Is a management and development sector professional with over 25 years of diversified work experience. She has expertise in setting up people processes for building and scaling up organizations, skilling and training , managing organization change and helping organizations to scale up social impact.
She is Board Director, Empower Pragati ( an NSDC Partner Company ) looking after CSR Operations, Training , HR and Placement. Empower Pragati is one of the top 3 performers in skill development for vulnerable youth in the country. We have skilled over 2 lac youth since 2010.
She was earlier Co-Founder & Director, Phicus Social Solutions , an enterprise working to build scale and sustainability in social projects . She also set up a small firm ( Smart Hobby Ideas Pvt Ltd) to conduct hobbies and recreation activities for adults .
Pritha holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics and Political Science ( Allahabad University) and a Postgraduate Honors Diploma in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations from XLRI, Jamshedpur. She has nearly 17 years experience in Human Resources holding senior positions in large corporates and multinationals both in India and abroad before she hung up her corporate boots to plunge into the Development Sector since 2005.
She has held positions as President , Capacity Building Division for Feedback Ventures Pvt Ltd, one of the largest integrated infrastructure consulting companies in the country . She worked in setting up and managed Projects in large scale R&R( Resettlement & Rehabilitation) programs. She has worked earlier as Project Director,Asia Pacific ( HR) with ICI Inc( currently AKZO NOBEL) at Singapore, Sr .Vice President, Management Development with Bharti Tele Ventures Ltd and GM –HR with EIH Hotels ( Oberoi Hotels & Resorts) .
She has been a visiting faculty with IMT, Ghaziabad for several years , with IIM Bangalore for a term and with MDI Gurgaon on on-going basis.. Pritha is keenly interested in CSR and issues for development and is associated with social causes and NGO’s. She has served on the Board of Sampradan ( Indian Centre for Philanthrophy) and the Delhi Chapter of the National HRD Network where she was instrumental in setting up ‘Beyond Business’ an initiative under the HRD Network to provide capacity building support to NGO’s by linking members and corporate employees to volunteer time and share expertise.
Pritha is a recipient of the British Chevening Young Manager’s Award for scholarship to Leeds University, UK for the year 1997. She did a Summer Course on Art Appreciation & Conflict Archaeology from Cambridge University in 2014. She is also an amateur theatre artist and regularly acts in plays staged by the Hindi Theatre Group, Yavanika.