Arumugam Arutselvan – Associate, Sri Lanka

Arumugam Arutselvan works on strengthening producer networks in Sri Lanka. Arutselvan became part of the Fairtrade system when he became the secretary for a Fairtrade Premium Committee of the Adisham Socio-Economic Development Organization part of the Watawala Plantations. After which, he became a Fairtrade Officer and gained knowledge in Hired Labour – Multi certification setup.

Aziz Rasulov – Senior Associate, Central Asia

Aziz Rasulov is working to support smallholder farmers and workers in the Central Asia region. Aziz has worked in various management positions for development projects in agriculture and water management in Central Asia. He has over a decade of experience working with UNDP, ICARDA, IWMI, GIZ and other organisations.

Jun Zhao – Senior Associate, China

As Senior Associate, Jun Zhao provides supports and assistance to producer groups, including information transfer and liaison, capacity building, and delivery of other services. He also engages stakeholders to promote NAPP in China.

Meenakshi Gairola – Partnership Lead

Meenakshi Gairola has joined NAPP as Partnerships Lead to foster strong and viable partnerships by capitalizing on the collective power of producers across Asia and Pacific region.

M.V. Iresha Sanjeewanie – Senior Associate, Sri Lanka

M.V. Iresha works with the Small Producer Organizations in Sri Lanka, Support them to get FLO certification and stay certified. Prior to joining NAPP, Iresha worked with Fairtrade International for one year, as the Liaison Officer for Sri Lanka. Before this, Iresha spent over seven years as the Manager Compliance and Standards the for McCallum Group of Companies in Sri Lanka, as the Overall in charge of the International standards for exports and certifications.

Nalini Sampat – Senior Associate, India

Nalini Sampat is in charge of producer support activities in Karnataka. She has worked as a NGO professional for over a decade on project planning and implementation including assessing project viability, sustainability, resource mobilisation, advocacy, documentation and research.

Rohini Chandrasekaran – Associate, India

Rohini Chandrasekaran is a sustainable compliance professional who conducts audits and trainings for various stakeholders across the global supply chains of factories and agriculture farms in South Asia. Rohini has more than a decade of experience in the development sector, where she has worked with grass root organisations, companies, and NGOs including the Tata group, Rallis India Limited, the International Resources for Fairer Trade (IRFT) and the Fair Labour Association (FLA).

Shakir Hussain – Senior Associate, Pakistan

Shakir Hussain manages the Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan region for NAPP, where he provides support and assistance to Fairtrade-certified producers for compliance with Fairtrade Standards. He also engages with potential producers who want to become part of the Fairtrade system.

Subhra Prakash Tudu – Associate Principal, India

Subhra Prakash Tudu works at NAPP as the Associate Principal where he is in-charge of the Fairtrade certified support services in the North East India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Myanmar. He also leads the Risk Management in India+ region. He has been working as Liaison Officer…

Sureel Singh – Senior Associate, Supply Chain, India

Sureel Singh manages supply chain for all Fairtrade-certified operators in India. He brings in a rich and diverse experience in ethical international certifications, statutory labour compliances, worker and trade union relations, certification advisory, standard compliance, sustainability, producer capacity building and support, product support, community-based organisational…