Jemina Talja/ CEO

Jemina joined Adventure Ashram in 2018. She has a long history in fundraising and third sector senior management in the UK and Europe, and she has also worked as a fundraising consultant delivering growth and strategy development for small charities. Jemina has worked for a range of organisations and causes, but her specialist areas are international development and gender.

Jemina is currently a Trustee of a small charity supporting young women from disadvantaged backgrounds into journalism, digital media and filmmaking, and has previously sat on the board of the Finnish Institute of Fundraising and Finnish Red Nose Day.


Jemina first visited India in 1998 when she spent two months travelling around the country and visiting local grassroots projects as part of her international development course. She often pinpoints this journey across India as the starting point for her lifelong wanderlust and love of adventure.