Anita Madan

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Global Planner: IT Strategy & Operations | COO – Dream Big Australia | IIM-B I Keynote Speaker

Location : Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Anita Madan is a dynamic and purpose-driven leader, renowned for her extensive expertise in operations, IT, projects, strategic initiatives, M&A, and transformations. With a leadership philosophy centered on unlocking the expertise within each individual, Anita believes that everyone is an expert of something, and it is a leader’s responsibility to identify and bring that expertise to the forefront. Her popularity as an effective people manager reflects her strong leadership qualities and commitment to fostering individual potential.

With a career spanning American, Asian, and European organizations, Anita brings a unique global perspective to her leadership roles. She has led diverse teams, championing cultural shifts, implementing major cost restructuring, and orchestrating outsourcing and insourcing models. As a seasoned leader in the corporate landscape, Anita has played a pivotal role in crafting organizational visions, expansion strategies, and transition roadmaps.

Anita’s communication skills and deep respect for diverse opinions enable her to seamlessly interact with stakeholders, executive leadership teams, peer groups, and reporting teams. Her specialties include strategy, governance, and transformation; creating organizational landscapes, visions, and setting goals; program and project management; team leadership, coaching, and development; P&L, budget, and financial management; global IT technical roadmaps and digital landscapes; and continuous improvement, innovation, and technology refreshes.

Over her impressive 24-year corporate journey, Anita has successfully led various teams, including IT Applications, IT Infrastructure, MIS & reporting, Transitions & Project Management, Financial Planning & Analysis, and Operations. Her academic qualifications from esteemed institutes like IIM and Symbiosis complement her practical leadership experience.

Respected in her field, Anita is not only a thought leader and industry speaker but also actively engages in mentoring sessions, particularly with women aspiring to grow as leaders in the STEM industry. Driven by a passion to share her knowledge, she enjoys contributing to strategic leadership programs and serves as a panel judge at various industry events. Anita Madan is a transformative leader with a rich tapestry of experiences, contributing significantly to the evolution and success of organizations on a global scale.


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