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International Team

Singapore

Patricia Mathias, Chief Executive Officer – Singapore

Patricia New

Patricia has a track record of twenty years of experience with Procter & Gamble in brand, people and business leadership across various geographies including India, South East Asia, Australia and Greater China. Prior to joining Magic Bus, she was the Brand Director, Beauty Care at P&G Asia-Pacific, based in Singapore.

United Kingdom

Victoria Southwell, Director – Magic Bus UK

Vic

Victoria joined Magic Bus UK in the spring of 2016, bringing with her over 18 years of experience working in senior roles within the charity sector.

Prior to joining Magic Bus UK, Victoria was UK Programme Manager at Comic Relief and managed significant levels of UK funding for the young people and refugee sectors. She has extensive knowledge of issues relating to young people in the UK and beyond and a strong set of relationships with key third sector organisations. Her development and analytical skills, alongside many years of experience in understanding and applying ever-changing policy, make designing sustainable programmes capable of being scaled are the key interests of hers. 

One of Victoria’s favourite aspects of being a funder was working with organisations to help them grow strategically and get as much value out of their funding as possible. Therefore, the opportunity to be working in a frontline position for a grassroots Indian charity wanting to take its model to other geographies was too exciting an opportunity to pass up.

United States of America

Meenakshi Mahajan, Director - Institutional Giving, Magic Bus USA

Meenakshi

Meenakshi Mahajan is the Director of Institutional Giving at Magic Bus USA with extensive experience in sustainable development, livelihoods and women's empowerment in India and the US. Her role at Magic Bus includes developing and implementing strategies for advocacy, engagement, and fundraising from foundation, corporate and HNWI supporters in the US.

Meenakshi has more than 15 years of experience and started her career in Advertising before moving to the social sector. Prior to Magic Bus, she worked with the Ford Foundation’s India office in Sustainable Livelihoods and Micro-finance, and with CREA, one of the few feminist human rights organizations based in the Global South. She has consulted with organizations including the National Dairy Development Board, Sa-Dhan (Association of Indian MFIs), and Johns Hopkins University, and has a published article in a peer-reviewed international communication journal.

Meenakshi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Delhi University, a Diploma in Advertising from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, and a Master’s degree in Communication from Ohio University.

Nepal & Bangladesh

Sandhya Srinivasan, Regional Director - East India

Sandhya’s areas of expertise are in HIV AIDS, education, health, livelihood training and research, communications, establishing strategic partnerships with Government and non-Government bodies.
She is a Graduate in Economics from Kolkata. Prior to Magic Bus, she was associated with International HIV/AIDS Alliance as the Director – AD & KM.