I lead the regional program strategy, grants management and partnerships for the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS) in India and Bangladesh. GFEMS is Washington DC based fund backed by the US, UK and Norwegian governments in addition to private foundations and aims to combat human trafficking in all its forms. This includes labour exploitation, bonded labour & child labour in global supply chains (such as construction and apparel) and commercial sexual exploitation of children. Prior to this, I lead the philanthropy portfolio for Credit Suisse (CS) bank aimed at education, financial inclusion and skill development. I lead a similar portfolio for Godrej Properties (part of the larger Godrej Industries Group) prior to CS where our grants were aimed at making rural to urban migration safer.Previously I’ve worked with UNICEF as State Coordinator – Monitoring & Evaluation for the state of Bihar in India. I’ve been a development practitioner in the business and human rights space since 2010 including having been part of the foundation teams of two early stage social enterprises in workforce development in the healthcare sector.
I am an alumnus of the United Nations University and Maastricht University and have a double Masters in Public Policy & Human Development.