Nishma inputs on strategic planning, implementation methodologies and the wider growth of Shiva Foundation.
She joined in 2014 to build the foundation strategy and team because she was excited about the opportunity to work on something new from scratch as well as to build the capacity of others tackling human trafficking in the U.K.. Nishma practises yoga and enjoys exploring maps of the world.
Gabriella is our Communications Coordinator, responsible for executing and monitoring our communications strategies. She manages our social media accounts, writes press releases, newsletters and blog posts, and conducts outreach to organisations and individuals. Gabriella joined Shiva Foundation at the start of 2021 as a volunteer, excited to join the fight against exploitation and make sustainable long-term change, and became a full-time employee in October that year. In her spare time she practices yoga and Pilates, paints, and continues to develop her Spanish language skills.
Sian is responsible for the management and direction of Shiva Foundation’s projects as well as the implementation of the organisation’s strategy. She joined in August 2016, after working on anti-trafficking and access-to-justice programmes for an NGO in Cambodia. Aside from being passionate about the issue of exploitation, what really drew her to Shiva Foundation was that it was an organisation that seemed set on putting itself out of business by fixing the problems it was trying to address. Sian has lived in 7 different countries and she has met Prince Charles while dressed as a WWI nurse.
Dami is our Senior Program Manager, responsible for leading on programme priorities across Shiva. She joined Shiva Foundation in 2022 from a background developing equality and education programmes in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. She is excited to be joining the fight against human tracking in the UK.
In her free time Dami enjoys swimming and painting.
Meenal founded Shiva Foundation with her husband in 2015 as when they heard the horrors of child sex trafficking, they felt compelled as parents to try make a difference. Meenal is also a local councillor in Hertsmere and a mother of two young boys. She loves travelling, cooking and yoga and continues to mentor young people and serve social causes that are close to her heart both here and in India.
Rishi studied Economics at Cambridge and graduated to work as a derivatives trader at Lehman Brothers. In 2003, Rishi founded Shiva Hotels and in 2015, as Shiva Hotels was growing, he founded Shiva Foundation. As a father of two, Rishi was deeply moved by the issue of child trafficking in particular and wanted to dedicate his resources to tackling this challenge. He firmly believes that his hotel business is an innovative tool to address the issue of human trafficking globally.
Dominic, a graduate and alumni at Shannon College of Hotel Management with over 25 years hotel experience. It is Dominic’s passion to be part of a human rights led purpose change within the hotel industry. His varied experience across all hotel sectors, business launch patterns and strive for service excellence across the industry will add an invaluable level of challenge and scrutiny to our work at Shiva Foundation.
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