President and Managing Director, AREVA India Pvt Ltd.
Prior to joining AREVA, she worked for 3 years with ATKINS, one of the largest engineering consultancies in UK. While working in ATKINS – UK, for growing services of the company in Instrumentation & Control, she worked with important customers viz. EDF and Magnox, the 2 major companies involved in new builds, generation and decommissioning activities respectively, in UK’s Nuclear sector. Later, she was handpicked by the company to lead and set up an offshore extended arm of ATKINS - Energy division of UK in India. As Head of Energy, in India, she grew its business in Nuclear, Transmission & Distribution and Oil & Gas, while working for its parent UK group.
Before this, she has had a long innings of 24 years in Nuclear sector while working with Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. (NPCIL), the only utility engaged in Nuclear power generation in India. It is in this tenure that she got groomed into a nuclear professional. Growing from strength to strength during this period in NPCIL, it also shaped her knowledge and experience in various aspects of Nuclear power plant value chain over and above her primary work area of Control & Instrumentation.
She started her career with Jyoti Ltd, Baroda as a Junior engineer where her work on high efficiency motor received significant recognition.
She holds an Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering from MSU, Baroda and an Executive MBA from IIM Bangalore.