Areas of specialization:
Social Impact Sector, Health Care, Home Automation (IOT), Recruitment, Travel and Tourism, and Telecom.
Business leader, Start-ups, Business Operations, Sales & Marketing
October 2019 - Present (1 year 5 months) Gurgaon, India
Modulor Capital is an early stage seed fund, investing in deep-tech and SaaS technology companies.
Founder & CEO
2017 - Present (4 years) Gurgaon, India
Octave provides start-ups and other Indian companies with professional management and assists global companies in their India entry.
We also provide investment advice and help companies raise capital as well as go to market.
Family Office of a leading professional turned entrepreneur
Group Managing Director
2015 - 2017 (2 years)
DoIt Enterprises is the family office investment vehicle for a leading Mumbai based professional turned entrepreneur.
My role was to provide governance to a clutch of investee companies in the media, urban infrastructure and entertainment domains.
I was a Director on the Boards of these companies providing oversight to a group of investment professionals.
The role was a hands-on one with active involvement with individual CEO's to deliver shareholder value.
Octave Consulting Founder & CEO 2013 - 2015 (2 years)
Octave provides medium-sized Indian companies with professional management and assists global companies in their India entry. Focus on media, hospitality and telecommunications.
Projects delivered include: Deininger Consulting, New Delhi, India Advisor, 2014/15
• Deininger is a leading personnel consulting firm based out of Germany.
• I was an advisor to their recently set up India operations. Per AQUUM Resorts, Singapore, India Advisor, 2013/14
• Per Aquum is a premium luxury Hotel brand with signature resorts and retreats globally, now a part of Anantara Resorts
• I was their India Representative , exploring opportunities in Goa, Kerala and Rajasthan
Piccadilly Hotels Ltd
President & CEO 2010 - 2012 (2 years)
• Piccadilly Hotels is the owning company for about 1100 5-star keys (rooms)
• Restructured the Group organization including hiring key resources, implemented a financial restructuring of the Group and acted as owner's representative with operating brands.
• Project management of two new hotels (450 room property in Gurgaon and a 175 room property in
Ludhiana), after negotiating with majors, selected the Hyatt Group to manage the two properties.
ICICI VENTURE FUNDS MANAGEMENT COMPANY LIMITED
Venture Partner/Chief Executive Officer
2006 - 2009 (3 years)
I was a Venture Partner with ICICI Venture managing their investments in the high end luxury hospitality/residential/retail segment.
The vehicle created to manage/operate these investments was Jubilee Hills Landmark Projects Ltd.
Jubilee Hills Landmark Projects was an ICICI venture funded company set up in partnership with NCC and Satyam to develop a multi-billion dollar real- estate and hospitality venture in Hyderabad with an initial investment of US$ 400 million. Project shelved in the aftermath of the Satyam crisis.
Pantaloon Retail India Ltd
President & CEO,
ConvergeM Retail India Ltd
September 2005 - December 2006 (1 year 4 months)
ConvergeM was a Pantaloon Retail India Ltd. venture, pioneering retailer for communication products on a pan-India basis with first year sales revenue in excess of US$ 100m.
Bharti Airtel Ltd
CEO, Telecom Seychelles and Executive Director, Le Meridien
Barbarons Beach Hotel
December 1998 - September 2005 (6 years 10 months)
Chief Executive Officer, Telecom Seychelles Ltd,
Dec 98 to July 05
A US$ 20m telecoms start up offering mobile, fixed line and international telephony services.
Executive Director, Le Meridien Barbarons Beach Hotel
Dec 03 to July 05
Barbarons is a 128-room luxury resort owned by the Bharti Group
Ballarpur Industries Ltd
Chief Executive, The Pioneer Ltd, New Delhi and Managing Director, JG Glass, Kuala Lumpur
1996 - 1998 (2 years)
Chief Executive, The Pioneer Ltd, New Delhi, June 96 - Dec 98
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
Advanced Management Program, Leadership • (1995 - 1995)
Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani
• (1976 - 1981)
• (1970 - 1976)