Ms. Kalpana Beesabathuni

Global Lead – Technology & Entrepreneurship
Sight & Life

At Sight and Life, Kalpana Beesabathuni mobilises two of the tectonic movements that are important for the world today – technology & entrepreneurship with a focus on food systems. Based in India, she also manages Sight and Life’s in-country programs. She conceptualised and advances social business models for two flagship initiatives at Sight and Life: “EGGciting Innovations” and “The Nutrition Entrepreneurs”. For more than 13 years, Kalpana’s professional experience spans agriculture, food and renewable energy industries; and nutrition and WASH socio-commercial solutions for the Base of the Pyramid – with SMEs, regional and large businesses.

Kalpana has worked in multi-cultural and science driven contexts fostering product, technology and business model innovation; also as an entrepreneur in healthcare. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, a Master’s in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and a Bachelor’s degree from Indian Institute of Technology (Kharagpur) in Agricultural and Food Engineering.

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