LEADERSHIP TEAM

Hormazd Charna

Hormazd Charna

Founder, CEO

 

Hormazd is a Corporate and Investment Banking professional with 20+ years of experience in M&A/private equity & stressed asset advisory. He has worked with reputed organisations such as Deloitte, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Yes Bank and Tata Capital. He is an avid swimmer, a diehard F1 aficionado and an anti single use plastic crusader. He did his PGDBM & MS Finance from ICFAI Business School, Gurgaon.

Manoj Mishra

Dr. Manoj Mishra

Co- Founder

 

Dr. Manoj Mishra specializes in Innovation, Corporate & Strategy Planning, M&A, Procurement Strategy and Entrepreneurship. He has over 30 years of professional experience with Indian and Global companies in Auto (OEM Vehicles and Component Manufacturers), IT-E commerce and Service industries.

Gaurav

Gaurav K Punjabi

Vice President- Sales (Startups) & Marketing

 

Biz growth enabler with a clear focus to drive the startup ecosystem in India. Presently working with startups & investors for their immediate demand/ supply & business growth factors. He has worked across industries covering IT, S/W, Embedded, ESDM, Fintech, Edtech, Events, & investments. Been instrumental to grow startups and generate revenue along with key stakeholders. He is a foodie, loves outdoor games & road trips.

INTERNATIONAL COUNTRY REPRESENTATIVES

Sang Gil Park

Sang Gil Park

South Korea Country Representative

  

An MBA from University of Michigan, he has over three decades of experience and global exposure in overseas project management. He also has in-depth knowledge of automotive & industrial system.

Dilip Rajani

Dilip Rajani

London, UK Country Representative

  

Since 1981, Dilip has been helping companies in the UK & India for Mergers and Acquisitions, Outsourcing and helping Indian Companies setting up business in the UK. On the Humanitarian side, he served as president of Lions club twice and had an opportunity in serving elderly and disabled children.

ADVISORY TEAM

Jamshed K Daboo

Jamshed K Daboo

Corporate Veteran & Independent Advisor

Jamshed is an Independent Advisor working closely with the start-up ecosystem. He is a partner at TenX2, Strategic Advisor at MergerDomo and is an advisor to various companies in the consumer space. He has 34 years of experience with the Tata group, India’s most respected business house. He is the former Managing Director of Trent Hypermarket Pvt. Ltd – A Tata and Tesco enterprise, and continues to be on the board of the company. Prior to this, he was the Chief Operating Officer of various divisions of the Taj Group of hotels and has performed a variety of roles at Titan Company Ltd. He has headed businesses for over 22 years and has experience and expertise in crafting out clear business and brand strategies, developing network operating models and driving execution and success through processes and people. He is passionate about adopting a collaborative approach with customers, colleagues and other stakeholders. For a significant part of his career, he was involved with the Tata Business Excellence Model a process-driven assessment model that provides feedback on the overall health of the company and on future courses of action. He has mentored teams that have assessed a variety of Tata companies across industries. He started his career with the Tata Administrative Service (TAS) and has a degree in mechanical engineering and a post-graduate in business management from XLRI. He is a member of the executive committee of a parent support group, VConnect, an NGO for parents of children with hearing loss.

Rajiv Gulati

Rajiv Gulati

Strategic Advisor - Pharma & Healthcare

Rajiv is a pharmaceutical & life science professional having a very diverse profile with over three decades of experience. In the past, he has been President of Global Business of Ranbaxy and Managing Director of Eli Lilly and Company, India. He has worked with Eli Lilly for several years in the US in such diverse areas as Business Development, Corporate Strategic Planning and HR, etc.

At the moment he mentors and advises several organizations in diverse fields, such as - Director on Board of VST Industries and Encube Ethicals, Consultant to Multiples Alternate Asset Management and other Private Equity firms, Advisor to Netmeds, Mentors Essentium Phygen - Consumer Health Company, Managing Partner - Gladwin International.

He is also a Mentor to Masters Union School of Business and Trustee of Delhi Pharmaceutical Trust.

Sanjeev Keskar

Sanjeev Keskar

Strategic Advisor - Electronics System Design & Manufacturing (ESDM)

Sanjeev, CEO of Arvind Consultancy, is an ESDM veteran with over 3.5 decades of experience in his corporate career. He has led multiple Indian corporates and MNCs (SAJ Froude, CDIL, Max Electronics, National Semiconductor, AMD, Freescale Semiconductor, PMC Sierra, Arrow Electronics) plus worked very closely with State & Central Governments. He is an ex-Chairman of IESA (Indian Electronics & Semiconductor Association). He is Chief Mentor of IoT Open Lab by STPI at Bangalore and founding President of CIMEI. Presently his goal is to drive the startup and SME ecosystem and make India a powerhouse on the global map.

Prof. Samir Barua

Prof. Samir Barua

Former Director- IIM Ahmedabad

Prof. Samir, MTech, serves as an Advisor of Reserve Bank at India, FICCI and the Mumbai and National Stock Exchanges. He serves as a Visiting Professor to academic institutions in USA, Netherlands, Singapore & Cyprus. He has been a Professor of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmadabad since 1980. He is a Consultant to many public and private organizations in the manufacturing, banking and financial services sectors. He served as a Director of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad as well as on the board of many reputed Indian corporates.

Shailender Gupta

Shailender Gupta

A Business Oriented Technology Professional

A business-oriented Technology professional, having proven track record of two decades plus in successful execution of challenging ICT / Digital transformation / Fintech projects for global product & services-based organizations.