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Betsy S. Atkins

Ms. Atkins has been the Chief Executive Officer of Baja Corporation, an independent venture capital firm focused on technology, renewable energy and life sciences, since 1994. Ms. Atkins currently serves on the Boards of SL Green Realty (since April 2015), OYO Hotels & Homes (since November 2019), as well as Volvo Car AB and other private companies.


  • 2016 to October 2018: Director, Cognizant Technology Solutions
  • 2013 to 2016: Chair, APX Labs (a Google Glass enterprise software company)
  •  February 2009 to August 2009: Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Clear Standards (until acquired by SAP)
  • 1991 to 1993: Chair and Chief Executive Officer, NCI
  • 1989 to 1999: Co-founder, Director, Executive Vice President Sales, Marketing, International Operations, Ascend Communications (until acquired by Lucent Technologies)
  • Previously served on the boards of Schneider Electric, HD Supply Holdings, Polycom, SunPower, Chico’s FAS, Ciber, Darden Restaurants
  • Formerly Chairman, Executive Advisory Board, SAP AG, an advisor to British Telecom and presidential-appointee to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation advisory committee


  • Ms. Atkins graduated with a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts.