Amanda Puravankara
Amanda Puravankara is the director of one of India’s leading real estate development company, Provident Housing Limited. Additionally, she also wears the hat of a ‘30-under-30’ entrepreneur, in the field of holistic wellness which she feels strongly about and wants to veer the nation’s youth in that direction. Post completing her undergraduate with Honors from the University of Southampton, England, her first job was with a holistic healing Centre as she was keen to learn the ropes on her own rather than the family business. She has been involved in the business from an early age and has had the best education in Real Estate while interning every summer with Puravankara and shadowing her father, the Founder and Chairman of Puravankara Limited, Mr Ravi Puravankara. Coming from a business family, she has carved a niche for herself in the organization and has learned from her father that it is only hard work that gets you where you want to be. She understands the needs of the teeming millions and is aligned with Provident’s vision about providing people with their dream homes. Amanda was instrumental in the organizational restructure the company underwent, in line with the strategy of being a lean well-run firm. Currently she is involved in the end-to-end of the product development lifecycle, right from land acquisition, concept & design and market strategies. Provident is now one of the best premium affordable housing brands in the nation. Apart from her busy schedule, Amanda is very passionate about travelling, fitness and also runs ‘Devdan Trust’ which works in the field of marginalized women and children.