Lt Cdr Bidisha Pandey (Retd) has been a procurement and supply chain specialist as a Logistics Officer in the Indian Navy for a decade. She completed her initial training at Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala, followed by logistics specialisation training at INS Hamla, Mumbai. She completed her decade-long tenure in the Navy in July 2021 and pursued MSc in Prosperity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship at the Institute for Global Prosperity, University College London, ranked among the top 10 universities in the world. She was awarded the prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office for the same. In her present role at the Australian Trade and Investment Commission, she facilitates bilateral trade between India and Australia and heads Aerospace, Advanced Manufacturing and Space sectors for South Asia region.