Pavithra Kumar R

Head - South Zone, Operations - Tata Trusts

Advisory Council Member

Mr. Pavithra Kumar R heads the Tata Trusts operations in South India.  A versatile resource, he has been instrumental in putting together the team in AP and operationalizing the MoU signed with the State Government in 2015. A Project Management Unit (PMU) was set up to facilitate the development of 265 villages in-line with the Smart Village Smart Ward scheme of the state government along with statewide thematic areas such as WASH, Nutrition, Rural Internet, Fisheries, Digital Initiatives, Education, Livelihood opportunities, Health, Health Insurance.  He comes with 21 years of experience in the field of Finance and Social sector.  Prior to joining the Tata Trusts, he was with Tata Communications Limited, Mumbai.  He held positions in Corporate Finance, Strategy, Financial Planning & Analysis, etc.  He was also part of the core team that involved in Global fundraising and Mergers and Acquisitions across the globe. He traveled widely across the world for delivering different assignments.  He is an Associate Member of ICWAI, M.Com, and MBA in Finance.  Apart from his role at the Trusts, he also holds the position as a Director of not for profit undertakings namely, Vijayavahini Charitable Foundation (VCF) and Alamelu Charitable Foundation (ACF) for healthcare initiatives of Trusts.