BOARD OF DIRECTORS & TRUSTEES OF THE ALEXANDRA GIRLS’ ENGLISH INSTITUTION
DIRECTORS and TRUSTEES
DR. J. B. MISTRY (CHAIRMAN)
PROF. (MRS.) N. P. CHARNA
MR. N. H. MIRZA
MR. H. F. GOTLA
MR. H. N. VAKIL
MS. RUBY PAVRI
Dr. Jehangir B. Mistry – Chairman, Board of Directors & Trustees
Dr. J. B. Mistry is the current chairman of our School. He is not only experienced and competent in the field of education but also an inspiration to all. He is an avid learner who loves to read and is also passionate about photography.
Dr. Mistry did his Ph.D in Laser Spectroscopy from B.A.R.C. in 1986. He retired in the year 2007 from St. Xavier’s College as the Head of Physics Department. Dr. J.B. Mistry has a long career, and he has contributed immensely to the growth of his students and every institution that he is associated with. To name a few of his noteworthy achievements: recipient of the Nuffield Award (UK) in 1974, T. Mathias Award (AICHE – India) in 1986 and the Best Teacher Award (University of Mumbai) on 15th August 2002. He is also a board member of several educational institutions in Mumbai and Gujarat. In 1986 he made an educational film on “Lasers…the wonder light” for ‘UGC – Doordarshan: Country wide classroom’.
Dr. Mistry also regularly conducts workshops in Public and Private Sector Companies and Institutions on Effective Communication, Evaluation, Creativity and Problem solving, Photography, 3D Computer Graphics and Animation. He retired as Dean, Xavier Institute of Communication, St, Xaviers’ College in 2022.
Prof. (Mrs.) Nergish P. Charna –Director & Trustee
Prof. (Mrs.) Nergish Charna has an extensive experience in the field of education to name a few of her achievements: she has been the Principal of Elphinstone College; she was also the Chairperson of the Board of Studies for Political Science at the University of Mumbai. Prof. Charna was a member of the prestigious Academic Council, Research and Recognition Committee of Faculty for Arts, Local Enquiry Committee of the University of Mumbai. Prof. Charna was a nominee for the Government of Maharashtra for Career Advancement Scheme and Appointments Committee for lecturers and Professors to different Colleges. She has also served as a visiting Professor at the Institute of Administrative Studies and lectured postgraduate students at the University of Mumbai. Prof. Charna has attended the U.N.O. session in New York too. She has presented several research papers at the National and International Conferences. She was also the P.T.A. Chairperson of The Alexandra Girls’ English Institution.
Mr. Nawshir H. Mirza– Director & Trustee
Mr. Mirza is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He was with S.R.Batliboi& Co./Ernst & Young, from 1967 till his (early) retirement in April 2003. Since 2003, he has been involved in the movement for improved governance in the corporate sector.
Mr. Mirza is an independent director on the boards of Exide Industries Ltd., Tata Power Company Ltd., Thermax Ltd., Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd., Coastal Gujarat Power Ltd., Tata Power Renewables Energy Ltd. and Centre for Advancement of Philanthropy.
Mr. Mirza was the country head of Jardine Matheson Ltd. for over ten years after retiring from the profession, during which time he served on other boards of companies and charities.
Mr. Mirza has contributed to the governance and accounting professions, being a speaker or the chair at conferences in India & abroad and authoring a number of professional publications. He has chaired and served on the boards of various professional bodies and chambers of commerce.
Mr. Hoshaang F. Gotla – Director
Mr. HoshaangGotla finished his schooling from Campion School and graduated from HR College. He then went to California for further studies.On returning to India, he founded CHECKMATE, an event management company and INKFESTED, a t-shirt brand.
Mr. Gotla is a visiting faculty at numerous colleges and B Schools in the subjects of Communication and Entrepreneurship and received the KPMG Scholarship to do his Post Graduation in Management and the Bajaj Scholarship to do an MBA from New York University.
Mr. Gotlahas been actively involved in numerous activities within the Parsi Community. He organises monthly prayer meetings and has founded an NGO called XYZ – Xtremely Young Zoroastrians, to inculcate the passion for the community along with giving back to society from a very young age.He completed his Grade 6 in Speech and Drama at the Trinity College, London examination with distinction. He has participated in numerous debates and literary arts events in school and college. Healso completed his Bachelors in Law (LLB) from KC Law College, Mumbai and is a Director on the Board of Directors and Trustees of the Alexandra Girls’ English Institution, a 160-year-old school that provides education to Girls.
Currently, Mr. Gotlais working with the Hiranandani Group as the Executive Assistant to the Managing Director – Niranjan Hiranandani. He handles the education initiatives of the group along with Skill Development activities which are taken up by the company.
Mr. Homiar N.Vakil – Director
Mr. Vakil is a practicing Advocate and Solicitor enrolled on the Bar of Hon’ble Bombay High Court since 40 years.
As Partner of the prestigious Law firm, M/s Mulla & Mulla and Craigie Blunt & Caroe since 2010, has dealt with Civil and Criminal Litigations, Constitutional Matters, Writ Petitions, Arbitrations, Public Trust matters and Public Interest Litigations.Also, specializes in the area of Conveyancing, Title Investigations, drafting contracts, preparing and vetting International Banking documents.
He is a member of Law, Review, Reforms and Rationalization Committee of Indian Merchants Chamber, Mumbai and also a member of Indo German Chamber of Commerce.
He has been appointed in several Trusts and Companies as a Trustee/Director.
Ms. Ruby Pavri – Director
Ms. Ruby Pavri is an alumnus of AGEI (batch of 1985). She has completed her graduation in Psychology from St. Xavier’s College, and went on to secure a first rank at the M.A. level in the University of Mumbai. Her area of specialization was counselling psychology.
She has been a lecturer with the psychology department of St. Xavier’sCollege for over 25 years and is currently the Head of the Department.She has been a resource person, visiting faculty and examiner for various courses and institutions including;TISS, H.R.College, Mithibai College, XIC and XICP. She has coordinated departmental co-curricular activities that present students with learning experiences that go beyond the syllabus. She has also been a resource person for in-house training programmes, for the staff at St. Xavier’s College and her presentations on pedagogy, innovation and value education have reached out to a variety of audiences including students, parents, teachers, Principals and psychologists.
She has worked as a radio jockey for over 6 years, occasionally freelancing as a compere and voice-over artist. She’s a life member of the Bombay Psychological Association (BPA) and has served on their executive committee. She is a life member of AGEI and has attended meetings and functions organised by the Ex-Students’ Association.
Dr. Sheryar K. Ookerjee
Chairman, Board of Directors & Trustees (till December 2013)
Dr. Ookerjee served the Wilson College as a Professor of Philosophy from 1948 to 1985. He was appointed Head of Department of Philosophy from 1957 till retirement. He is the author of two books on Philosophy, ‘Human Reason and its Enemies’ and ‘Plato and the Arthashastra’. He wrote several papers in Philosophical Journals.
Mrs. Keti F. Mehta
Chairman, Board of Directors & Trustees (till March 2016)
She served as Advocate and Senior Solicitor with Mulla & Mulla Craigie Blunt &Caroe from 1957 to 1990 (Retired). She was a Trustee and Director on the Board of Trustees of Girton School, Bai R. F. Panday Girls’ High School, B.J.P.C. Institution, Bai B. S. Bengallee Girls’ High School and Bai M. N. Gamadia Girls’ High School. She was the Chairperson of the Shivaji Maharaj Vastusanghralay (Prince of Wales Museum), Jehangir Art Gallery, and a member of the Asiatic Society and The National Society for Equal Opportunities to the Handicapped.
Prof. Khurshed. C. Sheriar
Chairman, Board of Directors & Trustees (till February 2021)
Prof. Sheriar served as the Vice Principal of Jai Hind College, Mumbai University for 10 years and acting Principal for one year till retirement. He was on the Board of Trustees of Sir J. J. Group of Schools, R. J. J. Group of Schools, Bai A. F. Petit Girls’ High School, Bai B. S. Bengallee Girls’ High School, Bai M. N. Gamadia Girls’ High School and M. F. Cama Athornan Institute.