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On this Women’s Day, Kobster feels proud to appreciate the success and development of women in the Procurement and Supply Chain Industry.

Procurement is a challenging sector in every organization and when a woman owns it, we are sure it is in safe hands. The women so tender, yet so powerful, has the personality that is magnetic and draws great results where ever they step in.

As the statistics states, there are around 28% of women in the labour force. Among which there is very less percentage of women in the procurement industry. Procurement could simply be unfamiliar to many women, and therefore not considered as a viable source of opportunity. Beyond which are some successful women who have topped this industry and have taken it all in their hands.

Kobster is glad to feature those successful and upcoming powerful women in the Procurement Industry. With their grit and dedication, they are adding great values to the industry.


Padmini Mishrra 

Global Head -Human Resource & Administration, Cox & Kings Limited

Working since 1982, Padmini is now working for more than 3 decades. Her perspective on procurement and women’s contribution to the industry is unique and the experiences she gained over the last 35 years adds solid credibility to it. She started her career at the age of 19 with the Taj Group of Hotels. Over the years she has worked with GE, Wipro and Aditya Birla.  Even today she holds a powerful grit to learn and accomplish every day. Read Full Story


Sandhya Advani 

Group Manager – AdministrationAccelya Kale Solutions Limited

Sandhya Advani is a powerful woman in the procurement industry today. She started her career in 1999 and holds 27 years of experience in varied domains. Sandhya is a highly educated woman of intelligence and simplicity. She has worked in various domains such as IT, Aviation, Education, BPO, and Travel. She faces challenges boldly and looks at each challenge as an opportunity to make things better. Read Full Story


Kalpana Shankar (Ex-Vice President – Facilities Management &  Administration)

Head – Real Estate & Services ( India & West Asia), WPP

Kalpana is a strong and compassionate woman. She started her career with Citigroup Global Service and moved on to become the greatest contributor in the procurement Industry when she became the Vice President – Facilities Management & Administration for Aegis Limited.

She is a believer in her own self and wants to let her true self-shine. Kalpana very rightly stated that “Be a critic of your own work to grow bigger”. She believes that once you ought to achieve something one should give their best shot to achieve it. Read Full Story


Major Aditi Mohan  (Ex-Army Service Corps) 

Vice President –Facilities & Infrastructure, Security & Employee Transportation & General Services Fidelity National Financial India Private Limited

Major Aditi Mohan’s attitude towards life is so optimistic, that it is visible in every path of her journey. The transition from being an officer in uniform to the corporate world was certainly not a cake walk but with her grit and honesty, she has reached great heights.

She has worn many hats in the last 22 years of her service in this industry. Major Aditi Mohan is a true example of a woman who is ageing gracefully, as she moulds herself beautifully at every phase of her life and perceives life positively. Read Full Story


Pooja Prakashlal Achantani

India Procurement Lead, Virtusa Consulting Private Limited

Pooja is a vibrant personality. She began her career with Parle Products as an Account Executive and then moved to Britannia. She is currently working with Virtusa and holds more than 10+ years of experience. She mentioned that she had never dreamt of being in Procurement, but her brilliance in negotiation has helped her try new things. Today, she is happy to have chosen this industry and has gained greater levels of exposure through practical scenarios. Read Full Story


Shilpa Karia Shah

Vice President & Head Corporate Services, DSP BlackRock Investment Managers Private Limited

Shilpa is the People’s Person. Beginning her career in 1998, Shilpa is moving strongly ahead in the industry of procurement.  With nearly 20 years of experience, her constant urge to learn and develop is what has helped her contribute to many organizations in varied domains. Shilpa is one women leaders who look at life as an opportunity to learn and accomplish great things. Read Full Story


Rakhi Binoy

Country Real Estate & Procurement Expert, – India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh & Iran DNV GL – Global Shared Services

Rakhi Binoy has over a decade of experience in the facilities management and procurement industry. As taught to be humble and strong, she mentions that appreciating yourself is important to stay motivated in the corporate world. Read Full Story


Varsha Kaushal

Dy. Director – Materials P. D. Hinduja National Hospital & Medical Research Centre

Honesty and zealous are the two words that summarize her identity. With her expertise in Supply Chain and great regards to healthcare, she has remained objective in her approach. Her years of dedication in doing voluntary service has helped her define success to be a good leader and to have a proper balance in life both personally, and professionally. Her integrity at work and personal space are what makes her what she is today. Read Full Story


Gazala Imam

Administration and Procurement, Allstate Solutions Private Limited

Gazala Imam is an amiable and intellectual person. Her simplicity and her grounded attitude is something one should adopt. With over 9 years of experience in varied industries, she started her career in the Travel and then moved to HR and Administration. She believes in staying focused and is confident to contribute more to this industry. Read Full Story



Senior Executive – Administration FLSmidth Private Limited

Swathy holds pride in being a woman and setting an example for many women in today’s generation. She believes in delivering the best in everything that comes her way. Swathy is inspired by Dr Srikala Prasad who is extremely dedicated to her profession and offers a selfless service.  Read Full Story


Sangeeta Mondal

Regional Procurement Manager, Blue Dart Express Limited

Ambitious and determined are the two perfect words that define Sangeeta. With 7 years of experience in her in Logistics and Procurement industry, she has outgrown as a powerful woman of today’s time. Post her education, she started off her career with the Taj Group of Hotels and is now adding her potential and driving change at Blue Dart Express Limited. She is a woman of diligence in both her professional life and personal life. Read Full Story

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