Capt. K Pooja Vasanth (Retd.)

Chief Administrative Officer | pvasanth at iihs dot co dot in
2012    PGD Human Resource Management, Symbiosis Centre  for Distance Learning, Pune
2005    Diploma Material & Information Management System, College of Material Management, Jabalpur
2001    Diploma Computer Science, APTECH, Mumbai
2001    PGD Personnel Management and Industrial Relations, Bhavan’s College of Management, Mumbai University, Mumbai
1999    BCom (Hons), Janki Devi Mahavidalaya College, Delhi University, Delhi

Countries: India
States: Karnataka
Cities: Bengaluru
Languages: English, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada

Capt. Pooja Vasanth (Retd.) is an Indian Army veteran with two decades of experience in supply chain and resource management, human resources and client management, hospitality and event management and high-tech start-ups. She has substantial experience of building and managing cross-functional teams in diverse work environments, with hands-on experience of institution building and complex problem solving.


At IIHS, Pooja leads the administration and operations function and oversees the management of facilities, event management, procurement and security across five locations, across the country. She has helped build the IIHS Bengaluru City Campus into a vibrant research and teaching-learning environment and pilot sustainability initiative, in preparation for the development of a state-of-the-art residential campus at Kengeri.


She has worked in the Army Ordnance Corps and was a Global Human Resource and Client Relationship Manager for Voisin, a French regulatory consulting firm. An adventure enthusiast and trained in mountaineering from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Pooja was also selected for the first Indian Army Women Officers expedition to Mount Everest.

Other Writing

  • Vasanth, P., & Benerjee, D. (2021). Operations SOP: How to organise COVID vaccination for 200-person educational institutions / small organisations. Indian Institute for Human Settlements. https://doi.org/10.24943/OPSSOP.072021
  • Banerjee, D., & Vasanth, K. P. (2021). IIHS COVID-19 response plan. Indian Institute for Human Settlements.