of the Senior Cambridge Examinations.

Sister Cyril - Consultant for our future Tiger School and Principal of the Loreto Day School, Sealdah.  For further information on the very good work being done by Loreto Sealdah, please visit  Please also feel free to visit our school photo album.

Patrick C. Willis, Non-Executive Director - COO of the Marlon Abela Restaurant Corporation, Patrick has spent nearly 3 decades working with the world's finest hotels & restaurants on five continents.  A pioneer in the American and New World food movements, he is widely published and honored (e.g. 2007 Restaurateur of the Year).  Active in charities (e.g. Meals on Wheels & Restaurants Against Hunger), he graduated from The American University in Paris (with Honours) & Clark University (Magna Cum Laude).

Ghislaine Bouillet-Cordonnier, Esq., Non-Executive Director - PhD in corp. fin. (Lyon U.), Master of Law (Harvard Law), Master of Law (business & European law, Lyon U.), Diploma of Accounting & Mgt. Author of a book on shareholder agreements & Venture Capital.  Currently Sr. VP, General Counsel, & PA & Sustainable Development Rep. for a Chemical Co., AP.  Formerly VP & Chief Counsel for FCI/Areva Group, legal advisor for World Bank & UNESCO & attorney at law member of New York and Paris Bars. 

Founder of The Albatross Foundation ( to educate the world's youth on sustainable development.



In Memoriam

We salute one of our founding members, who has been key not only in shaping our organisation and the vision we uphold, but who will always remain our dear friend. He remained until the day of his death an active and key member of this organisation and the community we serve. Anand Jagdale, lovingly known to us as Nandu Bhau, lives on in his family, his community, and here in The Tiger Center.  We carry his memory with us and continue the work he loved and achieved so well. May we honor him in all that we do and all we continue to uphold, as he would have wished.

Anand Jagdale, Executive Director in Memoriam - Entrepreneur with 30 years' experience in advertising and publicity, and 20 years' experience in agriculture.  Connected with social, education, and cultural institutions, Masters in Commerce, life member of the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF), and native of the Kanha region.  Interested in bird watching and cricket.


Donor Partners


Targeted donors to be our primary partners include:



Wildlife Conservation Trust,

a DSP Merrill Lynch &

corporate India initiative

Nand & Jeet

Khemka Foundation

Animal Copyright Foundation,

being established by

Gregory Colbert, creator of


... supported by


Others, to be determined

as we journey

along the fundraising trail :)

Targeted donors of in-kind and other assistance include:


Environmental Activities

Grant Program

Others, to be


as we journey along

the fundraising trail :)



Prof. Nishi Mukerji & Mr. Anand Jagdale

46 Ramdaspeth (near Lokmat Building)

Nagpur-10, Maharashtra  440010


+91 97 6400 8434, +91 98 2270 8434,


Dr. CJ Meadows & Dr. Kristina Taioli

Les Courtals
1 Rte. de l'Ancien Tramway
Caunes Minervois 11160  France

+33 6 4714 5672,


Dr. Christopher Lee Marshall

340 East 74th St., PHE
New York, NY 10021

+1 212 249 7361


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