Ria Shroff Desai
People and Culture Lead
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As Blume Ventures' first People and Culture head, Ria Shroff Desai works closely with the founders to create an ecosystem of growth, support, innovation and challenge to enable the best and brightest to solve India's most pressing problems.
She has significant international experience living and working in multicultural environments in India, the United States and the Dominican Republic. She has worked extensively with CXO teams and helped them to align strategic goals to actionable objectives, while focusing on building strong, sustainable and smart teams. Her strengths lie in deep stakeholder engagement, setting the foundational blocks for a high-ownership culture and working as a strategic partner to the business to leverage human capital resources.
Ria strongly believes that today's leaders need to be quick decision makers, strategic thinkers and also do good while doing good business. Every business has the potential to make social impact and help societies and economies develop and grow.
Outside of the office, she is passionate about supporting non-profit and social sector organizations through probono consulting. She has run three half-marathons and is planning for her fourth. She speaks Spanish fluently, and also understands German and Portuguese.