Asha Saxena is a strategic, innovative leader with a proven track record of building successful businesses. With a strong academic background, creative problem-solving skills, and an effective management style, Saxena has been instrumental in building business models for success.
Asha Saxena is a Director for several for-profit companies. She served as CEO of ACULYST Corp. Healthcare Data Analytics Firm, built an eCommerce Company and served as a CEO of Future Technologies Inc., an international data management solutions firm for twenty years.
Asha Saxena is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School, where she teaches Big Data Analytics and Entrepreneurship courses for graduate students and is a keynote speaker on big data. She’s also been nominated to be one of the Entrepreneurs-in-Residence at Columbia Business School.
Saxena graduated as a computer science engineer from Bangalore University in India and attended management programs at MIT and London Business School. In the area of operational excellence, Saxena is certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt professional. She started her professional career in a New York-based IT firm and has enjoyed challenging, diverse assignments in the financial services industry.
Saxena was invited to be a part of the World Economic Forum where Future Technologies Inc. was named “Global Growth Company 2007.” Her entrepreneurial spirit has also enabled her to gain notable success as a restaurateur, real-estate developer, and movie studio producer.
In addition to her entrepreneurial and educational success, Saxena has been an instrumental leader in the community by developing long-lasting relationships with numerous organizations (both for-profit and not-for-profit) through memberships, affiliations, and mentorships and has received awards for her personal and professional contributions.
Asha is a long standing member of YPO. She has been married for 27 years and is the proud mother to two boys.