“We believe in value-based leadership. Great leaders
lead from within, with integrity and selflessness.”

– Gowri Ishwaran, CEO


The Global Education & Leadership Foundation (tGELF) is a program initiative of The Nand & Jeet Khemka Foundation.

tGELF was founded in 2006, and was officially inaugurated in 2008 by the then Prime Minister of India, Dr Manmohan Singh.

In tGELF, we believe that the world needs to redefine great leadership to encompass critical values that are key to meeting modern challenges. We believe that great leadership essentially implies a deep sense of ethics, altruism and strong leadership capabilities including a bias for action.


To build a cooperative, world-changing community of ethical and altruistic leaders


To identify, select, support, monitor, mentor, evaluate, connect, and empower ethical and altruistic leaders through partnerships with communities and organizations at all levels committed to improving the inner and outer state of the world.