Gayathri B Kalia

Director & Senior Mediator

Gayathri B Kalia is a social change maker who has worked to  converge public policy, public administration and technology for  improving people’s lives and livelihoods. 

She has donned many hats as a civil servant implementing some of the world’s largest developmental programs, as an advisor in multilateral agencies, as a  collaborator with communities and NGOs on rural and farmer livelihoods, disability and child rights, the initiator of the world’s largest rural skill development program and a mentor for social entrepreneurs. In her varied work, she has facilitated many national, international, and multi-lateral negotiations across the spectrum of workplace grievances, gender discrimination complaints, social discrimination complaints, inter-personal disputes, software licensing, IP, project delivery contracts, and complex commercial contracts in infrastructure as well as development sector.

In her many avatars, she has experienced the power of access to justice and the need for a  tool like mediation in the spheres of public policy, business, and interpersonal relationships. She has since been certified in international mediation by ADR ODR, UK; Edwards Mediation Academy, USA; and is employed at the Singapore International Mediation Institute.  She is a certified coach for interpersonal and relational enhancement.  

Ms. Kalia’s areas of experience include founder conflicts in start-ups, insolvency-related issues, family business disputes, breach of contract, turnkey projects, multi-party contracts and PPP projects, gender-related disputes and complaints, workplace discrimination, and family disputes.