Dr. Bījna Kotak Dasanī

Bijna is a banker-turned-venture capitalist and entrepreneur. She advises and serves the Boards of various groups across the globe. Her roles include those of Managing & Operating Partner, Advisor to /Member of the Investment Committee, (Non) Executive Director.

Bijna has also co-authored features in publications including following books: Disruptors II (2023), Bias Breakers (2023), The Seamless Middle East ebook (2022), CIO NET’s Digital Transformation Cookbook (2022), Aspire To (2021), The Ultimate Professional Networker’s Guidebook Volume 1 (2019) and Women Kind: Unlocking the power of women supporting women (2018). She is also featured in the Citywire Tech Travels Podcast (2021), is a former host and presenter of the Women in Business TV show (2018) and featured on the Dream Corner podcast (2012) as well as many others.

Bijna has been honoured by The Princess Royal, Her Royal Highness Princess Anne during her investiture at Buckingham Palace (2023) and is an appointed Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire since 2020, per order of Her Majesty, (Late) Queen Elizabeth II for her services to Diversity and Inclusion in the Financial Services industry. She has received various awards across the globe for her efforts in this domain.

Bijna is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA), and an alumnus of Oriel College, University of Oxford and Leicester Castle Business School, De Montfort University.