Dr. Sujeet Ranjan, Executive Director

Dr Sujeet Ranjan is the Executive Director of The Coalition for Food and Nutrition (Coalition). He has been associated with social development sector for more than two decades. His experience includes leading and managing large scale programs, policy advocacy and partnership management.

Prior to Coalition, he has worked as Chief Operating Officer – Piramal Swasthya Management and Research Institute, Director – CARE India and Chief Operating Officer – Magic Bus India Foundation.

He is a Doctorate (PhD) in Public Health and an MBA in Rural Management & HRD. He is also a Visionary Leadership Program (VLP) fellow in Population and Development by ICOMP, Malaysia.

Sujeet has worked extensively with leaders in National & State governments, civil society organizations, the private sector, and development agencies including USAID, DFID, BMGF, EU and international not for profit organizations.

 C S N Murthy, Manager – Finance, Administration and Resource Mobilisation

C S N Murthy joined as Manager – Finance, Administration and Resource Mobilisation. Murthy did his M.A in Economics with Specialisation in International Trade besides LL.B (specialisation in Labour Laws) and M.B.A in Finance. To his credit, Murthy had thirty years of experience out of which eighteen years are with the development sector.



Sayan Deori, Project Associate, Assam Chapter

Sayan Deori has a Masters in Community Organisation and Development Practice from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) and studied Food Science and Nutrition from Assam Agricultural University, during his graduation. He has experience of working and managing community led nutrition projects with Public Health Resource Network (PHRN) and PRADAN in central and east India. He is quite passionate about documentation of tribal cuisines and indigenous food practices. In this quest for the promotion of food sovereignty and security, he started a documentation and promotion project called “Mashed Potato (Aloo Pitika)” in various social media platforms. He is very passionate about travelling to rural India, and this is often fueled by his interest to study indigenous food systems and cultures. His area of interest is Community Nutrition, Tribal health, Food diversity and Food Sovereignty.

Juri Barman, Accountant, Assam Chapter

Juri did her Bachelors and Masters in Commerce from Guwahati University with specialization in Accounting and Finance. Previously she had worked as a Faculty-Accounts with the Institute of Computer Accountants (ICAI) and as an Audit and Tax Assistant with Hussain and Co., a chartered accountant firm. Since long, she was inclined to work in the development sector.


Nar Bahadur Thapa, Support Staff

Nar Bahadur Thapa is with the Coalition team since a very long time. He helps in managing the day-to-day activities within the organisation. He ensures the comfort of all members so that everyone can work up to their maximum potential. He is one of the most valuable employees of the Coalition.