Management Team/Core Group

Mrs. Premila Pavamani, President
Premila, along with her late husband Vijayan Pavamani, founded EMC in 1971. Both of them shared the same dreams and vision for this ministry and worked together right until Vijayan's tragic and sudden demise on August 20th, 2006. Today she is the Executive Director of EMC and works for the same ideals that she and Vijayan outlined so many years ago. She is highly respected and loved by all those who work with her.

Mr. Shajan George, Executive Director
Shajan has worked with the organization and has provided integral leadership, loyalty and support for the past 35 years. As Associate Director, he also heads the finance department. 

Board Profile

The Trustees are our governing body members.

Mr. Finney Thomas, Chairman
Mr. Thomas is the Secretary and Deacon of a local church and the Director of Key Electrical Private Limited, India. Mr. Thomas serves as Chairman of the Board of Governors of Jatiyo Khrishtiyo Prochar Samity (JKPS), a Christian organization. He is a gifted singer and musician who performs at concerts held at local churches and institutions.  

Mr. Sunil Dev Roy
Mr. Dev Roy is a Deacon of the Assembly of God Church, Kolkata, and Director of Vivada Inland Waterways Limited. He also serves as the President of Gideon International, Kolkata.

Rev. Alfred E. Franks
Reverend Franks is the Managing Trustee of Operation Mobilization in India, a charitable organisation. OM is involved in various humanitarian efforts within India.

Rev. Ashok Andrews
Reverend Andrews is the pastor of Kolkata Christian Fellowship church. He also heads the Jatiyo Khrishtiyo Prochar Samity (JKPS).

Advisory Board:

Mr. V.V. Tambi
Mr. Thambi is the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) for Pollution Control under the Government of West Bengal.

Mr. D.P. Poddar
Mr. Poddar is the Executive Director of West Bengal Voluntary Health Organisation and Secretary of the Calcutta Keswick.

Dr. J.K. Jonathan
Dr. Jonathan is a church Deacon and a retired officer from the Geological Survey of India, Government of India.

Board of References:

Mr. Ken Raasch
Mr. Raasch is the Chairman & CEO of the Creative Group based in California, USA.

Mr. John Miskelly
Mr. Miskelly is a Financial Consultant based in Northern Ireland, UK.

Dr. Roger Hedlund
Dr. Hedlund is a teaching missiologist who is engaged in academic research through the Mylapore Institute for Indigenous Studies in Chennai (Madras), India.

Dr. Promod Haque
Dr. Haque is the Managing Partner of NVP Capital based in California, USA.

Rev. Dr. Tony Sargent
Principal Emeritus, International Christian College, Glasgow. Dr. Sargent served in the pastoral ministry at Worthing Tabernacle for 28 years, between 1970 and 1989. He dedicates much of his time and effort to humanitarian work in India.