Fundraising. Events. Project Management
Sunil Oommen is President of Oommen Consulting, a boutique practice focused on fundraising, events, and project management.
Sunil founded Oommen Consulting after spending 20 years developing a broad base of skills and expertise in fundraising, communications, and community relations.
Most recently, Sunil served as Senior Director of Development for Human Rights First, a nonprofit, nonpartisan international human rights organization. Prior to Human Rights First, he served in various fundraising and leadership roles at Amnesty International USA, A Better Chance, South Asian Youth Action, GLAAD, and the New York Blood Center.
As part of his commitment to giving back, he served on the Board of Directors for South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) in various capacities (including Board Chair) for 10 years. He currently serves as a Board Member and Chair of the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access Committee of the New York City Chapter of the Association of Fund Raising Professionals.
Sunil entered the fundraising field after a tenure in public relations and marketing. He helped develop communications strategies and conducted media relations for top-tier nonprofit organizations, government agencies and corporations, including Heidrick & Struggles, Cross-Cultural Solutions, Project People Foundation, KPMG, Cendant Corporation, CV Therapeutics, and the New Jersey State Government.
Sunil is also honored to have had substantive, global learning experiences through positions at the French Embassy in Washington, DC; Susan Davis International, a public relations firm in Washington, DC; Media et Compagnie, a public relations firm in Paris, France; and the Galerie Diurne, an art gallery in Paris, France.
In 2014, he was selected for the American Express NGen Fellows Program (organized through Independent Sector) for accomplished and innovative leaders under age 40 in the nonprofit sector. That same year, he graduated from Ready to Lead®, the highly-selective signature training program by New American Leaders for immigrants and first-generation Americans who have great promise in running for political office or serving as government official appointees.
A resident of New York City, Sunil earned an MS degree from the London School of Economics and a BA degree from American University in Washington, DC.
Pronouns: he, his, him.