Ashoke Chatterjee '51, Distinguished Alumnus

Ashoke Chatterjee's distinguished career as a public servant and professional communicator has sat comfortably with his widely recognised voluntary philanthropic contributions.

Ashoke attended Woodstock School, following which he earned his Economics degree at St Stephens College (New Delhi). He then studied for his Master of Business Administration at Miami University in Ohio, USA. Professional career highlights include positions with the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC, where he worked as a communications specialist. In a career studded with highlights, Ashoke held positions with the Indian Tourism Development Corporation, and as executive director of the National Institute of Design in Ahmadabad. Through these teaching and consultancy activities in Ahmedabad, he was able to impact the management of design in industry and development communication.

Current contributions include Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council (Geneva), Indian National Trust for Art & Cultural Heritage (INTACH), Gujarat Ecology Commission, Government of Rajasthan Department of Health and the National Drinking Water Mission (Govt. of India).

Ashoke has used his development communications experience in consultancies and training on behalf of Gujarat AIDS Awareness & Prevention Unit (GAP), National AIDS Control Organisation (Govt of India), World Water Council (Marseilles) and UNICEF (India and New York). For many years, he served as honorary President of the Crafts Council of India. Recently he joined the board of directors of Aid to Artisans, a US-based non-profit organisation that offers assistance to artisans worldwide.

Ashoke's expertise in water management projects and environmental issues has seen him travel widely in India and overseas. An active member of WOSA India for a number of years he has served on the Winterline Foundation and has been a member of the Woodstock Board of Directors. Ashoke's commitment to others, voluntary service and life long achievements are qualities in Woodstock we both nurture and honour.

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