Mrs. Janet Gasper Chowdhury is The President of the St. Augustine Education Society. Her father the C.R. Gasper is the founder of the St. Augustine’s Day group of Schools and she has been serving on the Governing Body of the society for over 25 years.
She has spent most of her career in the corporate world having worked in leading companies like ABN Amro Bank, Nestle and PricewaterhouseCoopers. She also served as the Chief People Officer (Group Head HR) of Magma Fincorp and Director on the board of Magma HDI General Insurance Company. She also served on the National Board of the National HRD Network which is the apex body of HR professionals in India. During her career she has been a recipient of professional awards, which include being amongst 100 most influential HR leaders in Asia two years in a row and amongst the 40 most talented HR leaders in Asia by World HRD Congress. An MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur and an alumnus of Trinity College, London and St. Xavier’s College Kolkata, she guides the school management on most matters dealing with Human Resources, new initiatives & infrastructure. She also helps with the Proud to be Augustinian program that serves the community. She is a sports enthusiast playing squash, badminton and golf in her free time.