Coordination Team

Satyarupa Shekhar

Asia Pacific Coordinator


Satyarupa provides overall leadership and coordination in the Asia Pacific region for the development of holistic and inclusive strategies to dramatically reduce plastic production, pollution, and usage. She works with and supports frontline communities and organizations – leaders in their right – working to promote sustainable, effective, and locally-driven initiatives.

Prior to joining BFFP, Satyarupa has worked with policy research and advocacy groups to make visible communities and issues that remain invisible to and neglected by governments and the general public. She has worked with Chennai’s city government and a Tamil Nadu state department to improve their data-management practices to plan civic infrastructure better, institute zero-waste systems and single-use plastic ban, and has supported the creation of data that has been used by the city government and courts to provide evidence for failures in service provision.

Satyarupa holds a Masters’s degree in Economics from the University of Hyderabad, and a European Masters in Law and Economics degree.