Chief Executive Officer
An expert in policy planning and management, Harsh is at the helm of the organisation. With an enriching experience of 30 years and having worked extensively in the social sector he brings richness of his expertise to organizational goals. With informed strategies and analytical thinking he has created a pool of research studies and membership at VANI. He has worked on the themes like environment, health, local governance, Right to Information, organizational development etc. He has also driven his energies on institutional strengthening in the field of information resource management, financial management and project cycle management. Harsh has done a tremendous amount of work on occupational health related issues of workers in formal and informal sector.
Nivedita Datta has professional experience of over two decades of working with both - corporate and social/development sector. She holds a degree in Economics from the University of Delhi and a post-graduation diploma in Business Administration. She has worked extensively in the social sector for the last decade and a half in the areas of disability, education, women empowerment, disaster management and emergency preparedness, family planning and maternal health. She has handled different portfolios in leading not for profit organisations including NCPEDP (National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People) Oxfam India, FICCI (where she handled prestigious assignments like organising of FICCI-Businessworld CSR Awards).
Arjun is associated with Voluntary Action Network India (VANI) since 2014 and looks at the external environment of civil society that comes to include policy analysis of regulatory regime ,capacity building of CSOs , amplifying narrative of the sector, south-south cooperation and global development issues related to increasing the space for civil society participation in multilateral forums. He completed his schooling from Mount St Mary's, Delhi Cantt, graduation from Rajdhani College, Delhi University and holds a post graduation degree in Mass Communication from Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, New Delhi. His hobbies include reading, listening to western classical music and he occasionally plays the bass and acoustic guitar for recreation.
Ravi has been working in VANI since April 2013 as Accounts Officer. He is a Commerce Graduate from Delhi University and CS Executive and has an experience of working in the sector for 11 years.
Mamta, Programme Secretary, joined in 2017 and handles HR related activities in VANI. She has hands-on experience in assistance on HR management, counselling and conducting training programs.
Dhiraj works as Facility Supervisor in VANI and has been part of the organisation since December 2011. He holds a graduate degree from IGNOU.
Holding a bachelor’s degree in Dentistry from Indraprastha Dental College and Hospital, and a post- graduation degree in Public Health from Amity University. Dr. Pallavi Rekhi has a varied experience of working in the development sector since the past three years. She has been previously associated with organisations like MOHAN Foundation and FIAPO, working on areas ranging from deceased organ donation and animal rights, and is now associated with VANI in the capacity of a Programme Officer. Being skilled and trained as a dentist, she has also been practicing dentistry since the past one year in a charitable institution.
Neha has been working in VANI since February 2021 , as a Account Assistant. she was completed her Graduation from Delhi University(bharati college) in 2019 and currently doing M.COM form IGNOU University. she has good knowledge in general accounting, file management, and data entry.