Smita is the Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer (COO) at LEAD School. LEAD School currently powers student learning at 2000 affordable private schools in India with its Integrated System. Smita is responsible for education research, product development, and capability building.
As the Co-Founder, she has been instrumental in researching and developing the LEAD School system with extensive benchmarking with some of the best education systems of the world and contextualising them for the unique needs of affordable schools across India.
Smita is a big believer in continuous learning. After graduating from Narsee Monjee College and completing her Chartered Accountancy, she has done Executive Programs at Harvard Graduate School of Education and Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Before co-founding LEAD School, Smita founded Sparsh, a non-profit working with the Government of Maharashtra in Anganwadis in Mumbai. Prior to that, Smita spent 9 years in Procter & Gamble, Singapore and India, as a leader in Finance, Treasury and Strategy.