Arumugam has 27 years of international experience designing and managing several medium and large-sized program operations and consulting for livelihood promotion and poverty reduction, community centered child development, water and sanitation, youth engagement and humanitarian response.
Arumugam Gurusamy joined Water.org in the role of Sr. Business Operations Manager and manages and supports the operations across India programs, including business planning & support, fiscal & administrative management, risk & audit management and human resources management.
Prior to joining Water.org, Arumugam has worked at senior level management positions with leading national and international non-governmental organizations such as Welthungerhilfe South Asia (German Based INGO), Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC, Canadian based INGO involved in child-centric community development mainly in education, WASH and health), SIPA (fair trade organization, supported by Oxfam, UK), and Tamilnadu Small and Tiny Industries Association, a nationally-based large network of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) offering members support on business development services, training, guidance, counseling, information sharing and linkages. He has gained versatile expertise in both program and finance administration through the years in five key sectors: education, WASH, health, sustainable livelihood development and strengthening community-based organizations.
Commitment to Water.org
“Water supply and sanitation in India continues to be inadequate, despite longstanding efforts by the various levels of government and communities. There is a need to impart innovative and demand-driven approaches in rural water supply, community-led total sanitation and public-private partnerships to ensure continuity of the water supply and the use of microloans to improve access to water and sanitation.
It is my utmost pleasure to be part of Water.org to promote significant changes through community based/owned sustainable projects and programs. I will sincerely make every effort to contribute my expertise to implement the mission of the organization.”
Bachelor of Science, Math
Master, Business Administration (Management Philosophy)
Doctorate in Philosophy (Ph.D.), Business Development support Services / Entrepreneurship