– Director of External Affairs
As the director of external affairs, Priyanka Ghosh leads strategic communications and marketing initiatives that engage, mobilize and advance the mission and brand for the organization.
A seasoned communications specialist, she brings years of global experience of working with the United Nations (UN) across different mandate areas. She strategized and executed program communication vis-à-vis projects for the United Nations Population Fund in India. As the communications lead for a multi-country initiative for the regional Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery at the United Nations Development Programme, she served to bring the issue of climate risk reduction to the forefront of the development agenda. Prior to that she also worked extensively on branding and communications with the British multinational conglomerate — the Virgin Group.
Most recently, Priyanka worked as senior manager at an international rights-based organization, EngenderHealth, where she managed the full spectrum of communications including strategic planning, media and executive relations, content creation, capacity development, social media positioning, brand strengthening, integrated campaigns and international events.
Priyanka holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature and went on to specialize in development communication. She also pursued a degree in entrepreneurship with a focus on marketing.