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Nisha Dhawan

Senior Program Officer for India & Regional Advisor, Asia
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    Languages Spoken: English, Hindi, Dutch

Nisha Dhawan is the Senior Program Officer for India responsible for developing and managing grantee partnerships and other programmatic initiatives in India. In her role as Regional Advisor for Asia, Nisha engages in the representation of EMpower in the region, capacity-building within Asia through workshops and technical assistance and the cross-pollination of learnings within the region. Prior to joining Empower Nisha worked at Abt Associates in New Delhi as a gender and market linkages specialist on a USAID funded project – examining food, agriculture and rural market systems. However, Nisha began her career working in Equities Compliance at Deutsche Bank and Barclays Capital where she managed the Banks relationship with regulators and exchanges. Nisha has a Master’s degree in Gender, Development and Globalization from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Bachelor’s degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada in International Politics and Women’s Studies; she is currently pursuing her PhD in Sociology at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. She is based in Delhi.

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Marta Cabrera

President

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Cynthia Steele

Executive Vice President

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Lee Takakjian

Marketing & Communications Director

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Ciara Masterson

Development Manager

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Nisha Dhawan

Senior Program Officer for India & Regional Advisor, Asia

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Neha Broota

UK Development & Engagement Manager

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Theodoros Chronopoulos

Senior Program Officer for Africa

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Caitlin Mitchell

Program and Evaluation Officer

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Gritt Richter

Senior Program Officer for East & Southeast Asia

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Carmen Morcos

Senior Program Officer for Latin America

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Jayanthi Pushkaran

Assistant Program Officer for India

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Shelbi Goldman

Global Operations Manager

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Kayla Kohlenberg

Development and Communications Specialist

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Filiz Bikmen

Senior Program Officer for Turkey

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Wilson Ventura

Controller

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Jacqueline Chen

Hong Kong Development and Engagement Manager

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Ailsa Cheung

Development and Operations Assistant

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Blandine West

UK Development and Communications Assistant

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