Shampa Banerjee to be Honored as 2020 Spirit of Women in Business Award Winner

KENT, Ohio – The Kent State University College of Business Administration announces Shampa Banerjee, Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer, PlutoTV at ViacomCBS, as the 2020 Spirit of Women in Business award winner.


Banerjee is a senior executive and global technology leader with success in driving innovation and growth in companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 Companies. Her extensive background includes experience in digital media, consumer products, large-scale SaaS platforms, strategy and execution.


In her former role as the Chief Product Officer of Eros Digital at Eros International, Banerjee led a globally distributed organization, growing the service from inception to 150 million global subscribers in 135 countries. She is also a board member for the Association for Corporate Growth Silicon, a mentor at NASDAQ Entrepreneurial Center and a member of the College of Business Administration’s National Advisory Board.


Banerjee earned a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Kent State University and two master’s degrees in physics from Case Western Reserve University and the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.


“We look forward to honoring such an accomplished leader at this year’s Spirit of Women in Business conference,” said Deborah F. Spake, Ph.D., dean of the College of Business Administration. “Shampa’s many contributions to the technology and business sectors are worthy of recognition.”

For more information about the Spirit of Women in Business conference or to register for the event, visit



Kent State College of Business Administration
Kent State University’s College of Business Administration is among the fewer than 1% of business colleges worldwide to obtain dual AACSB accreditation in both business and accounting.


The Kent State College of Business Administration ranks as one of the nation’s Best Business Schools by Princeton Review. The College is committed to sustainability as an advanced Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) signatory and is recognized by the Sales Education Foundation as a top university for professional sales education.


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POSTED: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 3:10pm