Ms. Pooja Prabhakar as CEO & Managing Partner, develops and drives the vision and strategy at BCP Associates and is a dynamic innovative leader and legal influencer – with a career spanning 2 diversely different countries and fields over 2 decades in the US and India. Pooja Prabhakar is a highly competent Risk Management specialist and is the recipient of the LexFalcon Legal Award 2021 & 2022 which befittingly recognises her accomplishments as an influencer and pathbreaker in the legal and tech fields. After she moved back from the US, where she held leadership positions at Fortune 50 companies, she took over the reins of BCP Associates where she envisioned and successfully rolled out enterprise programs in Legal Audit & Advisory, POSH & People Strategy across several large companies in India including the creation of innovative Legal Technology that has widespread use in the industry today. While in the US, Pooja was part of the core team that implemented the first Sarbanes-Oxley audit and compliance program and led several initiatives including enterprise e-Discovery, nation-wide launches of health insurance products and was a member of the Emerging Leadership program at CIGNA Healthcare.
Pooja holds a Master of Science degree in Management from Central Connecticut State University and a Bachelor of Engineering in Information Science & Technology from Bangalore University, India. Pooja is certified in Risk Management from London School of Economics and is a ‘Certified Corporate Director’, World Council for Corporate Governance, UK (Institute of Directors). Additionally, she is the Vice-President of Karnataka Employers’ Association (KEA); Expert Committee Member – Young BCIC; Member – CII, EODB Task Force & CEO Forum, BCIC-Entrepreneurship Committee, FICCI FLO – Head of MSME Vertical and member of NASSCOM. Earlier, she was the Vice-Chairman of Young Entrepreneurs Committee, FKCCI and has been a speaker at several National Forums including National Law School on topics she is passionate about such as the Migrant Labour Crisis and Social Security for the Unorganised sector. Pooja has also won awards in 2 prestigious categories: Woman Achiever Award & Woman Leadership Award – Excellence in Legal at the 7th edition of Future Woman Leader Digital Summit & Awards 2021 held by Transformance Forums which recognizes and celebrates Woman Leadership from across India.
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