Vaishnavi Deshpande

COO & Account Director, India

Vaishnavi joined Steps as an Operations Manager for India in January 2015. Along with handling Operations she also doubles up as an Account Director. Her career has included HR and operational roles within Tata Technologies Ltd (TATA group), Shivalik Consultants and Webb Dowse PR Ltd in London. Vaishnavi holds a Postgraduate degree in International Human Resource Management from the University of Surrey, UK and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

She enjoys interacting with people and has a passion for drama and theatre, though claims to be a complete novice at it. Joining Steps has provided Vaishnavi with an opportunity to put her conceptual knowledge and skills to use in a highly creative and dynamic environment - what could be better?! As an Account Director, she has managed, co-ordinated and delivered quite a few interesting projects. She feels the best part is, it’s still fresh and there’s a new challenge everyday!

Outside of work, Vaishnavi likes to read, write and travel. She is married to Tushar, her best friend and soul mate.


About Vaishnavi Deshpande

What could you not live without?

Food, Family & Friends. Not necessarily in the same order!

Favourite book/film/album?

I love books and movies but two of the movies that stand out for me always - The Pursuit of Happyness & Life is Beautiful. Nothing inspires and impacts more than drama!

What did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be an Indian Air Force fighter pilot!