Team

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Learn more about the people behind DWIH New Delhi and the work that helps us achieve our mission.

Dr. Katja Lasch
Director
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Dr. Katja Lasch is responsible for DWIH New Delhi’s strategic management. At the same time, she heads the DAAD Regional Office in New Delhi. She is responsible for the coordination and strategic development of DAAD activities in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. Prior to her work in India, she headed the DAAD’s International Research Marketing Division at the head office in Bonn and the DAAD Information Centre in Bucharest (Romania).

Her professional focus and interests lie in the field of international university and research cooperation, science-based entrepreneurship, and marketing for higher education and research institutions. Katja Lasch holds a doctorate in history and is also qualified in business administration.

Aadishree Jamkhedkar
Head of Programmes
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Aadishree Jamkhedkar manages overall projects, communication, and budgets at the DWIH New Delhi. Further, she supports its network development and strategy. Her current interests are in science policy and cooperation for science-based entrepreneurship.

For close to a decade, she has driven projects for Indo-German cooperation, working closely with industry and political stakeholders.

She has an M.Sc in Life-Sciences from St. Xavier’s College, University of Mumbai. She is trained in intercultural management and German language.
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Ramneet Mehta
Programme Officer – Events
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Ramneet Mehta is responsible for event management and general office administration at the DWIH New Delhi. She coordinates all the events and meetings with the DWIH supporters and partner organizations for various projects.

Previously, she has worked with the programme and policy leads at the Science and Prosperity departments at the British High Commission. She started her career in marketing and communication initiatives at the DAAD New Delhi.

Ramneet is an M.A. in Sociology and holds a B.com(H) degree from Delhi University.

Tanya Bansal
Programme Officer – Communications
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Tanya Bansal manages the communication activities of DWIH New Delhi. She is responsible for the website, social media, and other communication channels of the organization.

Formerly, she has been associated with the International Centre of Advanced Studies ‘Metamorphoses of the Political’ (ICAS:MP)- Max Weber Stiftung, majorly handling communication activities and supporting the administration.

Tanya holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English Literature from Delhi University.

Shefali Sachdeva
Programme Intern
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Shefali Sachdeva is supporting the current special projects of the DWIH New Delhi. She is conducting background research on SME Technology Cooperation, Entrepreneurship, and Sustainable Innovation. Further, she is assisting the team with communication and events.

Shefali holds a Master’s degree in Biotechnology from Hochschule Offenburg, Germany. She has strong research skills and has previously worked as a Patent Analyst for a start-up.