MR. AVINASH KALIA
Founder at Crucible Fund
Over 33 years of experience across Investment Banking, projects and technology. I have spent over 20 years in Investment Banking and have sourced and delivered assignments in almost all segments of the industry (M&A, resource raising, ECM etc.).
Specialties: Advisory in the area of Mergers & Acquisitions as well as fund raising. Starting and mentoring teams and businesses.
MR. NACHIKET SUKHTANKAR
Accenture Technology Services
I am a globally relevant leader with a career spanning over 25 years. I have always been associated with technology and have worked extensively with clients on ways technology can help drive business outcomes. As a technology enthusiast, I am very interested in the way technology is transforming the way we do business and is also creating opportunities to innovate.
I bring relevant experience that includes defining the strategy for Accenture’s Technology Services, building new technology capability globally for Accenture and many years of scaling up the Technology Delivery Centers in India.
I was a member of the Accenture Corporate Citizenship Council, and the Chairperson of the Technology Governance Committee for Corporate Citizenship.
I am also a keen racquet sports person. Along with my children I have recently discovered a passion for scuba diving.
MR. SACHIN WAGLE (HEAD-JURY)
Managing Director & Head Capital Markets, Morgan Stanley, India
Currently key senior member of the Morgan Stanley Investment Banking team as well as Capital Markets team and responsible for building Morgan Stanley’s India Financials & Capital Markets franchise. Part of Morgan Stanley India Investment Banking’s founding team post separation of JV with JM Financial in 2007. As Financial Head, in the last 9 years, has led over USD 8 billion of equity financing and over USD 15 billion of M&A transactions on behalf of Morgan Stanley. Morgan Stanley has been ranked No 1 in India M&A for financial services since 2010 as per ThompsonOne. Only Financial Franchise in India to have worked on equity and M&A deals across FIG sub-segments i.e. Banks, NBFCs, Insurance, Asset Management, Stock Exchange, Microfinance, Ratings with repeat clients. In April 2014 was recognized by Economic Times & Spencer Stuart 40 under Forty – India’s hottest business leader as well as by Fortune India which carried the special feature on Investment Bankers titled “The New masters of the Universe” in their August 2011 issue.
MR. KAUSTAV MAJUMDAR
Director – Strategies, Data Science Foundation, Ecosystem of Data Scientists, India, UK, USA
An advanced degree on Leadership, Strategy & Social Psychology from the London Business School and a Computer Science degree from the University of Southampton, Kaustav has 23 years of experience and a long list of professional achievements tagged to his name including one in Psychometrics from the University of Cambridge.
Besides his businesses, his current engagements include
* Startups and Incubation at SP Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai
* Advisor & Mentor at IIM Calcutta Innovation Park, Kolkata & the North East
* Mentor & Advisor for Innovation at NSHM Knowledge Campus, Kolkata
* Director Strategies at Data Science Foundation - the world's largest Data Science Ecosystem
* Consultant at Swayam Shikshan Prayog, Pune
Kaustav has taught more than 35,000 students all over the world and is a well-known counsellor, interview skills trainer and advisor to young adults in more than 12 countries.
Kaustav is a mentor, guide and advisor to young businesses. His current interests are in Virtual Reality, AI and traditional opportunities like Education Tech, Healthcare (especially Senior Citizen care), Tourism (Adventure, offbeat) and Business Process Outsourcing.
His personal interests include Writing - 1 of his stories has been recently made into a movie and is streaming on Zee5. He is an avid Cricketer and plays for teams in India and the UK. He loves the mountains and feels self-defence & emergency care should be made mandatory for children in schools.
He currently stays between London, Singapore and India.
MR. JAPAN VYAS
Founder at Roots Ventures
Passionate investor & mentor. Deep holistic & measured experience, having worked with promoters & diverse businesses since over 16 years across financial services spectrum in venture capital, private and public equity, project finance, and corporate banking.
- Established two alternative asset management businesses. Youngest in the country to head an alternative asset management business, at the age of 31. Raised 3 funds till date investing in early stage, private equity & public markets.
MR. DHANANJAY SATARKAR (UFO CHAMPIONS' ACCELERATORS)
Co-Founder at Clearview Consulting
Chartered Accountant, CS, CISA & DISA
Experience in Mergers & Acquisitions, Audit, Forensics, Sox and Control Assurance
Peerformance Award winner - HUL & PWC
MR. ABHIJIT DAS (UFO CHAMPIONS' ACCELERATORS)
Senior VP, Head-ECM & PE, IDBI Capital Markets & Securities
20 years of core Investment Banking experience in Equity & Debt fund raising and nearly 25 years of work experience spanning industries such as Manufacturing & Media.
Experience Profile: Capital Markets Origination & Execution, Debt Syndication (including Project Finance, Listed Debt, Muni Bonds and Securitized & Structured Debt etc.), Journalism (Reporting & Feature writing), Production and R&D in the Paint Industry.