Smita Prabhakar has been in the region for more than 30+ years. She founded an HR Outsourcing firm roughly 30 years back (AMS International) and has built it into a niche firm in the region in its area of service offerings. Further, Smita purchased the license of MRI Worldwide UAE in 2012 (part of the global MRI Network) to expand the scope of the already existing HR services that AMS International was providing. Under her leadership, AMS International has become a trusted partner of choice for clients across the countries it operates in and MRI Worldwide continues to be amongst the top 3 International offices of the global MRI Network.
Smita Prabhakar is the founder and Chairperson of the Ishara Art Foundation. The Ishara Art Foundation is her contribution to the arts and culture in the UAE, a space to share South Asian culture with the local community and diverse international audiences in the MENASA region.
She is well-known in corporate circles and is also an avid collector and connoisseur of contemporary Indian art. She is currently on the Advisory Board of Art Dubai and is an International Patron of the Peggy Guggenheim Museum, Venice.