Suparna is British and speaks English, and four Indian languages. She graduated from Calcutta University, India with a degree in Business Economics. She spent the early part of her career based in Bangalore & Mumbai working across different aspects of media including research, planning, promotion, advertising, brand management and product development.
In 2001, she moved to the UK where she joined Informa plc, where she worked as Revenue Head for flagship maritime titles. Suparna joined Cobalt in 2012 to be in charge of finance and to do research across Europe and India.