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“CSR Leader of India” 2017 | Mamta Saikia
COO, Bharti Foundation
“The Companies Act is well crafted; the CSR clause urges corporates to go beyond the spirit of the Act and I believe corporate houses and NGOs will find the space within the Act to support projects to bring about a substantial social change. Corporates today can play a huge role in strengthening the capacity of the NGOs, governance through knowledge sharing, technical partnerships much like business incubators that we see today”
About Mamta Saikia
One of the ‘100 Women Achievers of India’ 2015
Mamta is the Chief Operating Officer of Bharti Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bharti Enterprises. The Foundation operates across 13 states of India, impacting more than 300,000 students through 2000 schools in rural areas. Before joining Bharti Foundation, Mamta was working with CRY – Child Rights & You, where she held various prestigious positions including Member of the Management Committee, Head – Resource Mobilization and Head – Global Operations. Previous to this, she has worked extensively on the issues of disability, animal rights, women’s issues and HIV AIDS.
In addition, she has served as the Chair of SAFRG, an Indian NGO working towards training other NGOs; and has been on the Board of Resource Alliance, a UK based organization working globally in the area of capacity building.
Mamta has authored a book titled “Money matters…People Too”, which is based on the issue of self-reliance in the Indian NGO sector and was released in Germany in June 2005. She has recently been honoured in the 100 Women Achievers of India, an initiative by the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD), Govt. of India. She has also been awarded the Karmaveer Puraskaar – National Citizen Awards for Social Justice & Action for her contribution to the field of development and corporate social responsibility.
Mamta holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management.