Director - Global Human Resources at Oxfam America
Vinod Parmeshwar is the Director of Global Human Resources at Oxfam America. He has significant expertise in program design, project management, team building, fundraising and financial management. At Oxfam, he helped launch Saving for Change, an innovative microfinance program which leverages the power of human capital and personal relationships, to enable more than half a million people in 5 countries save more than $13 million. Prior to joining Oxfam in 2004, Vinod worked in both the private and social sector with positions at Citibank, Catholic Relief Services and SEWA Bank. He taught microfinance at Brandeis University for 10 years and has served as a mentor to startups from the Hult Prize, the MIT IDEAS Challenge and the Heller Startup Challenge. He has made presentations and trained people in microfinance in Bangladesh, Cambodia, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, India, Kenya, Liberia, Macedonia, Mali, Peru, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania and the United States. Vinod holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Mumbai University and an MBA from Indian Institute of Management - Calcutta.