Bangalore Director & Curriculum Director, Common Purpose India

Munira Sen

Munira was a part of the core team which was involved in setting up the India operations since its inception in 2008 in various capacities. These include organisational and curriculum development, building strategic partnerships with government, private and social sector. She also oversees Ventures in India. More recently Munira led the CommonWealth Study Conference for leaders from 24 countries in Mumbai. She enjoys facilitating and helping to unleash the leadership potential in the groups with whom she works transnationally, locally and across different sectors. More specifically she has:


• Designed and facilitated Meridian, our senior leaders programme in Bangalore and Mumbai
• Helped grow Navigator , our open programme for emerging leaders
• Co-facilitated Dishaa, a UK-INDIA young leaders initiative
• Co-facilitated the American Express Leadership Academy for Indian NGO's in Delhi and Hong Kong
• Designed and facilitated the development of senior officers of the Maharashtra Industrial
• Development Corporation, and Administrative Training Institute, Karnataka
• Was a part of the Common Purpose team developing leaders in Libya
• Designed and delivered for Tata Steel’s commissioned project
• Designed and delivered at several programmes for the Bangalore police.
• Conducted sessions at various corporate events such as the Titan Innovation Council, BOSCH, XCHANGE(a consortium of five companies )


A passionate social entrepreneur with 30 years work experience and is known for her work in building both social enterprises and grass-roots organisations. Earlier, as Executive Director of the NGO Madhyam, Munira was instrumental in setting up Kala Madhyam, a social enterprise linking rural artisans with urban markets. Currently, she is on the board of the National Folklore Centre and on the Management Committee of the Indo American Chamber of Commerce.

She is also actively associated with theatre, radio and television and was nominated Radio City Woman of the Year Award in 2003, and won the CPAA Woman Achiever Award in 2004.