Darshak is an experienced leader and has been responsible for overseeing strategy setting and implementation, steering development projects, expanding the operations of the organisation globally while serving as International Director at the Art of Living Foundation.
For over two decades at the Art of Living, he played a fundamental role in initiating and managing the organization’s relationship with local and national governments in India and globally; worked with bilateral and multi-lateral organisations in India to develop grassroots level initiatives and engaged directly with top political leaders of the country advising on various social issues that needed resolution.
Born and brought up in India, an engineer by profession, works for a large American multi-national company, based in Switzerland. He specializes in project management and supply chain management domain.
Ramesh Purohit is a student of ancient knowledge and wisdom, influenced by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. He also facilitates breath -meditation workshops, yoga and knowledge sessions aimed at inner growth of individuals with a view to spread happiness and wellbeing. His interests are photography, trekking, reading and interpreting ancient philosophies in the context of the current ecosystem.
Bruno Mürner inspires fellow humans to live conscious, joyous lives through his service as a visionary vegetarian/vegan restauranteur in Basel, Switzerland.
As a teacher at Art of Living, he has coordinated courses and workshops in Zurich for over ten years and has served and inspired the Swiss German local community by sharing the wisdom and knowledge of yoga. As part of the Art of Living since 2000, he serves as a Board member of the Art of Living Switzerland.
Peter Marti is an entrepreneur for digital marketing and owner of Marti Communications AG. The company is globally active for omnichannel creative communications (advertising and public relations mandates since 1984) and Online solutions since 2011 (building e-shops, running paid social media campaigns, e-Newsletters, Display Advertising, Ad operations). Peter holds a BA in Marketing Communications, Switzerland. He completed his graduate studies with an Executive Management Degree at New York University (NYU).
Former CEO and partner of Marti, Ogilvy Zurich and previously that of small countries of Ogilvy Europe, he is Chairman of the Board of Marti Communications AG, Chairman of the board of Dr. Rau Foundation, Co-Founder and partner of the “World Forum for Ethics in Sports“, Advisory board member of the “World Forum for Ethics in Business”, and Board member of Swiss Entrepreneur Forum.
His distinctions include “Advertiser of the year” in Switzerland, several Gold- Silver- and Bronze awards at Film Festival, Cannes and Art Directors Club Europe and Switzerland.
Sumathi Jayaraman is global strategic advisor for International Association for Human Values.
She is a forward-thinking and results-focused leader with proven expertise in international relations, strategic partnerships and organisational change across the public and private sector. As a Senior Consultant, she has managed projects in 46 countries, and brings to IAHV her leadership experience and strong influencing capability which is usually executed with diplomacy. Her career spans the private sector, civil society and senior roles in the United Nations.
She is passionate about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and as a coach helps women who are aspiring for, or already have a seat at the leadership table.
Her inspiration is Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar who envisions a stress-free and violence-free society.
Najia Musolino has served in various leadership roles and brings with her over a decade of experience in the area of international development. She is widely recognized for developing, resourcing and managing global collaborations and teams. With a successful track record of synthesising evidence for policy options and service level responses, she has coordinated a number of international programmes by forging sustainable multistakeholder partnerships. An active member of the Business and Professional Women Switzerland (2008-2015), Najia has served on the Boards of Swiss based non-profit organizations.
Najia holds a PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Geneva in Switzerland. She has consolidated exposure and work experience in different countries and cultures. The pioneering teachings of Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar have shaped the direction of her volunteer engagements in delivering life-transformational Sudarshan Kriya™ trainings for women leadership across disciplines.
Najia Musolino is ex-officio member of the IAHV Board and its Executive Committee.
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Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is an international humanitarian leader who is the global rallying voice of the collective call for peace and social upliftment.
Founder of the Art of Living Foundation and International Association for Human Values, Sri Sri is leading the way toward peace and tolerance through meditation and humanitarian efforts. Over 40 years, his programs and initiatives have touched the lives of over 450 million people across 156 countries.
Spearheading an unprecedented worldwide movement for a stress-free, violence-free society, Sri Sri has been named one of the “Seven Most Powerful People in India,” by Forbes. His world-renowned meditation techniques including the Sudarshan Kriya, are backed by research and implemented in schools, corporations, prisons, refugee camps and retreat centers around the world.
Sri Sri and his practices have proven effective globally and at all levels of society. They have helped to end the 60year conflict in Colombia, and have been credited in bringing opposing parties together to facilitate meditation and peace talks in Iraq, Cote d’Ivoire and India.
As a spiritual teacher, Sri Sri has rekindled traditions of yoga and meditation that have helped millions of people achieve personal and social transformation by relieving stress and discovering inner peace in daily life. His mission is to show the world that through achieving inner peace, we will be able to see our human interconnectedness and become a One World Family.