Meet the Gibraltar Team

<strong>Dr. Soma Pujari</strong>
Dr. Soma PujariFounder
Dr. Soma Pujari and her husband Anurag Dikshit founded the Kusuma Trust in order to reorganise the family’s direct charitable giving into a more structured, scaled and long term approach. Their sense of social responsibility has inspired the family to take steps in changing the fortunes of society’s underprivileged in India. In Gibraltar the project is driven by a desire to give back to the community that has been the cradle of the Trust’s activities. Dr. Pujari continues to be very involved with the activities of the Trust and provides strategic direction.

 

<strong>Peter Isola</strong>
Peter IsolaTrustee of Kusuma Trust

Peter heads the law firm Isolas and is a highly respected lawyer and business leader.  He is recognised as an expert in financial services, corporate and trust law and has spoken at various conferences on corporate, trust and insurance.

  • Director of Kusuma Trust Gibraltar
  • Involved in the Strategic Direction of the Trusts activities
  • Authorises payments of over £3000
<strong>Joey Garcia</strong>
Joey GarciaTrustee of Kusuma Trust

Joey is part of the commercial team at the Gibraltar law firm Isolas, who are the legal advisors to the Kusuma Trust.  He has been involved in the set up of the Trust structure.

 

  • Director of Kusuma Trust Gibraltar
  • Operational Trustee
  • Involved in the Strategic Direction of the Trusts activities
  • Provides legal, Finance and Investment counsel
  • Reviews all agreements related to the Trusts activities

 

<strong>Dominique Searle</strong>
Dominique SearleChief of Operations

A graduate of Essex University in Sociology of Literature, Dominique has been Editor of the Gibraltar Chronicle since 1996 in the vanguard of public life on the Rock having joined the newspaper in 1984.  In 2004 he was made an MBE (Member of British Empire) for services to journalism in Gibraltar.

 

  • Provides expert advice on the role of Kusuma in Gibraltar
  • Advises on long term approaches and strategy
  • Provides managerial support to the Project Manager

<strong>Angela Almeida</strong>
Angela AlmeidaAdministrator

Angela joined the Kusuma Trust Gibraltar in September 2010 and is tasked with the day to day administration of the trust’s work and in liaising with the community groups that partner with us.

 

 

  • Provides ground representation of the Trust
  • Provides advocacy and support to local charities
  • Trust management, administration and book keeping
  • Focuses programme development through evaluation and ongoing monitoring of  programmes

 

This year (2015/16)  has seen the restructure of Kusuma Trust Gibraltar as a company limited by guarantee, the directors of which are:

Anurag Dishit (Founder)

Peter Isola

Joseph Garcia

Preshant Jain

Balwant Singh