You are here

ICA-AP New Delhi Staff

Mr. Balasubramanian (Balu) Iyer

Mr. Balasubramanian (Balu) Iyer joined as Regional Director for Asia-Pacific in April, 2014. Mr. Iyer has over 25 years’ experience managing international development operations and overseeing multiple country offices including experience building new offices from the ground up. Mr. Iyer worked in India in co-operative development before moving abroad to work on Asian regional concerns for overseas agencies, and in particular in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Korea, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka. He has worked with the Aga Khan Rural Support Program, ActionAid India, International Development Exchange and the Asia Foundation.  Mr. Iyer was born in India and educated in India and the United States, receiving a degree in Civil Engineering from the National Institute of Technology at Durgapur, a Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management from the Institute of Rural Management at Anand, India, and Masters in Public Policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy at U.C.Berkeley.

email id

Mr. Kulbhushan Kukreja

Mr. K. Kukreja works as the Director Finance &Admin for the ICA Regional Office since 1987. He holds a Post Graduate/Masters Degree in Commerce with specilization in Accounting and Business Statistics. He also holds a post-graduate Diploma from a renowned Government Institute for Corporate Law and Management with specialization in Contract Act and Corporate Negotiaons. Mr. Kukreja is also responsible for the accounts and taxation matters of ICA - Asia & Pacific and its staff. He also handles the financial/accounting matters of the ICA Singapore Business office.

email id :

Mr. Mohit Dave

Mohit heads the Partnerships and Resource Mobilisation vertical at ICA-AP. He has experience in international development programmes focused on inclusive and sustainable livelihoods, third sector governance and reforms, promoting public-private partnerships and green growth. He has managed programmes and research projects led by multisectoral teams in an institutional structure. His expertise is in engaging with multi-stakeholder groups including Government departments, inter-governmental agencies, trade unions, worker movements, fair trade networks, civil society and academia. Mohit offers skillset in strategy development and implementation, fundraising and program management. He received a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Mumbai, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management from the Institute of Rural Management at Anand, India.

email id :

Ms. Simren.singh

Ms. Simren Singh works in the capacity of a Program Officer under the ICA-EU Project Cooperatives in Development: People Centred Businesses in Action. As a Program Officer, she is overseeing the research work under the ICA-EU project. Simren also serves as the Secretary of ICA AP Committee on Youth Cooperation (ICYC) and ICA AP Committee on Cooperatives in Education Institutions (ICEI).

Prior to joining ICA-AP, Simren worked as Programme Monitoring and Evaluation Associate at Seva Mandir in Udaipur, where she supported project teams in streamlining results-based M&E systems across Gender, Education, Livelihoods and Health programmes. She has worked as Research Associate with Outline India in Gurgaon and as a Business Analyst with Goodera, in Bangalore. Simren holds a M.A. in Politics (specialization in International Relations) from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and a B.A.(Economics and Political Science) from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi. She was also a Fellow under the State Bank of India, Youth for India Fellowship in 2014.

email id :

Ms. Shivali Sarna

Ms. Shivali Sarna is a Development Communication Professional with four years of experience. Shivali joined ICA-AP as the Communication and Membership Development Officer in September 2020. Her key role is to ensure the effectiveness of communication tasks and active engagement with members.

Before joining ICA-AP, Shivali has headed the Communication and Business Development portfolio at Access Livelihoods Consulting India Ltd., a social enterprise incubating cooperatives and collectives. She has also worked in the capacity of an Editor and Social Media Manager with a publishing agency. She has earned her Post-Graduate Degree in M.A. Media Governance from Centre for Culture, Media, and Governance, Jamia Millia Islamia; and has Graduated in B.Sc (Hon.) Home Science with a specialisation in Development Communication and Extension from the University of Delhi.

email id :

Mr. Ganesh Gopal

Ganesh Gopal is the Lead – Entrepreneurship Development at the International Cooperative Alliance Asia and Pacific (ICA-AP) office in New Delhi. He oversees programmes pertaining to cooperative entrepreneurship, youth and legal research.

He holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from Madras Christian College, Chennai and a Master’s degree in Economics. He also has a Diploma in Human Resource Management (DHRM) with diverse experience working in the domains of tech innovation, financial literacy, policy research and management. Ganesh has previously worked in organisations such as the National Centre for Financial Education, Mumbai (NCFE – Joint Venture of Reserve Bank of India, SEBI, IRDA and PFRDA) and the Kerala Startup Mission (under Department of Electronics & IT, Government of Kerala, India). He has also co-founded and worked closely with two non-profit institutions working in the domains of policy research and technology-skills learning respectively.

email id :