Smita joined READ India in June 2007. She is responsible for developing and nurturing partnerships and acts as an ambassador for READ India programmes to its external partners. Prior to this role she was managing programmes and operations at READ India. Prior to joining READ, she worked with PlaNet Finance India, an affiliate international micro-financing institution working in the field of Technical Assistance and Capacity Building. Previously, she worked at HSBC Retail banking as a customer relationship officer. She holds a post graduate diploma in International Business.