CEO, Charities Aid Foundation India
Meenakshi Batra is an accomplished and widely recognized professional with over 30 years of experience in International Development, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and not-for-profit sector. Her skills include a wide range of development sector approaches, institutional donor programme management, organizational development and management, and budget and strategic planning. Meenakshi has served in various leadership roles with international development and humanitarian agencies in South and Southeast Asia. In addition, she has successfully led large country programmes in India, Afghanistan, and Indonesia working with leading international development NGOs.
Currently, Meenakshi is the CEO of Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) India, which is part of a Global Alliance of CAF organizations. Operational in India for the past 18 years, CAF India focuses on promoting ‘giving’ in India. It has a robust system for end-to-end CSR management, including a well-recognized corporate advisory, NGO due diligence, and programme implementation portfolio. CAF India supports all causes and some of its key focus areas include education, health, water, environment, livelihood, women, children and disability. It has one of the largest and most dynamic payroll-giving programme in India, customised to the donor’s need for maximum impact. She has successfully led the organization to triple the size of philanthropic funding for the not-for-profit sector and has put in place a dynamic team to focus on the future growth of philanthropy in India.