Head, Community Development

With her background in Hospitality and a core experience of almost a decade, in customer-centric roles, Souniya has led teams in business development with acclaimed multi-nationals and dynamic start-ups with the belief in delivering experiences.

Her keen observation and insight on how not only organizations, but individuals as well are constantly struggling to keep pace and ensure survival, has led her to sense the importance of community development for value creation. Having further validated the same with her own start-up, Karigar Konnect, a community for craftsmen and art enthusiasts, in the experiential craft and culture space. She firmly believes, that communities thrive when people are better connected and feel a sense of belonging.

Her professional stint includes having been associated with organizations like Indian Artizans, NDTV Indian Roots, IWG PLC (formerly Regus), she now leads the Community Development for India Network, a platform for people from across the start-up ecosystem to connect, collaborate and get access to top investors and mentors.

Being focused on the core belief of value creation, she loves to contribute in her own ways towards empowering each individual she connects with. She relishes offbeat experiences, exploring street food as much as different cuisines. Being an art and cultural enthusiast, she can be found curating, attending and volunteering for such experiences.