Director

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 networks, 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.

Programme Manager

Somnath Singh

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.

Research Officer (Legal)

 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).

Research Officer

Sooraj Aurora

Sooraj Aurora is a post graduate in Development Studies from Ambedkar University, Delhi, and has pursued his Bachelors (Hons.) in History from Delhi University. Previously, he had been associated as an Executive Officer with the International Affairs Division at PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Prior to that, he was associated as a Research Assistant with a premier think tank called the Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi. The think tank group was supported and recognized by the Ministry of External Affairs. He has completed his IB Diploma from the International School of Tanganyika, Tanzania in 2007, which is recognized and backed by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), Geneva, Switzerland.

Currently, Sooraj Aurora as a Research Officer is associated with the Center of Excellence for Governance, Ethics and Transparency (CEGET), Global Compact Network India.

Research Associate

Ahmad Adeel Khan

Ahmad Adeel Khan is a post graduate in Regulatory Governance from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and Bachelors in Political Science from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. He has submitted a Masters level dissertation on ‘Transparency in Public Procurement’. Adeel has done a summer internship with Transparency International India (TII) which is a leading non-political, independent, non-governmental anti-corruption organization of India. During internship Adeel has represented TII at ‘National Summit on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)’ organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)and at the ‘National Roundtable on State-Level Performance Management’ arranged by the Bharti Institute of Public Policy, India. Apart from the thesis, Adeel has also written a consultation paper on the draft of Regulatory Reform Bill in response to Niti Aayog’s invitation for public comments (2015).