Hitan Mehta has been named Executive Director of The British Asian Trust.
Associated with The Prince’s Charities since 2006, Hitan Mehta helped launch the Trust in 2007 which was founded by British Asian business leaders at the suggestion of HRH The Prince of Wales. He served as Director with responsibility for fundraising and events before his promotion as Executive Director.
Hitan Mehta has first-hand volunteer experience with the Indian NGO, BAPS and organised the international launch of the film ‘Mystic India’ and other large-scale fundraising events. He previously served as Head of Operations for The Prince’s Charities Events which organises commercial activities to raise money with a programme of music, sport, films and exhibitions.
He will oversee the successful development of The British Asian Trust which features of portfolio of 12 high-impact charities that are transforming the lives of 350,000 disadvantaged people in South Asia. The Trust works in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and the UK to bring lasting change with a focus on education, health and livelihoods.
“It’s an exciting time for the Trust and I look forward to driving future growth and success,” said Hitan Mehta.
Trust Chairman Manoj Badale said: “The British AsianTrust has progressed rapidly and successfully under the leadership of Hitan. We wanted to recognise his professionalism and passion for increasing our impact with this expanded role.”