Alokananda Chatterjee

Senior Country Program Lead , International Non-Profit organization

New Delhi, Delhi

Enterprising Leader in the CSR domain and the Development Sector with 22+ years of professional experience in Strategic Planning, Program Conceptualization, Management, Delivery and Implementation, Operational Excellence, Donor management and Key Account Relationship Management, Fund Raising, Team Building; Health and Pharmaceuticals, Education, Skill Development, Capacity Building.

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Area of Expertise:
  • Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural, Urban
  • Director, CEO, COP, President
  • Health, Doctors, Nurses, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition
  • Private Sector, Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Social, Gender, Education, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:

? An accomplished program management professional with over two decades (22+ years) of progressive and multicultural experience in achieving revenue commitments, developing return of investment assessments and leading large teams to achieve organizational objectives.
? Gained extensive experience in working with client spread across India, driving digital transformation and delivering numerous projects and programs by managing end to end product lifecycle along with revenue accountability.
? Hold credentials in setting up Project Management Office and spearheading projects right from conception to estimation, planning, tracking, managing risks, team leadership and mentoring and delivery.
? Skilled in leading all facets of business development, executing sales/presales activities, account management partner/alliances/stakeholder management and product launch & management.
? Capable of turning around opportunities with insightful exposure of appropriate principles, practices and methods to apply in all phases of assignments.
? Brings a well development of network of contact and comfortable in communicating with Top Level Executives; established benchmarks in formulating and implementing advanced technology and business solutions to meet a diversity of needs.
? Was acknowledged with numerous awards and appreciations for delivering outstanding contribution in the organization (details available on request).
? Creative problem solver, able to think logically and pay close attention to details.
Key Deliverables:
? Defined long and short-term strategic vision and spearheaded the setup of project plans to ensure the effective on-time completion of major technology initiatives.
? Involved in facilitating the best solutions involving evaluation and definition of scope of project and finalization of project requirements, planning handover, identifying end-user training needs and organizing the sessions.
? Acted as the Head of Project Management office with the accountability of prioritization and pipeline management of Change requests & Maintenance requests.
? Handled activities pertaining to resource allocation & utilization across project and built capacity among Project Managers by mentoring, supporting and providing seamless guidance to achieve operational objectives.
? Architected the Project management team and successfully researched as well as customized the PMI methodology to best suit the working model in the organizations.
? Streamlined processes and project artifacts to develop the repeatability and scalability by conceptualizing and rolling out new processes, including Incident management process, Change management process, utilization & health tracking, etc.

? Accomplished numerous projects and programs within stipulated time and allocated budget (details available on request). Built the program vertical from vision screening 2.50+ lakh communities earning less that $4 a day in 2018 to impacting 4.50+ lakh beneficiaries in 2023 by providing the gift of clear vision to 2.45+ lakh individuals with the intervention of VisionSpring eyeglasses through multiple projects in collaboration with 250+ CSR organizations and partners across the rural, peri-urban and urban landscapes in 23 states of India.
?Distributed the training on The Journey and Milestones in a Program – Project Life Cycle to both the India and the US teams.
?Acted as an integral part of the Handwashing focus groups, COVID-19 Taskforce, Program Committee meetings to drive forward the COVID-19 activities and build further on the programmatic approach and thereby strategically launch the various projects.
?Worked with Global team on the logic models of the See to Earn programs – both communities and factories.
?Worked on handwashing stations, mapping of assets with Global leads.


• MBA (Marketing & Personnel) from Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, Pune University in 2003 with 63%
• B. Pharm from Seemanta Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Utkal University in 2001 with 74%
• 12th from Modern High School for Girls, WBCHSE, Calcutta in 1995 with 62%
• 10th from Modern High School for Girls, WBBSE, Calcutta in 1993 with 67%

Affiliations and Achievements:


Other Professional Courses:
? Pharmaceutical Marketing (3 months) from APEX, a venture of Aptech Pvt. Ltd. in exclusive collaboration with Tact Training International, U.K.
? Diploma Course in Advertising Management from Institute of Communication Management
? (ICM), Bangalore
? Certificate in Selling Skills’ trainings from the British Council in 2013, Pearson VUE, Alcon and Ranbaxy
? Certificate in Human Capital Investment Planning (Level 5)’ training by Abdi ROI UK - Planning, Measurement and Reporting Results in the British Council in 2015
? Certificate in Applied Project Management’ by British Council Education and Society Centre of Excellence in February 2017
? Certificate in International Eye Health from London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in July 2020
? Certificate in True Woman Leadership Program from College of Business, Florida International University in September 2021
? Certified as the Worker Well-Being Champion in the Worker Well-being (WWB) Convening, 2018
? Diploma Course on Windows NT, Window98, MS-Office, MS-DOS, Internet Operations and Surfing from National Institute of Information Technology (NIIT), Calcutta in 1998

Significant research projects handled and paper submissions:

? Abstract selection and presentation on ‘Visual Profile and Eyeglasses Coverage Among Handloom Weavers in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India’ at the Vision 2020 Conference, Chennai in 2019
? Abstract selection and presentation on ‘Reaching the unreached: Vision screenings and provision of eyeglasses through community outreach program in rural and remote regions, India’ at the Vision 2020 Conference, Siliguri in 2022
? Abstract selection and presentation (two papers) on ‘Delivering eye care services to artisans and handloom weavers’ clusters through community outreach program in twelve states in India’ and ‘Vision screenings and provision of eyeglasses to people through community outreach program across India by enabling digitally enabled medium at the Vision 2020 Conference, Neemuch in 2023 and IVI International Ophthalmology Conference, Chennai in 2023
? Poster selection and presentation on ‘Delivering eye care services to artisans and handloom weavers’ clusters through community outreach program in twelve states in India’ at the IVI International Ophthalmology Conference, Chennai in 2023
? ‘Comparative study of Nutritive Products’ paper submission under the guidance of Apex, Kolkata
? ‘Expectations of Doctors from Medical Representatives’ paper submission under the guidance of Apex, Kolkata
? ‘Midazolam -A Newer anaesthetic’ paper submission under the guidance of Prof. Pradosh Kumar Mohapatra, M-Pharm, Odisha

Available for:

  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities
  • Being headhunted – make me an offer

Years of Experience:

More than 20 years

Highest Qualification:



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