Amita Haribhakti

Founding ‘Meeting Minds’ is the culmination of my burning desire to bring people together and be abreast of new ideas. 

My association with several leading organisations have presented me with an excellent opportunity to build strong networks and learn through engaging events and debates.

 An Honours degree in First Class in History and French from St Xavier's College; basic certificate courses in French, German and Italian conducted by the Government of India Tourist Office; participating in national level table tennis tournaments all over India sowed seeds of curiosity and collaboration. 

My professional journey began as a Tour Guide with the Government of India Tourist Department. A short stint at Trade Wings in the Inbound Tours Division connected me to Aruna Prabhu, with whom I later co-founded, a boutique IATA travel agency, Bon Voyage Tours and Travels Pvt Ltd, where we celebrated joyous, long-term professional relationships and extraordinary learning as entrepreneurs.

My leadership position at the Ladies’ Wing of Indian Merchants’ Chamber for two years was extremely productive and rewarding. My team and I organized more than fifty programs covering the theme, ‘Winning Women: Mind, Body and Spirit.’ We also held three successful exhibitions in Mumbai, Singapore, and Dubai, which gave women entrepreneurs opportunities to display and sell their quality wares and learn about local as well as international markets. During my year as the Ladies’ Wing President, I conceptualized and released a coffee table edition ‘Spirited Souls: Winning Women of Mumbai’ penned by the celebrated columnist, Malavika Sangghvi, on International Women’s Day for the first time in the Ladies’ Wing history. The book acknowledges the achievements of twenty winning women and aims to inspire others by sharing their success stories. 

The past few years, I have kept in touch with the latest travel trends as well as the online business bustle. Promoting ‘Travel First’; a short stint at Andrew Harper Inc. USA as a director, membership and travel services India; and founding Khel Yatra Pvt Ltd with a strategic focus on travel and sports, have encouraged me to take a step forward and jump into the exciting online venture, ‘meeting Minds’, in the world of human connection.

With Meeting Minds, I look forward to the energy exchange between young minds, striving to inspire change. I am excited to provide a platform for personal and professional collaboration.