Ms. Shabnam Siddiqui

Shabnam Siddiqui is an academic practitioner with twenty years of experience in gender, peace and governance work, of which twelve years have exclusively focused on governance, ethics and transparency initiatives and interventions. Shabnam specialises in developing and executing strategic intervention through multi-stakeholder network, is skilled at training and research and has several national and international publications to her credit. Shabnam excels at resource mobilisation, a key to putting any dynamic vision into action. Work station and academic learning has been primarily garnered in India, with short-term and long-term stints in Pakistan, Italy, France, United States and Singapore.

Work station and academic learning has been primarily garnered in India, with short-term and long-term stints in Pakistan, Italy, France, United States and Singapore.

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Programme Manager

Mr. Somnath Singh

Somnath Singh is a 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.

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Programme Analyst (Legal)

Mr. Arya Dev

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).

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Communication Officer

Ms. Khusnuma Parween

Khusnuma Parween is a post graduate in Journalism & Mass Communication from Ravenshaw University. A Talented young professional having 8+ years of experience with skills and training in Journalism and Mass Communication in the development sector. Seasoned Journalist offering extensive experience in investigative reporting, editing and publishing. Committed to delivering factual, concise and elegantly written pieces that inform and engage a wide range of audiences.

She has worked with MART, Rural & Marketing, Orissa Post (leading English Daily), Business Standard & British Council as aCommunication Officer& Writer / Editor position. She has worked in various part of India and covered exclusive stories from Odisha, Hyderabad, Gujrat, Assam, Bihar, Delhi. She has various published reports, white papers & documentation in business reporting, rural& urban development reporting etc. Her major chunk of social work contribution is on education, technology, water management, agriculture & livelihood.

Highly self-motivated and goal-oriented person with an impressive hands-on knowledge base encompassing the entire spectrum of mass communication/Corporate Communication / Social Development and NGO work. Conducted strategic planning workshops to validate strategic objectives, conduct stakeholder management and perform critical business process analysis. Regarded by peers and mentors as an overall achiever who is committed to excellence. Technically-savvy without standing relationship building, training and presentation skills.

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Mr. 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.

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Administrative Assistant

Mr. Hari Raj Singh

Hari Raj Singh joined Global Compact Network India (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. Presently, Raj is pursuing Bachelors in Arts from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi

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