Dr. Arpana VermaBoard Advisor

    Professional Career:
    Arpana Verma is an accomplished Senior Executive and Thought Leader, with demonstrated success across the science, engineering, energy, oil and gas, child education, and women empowerment industries. Leveraging extensive experience in product development for nanotechnology companies, she is a valuable asset for organizations in similar sectors, seeking assistance with launching products and providing value propositions to customers and shareholders. Her broad areas of expertise include business development, people management, market research and analysis, strategy, and communication. Her exceptional ability to provide nanoengineering solutions, product messaging and positioning enables her to take companies to the next level ensuring increased growth and stability.
    Throughout her executive career, Arpana has held leadership positions with Halliburton, NanoMech Industries, BESTOLIFE, and Hydrotex. In her current position as Global Innovation Manager with Halliburton, she is leading the material science experts to carve out next generation solutions for oilfield. In her previous role as CTO of NanoMech Industries, she spearheaded new product development by identifying technology gaps and building best in class products against competition. She proved instrumental in opening the oil and gas market for the company, and helping them scale from offering one product to offering multiple products. She is a key contributor in creating new ideas to grow market share and generating buy-in for product vision, both internally and with key external partners. Arpana performs strategic research and analysis to stay on top of changing environments and keep ahead of the competition. Additionally, she directs the communications strategy for all product launches and feature enhancements while collaborating with various teams to ensure messaging is aligned with product capabilities and company objectives. In a prior role as VP of Technology with NanoMech Energy, she directly engaged with iconic companies such as Cameron-Schlumberger, GE, Halliburton, and TESCO to introduce the company’s technological platform. She assisted with the analysis and presentation of advanced nanoengineered solutions to acquire new accounts and enhance existing accounts. Furthermore, she aided in the design and development of new product lines to meet the business requirements and growth opportunities of their customers.

    Education:
    Arpana holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arkansas, Masters in Corrosion Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, and Undergrad in Metallurgical Science and Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Raipur. She is an active member of a number of associations including the American Petroleum Institute and the National Association of Corrosion Engineers. Notably, she is the recipient of the Edison Award for Women in Science and Engineering. Moreover, she is the author of one book, six publications, and holds two patents.