Emily R Menon
“Innovaid is much more than a company … it is something we live and breathe, it is our passion and we have a strong faith in the work we do to make a difference.”
As the founder and Executive Director of Innovaid, Emily R Menon has over 12 years experience in grass roots and regional community development in both Australia and India. In 2011 Emily was selected as one of Advance’s 50 Current and Emerging Female Leaders in Australia and in 2012 was shortlisted as the ‘Global Australian of the Year’ in the Social Innovation category. Additionally she is the first woman Chair of the Australia & New Zealand Business Association in India. Emily combines her tertiary education in Public Relations, Communications, Event Management and Community Cultural Development with a personal passion for making an impact.
"I am excited by strategic thinking and how it can shape the impact of Development sector organisations."
Nandita has over 25years experience in the development, corporate and education sectors in India. Her speciality areas include strategy and fundraising where she has played senior roles at Charities Aid Foundation and Concern India Foundation. In her role at Innovaid, she led many HNI Foundation Strategies, along with a Fundraising Feasibility and Strategy to raise $150million to tackle TB, HIV/Aids and Malaria in India. In her corporate career, she was a Brand Manager at the United Colours of Benetton and later became a lecturer at Symbiosis University in Marketing and Branding. She brings a very strategic mindset and depth of experience to Innovaid.
“Innovaid has pioneered CSR consulting; providing me with a great opportunity to be at the forefront of this space. Exciting times indeed!”
Cristiana is a Corporate Social Responsibility specialist, bringing a wealth of enthusiasm, skill and experience to Innovaid. With a bachelor’s degree in Business & International Finance and an MBA in CSR, her career covers a diverse range of experience in corporate and non-profit organizations across Europe and the US. Originally from Italy, Cristiana started her career in New York where she worked as a Global Development Manager for ATD Quart Monde, a major French NGO with Consultative Status with the United Nations. Additionally, she worked as CR Index/ Ethical Supply Chain Assessor with Business in the Community in London, where she was part of a strategic team assisting UK companies improve their CR performance across a diverse range of areas and sectors. Her experience spans 3 continents and her work has been implemented across Europe, Africa, the Americas and Asia.
"I have grown so much, both personally and professionally, as part of the Innovaid Family. Having been a part of its growth story, I'm excited about the future of the company."
She holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the HR College of Commerce & Economics, Mumbai. Hanifa has a lovely 8 year old daughter and it is a great pleasure when she gets to bring her in our office.