Sumani DashDirector of Corporate Partnerships
Sumani leads corporate partnerships at Project C.U.R.E. – in her role, she works with American companies and Multi-National and Global corporations to leverage private sector resources and expertise to help enable greater access to healthcare services and supplies in under resourced communities across the world.
Sumani comes to project C.U.R.E. with extensive experience in strategic partnership development, public policy, fundraising, and communications. She has worked with businesses and non-profit organizations, delivering exceptional results built on extensive emerging markets knowledge and first hand experience.
Previously Sumani was the Managing Director for American Friends of HelpAge India (AFHI), a non profit organization that served to mobilize resources and support for disadvantaged older people in India. In her role she managed all compliance, operations, and fundraising for AFHI and developed partnerships with corporations, institutions and individual donors.
Before that Sumani worked for over 9 years with the Confederation of Indian Industry, India’s largest chamber of commerce and served as the head of the North America operations, helping develop and grow the trade, commerce and bilateral partnership.
Sumani holds a Masters Degree in International Studies from the Joseph Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver; Post Graduate Diploma in International Law and Diplomacy from the University of Delhi; and Bachelors Degree in Journalism from the University of Delhi, New Delhi, India.
Sumani lives in the Washington DC metro area with her husband and two young children who keep her on her toes at all times.