A global strategic leader in public companies, currently President at Reliance Jio and part of the leadership of India’s largest consumer conglomerate in telecom and retail, recently forayed into payments, ad monetization and e-commerce. He has also built and sold 2 businesses in marketing and analytics, and invested in and exited 2 unicorns. An Alumnus of University of Pittsburgh and Harvard Business School.
Last, he was MD India of Aimia Inc., a world leader in data driven marketing and consumer analytics, where he successfully built an e-commerce aggregator (UK’s Nectar in India) and sold the business to Reliance. As part of the Global Leadership Team, along with building the largest consulting and services business in India, he has led a strategic PE investment in Fractal Analytics, a JV with the Tata Group, acquisition and sales of a US SaaS loyalty product co., and growth into international markets including Portugal and Indonesia.
He is also a Partner in his family office fund, Pivot Ventures, with several investments, board roles and exits: in mobile (InMobi, sold to KPCB), e-commerce (Myntra, sold to Flipkart), media (Zipdial, sold to Twitter), education (Speakwell, sold to GMC), hospitality SaaS (Hotelogix), food (InnerChef) and healthcare retail (Wellness Forever). He has served on the Investment Committee of Mumbai Angels and the Board of Trustees of TiE.
Previously, he has also led businesses in retail and investment banking after being Founder CEO of a global analytics company. He started his career in Management Consulting with CSC and Arthur Andersen in USA. He has been named Asia’s Top 50 Retail Professionals, and is a national award-winning photographer.