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.

Ahona Hassan

Program Officer, Bangladesh

Ahona is a law graduate with a keen interest in human rights and social justice. She has been working to tackle gender-based violence in Bangladesh for 5 years. As the Program Officer, she aims to expand iProbono’s work in Bangladesh.

Aishwarya Sinha

Senior 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.

Amla Shejwadkar

Program Officer, India

With five years of litigation experience, Amla is a lawyer driven by her commitment to human rights and social justice. She manages iProbono's child protection casework in Mumbai.

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.

Ashvina Sinnetamby

Program Officer, Sri Lanka

Ashvina is a reading Attorney, experienced in diverse practice areas. She is a lecturer of Criminology with a longstanding interest in international humanitarian law, human rights, and criminal law. She assists in managing iProbono's mission for equal justice and legal reform in Sri Lanka.

Bandana Upreti

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

Advisor, 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.

Faizan Ahmad

Social Worker, India

A social worker who has previously worked with a Child Care Institution, Faizan specialises in working with the children in need of care and protection. He is part of the Comprehensive Care team.

Jubdatul Jabed

Program Manager, Bangladesh

They are a passionate human rights activist, whose work revolves around addressing legal barriers and ensuring the human rights of gender and sexuality-diverse communities. At iProbono, they serve as the focal point for all Bangladesh work.

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

Advocacy Officer, Sri Lanka

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

Chief Executive Officer

Mariam leads iProbono globally. A human rights lawyer with a focus on social justice in South Asia and the UK, she is Trustee at the Royal Drawing School in London and Reunite, international centre for child abduction.

Naima Ahmed

Program Officer, Pakistan

Naima is the Program 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.

Nandita Krishna

Program Officer, India

Nandita is a law graduate specialising in gender. Drawing from her experience in litigation, teaching, and advocacy, she is focused on improving access to justice for vulnerable communities. Nandita works with iProbono's Bengaluru team and is keenly interested in addressing gender-based violence, child rights, and disability rights.

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.

Nilopar Uddin

Board Director, United Kingdom

Nilopar is Head of Investment Law at the National Employment Savings Trust Corporation. Having volunteered at BRAC in Dhaka and New York, she has always held an interest in social justice. Nilopar is also a published author and is currently working on her second novel.

Nimisha Menon

Senior 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.

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

Senior 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 Chief Executive Officer and manages the in-country legal staff.

Ragini Nagpal

Junior Program Officer, India

A lawyer with rights-based litigation experience, Ragini supports iProbono's child protection litigation & advocacy efforts. She has an interest in constitutional law and in creating systems that robustly support and enable children to thrive.

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, social media 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.

Sajita Ghimire

ESCR Fellow, Nepal

Sajita Ghimire is a Kathmandu-based lawyer who is specialising in International Law and Commercial Law at Nepal Law Campus. She has conducted research on legal empowerment for the marginalised groups in society.

Salim Inamdar

Board Director, India

Salim, the Board Director of iProbono India, is an advocate with a law practice in general, civil, commercial, and infrastructure litigations. He has represented cases involving the fundamental and statutory rights before the Supreme Court.

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.

Shalanki Prasad

Justice Leila Seth Fellow, India

Shalanki is a Justice Leila Seth Fellow in the 2023 cohort. Her interests converge at the intersection of law, gender, social and criminal justice. Her areas of focus in law school were criminal law, constitutional law, and legal policy.

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 Trustee

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'.

Shivani Shinde

Program Assistant, South Asia

A postgraduate in English literature with an ardent interest in gender and resistance studies, Shivani assists the Managing Director and South Asia Program Manager with project monitoring, administrative tasks, research and writing.

Shrutika Pandey

Program Officer, India

Shrutika is a lawyer and researcher with an interest in promoting access to justice. She has over two years of experience working in criminal justice, focusing on human rights defenders, undertrial prisoners, custodial torture, and violence.

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.

Supriya Roychoudhury

Research and Impact Director

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.

Taran Khan

Program Consultant, South Asia

Taran N. Khan is a journalist and writer whose work has appeared in publications including Granta, Guernica, LitHub, Al Jazeera, The Caravan, and Himal Southasian. She is the author of Shadow City: A Woman Walks Kabul which won the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year Award and the Tata Literature Live! First Book Award.

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.

Zannatul Ferdous Borna

Advisor, Bangladesh

A human rights activist, Zannatul has worked on issues related to trafficking, migration, child protection, gender-based violence, and women empowerment. She provides strategic guidance to our Bangladesh team and serves as an advisor in the areas of program building and implementation, partnerships, advocacy, and fundraising.

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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