Sheila Hooda

Sheila Hooda Independent Board Director and Strategic Advisor

Independent Board Director and Strategic Advisor; President & Founder, Alpha Advisory Partners

An independent, non-executive board member, operating executive, and advisor to C-suites with more than 30 years of experience, Ms. Hooda has provided strategic direction, driven growth, and transformed several Fortune 500 firms.

Ms. Hooda serves on the Board of Directors, Risk Committee and Investment Committee of Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company; and on the Board, Audit Committee, and the Finance & Risk Committee of Virtus Investment Partners, a leading investment management firm.

She is the CEO & President of Alpha Advisory Partners, an advisory firm providing strategy, counsel during mergers and acquisitions, as well as turnaround counsel for firms offering financial & business services.

Her sector expertise includes global business operations including Asia/India- finance, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, long-term strategy development, transformation from B2B to B2B2C, client-centricity, sales, marketing, data analytics, digital technology & disruptive innovation, human capital, diversity & inclusion, risk, audit, and investment committees.

In her sterling career Ms. Hooda has transformed unranked equities in the investment banking business into top-rated players in terms of share & profitability through customer-centricity. She has repositioned a Fortune 100 company from B2B to B2B2C, initiated & executed inorganic growth & restructuring strategies through mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic investments, and divestitures at financial & information services firms. Ms. Hooda has provided trend-leading direction on digital strategy, capabilities & business models to disrupted companies

Ms. Hooda is a life-time member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She serves on the Advisory boards of The Demand Institute, Pratham Tristate, the World Economic Forum's Working Group on FinTech & Disruptive Innovation, as well as non-profits focused on global policy, education, and women's empowerment.

Ms. Hooda has a postgraduate diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and an MBA in Finance from the Chicago Booth School of Business. She has also completed programs in Cyber Security from the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute, and in Corporate Director Development from the Kellogg School of Management.

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