Soumitra Ghosh

Founder CEO-CSO Partners

Delhi, India

CSO Partners

1500 /30mins

Short Biography

Soumitra is an entrepreneurial leader with more than two decades of experience in social sector. He is a thought leader of Civil Society development and responsible business practices. Soumitra’s innovative ideas and transforming initiatives are enriched with insights drawn from his intensive work ranging from grassroots to the international level. Soumitra has served CRS-India as the Assistant Country Representative (Program Quality) and CCF-India as National Program Director. In 2008, Soumitra launched CSO Partners, an initiative for strengthening the civil society organizations and to promote responsible business practices in India. .CSO Partners have incubated numerous innovative ideas to develop viable initiatives which are instrumental for transforming the social and business sector, has created strong platforms to build business-CSO partnership in the inclusive growth process and created several good examples of responsible business practices and business social responsibilities. In search for new challenges, Soumitra has phased over from CSO Partners in 2015. Presently, he is working as a consultant to Save the Children International to help their Afghanistan Country program in organizational restructuring.

Experience

Founder and CEO, CSO Partners

Mar 2008 to Present

Founder and CEO

Program Director, CCF-India

Apr 2005 to Feb 2008

Head of Child development program spread over 15 states with 80+ NGO partners

Assistant Country Representative-PQ , CRS India

Dec 2001 to Dec 2004

Managed $ 29 million diverse programs in 16 Indian States Took lead role in organizational restructuring

Education

MSW, Social Work, Visva-Bharati

Jan 1987 to Jan 1992

Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work

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