Recognized both globally & nationally as a key player in the Indian entrepreneurial ecosystem for helping co-found many entrepreneur focused organisations. She has been an active Angel investor and a successful entrepreneur with M&A as well as listing experience. Today she mentors start- ups, angel investors and drives policy making for seed / angel investing in the country. • Co-Founder & President, Indian Angel Network (IAN) : Built India’s First & World’s Largest angel investor network – awarded the “Best Angel Investing Platform”. Within a decade, IAN has become a global network with over 450 investors from 10 countries, comprising a portfolio of over 130 companies across 17 sectors based in 7 countries. She operationalised IAN’s international operations in London (launched by Prime Minister Cameron) – making it the only angel group in the world to set up operations outside of its home country. She was a key enabler in in the creation of Lankan Angel Network in Sri Lanka. • Executive Director, The Indus Entrepreneurs (TIE), Delhi chapter : As the first ED of TIE Delhi, she operationalised the chapter, and put it on a sound footing. Today, TIE Delhi is the best performing chapter amongst all TIE chapters worldwide on a consistent basis, for the last 5 years. TIE is the world’s largest organization focused on entrepreneurship with over 16,000 members across 60+ chapters from 14 countries • Co-Founder IAN Incubator : In partnership with the Indian Government, she co-founded a unique model of an incubator, which leverages over 400 mentors to provide mentoring & domain expertise to young innovative companies to set them on the path of high growth ventures, creating a successful cohort of companies raising monies and building profitable businesses • Executive Director, Indian Venture Capital Association (IVCA) : Operationalised India’s oldest VC & PE organisation which plays a leading role in India’s VC / Private equity ecosystem in India including policy intervention with the government. • Member of various Government committees such as Committee of Telecom Centre of Excellence, Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Ministry of Finance, SEBI etc. • Member, Governing Council of EM3 Services, a nation building venture, seeking to create a paradigm shift in the Indian agricultural sector by improving productivity • Non-Executive Director on the board of Omaxe Ltd, one of India’s leading ‘publicly listed’ real estate development companies In her corporate avatar at Xansa India, (Xansa was a US$800mn company listed on LSE before being acquired by Steria), she led several key functions. She set up the US operations for the company creating a profitable US$25mn business in less than 2 years. She was a key member of the corporate strategy and M&A team as the Company went public, forged joint ventures and merger. A graduate with English Honours, Padmaja then completed her MBA as well as Chartered Accountancy (intermediate). She was recently awarded the ‘Women of the Decade in Investment Banking’ by the Women Economic Forum.