Managing Director and Founder of Mandala Spices, Singapore, Dr. Meenakshi is an award-winning speaker, international entrepreneur, and recognised as one of ASIA’S 100 WOMEN POWER LEADERS 2023 from Singapore. She is the recipient of “Women of Excellence 2022” at the Women Economic Forum (WEF).
Meenakshi is the G100 Global Chair of Alliances and Alumni Wing at the club G100. G100 is an influential group of 100 Women Leaders from across the globe leading 100 wings in diverse domains, accelerating actions for achieving gender equality.
Meenakshi also leads as President of Singapore – India Business Council, WICCI (Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry).
Originally from Jhansi, India, Meenakshi graduated with an English Literature degree and went on to pursue a Master’s in Film making from AJK Mass Communication Research Centre in Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. She is an Associate Alumni of Singapore Management University and resides in Singapore.
Meenakshi has significant expertise working with C-suite executives to build new business verticals and initiatives. During her career spanning more than a decade she’s worked tirelessly in the nonprofit and charity sectors, engaged with empowering women and children in impoverished communities, particularly in South East Asia, through education, mentorship, volunteering, training, and fundraising for NGO’s on a national and international scale.
She is deeply passionate about reskilling and returnships for enabling women to return to work and resume careers after a gap. After running a successful career in the corporate world, Meenakshi found her calling in founding her own business—her childhood passion.
She mentors students at National University of Singapore through NUS Women in Business, empowering all to dream and drive their ambitions and aspirations with confidence and support.
Having lived in various countries including India, Singapore, France, Spain, and Thailand—Meenakshi believes that connections enable us to make the globe more accessible and available to everyone around us. She is a strong believer in the network effect and advocates creating an ecosystem of networks where various community groups (expats), diplomats; NGOs; government agencies; corporations; institutional pathways can come together to foster the emergence of innovative mindsets and sustainable solutions.
Meenakshi represented India at UNESCO and continues to engage with UN related alliances and networks to proliferate possibilities of partnerships and collaborations.
Meenakshi has dedicated her career to supporting women worldwide in all walks of life through the power of local and global alliances.
She is the recipient of the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, honoris Causa (PH.D), from Rai Technology University in Bengaluru, India.