Mr. Alay Barah is the Director at ICCSPL. He leads the strategy and planning component along with overseeing the effective implementation of the organization’s initiatives. Prior to heading ICCSPL, Mr. Barah was the CEO of Reach India. With 3 decades of experience in the government and the non-profit sector, he has his expertise in strategic planning, social enterprise development, livelihood, microfinance health, agri-value chain development, participatory monitoring and evaluation and human resource development. Alay brings in inimitable skills in entrepreneurship and leadership, having worked with organizations such as Freedom from Hunger USA as Country Director, American India Foundation as Director of Livelihoods Programs, and RashtriyaGramin Vikas Nidhi as Director of Operations.
Mr. Barah has masterminded the concept of Centre of Excellence for Agriculture & Agri-allied Enterprises at Guwahati to promote and facilitate the farmer communities and to bring a green revolution through the CoE.
Alay holds a master’s degree in Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Science, Mumbai. He has served as Senior Fellow at The Institute of Policy Studies, John Hopkins University, in 2001 under its International Philanthropy Fellows Program. He was also awarded a Ford Motor Company International Fellowship in 2010 as a community leader.
Monalisha Mushahary is the Manager of Production and Promotion. She is B.Ed. and Masters in History with over 10+ years of teaching along with experience in Market Research, monitoring, building beneficial customer relationships and working on various marketing projects. Also, a seasoned trainer on spice harvesting, tailoring, weaving, art and craft. Monalisha has experienced and adequate knowledge on brand development, promotion and design.
Bachelor’s in Social work from St. Edmund’s College, shillong; Masters in Social Work with honours in Management of Development Organisations from Assam Don Bosco University .Worked for a Year as Youth Mentor & Event Planner at Don Bosco Youth Centre, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh for a year and volunteering at Jharna Foundation as Program & Intern Coordinator. Have experience in working for youth engagement, PWDs and children, women groups and tribal communities.
As a senior operation professional with over 27 years of experiences, He has worked in manufacturing of food and beverages, field management of agricultural plantation crop – Tea, palm Oil and bamboo plantation & processing and & nutrition food industries. In addition to factory operation and processing, warehouses, value chain & supply chain operation is one of key role. He was associated with Government’s (both Assam & Central Govt.) sponsored infrastructural development project for bamboo artisan and entrepreneurs of Assam.
He is a graduate Engineer in Agricultural Engineering and Post Graduate Diploma (Hons)in Management (International Business). Prior to ICCSPL, he was associated with TCPL as General Manager (Plant Head) & worked in Indore Packing station in Madhya Pradesh for TATA TEA. Currently working in ICCSPL in a capacity of Business Development Manager for branding-“Satyavati”, packaging, sourcing, procurement, supply chain and marketing.
Ms. Aditi Datta works with ICCSPL in the capacity of a Senior Manager, Research & Communications. She holds an M. Phil in Political Science from the Centre of Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. She has more than two decades of work experience and has worked in different capacities as researcher, campaigner, networker in the field of media, gender, police reforms amongst others. Her hobbies include reading and exploring old places in India.
Experienced in handling Accounting/Management indecently for different sector of business such as Agricultural/ Manufacturing/ Supply Chain and others. He also facilitates financing for enterprises from banks & other NBFCs. His other core areas of expertise are preparation of DPR, Project Management, Financial Planning and Liasoning with investors, banks and NBFCs.
He also has expertise in preparation of legal documents for enterprises for various compliances and has been associated with industries from the North East for the last 14 years. Currently working with ICCSPL in the capacity of Finance Specialist.
He is a Masters of Commerce (Finance) and also a Masters of Business Administration (Finance).
Amitav Dutta has over 18 years of cross functional experience in areas of Startup & Entrepreneurship Development, Project Management, Strategic Business Planning, and Sales & Marketing Management. He has successfully led the North Eastern Entrepreneurship & Startup Summit (NERES) funded by North East Council (NEC) and implemented by Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship. He also implemented the North East Region Biotechnology Biotechnology Programme Management Cell (NER-BPMC) under the Department of Biotechnology, Govt of India during the initial stages. Amitav is an MBA from UQ Business School, University of Queensland and B.Sc (Agriculture) from Assam Agricultural University.
Ms. Nirju Bharali works with ICCSPL in the capacity of a Program Director. She comes with more than 20 years of work experience and extensive knowledge of working with Assam MahilaSamata Society (AMSS). She has her expertise in the areas of holistic empowerment of rural marginalized women, life skill education for adolescents, child rights and protection, institution building of women and rights, livelihood promotion, thrift and credit and proposal development, policy influencing, working with the small farmers, especially women farmers and helping them to develop their social enterprise; Nutrition security for women and child. At ICCSPL, Nirju upholds Partner and Grant Management, Resource Mobilization, Program Development, and Program Implementation.
Nirju holds a post-graduate degree in Sociology from Dibrugarh Univesity, post-graduate diplomas in Human Resource Management, and Social Welfare &Labour Welfare, and a diploma in Business Administration .
She has 3+ years of work experience in the field of Biotech Research and Handloom and Handicraft promotion. She has significant clinical research experience in In-vitro Hypoglycemic Evaluation, Phytochemical Assessment, Gold Nano Synthesis of Medicinal Plant and screening Cytotoxic Effect of Oxidized Cleavage Products of Carotenoids in Colon Cancer Cells. Before joining ICCo, she was associated with IQVIA, Bangalore, Karnataka. She has a good grasp of Clinical Research, Clinical Data Management (Data Validation), preparing Proposals/Concept Note, DSR for donors, Resource Mobilization for product promotion, Content Marketing and PR strategies. She has a Master Degree in Biotechnology from Bangalore University.
Mr.Sourav Mohanty works with ICCSPL in the capacity of Manager Program Finance. He has expertise in the areas of financial planning, maintaining periodical financial reports, and working closely with partners for maintaining financial records. Prior to joining ICCSPL, Sourav was associated with Ekutir Global, Analysis Publishing Pvt Ltd.
Sourav holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) in Total Quality Management from the University of Sikkim Manipal University, and a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Finance from Ravenshaw University.
Ms. Sneha Srivastava works with ICCSPL in the capacity of Manager- Human Resource. In her current role, she is responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating the human resource and administrative function of the organization and serves as a link between employees and the management. She comes with 12 years of experience working with key private and development sector organizations. Her areas of expertise include recruitment and selection, employee relations, training, and development. Sneha is a fine blend of critical and analytical thinking. Sneha holds an MBA degree in Human Resource and International Business.