Ashoke Chatterjee

Development volunteer and Former Director, National Institute of Design

Ashoke Chatterjee’s career has spanned engineering, marketing, international civil service, as well as India’s public sector and its tourism industry before his appointment as the Director of India’s National Institute of Design (Ahmedabad) in 1975. After serving at NID for 25 years, he now assists design education in India, Pakistan and the UK. Past President of the Crafts Council of India, Chatterjee is actively concerned with the future of artisans and hand activity in India and globally. A development communication specialist and volunteer, he focuses on drinking water, sanitation and other environmental priorities, education and the needs of special children. Chatterjee serves on the boards and teams of development institutions in India and elsewhere.