Our Expert Panel

manojDr. Manoj Fogla is a development consultant who has been involved in the voluntary sector since many years. A Chartered Accountant by qualification, Dr. Fogla specializes in financial evaluations & reviews of development programs. He has authored several books on governance, financial management, legal & taxation aspects of NGOs. Some of the books have also been published by Taxmann Publications. He has also authored the ‘Social Accountability Standards for Voluntary Organizations’ published by FMSF. He has been the resource person for numerous trainings and workshops organized for the voluntary organizations both at national and international level on topics like governance, legal compliances & financial management.


Mr. Suresh Kejriwal is a practicing Chartered Accountant from Kolkata. He has been involved with the voluntary sector for more than 23 years. He has been working for voluntary organizations as well as on behalf of resource sharing agencies in India, Bangladesh and Nepal. He has facilitated the process of formulating guidelines for the financial management system for the voluntary sector in Bangladesh and India on behalf of resource sharing agencies. He is one of the team members for the formulation of common accounting guide for NPOs for eight Asian countries including Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand and Hong Kong.

vidyaDr. Vidya Rao
is an emeritus professor of the Department of Social Welfare Administration at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences,(TISS) Mumbai. She has done her Master’s in Social Work from University of Michigan, USA, & her Ph.D (Social Work) from Tata Institute of Social Sciences. She is an expert on various topics such as management of non-profit organizations, poverty alleviation, public welfare policies and programmes, social policy and planning, voluntary action in development, urban and rural local self-governance and many other topics. Prior to teaching, Dr. Rao has worked as social worker in crisis counselling centre in the USA for four years and was the CEO of a voluntary organization – New Residents’ Welfare Association in Chennai. She has also co-authored Futuristic strategy chapter titled “Human Resources Development of the Weaker Sections” in the Maharashtra Development Report as part of Vision 2020.

sandeepMr. Sandeep Sharma is working as Head Programme Desk in Financial Management Service Foundation. He is overall responsible for the various programs being run and implemented by FMSF which also includes the monitoring of more than 150 large development projects in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. One of his key involvements is in the areas of capacity building of NGOs. He has facilitated numerous workshops both in India and other countries like Bangladesh and Nepal on financial management, legal issues and governance for various international agencies. Over the years of his association with FMSF, he has been actively involved in several financial and governance reviews, specialized investigation processes and evaluations of NGOs in South Asia. He has also led the selection of project partners for Bread for the World, Germany and other international resource sharing agencies through the pre‐funding appraisal process.

sanjayDr. Sanjay Patra has experience of more than 25 years in the voluntary sector. Currently, he is the Executive Director of Financial Management Services Foundation (FMSF) and has served with this organization since 1998.  He has actively been engaging with many national and international voluntary organizations in the areas of financial management, legal compliances, governance, and transparency & accountability. In the year 2005‐07, he was a member of the Task Group formed by the Planning Commission for drafting policy on the voluntary sector. Dr. Patra has authored and co-authored several books on financial management and legal compliances and published articles in various journals. He is also a visiting faculty for Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH), Greater Noida and Haggai Institute, Singapore and Hawaii.


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