Company Leadership

SHAMMIK GUPTA FOUNDER and CEO

Shammik Gupta has 30+ years of experience in international banking & finance.

Shammik was previously the Head of the Banking Practice at Progeon Ltd. (now Infosys BPO) and functioned as Product Manager for Banking and Capital Markets. He has also worked at Société Generale as Head of Investment Banking in India, and as CFO with inQbiz, a start-up internet and technology incubation company, and coordinated the start up of the company’s centers in Cape Town, Mumbai, Singapore, Hong Kong.

Shammik began his career at Citigroup in 1988. He held various positions there in Corporate Finance and Capital Markets, as Country Market Risk Manager, and in Treasury Marketing.

Shammik holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and a Bachelor of Commerce from Loyola College.

PANKAJ VAISH PRINCIPAL ADVISOR

Pankaj Vaish is based in Bangalore, and has over 32+ years of experience in technology led transformation, consulting, offshoring and outsourcing. He spent 28+ years with Accenture, where he built businesses from scratch and scaled them to global proportions, having held several regional and global roles.

In more recent times, Pankaj has been actively engaged in the financial services industry, having been associated with organizations across various dimensions of financial services. His involvement includes being a Board Director, a consultant and an active, hands on business advisor.

In addition, as part of his extensive participation in India’s startup ecosystem, he has been supporting several technology product and services companies, helping them sharpen their market focus and scale their business.

Pankaj is also involved in higher education.

AJAY MEHRA CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Ajay comes with 30 year of Outsourcing, Entrepreneurial & FMCG experience with marquee corporates like Accenture and Unilever.

He created a USD 4Mn dollar biz as an entrepreneur offering supply chain solutions for Unilever.

In Accenture Ajay has done many diverse roles - India Recruiting, Philippines Capability Lead, Philippines Business Operations Lead, India Call Centre Lead, Client Delivery Lead for Accenture's first BOT deal.

He brings a wealth of knowledge, structure and experience to ensure program success.

HEMANT PARDESI VP PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

Hemant has over 15 years of experience in information technology including development and managing cross-functional enterprise wide solution, multi-tier web-based and backend solutions build on Microsoft technology stack.

Hemant has worked in cross functional enterprise solutions and in product development for Microsoft, Amazon.

Hemant has worked with global leaders in e-Learning, Enterprise Application Integration(EAI) and most recently in e-Commerce domain.

KRISHNA RAHA PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT

Krishna Raha is a passionate problem solver with the ability to design and implement strategies that deliver bottom line results and address CXO's most pressing questions.

She has over 10 years of capabilities in cross functional analytics, strategic planning across FMCG, banking, and insurance. Holding several positions of increasing scope and responsibility, she is a highly self motivated leader who enjoys coaching and developing talent while driving towards strategic business goals.

Krishna is a post graduate professional in business strategy and management from UCLA Anderson.

Board of Directors

Abhay Agarwal Director

Abhay Agarwal is an early-stage venture capital specialist, and an MD of Piper Serica Advisors, a proprietary asset management company that he founded in 2003.

Abhay has worked with the private equity group of JP Morgan in India, HK and Singapore. He invested in companies in India, Korea, Australia, Singapore, China and the US.

Sharad Agarwal Director

Sharad Agarwal is the founder of Indian School of Development Management, not-for-profit institution dedicated for Development Management. Sharad has spent two decades with Spectra Products Pvt Ltd, manufacturing industry and managing OEM customers across the world.

He also held various positions in largest private sector education company in India.

Sharad holds Post Graduate in Management from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.