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We're a not-for-profit organization led by a dedicated, international group of wildlife photographers & conservationists, business leaders, and educators.



We're a not-for-profit organization led by a dedicated, international group of wildlife photographers & conservationists, business leaders, and educators.


Dr. CJ Meadows

dr. cj meadows

Chair & Executive Director - Harvard Business School DBA (Doctorate in Business Administration), international entrepreneur (real estate, management consulting, education), innovation center head, advanced-technologies think tank & tinker lab founder, author & speaker, and wildlife photographer.  Formerly INSEAD faculty (Entrepreneurship), CPA & CMA, director & strategist at Scient, and member of Accenture's strategy and IT practices. www.drcjmeadows.com.

Prof. Nishikant Mukerji

Prof. Nishikant Mukerji

Managing Director - Maharashtra Ecotourism Development Board Member, Vice Chairman of the Centre of Science for Villages (CSV), & Strategy Consultant. Asian Institute of Management MBA With Distinction (Valedictorian), Delhi University MA & BA-Economics, History, & Philosophy.  Former positions as Oberoi HotelsVice 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

Dr. Christopher Lee 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 SystemsNUS faculty, and GEC Marconi Research Lab engineer.

Chaitanya Jagdale

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

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 & Riofluent in English, Spanish, French, & of course Italian.  :)


We are grateful every day for our stellar on-the-ground leaders, including:

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Rano Kanha

General Manager - Master's degree in Hindi, with advanced skills managing multiple programs, drawing on multiple resources, for multiple constituencies. Currently translating our whitepapers into Hindi for broader impact.

Kura Bai Chhapri

Gond Ambassador & Women's Community Leader - Farmer and Female Elder of the Gond community who gathers and collaborates talent for key community programs.


ashish kuchwaha

Artist & Naturalist - World-class artist and naturalist with a large international following, leading exhibitions, and acclaim by world-renown artist M. F. Husain.



Naturalist & Driver - Master wildlife tracker; expert in safety, transport, and guest placement; high-order expert in jungle language & lore

Mallu Singh

Naturalist & Guide - Master wildlife spotter;  Gond tribal elder who is a recognised expert in Kanha's ecosystem and its adaptations and behaviors


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.

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Commissioner R. mEHTA

Head of Community Programs - Former police commissioner and highly decorated officer, he was awarded the President of India's Gold Medal for Policing -- not once but twice! He embodies the highest and moblest traditions of  professional policing.  A real Tough Cop, he is also well-known as a Good Samaritan.

Awantika Chitnavis

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.

Sister Cyril Mooney

sister cyril mooney

Consultant for our future Tiger School and Principal of the Loreto Day School, Sealdah.  For further information on the amazing work being done by Loreto Sealdah, please visit www.loretosealdah.com.  Please also feel free to visit our school photo album.

N. Srinivasan

Ecodevelopment Advisor- 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.

Patrick Willis

patrick c. willis

Managing Director at Innovative Restaurant Concepts Ltd. (lhcconsulting.com & passionatehospitality.com), 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). 

Dr. Ghislaine Bouillet Cordonnier

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 (albatrossglobal.org) to educate the world's youth on sustainable development.


sarah marshall

The latest addition to our team YouTubes and blogs to let young people around the world know what we do and why it matters. She hopes to raise awareness and inspire other kids to help save tigers and the environment by using eco-friendly products, joining volunteer projects in their communities, not littering, and finding other creative ways to make the world a better place.



Sarah Marshall


We salute our founding members who have passed away. Not only have they helped shape our organisation and the vision we uphold, but we will hold their friendship in our hearts forever. They live on in their families, the community, and with us in The Tiger Center.  We carry the memory of them with us and seek to continue the work they loved and achieved so well. May we honor them in all that we do and all we continue to uphold, as they would have wished.

Anand Bhau Jagdale
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anand jagdale

Executive Director in Memoriam - Entrepreneur with 30 years' experience in advertising and publicity, and 20 years' experience in agriculture, lovingly known to us as Nandu Bhau.  Connected with social, education, and cultural institutions, Masters in Commerce, life member of the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF), and native of the Kanha region who loved bird watching and cricket. He remained until the day of his death an active and key member of this organisation and the community we serve.


manglu baiga

Legendary co-founder of the Kanha Nature Reserve - community leader, husband & father, and spokesman for wildlife & environment. Called by some "The Grand Old Man of Kanha," very few people in living memory are respected and praised even after they have gone as much as Manglu Baiga. 


Phiroz Patel

Tiger Center founding team member, friend, business leader, husband & father.


Sami Mohammad

Sarpanch (Village Head-Man) and friend, who's helped and encouraged us over the years.