Ms Priyanka Wadhawan
Priyanka Wadhawan is Director of Insights and Innovation at Amazon, where she has worked for over 15 years. In that time, she has led a variety of product, technology and business teams.
Wadhawan moved from Seattle to the UK four years ago to build Amazon’s Insights and Innovation team in Europe. This group focuses on solving large scale strategic problems that don’t have a clear answer. In this role, she works with cross functional global teams using data, economic science, analytics and automation.
Originally from India, she has over 20 years of experience building successful products and businesses in high growth technology organisations across India, the USA and Europe. At Amazon, she is widely recognised as a strategic thinker and innovative leader, having developed and launched outstanding products to enhance the customer experience, including Amazon Prime in the UK, Germany and Japan, Prime Pantry (Patent awarded) and the recently launched 4-star store in the UK.
Wadhawan is a passionate champion for diversity, gender equality and inclusion. She is also a founding member of the National Numeracy Leadership Council in the UK which aims to improve national numeracy levels. She has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Mumbai University, India and an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, USA.