Zia Ahmed works as a Consultant with IDIA. She graduated from the Government Law College, Mumbai, and worked as a Senior Associate with Wadia Ghandy & Co., Mumbai, where she specialised in Banking and Finance law. At IDIA, she handles a range of matters including public interest litigation matters as part of IDIA’s P-PIL (Promoting Public Interest Lawyering) initiative. Her interests beyond the law extend to travel and the culinary arts – especially baking (she has a certificate on Baking and Patisserie from Sophia Polytechnic, Mumbai and has also spent some time working in some of the top restaurant kitchens in Mumbai). She is also a Managing Committee member of the National Sponsorship Council, Mumbai – an NGO set up in 1972, with a vision to promote education of children from economically weaker sections.