Padme’s advisory board comprises a vibrant mix of eminent minds from the areas of adoption, academia and the technology.
Padme is proud to have Dr. Aloma Lobo, Dr. Shonali Chinniah and Ms. Savita Singh on the Advisory Board.
Dr. Aloma Lobo
Dr. Aloma Lobo worked with St. Johns, and World Health Organization.
She was the chairperson of the ACA (Adoption Coordinating Agency) and as the former chairperson of CARA. Dr. Aloma Lobo has worked in the field of Adoption for 30 years. (Central Adoption Resource Authority)
Dr. Shonali Chinniah
Dr. Shonali Chinniah has a Ph.d in Ecology from Cornell University. She currently runs a company called Curiouscity that works with children and hands on science education, and has done many workshops and teacher training programs in Government schools around India. She has also volunteered and helped several NGO’s including Ashraya (a women’s and child welfare organization started by her mother Mrs. Nomita Chandy) that was at the forefront of adoption for many years. Over the years she has been involved in meeting families of children adopted from Ashraya in the US where she studied, giving the older children computer training workshops, running science camps at the Ashraya Neelbagh School, raising funds for the organization.
Global IT leader | Retail technologist
(Ex – Target, GE, HUL, Atos Origin)
Savita is a seasoned global leader with 20+yrs of experience in building technology solutions and leading global teams for Fortune-50 companies. Her expertise include delivering business results through building and supporting large and complex IT solutions, stakeholder management in global and matrixed environment, building cross-functional and high performance global teams, lean six sigma, vendor and product management.
Currently on a short break, Savita’s last assignment was as Sr. Director of Technology with Target. At Target, she was leading the digitalization of front-of-store experience for millions of Target guests, that shop across the 1800+ stores in US. This entailed modernizing the legacy point-of-sale, payment and & return systems into an enterprise checkout capability that seamlessly inter-operates and integrates both internally and externally. Alongside this she has been leading the transformation of her teams into an agile, scrum based product engineering teams with a DevOps culture.
Prior to joining Target, Savita has worked with leading global organizations such as Unilever Group, General Electric and Atos Origin Inc. in varying leadership capacity.
Born and brought up in Northern India, however, Savita now considers Bangalore her home.
Outside of work, she mentors early stage startups as a technology & leadership advisor. She has also been a champion for diversity and gender equality through various roles, including the chairperson of Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) .
Savita is an Advanced Open Water Diver and enjoys Scuba diving along with her two kids during vacations.