Poorvi Shah

Poorvi Shah

Chief Executive Officer | Katalyst 

Poorvi joined as the CEO of Katalyst in January 2015. Katalyst, an initiative of Third Sector Partners, focuses on girls from low income communities who are pursing STEM education by enhancing their employability and leadership skills through various developmental interventions. The vision of Katalyst is to see every girl in leadership position in various sectors. Poorvi has been honoured under 25 most influential women in India – 2017 by CEO magazine. She was a panelist in the Global Women in STEM leadership Summit labelled “Design Your Future” held in Atlanta in March 2018.

In addition, Poorvi has over ten year of experience with The Akanksha Foundation in various capacity including student enrichment, leadership development, recruitment, induction, teacher training and fund raising.

Before turning to Social Sector, Poorvi was with Price Waterhouse LLP, NY and then with Indocean Venture Capital and IndAsia Fund Advisors, Bombay, one of the first venture capital firms in India. Poorvi has done her B.Com. and MBA in Finance and International Business.