Saikat Paul


Dr. Prasanta De


Ms. Urmi Chakraborty


Mr. Abhijit Datta

Member of the Board of Directors

Dr. Jayashree Ray

Member of the Board of Directors

Mr. Srijoy Aditya

Member of the Board of Directors


Member of the Board of Directors

Dr. Supratik Bose

Member of the Board of Directors

Current Ms. Bitan Nandi Biswas
2019- 2021 Mr. Sudipto Mukhopadhyay
2017-2019 Mr. Subrata Saha
2012-2016 Dr. Subrata Dey
2011-2012 Ms. Dipa Mondal (Acting)
2010-2011 Mr. Ashis Sengupta
2007-2009 Mr. Pradip Banerjee
 2005-2006 Dr. Alok Chatterjee
2001-2005 Mr. Surajit Sengupta
1996-2001 Mr. Shyamal Choudhury
1995-1996 Mr. Sakti Basu
1994-1995 Mr. Ramen Chatterjee
1993-1994 Mr. Satya Ray
1993 Ms. Shelly Roy
1992 Mr. Monojit Dasgupta
1991 Ms. Subha Dutta
1991 Mr. Ardhendu Raha
1990 Ms.Milly Roy
1989-1990 Mr. Amal Sinha
1989 Mr. Subhendu Banerjee
1988 Mr. Ranjit Chakravorty
1987 Ms. Milly Roy
1986 Mr. Ardhendu Raha
1983-1987 Mr. Apurba Mukherjee
1982 Mr. Chunilal Saha
1981 Mr. Somnath Sen
1980 Ms. Aparna Sarkar
1979 Mr. Arun Saha
1978 Mr. Mrityunjoy Ghosh
1977 Mr. Satya Ray
1976 Ms. Aruna Sarkar
1975 Mr. Jnanen Tarafder
1974 Mr. Ramen Chakraborty

In addition to its Board of Directors, Bay Area Prabasi is fortunate to have a group of advisors to help guide our decision-making. Comprised of members of the larger community, successful in their respective fields, the Advisory Council members bring a wealth of knowledge from the academic, corporate, and entrepreneurial sectors.

The primary goal of the Advisory Council is to bring together senior leaders from the Bay Area community, experts in their own fields, to help the Prabasi organization achieve its longer-term goals along three fronts – Community Building, Philanthropy, and Cultural enrichment. The Advisory Council would act as advisors in critical areas like fundraising, vision, and goal setting and leverage their position in the community to enable Bay Area Prabasi to create the positive impact in the community it desires.

Advisory Council

Bay Area Prabasi’s Advisory Council is a critical component of Prabasi leadership, fostering an engaging learning and mentoring relationship. As we continue to strengthen our philanthropic activities and strive for operational excellence, we feel very fortunate to have advisors like them with extensive knowledge and expertise in our key focus areas.

Dr. Ranjit Chakravorti

Ranjit is one of the founder-member of Prabasi and a philanthropist, entrepreneur, and visionary leader. He was Chairman of the Board and first Treasurer of Prabasi.

Dr. Anuradha Luther Maitra

Anu received her Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University in 1980, after which she taught at UC Davis and UC Santa Cruz and in the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara U.

Sudeshna Raha

She is a business strategy and operations executive with 20+ years of experience in management consulting, technology product management & marketing, passionate about community development, philanthropy and children’s education.

Sudipto Mukhopadhyay

Sudipto is a Software Architect at Vmware Inc. with overall 20+ years of experience architecting, designing and developing software for large-scale, distributed systems. Sudipto has many innovations and patents in hyper-converged infrastructure, life-cycle management, database and security.

Dr. Sudip Chattopadhyay

Professor of Economics, past Chairperson of the Economics Department at San Francisco State university. He is a Fellow at Oak Ridge Associated Universities. He has served as Senior Advisor at the federal Department of Health & Human Services.

Tirthankar Lahiri

He is Senior Vice President of Data and In-Memory Technologies at Oracle Tirthankar has 26 years of experience in the database industry and has worked on 46 issued and several pending patents as well as a number of academic conference and journal publications.

Debanjan Saha

Debanjan is the President and COO at DataRobot, an AI/ML pioneer, where he leads Product, Engineering, Marketing, and Strategy functions. Prior to joining DataRobot, Debanjan held various executive roles in Google, AWS, IBM. He is a fellow of the IEEE.

Jishnu Bhattacharjee

Jishnu is the Managing Director at Nexus Venture Partners, a leading US – India venture capital firm, investing in innovative technology companies for the global markets. Jishnu and his firm have invested in over 100 companies in AI, technology infrastructure, SaaS, commerce, fintech, and a wide variety of start-ups. Jishnu holds MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, MS from Georgia Tech and BTech from IIT Kharagpur in electronics engineering. He is also an inventor on more than twenty US patents.

Manash Chaudhuri

Manash Chaudhuri has been a Serial Entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience working on emerging technologies related to Cloud Computing and Customer Management platforms. His recent venture ConvergeHub is rated as one of the top CRMs in the world. He is quite involved in helping startups and entrepreneurs through their product development and go-to-market strategy.

Bitan Nandi Biswas

Bitan Biswas is a leader in the Human Resources field, focused on scaling sustainable people solutions for a growing market. As a Sr. People Manager in Google’s People Operations, Bitan directs her efforts towards building out processes and people solutions at scale while anchoring on fundamental values and a strong bias for action.

Cultural Advisors

Anindya Chatterjee

(Cultural Advisor)

A household name with Chandrabindoo Anindya’s strong presence in the Bengali creative field of music, films & authorship is iconic. His humble ways underplays his true intellectual prowess as a lyricist, and music director of many films. As a published author he has captured the essence of the quintessential culture of Kolkata, Bengal. 

Mamata Shankar 

(Cultural Advisor)

For the past few decades she heralds the spot as the true influencer in the field of classical creative dance form. Her Dance Company continues to present stellar creative performances in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, Japan, Europe & USA. One step into her “Udayan Kalakendra”, and one can be transported to a world of eager active learners, where she graces the dance tutorials to add her fine touches, regularly.

Sanjib Bhattacharya

(Cultural Advisor)

Through multitude of accolades, Sanjib Bhattacharya is well known in the dance community for his talent not only in the rare Indian classical dance form – Manipuri, but also expertise of other classical forms as well. Since 2012 he has visited the Bay Area and supported, choreographed, conceptualized and performed in a plethora of productions in the USA, including NABC.

Samita Sen

(Prabasi liaison for Cultural Advisors)

Samita has been an active cultural volunteer in BayArea Prabasi since 1986.
She has been actively involved in different capacities to the staged production in BAPI for more than 35 years. Later in a leadership role as a cultural director, she facilitated inclusiveness and promoted diverse cultural richness of the Bay Area Prabasi productions, while staying connected to our Bengali roots. An avid lover of arts and literature, and an English teacher in her professional career, she continues her efforts to enhance the quality and cultural enrichment for our community.