Our speakers

Abhijit Bose, Co-Founder & CEO, Ezetap Mobile Solutions Pvt. Ltd

Abhijit is CEO and Co-Founder of Ezetap. He brings 17 years of experience in building and launching mobile and software products. Ezetap is the third mobile product that Abhijit has launched in India.

Previously, he was Vice President at ngpay and Head of Product for Intuit’s small and medium business offering. He moved to Bangalore in 2005 as Siebel Systems' Director for the Telecommunications market in Asia Pacific.

He has a BS in Engineering from Cornell University and MBA from Harvard Business School.


Abhijit Malkani, Co-CEO & Country Head, ESR India

Abhijit Malkani is the Country Head of ESR India. He has over 23 years of experience in real estate development and 11 years of experience in industrial and logistics real estate, making him one of the pioneers in this industry. In his previous stint, Abhijit spent over a decade as the Managing Director and a member of the founding team at IndoSpace, the leaders in Industrial and logistics real estate in the country. Prior to that, he lead the India business for Prologis, the world’s leader in logistics real estate solutions.

Abhijit brings in a wealth of leadership experience in the industrial and logistics real estate sector.


Abhijit Ray, Co-founder and Managing Director, Unitus Capital | @Unitus_Capital

Abhijit has over 23 years of experience in Investment banking, Financial Services, SME Funding and Development / Impact Investing. He started his career in State Bank of India in 1993 and then moved to SIDBI and served there for over 11 years in various capacities viz., providing loan and grants to MFIs / SMEs, rating of MFI, Capacity Building Need Assessment of MFIs etc., in different parts of India He joined Unitus in 2006 to develop capital markets practice, closed 6 guarantee transactions and arranged portal based funding for 2 MFIs. He also led a team in formulating Rural Micro Finance strategy for a new generation Private Bank.

In 2008, Abhijit co-founded Unitus Capital and over the last 8 years, successfully led and closed multiple equity and debt transactions totalling US$ 1.4 bn. Abhijit has also been part of Advisory Committee / Board of a few debt / equity funds in different parts of the globe.

Abhijit co-authored articles on microfinance in international journals and has been quoted in different articles on micro finance / social enterprises in leading Indian dailies. He has been a panellist in many global conferences on Microfinance / impact investing.

Abhijit is an Economics Graduate and a Certified Associate of IIBF, Mumbai. He attended “Strategic Leadership programme in Microfinance” at Harvard Business School, School of Applied Microfinance (SAM) 2005 in Kenya and Strategic Planning for MFIs in South Africa.


Abhijit Roy, COO and Director, Totem Infrastructure

With over 17 years of experience in Consulting, Fund Raising, Marketing & Relationship Management, Roy is the Director Strategy & Acquisition of the company. Prior to Totem, he was associated with the Indian School of Business as the Director - Resource Development wherein he raised funds of over US$ 25 Million for the school. An MBA Graduate from NMIMS & Alumnus of Kellogg Global Advanced Management Programme, Roy, specializes in building organizations.


Abhijit Saha, Co-founder, Director & Chef, Caperberry & Fava

Abhijit Saha is the Founding Director and Chef of Avant Garde Hospitality Pvt. Ltd., which currently owns and operates two critically acclaimed award winning restaurants, Caperberry and Fava in Bangalore. In June 2014 Chef Saha opened his Signature Indian restaurant, Saha in Singapore’s Duxton Hill (RAS Epicurean Star Award for Best New Restaurant, 2014). He was awarded the ‘Best Chef of India’ at the Indian Restaurant Congress and Awards, 2013.

With twenty four year of varied experiences, Chef Saha is an expert in Classical and Modern European & Regional Indian cuisines. He has been invited by the Culinary Institute of America as a Guest Chef and Speaker at ‘The World of Flavours Conference‘- 2004, 2005 and 2007. He is a member of the elite team of chefs who contributed to the ‘World Culinary Arts’ DVD which has won the ‘James Beard Foundation’ Award in 2007. In the past he has also won the ‘IFCA Entrepreneur Chef of the Year’ Award 2008-2009 and the SICA ‘Golden Hat’ Award 2010 for outstanding contribution to the culinary field.

Abhijit Saha has studied Hotel Management from IHM Pusa New Delhi; Food Service Technology/ Design and Enology in Johnson and Wales University, Providence, USA. He has enjoys F1 Racing, fine wines, travel, photography, architecture and design.


Abhilash Thirupathy, Co-founder, Goldfarm

Abhilash is Co founder at Gold Farm, an Ag Tech start up based out of Bangalore. Gold Farm is a mobile app based tractor booking platform, supported by a rural distribution network. Gold Farm is primarily trying to address the problem of rising labour costs and labour scarcity for agriculture.

Prior to co founding Gold Farm, Abhilash was co-founder at www.healthcaremagic.com He was a day zero team member, who built the entire corporate engagement platform, including engagement with the top 5 Insurance companies in India. The company has since been acquired by a NASDAQ listed firm in the year 2014.

Abhilash completed his MBA from IIM Lucknow and also holds a degree in health sciences.


Abhilash Thirupathy, Director, Gold Farm - AK Surya PowerMagic Pvt. Ltd

Abhilash Thirupathy is the Director of Gold Farm - AK Surya PowerMagic Pvt. Ltd., which provides farmers with products and services through a convenient platform ensuring a positive impact on their lives. Prior to being associated with Gold Farm, Abhilash co-founded Rx HealthcareMagic Pvt. Ltd, a cutting edge platform promoting an interface between healthcare seekers and healthcare service providers.

A dental surgeon by profession, Abhilash has always been at the forefront of creating entrepreneurial value through his innovative and out of the box ideas. He is also an alumnus of Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow.

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Abhinav Grover, DGM - M&A, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd

By qualification, Abhinav Grover is an engineering and management graduate. He has been working as part of the Mergers & Acquisitions team for nearly 9 years. Currently, he works as a Deputy General Manager in the M&A team at the Mahindra Group.  During this tenure he has had the privilege to be a part of over 25 successfully accomplished transactions and over 100 others. He has rich and diverse experience across the globe in sectors ranging like automotive, defence, farm equipment, auto components and information technology. Some of the key transactions include the acquisition of Ssangyong Motors in Korea, Acquisition of Punjab Tractors in India, Acquisition of Reva Electric Car Company and setting up of a joint venture with BAE Systems.

 

As part of his work Abhinav is also responsible for driving the inorganic growth strategy for Mahindra’s Automotive and Defence Sectors. Additionally from time to time he has been a regular speaker at forums like The Bombay Stock Exchange & various management institutes.


Abhinav Haldia, Country Director - India, Lenddo

Abhinav Haldia is the Country Director - India for Lenddo - the global leader in using non-traditional digital data for credit scoring & verifications with a vision of “Improved financial inclusion for at least1 billion people around the world".

Abhinav has over 13 years of experience in the Indian Financial Services Industry, with earlier stints at HSBC & CIBIL. He has been instrumental in bringing some of the largest banks in India to the non-traditional data side and mainstream the usage of these datasets for financial inclusion, enhanced risk mitigation and better understanding of customer behaviour.


Abhinav Sinha, Co-Founder, Eko India Financial Services Pvt Ltd

Abhinav started with a stint at Oracle in Hyderabad as an Application Engineer for two years. Abhinav left Oracle and joined a startup, Six DEE Telecom Solutions as product manager for their Online Recharge Platform. Abhinav grew his one man online recharge team to ten people. This team developed and supported installation of the product across different operators and countries.

Abhinav graduated from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra in 2003 with a BE in Electronics and Communication Engineering.