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Priya Tandon

Priya Tandon

Conference Speaker for the Gandhi-King Global Initiative (GKGI) Conference: The Uplift of All: Gandhi, King, and the Global Struggle for Freedom and Justice; October 11-13, 2019


Founder & Chair of IndUS Setu Global Foundation, Priya has successfully built bridges (Setu in Sanskrit means bridge) over the past decade plus, between public, private and academic sector’s global business and political leaders and key policy makers addressing socio-political-economic issues.

Priya hails from the freedom fighter’s family in India, inspired by Gandhi’s call for freedom movement and serving the less privileged. She is the grand-daughter of the renowned medical philanthropist, Dr. M.P. Mehray, founder of Sitapur Eye Hospital with largest chains of eye clinics in N. India, serving for nearly a century the less privileged; she is engaged in carrying forward his vision.  She is on the GKGI planning committee.

She is Special Advisor to Bay Area Council in Silicon Valley, and played a key role in establishing the Bay Area Silicon Valley India Focus of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute. Priya is Board Member of San Francisco Bangalore Sister City Initiative in Silicon Valley and  Board Member of TeleVital, a Real-Time Telemedicine Company, Silicon Valley. Priya  spearheaded a conference initiated by former Indian President late Abdul Kalam to address unity in diversity, sponsored and supported launch of SAARC Interfaith Harmony Conclave, hosted discussions and conferences amongst others, at Stanford University, Columbia University and in conjunction with President Mikhail Gorbachev’s Foundation, State of the World Forum, co-chaired and co- sponsored Silicon Valley – Delhi, Healthcare & IT Entrepreneurship & Women Empowerment Delegation to India and Co-chaired National Briefing for Mayoral delegation to Bangalore, India.

She is committed to women entrepreneurship, speaking at Karnataka Innovation Summit, delegate and speaker for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES)  in Hyderabad, speaker at  GES Turkey, hosted by the US State Department,  moderator for the panel at Stanford University on the topic of “The Role Silicon Valley Plays in Start Ups”, speaker at Stanford University, for Partnership between Silicon Valley, Israel and India, speaker at PBD, Haryana, for gender empowerment, speaker at USA-India science and technology and women empowerment, hosted by US Embassy in Delhi, and speaker for Dell’s Global Gender Empowerment, DWEN. Ms. Tandon is a recipient of Bharat Nirman Award, from Maharashtra Government, for her excellence in community work, promoting entrepreneurship amongst women and for gender empowerment. She lives both in Silicon Valley, USA and in Mumbai, India, focusing on Indo-US projects.