Brand Accelerator

Mentors

Board

Our Mentors are successful professionals with a passion towards the startup ecosystem & willing to nurture young talent. Commits to allocated time & mentorship and angel investing on interested ideas.

  • Aditya Malik

    Aditya Malik

    Senior Partner, Lumis Partners

    Aditya Malik

    Aditya Malik

    Senior Partner, Lumis Partners

    DELHI, NATIONAL CAPITAL TERRITORY OF DELHI(NCR)

    Expertise
    • BFSI

    Aditya Malik is a Senior Partner at Lumis. He comes with over 20 years of experience across delivery management, customer service, operational excellence, quality, transitions and HR. At Lumis Partners Aditya is focused on operations within the education and human capital services domain. Prior to Lumis, Aditya was with BA Continuum, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of America where he was a part of the senior management team heading functions like Quality and Change Delivery, Migrations and HR. He has also worked with organizations like GE Capital and American Express in various leadership roles across operations, delivery and quality. Aditya is a certified Master Black Belt and also holds a Masters in Business Administration from Pune University.

  • Amit Ratanpal

    Amit Ratanpal

    Founder & MD, BLinC Management Advisors

    Amit Ratanpal

    Amit Ratanpal

    Founder & MD, BLinC Management Advisors

    MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA

    Expertise

    ICICI, Birla Sunlife

  • Anand Dorairaj

    Anand Dorairaj

    Founder Partner, New Silk Route

    Anand Dorairaj

    Anand Dorairaj

    Founder Partner, New Silk Route

    MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA

    Expertise

    Anand joined New Silk Route Advisors in February 2007 at inception, and focuses on private equity opportunities in the Indian sub-continent. Previously, Anand worked at Citigroup International in New York as a senior emerging markets specialist with extensive experience in Mergers & Acquisitions.

  • Anand Rai

    Anand Rai

    Vice President, IILM

    Anand Rai

    Anand Rai

    Vice President, IILM

    NEW DELHI, NATIONAL CAPITAL TERRITORY OF DELHI(NCR)

    Expertise

    Anand Rai, President of IILM Colleges and Banyan Tree Schools. He graduated in Bsc in Economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Has over 10 years of experience in the Education Sector. Hobbies include fitness and travel.

  • Anand Vora

    Anand Vora

    CFO, United Phosporus Ltd.

    Anand Vora

    Anand Vora

    CFO, United Phosporus Ltd.

    BANGALORE, KARNATAKA

    Expertise

    Mr. Anand Vora joined UPL in August`13 as Global CFO. He is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years of work experience, having worked for Organizations such as Bunge, Ranbaxy, Dow Chemical and Piramal Group; both in India and International assignments.

  • Anil Chawla

    Anil Chawla

    Managing Director, SI Advisors Private Limited

    Anil Chawla

    Anil Chawla

    Managing Director, SI Advisors Private Limited

    SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE

    Expertise

    Started D. E. Shaw & CO’s India business in 2006, widely acknowledged as one of the most successful investors in India. Pioneered the structured lending space and successfully deployed $2 billion in India across sectors. Instrumental in negotiating the widely-publicized financial services JV between D. E. Shaw and Reliance Industries in 2011. In GE India, took over a small balance sheet consisting of short term assets which grew to become one of the best performing companies with a book size of over US$ 1 billion with no defaults.Held several key positions including CEO of GE Commercial Finance – India and South East Asia.Certified Six-Sigma Black belt with strong focus on targets - has consistently exceeded financial targets at GE Mr. Chawla was voted one of India’s top 25 Hottest Young Executives in 2002 by Business Today group. He has been the Joint Convener of Capital Market, NRI and FERA study Group of Northern India Regional Council of the ICAI. Mr. Anil Chawla is a Chartered Accountant degree (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

  • Anil Gudibande

    Anil Gudibande

    Head Of Corporate Financing, RBS

    Anil Gudibande

    Anil Gudibande

    Head Of Corporate Financing, RBS

    MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA

    Expertise
    • BFSI
    • Business Strategy
    • Corporate Strategy

    Anil has spent most of his banking career with Citi. He has worked across divisions, including global corporate banking, debt capital market, foreign exchange & derivatives group. Previously, Anil worked at Citigroup as Director.

  • Anurag Saxena

    Anurag Saxena

    Senior Advisor - Financial Services, Northgate Capital

    Anurag Saxena

    Anurag Saxena

    Senior Advisor - Financial Services, Northgate Capital

    BANGALORE, KARNATAKA

    Expertise

    Globally experienced Engg/IIMC/ British Securities Institute professional. A Fintech Investor, Banker, Board member/mentor in investee companies of IFC / World bank Also runs a successful Global Executive Search Firm and passionate about making people and companies succeed.

  • Arun Agrawal

    Arun Agrawal

    Principal Consultant, Structured Strategy Solutions

    Arun Agrawal

    Arun Agrawal

    Principal Consultant, Structured Strategy Solutions

    BANGALORE, KARNATAKA

    Expertise

    Arun Agrawal (Arun) is a freelance consultant in business strategy for creating long-term value based on structured data analysis. Prior to this, Arun was with Shell International for 25 years in a variety of roles in the Upstream – economics, business management, strategy and planning, new ways of working and IT management. The majority of his career was in the emerging markets of Africa, India and South East Asia, with a focus on organizations in their early growth phase. During his assignment as a General Manager in Shell’s Technology Centre in Bangalore, he contributed to developing the business for professional service delivery from India to Shell operating units and establishing it to become Shell’s third technical hub. He is an alumnus of IIT Roorkee and holds an MBA from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium.

  • Arvind Kumar Prasad

    Arvind Kumar Prasad

    Director, Microstrategy

    Arvind Kumar Prasad

    Arvind Kumar Prasad

    Director, Microstrategy

    BANGALORE, KARNATAKA

    Expertise
    • Analytics
    • BFSI
    • Business Strategy
    • Consulting
    • Corporate Strategy
    • Internet of Things
    • Sales & Business Development
    • SMAC
    • Supplier Management

    Business Analytics Technology and Process Solution leader with consulting career span of 18 years. Worked as Director in advanced predictive technology product SAS, as well as digital , social, mobility , intelligence solution leader MicroStrategy. Incubated business centric technology solutions for consumer goods, high tech, energy and utility industry worldwide.

  • Bharath Arya

    Bharath Arya

    Founder, Purple Unit

    Bharath Arya

    Bharath Arya

    Founder, Purple Unit

    BANGALORE, KARNATAKA

    Expertise

    Bharat Arya brings 16 years of apparel sourcing and four years of venture capital experience on board. Prior to co–founding Purple unit limited, Bharat has been a start up person with a highly successful track record of building and scaling apparel enterprises in Middle East, Madagascar & US.

  • Colvyn Harris

    Colvyn Harris

    Executive Director - Global Growth & Client development, JWT

    Colvyn Harris

    Colvyn Harris

    Executive Director - Global Growth & Client development, JWT

    MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA

    Expertise
    • Brand Management
    • Market Expansion

    Colvyn Harris, Executive Director - Global Growth & Client Development JWT. Till Feb 2015 was CEO JWT South Asia, India’s largest and most admired agency with an impressive roster of India’s finest and the world’s best brands. 36 years with JWT, diversified categories, on the world’s most successful global brands like PepsiCo, Frito-Lay, Microsoft, Nestle, HSBC, Cadbury, Ford, Citibank, GSK, Unilever, BAT, India’s finest brands like Hero, airtel. Previously, President Contract Advertising - an independent network, and MD JWT Sri Lanka.

  • Dinesh Wadhawan

    Dinesh Wadhawan

    Group Technology Head, Srei Infrastructure Finance Limited

    Dinesh Wadhawan

    Dinesh Wadhawan

    Group Technology Head, Srei Infrastructure Finance Limited

    UNITED STATES, UNITED STATES

    Expertise

    Srei Infrastructure Finance Limited

  • Dipy Sachdeva

    Dipy Sachdeva

    Executive Director- Consumer Business Group, 3M

    Dipy Sachdeva

    Dipy Sachdeva

    Executive Director- Consumer Business Group, 3M

    BANGALORE, KARNATAKA

    Expertise

    HUL, HCL

  • Elan

    Elan

    COO, Zinnea

    Elan

    Elan

    COO, Zinnea

    BANGALORE, KARNATAKA

    Expertise

    Elan has founded Zinnea, focused on next generation service delivery models leveraging best in class People, Process and Technology and delivering value to clients at a reasonable cost. He is a Global IT Services industry pioneer with 23 years of experience and has spent over 13 years with Infosys in multiple roles including, the Head of the Development Centre. He has managed relationships with Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, Capital One, American Stock Exchange, Chrysler, BankOne, Reebok, etc. Elan has also spent over five years with iGate and managed the North America business, global banking financial services business, Advanced technology group and technology training for the company. He has managed relationships with Royal Bank of Canada, Charles Schwab, RCM Dresdner, Mellon Capital, Bank of Montreal, etc. During early days in his career, Elan was the most preferred project manager to manage complex development projects at Infosys. Elan managed the Advanced Technology group at iGate and was instrumental in building a cocoon for  developers for significantly improving their Productivity and Quality, which resulted in over 15% reduction in cost and effort.  Among the folks in the Indian IT industry, Elan is probably one of the few people who have managed maximum fixed price projects and delivered them on time and within budget.    Elan  has great expertise in defining IT strategies, Enterprise Architecture in line with Business Architecture etc. Elan has worked in multiple geographies, understands best practices for success in engaging with clients and employees from different cultures. Elan has worked on developing products as well.  Elan is considered a great leader who has mentored many employees, given them the freedom to stretch and realize their potential, support them with the necessary systems and processes to work around their areas of improvement etc.  Elan is certified in Competency assessment, has helped develop performance management frameworks.    Elan won the first prize in Infosys Chairman’s(NRN’s) award for excellence twice and the first prize in iGate CEO’s award for excellence as well.  One of the services that Elan incubated at Infosys ultimately led to over 25% of Infosys revenue and helped Infosys acquire some of their top clients.  Elan has an extensive network of Global 1000 executives, Top Indian Executives and professionals at different levels. Elan has built an extensive network globally in different Geographies and different industries. Elan has been in touch with almost all the people  that he had come across, has built a network of industry executives, built the Alumni networks of the colleges, schools that he studied in, clients, colleagues(Elan is the anchor of the Infosys,  iGate and NITT alumni email  groups), business partners he had worked with etc. Elan is known as one of the most networked professionals that you will come across. Elan founded the varthur lake group within Whitefield rising and is focused on rejuvenating two largest lakes in Bangalore. Elan volunteers with The Banyan, an organization focused on betterment of mentally ill, destitute women

  • Karthi Easwaramoorthy

    Karthi Easwaramoorthy

    President & Cofounder, Ticketgoose.com

    Karthi Easwaramoorthy

    Karthi Easwaramoorthy

    President & Cofounder, Ticketgoose.com

    BANGALORE, KARNATAKA

    Expertise
    • Consumer Technology
    • Sales & Business Development

    Karthi Easwaramoorthy is the Co-Founder and President of TicketGoose.com, an online bus ticketing portal where redBus is the competitor. He was awarded as the best upcoming and associate member by TiE Chennai last year. He built the company from scratch and raised 30 Cr investments from. He successfully built this e-commerce company which is doing more than 100+Crore turnover this financial year. Right now, he is the head and strategists of TicketGoose.com’s digital/online marketing to acquire new customers and maintain existing customers through various online techniques.

  • Karthik Kumar

    Karthik Kumar

    Director, Evam Arts

    Karthik Kumar

    Karthik Kumar

    Director, Evam Arts

    CHENNAI, TAMILNADU

    Expertise
    • Brand Management
    • Business Strategy
    • Consumer Technology
    • Sales & Business Development

    Arts Management Entreprenuer

  • Mahendra Swarup

    Mahendra Swarup

    Managing Director & Partner, Avigo Capital Partners

    Mahendra Swarup

    Mahendra Swarup

    Managing Director & Partner, Avigo Capital Partners

    NEW DELHI, DELHI

    Expertise

    Mr. Mahendra Swarup is a Founder, Managing Director, and Partner at Avigo Capital Partners. Mr. Swarup serves as the President of the Delhi Management Association. He co-founded Tyroo Media Pvt. Ltd. Mr. Swarup has over 30 years of business experience in operations, sales and distribution, purchasing/procurement, exports and human resources. He served as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at Times Internet Ltd. Mr. Swarup led Indiatimes to the position of industry leader in all spheres of new-media business. He served as Head of Private Treaties initiative of Times of India Group. Prior to Times Internet, Mr. Swarup was part of Pepsico India team. He served as an Executive Director of Human Resources at Pepsico and is widely known in the HR world for his Business - HR skills. Mr. Swarup served as President and Head of Indian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association. He began his career with ACC Limited where he was responsible for corporate restructuring as well as design and implementation of comprehensive corporate planning systems. After 15 years of distinguished stint with Nestle India Limited, he joined Sun Breweries in Moscow and was instrumental in establishing the first Russia-wide brand of beer and successfully led their IPO. At Nestle, he was responsible for leading the exports business, logistics, operations and human resources at various periods. He serves as the Chairman of Alcumus & Partners LLP and as an Executive Director of PepsiCo India. He has been an Independent Director of Micromax Informatics Limited since September 21, 2009. He serves as a Director of Smile Multimedia Private Limited, Technology Frontiers India Pvt Ltd., BBF Industries Limited, Quasar Media Private Limited, Tyroo Media Private Limited, BBF Limited, S.J Counselling Private Limited, Kangaroo Properties Private Limited, Vis Legis Consult Private Limited and Bhavya Fashionplex Private Limited. Mr. Swarup served as a Director of Entertainment Network (India) Ltd. until October 25, 2005. He serves on the governing council of Western International University, NIILM, JB Business School and Global School of Management. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from Aligarh Muslim University and also holds a Master's of Business Administration from Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi

  • Manoj Jhanji

    Manoj Jhanji

    Executive Director, Purple Unit

    Manoj Jhanji

    Manoj Jhanji

    Executive Director, Purple Unit

    BANGALORE, KARNATAKA

    Expertise

    Dell

  • Monisha Charles

    Monisha Charles

    Financial Advisor, Trustee at St Paul's School Ambala City, School is 40 years old .

    Monisha Charles

    Monisha Charles

    Financial Advisor, Trustee at St Paul's School Ambala City, School is 40 years old .

    BANGALORE, KARNATAKA

    Expertise
    • BFSI
    • Business Strategy
    • Consulting
    • Corporate Strategy
    • People Management
    • Program Management
    • Risk & Compliance

    Monisha has more than a decade of experience in assisting and providing professional Financial and Management consulting for real estate, wealth management, insurance for businesses in India, US, UK, Latin America and JPAA with focus on business transformation, process re-engineering, business analysis, decision support, change, project and risk management. She is a MBA (Finance ), and an alumni of St Stephen’s college.

  • Murzash Manekshana

    Murzash Manekshana

    Executive Director, MEP Infrastructure

    Murzash Manekshana

    Murzash Manekshana

    Executive Director, MEP Infrastructure

    MUMBAI, MAHARASTRA

    Expertise
    • Corporate Strategy
    • People Management
    • Risk & Compliance
    • Sales & Business Development

    Providing Family Office services to Ultra HNI clients, including investment management across all asset classes. Investing and managing Private Equity investments across different industries. The PE experience ranges from investment opportunity sourcing, evaluation, transaction structuring, business and financial diligence reviews, legal documentation, post funding investment monitoring and management.

  • Nagendra Venkaswamy

    Nagendra Venkaswamy

    Managing Director, India and South Asia, Arista Networks Ltd

    Nagendra Venkaswamy

    Nagendra Venkaswamy

    Managing Director, India and South Asia, Arista Networks Ltd

    BANGALORE, KARNATAKA

    Expertise

    An IIM, Bangalore & BITS alumni, Nagi has previously worked as Managing Director, India and South Asia, Arista Networks Ltd. He was also a member of the 12th Plan Steering Committee on Manufacturing Industry of Planning Commission, Government of India.

  • Nallan Sriraman

    Nallan Sriraman

    VP, Delivery, Strategic Partner Alliences and Head of India,Enterprise Business Systems, Thomson Reuters

    Nallan Sriraman

    Nallan Sriraman

    VP, Delivery, Strategic Partner Alliences and Head of India,Enterprise Business Systems, Thomson Reuters

    BANGALORE, KARNATAKA

    Expertise

    Coming soon

  • Nipun Kwatra

    Nipun Kwatra

    Entrepreneur, Video tech

    Nipun Kwatra

    Nipun Kwatra

    Entrepreneur, Video tech

    BANGALORE, KARNATAKA

    Expertise

    Nipun is the youngest member of the team. Nipun has completed his PhD, Computer Science from the prestigious Stanford University. After working with Google for over 3 years, Nipun wants to work as an Start-up himself & help new Start-ups in their path to success.

  • Nisheet Srivastava

    Nisheet Srivastava

    Founder, Excitinglives.com & Giftzapp

    Nisheet Srivastava

    Nisheet Srivastava

    Founder, Excitinglives.com & Giftzapp

    BANGALORE, KARNATAKA

    Expertise

    Nisheeth specializes in E-Commerce and M-Commerce, Online Marketing and Alliances Management. IIT (BHU) alumni, Nisheeth has worked as Head, Capital markets-UK, HCL and Director, Sales & Marketing, Ind Telesoft.

  • Nitish Asthana

    Nitish Asthana

    General Manager, First Data Corp.

    Nitish Asthana

    Nitish Asthana

    General Manager, First Data Corp.

    MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA

    Expertise

    Nitish Asthana is the Head of India Ventures - First Data, focused on venture investments in e-commerce and digital payments and also heads the merchant acquiring business for First Data- ICICI Merchant Services (ICICI MS). He has overall responsibility over ICICI MS’ revenue lines across the company’s POS and Ecommerce businesses, acceptance and acquiring product solutions, sales, business development and marketing. Nitish has over 18 years of experience in key leadership roles for large financial services and insurance companies in India. Previously, he was Director- Bancassurance, Partnerships and Group at MetLife India and led the alternate distribution business for the company. Prior to this, as Senior Vice President at Bharti AXA Life, Nitish led AXA’s entry into the Indian market including securing regulatory approvals for JV and establishing a multi-channel distribution platform. He also launched and grew to scale telcassurance, a unique telecom- insurance distribution business

  • Prerna Tandon

    Prerna Tandon

    Trustee, Advisor, 

    Prerna Tandon

    Prerna Tandon

    Trustee, Advisor, 

    BANGALORE, KARNATAKA

    Expertise
    • BFSI
    • Business Strategy
    • Consulting
    • Corporate Strategy
    • Market Expansion
    • Market Research
    • People Management
    • Program Management
    • Sales & Business Development

    Prerna is a management professional with an Economics Honours and an MBA, and over 20 years of experience in the corporate sector in India with organizations such as Price Waterhouse, USAID, GE Capital, Infosys and ANZ Bank. She has held several senior level positions and has been part of start up teams (especially in the outsourcing/offshoring industry) and has been responsible for profitably growing the businesses that she has been part of.

  • Rahul Chandra

    Rahul Chandra

    Managing Director, Helion Ventures

    Rahul Chandra

    Rahul Chandra

    Managing Director, Helion Ventures

    NEW DELHI, NATIONAL CAPITAL TERRITORY OF DELHI(NCR)

    Expertise

    Rahul Chandra is a co-founder and Managing Director of Helion and has 17 years of venture capital investing and corporate development experience in technology product and services companies in India and the US. He serves on the Boards of Seclore, Shubham, UnitedLex, Netambit, Mindworks and manages investments in Cucumber Town, EzeTap,Spandana and Equitas. Between 2000 and 2006, Rahul was based in Silicon Valley as part of the investment team at Walden International, a global venture capital firm with more than $2B under management. Between 2004 and 2005 he also led the M&A efforts at e4e Inc., a Santa Clara, CA based BPO company with more than 4,000 employees across the globe. Rahul started Venture Capital investing in 1996 in India as the first hire at Walden India office. In this role he managed investments for Walden India dedicated Fund between 1996 and 2000. Rahul has invested in more than 30 early-to-mid-stage companies such as Mindtree, Ikanos (IKAN), e4e Inc and Techspan (Headstrong). Prior to Walden, he worked in the Capital Markets Group at Lazard India, and in the Primary Market Department at the Securities Exchange Board of India. Rahul has an MBA from University of California, Berkeley and graduated from Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani in 1993.

  • Raj Mahadev

    Raj Mahadev

    Managing Director, Jobs for Youth Private Limited

    Raj Mahadev

    Raj Mahadev

    Managing Director, Jobs for Youth Private Limited

    MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA

    Expertise

    A result oriented Financial Services and Education professional with over 26 years of experience successfully managing various business lines across Consumer Banking/Wealth Management/ Distribution and as an entrepreneur in the education and recruitment space.

  • Rajender Paliwal

    Rajender Paliwal

    Director, RITZ luxuries

    Rajender Paliwal

    Rajender Paliwal

    Director, RITZ luxuries

    BANGALORE, KARNATAKA

    Expertise

    Strategy and policy formulation expert in infrastructure space with over decade of experience with PwC, CRISIL and GMR. He is currently advising clients in education, health care and food industry and also mentoring food industry start up in formulating strategy and raising funds. An MBA graduate from IIM Calcutta and B. Tech from IIT Varanasi.

  • Ravi Saxena

    Ravi Saxena

    Managing Director, MISB Bocconi

    Ravi Saxena

    Ravi Saxena

    Managing Director, MISB Bocconi

    MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA

    Expertise

    An IIM-A alumni, Ravi has been involved in creating successful & sustainable organisations in the past 20 years. Currently, Ravi is a Director at MISB Bocconi, Director Hospitality Investments, New Silk Route.

  • Romi Malhotra

    Romi Malhotra

    CEO, Linkage India

    Romi Malhotra

    Romi Malhotra

    CEO, Linkage India

    BANGALORE, KARNATAKA

    Expertise

    Romi has almost thirty years work experience in industries ranging from Manufacturing, Information Technology, Banking, Consulting, Business Process Outsourcing and now Leadership Development and OD. Romi is a seasoned professional having successfully managed and grown multiple companies in India. He is best known as one of the pioneers and leaders of the Outsourcing/BPO and KPO industries in India. He has led 3 companies in India over the last fifteen years as the CEO/MD including DELL, Scope International (Fully owned subsidiary of Standard chartered Bank) and GE Capital Integrated Business Solutions, GE Capital’s foray into the Knowledge Services business to include business Analytics, Actuarial, e-Learning, Software development and Legal off-shoring. He was also part of the startup team that created what is now listed as Genpact (formerly GE Capital International Services). He also serves as an independent Director on the board of Aegis Limited, a billion dollar outsourcing company. In addition he assists a number of start-ups.

  • Sachin Khimji

    Sachin Khimji

    Industrialist, Sachin Khimji Nuvo Investors,

    Sachin Khimji

    Sachin Khimji

    Industrialist, Sachin Khimji Nuvo Investors,

    BANGALORE, KARNATAKA

    Expertise

    Sachin Khimji, Director SBK Nuvo is a leading Start-up with interests in investing in bright ideas and real estate business. He is also an avid philanthropist and especially believes in supporting the cause of children.

  • SAMEER KARULKAR

    SAMEER KARULKAR

    Head - EquitAce Capital, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd

    SAMEER KARULKAR

    SAMEER KARULKAR

    Head - EquitAce Capital, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd

    MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA

    Expertise
    • Business Strategy
    • Consulting
    • Corporate Strategy
    • Market Expansion
    • People Management
    • Sales & Business Development

    Sameer currently leads the overall EquitAce Capital team at Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd (BCCL) - Times of India Group, India's largest and oldest diversified media conglomerate. EquitAce acts as the full cycle Corporate Venture Fund for BCCL/Times Group from pre-investment to participating and growing/harvesting the portfolio and managing exits. Based in Mumbai, Sameer has over 18years of Investment banking, Venture Capital/Private Equity and management leadership experience in developing and shaping corporate strategies, helping VC/PE funds harvest their investments and grow their portfolios and working on facilitating entrepreneurs shape their dreams globally.

  • Sameer Shariff

    Sameer Shariff

    Chief Executive Officer, Impelsys Inc.

    Sameer Shariff

    Sameer Shariff

    Chief Executive Officer, Impelsys Inc.

    UNITED STATES, UNITED STATES

    Expertise

    As the founder and CEO of Impelsys Inc., Mr. Shariff drives Impelsys' business vision, strategy, value and growth. Impelsys is Mr. Shariff’s second start-up; he has grown the company to become a leader in online content delivery for STM, Children’s and educational publishing markets.

  • Sanjay Jain

    Sanjay Jain

    MD, Accenture Strategy

    Sanjay Jain

    Sanjay Jain

    MD, Accenture Strategy

    NEW DELHI, NATIONAL CAPITAL TERRITORY OF DELHI(NCR)

    Expertise

    Sanjay Jain is a Managing Director in the Accenture Strategy Global Capability Network, an integrated, global network created to improve the firm’s Strategy and Management Consulting market differentiation and competitiveness. The Capability Network is a powerful talent pool of more than 2,500 management consultants that serves as a key component of a distributed consulting model. Mr Jain focusses on Business and Digital/Technology Strategy as well as leads the India Node of the Capability Network. Mr. Jain has more than 29 years’ experience executing a broad range of strategic and operational projects. He has worked for a wide variety of clients across diverse industries such as engineering and industrial products, metals, automotive, chemicals, consumer goods, comms and high tech, textiles, paper and life sciences.. Notable projects include maximizing shareholder value, strategic business planning, organizational restructuring, business process re-engineering, change management, digital and information technology strategy Mr. Jain holds a Bachelors degree in Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India, and a Master of Business Administration from Miami University, United States. He is currently based in Gurgaon, India.

  • Sarbvir Singh

    Sarbvir Singh

    Managing Director, Capital18

    Sarbvir Singh

    Sarbvir Singh

    Managing Director, Capital18

    NOIDA, UTTAR PRADESH

    Expertise

    Sarbvir Singh is the Managing Director of Capital18, the investment arm of Network18. He is responsible for making investments in media, entertainment, education and technology ventures. He serves as a Director on the boards of Yatra, BookMyShow, Ubona and Viacom18 amongst other companies. Mr. Singh has over 19 years of experience in investment management and business operations. Prior to Capital18, he worked for Citigroup Asset Management in the US and for Emerson Electric in Hong Kong. Mr. Singh is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

  • Satyajit Radhakrishnan

    Satyajit Radhakrishnan

    COO, Madura Fashion and Lifestyle

    Satyajit Radhakrishnan

    Satyajit Radhakrishnan

    COO, Madura Fashion and Lifestyle

    BANGALORE, KARNATAKA

    Expertise
    • Brand Management
    • Business Strategy
    • Market Research

    Madura Fashion and Lifestyle

  • Sethu Vaidyanathan

    Sethu Vaidyanathan

    Managing Director, Park Hotels

    Sethu Vaidyanathan

    Sethu Vaidyanathan

    Managing Director, Park Hotels

    BANGALORE, KARNATAKA

    Expertise

    Coming Soon

  • Shailendra Katyal

    Shailendra Katyal

    Director - Home & Small Business ( India & South Asia), Lenovo

    Shailendra Katyal

    Shailendra Katyal

    Director - Home & Small Business ( India & South Asia), Lenovo

    BANGALORE, KARNATAKA

    Expertise

    A business professional with 16 years of sales & marketing experience with successful stints in FMCG and consumer technology verticals.

  • Shyam Sreenivasan

    Shyam Sreenivasan

    Executive Director, Morgan Stanley

    Shyam Sreenivasan

    Shyam Sreenivasan

    Executive Director, Morgan Stanley

    UNITED STATES, UNITED STATES

    Expertise

    Shyam Sreenivasan is an executive at a premier Wall Street firm in New York with over 20 years of experience with particular focus on Ultra Low Latency Trading, Algorithmic Trading, Quantitative Financial Modelling and Risk Management. Shyam is experienced in successfully building and leading strong teams and in mentoring and motivating individuals.

  • Sivakumar Sundaram

    Sivakumar Sundaram

    Chief Executive Officer, Brand Capital

    Sivakumar Sundaram

    Sivakumar Sundaram

    Chief Executive Officer, Brand Capital

    BANGALORE, KARNATAKA

    Expertise

    In his 24 years with The Times Group, Siva has gone far beyond his specialization as a Chartered Accountant. From incubating & nurturing businesses, recruitment and training to heading one of the most innovative business vertical of the Group - Brand Capital.

  • Sudhakar Balakrishnan

    Sudhakar Balakrishnan

    Ex. Managing Director, Adecco

    Sudhakar Balakrishnan

    Sudhakar Balakrishnan

    Ex. Managing Director, Adecco

    BANGALORE, KARNATAKA

    Expertise

    Sudhakar Balakrishnan was the CEO/ MD of Adecco India - OCT 2014, India's leading HR services Co. (part of Adecco Group SA, a fortune 300 enterprise).Under his leadership Adecco India was the largest HR- Services Co In India and had the distinction to Become the 1 st institution to put to work 100,000 temp workmen to work on a daily basis.Prior to Adecco he was Head- HR SIFY and GM - ABC Consultants. He holds a Post Graduate Degree in Human Resources from Madras School Of Social Work . He is also a Alumni of IMD- Lausanne , Switzerland. Also completed Sr Leadership Program from INSEAD , Fountainbleau, France. Currently Is the Founder of NeoVentus Holdings and Investments Pvt Ltd. And also Partner in Zaikenn Management Services LLP ( a seed Fund).

  • Sudhakar Dankiki

    Sudhakar Dankiki

    Director, R&D, Akzo Nobel Coatings

    Sudhakar Dankiki

    Sudhakar Dankiki

    Director, R&D, Akzo Nobel Coatings

    BANGALORE, KARNATAKA

    Expertise

    Sudhakar currently works as Director - R&D at Akzo Nobel coatings. He has vast experience in the chemical industry. Previously, Sudhakar has spent 22 years in USA as Director – R&D at Sherwin Williams.

  • Suhas Gopinath

    Suhas Gopinath

    Chairam & CEO, Globals Inc.

    Suhas Gopinath

    Suhas Gopinath

    Chairam & CEO, Globals Inc.

    BANGALORE, KARNATAKA

    Expertise

    Suhas Gopinath, 28, founded Globals at the age of 14 years from a cyber café in Bangalore in the year 2000. He recognized as one of the World’s Youngest CEO by various media such as BBC, Limca Book of Records, CBS, Times of India, Straits, The Age, etc. Suhas currently serves on various boards such as ICT Advisory Board of the World Bank Group, National Advisory Committee on Incubation & Entrepreneurship under the Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, Social Peace Foundation, IIT Bombay Entrepreneurship Cell, and more. Suhas is recipient of numerous awards including Karnataka State’s Rajyotsava Award, Incredible Europe Award (Austria), Social Innovator Prize (Singapore), Honorary Fellowship from Gitam University and Young Achievers Award from European Parliament and IAHV. Suhas is also the Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.

  • Sunder Rajan

    Sunder Rajan

    Business Mentor, 

    Sunder Rajan

    Sunder Rajan

    Business Mentor, 

    NEW DELHI, DELHI

    Expertise
    • Business Strategy
    • People Management
    • Sales & Business Development
    • Supplier Management

    Sunder is a professional with over 30 years of experience spanning multiple geographies and industries, including several years as Chief Executive and Profit-Centre Head of businesses. From March 2016, Sunder has taken on the role of mentoring start ups, high growth companies, and new companies planning India entry. Currently, Sunder is mentoring/advising three companies in India and three companies from New Zealand on overall business strategy and operational excellence.

  • Sunil Kishore

    Sunil Kishore

    Founder, Orgex

    Sunil Kishore

    Sunil Kishore

    Founder, Orgex

    BANGALORE, KARNATAKA

    Expertise

    Sunil has 30 years of overall experience with a decade in Sales, Marketing, and Operations in B2B and B2C environments. Sunil has previously worked as VP – HR India, Coca Cola, VP – HR, Oberoi Hotels & Resorts, ED – HR & Quality, Xerox, GM, PepsiCo International Management Institute.

  • Venkatesh Kumaran

    Venkatesh Kumaran

    Head, Strategy operations, India Electronics, India Electronics & Semi-Conductor Association

    Venkatesh Kumaran

    Venkatesh Kumaran

    Head, Strategy operations, India Electronics, India Electronics & Semi-Conductor Association

    BANGALORE, KARNATAKA

    Expertise

    Venkatesh Kumaran was spearheading Wind River’s India business which helped Indian customers design world-class embedded solutions for the Aerospace, Defence, Industrial and the mobile vertical market segments. At present, he heads the strategy and operations at India Electronics and Semiconductor association.

  • Venkatesh Vaidyanthan

    Venkatesh Vaidyanthan

    President, Artha Property

    Venkatesh Vaidyanthan

    Venkatesh Vaidyanthan

    President, Artha Property

    BANGALORE, KARNATAKA

    Expertise
    • Consulting
    • Corporate Strategy
    • Market Expansion

    As Chief Operating Officer, Venkatesh is responsible for the critical role of strengthening the overall framework for the company's growth across all businesses and geographies, in addition to being responsible for the day to day operational excellence of the company. He is also responsible for overall Risk and Compliance across the company and all its subsidiaries. Venkatesh has over 16 years of banking and financial services experience, over a decade of which has been spent with ICICI Group. He brings with him rich and valuable experience in the areas of operations risk mitigation, process automation and optimization, project management, resource planning and mapping. A Chartered Accountant by profession, he holds the AICWA Gold Medal, attaining an all India 1st rank

  • Vijay Balakrishnan

    Vijay Balakrishnan

    Ex. VP Marketing - Corporate Business Unit, Tata Teleservices Limited

    Vijay Balakrishnan

    Vijay Balakrishnan

    Ex. VP Marketing - Corporate Business Unit, Tata Teleservices Limited

    BANGALORE, KARNATAKA

    Expertise

    Vijay Balakrishnan is a Senior Business Leader with over two decades of Top General Management experience across FMCG / Telecom / Early Stage Internet Centric companies. He has had a successful track record of championing challenging leadership roles and driving domain expertise in Business Strategy, Brand & Category Marketing, Sales & Distribution Dimensioning, besides holding P & L plus EBITDA responsibilities at National/ SBU Head levels with some of India's leading Conglomerates. Vijay has been a Chevening Scholar at the London School of Economics, United Kingdom and holds a PGD in Marketing & Operations.

  • Vikram Nimkar

    Vikram Nimkar

    Country Head - India, Westpac

    Vikram Nimkar

    Vikram Nimkar

    Country Head - India, Westpac

    MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA

    Expertise

    Vikram has 21 years of banking experience in India covering general management, corporate and institutional banking, capital markets and credit risk management. Currently Vikram is Country Head- India, for Westpac Banking Corporation’s India banking business. He joined Westpac in May 2007 as its first employee in India and has been Country head since 2007. He set up the India Representative Office of Westpac, subsequently converting it to a branch in 2012 under a banking license from Reserve Bank of India. As Country Head, he is responsible for Westpac’s India business strategy, achieving group objectives and stakeholder value creation and managing the day to day operations of the bank in India. He is also a member of Westpac International Leadership Team responsible for overall strategy in the region. Prior to joining Westpac Banking Corporation, he was with Deutsche Bank India for a period of 7 years, as Vice President – Global Equity Services. Prior to Deutsche Bank, he worked with ABN AMRO Bank India for a period of 6 years, having joined as a Management Trainee in 1994, progressing into Credit Risk Management and corporate bank as Relationship Manager for Financial Institutions and Public Sector Companies.He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Masters in Business Management, both from Mumbai University.

  • Vikram Rao

    Vikram Rao

    Managing Director, N9 World Technologies Private Limited

    Vikram Rao

    Vikram Rao

    Managing Director, N9 World Technologies Private Limited

    BANGALORE, KARNATAKA

    Expertise

    In the past two decades, Mr. Vikram Rao has held several Board positions in companies with diverse foot prints across branded apparel, retail and B2B businesses. As a Board member, he has acquired, led, built and transformed companies and businesses. Mr. Rao, BE., (Chemical) and MBA (XLRI) has had a rich career spanning 38 years and prior to this, he was a Director on the Board of ABMCPL, the $ 40 Billion Aditya Birla Group’s apex decision making body headed by Mr. K. M. Birla which provides strategic direction to all the Group Companies. He continues to be a Director on the board of Indo Liberty Textiles, Indonesia. Currently, he specializes in senior level Executive Coaching and Business Consulting in the areas of differentiated strategy, corporate rejuvenation, and business transformation. He likes to constantly question ‘status quo’ and support thought and action to create sustainable and visible value.

  • Vipin Menon

    Vipin Menon

    Ex. Director - Project & Customer Support, OnMobile

    Vipin Menon

    Vipin Menon

    Ex. Director - Project & Customer Support, OnMobile

    BANGALORE, KARNATAKA

    Expertise

    Vipin Menon has nearly two decades of diverse national and international experience in selling, executing and managing telecom projects and operations. Starting his career with prestigious Indian Army as a Captain, he moved on to Corporate world where he very successfully introduced and implemented many of the key principals of defense learning. He has wide, varied and rich experience, gained through progressively responsible management positions, working under different work and social culture in various parts of the world (US, Middle-East). He has to his credit achieving Project and Total Customer Satisfaction objectives and milestones in a time bond manner. His skills have been amply demonstrated in Sales, Account, Project and Customer support functions. He has worked in telecom software as well as infrastructure telecom companies, with vendors (Program Manager – Motorola; Telecom Infrastructure), (Director – Project & Customer Support, OnMobile Global during the start-up stage till maturation – Telecom Software product) as well as Telecom operator (Circle Program Lead, Reliance Infocomm – Cellular Service Provider). Has excellent networking with people in IT/Telecom industry. His B. Com. (Honours) from University of Delhi and a Masters Degree in IT from US, along with various management and technical courses(Personal Management, FMS- Delhi University, Export Management – IIFT - Delhi, Labour Law – IIL- Delhi) have equipped him to manage assigned jobs very well. He has given well received presentation on telecom in various educational and professional organizations.

  • Vipul Singhania

    Vipul Singhania

    Director, Coyote Consultants LLP

    Vipul Singhania

    Vipul Singhania

    Director, Coyote Consultants LLP

    BANGALORE, KARNATAKA

    Expertise
    • Analytics
    • Brand Management
    • Business Strategy
    • Consulting
    • Consumer Technology
    • Corporate Strategy
    • Internet of Things
    • People Management
    • Program Management

    - Working with product base company since 8 years using. - Knowledge of networking, routing, protocols like HTTP, TCP, UDP, SCTP, ICMP, SSL/TLS etc. - Knowledge on the ADC. - Interested in managing the project. - Exposure of various field of product development, from the designing to implementation and the real time product experience. - various event management experience. - Team management. - Startup acceleration.

  • Vish Sathappan

    Vish Sathappan

    Director, Brand Capital

    Vish Sathappan

    Vish Sathappan

    Director, Brand Capital

    MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA

    Expertise

    With over 20 years global experience in Private Equity, Real Estate, Corporate Development, Mergers & Acquisitions and Lending, Vish has vast experience in setting up & creating profitable organisations.