Deba is Dean of the University of Buckingham Business School.
Born in Kolkatta, India, she completed her undergraduate degree in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Following her degree, Deba worked in Sales and Marketing for The Oberoi Group, an international luxury hotel chain.
After being awarded the Commonwealth Scholarship in 2000, she went on to complete her Master’s degree in Service Management with distinction at The University of Buckingham in 2000.
Deba then became a Research Associate at the university whereby she undertook research around the topic of student experience in a Higher Education setting.