S R lyer
Mr. S R Iyer was a former Managing Director of State Bank of India, one of India’s premier banking institutions. After retiring from SBI, Mr. Iyer was appointed as the First Executive Chairman of the Credit Information Bureau (India) Limited (CIBIL), a joint venture promoted by State Bank of India (SBI) and Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited (HDFC). Mr. Iyer presently serves on the Boards of several companies as an independent and Non-Executive Director. He is also, a Member of the Investment Committee of National Dairy Development Board and Chairman of the Infrastructure Finance Credit Committee of Aditya Birla Finance Ltd. He has made important contributions to policy making in the Indian financial services sector through Working Groups and Committees appointed by RBI and the Govt. of India.
Co-Founder, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Soumya Rajan started her career as a management trainee with ANZ Grindlays Bank / Standard Chartered Bank and spent over 16 years with the Bank. Her last assignment was as Managing Director and Head Private Bank, India at Standard Chartered. Awarded Outstanding Young Private Banker 2010 in October 2010 by Private Banker International for excellence in performance, leadership and innovation. Soumya won the Radhakrishnan Scholarship to study at Oxford University where she completed a degree in Mathematics from Balliol College. Prior to Oxford, Soumya completed her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from St. Stephens College, Delhi.
Co-Founder and Director
Sanjay is a prominent name in the executive search business known for his knowledge and assessment capabilities. He is the Founder and Managing Director of the ESP Group. Career choreography is his core competency for senior-level executives. Prior to founding ESP, Sanjay had a decade long working association with HDFC Group, Sterling Group and Eureka Forbes. He is passionate about talent identification and nurtures talent towards the right career platform. Sanjay is a Commerce graduate having also pursued clinical psychology, a MDP from IIM-Ahmedabad (transformation of organization) and MDP from IIM-Bangalore (leading and managing a professional organization).
Amit Patni is a promoter shareholder of Patni Computers and former Director of PCS Technology Ltd. The Patni group was a pioneer in Indian ITES. Amit has a MBA from Babson College, Boston, USA and 22 years’ of extensive experience in technology, software and projects. He has extensive experience in the computer hardware and components market in India and overseas. Currently Amit Patni is Director of RAAY Global Investments (Single Family Office), Co-founder & Chairman at Nirvana Venture Advisors (Digital & Internet Venture Fund), Co-founder and Partner in Elysium Investment Advisors (Hedge Fund) and Co-Founder and Partner in The Hive-India (A Big Data incubator).
Arihant Patni is Managing Director of Patni Financial Advisors, a family office for the Patni Computers Family. He is also Managing Director of the Hive, an investment platform that helps fund and launch companies in big data and data analytics in India and the Silicon Valley, and Co-Founder/Director of Nirvana Venture Advisors, a venture capital fund focused on the internet space. At Patni, Arihant had a broad exposure to the business of the company and later worked with Fidelity Investments and Raay Software Inc. in Boston and was subsequently co-founder and CEO of Bodhi Global Services, a legal support services company set up in collaboration with AZB & Partners. Arihant received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Chemical Engineering and his Masters of Business Administration (Magna Cum Laude) from Babson College in Boston. He then received a separate Masters Degree in Statistics from Columbia University in New York.