Our Board of Directors

Our board of directors are thought leaders in their respective areas of business and demonstrate a wide range of experience, competencies and perspectives. They are passionate about our current strategies and help us navigate through the dynamic environment.

S R Iyer Chairman

S R Iyer is the former Managing Director of the State Bank of India and the First Executive Chairman of the Credit Information Bureau (India) Limited (CIBIL). 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.

Soumya Rajan Founder, Managing Director and CEO

Soumya Rajan is the former Managing Director & Head of the Private Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, India. She is the Vice Chairman of Reach to Teach, a UK Charity dedicated to improving the quality of primary education for underprivileged and marginalised communities through Teacher Training. She is a member of the Economic Times Advisory Council on Family Businesses. Soumya studied at Oxford University where she completed a degree in Mathematics from Balliol College. Prior to Oxford, she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from St. Stephens College, Delhi.

Sanjay Teli Co-Founder and Director

Sanjay Teli is the Founder and Managing Director of the ESP Group, prior to which he has had a decade long working association with the HDFC group, Sterling group and Eureka Forbes. Career choreography is Sanjay’s core competency for senior level executives and is known for his knowledge and assessment capabilities.

Amit Patni Director

Amit Patni is the promoter shareholder of Patni Computers. He is also the Co-founder of RAAY Investments (a Single Family Office), Chairman at Nirvana Venture Advisors (Digital and Internet Venture Fund), Co-founder and Partner of Elysium Investment Advisors (a hedge fund) and Co-founder and Partner of The Hive-India (Big Data incubator).

Arihant Patni Director

Arihant Patni is the promoter shareholder of Patni Computers and the Managing Director of Patni Financial Advisors (a family office for the Patni Computers family). He is the Managing Director of Ideaspring Capital, a early stage fund focusing on enterprise technology, Co-Founder of Nirvana Venture Advisors (Digital and Internet Venture Fund) and Co-Founder of The Hive-India (Big Data Incubator).