Bhavna started her now 20-year career in retail, working for one of India’s biggest retail giants RPG Enterprises. Now a leader in the industry she has expertise in retail management, operations, marketing and sales.
She moved from India to Jamaica, joining the Cool sales team in 2004, within 5 years she was in charge of the non-gas division for Cool Oasis, seven years later she was captaining the ship at Cool Oasis managing a network of 25 service stations, 15 convenience stores and over 50 commercial customers.
Bhavna has adopted Jamaica as her second home and as such is actively looking for ways to improve and impact the economic and physical environment. Her Cool Oasis Climate Change Recycle Initiative is a partnership with local sustainability stakeholders, The Recycling Partners of Jamaica. Although she doesn’t consider herself an environmentalist she does believe in exemplifying change.
‘’My favourite quote is from Gandhi who says we must be the change we want to see in the world. I try hard to be that every day and it’s a lesson I teach my children.”
Bhavna holds an Honors graduate degree in Commerce from the University of Madras and a Master’s degree in Business Administration, majoring in Marketing and Human Resources from the Bharathiar University, India. She has also completed some Leadership Development Programs from the premier Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad (IIMA).