Vice President, Co-Chair Membership Committee
PATRA DE SILVA is a senior business executive with extensive experience in product development, manufacturing and marketing. She is the president of Natures Botanicals, a nutraceutical company which manufactures and markets dietary herbal supplements, pet remedies and natural personal care products. Being a student of Ayurveda, Patra is a strong proponent of a holistic lifestyle. She is an innovator in the pet industry and is the president of NHVNaturalPetProducts.com, a B to C e-commerce site for pet products.
Patra has been involved in infrastructure development projects with the government of Sri Lanka; she has also worked with, and represented, leading cosmetic companies and major US retailers where she was involved in product design and procurement.
Patra is a passionate advocate for women globally and is involved in mentorship programs for female entrepreneurs and in foundations which help educate young mothers in such places as Kenya and Sri Lanka.