Mr. Somnath Sen

Member of Board of Directors

In 1980 Somnath Sen moved to the Bay Area immediately after graduating from Northwestern University, Illinois. He was warmly welcomed by the seniors of the Bay Area and enfolded in the then tightly knit Bengali community. He was the President of Bay Area Prabasi in 1981-82. As an affable member Somnath continued to volunteer for many years in this organization and witnessed the Bengali population grow through the last few decades. He maintains a strong community connection with seniors and new younger families in Bay Area Prabasi. He continues his extensive career in the semiconductor industry. Being an avid golfer, – tennis, swimming, hiking & biking are his other hobbies, which help him stay connected to friends, besides his culinary talent.

Mr. Dj Das

Member of the Board of Directors

DJ Das is a results-oriented, decisive leader who combines an entrepreneurial spirit with corporate-refined execution in services & products, marketing, business strategy planning, delivery management, and revenue optimization.

DJ is the founder & CEO of ThirdEye Data, an AI & Data services & products company. He founded ThirdEye about 10 years ago in Silicon Valley and currently serves Fortune 500 customers with development offices in Kolkata. 

DJ is an active angel investor mainly investing in data-centric startups with numerous exits to companies like Walmart, Adobe, and Teradata among others. 

DJ is an avid AI & Data evangelist. His philanthropy activities include a meet-up group named “Big Data Cloud” that he founded about 10 years ago that currently has 4600+ members.

Mr. Abhijit Datta

Member of the Board of Directors

Abhijit Datta is a Sr. Architect and a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in his domain at the leading company driving the technology of GPU, Supercomputer for AI/ML/DL, and Self Driving Cars etc. He has deep ties with this community and continues to serve in different capacities.
He is often engaged in helping food drives, assisting at cultural events, leading Boy Scout groups, and coaching Lego Robotics. He successfully bridges his proud Bengali, Indian heritage with mainstream living. He has lived abroad for over three decades, holds a Master of Electrical Engineering degree from the National University of Singapore (NUS), this expertise transferred to his current work.
He along with his family has been a long-time Bay Area Prabasi member while supporting other similar local organizations, always aiming to serve the broader community. He shares Bay Area Prabasi‘s focused mission and leadership views. With an increasing Bengali population in the Bay Area, our community has reached a critical mass now to greatly benefit from a permanent physical address of our own. A place for meeting of the minds and spending quality time together expanding our horizon. A place where the outreach can be amplified, our ethnic identity enhanced. This is crucial for the next generation, where they can bring their peers for exchange of cultures, while secured in their own identity.

Abhijit Datta

Dr. Jayashree Ray

Member of the Board of Directors

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Ms. Urmi Chakraborty

Member of the Board of Directors

Details coming soon

 

Mr. Anjan Das

Member of the Board of Directors

Anjan Das joined Bay area Prabasi for the first time in 2000 when he moved to the valley via an intercompany transfer from Germany.  He is passionate about building and nurturing communities in the professional and social realm. Anjan holds an Engineering degree in CS and a business PG from IIM Calcutta. He is part of the Big Data Engineering, Advanced Analytics & ML leadership team at Meta for several years. He has been a tech entrepreneur, investor, and advisor, besides holding senior leadership roles at 2 startups focused on analytics for various verticals.  He led cross-functional teams that built products to manage technology as a business at a unicorn that successfully went public. He also had the opportunity to work alongside and learn from some of the best tech industry veterans at Microsoft, SAP, and other large corporations in  CRM, Cloud BI, and data management.

He has served as chapter lead for several corporate charitable “Giving” campaigns and an active organizer for outdoor events for his undergrad and grad school communities in the Pac Northwest and Bay area. Although he picked up aerial and wildlife photography as a hobby, he’s been part of various rescue and scouting missions in local environmental disaster response.  He loves the outdoors and doesn’t miss any opportunities for hiking, camping, backpacking, adventure sports, etc. during summer and hitting the ski slopes in winter.