Meet our Board Members

Dr. Aseem ChauhanChair

Dr. Chauhan is Chancellor of Amity University and also the CEO of Amity Innovation Incubator and Amity Capital Ventures. He has extensive venture capital and strategic planning experience, with additional focus on entrepreneurship for youth in India. Dr. Chauhan has received numerous awards for leadership and citizenship, including selection as one of 100 “Champions of Change” by Prime Minister Modi of India.  he holds degrees in Engineering, Finance, and Strategic Management from The Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania and is an alumnus of the prestigious Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology.

Suzanne FarverFirst Vice Chair

Suzanne Farver teaches corporate sustainability strategy at Harvard University Extension School. With over 30 years of experience in non-profit management, she also serves as finance chair and treasurer for the Rocky Mountain Institute board. As Executive Director of the Aspen Art Museum in the 1990s, she brought the organization from fiscal crisis to financial health, with balanced budgets in each year of her tenure. She holds a BA from Grinnell College (Phi Beta Kappa), an ALM in Environmental Management from Harvard University (class marshal), and a JD from the University of Denver.

Dr. (Prof) Gurinder SinghSecond Vice Chair

Dr. (Prof) Singh is Group Vice Chancellor, Amity Universities. He is an internationally recognized Professor in the area of Management and is known in the field of academics as an institution builder, a writer, professor, distinguished academician, a top-class trainer, International business expert and student champion. He earned his Doctorate and Post Graduate degree in international business from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade.

Aashish BindraTreasurer

Aashish Bindra is Chief Financial Officer for Amity Education Group worldwide. He has more than 30 years of experience in corporate finance, debt syndication, and capital markets and is a member of the core strategy group responsible for growing the reach and impact of Amity within and outside of India. He has a degree in commerce from Panjab University and is a member of the Insitute of Company Secretaries of India

Malcolm S. WalterSecretary

Malcolm Walter’s career spans over 40 years and includes serving as the COO or CFO for several privately-held and public companies. In 2016, Malcolm retired after a 17-year career as COO of Bentley Systems, a global software company whose mission is sustaining infrastructure. At Bentley, his responsibilities included sales, professional services, and marketing. During his tenure as COO, Bentley’s revenues transformed from license sales to subscriptions, from an indirect sales model to direct, and revenues grew from $100 million to over $600 million. Malcolm is a CPA and received his undergraduate degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Saskia Feast

Saskia Feast is Western Region Vice President at Natural Capital Partners, a world-leading provider of market-based solutions to help clients combine business success with a positive impact on the environment. She has worked for large (Chevron, B.P.) and small (Cyrano Sciences, EOS Climate) organizations, launched the first handheld electronic nose and was part of the team that established a new class of emission reductions traded in California’s carbon market. Saskia is the author of more than 15 peer-reviewed scientific papers, white papers, and the voice of product videos. Her MBA is from Presidio Graduate School, where she was the senior manager of business partnerships, and she holds a PhD in Physical Chemistry from Liverpool University, United Kingdom.

Sabrina Watkins

Sabrina Watkins focuses on strengthening companies’ sustainability leadership and the relationships between companies, investors and activists. She serves on the boards of Future 500, Presidio Graduate School, and Balsam Mountain Trust and works directly with companies to constructively bridge between business and activism to deliver more integrated, environmental, social, and economic results.

Ms.Watkins retired from ConocoPhillips in 2017 after nearly a decade as global head of sustainability, with responsibility for corporate policies, positions, implementation strategies, results, and reporting. She worked closely with the board, executive team, and investors. During her tenure, the company reduced over 7 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions, saved over $100 million, and reduced shareholder concerns all within an efficient implementation framework. During her first 20 years in the oil and gas industry, she held engineering to senior management roles in regional assets, production, procurement, drilling, health, safety, and environment for onshore and offshore locations. She then led teams for early-stage innovation, upstream and downstream emerging technologies, and upstream technology strategy before leading corporate environmental technology.

She has previously served as chair of the board of the U.S. Business Council for Sustainable Development from 2007-2009, on the Advisory Councils of the Pacific Northwest National Lab and the Global Environmental Management Initiative. In 2012, she was named to the Industrial Safety and Health News “Power 101” list of influential leaders in sustainability.

Her public speaking has recently included topics such as carbon scenarios, successful engagement with socially responsible investors (SRI’s), action alternatives to fossil fuel divestment, and the importance of ecological economics in decision making.

Ms. Watkins earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Lehigh University in 1981 and an MBA in Sustainable Business from Bainbridge Graduate Institute, now Presidio Graduate School, in 2007.

Dr. Pankaj Bhargava

Dr. Bhargava is a physician and executive with the healthcare industry. He is currently Vice President at Gilead Sciences Inc, a Fortune 500 biotechnology company located in Foster City, California. Prior to joining the biopharma industry, Dr. Bhargava had an illustrious academic career as Assistant Professor at Harvard University and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston where he was involved in patient care, research, and medical education. He has served in leadership roles at biotech and pharmaceutical companies over the past 15 years.

Dr. Bhargava is an Alumni of Harvard Business School (HBS) in Boston, having completed the executive MBA program (PLD). He is a U.S. Board Certified oncologist and currently serves as an Assistant Professor (Volunteer) at University of California San Francisco (UCSF).

Dr. Warren Fox

Dr. Fox is the Chief of the Higher Education for the Dubai Knowledge and Human Development Authority in the United Arab Emirates. Previously he was Executive Director of the Office of Higher Education, Policy, and Planning for the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the United Arab Emirates. He also serves on the School Board for the American Community School.

He was the longest-serving Executive Director of the California Postsecondary Education Commission. The commission is responsible to the executive and legislative branches for updating the state-wide plan for higher education and for recommendations on budget, capital outlay, academic programs, and other issues.

Dr. Fox received his PhD from the University of Southern California School of Policy Planning and Development and his BA in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley.

Steven Wolfe Pereira

Mr. Wolfe Pereira serves as the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer of Quantcast. Named by Adweek as one of the “50 Most Indispensable Executives in Marketing, Media and Tech” as well as one of the top Chief Marketing Technology Officers, he has more than two decades of experience at the intersection of technology, entertainment, advertising, media, and marketing.

A passionate supporter of women and diversity initiatives as well as STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) education, Steven serves as a board director of the Ad Council, the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), and the Kapor Center for Social Impact’s Level Playing Field Institute.

He earned a BA from Tufts University, was a Fulbright Scholar, and completed the Greater Boston Executive MBA Program at MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

Dr. Tanu Jindal

Prof. (Dr.) Jindal has deep experience in research and studies in environmental pollution and toxicological studies focusing on air, water, and soil conservation and food production. Her work examines the impacts on ecosystems, public health, environmental safety, waste management, and climate change.

Currently, Dr Jindal serves as the Vice-Chancellor (R&D) and Director, Amity Environmental Institutes. She heads a number of institutes at Amity University including Environmental Toxicology, Environmental Sciences, water technology, and Antarctic Research. While at Amity, she has launched PhD, MS and BS programs in Environmental Science. She is a fellow at the National Environmental Science Academy (NESA) and was recognized with the Environmentalist and Scientist of the Year awards.

Dr. Jindal is a member of several prestigious societies including American Chemical Society and Indian National Science Academy. Dr. Jindal is widely published and has presented papers at conferences and institutes all over the world. She has led the organization of over 50 conferences, international workshops, training courses, and events on global environmental issues.

She earned a PhD, Ecotoxicology – Department of Zoology and a MS, Department of Chemistry from Delhi University and a BS in Botany, Zoology, and Chemistry from Kirori Mal College – Delhi University.