Paroma Roy Chowdhury
Director & Country Head, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs of Google India
Paroma Roy Chowdhury is the Director & Country Head, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs of Google India, and is responsible for all media, industry and community outreach in India. She is also part of the India management Group, a cross-functional apex body that drives Google’s strategy and operations in India. She joined Google in November 2008. Her career includes leadership roles at Airtel, GE Capital and Hewlett-Packard.
Prior to Google, Paroma was the Vice President Communications at Airtel, responsible for external and internal communications for Airtel’s all three business units in India- Mobility, Broadband and Enterprise. I
Before joining Airtel, Paroma was the Director,Communications, for HP’s Global e-Business operations, spanning 10 countries. And before HP, she was the Vice-president Communications for GE Capital, which later became Genpact. She has been part of the start-up team of Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. She has also been an editor and reporter in Business Today, The Economic Times and Business Standard.
Paroma holds a Master’s degree in Political Science and International Relations from Presidency College and University of Calcutta, topping her class at both Graduate and Under-Graduate levels. She completed a Press Fellowship program from Cambridge University, UK.
She loves good conversation, contemporary art, literature, music and films and is an ardent champion of free expression. She has an abiding interest in gender issues and has been involved in diversity and inclusion initiatives across the organizations she has worked in.