Genome Valley

Ms. Deepanwita Chattopadhyay
CEO, IKP Knowledge Park

Deepanwita Chattopadhyay, MD & CEO of IKP Knowledge Park (erstwhile ICICI Knowledge Park), is responsible for developing the first Life Science Research Park in India and establishing a sustainable innovation and knowledge cluster around a science park through a Public-Private Partnership model. She has deep interest in entrepreneurship, incubation and institution building.

Deepanwita Chattopadhyay did her B. Tech & M. Tech in Radio Physics & Electronics from Calcutta University, India and was a senior research fellow at the Centre for Applied Research in Electronics, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi. After brief stints as faculty at the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department, BITS, Pilani and as freelance writer and editor of science material for children, she joined the telecom advisory practice of ICICI Bank Ltd., the largest private bank in India, in 1994. She advised both government agencies and the private sector on telecom regulation & policy, convergence issues, market forecasts and entry strategies. She was deputed to IKP Knowledge Park as its CEO in August 2001.

Ms. Chattopadhyay serves as a Director on the Boards of IKP Investment Management Company Pvt.Ltd., National Research Development Corporation, Government of India and the International Association of Science Parks (IASP). She is also a member of the Committee on Biotech Parks of the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), GoI, Advisory Council Member of BIRAP, DBT and the Andhra Pradesh State Biotech Council and an executive member of the Indian STEPs & Business Incubators Association (ISBA).