Sangita Jindal Appointed as Chair of Asia Society India Centre Board

Feature and Cover Sangita Jindal Appointed as Chair of Asia Society India Centre Board

The Asia Society India Centre Board has announced the appointment of Sangita Jindal, president, Art India and chairperson of the Jindal South-West Foundation (JSW) as its new Chair, effective from Apr. 1, 2024.

Expressing delight at Jindal’s appointment, Asia Society India Centre CEO Inakshi Sobti said, “She has been an immense support to our mission in South Asia, and her work to support contemporary art in India and South Asia has been a transformative force.” Sobti expressed anticipation in working with Jindal to further strengthen the Asia Society’s presence in South Asia.

Sangita Jindal has led the JSW Foundation for two decades, overseeing its expansion into various areas such as education, health, livelihood creation, and conservation of arts and cultural heritage.

Notable among her achievements is the establishment of the Jindal Arts In 1992 and later founded Art India, India’s premier art magazine, in 1994. Additionally, she played a key role in conceptualizing the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival and received the Eisenhower Fellowship in 2004.

Further, she founded the Hampi Foundation, dedicated to conservation efforts at three temples in Hampi. Her contributions extend globally as she serves as a Global Trustee of Asia Society and sits on the Board of the National Culture Fund and World Monument Fund.

She also advises TEDxGateway and is a member of the IMC Ladies’ Wing Art, Culture, and Film Committee. Asia Society, founded in 1956 by John D. Rockefeller 3rd, is a nonpartisan, nonprofit institution with centers and public buildings in New York, Houston, and Hong Kong, and offices worldwide.

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