Joe Rao | Lead Consultant in India


Appointment Date: Joe was appointed as Shivia’s Lead Consultant in India in December 2020. 

Career: Joe has worked with Shivia since March 2010, mainly as General Manager of Nirdhan (Shivia’s partner NGO in West Bengal) since October 2012. Prior to this he was Manager of Operations for Last Peak which he joined 12 years ago; latterly he managed a team of over 500 professionals. Prior to this, he was in the hospitality industry for eight years.

Education: Bachelor of Commerce from Goenka College of Commerce and Business Administration, Kolkata, India.

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    Joe Rao
    Lead Consultant for Shivia
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