Our team

Chief Executive Officer

Amitabh Behar

Amitabh is a civil society leader and former Executive Director of National Foundation for India. He is recognised for his work on governance accountability, social and economic equality, and citizen participation. He is one of the leading experts of people-centred advocacy and chairs organisational boards of Amnesty International India, Navsarjan, and Yuva NGO. He is the vice board chair of CIVICUS and also sits on the board of other organisations like Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability (CBGA), Mobile Crèche, VANI, Global Fund for Community Foundation (GFCF). Amitabh has earned M.Phil in political science from Jawahar Lal Nehru University and was also a research fellow at University Grants Commission.

Senior Leadership

Rina Soni

Director - Fundraising

Rina is a financial sector professional with over 18 years of experience in sales and business development, strategic planning and marketing across consumer finance and insurance industry. She is an Economics (Hons) graduate from Miranda House, Delhi University and an MBA from Jiwaji University. She was part of the founder's team at Max Life Insurance and has been well recognized for her contributions in the many roles she straddled within the organisation. She last worked as Vice President Marketing with Max Life Insurance Co. Ltd, Prior to this, she has also worked with Bank of Punjab and Capital Trust Limited.

Senior Leadership

Ranu Bhogal

Director - Policy, Research & Campaigns

Ranu has been working in the development sector for almost 30 years. She has extensive experience on issues related to Gender, Natural resource management, Sustainable development with a special focus on rural development. She has several years of hands on field experience of working with Dalit and Tribal communities. She has been involved in Policy analysis and dialogues on issues of rural livelihoods, environment, and forest rights. She has worked with several multilateral and bilateral donors as well as the State and Central Governments. Ranu Holds a Masters in Economics from Delhi School of Economics and a Post graduate diploma in Rural management from IRMA (Institute of Rural Management Anand). She is a Hubert Humphrey Fulbright fellow.

Director Operations

Satya Prakash

Director Operations

Satya Prakash has 28 plus years of experience of which 16 years have been in the Development Sector, with organizations such as VHAI, CARE India, CHF, ACCESS and BREAKTHROUGH. He led a large team which managed systems and procedures, putting in place policies to ensure a smooth and effective working environment. He comes with a degree in Chartered Accountancy and has vast experience of working in ERP packages.

Director - Programmes and Advocacy

Pankaj Anand

Director - Programmes and Advocacy

Pankaj is a professional with over two decades of rich, relevant and varied experience in programme management, evidence-based advocacy, knowledge management, development communication and resource mobilisation in India and South Asia. He has worked on a wide canvas of issues including Public Health, Gender, Citizen Action, Governance, Sustainable Development and the issues of Farmers and Adivasis. Pankaj has looked at all issues within a rights-based framework. He understands that engaging with the government, donors, CSOs, academia and media is the key to attaining SDGs. His own experiences of engaging with the state and central government, citizens groups as well with the donors helps bring fresh insights to Oxfam India’s work with the poor and the marginalised sections of the society.