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Joshita Sanjana Rizvan
Chief Business Officer
Nodes Digital Limited

Introducing Ms. Joshita Sanjana Rizvan, an esteemed figure in the global business landscape, serving as the Chief Business Officer at Nodes Digital Limited. With a distinguished career marked by strategic foresight and astute leadership, she spearheads initiatives that drive innovation and growth in the digital sphere. Ms. Rizvan’s dynamic approach and commitment to excellence exemplify the pinnacle of professional achievement in today’s international business arena.

Let’s learn about her journey.

Ms. Joshita Sanjana Rizvan, please share your professional and academic peregrination for our readers!

I am an AgriTech enthusiast, a dreamer, and entrepreneur. I started my journey back in 2013 from an advertising agency and have worked for different industry types like ISP, FinTech, Real state, Smartphone, hospitality, and IT since last 10 years. I have completed my bachelor’s and master’s in English literature and linguistics from a private university in Bangladesh. I have also obtained a diploma certificate in classical dance from the Bangladesh Academy of Fine Arts. I am fascinated by music as well.

I am an experienced Sales & Marketing professional, helping businesses through their digital transformation through consulting, training, and helping enterprises large and small develop and execute public relations, social media marketing strategy, influencer marketing, and social selling initiatives. I am fluent in English, Bengali & Hindi – a popular keynote speaker and has been invited to speak about recent market trends and happening in a dozen medias. I am best known for communication, networking, brand building, and reputation management.

As Chief Business Officer at Nodes Digital Limited, what strategies have you implemented to drive business growth and foster strategic partnerships in the agritech industry.

As the Chief Business Officer at Nodes Digital Limited, I’ve implemented several strategies to drive business growth and cultivate strategic partnerships in the agritech industry, such as Market Research and Analysis, Product Development and Innovation, Strategic Partnerships, Collaboration with Research Institutions, Customer Engagement and Support, Expansion into New Markets, Thought Leadership and Industry Advocacy. By implementing these strategies, we aim to drive sustainable business growth, strengthen our position in the agritech market, and create value for our customers, partners, and stakeholders.

Could you share a recent success story or milestone achieved under your leadership at Nodes Digital Limited that highlights the company’s commitment to innovation and excellence?

We are one of the winners of BIG 2023 and also one of the finalists in Women in ClimateTech and Sustainability Reverse Accelerator a collaboration between Accelerating Asia Impact and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), and supported by Global Affairs Canada (GAC)

As a female leader in the tech industry, what advice do you have for aspiring women entrepreneurs and executives looking to make their mark in traditionally male-dominated sectors?

As a female leader in the tech industry, I understand the unique challenges and opportunities that women entrepreneurs and executives face in traditionally male-dominated sectors. Here are some pieces of advice for aspiring women looking to make their mark: Believe in Yourself, build a Strong Support Network, Be Resilient, Take Risks and Embrace Failure, Focus on Continuous Learning and Skill Development, Find Your Unique Voice and Leadership Style, Advocate for Yourself, Support Other Women, be a catalyst for change, Stay True to Your Values. Remember, your journey as a woman in tech is uniquely yours. Embrace the opportunities, learn from the challenges, and never underestimate the impact you can make.

How do you approach building and nurturing a high-performing team at Nodes Digital Limited, particularly in a fast-paced and dynamic industry like agritech?

Building and nurturing a high-performing team in a fast-paced and dynamic industry like agritech requires a combination of strategic leadership, effective communication, and a supportive work culture. Here’s how I would approach it at Nodes Digital Limited: Clear Vision and Goals, Empowerment and Trust, Continuous Learning and Development, Open Communication and Feedback, Celebrating Successes and Learning from Failures, Flexibility and Adaptability, Promoting Work-Life Balance. By focusing on these strategies, I believe we can build and nurture a high-performing team at Nodes Digital Limited that thrives in the fast-paced and dynamic environment of the agritech industry.

Can you share a professional setback or challenge you’ve faced in your career, and how you overcame it to emerge stronger and more resilient in your role as Chief Business Officer?

Certainly. Early in my career as Chief Business Officer, I faced a significant setback when a key strategic partnership that we had been working on for months fell through unexpectedly. This partnership was crucial for our company’s growth strategy, and its failure to materialize was a major blow.

Initially, I felt disappointed and frustrated, questioning my abilities and the decisions that led to this outcome. However, I quickly realized that dwelling on the setback wouldn’t solve anything. Instead, I chose to view it as a learning experience and an opportunity for growth.

First, I conducted a thorough post-mortem analysis to understand what went wrong and identify any lessons learned. This involved gathering feedback from internal stakeholders, as well as examining external factors that may have contributed to the partnership’s collapse.

Next, I focused on maintaining morale and momentum within the team. I openly communicated the setback, acknowledging the disappointment but also emphasizing the importance of resilience and perseverance. I encouraged team members to share their thoughts and ideas for moving forward, fostering a sense of collective ownership and empowerment.

Throughout this process, I remained transparent with stakeholders, including investors, partners, and employees, about our challenges and our strategy for overcoming them. This transparency helped build trust and confidence in our ability to navigate adversity and emerge stronger.

Ms. Joshita Sanjana Rizvan, please say something to the readers!

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Quick Chat with Joshita Sanjana Rizvan

The most outstanding achievement of your life as of now:
winning BIG 2023 and taking part in Feminist Finance Forum by UNESCAP 2024

The greatest philosopher in your view:
Philosophers like Aristotle, Plato, Immanuel Kant, Friedrich Nietzsche, and many others have made profound contributions to the field, each offering unique insights and perspectives on the nature of existence, knowledge, morality, and the human condition.

Your Icon:
Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, co-founders of Apple Inc., whose innovations revolutionized personal computing and consumer technology.

Name the most influential books you have read:
Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill: A classic self-help book that explores the principles of success and achievement, offering practical strategies for setting and achieving ambitious goals.

How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie: Although not strictly focused on entrepreneurship, this classic self-help book offers timeless advice on building relationships, influencing others, and achieving success in both personal and professional life.

Your greatest fear:
failure, economic downturns, losing key clients or customers, making poor decisions that impact the company negatively, or being unable to adapt to rapidly changing market conditions.

Best piece of advice you’ve received:
One valuable piece of advice I’ve come across is the importance of embracing failure as a stepping stone to success. Failure is an inevitable part of any journey, especially in the dynamic and competitive world of business. Instead of fearing failure, viewing it as a learning opportunity can lead to growth, resilience, and innovation. Learning from mistakes, adapting strategies, and persevering in the face of setbacks are crucial aspects of achieving long-term success. This advice encourages a mindset of continuous improvement, resilience, and forward momentum, which can be invaluable for navigating the challenges of the business world.

You in only three words:
Hardworking, honest, focused.

Skill Set

● Hard Skills: strategic planning, leadership skills, business development, risk management, industry expertise

● Soft Skills: communication, empathy, emotional intelligence, conflict resolution, adaptability

Prayer For The Human Civilization:
May kindness be our language, And love be our guiding light, As we journey together towards a brighter future for humanity.

The InCAP: Thank you, Ms. Joshita Sanjana Rizvan! It’s a glittering conversation with you!

Ms. Joshita Sanjana Rizvan: My pleasure! Wish you all the best! Thank you.

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