Nayab Contractor – President Elect

Nayab Contractor is experienced in venture capital, focused on ESG, AgTech, Decarbonization, FinTech and E-commerce. She consults with startups for fundraising, business strategy, and go-to-market strategy.

As an entrepreneur, she founded Bohra Pantry, a brand of spices for Bohra cuisine in the USA. Also, co-founded Indian Food Trail, a food-tech platform that provided micro-entrepreneurship opportunities to Indian women to serve home-cooked food to customers in their homes, allowing users to try a variety of regional Indian cuisines. For every meal sold through the platform, they donated a meal to a child in need.

She has over a decade of experience working in television and broadcast media with leading conglomerates with over 670 million global viewers – Network18(CNBC & CNN-IBN), Zee Group, and STAR TV across various genres – Business News (English and Regional), General Entertainment (Regional) in various roles with expertise in Brand Development, Marketing, and Events impacting direct and indirect growth in sales revenues through brand campaigns & integrations, customized properties & innovations, and large-scale events.

She volunteers on the board of the Federation of Houston Professional Women (FHPW), actively supports women of color and women-centric organizations, and was awarded ‘Woman of Excellence 2022.’ She was also recently recognized by the Texas Business Hall of Fame and awarded the T.T. & W.F. Chao Award and scholarship.

 

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