Suchandra has over 22 years of experience in the development sector in the thematic areas of Livelihood, Urban and Rural Development, Poverty Alleviation, Panchayati Raj and Local Governance, WASH, Health and Family Welfare, Gender Issues, and Education. Suchandra was working as Director Client Solutions in the Social & Public Enterprise Division of Nielsen India Pvt. Ltd. till September 2020, having joined the organization in 1998. In her previous work in Nielsen, she has successfully managed more than 100 studies for the Government of India, State Governments, Bilateral and Multilateral Agencies, Local and International NGOs, and Think Tank Organisations. She has led almost all types of surveys – baseline, midline, end line, concurrent monitoring, impact assessments, training needs assessment, KAP surveys, and census and has traveled extensively across India for monitoring of fieldwork.
Suchandra has a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Jadavpur University Kolkata and master’s in urban planning from School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi. During the initial years of her career, she was involved in a number of GIS projects and was part of the team involved in preparing digital maps for close to 100 large cities in India and geo-demographic analysis. Suchandra undertook a short-term assignment at Nielsen MMRD (Yangon, Myanmar) (July 2019 - Dec 2019), she has played a key role in establishing social research unit in Myanmar.
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