Graduated from London School of Economics with a Masters in “Social Policy and Development” and a MBA in HRM from Jadavpur University, she is regularly invited by reputed organizations for conducting training workshops, research/ evaluation studies in the realms of livelihood, gender, child protection and project planning and implementation. She also worked with Government of West Bengal, Department of Women and Child Development, Consultant – implementation of Integrated Child Protection Scheme in North 24 Parganas.
. Worked as group member of SSNP (Social Safety Net Programme) under Public Enterprise Dept, Government of West Bengal, which is a DFID (Department for International Development) funded project to re-skill the employees facing displacement from employment due to restructuring of the loss making state enterprises.Implemented the project across the state of West Bengal as part of the 4 member team and coordinated the re-skilling activities and subsequent rehabilitation support which involved forging alliances with other non-governmental organizations and governmental actors.
Saumyajit Guha has 14 years of rich experience in: Business Incubation and Entrepreneurship (social & commercial) Ecosystem Development, Research & Analysis, Team Management, Business Development, Process Migration, Operations, Business Analysis.
In 2012 after returning to India he joined the Incubator (STEP) at IIT Kharagpur as the Head, Business Development. In 2013 he joined IIM Calcutta and was instrumental in establishing a DST (Department of Science & Technology, Govt of India) approved incubator – IIM Calcutta Innovation Park. In both the incubators he was the main project lead and liaison for the incubator with different stakeholders like VCs, Corporate, other academic institutes, Govt bodies and entrepreneurs as well.
While working for the IIM Calcutta Innovation Park he pioneered the drive for promotion as well as the ecosystem development for social entrepreneurship. He lead the RACE initiative, which conducted four Thinking Social Awareness programs in four different cities in India (Guwahati, Pune, Noida & Trichi) as well as 3 thematic Thinking Social Roundtable conferences in three metros (Bengaluru, Chennai & Mumbai). He also was responsible for successful conclusion of the 3rd TATA Social Enterprises Challenge in IIM Calcutta.
Being born in Kolkata he completed his schooling from St. Lawrence High School. Saumayjit completed his Bachelors (B.Sc) from Calcutta University in 2001 and did his MBA in Entrepreneurship & Innovation from Exeter University, UK in 2008.
Graduated from Calcutta University with a Bachelors in “Sociology” and a Masters in Social Work from Viswabharati University, backed by more than 2 decades of extensive experience in various aspects of social development, she has the ability to conduct research, combining theoretical knowledge with practical understanding of various developmental issues and translate that into solutions on policy issues. Sahana holds board positions in various non- profit organisations and is the council member of Women’s Indian Chamber & Commerce Industries, Sustainable Businesses Council (WICCIWBSBC). She is also the committee member for the internal committee for POSH for various corporate.