Chief Executive Officer
Sri Kaunteya Dasa hails from Bangalore. Inspired by the teachings of Swami Srila Prabhupada, he joined ISKCON Bangalore as a full time missionary in 2008 dedicating himself to the service of humanity.
During the initial years of his service, he has been actively involved in resource mobilization for various social and charitable projects and has experience of handling various other services. He has been playing a key role in HKM Charitable Foundation since its inception in 2013 and is currently serving as the Chief Executive Officer and secretary of the Trust.
He has been instrumental in developing a committed team of resources from scratch and also in meticulously implementing the various charitable programs with efficiency. He played a lead role in setting up 4 tech driven kitchens of HKM Charitable Foundation in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
He brings to table the missionary spirit, strong people management and organizational skills. He is known for his agility, enthusiasm and bent of mind for efficiency and excellence in everything that he does. He is responsible for operations of 8 automated kitchens spread across Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
Chief Public Relation Officer
Ravi Lochana Dasa is a post graduate and a qualified Cost Accountant. He worked for IT majors such as Infosys & Oracle as a functional consultant. Inspired by the teaching of Swami Srila Prabhupada and the noble activities of ISKCON, Bangalore including service to the children, he joined Hare Krishna Movement at Hyderabad as a full time missionary dedicating himself to the service of humanity.
At a very young age, he became known for his organizational fundraising and public relationship skills. He possesses a rich experience in the areas of publicity, media management, conflict management and public communications. He currently serves as the Chief Public Relation Officer for Hare Krishna Movement Group Trusts operating in Telangana.
Chief Financial Officer
Dinakar is a Chartered Accountant by profession and an Educator by his passion. He is a gold medalist in his graduation and he is a Chartered Accountant qualified at a very young age with all India 6th & 20th Ranks. He got trained as a CA from Deloitte Haskins & Sells, Bangalore.
He has more than a decade of experience of working with ITC Limited and Pernod Ricard. He comes with rich experience in the areas of Internal controls and process reengineering, ERP implementation, Financial Accounting, Commercial Finance, Factory Finance, Management Accounting, Project Finance and Indirect taxes. He has been one of the lead members in the projects involving major change management – implementation of SAP and GST transition etc.
He joined Hare Krishna Charities in 2019. Currently he is responsible for the Finance Function of HKM Charitable Foundation. He is also Director for Basil Woods Schools, Hyderabad, an education arm of Hare Krishna Movement.
General Manager – Operations
Sree Venkatesh holds a postgraduate degree in Instrumentation control Systems from National Institute of Technology (NIT), Calicut. He has a rich experience in the areas of instrumentations projects and operations. Inspired by the social and charitable activities of Hare Krishna Movement Group, he joined the group in 2012.
Currently he is responsible for the operations of all the kitchens at Hare Krishna Charities in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. He is known for his depth of understanding of operations, his agility to rise up to ever changing operational requirements and his ability to raise the bar and challenge the boundaries. His speed in setting up operations teams in multiple tech driven kitchens won accolades from all corners.
General Manager – Finance
Ravi Venkatraman is a cost account with more than two decades of professional experience.
Before joining Hare Krishna Charities in 2019, he worked for various organisations such as Reliance Communications, Nilgiris , John Distilleries and Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited.
Ravi possesses rich experience in accounting systems, Taxation and implementation of ERP systems such as SAP and Focus.
Ravi is currently responsible for finance function at Hare Krishna Charities.
Head – Pre Audit and Assurance
Santhosh is a Chartered Accountant. He joined Hare Krishna Movement Group in 2016. He worked with Hare Krishna Movement as a Manager – Pre Audit. Currently he provides his services to Hare Krishna Charities as Head- Pre Audit and Assurance.
Santhosh played a key role in setting up proper accounting, audit and MIS systems and designing various internal controls and SOPs. His experience of setting up young teams, good understanding of operations and accounting systems make him a go to man in the system.
In charge – Project Management
Naveen is a post graduate in Business Administration. He has a professional experience of about 10 years. He has nice experience including a wide range of areas such as MIS, procurement, sales and marketing, automation projects, auditing, administration of ERP systems.
He is known for managing multiple projects, setting up of new processes, meeting stringent delivery timelines and inspiring young members of his teams to deliver their best.
Before joining Hare Krishna Charities in 2017, he worked with various construction and consulting firms such as Accenture, Lansum estates etc. Currently he handles the project management department at Hare Krishna Charities.
Hare Krishna Movement Charitable Foundation is part of the Group Trusts consisting of Hare Krishna Movement, ISKCON Bangalore, The Akshaya Patra Foundation, Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir etc.
All the managing trustees of these Trusts are missionaries of the Hare Krishna Movement. However, each Trust is a separate legal entity and may have different governance structures depending on the scale and nature of the activities of the respective Trust. The activities, objectives, Trustees and governance of Hare Krishna Charitable Foundation are given in this website.
For any clarifications or feedback you may reach out to the Secretary of Hare Krishna Movement Charitable Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org