Dola Mohapatra is the Executive Director of Rise Against Hunger India. Mr. Mohapatra was assigned the responsibility in 2015 to establish the Indian regional hub for the organization’s meal packaging and meal distribution programs. He has been instrumental in building a strong foundation for the organization by designing and implementing some successful program models while working parallelly to obtain necessary government and regulatory approvals as well as setting in place the governance processes for the organization. Rise Against Hunger India is now a tax-exempt, FCRA certified organization (which gives its eligibility to receive overseas funds).
With rich and extensive experience in international and national NGOs spanning nearly 3 decades, Mr. Mohapatra has led large-scale program operations and developed program portfolio across the globe including India, USA, Thailand, East Timor, Afghanistan, Sierra Leone and various other locations. He served as Regional Director of ChildFund International, as well as the CEO/Executive Director of ChildFund India in Bangalore. He is the co-founder of WorkMatterz, a Management Consulting firm that provides HR and Management support to startups, business enterprises, national and international non-profits. He has been living in Bangalore for over 15 years, serving the disadvantaged community and raising CSR funds for water, sanitation, education and health projects.
Mr. Mohapatra graduated with an MA in English Literature from Sambalpur University, a MSW in Labor Law from Santiniketan (Visva Bharati), and a MPhil in Social Work from University.