Gargi is a seasoned exploration geologist with nearly two decades of experience in the mining industry and has worked across the mining value chain in Canada, Angola, DR Congo, Botswana, South Africa, Lesotho, and India. Gargi was named as one of the Top 100 global inspirational women in mining for 2018. She is an entrepreneurial thought leader with demonstrated hands-on experience in engaging mining clients over technology, digitalization, and innovation. She is passionate about creating an enabling environment for Mining Innovation in Africa. She currently works at Accenture as Mining Innovation senior principal.
She started her career as a field geologist and is a trained kimberlite petrologist She holds a Ph.D. in Geometallurgy from the University of Johannesburg.
In 2015, she founded Mining Innovation Portal a platform to build awareness of open innovation in mining and later founded a tech Startup to help mining clients in their digital transformation journey.
She is the recipient of “FEMINA WOMEN SUPER ACHIEVER AWARD 2017” this award celebrates the role played by women as leaders, executioners, and decision makers in various fields.
In 2017, she was selected for “Standard Bank First Women InTech Accelerator programme”.
In 2018, she was nominated for “Inspiring fifty” a Dutch initiative that showcases inspiring female role models in the technology industry.