TEAM

GOVERNING BODY

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Athena Rose Joseph

Development Trainee

Athena has an academic background in Economics and Development Management. She joined PiC in October 2020 and has been involved in projects related to corporate social responsibility and business ethics. She has had previous experiences in areas of education, solid waste management, participatory research, public policy and renewable energy. Her competencies include documenting, reporting, research and data analysis using statistical software’s.

She can be reached at athena@picindia.org

 

Ekta Verma
Programme Assistant

Ekta has recently completed her development communications course from Lady Irwin College. Her area of research includes corporate disclosures. She has collated data for the status of corporate responsibility in India report. She also supports the communications unit of Partners in Change.
She can be reached at ekta@picindia.org

Geethanjali

Programme Assistant

Geethanjali has an academic background in Development Management. She has been involved in many projects focused on informal workers, health and decent work etc. Her key competencies are documentation and training, and she has been involved in communications on multiple mediums such as digital story-telling and preparing Information Education Communication (IEC) materials. She also supports the communications unit of Partners in Change.

She can be reached at geethanjali@picindia.org

Jhumki Dutta
Project Manager

Jhumki has been working with Partners in Change since 2016. She brings to the organisation her skills in engaging with businesses and government entities for responsible business practices and advocating for public disclosure. She has facilitated participatory assessment studies, monitoring and evaluation training programmes. An able communicator, she is at ease working with communities at the grassroots level as well as in presenting their issues at different forums. She has worked previously with Praxis Institute for Participatory Practices and United Nations Global Compact Network India.
She can be reached at jhumki@picindia.org

 

Manoj Kumar
Office Assistant

Manoj supports the administration and finance team as an office assistant in their day-to-day activities. He looks after office logistics. He is also interested in issues of disaster, especially in the context of hill communities.
He can be reached at manoj@picindia.org

Pradeep Narayanan
Director

Pradeep has been leading Partners in Change since June 2014. At a time when ‘2% CSR’ has become a popular pathway for engaging with businesses, he has been guiding PiC to continue to be an organization that works on integrating human rights in business operations – especially the supply chain. He has more than 20 years of experience of working in the Corporate, Government, and Non-governmental sector and has been associated with organisations like Praxis, CRY, Global March Against Child Labour and JK Corp Ltd.
He can be reached at pradeep@picindia.org

Pragya Shah
Programme Assistant

Pragya Shah, a lawyer, has been working with Partners in Change since February 2017. She contributes to projects related to the pharmaceutical sector; gender and decent work; and corporate responsibility. She has previously worked with Human Rights Law Network, Delhi and was a part of fact finding teams and a researcher on certain critical human rights issues.
She can be reached at pragya@picindia.org

Sowmiya Kannan

Programme Assistant

Sowmiya holds her Masters in Development Management. She is competent in community engagement, participatory research, impact assessment, data analysis, documentation and training. She has previous experience of working on a study related to the level of social acceptability pertaining to e-Kranti among general public. She has contributed to projects related to the gender and decent work; and issues of labour rights and practices and corporate responsibility. Her area of interest lies with Labour Empowerment and Digital Transformation.

She can be reached at sowmiya@picindia.org

Stanley Joseph
Sr. Programme Manager

Stanley, who is based in Chennai, joined Partners in Change in April 2017. He has organised consultations with government, civil society and businesses on labour practices and has facilitated research on the same. He has 17 years of experience in social work practice, participatory research, action research and responsible business assessments. He has extensive experience in community empowerment through participation. He has worked with Praxis Institute for Participatory Practices and INP+ (Indian Network for People Living With HIV/AIDS).
He can be reached at stanley@picindia.org

Viraf Mehta
Advisor

Viraf has led Partners in Change between 2002 and 2010, before joining the team as advisor. A social anthropologist by training, he has been at the forefront of corporate social responsibility in India since 1988. He is instrumental in making different policy shifts, including that of National Voluntary Guidelines on Social, Environmental and Economic Responsibilities of Business. He was earlier with Tata Group between 1986-2000, and has served on several International and National Committees, including the Bureau of Indian Standards, the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs and the erstwhile Planning Commission. He is one of India’s leading voices for a national business and human rights framework.
He can be reached at viraf.m.mehta@picindia.org

The Programme team is supported by an Administrative and Finance Team and a Communications Team.

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