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Archana is currently Senior Programme Manager (Asia-Pacific) for Common Purpose Student Experiences. In her earlier role with Common Purpose India she was Senior Course Manager in Bangalore. While at Common Purpose India, Archana was responsible for sales on all Common Purpose programs as well as curriculum and delivery on Navigator, the emerging leaders program. She was an integral team member on international courses like CSCLeaders and Common Purpose Ventures. She has successfully helped deliver customized programs for the Government of Karnataka and American Express.
She spent her childhood in the Middle East and moved back to India for her graduation and Masters. She did her graduation in Commerce from Calicut University. She has a Masters in Business Administration (Marketing) from the Institute of Technology and Management. Post her MBA she started her career in Dubai with a leading recruitment consultancy. After a year she moved to Bangalore where she joined Stanton Chase - a global executive search firm where she spent six years. She was responsible for key client engagement and research, for practices such as Consumer Services, Real Estate, Healthcare & Retail. She is an avid reader and a travel enthusiast. She currently lives in Bangalore with her husband and two sons.