The Hunger Project is pleased to announce that Neera Nundy, Co-Founder at Dasra in India, has been appointed as a member of our Global Board of Directors.
Ms. Nundy plays a leading role in bringing leadership, managerial skills, knowledge and critical analysis driving collaborative action to accelerate social change in India. She is currently focused on scaling impact in specific fields such as empowering adolescents, improving urban sanitation and strengthening democracy and governance. She initiated and led the launch of the Dasra Social Impact Program, a first-of-its-kind executive education program for over 730 social sector leaders in India; she has supported the analysis of over 68 Dasra sector reports in education, health and livelihoods; and she has guided the assessments of over 2,000 non-profits enabling over $60 million of funding for hundreds of social enterprise philanthropists and corporates.
Ms. Nundy holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School. She is an Indian Leadership Initiative Fellow with the Aspen Institute and was an elected executive committee member of the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs. She is a recipient of the Canadian Governor General’s Medallion for her dedication to addressing the persistent challenges of poverty in India and has also been awarded the Forbes Philanthropy Award in the “Crossover Leaders” category for 2014. Ms. Nundy is also on the advisory boards of SNEHA, Mann Deshi and the Jyoti Development Trust.
“We are thrilled to welcome Ms. Nundy’s leadership on The Hunger Project’s Global Board,” shared Sheree Stomberg, chair of the organization’s Governance, Nominating and Human Resources Committee and Global Head of Citi Shared Services and the Citi Service Center Network. “Her ability to lead large-scale social change initiatives across sectors will be a huge asset and will offer valuable insights for our work to end hunger worldwide.”