Secretary Annapoorna Trust, Bangalore.
As Secretary of Annapoorna Trust, Anand Kadali oversees the growth and expansion of the flagship “Annapoorna Breakfast Programme” that serves free daily morning nutrition to over 500,000 needy school children, attending 6,000+ mostly rural schools across 17 states and 3 Union Territories of India.
Anand spent over 15 years in the corporate world, before leaving it to pursue his life’s passion of community service on a full-time basis. Anand had previously worked in global organizations including Hewlett Packard, HCL, and Dimension Data in the field of computer networking and security.
Anand is a seasoned speaker inspiring a large number of volunteers, professionals and students to plunge into action in community service. He also works closely with government officials in India to promote Annapoorna’s cause of reaching out to more needy children who come to school hungry. These efforts have resulted in increased retention and student enrolments at schools, rise in academic performance and improved health profile among rural school children.
Anand Kadali holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from GITAM in Vizag, and an MBA from ICFAI University, Hyderabad. He lives with his wife and his two young school-going children at Muddenahalli, Annapoorna’s headquarters located close to the Bangalore Airport.
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