Lekshmi holds a Post Graduation in Management (PGPX) from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (2007), M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (2001) and B.Sc. (Agriculture) from Kerala Agricultural University (1999). She has more than 12 years of cross functional professional experience in retail, flooring and fast food businesses in India and Russia. She has worked in Operations, General Management, Supply Chain, Logistics, Space Planning and Floor Design functions across geographies and was Deputy General Manager with pan-India responsibilities in the organized retail wing of a reputed Indian conglomerate.