Saumya Khanduja joined the Risk Management & Compliance Services team at MIT in 2018. In her role, Saumya is responsible for working with leadership and all levels of management to balance MIT’s entrepreneurial culture with risk-informed decision making. This includes directing a risk assessment and analysis program, facilitating risk identification and mitigation strategy discussions, assisting in efforts to enhance existing risk management practices, creating awareness around emerging risks, presenting on top identified risks to various community stakeholders, and serving as a resource across the wider community to effectively leverage mutual knowledge and understanding of risk and risk management.
Prior to MIT, Saumya led the internal audit and enterprise risk management functions for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), a large professional society servicing the needs of human resources professionals worldwide, located in Alexandria, VA. Before SHRM, Saumya was a manager with Ernst & Young in both India and the US, advising clients on risk practices. She received degrees in engineering and business (MBA) from the University of Mumbai. She is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).