Ms. Nisha Dutt, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Intellecap has become the first Indian woman leader to have been conferred with the “Social Entrepreneur of the Year” award. She received the award at The 7th Asian Awards in London. The 39-year old Indian female entrepreneur has been honored in recognition of her work in making Intellecap a globally known enterprise that focuses on social capital. Her key contribution lies in integrating technology with challenges of healthcare, financial services, incubation and conceptualizing programs such as Innovations Labs.
With early years spent in government schools in India, Nisha, 39, moved to the US in 1999 to pursue her Industrial Engineering from Oklahoma State University and MBA from Ohio State University. Nisha spent a decade in the US and worked with companies like Cessna, Xerox and Deloitte, gaining experience in strategy and operations. In 2009, Nisha returned to India and joined Intellecap.
The Asian Awards is an annual awards function which was founded by businessman and philanthropist Paul Sagoo. The annual award ceremony takes place in the United Kingdom. The awards reward exemplary achievement across 14 categories such as business, philanthropy, entertainment, culture and sport. The previous winners of the award include Ratan Tata, Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Asha Bhosle, Zayn Malik etc. In the Social Entrepreneur category, Professor Muhammad Yunus, Masa Kogure and Vikram Patel have been honoured with the award in the past.