Founder & Trustee
Ramesh co-founded GMSP Foundation in 2006. Ramesh has a strong personal, business and spiritual connection with India, and his focus is the India projects. He is passionate about supporting disaster recovery and basic needs.
Ramesh was born in Mombasa, and came to the UK in 1965 to train as an accountant.
He built a successful nursing home business creating more than 10,000 jobs. He has business interests in the UK and India, in the property and hospitality sectors. Ramesh brings a wealth of business experience and his networks to the Foundation.
Ramesh cites his Guru, Morari Bapu as his inspiration, whose guidance has inspired his life and attitude to giving.
Founder & Trustee
Pratibha co-founded GMSP Foundation, after being involved in charitable works from an early age. She has a keen interest in investing in children and believes it is a change in childhood that is crucial to creating long-term and sustainable change.
Pratibha was born in Nairobi and came to the UK in 1971 and was the headmistress of a primary school in Uganda. After moving to the UK, she trained in health and nutrition; and subsequently started a nursing home business in the early 90s.
Pratibha has a degree in child development from MS University of Baroda. She enjoys meditation and spending time with her 6 Grandchildren.
Sonal Sachdev Patel
Chief Executive Officer
Sonal is the COO of GMSP Foundation and leads the strategy and operations of the Foundation. She believes that women and girls are the engine of change, and that by empowering them entire communities can be transformed.
Having spent a number of years as a strategy consultant at Bain & Company, she is keen to bring the rigour of investment in the private sector to the development sector in order to create systemic change.
Sonal has an MA in Economics and Management from Cambridge University. She enjoys fitness, meditation and spending time with her 2 daughters.
Rupal plays a strategic advisory role for GMSP, leading some specific initiatives. She is particularly passionate about gender equality and education and believes there is huge untapped potential in strategically aligning Corporate skills with the needs of the most dynamic, impactful Not-For-Profits.
Rupal works at Oliver Wyman, the leading global Management Consultancy, in a part time role with their Social Impact team and co-leading their Global Women’s team. Previously working as a strategy consultant and then as the Chief Operating Officer of the EMEA Insurance Practice for over ten years.
Rupal also sits on a number of Executive Boards.
Rupal enjoys creative, natural cooking, learning with and from her young children and meditation.
Meenal has over twelve years of experience working in the social impact and NGO sector and firmly believes that education, empowerment and dynamic partnerships play a key role in addressing deep-rooted social problems.
Meenal is committed to protecting the rights of women and girls and is especially interested in projects that tackle violence against women and child sexual abuse. She recently set up the Women for Change Breakfast Club to provide professional women with a platform to learn and engage with social issues.
In May 2012, she set up Shiva Foundation, which leads innovative programs to tackle Human trafficking and Slavery and in 2015, she was elected as a Local Councillor for Hertsmere where she uses her passion to work on projects that make a difference in her community.