Secretary General

Dr. S. Sunanda

Dr S Sunanda is the Secretary General of Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI), New Delhi.

Before CITI, Sunanda was Consultant and Head-Agri & Food, Energy & Sustainability of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Western Region; Head-Corporate Affairs & Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of PI Industries Ltd; Head-CSR of PI Foundation, Assistant Vice President of Reliance Retail Ltd; Head-Corporate Affairs & CSR of Reliance Retail Ltd-Agri Business and Food Supply Chain; Joint Director and Team Leader of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI)’s Agriculture, Water and Rural Development Division. Also, looked after, Food and Public Distribution, Joint Business Councils and International Business. She has also worked as a Consultant in ICRIER, Journalist in Press Trust of India and as a Lecturer.

Sunanda has a career, spanning more than 30 years in wide areas. Gained experience in Corporate Affairs, Government Affairs, Policy Formulation, Advocacy, Strategy & Planning, Promotion of Trade and Investments, Knowledge & Event Management, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Skill Development, Project Management, Developing and Executing Inclusive Business Models and Creating Shared Value (CSV). She is engaged actively in Growing Inclusive Markets Initiative and Skill Development & Capacity Building of Bottom of Pyramid. She was instrumental in many policy reforms and engaged in development activities throughout her career.

Sunanda has done Ph.D. in Management (Strategy & Planning) from Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi; M.Phil. in Applied Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi and M.Com with Finance Stream from University of Kerala.

Over a period of time, developed a very good rapport with senior officials in Central and State Governments, Public and Private sector, UN & Multilateral Organisations and Apex Chambers in India. Represent Organization in important Government, Chamber and International Organizations meetings. Also active Member of various Committees, Working Groups & Task Forces set up by Government, NITI Aayog, Apex Chambers and International and Multilateral Organizations.