Neelima Khetan appointed Women on Wings board member

Neelima Khetan has joined the Women on Wings board. Neelima has over three decades of experience of working on developmental/social challenges, from both the non-profit and for-profit side.

“We are very happy and proud that Neelima has joined our board. Neelima adds tremendous value to our organization with her wealth of expertise from across the profit and nonprofit sectors,” says Maria van der Heijden, co-founder and chair of the Board of Women on Wings. “She is an experienced CSR professional with a demonstrated history of working in the philanthropy industry. We look forward to her valuable inputs that will help us to achieve our mission of co-creating 1 million jobs for women in rural India.”

Ample experience in sustainability and social impact

Neelima is a senior CSR and social sector expert with over three decades of experience in this space. Currently, she is partner of Nous Consultants, an organization that co-designs and co-executes strategic and long-lasting solutions for social impact. Prior to this, she has been the Group CSR Head for Vedanta Group, Vice President CSR for Hindustan Zinc, Director of CSR and Sustainability for Coca-Cola India and Southwest Asia where she was responsible for leading the corporate CSR initiatives and embedding sustainability within the companies’ operations.

Before joining these companies, she had different roles in the nonprofit sector. She was India Country Director of American India Foundation, Chief Executive of Seva Mandir and Acting Director of the Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA). She graduated from the Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University and then did masters in rural management from IRMA. She is the recipient of the Lakshmipat Singhania-IIM Lucknow National Leadership Award (2006) and the Maharana Mewar Award (2007).

Neelima says, “I have known Women on Wings almost from its inception as we worked together when I was heading Seva Mandir. Their mission of co-creating jobs for women in rural India is very close to my heart, and I have always been an admirer of their inspiring work. I strongly believe in their concept of sharing knowledge with social enterprises for economic development of women. I am very pleased with this new opportunity to work with Women on Wings on realizing its goals.”