Mr.Steffen Naumann is a seasoned financial executive. He currently serves as Chief Financial Officer of The Zuellig Group in Hong Kong. Mr. Naumann has been privately investing into young companies for several years. From 2001 till 2009 Mr. Naumann has been Member of the Executive Board, COO and CFO of Axel Springer AG, an important European Media Group. Before, he spent about 10 years with Bertelsmann, the biggest German Media Group, his last positions being Member of the Executive Board of Bertelsmann’s book business and Executive Vice President and CFO of Random House Inc, New York, the book publishing division of Bertelsmann. Mr. Naumann also worked with McKinsey and Ford of Europe earlier in his career.
Mr. Ghosh has been the Mentor and Advisor for the company since its inception. He has worked at several senior level positions including Senior Vice President of Business Development & Alliances, India of Connectiva Systems. Mr Ghosh has 17 years of experience in software and communications industry. He is responsible for leading Connectiva’s business development initiatives and all strategic partnerships in India. He played an integral part in establishing Connectiva’s global innovation center in Kolkata and was instrumental in establishing market presence in India, Middle East & Africa by developing strategic relationships with major global systems integrators. Prior to joining Connectiva he held leadership positions at several international software consulting companies including LHS, SEMA & Diyar United, he has also been instrumental in starting and building a number of successful software companies in India.
Mr. Vikram Kumar is the Founder of Data Resolve and one of its current advisors. He is a computer security expert with a vision for the company to build a global information security force which will offer cross platform high-tech products to secure business data from theft, loss and misuse. He graduated from IIT, Kharagpur in 2006, founded Data Resolve in late 2008 and took the company from ground zero to more than four dozen customers worldwide, raising foreign and Indian investment for the company to scale up the product development and sales efforts. Under his leadership as CEO from 2008 till early 2014, Data Resolve has won several customer appreciations and accolades some of them being top 10 startups in PluggedIn 2009, top 2 startups in Navkriti the same year and best Emerging IT company from West Bengal at TIEGER, 2012, Kolkata.
Mr Samir Khare is a senior banking professional with extensive experience in the BFSI domain across Operations and Technology. He comes with a deep understanding of banking and financial products across risk management and core banking solutions spanning across corporate, retail banking and micro lending.
During his 20 years of ongoing career, he has worked in various international geographies,dealt with multi market segments including rural, urban and micro-enterprises across NBFC, Corporate and Retail Banking.
He is currently the group Chief Information Officer of State Bank of Mauritius Group.
In his previous roles, Mr. Khare has been the Director at CRISIL Risk Solutions (a S&P global company) and Chief Information Officer of Fullerton India Credit Company. Prior to Fullerton, Mr Khare was with Citibank as a part of the EMEA Technology Office for Citibank Global Corporate & Investment bank.
Mr. Khare holds a Masters in Management Studies (Finance) and a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Mumbai.