Amita is a former Civil Servant with 33 years in the development sector as a public policy maker, and programme manager in different fields. Some of the key posts she held included Additional Secretary, GOI, Joint Secretary GOI etc. Author of five books and a novel, she exhibits an imaginative and rhythmical knack for poetry and has been honored with the Raza award.
Chief Mentor, CKD
Chief Mentor, CKD
Padma is a management graduate with over 30 years of experience in strategic management consulting. Padma is an expert in strategic planning, risk management, collaborative problem solving and value creation. He has designed and led several multi-faceted programmes in the past. Before joining IPE Global, Padma was the Head of Partnerships in the UK Government’s Department of International Development for 17 years.
Seema is a public health professional with more than 25 years of experience working with women, children and adolescents bringing about social transformation in their lives and leveraging government programmes. She has an exceptional ability to congregate people from different walks of life. Her alternative career could have been a curator-foodie-travel guide!
Raghwesh is a social change enthusiast and a systems thinker. Raghwesh designs solutions that bring out the best in communities and governments to tackle complex developmental challenges. His work focuses on sustainable livelihoods, voice and accountability, norms change, and government reforms to improve the lives of millions of women and girls in India. Raghwesh is fond of music and writes ghazals.
Kavita is a senior Human Resource Leader with 20 years of experience in different sectors, including a decade of experience in the development sector. She is an optimistic person with resilient mind and compassionate soul. Her passion for dance and fitness has significantly impacted and influenced her life positively.
Sukriti has shaped a decade-long career across various thematic areas and verticals of social development. She brings her experience of systems strengthening, evidence-based policy support and community engagement to her current role with CKD. Good coffee, better company and intriguing conversations is how she likes to stay busy.
Lipika has over 15 years of experience in strategic engagement with governments. With her expertise in bottom-up and top-down social accountability processes she has improved public service deliveries in many states. Lipika is a voracious reader and enjoys watching food and lifestyle channels. She loves travelling.
Sanjeeta Gawri is an advocate for social justice, women’s health and rights. She holds a Masters degree in Public Health from Emory University. During a career spanning over 15 years, she on citizen’s rights, policy advocacy and program management. She is a Steering Committee member of CommonHealth, a pan India coalition which advocates for reproductive health and safe abortion services especially for marginalised communities.
Surender Pal is an experienced finance professional and brings with him more than 24 years of experience in Corporate and Development Sector with extensive exposure to the areas of Financial Management, Accounting, Taxation, Budgeting, Fund Management, Audits, etc. He loves to watch and play cricket.
Manoj is a seasoned Procurement and Supply Chain Professional with 14+ years of experience in different fields including six years in the development sector. He is a skilled negotiator, supportive team member and tactical in his approach to work. He has a keen interest in Geopolitical affairs and Spiritualism.
Methodical and versatile Human Resources Specialist with over 8+ years of experience. She has in-depth knowledge of handling the entire gamut of HR functions such as employee lifecycle management, training program implementation and HR operational strategies. Always enthusiastic for new assignments, she keeps adding and nurturing new skills and competencies. A big time foodie and traveller who loves to roam in the quest of new adventure who also has special love & interest in the feline family.
In her 14 years of professional career, Chhavi has worked as social development writer and social activist-artivist before becoming a full-time Gender Rights Expert in 2014. She has implemented the Voices Against Violence curriculum and SDG programs among women and young girls globally. Her other interests are creating paintings, and spending time helping girl guides and homeless animals.
Shreya has experience in Research and Project Development and Implementation. She has worked in thematic areas ranging from Gender, Water, and Sanitation to Hygiene focusing on women, children, and adolescents. She has in-depth knowledge of district-level nuances. She is curious about different cuisines and appreciates non-fiction and poetry.
Praveen is a social sector professional with a background in research. After graduating as a sociology major, he went on to work in roles involving government consulting, developmental research, and public policy advocacy. Praveen is an avid sports enthusiast and is a strong believer in a healthy work-life balance.