Know Your Kidney

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Mr N.Vaghul

Former Chairman - ICICI Bank Ltd.

Board of Trustees

Dr.Georgi Abraham (Founder Trustee)

MD, FRCP (UK) Prof. of Medicine,PIMS Pondicherry, Consultant Nephrologist & Transplant Physician,Madras Medical Mission, Chennai.

Seeing the effects of kidney disease on his patients as well as the difference that awareness and early detection can make, Dr. Georgi Abraham began the TANKER Foundation. With help from the other Members of the Board and his own in depth knowledge, Dr. Abraham hopes to help the underprivileged kidney patients as well take concrete steps to lower the incidence of the disease.

Mr. Suresh Balaje (Chairman)

Film Producer & Director, Pranaamam Pictures, Chennai.

Mr. Balaje is a renowned film personality whose father had 2 kidney transplants during the course of his disease. This close knowledge of the disease and its effects motivated him to help the less fortunate who also suffered from kidney ailments.

Mrs. Latha A. Kumaraswami (Managing Trustee)

Helped Dr. Abraham set up the TANKER Foundation and is an active managing trustee. Her background in PR helps with the running of the Foundation while her passion stems from seeing the trauma of kidney disease up close; her mother in law suffered from kidney failure.

Mrs. Malathi Venkatesan (Trustee)

A background in Social work as well as the personal experience of having undergone dialysis and a transplant made Mrs. Venkatesan an involved member of the board. She understands of the physical, mental and financial toll that dialysis can take on patient and through TANKER tries to alleviate the same.

Mr. S. V. Venkatesan (Trustee)

Advisor-Essar Group of Companies

Mr Venkatesan's wife has undergone the trauma of kidney ailment followed by a transplant. First hand experience with the disease prompted Mr. Venkatesan's involvement with the Foundation.

Mrs. Revathy K.Asha (Trustee)

Film Director, Actor & Social Activist

A well-known artiste, Mrs. Revathy brings her time and skills to TANKER's cause. She has experience with a wide variety of philanthropic organisations, and is an active member of the Board.

Mrs. Shema Abraham (Trustee)

ABAN Group of Companies

Mrs. Shema Abraham is part of the ABAN family and oversees the charitable activities of the company. As part of this she helps TANKER Foundation and its causes.

Mrs.Latha Pandiarajan (Trustee)

MaFoi Strategies

A new Trustee and invovled in several NGOs,Rotary and business,Mrs.Latha Pandiarajan is actively involved in guiding the Board in all its activities

Mr. Reji Abraham (Trustee)

Director, ABAN Group of Companies

Advisory Members

Mrs. Rajalakshmi Ravi

Head-TANKER Awareness and Prevention Programme(TAPP)

Mr. V.R.Lakshminarayanan

I.P.S. Retd. DGP Tamil Nadu

Dr. Julia Dasan Ramadoss

Mrs. Kamala Krishnaswamy

Business Woman & Actor

Mrs. Nina Reddy

Director, Savera Hotels Limited

Mr. Bharath Raman

Senior Advocate, Former Advocate General (T.N.)

Overseas Advisory Members

Dr. Barry M. Brenner

MD, Samuel A. Levine Prof. of Medicine, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Dr. Robert Schrier

Chairman & Prof. of Medicine, University of Colorado, Health Science Center, Denver, Colorado, USA

Dr. Robin AJ Eady


Mrs. Lakshmi Rao (Sudha)Boston, USA

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Mrs.Rajyalakshmi Davenport, UK

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Mrs.Parvathi Davidson, UK

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Our Team includes all our valued Heads,Managers and Staff whose efforts and expertise are invaluable in helping us in our mission to reach out to the underprivileged with kidney ailments