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Bhavna Kumar

International Strategy & Operations @ Samsung NEXT

Bhavna is a leads international expansion for Samsung NEXT where she breaks ground for the organization in new international markets through partnerships with VCs, entrepreneurs, and other ecosystem players. Bhavna also sources startups in health, financial services, and connected cities, advises them on business strategy, both locally and internationally.

Prior to joining Samsung NEXT, Bhavna worked at Citi Ventures where she helped launch Citi’s first corporate incubator. She also played the role of co-founder and customer development lead for multiple startups in the program by leveraging her expertise in Lean Startup and Design Thinking. Bhavna is an entrepreneur by nature and started her first business at age 15. She speaks three languages and has lived and worked in 5 cities across the world. Bhavna holds a BSc in economics from Purdue and an MBA from Georgetown.