Ratnesh has more than three decades long experience at the National, State and District level in designing, financing, implementing, and evaluating development interventions to reach out to the unreached social groups in challenging geographies in India. His domain expertise include financial inclusion, enterprise promotion and development, poverty alleviation, women empowerment and inclusive growth. He has provided technical assistance to the Ministry of Finance, Micro Small and Medium Enterprises, Ministry of Rural Development, and NITI Aayog, Government of India as well as social sector departments in UN focus states.
He has successfully built multi stakeholder platforms for improving access to development sector policies and programmes through Enterprise Development, Microfinance, Financial Inclusion, and Public Finance Management across Small Industries Development Bank of India, United Nations Development Programme. He joins UNGC NI from India’s leading think tank on Public Finance – National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, where he worked as a Senior Fellow.
Ratnesh has completed his Master’s degrees from University of Manchester (Development Finance) and University of Delhi (both M.A. and M.Phil in Sociology). He completed his graduation in Economics and Mathematics from Delhi University.
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
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).
Seerat holds an Engineering degree from the National Institute of Technology Srinagar in Electronics & Communication. In her role as a student, she has worked on projects with core emphasis on the use of Technology in Sustainability. She has a wide research experience in the field of Precision Agriculture with JNU. Her Qualifications are reinforced by an MBA (Sustainable Development & Management) from the noted Nalanda University, Rajgir Bihar.
She is working with academicians from HBS & World Bank on research related to Climate Change in the megacities of India and its affect on mental health. She has also worked with IOCL on the research themed over ESG evaluation.
She specializes in Climate Change & Management, Sustainable Urbanization & Development, Agriculture & Technology, Sustainable Business Leadership, Social Entrepreneurship & Sustainability, Wireless & Data Communication. She has a standard understanding of Public Administration & International Relations. Apart from this, she has volunteered for various social organizations and spearheaded various social- scientific programs specially related to Education of underprivileged students in the valley of Kashmir. Currently at Global Compact she is working as a Membership Officer therefore, supporting the vision, mission & aims of GCNI.
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.