Saumya has been a social entrepreneur in India for the past 8 years. Saumya is currently the co-founder and Chief Programs Officer of Kheyti, a social enterprise helping smallholder farmers in India overcome income variability through affordable, modular greenhouses bundled with services. She’s won various awards such as the CommonBond Social Impact Award, Kellogg Social Entrepreneurship Award and MassChallenge Israel Diamond Award for her work. She was also selected as a Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneur in 2019.
Prior to Kheyti, Saumya spent three years in the vocational training sector in India through YellowLeaf and B-ABLE. Saumya has done her undergrad from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University and has an M.B.A. from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. Saumya has been selected as a StartingBloc Fellow 2014, an Ashoka Emerging Innovator 2016 and a Zell Fellow 2017.