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Veena Janet Basil

Veena Janet Basil

Programme Assistant

Veena brings over 24 years of experience with her to The Council. She supports the CEO’s office through efficient handling of information and correspondence, and by managing travel plans, itineraries, and daily schedules. Her role involves nurturing relationships with clients and colleagues at all levels of the organisation.

Veena finds inspiration in simple everyday things and prides herself in conducting her work with excellence and integrity. Veena started her career in 1991 and has worked with companies as varied as India TV, NDTV, Mawana Sugars, and Honda.

She holds an undergraduate degree in Office Management and Secretarial Practice from the University of Mangalore. She loves gardening and cooking, and is an avid animal lover. Her love for dogs knows no bounds.

  • 2spoons of sugar per cup
  • 4languages spoken
  • 70plants grown
  • What I believe in


    Each of us has a vision of good and of evil. We have to encourage people to move towards what they think is good... Everyone has his own idea of good and evil, and must choose to follow the good and fight evil as he conceives them. That would be enough to make the world a better place.


    Pope Francis


    What Others say


    There’s more to Veena besides her calm outlook towards work. She’s an impatient gardener and adding more flowers to her garden brings her joy.


    Poonam Nagar Koti

    Programme Associate