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Advisory Council Member

Vandana Saxena Poria


Vandana Saxena Poria is a multifaceted professional—a mindset expert, counter-factual thinker, seasoned entrepreneur, chartered accountant, and a TEDx Speaker, among other roles. Honored with an OBE from HM The Queen and recognized as a Top 100 UK-India Influencer, Vandana’s mission is to redefine the value of lives alongside businesses. She co-authored the late Alyque Padamsee’s final book, ‘Let Me Hijack Your Mind,’ and serves as the Chief Alarmist of The Human Alarm Clock, a consultancy that provides transformative insights to organizations. Her work has garnered trust from industry giants like Tata Sons and FIS Global and spans everything from Learning & Development and Strategy to Diversity & Inclusion. Notably, Vandana’s definition of recognition extends beyond global accolades to include heartfelt appreciation from the street corners of Koregaon Park. A mother to two teenagers, she’s as committed to mentoring the next generation as she is to re-imagining today’s corporate landscapes.