Anitha Vadavatha is a global strategist, innovation & partnerships architect, and an entrepreneur. She is the Founder of Misu Labs and has had a checkered background with 15+ years in management consulting for Fortune 100 clients and held several key roles in global corporations & startups.
Currently Anitha is a General Manager at Sheth Leadership Academy, an education & content company, leading its product, international market and general management. Previously Anitha co-founded Animac Business Group, a boutique strategy consulting practice and she was part of executive leadership at India China America Institute, a non-profit think tank focused on researching the trilateral relationship between the three largest consumer economies. Her corporate & consulting career included working in India and USA for BearingPoint Inc.(former KPMG Consulting), GE Commercial Distribution Finance (GE Capital), Intelligroup Asia Pvt. Ltd, and CySphere; where she held various roles in startup development & operations, executive & board management, strategy, quality, operations & hr, product/program management, and marketing.
Anitha is deeply engaged with community & global organizations on entrepreneurship, international affairs, and science & technology. She is a Co-Leader of XPRIZE San Francisco Think Tank and previously Anitha was a founding Chairwoman of Young & Emerging Leaders of World Affairs Council of Atlanta. She designed, led & moderated topical conferences, thought leadership summits on International Strategy for BRICS & frontier markets, Globalization, Emerging Markets, Executive Leadership, Refugees, 21st century Leadership, and Global Outsourcing. Besides she was a Managing Editor of ICA Institute’s economic sectoral outlooks and served as a mentor on ‘startup development’ for TiE Atlanta SocialX accelerator & TYE programs.
Anitha earned her degrees in Accounting, Marketing & Advertising from India and executive education in Exponential Technologies (Singularity University), Global Growth Entrepreneurship (India School of Business), Emerging Market Strategies (Georgia State University) and International Management (Thunderbird School of International Management). Anitha is a recipient of Outstanding Leadership award from WACA YL and was nominated for ABC 40 under 40 of Atlanta, GA.