Kusum, since 1999, has been working in the development sector, designing, leading and scaling programs. After working the first 10 years in Odisha with some of the most vulnerable communities, she spent the next 13 years as a part of Senior Leadership with Magic Bus India Foundation and Sampark Foundation, helping transform India’s complex development issues of livelihood and education.
As her work usually takes her on travel, she enjoys using that time reading, writing, and thinking about simple solutions to solve complex problems. She also is passionate about countries and cultures and loves to explore them through the lens of language, food and gender. Every year, she adds a new shade of colour to her greying hair.
As the Regional Director & CEO, India, she will lead Miracle’s work to new possibilities and geographies, helping scale the impacts.