Smarinita Shetty

Co-Founder and CEO, India Development Review

Smarinita Shetty is co-founder and CEO at India Development Review, Asia's largest media platform for the development sector.  She has more than 24 years of experience leading functions across strategy, operations, sales and business development, largely in startup environments within corporates and social enterprises. Her core expertise and skills lie in building new markets and ecosystems; she has done this successfully with knowledge process outsourcing, low-income housing and adolescent girl empowerment. 
Prior to IDR, Smarinita worked at Dasra, Monitor Inclusive Markets (now FSG), JP Morgan and The Economic Times. She also co-founded Netscribes–India’s first knowledge process outsourcing firm in 2000.  
Smarinita was the consulting editor for the inaugural issue of Impact India–published by the Stanford Social Innovation Review. Her work and opinion have been featured in The Economist, Times of India, Mint and The Economic Times. Smarinita has a BE in Computer Engineering and an MBA in Finance, both from Mumbai University.