Indira Jeffrey possesses career and academic studies that have spanned the US, Mexico, Latin America, and Europe.
A Banking and Finance Professional and passionate Entrepreneur, she has launched two successful startups (a third in the concept phase) focused on Economic Development, serving non-profits, startups, and government entities.
Currently, Indira serves as Associate Director, Global Operations, at Knowledge Enterprise. She works closely and collaboratively with project team members and stakeholders to plan, direct, organize, and execute project requirements as they relate to business and research overseas.
Global Operations provides crucial support to ASU’s rapidly growing global enterprise. We reduce the risks and burdens of conducting international business by developing ASU’s infrastructure and delivering global project solutions. We are the central resource for foreign legal, tax, employment, financial, procurement, and health and safety issues on sponsored projects.
Prior to that, Indira worked as Program Manager for Thunderbird for Good; she oversees the implementation of Thunderbird's commitments to DreamBuilder, an online entrepreneurship training program for women entrepreneurs. Her responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Managing the relationship with the clients.
- Managing relationships with partner organizations.
- Processing all reporting and payments.
- Managing external vendors.
- Working with technology vendors on program development.
- Promotion of the program.
Indira has a stable 16 years career in banking and finance with Fortune 500 companies (Charles Schwab, JP Morgan Chase, and HSBC).
She held several roles ensuring compliance with department policies, procedures, objectives, and strategies and adherence to applicable State Federal and US Regulations, including OFAC, FDIC, and the Bank Secrecy Act. Indira's two startups in Economic Development serve corporate, non-profit, startup, SBO's, and entrepreneurial clients across various industries such as Education, Food & Beverage, and Aerospace.
She is the founder of iGlobal Business Consulting, LLC. She manages marketing campaigns and social media, develops promotional collateral, and monitors, tracks, and supervises website activity. In 2002 She launched Crafted Products Mexicanos SA, where she helped 200 women entrepreneurs, SBO's and startups in management, accounting, business incorporation, budget, forecasting, and marketing.
In August 2017, Indira Jeffrey participated in the Arizona - Mexico mission trade, where the mission's goal was to create bridges, not walls, between the state of Arizona and Mexico. The group of 70 people, 35 Arizona government representatives, and 35 Business owners met with Mexico City and the state of Guanajuato key representatives like the Mayor, Secretary of International Relations, among others.
In April 2018, Indira Jeffrey organized the first binational International Trade Masters Series event in Mesa, AZ. This event's goal was to present the different areas of international trade and promote the commercial relations between Mexico and the USA. Indira is an active member of the Global Chamber, Phoenix Minority Business Development Agency, Thunderbird Alumni Association, and Toastmasters.
Indira's passion is to make the world better through economic development, sustainability, and human success.