Usha Menon is Executive Chairman of Usha Menon Management Consultancy, an international training, and consultancy service that works exclusively with the non-profit and social service sectors across Asia.
Specializing in leadership, strategy, management, fundraising, and philanthropy, Usha brings a wealth of multi-country experience, expertise, and insights garnered over the past 28 years. Usha Menon’s non-profit clients include international, regional, and local entities. UN entities, INGOs, associations, social enterprises, economic think-tanks, capability building organizations, government departments, and academic institutions have all benefitted from training and consultancy provided by Usha.
Usha Menon collaborated with fundraising experts from around the world to bring about Global Fundraising: How the world is changing the rules of philanthropy, a Wiley publication. She authored the chapters on Singapore and India. Usha is one of Asia’s leading bloggers, sharing non-profit sector insights and observations regularly through her blog Asian Insights. Usha also co-authored a chapter on Diaspora Giving in the book ‘Revealing Indian Philanthropy’, a London School of Economics publication in collaboration with Swiss Bank UBS focused on the giving trends of Indian high-net-worth individuals.
Usha is presently based in Singapore. Before Singapore, she lived in Indonesia and India. She is fluent in English and speaks a range of South and South-east Asian languages.
Mahatma Gandhi’s “We must be the change we want in the world” is her guiding principle. She also believes that ‘no time’ is never a factor of time but that of intention. It is that passion that gives her the energy to be daughter, wife, mother of three, friend, mentor, trainer, volunteer, board member of charities, and a successful NPO management and fundraising consultant all in one.