Himanshu Aggarwal is currently the CEO of Aspiring Minds which Varun and he co-founded in 2008. Himanshu leads overall business strategy and management at Aspiring Minds.
Prior to Aspiring Minds, Himanshu founded an Internet Marketing firm which created one of India's leading personal finance portal. Himanshu spent close to five years at Network Appliance Inc, a Sunnyvale, USA based, Nasdaq listed leader in network attached storage devices. Based out of Boston and Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, Himanshu was involved in... More»
Prior to Aspiring Minds, Himanshu founded an Internet Marketing firm which created one of India's leading personal finance portal. Himanshu spent close to five years at Network Appliance Inc, a Sunnyvale, USA based, Nasdaq listed leader in network attached storage devices. Based out of Boston and Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, Himanshu was involved in various research and development roles in designing the next generation of intelligent, large scale storage technology. His work at Network Appliances led to various inventions and he has over half a dozen US patents to his credit.
Himanshu did his Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi in 2001. He is a recipient of the prestigious NTSE scholarship in 1996, a National level scholarship program organized by NCERT, Govt. of India. Less«
Varun Aggarwal is currently the CTO and COO at Aspiring Minds. Apart from leading delivery and operations, Varun specifically looks after product design, research and new initiatives.
Varun did his Bachelors of Engineering from NSIT, University of Delhi and completed his Masters in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT in 2007. During his graduate studies he worked on developing and applying statistical learning and optimization techniques... More»
Varun did his Bachelors of Engineering from NSIT, University of Delhi and completed his Masters in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT in 2007. During his graduate studies he worked on developing and applying statistical learning and optimization techniques to variety of real-world problems such as circuit modeling & design, parallel processing and network coding. He has more than twenty technical publications and has filed four patents. While at MIT, he founded the MIT India Reading Group, a platform for collaborative research on India centric issues, which has completed more than 65 meetings and continues to be active in New England.He is also the co-founder of CURE, an organization which works against ragging (hazing) in India.
Varun was awarded the HUMIES award in 2006 to develop algorithms which mimic human intelligence and the AWA award for his article on Bose's contribution to invention of radio. He has been a speaker and panelist at various institutions including Harvard University, MIT, INSEAD and IBM Research Center (NYC). He likes to write on education and history of science. Less«Read Varun's blog on employability here
Jayant Sinha, Partner, Omidyar Network India Advisors
Jayant is currently the Managing Director of Omidyar Network India Advisors, where he leads overall investment strategy and operations in India. In his role, Jayant helps Omidyar Network manage and develop the India-based portfolio across our Access to Capital and Media, Markets & Transparency initiatives. Jayant brings more than 20 years of experience in investing and strategy consulting to his role as managing director, as well as a deep... More»
Jayant is currently the Managing Director of Omidyar Network India Advisors, where he leads overall investment strategy and operations in India. In his role, Jayant helps Omidyar Network manage and develop the India-based portfolio across our Access to Capital and Media, Markets & Transparency initiatives. Jayant brings more than 20 years of experience in investing and strategy consulting to his role as managing director, as well as a deep understanding of managing investments and advising businesses in India.
Prior to joining Omidyar Network, Jayant was managing director of Courage Capital Management, where he led technology and India-related investing for a global special situations hedge fund. Prior to joining Courage Capital in 2006, Jayant spent 12 years with McKinsey & Company as a partner in the Boston and Delhi offices. During his career with McKinsey, he led a variety of strategic, operational, and transaction-related projects with corporations in North America, Europe, and India. Jayant's experience also includes serving as president of Internet Business Capital, an early stage venture capital firm, and consulting positions at Stone & Webster and Synergic Resources Corporation.
Jayant has an MBA with distinction from the Harvard Business School, an MS in energy management and policy from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Technology with distinction from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Less«
Dr. Mukund Rajan is currently appointed as the brand custodian and group spokesperson of Tata Sons with the responsibility to oversee and manage all corporate communications and brand related activities for the group in India and overseas. Additionally he also serves as the Chief Ethics Officer of Tata sons and oversees all Tata group corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities as the Chairman of the Tata Council for Community Initiatives (TCCI).
Dr Rajan has been associated with the Tata group for over... More»
Dr Rajan has been associated with the Tata group for over 18 years now. Prior to stepping in his present role, he was the head of the Private Equity Advisory at Tata Capital and managing partner of the advisory team of the Tata Opportunities Fund. Dr Rajan has also previously served as managing director of Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra), and as vice president, chairman's office, at Tata Sons.
Dr. Rajan joined Tata in 1995, and was assigned in 1996 to the office of Mr. Ratan Tata, the Chairman of Tata Sons Limited, Tata's main investment holding company. Dr. Rajan has served on the Boards of various Tata companies including Tata Teleservices Ltd., Tata Communications Ltd., Tata Communications International Pte. Ltd., and Piem Hotels Ltd. In 2007, the World Economic Forum honoured Dr. Rajan as a Young Global Leader. He was also part of the inaugural class of the CII-Aspen Institute India Leadership Initiative.
Dr Rajan graduated from the Bachelor of Technology programme at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, in 1989. He received a Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford University, where he completed a Master's and Doctorate in international relations. His doctoral dissertation titled 'Global Environmental Politics - India and the North-South Politics of Global Environmental Issues' was published by the Oxford University Press in 1996. Less«
Sachin Kamath is the Chief Executive Officer of Kitara Capital and the Chief Investment Officer of Ajit Khimji Group. He is credited with starting and managing the investment division of the group for over a decade. He has over 20 years of experience in investments and worked for ICICI Ltd, Bank of India Mutual Fund and managed proprietary capital of family offices.
Sachin did his Bachelors of Commerce from University of Mumbai and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Omidyar Network is a philanthropic investment firm dedicated to harnessing the power of markets to create opportunity for people to improve their lives. Omidyar Network invests in and helps scale innovative organizations to catalyze economic and social change. It makes investments in for-profit companies, as well as grants to nonprofit organizations, with social impact being the unifying criterion for investment. Established in 2004 by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife Pam, Omidyar Network was founded on the belief that every person has the power to make a difference. Omidyar Network's work enables people to discover that power, improve their own lives, and make lasting contributions to their communities. Learn more at www.omidyar.com.
Ajit Khimji Group is a renowned conglomerate based in the Sultanate of Oman with diversified business interests. The Group's core activities include investments, luxury watches and jewelry retail and joint ventures. Additionally it is also engaged in diversified retail and project activities facilitated through the Asha Group, its 100% subsidiary.
Ajit Khimji Group is a legacy of trust, enterprise and quality and the Group's history in the Sultanate of Oman can be traced back to over 140 years. Led from the front by Ajit G. Khimji, Chairman, the Group's hallmark is its unrelenting quest for perfection, the dedication to quality and the nurturing of an environment that fosters individual and team excellence. The Group's operations are strengthened by highly qualified and experienced professionals, who lend their individual and collective skill and talent to fulfill the Group's objectives - to excel and maintain cutting edge advantage in each line of its businesses. Learn more at www.akgc.net/home.html.