Ms Manisha Kochhar

Director, SKOCH Development Foundation

She leads SAMAVESH – Foundation’s investor awareness and financial literacy grassroots programme and also SHAKTI – a women empowerment programme that works with women for gender equality and empowerment.

Manisha Kochhar is Director, SKOCH Group. Graduate in English Literature from Delhi University, she has over 25 years of working experience that spans various industries. She looks after the outreach programmes of the group that relate to gender empowerment, entitlements, literacy, financial inclusion and actively engages with all field projects concerning social, digital and financial inclusion. She leads SAMAVESH – Foundation’s investor awareness and financial literacy grassroots programme and also SHAKTI – a women empowerment programme that works with women for gender equality and empowerment.

She has extensively travelled across the country to study, document and to promote inclusive growth. She takes keen interest in urban development projects like sanitation, water, electricity and delivery of citizen services. She has carried out several impact assessment surveys of nationally important schemes like MGNREGA, JNNURM and Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY). Her areas of interest include working with children with special needs, marginalised women and minorities.

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