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Algy Williams
Algy Williams

For the past 25 years Algy has worked in video games, graphic design, television animation, special effects and post-production.

In January 2010, Algy joined innovative start-up Every1Mobile (E1M) as CEO. E1M is a next generation mobile social networking company delivering products and services to "The Next Billion" consumers in developing markets.

In 1999 Algy Williams (51) set up Babel Media, the leading services company to the interactive entertainment industry. Under Algy’s leadership, Babel grew from three employees on the South Coast of the UK to a venture capital backed international business with a current headcount of 400 (FTE) in Brighton, Montreal, Delhi and Los Angeles. He has been a leading advocate of the outsourcing business model to the games industry and continues to shape the outsourcing agenda with international publishers, hardware manufacturers and mobile carriers.

Babel’s clients include almost every major company in interactive entertainment including Sony, Sega, Microsoft, Disney, LucasArts, Nokia, Warner Bros, Vodafone, Nintendo, Electronic Arts and Activision Blizzard. The company was voted Best Games Outsourcing Company in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2008.

In June 2008, Babel Media was sold to Quatrro BPO Solutions, led by Raman Roy. Algy remains on the Board of the Company and is a significant shareholder.

Prior to Babel, Algy set up Labyrinth Productions in 1993, from which he produced a major CD ROM game called “Drowned God” for Time Warner Interactive as well as educational and themed entertainment installations. Previous to Labyrinth, Algy was Managing Director of CAL Ltd, one of Europe's leading television design and post-production companies working for the BBC, Channel Four, Amblin Entertainment and numerous international advertising agencies.

Algy holds degrees in English and History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a Morehead Scholar. He is married with two children.

Areas of Interest :
  • IT products and Services
  • High end BPO Services
  • Leading edge technology in areas such as telecommunications and embedded domains
  • Media & Entertainment
  • New Media
  • Education
Alok Goyal
Alok Goyal

Alok Goyal is the Chief Operating Officer (COO), SAP India.He is responsible for accelerating profitable revenue growth through operational excellence as well as deepening sales penetration in all market segments. He reports to the Managing Director, SAP India and Chief Operating Officer, SAP Asia Pacific & Japan.

Alok has been associated with SAP since 2004 in various leadership roles. Prior to his appointment as the COO, Alok was Vice President, Strategic Accounts at SAP India. He played a critical role in conceptualizing and developing go–to-market programmes that contributed significantly in driving the company’s revenues and customer satisfaction index. Amongst his other assignments, Alok was also responsible for setting up field facing Value Engineering practice for the company.

Alok is a veteran in the industry with nearly 20 years of experience. He began his career software engineer in Cadence Design Systems followed by his tenure in organizations like McKinsey & Company, The McKenna Group and Siebel Systems.

Alok has done his MBA from INSEAD (France), MS in Computer Sciences from University of Texas at Austin, and his B.Tech in Computer Science from IIT Delhi.

Alok is married with two daughters aged 7 and 5. He is passionate about running, cricket, puzzles and sleeping on weekends!

Alok Gupta
Alok Gupta

Alok joined HSBC Private Equity India at Mumbai in 2008 and moved to Headland Capital as part of the management buyout in 2010. He is heading the India operations and is a partner in the firm. Headland Capital Partners is the new entity that has been created by the management buy-out of HSBC Private Equity Asia in 2010.

Alok commenced his career at ANZ Grindlays Bank as part of the Investment Banking team responsible for Indian structured finance and syndications. He also worked with ABN AMRO Securities at the Debt Capital Markets desk. In 2000, he joined Rabo India Finance (a part of the Rabobank Group) as a member of the life sciences and healthcare team and thereafter as part of the start-up team at YES Bank, commenced and developed the life sciences and technology practice. Alok holds an engineering and economics degree from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.

Alok Mittal
Alok Mittal

Alok is a first generation entrepreneur, now in the venture capital business. Alok heads up venture operations for Canaan Partners in India, with focus on internet, technology and BPO space. Alok is also a founding member of Band of Angels India - an organization comprising successful entrepreneurs looking to invest in seed stage businesses. Prior to this, Alok cofounded JobsAhead.com, a leading job portal which was acquired by Monster.com. Alok is an active charter member of TiE Delhi. Alok is a computer science graduate from IIT Delhi and, postgraduate from UC, Berkeley.

Areas of Interest :
  • IT products and services
  • High end BPO services
  • Leading edge technology in areas such as telecommunications and embedded domains
  • Internet, Wireless, Mobile
Amit Patni
Amit Patni

Amit is Co-founder & Chairman at Nirvana Venture Advisors and is a promoter shareholder of Patni Computers. Patni Computers Ltd. was a pioneer in Indian ITES.

Amit has 22 years’ experience in technology, software and projects. He has extensive experience in the computer hardware and components market in India and overseas. In his various roles, Amit has independently ensured implementation of Greenfield projects and launched new business operations.

As a Whole time Director of PCS Technologies Ltd., a listed Indian company in the computer hardware and manufacturing space, Amit was responsible for setting-up the copper clad laminates business. Subsequently he was Managing Director of PCS International Pvt. Ltd. with the responsibility of expanding PCS Technologies hardware business in UAE and Africa. Thereafter, Amit developed Health Management Systems, a healthcare software product that was marketed by PCS Technologies Ltd.

Amit is a Director of the Board of Patni Financial Advisors the family office of the Patni Family. Amit has done his BS in Accounting and Masters from Babson College, USA.

Areas of Interest :
  • IT products and Services
  • Leading edge technology in areas such as telecommunications and embedded domains
  • Consolidation opportunities in domestic IT products and services
  • Media & entertainment
  • New media
  • Education
  • Healthcare / Pharma / Biotech
Amit Sharma
Amit Sharma

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Amitabh Shrivastava
Amitabh Shrivastava

Amitabh Shrivastava runs an angel stage investment firm called Rhombus Investments, since 2007. Rhombus Investments has a diverse portfolio of investments, ranging from IT, ITES, Robotic Solutions, Medical Diagnostics, HR, Hospitality and Real Estate. Currently, Amitabh is on the board of some of these companies in exec and in non-exec capacities. Apart from making investments, Amitabh works with the management teams of his investee companies to strategize and develop unique competitive advantage in the market. Amitabh actively looks for new investments and M&A opportunities, and has access to vast network of co-investors, buyers of business, solution providers, human capital, etc. Prior to 2007, Amitabh held senior positions with HCL, Infosys, and Xansa.

Areas of Interest :
  • IT products and services
  • High end BPO services
  • Leading edge technology in areas such as telecommunications and embedded domains
  • Retail
  • Consolidation opportunities in domestic IT products and services
  • Media & Entertainment
  • New Media
  • Education
Anand Ladsariya
Anand Ladsariya

Mr. Anand Ladsariya is Managing Director of Everest Flavours Ltd. (EFL), a Govt. recognised Star Export House for the last 20 years, manufacturing and exporting Menthol, Peppermint Oil and essential oils. EFL is a leading manufacturer of these items in India and has received many export awards, including National Export Award at the hands of the Prime Minister. The Company has two factories located in Vasai, Dist Thane and another at Jammu and group turnover is over Rs.200 crores. Everest Flavours Ltd. is ISO:9001:2000, ISO:22000:2005, GMP certified and has various other quality certificates.
Mr.Anand Ladsariya has over 30 years wide experience in international trade. He has an outstanding academic career. He is a ranker in SSC Board, a gold medalist from Bombay University. He has completed his MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA). After a short stint with a multi-national company, he started Everest Flavours Ltd. and he is the first generation entrepreneur.
Mr. Anand Ladsariya is associated with CHEMEXCIL for the last 20 years and he is the Chairman of the Council. Chemexcil is a premium Export Promotion Organisation established by Govt. of India, Ministry of Commerce in 1962 to help promote exports of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, dyes, cosmetics, essential oils and such allied items from India. Chemexcil has over 3500 exporters as members spread all over India and combined export of Chemexcil members is US $ 7.5 billions. It has its Head Office in Mumbai and Regional Offices at Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata and Ahmedabad.
Mr. Anand Ladsariya is also member of National Executive Committee of FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry). He is also in the Managing Committee of FIEO (Federation of Indian Export Organisations). Mr. Anand Ladsariya is also associated with many social and charitable organisations.

Anand Prahlad
Anand Prahlad

Anand Prahlad currently serves as Vice President of Engineering for McAfee’s R&D Center in India.

Anand comes with over 20 years of experience working on Enterprise software solutions and brings an interesting mix of security and storage experience. Anand relocated to India in 2010 after a 22-year stay in the US. He spent 16 years of his career at CommVault Systems (NASDAQ: CVLT), where he was Senior Vice President of Product Development. He was a key member of the executive team that led CommVault through a successful IPO in 2006. At CommVault, Anand headed a worldwide Product team of around 350 employees and helped grow product revenue from zero to close to $300M over 9 years. Anand is a prolific inventor and has authored over 35 patents in the area of computer storage management. He has on several occasions, assisted in technical due diligence for acquisition targets in the storage space.

Apart from his computing interests, Anand is a voracious reader and an ardent history buff. He currently lives in Bangalore with his wife and daughter.

Areas of Interest :
  • IT Products and services
  • Leading edge technology in areas such as telecommunications and embedded domains
  • Consolidation opportunities in domestic IT products and services
  • Education
  • Cyber Security, Storage, cloud & mobile
Andrea Berrini
Andrea Berrini

Andrea Berrini is a former Italian soft drink bottler, with 15 years experience in the industry in Italy, having worked with Coca Cola until 1995. He is the founder, majority shareholder and chairman of a financial company focused on microfinance and sustainable trade, whith the name of CreSud (www.cresud.it). Cresud providea financial resources to microcredit organizations (MFI) and Fair Trade Producers in the world, in form of loans and equity, and run projects with international donors such as European Community, UNO agencies, and the World Bank. The main focus of Andrea's activity is currently publishing: he founded in 2008 Metropoli d'Asia (http://www.metropolidasia.it/index.php?lang=en), an indipendent publisher translating into Italian and Asian novels and selling them in Italy. Metropoli d'Asia is establishing strategical partnerships with Asian publishers, investing in different country in the sector, with the aim to become an intenationalized actor on the field, still looking for more partnerships in new countries. Andrea is also a well known writer in Italy, his books will soon be translated into English and distributed in Asia.

Areas of Interest :
  • IT Products and services
  • High end BPO services
  • Leading edge technology in areas such as telecommunication and embedded domains
  • Media & Entertainment
  • New Media
  • Microfinance
  • Publishing Houses
Anku Jain
Anku Jain

Anku Jain is the head of India Development Center of MediaTek India. Overall, he has more than 20 years of varied experience in senior management, thought leadership and engineering roles. His major field of expertise is in areas related to embedded software, telecom, semiconductor and mobile phone design. He has filed 5 patents in the field of mobile telephony. He has rich experience with cross cultural teams and change management.

Anku has worked with technology firms like Sprint, RiverRun and Network Programs before being part of a startup called Pixtel Communications as founding member. Anku created tremendous value by transforming Pixtel from a services company to a product company. Eventually, this led to Pixtel getting acquired by MediaTek Inc. for intellectual property.

He is a B. Tech. in Computer Science & engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. In addition to this, he has done an executive course in business management from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.

He is based in Gurgaon and is widely travelled across the globe both for business and leisure. He enjoys tennis, books, music and watching cricket. His recent passion includes long distance running and has completed a few half-marathons. He is married and has a daughter and a son.

Areas of Interest :
  • IT products and services
  • Leading edge technology in areas such as telecommunications and embedded domains
  • Consolidation opportunities in domestic IT products and services
  • Media & Entertainment
Ankur Agarwal
Ankur Agarwal

Ankur Agarwal is the CEO Clarion Technologies, India, which provides web and mobile consulting to SME's worldwide. As co founder of Clarion, Ankur continues to lead this company over the last 10 years and is responsible for strategy and growth of the organization.

Prior to that, Ankur has worked with eGain Communications and Infosys.

Apart from Clarion, Ankur co-owns a couple of other businesses where his role is limited to only mentoring the management teams. Most noteworthy of them are Payleaf Commerce and Clarion Properties. Payleaf is an 8 years old firm in the US. It’s a payment gateway and ecommerce solutions company and acquired them last year. Clarion Properties is a property management company which buys and rents out commercial and residential units.

Areas of Interest :
  • IT products and Services
  • High end BPO Services
  • Leading edge technology in areas such as telecommunications and embedded domains
  • Retail
  • Consolidation Opportunities in domestic IT products and services
  • Media & entertainment
  • New media
  • Education
  • Healthcare / Pharma / Biotech
Ankur Meattle
Ankur Meattle

Ankur has over 10 years of experience in evaluating and investing in Asian PE/VC funds and companies. Since 2004, he has been a key member of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) in their Asian private equity arm. GIC is one of the largest and most established PE investors in the world. Ankur is currently a Senior Vice President and leads GIC’s efforts around India PE/VC funds and coinvestments alongside, amongst other focus geographies. Over his stint in GIC, he has invested in private equity funds and direct investments in India, Japan, Australia and SE Asia. He also sits on several boards and advisory committees to manage GIC’s investments. Prior to GIC, Ankur worked for 6 years in management consulting in India and SE Asia. He is an MBA from Duke University and a BTech from IIT Delhi.

Areas of Interest :
  • High end BPO services
  • Retail
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