AVPN announced on 10th September 2013 that Naina Subberwal Batra, previously of Monitor Inclusive Markets in India, will join as CEO and replace Simon Chadwick who becomes a non-executive director.
Naina is the second recent senior leadership hire at AVPN following that of Andrew Muirhead, the CEO of Inspiring Scotland, who will be joining AVPN as executive vice chairman.
Doug Miller, founder chairman, said: “We are very fortunate to have been able to hire two high-calibre experienced leaders for the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network. Naina and Andrew have different backgrounds and bring complementary expertise, networks and skills. They will expand AVPN’s reach and depth as we develop more services from the hub in Singapore, create a Knowledge Centre and on-the-ground representation in India and Greater China”.
Naina said: “Monitor Inclusive Markets gave me the opportunity to learn a lot about catalyzing markets for social impact. I am looking forward to joining AVPN in its journey through the next phase of growth of the venture philanthropy sector across Asia, building upon the fabulous start given by Doug Miller and Simon Chadwick“.
Andrew said: “I am delighted Naina has joined AVPN, it is testimony to her skills that she was selected from such a strong international talent pool. The Venture Philanthropy sector has emerged as a real force for good and our network is addressing some of the most pressing challenges for the people of Asia. With Naina now on board we look forward to doing even more to support members to accelerate their social impact in the years ahead.”
Russell Reynolds in Singapore provided a pro bono executive search service for AVPN and attracted a wide range of senior candidates from across Asia, Europe and the USA.
Andrew, Naina, Kevin Teo and Stacey Choe will drive forward AVPN’s ambitious next stage growth plans. AVPN continues to roll out more membership services as it promotes and develops the venture philanthropy social investment sector across Asia.
Naina is chief executive officer designate of AVPN and her appointment is subject to AVPN’s full board nominations process and applicable Singapore legal and regulatory requirements. Naina relocated from India to Singapore earlier this year and is expected to start her new role shortly.
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