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.
Neharika is a trained facilitator and a gender expert with nearly six years of experience of working on issues of gender equality and inclusion with multiple sectors in India and abroad. She has worked with corporates, non-profit and academic institutions on prevention of sexual harassment at workplace (POSH), rights of working women in India (including informal sector women workers) and legal rights of minority and refugee women and girls. A certified participatory trainer, Neharika has directly trained more than 4000 individuals at leading institutions like Oberoi Group of Hotels and Resorts, Super dry India, University of Peradeniya – Sri Lanka, State Government of Delhi and State Government of Sikkim. She holds a Master’s degree in Women’s Studies from TISS, Mumbai and a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi. She has also published an academic paper in Women’s Policy Journal of Harvard University.
Rupali Kaul is a seasoned HR professional with extensive experience across industries. She has worked in a gamut of HR roles with organizations like HCP BPO, Infosys, Tata Teleservices, HDFC Ergo and AkzoNobel. She has been an adept HR Business Partner, effectively managing employee life cycle through execution of innovative interventions and engagement initiatives. She has been successful in redesigning many HR activities to augment cost effectiveness and productivity. She has been a part of successful implementation of multiple projects on Performance Management System, PCMM, Balanced Scorecard and Competency Framework in her previous organizations, which have led to improved efficiency and coherence in HR driven processes.
She has a degree in Economics from Delhi University and MBA degree in Human Resources from Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS), Pune.
Mr. Alok Kohli
Alok Kohli is the Business Director for the B2C business, DSM MANDI (making a nutritional difference to India), whose purpose is to lead business that has an overarching objective to improve the nutritional status and health of people across India. In this role, he is responsible for launching and growing the MANDI business in India. He says, “DSM’s unique proposition is creating brighter lives for all, through science-based solutions. At DSM, my priority is to provide accessible, affordable, aspirational, healthy nutritional solutions to millions of people across India. It’s incredibly exciting to lead a business that is driven by a larger purpose.”
Prior to joining DSM, he has worked with organizations like Coca-Cola India Pvt. Ltd. and Marico Ltd. Alok has a successful track record of driving consistent growth in FMCG and has managed both Country and Regional business roles. He has in-depth experience across General Management, Sales, Marketing, Commercial, Supply Chain and Route to Market Strategy. He has rich experiences like navigating the Coca-Cola Nepal business through the earthquake crisis.
Born in India, Alok graduated from Shriram College of Commerce (SRCC), New Delhi and has a Master’s degree in Marketing from NMIMS, Mumbai. He is married with two children and enjoys travelling. He is a trained scuba diver and supports underprivileged children. A keen supporter of diversity, he advises Marching Sheep on Business Strategy.
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.