Meet Prativa Mohapatra, the trailblazing Vice President and Managing Director of Adobe India, leading the way in digital innovation and diversity in tech leadership.
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Prativa Mohapatra: Breaking Barriers in Tech Leadership
Imagine being the first woman to lead a big company that makes cool computer programs. That is Prativa Mohapatra! She has become the Vice President and Managing Director of Adobe India. Let us dive into this groundbreaking moment and see how she takes charge.
A Remarkable First
Prativa Mohapatra has made history. She is the very first woman to be the big boss (Vice et al.) of Adobe India. This is a big deal because Adobe makes important computer software many people use.
Steering Adobe India Towards Success
Prativa, who used to work at IBM (another tech company), will now be in charge of Adobe’s work in India. This means she will lead the company’s growth in three important areas:
- Adobe Experience Cloud – This helps businesses create amazing digital experiences.
- Adobe Creative Cloud – This is where the magic happens for artists and creators.
- Adobe Document Cloud – This makes handling documents on computers super easy.
Working Together for Better Stuff
Prativa will also work closely with smart people who make new products at Adobe. They want to create even better things and give customers the best experiences.
Leading the Sales Team
Prativa will be the boss of some other important people, too. These people lead the teams that sell Adobe’s software in India. Some of them are Nitin Singhal, Girish Balachandran, and Vyshak Venugopal. They are like the captains of different teams in a sports game.
Learning and Growing
Prativa’s journey to the top is impressive. She learned about computers and engineering at a college in Rourkela. After that, she went to another place to learn more about business and money. She is good at managing systems and finance.
Conclusion: Paving the Way for Others
Prativa Mohapatra’s achievement is like a superhero story. She has broken a big barrier in the tech world by becoming the first female Vice President and Managing Director of Adobe India. Her leadership is making a path for other women to follow, and she is using her skills to make Adobe’s software even better.
Female Managing Directors of Adobe
Prativa Mohapatra joins Adobe to become the company’s first female business leader as managing director in India; other Asian countries with female managing directors include:
Mary Woo – Managing Director, Korea
Mary Woo focuses on assisting businesses with digital transformation and directly cooperating with Korean customers to strengthen business resilience in the digital economy.
Mary Woo has over 28 years of experience in the software and IT industries, with a track record of successfully driving cloud transformation and business growth for large and small enterprises.
Mary previously led two organisations at Microsoft Korea before joining Adobe in August 2020.
Suzanne Steele – Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand
Suzanne is a customer-focused leader who understands the value of client connections in terms of competitive differentiation and growth.
Adobe Australia and New Zealand are at the forefront of a market where no industry is immune from digital disruption.
In her role, Suzanne is responsible for driving the Australian and New Zealand business to new levels and supporting customers to realise their mission of delivering exceptional experiences.
Suzanne has over 25 years of experience leading and motivating management teams in the data, software, and analytics industries. She has worked in North America, the United Kingdom, and Singapore and has held senior positions at:
- Visa Europe
- CACI London
- Morgan Stanley
Suzanne joined Adobe at the end of 2017 after two years as Managing Director of Experian’s ANZ operations, where she showed proven success in delivering high performance and engagement during a period of significant business transformation.