Amrita Verma Chowdhury

Independent Director

She is presently the Director of Gaia, an Urban Tech firm providing insights-as-a-service for Smart Sites and Smart Cities. She is a business strategist, engineer & innovator. She brings a unique understanding of business growth, technology, digital spaces and branding.

Previously, she has served as President & CEO of DY Works (Future Group); Country Head South Asia for Harlequin (Torstar); and Associate Director, Education for South Asia for Harvard Business School. She has provided Board advisory and strategy consulting for Fortune 100 clients with AT Kearney in USA and Oppeus in Australia. She started her journey in innovation and product development with Applied Materials in California.

Amrita has been an Independent Director on the Board of Simmonds Marshall, a BSE listed auto ancillaries firm, since 2015, where she serves on the Audit and CSR Committees. She is on the Board of Drishtant, a tech startup for the social sector.

She holds degrees in B.Tech. from IIT Kanpur, MS from UC Berkeley, and MBA from Carnegie Mellon - Tepper Business School. She holds 7 US patents for semi-conductor manufacturing and is also the author of two books.