Shumon Sengupta has over 20 years of experience in international development – of working in progressively responsible management and leadership positions in India, Bangladesh, Laos, Sierra Leone and Ghana.
He has worked as Country Director for organizations such as Save the Children UK and Save the Children International and Marie Stopes International in Bangladesh, Laos and Sierra Leone respectively. He has managed large and complex portfolio of grants in a wide range of sectors including Reproductive and Child Health, New-Born and Child Survival, HIV and AIDS, Family Planning and large scale Humanitarian Response. He is currently based out of Accra, Ghana.
His area of expertise includes: • Strategic planning and management of large technical assistance grants and complex country programmes. • Healthcare programming at scale • Programme innovation, policy analysis, advocacy and health sector reform. • Large scale emergency/humanitarian response
He holds an advanced degree in Management Studies
Country Director (Sierra Leone), Marie Stopes International July 2012 – present (currently operating out of Accra, Ghana)
Country Director (Lao PDR), Save the Children International June 2011- June 2012
Country Director (Bangladesh), Save the Children UK July 2006 - June May 2011
Project Director, International HIV/AIDS Alliance UK January 2004 – June 2006
State Representative (West Bengal) Department for International Development (DFID), India Apr 2000 – Dec 2003
Project Officer (Health and Population) Department for International Development (DFID), India May 1996 - Mar 2000
Nationality: Indian Fluent English, Bengali, Hindi, Urdu
Shumon is a self proclaimed World Citizen. He travels extensively on work as well as leisure, has traveled to 28 countries, loves taking photographs and writing travel stories. He has a deep interest in people and culture, the arts and aesthetics and in nature.
He is married, has a 11 year old daughter and is a hands on dad. His travel stories and photographs can be found at www.world-citizen-trail.net