Anisha Chugh - Executive Director, WFA and WFAL
Anisha has been with Women's Fund Asia for over 10 years and starting 1st July 2022, has assumed the position of Executive Director of the organisation. She previously worked at different levels within WFA - Deputy Executive Director, Director of Programmes and Programme Officer. Prior to joining WFA, Anisha worked with a human rights funder in India called the Dalit Foundation. Anisha has been part of several grant-making advisories. She currently serves on the Advisory Committee of the Fenomenal Funds (The Women's Funds Collaborative Initiative) and represents WFA on the Advisory Board of the Resilience Fund. Anisha has also recently joined the Steering Committee of Human Rights Funders Network (HRFN). She has also served on the board of FRIDA - The Young Feminist Fund as the Treasurer (2015-2020). Anisha has a Master’s in History from the University of Delhi (St. Stephen’s College) as well as a Master’s in Governance in Development from Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex. Anisha loves trying new foods as well as experimenting with new recipes! Apart from food, Anisha also loves devouring books, especially historical fiction. Spirit Animal: Indian Dog
Sanjana Gaind Director - Advocacy and Strategic Partnerships
Kishani Cader - Director of Finance and Operations
Kishani is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK (ACMA) and has more than 25 years of experience in diverse areas of work. Prior experience include work at PricewaterhouseCoopers, stockbroking and investment companies, NGOs, private consultancies, and most recently as part of the Management Team at the Centre for Poverty Analysis.
Malyn Ando - Director of Grants Strategy
A lesbian feminist from the Philippines, Malyn has extensive experience working with women’s groups at national, regional, and global levels on strategic partnerships and programme management, advocacy, communications, and cross-movement alliance-building on a broad range of interrelated issues, including gender, sexuality, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and their intersections with issues such as climate justice, migration, and food sovereignty. Currently WFA’s Director of Grants Strategy, Malyn initially joined the organisation as a Programme Officer for Grants Management. Before becoming a grantmaker, Malyn has worked with Kuala Lumpur-based regional women’s rights organisation Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women (ARROW), Manila-based global feminist organisation Isis International-Manila, and Manila-based national reproductive rights organisation Institute for Social Studies and Action (ISSA). Malyn currently lives in Bangkok with her long-term partner and enjoys photography and travelling.