Abhishek Yadav

Social Worker, India

A social worker who has worked with children in need of care and protection (CNCP) in Child Care Institutions (CCIs) for over 1.5 years, Abhishek is part of our psychosocial support team in New Delhi.

Aishwarya Sinha

Social Worker, India

A social worker with over 2 years of field and professional experience working with children in need of care and protection (CNCP) as well as children in conflict with law (CCL), Aishwarya is responsible for our psychosocial support work in New Delhi.

Aritha Wickramasinghe

Country Representative and Equality Law Director, Sri Lanka

Having spearheaded several global initiatives promoting equality and human rights throughout his career, Aritha leads iProbono’s Equality Law work. He ranked #1 in the Financial Times Outstanding list of Top 30 LGBT Future Leaders.

Arpeeta Shams Mizan

Senior Legal Officer, Bangladesh

Apart from active involvement in expanding iProbono’s work in Bangladesh, Arpeeta is also a professor at the University of Dhaka. She is an LLM graduate from Harvard Law School, she works on Human Rights, Colonial Legal History, and Refugee Law.

Bandana Upreti

Junior Program Officer, Nepal

A lawyer with a specialisation in Commercial Law, Bandana provides legal support to the strategic litigation & transactional projects at iProbono, Nepal. She is also involved in research and outreach to our partner lawyers and organisations.

Barun Ghimire

Senior Legal Officer, Nepal

As a human rights lawyer in Nepal, Barun is instrumental in developing iProbono’s work in the country. He handles human rights violations and public interest litigation cases before the Nepal Supreme Court, working alongside LAPSOJ.

Binita Modi

Operations Director

With over 13 years experience of working in the legal and charity sector, Binita plays a crucial role in fostering relations with iProbono’s key stakeholders and overseeing our operations. Her role also involves working closely with iProbono's UK office.

Danyal Anwar Khan

Program Officer, Pakistan

Danyal is a law graduate and is currently serving as a Program Officer in Pakistan. Previously, he served as the provincial coordinator for Punjab with the Huqooq-e-Pakistan project. He has also worked at the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan.

Deeksha Gujral

India Program Director

Deeksha leads iProbono’s programs work in India and oversees case management. A human rights lawyer who studied law at Cambridge University, Deeksha has experience in civil and criminal litigation as well as refugee law.

Douglas Peniston

Board Director, United Kingdom

A Chartered Accountant with 37 years experience, Douglas has been a Trustee of iProbono since its inception. He is also the Operations Director and member of the Board at Fieldfisher LLP, a European law firm which supports iProbono.

Ellen Fleming

Chair, Board of Trustees, United Kingdom

A retired solicitor, Ellen is iProbono's Board of Directors Chair in the UK. In the past, she has been a Trustee of various charities and the Chair of The Bell Education Trust.

Jalila Haider

Pakistan Country Representative

A human rights attorney and political activist, Jalila was named in BBC's 100 Women of 2019 and chosen as an International Woman of Courage by the United States Department of State in 2020.

Karuvaki Mohanty

Senior Program Officer, India

A lawyer with experience in health and environment law, Karuvaki is responsible for iProbono's housing rights work. She also manages our work in providing legal support to NGOs, and handles our child sexual abuse case work in Rajasthan.

Kaveesha Coswatte

Program Officer, Sri Lanka

An LLB graduate from the University of Peradeniya, Kaveesha specialised in International Law and Human Rights. Her work in Sri Lanka as Program Analyst focuses on building iProbono’s presence through outreach programs and assisting litigation.

Madhulika T.

Program Officer, India

A lawyer with prior experience in litigation, Madhulika manages iProbono’s case work in Bengaluru and Mumbai. Her areas of interest include labour law, criminal law and the intersection of law with political economy.

Mariam Faruqi

Managing Director

Mariam leads iProbono's programs and governance globally. A lawyer with a focus on social justice in South Asia and the UK, she is Trustee at Reunite, international centre for child abduction and on the development board of the Royal Drawing School.

Millie Hawes

Program Officer, UK

With a Law degree, and experience in both legal and charity sectors, Millie works on iProbono's projects in the UK engaging private practice lawyers and in-house counsel to build a culture of pro bono and strengthen civil society.

Naima Ahmed

Legal Officer, Pakistan

Naima is the Legal Officer in Pakistan for iProbono and is an Advocate at the Lahore High Court. She is currently developing iProbono's in-country projects along with her law practice. Her area of expertise includes commercial arbitration, ADR, human rights and civil law matters.

Narayan Gopalan

UX Developer

A user-experience designer, Narayan focuses on iProbono’s website design and functioning. He has worked with iProbono since 2011, starting with the initial website, and continuing to re-design and develop the current site.

Nimisha Menon

Program Officer, India

With over 5 years of litigation experience in the courts across Delhi, Nimisha works on iProbono's trial court litigation. She brings her expertise in child protection laws in her work representing children in need of care and protection, and our advocacy efforts.

Nupur Grover

Program Officer, India

A lawyer with experience in working with the Child Welfare Committee and the Juvenile Justice Board, Nupur provides legal support in iProbono’s trial court litigation work. Her areas of interest and experience include women's rights and disability rights.

Krishna Aruna Sharma

Justice Leila Seth Fellow, India

Krishna is a lawyer with experience working in the field of human rights. He gained experience working on the ground during his time as a Goonj Fellow. He joined iProbono as a Justice Leela Seth Fellow 2021-2023.

Priya Watwani

Senior Program Officer, India

A lawyer with experience in court procedures and corporate structures, Priya manages our training, capacity building and outreach work. She also supports our child rights social impact litigation and oversees internal case management.

Radhika Saxena

Program Manager, South Asia

A lawyer with experience in women's rights litigation, research, and advocacy, Radhika plays an integral role in streamlining iProbono's South Asia work. She assists the Managing Director and supports the work of in-country legal staff.

Raju Prasad Chapagai

ESCR Fellowship Advisor, Nepal

Raju Prasad Chapagai is a constitutional and human rights lawyer based in Nepal. He worked with Amnesty International as a researcher, specialising in transitional justice and ESCR. He has also advised OHCHR-Nepal on the rule of law and transitional justice. He is the founding chairperson of the Justice and Rights Institute.

Richa Oberoi

Senior Advocacy Officer

A professional photographer, Richa builds iProbono's visual library, capturing the human element of our work. She also creates educational videos, works on advocacy campaigns, and manages our contact database and website.

Ritesh Poudyal

ESCR Fellow, Nepal

Ritesh Poudyal is a lawyer based in Nepal. Ritesh has represented clients on civil, criminal as well as cyber security issues. He also teaches law at Himalayan Whitehouse College and Premier College.

Roger James

Board Director, United Kingdom

Roger runs his own legal consultancy having previously been General Counsel for CBS Viacom International, Simon Cowell’s production company Syco and PRS for Music. Roger is a Director on the Board of iProbono UK.

Roshani Giri

ESCR Fellow, Nepal

A human rights and environmental lawyer, Roshani Giri is based in Nepal. She holds a Masters in Law from the University of Cambridge, specialising in international law. Her expertise includes human rights, environmental research, and public interest lawsuits.

Satish Ojha

Operations Executive

A motivated and eager-to-learn young professional, Satish handles the administrative duties at iProbono's Delhi office. As part of his role, he takes care of vendor management, invoicing and office logistics.

Saundarya Talwar

Communications Manager

With over seven years of experience in print and digital journalism, Saundarya works as the Communications Manager at iProbono. She is a postgraduate in Literature and is interested in gender, sexuality, and masculinity studies.

Shevindri Manuel

Program Manager, Sri Lanka

In addition to managing the iProbono programmes in Sri Lanka, Shevindri is an Attorney-at-Law with experience in criminal litigation who holds a master's in Justice and Criminology. Her areas of interest include gender-based violence and fundamental rights.

Shireen Irani

Founder and Executive Director

Founding iProbono in 2009, Shireen has worked in law and development across the UK, India and the US. She has been recognised by HM The Queen, the UK Prime Minister and the Asian Women of Achievement, with the Financial Times naming her 'Legal Innovator of the Year'.

Sumit Garg

Board Director

Qualified as a Lawyer and Company Secretary, Sumit has extensive experience in carrying out legal and secretarial due diligence, in both Indian and overseas companies.

Supriya Roychoudhury

Senior Manager - Research and Impact

Supriya is a policy professional with over a decade's experience in research and policy advocacy on global development and human rights. At iProbono, she provides strategic support to strengthen organisational capacity on research, monitoring, and evaluation.

Tarek Rahman

Legal Officer, Bangladesh

Tarek is an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh who handles the litigation portfolio of iProbono, focusing on its mission to enable people to access their rights. He specialises in human rights, counterterrorism, and dispute resolution.

Yamina Rizvi

Program Officer, India

A lawyer with experience in civil and criminal litigation, Yamina works on juvenile justice issues, as well as child sexual abuse cases in Rajasthan. She also supports our work in providing legal assistance to NGOs.

Zakira Rasooli

Afghanistan Country Representative

With many years of experience in Human Rights activism, Zakira is part of iProbono’s South Asia Programme with a focus on Afghanistan. Her areas of interest are conflict transformation and transitional justice.

Zaahid Aman

Communications Consultant, Sri Lanka

A civil society advocate, currently pursuing a Bachelor of Laws, Zaahid comes on board as the Communications Consultant for iProbono. His previous work was in advancing accountable governance & civil society engagement.

Zhooben Bhiwandiwala

Head of Advisory Council

Besides heading iProbono’s Advisory Council in India, Zhooben is also the Managing Director of Mahindra Partners. He has played an active part in advising iProbono's finance, legal, HR, marketing and strategic functions.

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