Ms. Shabnam Siddiqui is Executive Director at the United Nations Global Compact Network India. An academic practitioner with twenty-five years of experience, Shabnam specialises in developing and executing strategic intervention through multi-stakeholder networks, is skilled at training and research and has several national and international publications to her credit.
Shabnam is a great believer and practitioner of Collective Action, and believes that the private sector plays a critical role in the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals. She has made significant contributions to creating an active community of changemakers committed to accelerating positive change and innovation to achieve SDGs. Shabnam has created a path for corporate leaders to align their core business with the strategic goals of the local and international communities and act as a bridge between business and governments. Her role in getting businesses to realize that the attainment of SDGs is inextricably linked with market growth is the centrepiece of her work and the impact of this cannot be overstated. Shabnam exemplifies the spirit of innovation and excellence, core to any sustainable governance work.
Academically Shabnam has a Masters in Sociology from India, a second Masters in International Peace Studies from USA and embarked on a PhD in Public Policy at Singapore. Additionally, every couple of years Shabnam is engaged in academic pursuit so as to be abreast of new knowledge and thought leadership. Her most recent foray was to the University of Oxford as a Chevening Rolls Royce Innovation, Science, Policy and Leadership (CRISP) Fellow based at Said Business School, St. Cross College.
Work station has been primarily in India, with short-term and long-term stints in Asia, Europe and United States of America.
Shabnam is an amateur wildlife photographer, a biodiversity conservationist, passionate about wildlife and forests and intends to work towards their holistic development.
Mr. Aseem Kumar is a first-class B.Com. (Hons.) Graduate from Hansraj College, Delhi University and an MBA in Marketing from R. A. Podar Institute of Management, Jaipur. He has also qualified the Intermediate examination of Institute of Company Secretaries of India.
Aseem Kumar has over 35 years of rich professional experience in diverse areas including Domestic and International Marketing, Academics, Executive Education/MDPs.
He has worked with International giants such as Pier 1 Imports, Dayton’s, Marshall’s, Retama, Target, Otto among others.
His academic teaching experience includes teaching students at the PGDM/MBA level in the following areas: Marketing Management, Customer Relationship Management, Sales & Distribution Management, Retail Management, International Marketing, International Business, Advertising Management, Strategic Marketing, Global Sourcing, Consumer Behaviour, Business Laws, and Export-Import Management. He has also taken courses for MBA students with IIFT, BIMTECH and other leading B-schools as visiting faculty.
He was Head-MDPs at Centre for Management Development (CMD) at All India Management Association (AIMA) where he successfully developed and delivered programmes such as Global Advanced Management Programme (GAMP), HR Summit, SCM Summit, L&D Summit, Innovation Conference, Marketing Summit and Brand Summit. He was also responsible for in-company training programmes, Research Projects and MSME Cell.
He has worked with International Management Institute (IMI), New Delhi and FORE School of Management, New Delhi as Associate Vice President (Executive Education) and General Manager (Executive Education) respectively where he managed the verticals from end to end and delivered results against budgeted targets in a highly competitive scenario. He was also responsible for successfully launching Online Executive Education Programmes at FORE.
Aseem Kumar has widely traveled both in the country as well as abroad and has been to Europe, USA, China, UAE, Thailand, Malaysia, Uzbekistan, Canada and Australia.
Mr. Deep Chandra Papnoi is a Postgraduate in Social Work from Indore School of Social Work, DAVV, Indore. He has more than 20+ years of professional experience in the development sector and has diverse experience of working with NGOs, UN Agencies, Business Chambers and Corporates for developing their sustainable agenda through aligning 17 SDGs and 10 Principles of UNGC into their core business practices. He has a wide experience in all SDGs goals and expertise in Gender Equality, Quality Education, Clean Water and Sanitation and Partnership for the Goals.
He has a rich experience in Corporate Governance, Project Management, Resource Mobilization, Monitoring & Evaluation, Human Resources Development, Networking, Liasoning with government agencies/civil societies/corporations, coordinating board meetings along with strategic partnership management with several local chapters. He has excellently contributed to sustainability trends implementations. His skills also include mobilizing corporate sponsorships, business development and efficiently coordinating major national and international-high level events.
Thorough Professional with Masters in Business Administration, Social Work and Sociology, having over 16 years of experience in Public Health and community development programmes.
Working with Govt and many National and International Non-Govt Organizations, he has contributed in strengthening Public Health System and development of underprivileged sections in India. Besides managing and leading various development programmes, he has also conducted researches on Adolescents and migrants issues. He was awarded by many organizations for his initiatives, Commitment and outstanding work in development sector.
He has been the part of national level consultation on strengthening the world of work and public private partnership, organized by ILO, and social protection for immune compromised population, organized by UNDP, WHO and NACO.
Shreya has 10 years of work experience as a Development Sector practitioner. Her engagement with the sector has been in a wide array of development themes, most prominently being - Water Conservation, Gender, Public Health, Water & Sanitation, Sustainable Rural Development and Public Health. She has worked with both NGOs and Corporates during her career and has a rich experience in Project Management, Resource Mobilization, Monitoring & Evaluation, Conducting Baseline Surveys and Behaviour Change Communication. She has worked at the grassroot level in villages of Bundelkhand, Rajasthan and Haryana to implement projects for rural development.
Prior to joining GCNI, Shreya led the resource mobilization team at the Rural Development Foundation of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, New Delhi.
She holds two Masters Degrees, one in Social Work from Delhi University and the other in Public Policy and Sustainable Development from TERI University, New Delhi.
She is currently the Programme Manager for Asia Pacific Resource Center.
Assistant Programme Manager
Tamanna Girdhar is a post graduate in Natural Resource Management from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University. Prior to joining Global Compact she has worked with Delhi Pollution Control Committee, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and NGO BOX with an extensive research experience in Natural Resource Conservation and Monitoring, Climate Change Impact and Assessment, Sustainable Development, Corporate Social Responsibility and Environment Impact Assessment. She excels in building partnership with grassroots organizations/NGOs/Consultancies/Private Firms and engages with key business leaders and subject matter experts in development sector for assessment of growth opportunities in CSR. She also specializes in Water & Sanitation, Agriculture, Women Empowerment, Environmental Management System, Community Development, Joint Forestry Management, Rural Development and Sustainability Communications & Reporting.
Currently at Global Compact she is working with the three UNGC principles i.e Human Rights, Labour and Environment and building the strategy for multi stakeholders in aligning 17 Sustainable Development Goals through organizing events, conferences and workshop, capacity building and training programmes and monitors best practices in sustainability reporting both at local and global network.
Ankita kumari is a post graduate in Development Communication from Jamia Millia Islamia University. Prior to joining Global Compact Network India she has worked with Aarohan where she was actively involved in advocacy and campaigning for child education and successfully ran campaigns such as Donate a note book, Gift a cycle, Cycle for parity, Stamp out stigma, coordinating projects like Asha which deal with enrolling children(dropout or never been to school) in mainstream education, SteP which provide skill education to youth, Umang which ensure skill development to women and education to adolescents girls, organizing training /workshops /awareness session /PRA sessions, Health camps/Mobilising community, promoting tribal art, planning communication strategies for different projects and ensuring organisation’s social presence online as well as offline. She has worked with the underprivileged and street children, women, youth & transgender.
She has good leadership and teambuilding skills which helped her to work with volunteers from colleges; corporate etc for different projects. She has exposure on major developmental issues such as education, health, women empowerment and networking/ liaisoning with government/civil society organizations/corporates and emerging Corporate Social responsibility and sustainability trends. She has worked with Godrej Ezee for Rahat ek Abhiyaan campaign.
Arya Dev is a law graduate from Faculty of Law, University of Delhi. He possesses a legal experience of over 7 years and has appeared before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, the Delhi High Court and the Patna High Court. He has previously practiced as an Associate Advocate in the chambers of Late Mr. Hari Shankar (Advocate – on –record, Supreme Court of India) and as a Junior Counsel to Mr. Dhruba Mukherjee, Additional Advocate General in the Patna High Court. He has rendered his professional services mainly in cases relating to criminal, service and constitutional matters.
Though having a considerable legal experience in areas of litigation and other juridical matters, his heart lies in legal research, policy advocacy and stakeholder strategizing. He is a strong advocate of a principled approach to sustainable and socially responsible corporate policies. United Nations Global Compact Network India provides an apt platform for his aspirations by catalysing corporate sustainable actions into UN Goals like Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Ms. Panchali Sharma is a postgraduate in Sustainable Development Programme from Teri University and graduated in Sociology from Maitreyi College, University of Delhi. She has more than two years of experiences in the development sector. She has undertaken different research project with major institute like Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), India’s Development Cooperation, Capacity building of the Voluntary Sector etc. She has a comprehensive social science background, emphasis is on project implementation, development communication, social research, conference management, fundraising, cross-cultural and intercultural adaption and innovative business development. Further she had worked in the field of financial inclusion in Rajasthan and conducted Participatory Rural Appraisal.
Rajendra Kumar Sharma
Rajendra Kumar Sharma
Rajendra Kumar Sharma holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Rajasthan University. He graduated in 1991 and went on to do his 3 year Articleship with the CA firm Single Matta & Co.
He has extensive experience of more than 18 years in the developmental sector. He has previously served as the Associate Operations Manager – Accounts & Finance at Udyogini, helping poor women in remote and backward areas build micro-enterprises and become entrepreneurs. Rajendra Kumar Sharma is currently the Accountant at GCNI.
Hari Raj Singh joined UN Global Compact Network India (UN GCNI) as an Administrative Assistant in December 2011. Prior to this, he worked as Operations Executive in AEGIS, a leading BPO in Gurgaon, and as an operator for 7 years at Spatter Cure Enterprises in New Delhi. Mr. Raj completed his formal education in Welding and Fabrication (Diploma) from Jamia Millia Islamia University in 2006 & graduated from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi in 2018.