Sona Roy, Ayurveda
Total years in practice: 5
SONA ROY A graduate of Master in Development Management (MDM) from Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Philippines in 1994. He worked in African for 12 years from 1979 to 1991. He was involved in disaster relief operation in Ethiopia and Eritrea in 1984 which was considered as one of the worst famine in history. He worked for ABS-CBN Foundation in the Philippines for 20 years: 1992-2012. He carried out relief operation after the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in Zambales and other typhoon affected areas in the Philippines. He established Eco-Village in Iba as a resettlement project for the victims of Mt. Pinatubo in 1993 with a vision of building a self-sufficient community. He founded Bayan Microfinance in 1997 to give access to micro-credit for livelihood without collaterals to the poor people specially to the women. He organized Zambales Mango Farmers Development Cooperative which started Mango Festival in Zambales in 2004. As a board member of the Dairy Confederation of the Philippines (Dairycon), he organized a strategic planning workshop in Iba, 2006 to develop “A Road Map for National Daily Industry” in the Philippines. He co-founded Shanti Ayurveda Center with Dr. Sharon Roy in 2013 and currently the Chairman & CEO of the company. He is also one of the founders of Ayurveda Association of Southeast Asia in 2014 and currently the Chairman of the Board. He founded Shanti Institute of Ayurveda in the year 2016 and currently the President & CEO of the Institute.