Handle a variety of challenging global health, development sector, corporate social responsibility (CSR), communications and advocacy projects (including HIV/AIDS, pandemic/emergency preparedness issues, sexual and reproductive health), news and journalism, public relations and media consulting assignments around the world -- helping established platforms strengthen their processes and products, or helping launch and manage NGOs, channels, websites and programs across the spectrum.
UN Population Fund (UNFPA) Asia-Pacific Regional Office, Bangkok
(2015 - present)
Roy Wadia Consultants, Vancouver (Communications/Advocacy/Program Management: UN, NGOs, private sector)
(2009 - 2015)
Heroes AIDS Project, Mumbai (2010-2013)
Consulting Executive Director
British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, Vancouver, Canada (2006 - 2009)
Director of Communications
World Health Organization (WHO), Beijing, China (2003 - 2006)
Communications, Advocacy, Media Relations / Spokesman.
Cable News Network (CNN)(1990 - 2002)
Senior Producer, CNN International;
Supervising/Executive Producer, CNN's Asia-Pacific news programmes;
Director of Integration/Convergence: CNN and CNN.com
BA in Psychology/English Literature and MBA in Marketing (Bombay). MA in Journalism (Univ. of Georgia, USA).
Specialties: Serving as an NGO management, corporate social responsibility and communications/advocacy lead for international, government-affiliated and non-governmental organizations (e.g. WHO, UNFPA, Heroes AIDS Project, BC Centre for Disease Control/Canada).
Newsroom management (producing news/feature programmes, supervising newsroom staff). Helping launch news channels (creating programming; integrating personnel and technology; training writers/producers/anchors).
Excellent writer/reporter/producer (TV/print/Internet).