Ritu is passionate about the bringing innovations from the lab to market. Prior to setting up Ankur she worked with BASF on sourcing opportunities for renewable energy, agri-biotech and materials. For over a decade before that she played different roles at Philips and Unilever across the globe bringing new innovations to the market. Ritu is also part of the steering committee at ThinkAg an agri-sector platform for scaling innovations in India. She is also a member of the IMC agri and food processing committee. She sits on the board/board observer positions at multiple of Ankur’s portfolio – Cropin, Agricx, BigHaat, StringBio, Niramai and Healthsutra. She holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Pennsylvania and has bachelors from Middlebury College, Vermont.