Profile of Marie Banu


Contact details

5059, 19th Street, G Block,
Annanagar West, Chennai - 600040
Mobile: +91 9884700029
mariebanu@san-india.org

Summary of Experience in Social Accounting and Audit

Marie Banu is the Director of Centre for Social Initiative and Management (CSIM) Chennai. She is trained in Social Accounting and Audit. She has attended the Master Class in Social Accounting and Audit conducted by Mr. Patrick Boase and Mr. Alan Kay of Social Audit Network, UK; and been mentored by Mr. Mike Swain of Social Audit Network, UK and Ms. Latha Suresh of Social Audit Network, India.

She has audited the social accounts of Friends of Coconut Tree (Coconut Development Board) in Kerala; and ICAI UAE (Dubai) Chapter; SOHAM in Kolkata; and CONCERN, a de-addiction home, in Chennai. She is now facilitating the writing of social accounts for Stella Maris College, Chennai..

She handles sessions in Social Audit Master Classes and trains prospective Social Auditors. She also conducts impact assessments of projects funded by leading Corporate Foundations across India..

General Background

Marie Banu holds a Management degree and has over 20+ years of development work experience. She has worked for national as well as international development organisations - Danida, Action Aid and Oxfam International - and managed the International and National Media for Oxfam International's entire tsunami response program in India (2005 to 2009). She has authored several books and research publications and is a trainer in Fundraising, Social Audit, and Social Entrepreneurship.

In 2009, she joined Centre for Social Initiative and Management as Head - Communications. She was instrumental in launching CSIM's tabloid 'Conversations' in 2010 which was later renamed as 'Conversations Today' in 2013. She is the Chief Editor for this monthly tabloid and writes articles for this publication besides interviewing celebrities in social work. This publication focuses exclusively on social issues and is registered with the Registrar of Newspapers for India.

She is a member of Regional Complaints Committee at Reserve Bank of India; member of Staff Grievance Redressal Cell at Loyola College, Chennai; and Internal Complaints Committee member of Bosch Electrical Drives India Private Limited.

Marie Banu has received the REX Karmaveer Global Fellowship 2014-15 and Karmaveer Chakra for her commendable work for the society.