Reema Poddar elected to Oceaneering's board

Poddar has about 30 years of software industry experience, including product strategy and product development

Reema Poddar / Image: LinkedIn

Indian American executive, Reema Poddar has been elected to the board of Houston, Texas-based technology company Oceaneering International Inc.

She was appointed to the board of directors of the nominating, corporate governance, and sustainability committee of the company and will serve until the annual general meeting in 2026, according to a statement.

Welcoming Poddar, Kevin McEvoy, Oceaneering’s chairman of the board, stated, "Our strategic, robotics-focused vision will be strengthened by her successes as an experienced technology executive and respected thought leader and change agent.”

“Her experience in setting product and technology strategy, building and delivering innovative, commercially viable products and services, accelerating digital transformations, and delivering results in the digital market is relevant and meaningful to Oceaneering,” he added.

Poddar has about 30 years of software industry experience, including product strategy, product development, and digital business transformation. She has been recognized as a leader in data analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, cloud services, cyber security, industrial automation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

During her career, Poddar has served in executive roles at global firms ranging from startups to Fortune 500 corporations, including General Electric, GE Digital, Emerson, Philips, Teradata Corporation, AdFender Inc, OptimEyes.AI, and Intellution, Inc. Since 2022, she has been the president and chief executive officer of the diagnostic and pathway informatics business of Philips.

Currently, she is on the board of MeridianLink Inc, Accion Labs Group Holdings, Inc, and OptimEyes.AI. She is also a strategic leadership mentor of

Previously, Poddar served on the corporate council board of advisors to the dean of UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. She completed her master’s degree in computer applications from Bangalore University and another master’s degree and bachelor's degree in physics from Mahatma Gandhi University, India.