National Board

Ravneet Pawha

National Vice Chair

Ravneet Pawha

With over 28 years of experience in the international education, research, training, and upskilling sector, Ravneet has been instrumental in setting up global collaborations and strategic partnerships. She set up the Deakin University operation in India in 1994, the first ever international ‘University office’ in India of any foreign education provider.

As the CEO (South Asia), she has developed 20+ strong holistic partnerships across Government, academia, industry and research specifically for Deakin University in India / South Asia and has contributed to its immense success globally. As the Vice President (Global Alliances), she works on strategic interventions for Deakin University across the globe and advises the senior executive on innovative models of engagement across education, research, and re-skilling.

She works across government, academia, and industry. She has been instrumental in creating a strong framework between India and Australia around smart manufacturing, health care technologies, agritech, food, water, environment, future sustainable infrastructure, and emerging technologies. She is the Chairperson of Business and Community Foundation (BCF), board member of India Australia Business and Community Awards (IABCA), Chair of education of Indo-Australia Chamber of Commerce (IACC), Adviser to Australia India Institute, and member of various national and international associations and forums including the Rajasthan Royals, Confederation of Indian Industry, Federation of Indian Chambers, Australia India Chamber of Commerce, India Sports Council, ANZIBA to name a few.

She is a recipient of the Business and Community awards 2018 and Exceptional Woman of Excellence in Women Economic Forum 2019. She has been awarded with various Vice Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence and outstanding contribution to building economic, social, and human capital. In 2021, Ravneet featured in the top 10 “Women of Indian Origin making difference in Australia”. She was awarded – Women Empowerment Entrepreneur Award by Asia One for 2020-21.

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