senior leadership team


Chief Executive Officer

Nisha has been working on poverty, inequality and development issues for nearly three decades. She has been the CEO of Oxfam India since its inception in March 2008. Prior to that, she has worked with the World Bank on development issues for 18 years. Nisha has extensive experience of working in countries in East Asia (Cambodia, Vietnam and Indonesia) and East Africa (Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda). She has a Doctorate in Economics from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. She has also worked as a Research Economist at the Impact Research Centre, University of Melbourne, Australia.

Rina soni

Director, Marketing and Strategic Partnerships

Rina is a financial sector professional with over 18 years of experience in sales and business development, strategic planning and marketing, across the 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 Co. Ltd. and has been well recognised for her contributions in the many roles she assumed 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.

Ranu Bhogal

Director, Policy, Research and 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 Postgraduate Diploma in Rural Management from IRMA (Institute of Rural Management Anand). She is a Hubert Humphrey Fulbright fellow.

Satya Prakash

Director Operations

He has more than 28 years of experience of which 16 years have been in the Development Sector, with organisations 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 Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) packages.

Pankaj Anand

Director Programmes & Advocacy

Pankaj has over two decades of rich and varied experience in the development sector. His career has spanned programme management, evidence-based advocacy, knowledge management, development communication and resource mobilisation in India and South Asia. He has also 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 of these within a rightsbased framework. He has extensively engaged with the government, citizens groups and donors.