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Amita Rao


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Amita guides multidisciplinary teams to achieve project success in a diverse range of industries where quality and safety are top priorities. Over the past 17 years Amita has worked with organizations to create and execute strategic plans that maintain consistent team engagement and forward momentum at each stage of the effort. Amita’s clients know her to be dependable and collaborative; all the while ensuring members off her team get the support and recognition to do their jobs well. These skills energize her teams towards success whether they are working towards global approval of an engineered technology, safe manufacture of a novel biochemical, design of a world class GMP manufacturing facility, implementation of a configurable laboratory information management system, and beyond!

Amita’s areas of proven experience include:

  • Program and project management
  • Stakeholder and communication management
  • Risk management and risk mitigation
  • Negotiation, resource management, and vendor management
  • Budgeting, financial management and financial reporting.

Amita received both her BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Ohio State University. She also has her Project Management Professional (PMP) and Six Sigma Green Belt certifications.

In her work and in her life, Amita lives by the motto, “Do your best and leave the rest!” “I love what I do and believe in being my best every day,” she said. She went on to say, “This speaks to me because it helps me focus on what I can control and avoid being consumed by things that aren’t in scope.”

Apart from work, she likes to spend time with her husband and two children playing board games, reading together, hiking and traveling. Because she has food allergies, she maintains a blog to provide helpful information to others who are faced with similar issues.