CEO & Founder Avant Learning
Poonam is an accomplished professional with over 20 years of experience in driving Sales, Business Development, Client Relations and Operations. She has worked with renowned global corporations and Indian MNC's both in India and the US, where she has held Key Senior Management positions. She has vast and rich management experience across key industries such as Apparel, Advertising & Media Research and Human Capital Development, having created and headed strategic business verticals and start-ups along the way.
Poonam started her career at Liz Claiborne Inc. where she was responsible for growing the Liz Accessories, First Issue and Dana Buchman brands business in India from scratch. In her next outing at Otto Versand India, she was responsible for rapidly expanding the sourcing business of the American brands Spiegel and Newport News in India and subsequently, assumed the India Key Account Manager responsibility for Eddie Bauer. She was also responsible for starting operations of the largest mandated global accessories supplier, SML Group in India as their India head. Prior to moving to the US, Poonam worked with Genesis Colors as COO of their XPort Gateway business. In the US, Poonam worked in key management positions at Adnet Advertising Agency and later set up the US office for the Indian company, Celebrity Fashions. After moving to India, Poonam has been involved in the human capital development sector, having worked at the management level with Airtel Group’s Centum Learning. She currently runs her own management consultancy – Avant Learning Pvt. Ltd.
Poonam holds a Master’s degree in English Literature as well as a Master’s Degree in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development. In addition, she is also a certified Transformational Yoga Instructor.