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We have a small but dynamic and passionate team that believes in the causes we work for  

Mr. Sandip Mookerjee

Managing Director

Mr. Mookerjee, is a professional with over three decades experience in various corporates in the general insurance sector, in public and private enterprises / MNCs, having served in  leadership levels. He has wide exposure in People Management, Human Resources, Learning & Development, Insurance Underwriting, Sales etc.. During his career,  Mr. Mookerjee has shouldered various responsible assignments, in Royal Sundaram Alliance Insurance Co. Ltd. and Bharti AXA General Insurance Co. Ltd., where he served as Vice President, Human Resources and was also a member of the Company’s Executive Committee.

Mr. Mookerjee’s passion to serve the poor motivated him to join the social development sector and he is currently leading the Swiss operations of the Hand in Hand group. He is  serving as Advisor, Director and also CEO of Hand in Hand Inclusive Development & Services

Ms Sahaana Sankar

Fundraising & Development Manager

Ms. Sankar carries two hats as an Electronics and Communications Engineer as well as a Management graduate from London School of Economics  and Political Science, where she specialized in marketing and strategy. She is passionate about the development sector and her stint with Hand in Hand Switzerland Association and Hand in Hand India is the first in this field.

Prior to this, Ms. Sankar has held various leadership and editorial positions during her education. She has worked with a start-up, Wimbletech in the UK for a year as the Financial and Community manager where she handled the audit, accounts and expansion strategy alongside a small team. She has also worked with the United Nations Chief Executive Board in New York. 

Mr S. Padmanabhan


Mr. S Padmanabhan has over 29 years of experience in finance planning, MIS, accounting, fund management and auditing. He has worked in various sectors, such as banks, manufacturing, pharma and microfinance.  
Mr. Padmanabhan looks after our finance and Audit functions.

Mr M. David Martin

Consultant for partnerships and fundraising

David Martin has over 15 years of experience in the operational and financial management of organisations and projects in the non-profit sector. He studied financial management at the HEC business school in Lausanne (Switzerland) before exploring various sectors and cultures. He worked in Latin America as a consultant in the field of microfinance and subsequently with numerous non-profit organisations in Switzerland such as euforia and Collaboratio Helvetica. His involvement in financial management led him to develop strong know-how of the fundraising process.

His life path and professional experiences within so-called liberated organisations have enabled him to align his professional activity with his personal aspirations and values, meaning that he brings to his work not only technical skills but also a work ethic and a passion for causes that enable positive change in society.

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