Our Patrons


Mr. Karl-Johan Persson

Mr. Karl-Johan Persson is a Swedish businessman, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President of the fashion company Hennes & Mauritz (H&M), which was founded by his grandfather Erling Persson. He is also a philanthropist supporting numerous charities across the world. He has been an ardent supporter of Arpan for 6 years and believes we need to strengthen the fight against child sexual abuse.

“I commend the charity Arpan for its high standards and excellence. Arpan is a great enterprise, which fulfils a necessary role in India’s society. It has worked to develop a model to prevent sexual abuse of children and adolescents which can be scaled-up and used globally. The issues that Arpan is tackling are unfortunately universal. Arpan has had the courage to address them and relentlessly fight to end children’s abuse and violence. I am very proud to be associated with Arpan as well as with Pooja Taparia and her colleagues.”