Marie Banu

Director at Centre for Social Initiative and Management



Social Entrepreneurship

Top Mgt (CEO, President, MD, Country Director/ Regional Representative, Executive Director)


Director of Centre for Social Initiative and Management Chennai. A Social Auditor trained by Social Audit Network, UK, am also a trainer in Fundraising, Media, Communication, Advocacy, Social Entrepreneurship, Management, and Social Audit. I have worked for national as well as international developmental organizations— Danida, Action Aid and Oxfam International. I had managed the national and international media for Oxfam’s tsunami response program in India for their entire programme—2005 to 2009, and serve as a consultant and advisor for several NGOs. I am the Chief Editor of a monthly tabloid—Conversations Today—that focuses exclusively on social issues.

Professional Experience

  • Directormar-2013 - jul-2015

    Centre for Social Initiative and Management

    • Oversee the program activities at CSIM, Chennai. • Handle all communication needs of CSIM. • Conduct sessions on Social Entrepreneurship, Fundraising, Media, and Communicating at CSIM and partner organisations. • Network with like-minded organisations in promoting social entrepreneurship programs. • Write, edit, design, and publish a monthly tabloid ‘Conversations’ which is exclusively on social issues.

Volunteering Experience

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Awards & Certifications

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