Rishi Sher Singh
Based in India
Rishi has more than a decade of successful contributions in consulting, non-profit management, capacity building projects, supply chain management and manufacturing. He specialises in linking businesses to social, environmental and ethical drivers. His sectoral experience includes Automotive, Electronics, Apparel, Pharmaceuticals, Diamond Polishing and Heavy Engineering.
Having worked for automotive factories (2000-05), Rishi is well aware of the challenges on the shop floor and he has successfully implemented projects on productivity and industrial relations. Rishi worked with Hewlett Packard (HP) as their Supply Chain Manager (2005-10) which provided an opportunity to learn about the sustainability challenges of transnational corporations. During this time, Rishi piloted a unique capacity building model with HP suppliers and contract manufacturers in India.
Rishi has implemented supply chain capacity building projects (with SAI, 2010-2013) in India and Bangladesh (GIZ and UK-Aid). Most notable has been a gender equality project in the India garment factories (RAGS Project funded by UK Aid, 2010-13). Having deep belief in social dialogue, Rishi has facilitated multi-stakeholder forums in India (garments and electronics) and in Bangladesh (after Rana-Plaza incident).
Currently Rishi is driving twentyfifty’s sustainability work in the Indian subcontinent, with a focus on human rights impact assessments, implementation of the Global Goals on Sustainable Development, building capacity of CSR managers, and facilitating peer learning groups and workshops on various sustainability topics.
Rishi holds an MBA in International Business (2014) from University of Birmingham (UK) and is a certified project management professional from Deloitte (2014) and Hewlett Packard-PMI programme. Rishi is a regular speaker on sustainability topics with students in US, UK and India.