Ali Mashraf

Junior Program Analyst, Bangladesh

Ali is completing his LLB (Honors) from the Department of Law, University of Dhaka. Working as a Junior Legal Analyst, he oversees the transactional projects of iProbono in Bangladesh and is helping to expand its network there.  

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

Legal Analyst, 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 Analyst, 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

Legal Analyst, 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.

Bilal Ikram

Junior Program Analyst, India

A graduate of NALSAR, Hyderabad, Bilal is a lawyer who is closely involved in providing legal support to iProbono’s litigation and research projects. His areas of interest include criminal law and constitutional theory.

Binita Modi

Relationship 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.

Chintan Chandrachud


A lawyer in Quinn Emanuel's London office, Chintan heads iProbono's public and administrative law projects. His academic credentials include a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge on Judicial Review in India and UK.

Deeksha Gujral

Senior Program & Advocacy Analyst

A human rights lawyer with experience in civil and criminal litigation as well as refugee law, Deeksha facilitates collaborations between the programs and advocacy teams and oversees case management in India.

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 UK. In the past, she has been a Trustee of various charities and the Chair of The Bell Education Trust.

Emma Day


A sociologist, innovator, and a British human rights lawyer, Emma specialises in Access to Justice, Child Rights, and the Right to Health. Her role involves developing iProbono's network in the Southeast Asia region.

Gitanjali Prasad

Advocacy Lead

A legal researcher and social worker by training, Gitanjali leads the advocacy work at iProbono. Her prior focus has been on access to legal justice for excluded groups and running programs with the homeless community in Delhi.

Himani Gupta


Through visual art and urban research work, Himani focuses on building inclusive spaces and communities. Her studio practice explores cities, spaces, politics, material and travel, aimed at strengthening communities and education.

Karuvaki Mohanty

Program Analyst, India

After graduating from National Law University Odisha, Karuvaki worked in the development sector in the area of health and environment for over 5 years. At iProbono, she is closely involved with litigation cases, research, and outreach.

Kaveesha Coswatte

Junior Program Analyst, 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.

Mariam Faruqi

South Asia Regional Director

With over 10 years of experience in human rights law and a social anthropology degree, Mariam leads iProbono's work across South Asia, managing programs, operations, and people.

Meenakshi Menon

South Asia Program Analyst

A lawyer specialised in human rights and transitional justice, Meenakshi plays an integral role in streamlining iProbono's South Asia work. She assists the South Asia Regional Director and the Legal Analysts on the Access to Justice Program.

Millie Hawes

Program Analyst, 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.

Mysore Prasanna

Advisor, India

A lawyer with more than 28 years of experience, Prasanna is on iProbono India's Board of Directors since 2016. He is a member of the Corporate Laws Committee of FICCI and was recognised as one of India's Top 50 lawyers in 2010.

Naima Ahmad

Legal Analyst

An Advocate at the Lahore High Court, Naima is currently developing iProbono's projects within Pakistan, along with her own law practice. Her area of expertise includes Commercial Arbitration, ADR, Human Rights and Civil Law.

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.

Priya Watwani

Program Analyst, India

A lawyer with experience in court procedures as well as corporate structures, Priya provides legal support to the litigation and transactional projects at iProbono. She is also involved in research and outreach to our partner lawyers and organisations.

Raquel Sarinho

Regional Advisor, Latin America

As Regional Coordinator for iProbono's work in Latin America, Raquel helps in mapping and implementing our network expansion strategy. Her work includes outreach to lawyers, law firms and social organisations in the region.

Richa Oberoi

Advocacy and Visual Assets Officer

A professional photographer with an eye for detail, Richa is instrumental in building iProbono's visual assets library, which captures the human element to our work. Her work also includes branding, design, social media and website management.

Roger James

Board Director, United Kingdom

Besides acting as the Global Head of Business Affairs at Syco - Simon Cowell’s production company, Roger is the Director on Board of iProbono UK. He has been involved in pro bono work for the last 8 years.

Satish Ojha

Operations Executive, India

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.

Saurabh Malik

Senior Program Consultant

An Intellectual Property lawyer and one of the first members of iProbono's team in Delhi, Saurabh has been instrumental in building our Child Rights Program from the ground up. His work includes managing projects and coordinating workshops.

Sharath Jeevan


As the Founder and CEO of STIR Education, Sharath advises iProbono on Child Rights and funding strategies. He has previously served as the CEO of GlobalGiving, and as the Head of Social Ventures at eBay, UK.

Shaveena Anam

Advisor, Bangladesh

After completing her Masters at SOAS University of London, Shaveena went on to become iProbono’s Program Analyst for Bangladesh. Her work includes identifying and enabling quality legal assistance for NGOs and social enterprises.

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, India

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.

Swathi Sukumar

Co-Founder, India

A leading IP lawyer practicing in the Supreme Court of India and Delhi High Court, Swathi co-founded iProbono India in 2011. She received her Masters degree from Columbia Law School, which she attended on a Harlan Fiske Scholarship.

Yashaswini Basu

Program Analyst, India

Apart from providing legal support to our different litigation and transactional projects, Yashaswini also focuses her interests to conduct legal research and engage with communications and outreach programs with our partner organisations and lawyers.

Zhooben Bhiwandiwala

Head of Advisory Council, India

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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