Programme Officer, Asia for TrustLaw
Simit Bhagat is the Programme Officer, Asia for TrustLaw. Based out of their Mumbai office, Simit Bhagat works across the region to support their network of NGOs, social enterprises, in-house counsels and law firms in the region. Simit Bhagat joined the Thomson Reuters Foundation in March 2017. He works to promote pro bono legal practice and expand their network.
Simit is a journalist-turned-development practitioner and has previously worked in various roles that involved programme management, project implementation, monitoring and reporting on environmental issues. Prior to joining the Foundation, Simit worked at Tata Trusts on programme management and identifying grant making opportunities in the Media, Arts and Culture Portfolio.
Simit has a Master of Arts degree in Science, Society and Development from the Institute of Development Studies at University of Sussex, UK and a Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication from Mumbai. He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Mumbai University. He received a certificate in Environment Reporting from the International Institute of Journalism, Berlin, Germany.