Many people go through life unsure of what they want to do. Some try out many different fields before settling on one they find most worthwhile. Others choose to go wherever life takes them. But this was never the case for Priyanka Brahmbhatt. Born into an entrepreneurial family, she discovered her passion for technology and business early on, and that passion has let her lead a very successful life.
Priyanka Brahmbhatt attributes her entrepreneurial characteristics to her father, Bankim Brahmbhatt, the first entrepreneur in their family and founder of Bankai Group and Panamax Inc. At 16 years old, Priyanka started working with guidance from her father. “He taught me to dream and to work on that dream. He taught me hard work and integrity,” Priyanka shares. She immigrated with her family to the United States when she was 18 and took a cross-vertical Management Trainee position at the Bankai Group in New York City.
Aside from her work with the Bankai Group, Priyanka has interned and worked with several global organizations like Viacom, Jameson Whiskey in Ireland, Google Ireland, Salesforce New York, and Dolby Digital Spain. At 21 years old, Priyanka Brahmbhatt founded her first company, the digital agency Cozmic Group, starting with only a $100 initial investment and a team of two. There, Priyanka oversaw operations and worked on marketing and business strategies. In the next quarter, they grew into a team of six.
Priyanka Brahmbhatt earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from St. John’s University in 2017. Around the same time, she rose to the position of management associate at the Bankai Group. Priyanka then earned a master’s degree in marketing intelligence from Fordham University in 2018 and earned a master’s degree in Fintech from Harvard Business School the following year.
Currently, she is an executive director at Panamax Inc., a company specializing in financial technology. At Panamax, she oversees fintech product development and sales and marketing strategies. She is also an executive director at the Bankai Group, a multinational telecommunications and telecom technology company. Her duties include global telecom network monetization by innovative technologies and carrier development.
Recently, Priyanka Brahmbhatt established the Beehively Group, a sustainable honey harvest company. Their business model ensures that they harvest honey without harming the bees or taking away their winter supply. They currently have a network of over 5,000 beekeepers, all of whom are trained in sustainable beekeeping practices. The company is headquartered in India but also operates in Africa. Priyanka was very clear that she wanted this company to work towards sustainable development goals. Their products are packed sustainably to reduce the company’s carbon footprint. They employ women to support gender equality and the zero poverty goal, and the company also donates part of its profits to fund children’s education.
Her ten years of experience in the business industry have taught Priyanka Brahmbhatt so much about entrepreneurship. A business that started with her father has grown into a multinational legacy that she is helping to build and develop even further. Driven and focused, Priyanka has left a positive mark with everything she has worked on. But even with all her experience and education, she describes herself as a serial learner. “I want to keep learning and to keep growing,” she says.
Priyanka Brahmbhatt has taken her experience of growing up in a different culture and putting that perspective into her work. She uses her insight into what works in both impoverished and developed regions and translates that to products and services that cater to these environments. Priyanka is also passionate about sustainability, looking at it from an environmental perspective and an inequality perspective. For Priyanka, being an entrepreneur means providing solutions to make the world better for those living in it. “Whenever I am working on new projects or ideas, I always take these issues into consideration. I want to encourage others to work on solving the problems of today and of the future, “ Priyanka says.
Priyanka Brahmbhatt keeps learning and pushing forward. She has achieved great success but says she is only at the beginning of her journey.
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