Bindu Sharma serves as the Asia-Pacific Policy Director at the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC), a U.S. headquartered NGO. Based in Singapore, Bindu leads the ICMEC program in the region working closely with governments, multilateral agencies, international NGOs, industry and civil society groups mapping out and implementing strategies to expand ICMEC’s policy, advocacy and research agenda; and establish multi-stakeholder partnerships that enhance and enrich frontline practices in child protection. Bindu chairs the Asia Pacific Financial Coalition Against Child Pornography, a collaborative initiative with the financial payments and technology industry and law enforcement.
Bindu is the author of the book, “Contextualizing CSR in Asia,” a broad survey detailing the history and practice of corporate social responsibility, published by the Lien Centre for Social Innovation, Singapore Management University, April 2013.
Bindu was delighted to be invited back to the ICNL Board in 2018, having previously served on the ICNL Board from 2004 – 2010, during which time she was Vice-Chair from July 2006 to July 2010; and earlier from 1994 – 1997. Bindu has been on the ICNL Advisory Council since its inception.
Bindu has been an independent consultant to a broad range of international and development organizations in Asia, Australia, and North America, amongst others, the International Development Research Centre, Canada; the Foundation for Development Cooperation, Australia; the Aga Khan Foundation, USA; and Pact Inc. USA. She currently serves in a pro-bono capacity with the Singapore Compact for CSR and previously served with Oxfam, Hong Kong. Areas of research and consultation include corporate social responsibility and public-private partnerships, regional trends in micro-finance, governance and civic accountability of the State, trends in donor priorities in development research in Asia and program evaluation, and assessment.
Earlier in her career, Bindu was based in Washington DC with Pact, Inc., a US international development organization, as the Regional Director for Asia. And in India with Vam Organic Chemicals Ltd, now Jubilant Organosis Ltd.
Bindu holds a Master of Arts degrees in Public Policy and International Development from the Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, USA, and in Economics, from the Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University, India.