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Aruna Vinodhkumar

2022 Fellow

Senior Director of Bharatiya Yuva Shakti Trust

Aruna Vinodh Kumar

An alumnus of Stella Maris College, Madras University, India, Aruna holds a masters in Social Work with a specialization in community development and a graduation degree in Sociology. Most of her three decades of professional experience is with Bharatiya Yuva shakti Trust (BYST), a not-for-profit organization that promotes entrepreneurship development with  the disadvantaged youth.

Aruna is passionate about creating a change in the society and believes very strongly about the purpose and calling that she has on impacting and mentoring young disadvantaged people. Having grown her career with BYST, she considers herself fortunate to have learned the threads on the job right from starting her career as a mentoring officer, recruiting, inducting, training and engaging mentors. She then moved on to managing the operations at the regional and pan-India level, streamlining and putting together operations systems and processes and consolidating manuals.

Her penchant for spotting talent and natural flair in managing people helped position her to set up and manage the HR department. She is proud to have been an integral part in building the organization brick by brick.

Aruna is an extremely focused, hands on and results-oriented leader. Combining key strengths in relationship building, service representation, and the ability to perform in fast-paced, competitive environment. She has been managing and monitoring BYST’s other emerging and existing verticals and her professional qualifications entitles to partnership programs with corporates, banks, and educational institutions organizations at both national and global level.