Mamta Saikia is the Chief Executive Officer of Bharti Airtel Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bharti
Enterprises. As the CEO of Bharti Foundation, Mamta has played a key role in project expansion
and enhancement of quality standards and system efficiency, while constantly keeping the team’s
morale high to deliver their best in the challenging ground conditions.
She has led the development of organization’s education programs at primary, elementary and
senior secondary schools. Under her leadership, the Satya Bharti School Program, the flagship
initiative of the Foundation, provides free quality education to more than 40,000 children from
marginalized communities in rural areas, through its 173 schools across five Indian states.
Mamta has led the conceptualization of a new program which transfers the learnings and good
practices of the Satya Bharti School Program to government schools through Quality Support
Program, as per the vision of Bharti Foundation’s Trustees. The aim is to improve the overall
quality of the schooling experience for students, teachers as well as parents through the program.
Under her leadership, the Foundation has broadened its scope from running its schools to
engaging deeply with the government and mentoring government schools to enhance the quality
of education as well as the overall schooling experience.
Prior to joining Bharti Foundation, Mamta worked with CRY – Child Rights & You, where she held
various positions including Member of the Management Committee, Head – Resource
Mobilization and Head – Global Operations. She also served as the Chair of SAFRG and been
on the Board of Resource Alliance, a UK based organization.
She has served as the Chair of SAFRG and has been on the Board of Resource Alliance, UK.
Mamta has been honored as 2019 Influencer Leader by AACSB International. She was also
among the 100 Women Achievers of India (2015-16) under an initiative by the Ministry of Women
& Child Development. She has been conferred the Karmaveer Puraskaar: National Citizen
Awards for Social Justice & Action. Mamta has been recognised as India’s Most Trusted Leader
by Great Place to Work and has been conferred with the prestigious Mahatma Award for
Leadership in Social Responsibility, Social Good and Impact 2023. She had also been nominated
as an eminent person to the Board of Governors of Sainik School Society by the Ministry of