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Romita Ghosh

President, India-Germany Business Council

India

Romita’s tryst with healthcare started when she was diagnosed with Stage-2 Cancer. After entering remission, she has been sanguine about helping those who have been less fortunate than her. Her first step was to dive into Cancer-Research but a zealous desire to see tangible changes in Patients’ lives made her shift from research to the Industry. A serial entrepreneur since then, she has founded, burnt, learnt and started up again. MedSamaan is her award winning fourth venture through which she intends to create a positive and lasting social impact by making medical devices accessible and affordable, irrespective of regional, social or financial standing. Her work in this field has taken her across the mountainous villages of Spiti to the hinterland villages of Uttar Pradesh to the urban slums of Mumbai. She is a healthcare fellow entrepreneur at IIT Hyderabad and is being ably supported by UN Women, myGov and US Dept of State. The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, Entrepreneur magazine and HerStory have featured Romita’s work. Romita won the Most Inspiring Woman Entrepreneur Award at the Orange Flower Awards 2017. She was also awarded HT Woman 2018 by Shri Yogi Adityanath Hon'ble Chief Minister, Uttar Pradesh. She has won the Startup Entrepreneur of the Year Award and Planet Pride Award as well. Recently, she was one of the 11 finalist at Shri Shakti COVID Challenge. Besides holding a double majors in Biotechnology and Biochemistry and an MBA in Biotechnology Management, Romita is also an alumnus of IIM, Udaipur and Welingkar’s Institute, Mumbai. She is qualified Tech Entrepreneur from Stanford and is also an accomplished photographer of international repute, having been featured by CNN, ND Awards and Feature Shoot magazine. Romita has been playing an active role in India’s Startup Eco-system. She is a National Thought Leader at CIMSME and Business Mentor at FICCI TheGreater50. She has been invited as an Expert Speaker at various international trade fora. As a Woman Change-Maker in South Asia, Women’s empowerment is close to Romita’s heart. She is a signatory of Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) and is a member of review committee for Her&Now Empowering Women Entrepreneurs. As a woman entrepreneur breaking the proverbial glass-ceiling, she has been inspiring women to follow their passion.

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