Career Transition and Working in the Social Impact Sector

Date : Sep 23 , 2021 | Past Webinars


Abhishek Gupta, COO – YuWaah at UNICEF,
Sheena Gandhi, Co-Founder – Sahayog Foundation,
Surojit Chattoraj, COO – ECHO India

Abhishek has spent 20+ years working with the corporate and development sector. Presently, he is COO at YuWaah (Generation Unlimited), a Global Partnership incubated by UNICEF. Earlier, he was the Advisor to Dy. CM of Delhi on Skills Development. He has also led three social enterprises over 8 years, namely Skills Academy, Basix Academy for Building Lifelong Employability and Hole-in-the-Wall Education, where he worked on education/skilling initiatives for unemployed youth and underprivileged young children. He holds a full-time PG management diploma from Indian School of business. He has also been a volunteer for a political party, he managed an assembly constituency election campaign and raised public funds during 2013-15.

Sheena Gandhi has 15+ years of experience working in the field of communications. She has played an integral role in shaping the image and reputation of blue-chip brands and companies across travel, hospitality and FMCG industries. Her core areas of expertise are engagement with influencers, partnerships, strategy and crisis management. Sheena holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Relations from Xavier Institute of Communications. A strong advocate of collaboration and partnership, she began her transition journey in 2018 into the social sector by managing the communication & advocacy whilst leading the partner & stakeholder engagement mandate for MSD for Mothers programs in India. She is currently co-founder of Sahayog Foundation, a nonprofit that focuses on fostering collaborations in the social sector.

Surojit is Chief Operating Officer at Echo India. He has over 32 years of experience of successfully building and running large businesses, and in leading strong pan India teams and mentoring their growth. He started his career in Human Resources from campus with the Indian Hotels Company and then moved on to start his own venture in publishing & retailing. For twenty years, he has been involved in the recruitment field of which the last fifteen years have been with ABC Consultants where he has led teams pan India focusing on delivering senior management hiring solutions to clients across industry sectors. His key skills have been building and leading strong teams to achieve organizational goals. Surojit holds an MBA in Marketing and HR from Institute of Management Development & Research, Pune.

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