As a Manager at GDI, Annu leads projects and supports initiatives in GDI’s jobs and livelihoods portfolio such as the Global Opportunity Youth Network (GOYN), where her work includes leading and scaling GOYN’s work across India, as well as leading and developing several thematic areas of work such as entrepreneurship and localisation across the global network.
Prior to joining GDI Annu founded Profit with Purpose, where she worked with several global corporations and nonprofits to develop and deliver social impact programs with a focus on dignified and resilient livelihoods.
Before starting her consulting practice, Annu established the India operations for the Foundation of the global CRM leader salesforce.com. Here she took the globally successful Salesforce Foundation model and adapted it to establish locally relevant community development programs.
Prior to that, Annu was a part of the Suzlon Foundation where she worked with displaced and disadvantaged communities around the company’s windfarms to address complex, localised socio-economic issues.
Annu has worked across 12 states in India and several countries across Asia, Africa and the Americas. She finds her sense of purpose in doing work that enables traditionally marginalised populations to rediscover their agency and power ultimately resulting in a more inclusive, equitable, and just society. Outside of work, Annu loves to read, swim, do yoga, and cook.