Privahini Bradoo is a World Class New Zealander, and an outstanding global citizen.
Born in India, Privahini spent her childhood in Oman, before moving to New Zealand to take up her studies. Since graduating, she has built a career in the USA as a successful entrepreneur, with a passion for merging science and business.
Having graduated with First Class Honours from the University of Auckland studying Biomedical Science, Privahini went on to complete her PhD in Neurogenetics and Drug Discovery. During her time at the University of Auckland, Privahini led the establishment of Spark (now Velocity) an entrepreneurial initiative for students and founded Chiasma, dedicated to linking the biotech academic community, and industry.
After winning the $100,000 Fulbright Platinum Entrepreneurship Fellow scholarship, her to study her MBA at Harvard Business School she behind a promising career in neuroscience, Privahini opted to step into the commercial world as an entrepreneur. Privahini worked for several start ups making her mark in Silicon Valley before co-founding BlueOak to revolutionise how we treat end-of-life electronics: converting the e-waste of today into a sustainable source of critical metals and rare earths for the technologies of tomorrow.
Unlimited magazine placed Privahini in the Top 10 Influencers of New Zealand list, she also won the Distinguished Young Alumni Award from the University of Auckland. Since then, her work has led her to become a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum.