Saira began her career in advertising, moved on to Response Relations at Bennett Coleman, The Times of India. After a 10-year sabbatical, she went on to head the Bangalore branch of an American company in the Healthcare sector for five years helping enhance careers of young women in the nursing sector.
Saira is responsible for supporting all programmes conducted by Common Purpose India apart from her administrative and finance role. She has played a pivotal role in supporting the American Express Leadership Academy at Gurgaon, Meridian at Bangalore & Mumbai; the Commonwealth Study Conference at London, Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad & Singapore and customized programs for both Government and Private sector organisations. She ran the emerging leaders program – Navigator 2011 at Bangalore.
She considers Common Purpose as a learning journey for herself and is excited to be part of an organisation that aims at making a difference in the lives of people, organisations and society as a whole.
Saira has two daughters and her husband is a Colonel (retired) in the Indian Army.