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Tanya Raj
Assistant Director , Financial Services
Bengaluru, Karnataka
Senior communications specialist and business development manager with 14 years of experience in managing global projects and driving campaign strategies. Solid experience in stakeholder management and building excellent partnerships. My key skills are project management, marketing communications, team management and business development.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Administration, HR, Management, Accounting/Finance
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy
  • Communications, IT, Media, Knowledge Management, Editor
  • Fundraising, Business Development, Grants Writer
  • Private Sector, Corporate Social Responsibility
Professional Experience:
Please accept this as a statement of my interest for an opportunity within the development sector. After having spent close to 15 years in the corporate world, I am now seeking roles within the development sector with a focus of adding value to the communities around me and to be able to contribute to a cause. I feel I am at a juncture where I want to align my increasing need for being connected with the communities along with putting my skills to use that I have developed over the years.

In small ways, I have been able to devote my time and skills to NGOs where I am currently volunteering as a social media manager for the National chapter of Multiple Sclerosis Society of India (MSSI), helping in their advocacy efforts. Apart from this, I have also been involved in various weekend projects with local NGOs and contribute in areas of communication and operations. My key interests lie in the areas of social welfare (women and children) and environment conservation.

In my most current role, I have been involved in business development activities for my firm. Previously, I have served within team & project management and marketing communication roles. In these capacities, I have interacted with stakeholders, both internally and externally. Even though I have operated in the corporate environment throughout, I believe that this very experience of undertaking complex assignments and meeting tight deadlines with a disciplined approach is one of my key strengths.

A brief description of some of my key competencies are listed below:

• Marketing and Communications: I have been involved in marketing efforts in both my previous and current roles for the purposes of business development. This has required me to be extensively involved with ideation of campaigns, creation of marketing collaterals, press releases, and working with sales personnel. I have been able to lend these skills along with an acquired skill of social media marketing for my pro-bono work as well, for MSSI.

• Project Management: This role has progressively required me to be at the forefront of leading global and regional projects, that involve stakeholder management, implementation and execution in tight timeframes and prompt reporting & postings to senior management. I have been involved with allocation of resources, procurement of data, creation of project plans and roadmaps, and the final execution.

• Risk Management: As part of the compliance team, risk management and mitigation are the core principles that I have worked with. I have been involved with creation of policies and procedures that have been implemented on a firmwide level. I have led efforts for regulatory implementations as well as social media compliance oversight groups.

• Stakeholder Management: Serving as the line compliance officer for the India businesses, I provided advisory services to the business along with managing the firm’s interactions with the regulators. Dealing with regulators and maintai
Education:
I hold a Bachelor of Business Management in Marketing. I was a rank-holder, part of the cultural society and served as an event coordinator at college level fests.
Affiliations and Achievements:
?Community Involvement
January 2019 – Till Date
Social Media Manager • Volunteer • Multiple Sclerosis Society of India (MSSI)

? Managing the Facebook page for the National chapter of MSSI, focusing on driving engagement and patient sign-ups.
? Responsible for the strategy and execution of events such as India MS Day and World MS Day.
? Contributed to Bangalore chapter’s volunteer activities by organizing photography exhibitions, arrangement of celebrity engagements to raise awareness, writing press releases, etc.
? Coordinating with 8 chapters through India to maintain consistency in the messaging and tone for the target audience and to increase advocacy efforts.
? Within 1 month of managing the page and without any ad-spend, increased Page Likes by 757%, Post Reach by 7,406%, Page Followers by 567% and Post Engagements by 6,711%.
2008 – 2017
Community Teamworks • Team Captain/Volunteer • Various

? Acted as a team captain for a project aimed at educational activities for the young at-risk street children of Bosco Mane.
? Participated in volunteer capacities for organisations such as Kutumba, Vatsalya Charitable Trust, Asha Jeevan, Indira Gandhi International Academy, and Asha Niketan FMR India.

? Leadership, People Management, Education
? Currently serving as the head of forensic testing vertical within the compliance division, responsible for team creation and training efforts.
? Served as a member of Management and Risk Committees, involved in strategic discussions related to business and hiring strategies, business continuity, and people development initiatives.
? Spearheaded the creation of a global forensic investigation program and team, which covered various compliance issues and time-sensitive investigations.
o Established and trained a full-fledged team within the 1st year of the program launch.
? Managed a team of 11 individuals and was responsible for their everyday task management, performance reviews, career management, and skills development.

? Business Development, Communications, Projects
? Responsible for business development and creation of a new vertical for the firm.
o Signed the 1st client contract worth USD 100,000 within 3 months of joining the firm.
? Spearheaded production of financial promotions in 11 languages for ~50 funds across various shareclasses.
o Expanded the language coverage from 5 to 11 within the 1st year of joining the team.
? Served as regional lead for numerous pillars of the process, providing advisory and guidance to colleagues and business stakeholders.
? Acted as a line compliance officer for India businesses providing guidance on regulatory enquiries and client complaints.
? Maintained excellent relationships with clients, regulators, business associates and vendors to ensure timely delivery.
? Instrumental in ideation of in-depth product/market analytics and cross border competitor analysis to increase sales.
? Acted as global lead for working groups focused on ongoing risk assessments and mitigation.
? Led global automation projects as business representative for technology collaborations to build analytical tools for data optimization.

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    Years of Experience:
    10-15 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Bachelors
    Languages:
    English, Hindi, Bengali, French, Spanish
    Nationality:
    Indian
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