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Rhonda Vetere to represent USTM as Global Ambassador


9th Mile, Khanapara, Ri Bhoi, September 10, 2022: In order to materialise its Mission Global, the University of Science and Technology Meghalaya (USTM) has selected Ms Rhonda Vetere, one of the top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology, author and a global leader from New York to work worldwide for the University. She will be joining USTM as its Global Ambassador on the 3rd of October this year on the occasion of the foundation laying ceremony of the PA Sangma International Medical College and Hospital at USTM campus.

Her joining will be followed by a series of meetings with the stakeholders, faculty members and students. She will be accompanied by Dr Abdul Wase, Professor of Medicine, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, USA and Faisal Masood, Managing Partner, ElementOne Digital Technology & Operations Leader.

In this context, Shri Mahbubul Hoque, Chancellor of USTM stated that the global technology veteran Ms Rhonda Vetere will play a catalytic role in making USTM a global university in various fronts including academic, research and development, outreach and humanitarian activities for social transformation. She will contribute towards developing an overall integrated communication strategy through international liaison to promote and enhance visibility of the university and its mission globally, felicitate collaboration with world class institutions as well as provide consultation on organisational structure, governance and administration. She will also mobilise visits of reputed world-renowned personalities including Nobel Laureates, apart from facilitating students and faculty exchange including placement.

Recognized as one of Most Powerful Women in Technology and a two-time author, an athlete, Rhonda is an active leader — whether she’s spearheading corporate initiatives around the world, competing in IRONMAN 70.3-mile triathlon, or mentoring students and athletes globally in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) through sports.

She has lived and worked internationally – in New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, London, Mumbai, and across India – and has managed teams of up to 20,000 people. Ms Vetere is the author of ‘Grit & Grind’ and co-author of an HP special edition book, Enterprise Service Management for Dummies.

Ms Rhonda has been recognized with several awards for her leadership and influence, notably as one of the Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology by the National Diversity Council in 2019 and 2020, and Stevie Award for Excellence in Transforming Business (competing with over 1500 CIOs and CTOs) in 2017. In 2021, she was one of The Most Admired Women Leaders in Business, Top 20 Businesswomen Leading the Charge, 2021 Most Influential Businesswoman in Technology by Corporate Vision Magazine, 2021 Top CIO/CTO by the Tech Inclusion Conference, and Top 100 DEI Leaders in 2021by Mogul. She has been featured in renowned publications, including Forbes, Huffington Post, Thrive, Moneyish, CNBC, Women of Influence, Financial Post, Triathlete Magazine, SWAAY Magazine, and more.