Founder and Managing Partner
Sonica founded Marching Sheep in 2013 with the objective of delivering tangible business value through enhanced people management strategies. An alumnus of XLRI Jamshedpur, Sonica is a certified coach, and certified administrator for psychometric instruments.
She brings with her a rich experience of process design & implementation across organizations and industries, people, structure & process integration post mergers and spinoffs and of driving people & HR effectiveness metrics with direct impact on business. Having been a strategic business partner and HR leader with companies like PepsiCo, Roche Diagnostics, Vodafone, ICI paints and Philips, Sonica brings in business appreciation clubbed with a strong understanding of the role effective people management can play in driving business results. She has been a trusted HR advisory partner to several organizations and a coach to several leaders in the past few years.
Prerna Arora comes with a rich experience of having worked in the HR & administration departments across industries. In her capacity as the executive Assistant and Operations Manager at Marching Sheep, she is the backbone of operations for team Marching sheep. She takes care of end to end office operations, appointments, scheduling meetings, providing admin support and also client engagement. She is a science graduate from Delhi University and has interests in reading books and music.
Operations Head -Delhi
Nandita is an experienced HR Professional with experience across industries and geographies. A Subject Matter Expert in progressive HR Policies and Practices, she has a strong understanding of HR Legislatures across several countries and regions and key HR verticals like Compliances, Strategic Planning, Policy formulation, Employee Engagement, People Management and the entire employee lifecycle management.
A Diversity and Inclusion expert, she conducts awareness sessions on Bias, Allyship and other Inclusion Strategies for Corporates. She facilitates sessions around Managerial and Leadership Development, preparing leaders to lead high performance teams.
A Certified NLP Practitioner, she has good understanding of people in different life stages. By observing peoples’ behaviors, attitudes and relationships with others, Nandita is able to mentor and guide them towards achieving their goals and think through difficult situations. She often speaks on various HR topics in institutes and universities across the country and shares her experience as an HR Leader and her opinions are frequently published in leading publications. She strongly believes in the quote “The grass is always green on the side where you water it”. Therefore, she believes in continuous learning and growth for herself and those around her.
Bhaskar Batri is a full-time creative professional with robust experience in varied industries. He has expertise in performance-based marketing along with adaptable & customer-centric designing approaches. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pune. He has been a part of many successful design-based marketing campaigns which has helped ventures to communicate to their audience. At Marching Sheep he is responsible for both internal and external communication as well as is a part of projects around communication, employer branding, etc.
Manager- Research & Consulting
He holds a B. Pharma degree from Bombay College of Pharmacy and is a graduate of prestigious Organizational Development Certification Program (ODCP) offered by ISABS. He is also an ICF trained coach and has coached several senior leadership and emerging talent from various organizations.
He has proven expertise in designing and delivering bespoke learning and OD interventions in space of behavioral competencies, competency framework, culture, vision, mission, values, emotional intelligence, etc. Being an applied behavioral science professional, he is skilled at using ‘self’ as an instrument to bring to the surface the group dynamics and covert and unconscious human processes that impacts the business.
He also contributes to social sector through his engagements with people having intersectional identities and with NGOs, not-for-profit organizations in capacity of a peer support, a coach and a consultant.
Ms. Deepali Nath
Founder & Director – Solutio Global
Deepali Nath has over 30 years’ experience, both at the national and international level, working in the development sector. She has worked across “not for profit” and “for profit” organisations and has extensive experience of leading both types of organisations. Key positions held by her include: head of the social research division of Nielsen India, head of monitoring and evaluation at Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative, global team member for International Development Enterprise and Director of Knowledge Management at Save the Children. Since 2016 Deepali has set up her own consulting organisation, Solutio Global, in partnership with her ex-colleague, Dr Sudeep Gadok, who was previously Director of Programs at Save the Children. The organisation provides a single platform with a full spectrum of services for organisations working in the social sector
In the last 3 decades Deepali has worked extensively in areas of knowledge management, monitoring and evaluation, and research. Some of key projects led by her include: setting up and managing the Sexual Health Resource Centre (SHRC) funded by DFID; setting up the Computerized Management Information System (CMIS) for the National AIDS Control Organisation, for the International Development Enterprises (IDE), for Save the Children; creating global focus on urban programming at Save the Children, designing 2 major flagship reports for Save the Children: World of India’s Girls 2014 and Forgotten Voices: The world of urban children in India, leading the All India Evaluation of the Mid-Day Meal (MDM) Programme for UNICEF and Ministry of Human Resource Development which was the basis for revamping the MDM Program under the 10th Five Year Plan. In terms of geographies Deepali has worked across South East Asia viz. India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Vietnam and Cambodia.
Ms. Sudarshana Kundu
Executive Director- Gender at Work
Sudarsana Kundu is the Executive Director of Gender at Work, where she is working with a range of organizations to drive institutional change for advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment. Through her work leading UN Women’s programmes on gender and governance, she has worked with governments and CSOs across the globe, providing recommendations on enhancing service delivery for women. She has advised numerous organizations on developing strategies that ensure public and private sector actors have a stronger social and economic impact, particularly with respect to gender equality. In the past she has also worked with a Fortune 500 company where she pioneered several new organizational development initiatives. She has a Masters in Public Administration from Columbia University and an MBA in Human Resources Management from the XLRI – Xavier School of Management, India. She is also an active board member of Nayi Disha, a not-for-profit focused on empowering parents who have children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.