Team

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Sonica Aron

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. 

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Prerna Arora

Manager Operations

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.

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Rupali Kaul

Operations Head-Mumbai

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. 

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Nandita

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.

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Sourajita Panda

Consultant

Sourajita is a seasoned HR professional with diverse experience across industries and geographies.

Her experience encompasses a gamut of HR roles with Tata Motor Finance, Best Western Hotels, IMI and AISSPL. She has multifaceted experience in the various functions of HR. From handling individual portfolios of learning and development, talent management, employer branding, internal communications, performance management to the responsibility for leading the overall HR functional strategy, she believes in unlocking the potential by empowerment. She co-founded Ignite Consultancy, where she led expatriate recruitment and HR process design for various companies in Africa. Facilitating is a passion that drives her, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is a cause that she believes strongly in.

She has an MBA degree in Human Resources from International Management Institute, New Delhi.

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Bhaskar Batri

Communication Specialist

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.

Advisory Board

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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.

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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.