Co-founder and CEOPrevious: Reliance, Deloitte, Nagarjuna
MBA (Philippines/Sweden), B.Tech (Chem. Engineering)
Ganesh has over 12 years of international experience in Business Planning & Strategy, Corporate Finance, Valuation, Product Development and International markets. Over the years, he has worked with internationally acclaimed organizations such as Reliance group, Deloitte, Nagarjuna Group. Over the period, Ganesh has worked on Business Planning, Strategy development, Market development, operations and fund raising activities for several multi-billion dollar projects. These projects were spread across North America, South America, Europe, Africa and Asia.
At Reliance, he was involved in commissioning of world’s largest refinery, building world’s largest multi-product Pharma manufacturing facility. He was also a key member for developing strategic plan for Reliance’s Healthcare initiative. At Deloitte, he has worked on various Valuation and Corporate Finance activities for several Fortune 500 companies such as GE, Pfizer, IBM, Bristol Myers. At Nagarjuna, Ganesh was part of the leadership team that led strategic initiative resulting in to 3 –fold increase in revenues. He was also actively involved in fund raising activities, M&A and building Strategic Alliances for multi-billion dollar projects.
Ganesh has done Chemical Engineering from NIT Trichy and MBA from Asian Institute of Management, Manila and Stockholm School of Economics.
Ganesh is an avid fan of Formula 1 racing and Cricket. He likes to travel. He is based in Hyderabad along with his wife Swati and children Varad and Sanvi.
Co-Founder and COOPrevious: WaterHealth, IBM, i2 Tech
MBA (USA), M.S. (USA), B. Eng. (Computer Science)
Bhaven is the Co-Founder of FreightBazaar.com, a niche startup focusing on road transportation sector. As a co-founder, Bhaven’s primary responsibility includes business development, sales & marketing and product planning. Till date, the platform has received about 3000 registrations from business entities related to transport sector in India.
Bhaven lived in the USA for 15 years prior to relocating back to India in 2010 to pursue entrepreneurial and impactful ventures. At Water Health International, Bhaven led the Delivery Operations involving fleet of 50 Trucks and over 100 Distributors serving rural areas of Andhra Pradesh. During his corporate career in the USA, Bhaven played a variety of leadership roles with Fortune 50 companies like IBM and Dow Chemical. At Dow, Bhaven directly managed international sourcing portfolio of $200 MM USD consisting of various commodities including Ethanol. As a Product Manager at IBM, Bhaven led commercialization of collaborative supply chain solutions involving RFID.
Bhaven completed his Bachelor in Engineering from of University of Mumbai. Then, he went to the U.S.A. where he completed his M.S. in Computer Science and later completed M.B.A from University of California, Berkeley.
Giving back to the country and contribution to the society are some of the reasons for Bhaven for returning to India. Bhaven is currently the Hyderabad Chapter Chair for CII-Young Indians which focuses on various youth leadership initiatives aligned with goals of nation building. He was part of the Indian delegation to G20 Young Entrepreneur’s Alliance at Sydney in July 2014
Bhaven likes to travel and read. He has set foot across 6 continents of the world participated and participated in 4 half-marathons. He lives in Hyderabad with his wife Shylaja and daughter Neha.
President – Sales and OperationsPrevious: Vice President of TCI (Freight Division)
M.A. (Public Admin), B.Sc. (Physics)
Mr. A. S. R. Hanumanta Rao has nearly three decades of experience in various roles at TCI group. He had held a series of Leadership positions in the company, most recently as Vice President of Freight Division, heading FTL and ODC segments as National Head. He is one of key persons in formulating systems and policies of company and he was core committee member. He is a visionary person who has also played a pioneering role in outlining the Business and Delivery models. At TCI , he has worked at different parts of India heading the Express Cargo division XPS for Region in Eastern, Western sectors and heading Freight Division for North sector.
Mr. Rao is accredited for building efficient and performance driven organizations. He has been a strong proponent of corporate Governance practice.
Mr. Rao studied B.Sc. in Physics and LAW degree from Andhra University and M.A. (Public Admin) from Utkal University. He is married and has one son. He loves to listen music as a way to keep off pressure of hectic schedules and business travels.
Tech LeadPrevious: Housing.com, FoodPanda
B. Tech. (Computer Science), B.Sc. (Mathematics)
A full stack tech professional over 8 years experience in full stack technology development and IT management. He is a hard core tech professional with very good entrepreneurial skill.
Founder member of TastyKhana that is acquired by FoodPanda (A Rocket Internet Group Venture). As a core team member of TastyKhana he have given his best contribution to develop TastyKhana as a first tech company in India for online food ordering. Responsible for end to end technology development including product and tech management.
Worked in Housing.com as Head of technology for research and development(NBO Team) vertical. Responsible for complete technology and team setup for research and development vertical.
Pradeep loves to participate in technology events. He spends his free time to contribute on open source platform like Github. Currently he is based in Pune with his wife Manisha and son Anant.
AdvisorPrevious: General Manager, Gati-KWE
Former GM of GATI-KWEMBA (IIM Indore)
Vikash KhatriMr. Vikash Khatri is a management consultant and result oriented professional with an experience of over 17 years in Strategy, Business Transformation, Marketing & Business development. He has varied industry expertise with business verticals like Logistics, Healthcare and FMCG. He is a management graduate from Indian Institute of Management Indore and also completed certification in Strategic Innovation in Organisation from Vanderbuilt University USA. In his previous assignments he has been associated with Gati, Zandu Emami, Jubilant Organosys and Kopran Ltd. In his last role he was a heading business transformation at Gati KWE, where he was instrumental in planning long-term growth strategies, operational efficiency and focus on bottom-line results. Mr. Vikash has an interest in CSR activities; he also likes to travel and loves to read in his leisure time.
CEO, ixCFO ServicesICAI & ICSI
Sanjay GaggarSanjay is qualified CA and CS with diverse Management, Finance & Business experience of 18+ years, having developed expertise in implementing best finance practices, strategizing business plans, raising funds, initiating growth strategies, executing performance management frameworks along with the usual finance functions. Focus on leading & managing CFO function as a key driver to business with strong emphasis on people connects & knowledge management. Have contributed in growing enterprise value with guided financial controls. Passionate about enterprising and loves exploring new initiatives, grow business & serve business owners with integrity & commitment. An ardent finance expert but more than numbers loves science behind the numbers that makes strong linkages while integrating business & finance.
Capt. Uday Palsule
Previous: Co-founder Spear LogisticsMerchant Navy
Capt. Uday PalsuleUday started his career in the Merchant Navy on Training Ship Dufferin. He completed his Master Mariners license from the U.K. and commanded some of the largest Car Carriers and self-unloading bulk carriers.
Post Merchant navy career Uday entered into logistics as a career. He worked some of the best names in logistics industry. He set up a Container freight station for one and later helped set up domestic logistics business for a multinational logistics company.
Uday co-founded Spear Logistics in 2001. Spear carved out a special place in contract logistics segment and grew to be a respected name. Spear has been winning almost every prize in the segment and has bagged marquee client list. Ambit Pragma invested in Spear 2009. Under Uday’s guidance Spear employed modern financial and operational management techniques. Recently a large French Contract logistics company acquired Spear. Uday remains on as an advisor to the company.
Uday handled strategy in Spear. Analytical mind helped Uday formulate strong MIS. Operational MIS helped improve better customer satisfaction and financial MIS helped identify ways to make the company more valuable. Ground up experience in building up the company has given Uday an understanding of team building and picking right people to do a job.
He has been a faculty at Symbiosis for SCM, and IMDR for Shipping. He also taught a management development programmes in IIM-A He has been a contributory participant several seminars including CII etc.