MSF South Asia Management Team

Farhat Mantoo

Executive Director

Farhat Mantoo joined Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in 2003 and has been working in different capacities nationally as well as internationally. She has worked with various multinational companies and organisations. During these last 19 years her work has been in Asia (India, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh) Europe and East Africa( South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya) with MSF and other organisations in management and leadership roles. She has a specialisation in medical anthropology, communication, hospital management and human resources apart from being trained in humanitarian assistance linked to international humanitarian affairs. She serves on various international committees both MSF and external and has co-authored publications under her title.

Dr Anuradha Saibaba

Director – Strategy & Planning

Dr Anuradha Saibaba joined Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in 2023 as Director of Strategy & Planning. She is a lawyer and an academician with twenty years of diverse experience in prestigious national and international institutions. She taught for a decade at India’s premier National Law School of India University, Bengaluru. In the humanitarian sector, as a Legal Advisor and the Head of the Legal Unit at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Regional Delegation for India, she has worked extensively in countries in South Asia. She was also a legal and detention delegate at ICRC, Abuja, Nigeria. She served as Director & Senior Faculty with the Sushma Swaraj Institute of Foreign Service, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. She possesses a Doctorate in Law specializing in international & human rights laws and has authored several books and articles. She brings with her strategic academic and legal acumen.

Ghada Khemissi 

Director – Programmes Unit

Ghada Khemissi joined Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in 2011 and has worked in various capacities, mainly internationally (Burkina Faso, Iraq, Afghanistan, India, Turkey, Haiti, Libya, etc.), with MSF and other humanitarian organizations in technical and management roles. She also brings strong MSF institutional knowledge after working closely with the MSF International Board for over two years. Ghada graduated from the Faculty of Pharmacy in Tunisia and holds a master’s degree in Medicines’ Regulatory Affairs from Reims University in France. She took courses in Politics, Economics, and Issues of Global Health Policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and is currently continuing her academic journey at Manchester University, studying for an MSc in Humanitarian Practice.

R. Govindraj

Director – Finance
R. Govindraj joined Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in 2023 as Director – Finance and ICT. He is a highly accomplished professional with a rich academic background, and 22 years of expertise in strategic financial management, grant management, audit, and donor management. As the Director of Finance and ICT, he brings valuable leadership to ensure governance and compliance, in addition to his financial acumen.

Sachin Singh

Director – Fundraising

Sachin started his journey in 2002 as a face-to-face Fundraiser on the streets of Mumbai.  He has over 20 years of experience in fundraising and mobilisation across a broad range of NGOs- local and International. He has managed large cross-functional and cross-cultural teams and has been in leadership roles for many years. He also co-founded a Fundraising consultancy firm to support non-profits raising funds in India. He has been associated with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) since 2021.

Simi Basheer

Director – Human Resources

Simi Basheer has been the Director of HR and Facilities for MSF South Asia since January 2022. She joined MSF in 2014 and has done missions in DRC and CAR and then started her journey to work in India as Human Resources Officer in 2016. She has also worked in the MSF South Asia office as the Deputy Head of HR where she was responsible for coordinating international field HR activities for the South Asia region including managing the team members in Pakistan and Bangladesh. Before joining MSF,  Simi has 10 years of experience working in different roles in the Indian Army and took retirement in the rank of Major. She has served with the United Nations as a Peacekeeper in Congo, where she was introduced to the humanitarian sector.

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