Presenting This Week's Movers And Shakers Of The Indian Startup Ecosystem
We bring to you a new version of movers and shakers this week.
Edtech platform Careers360 has appointed to its advisory board several renowned names in the technology, ecommerce and education industries. The Advisory Board comprises of Vijay Shekhar Sharma (founder & CEO, Paytm), Murugavel Janakiraman (founder and MD of Matrimony.com), Pramath Raj Sinha (Founding Dean of ISB, Hyderabad and founder, Ashoka University), and Vijay Aggarwal (MD, Prism Cement). These industry veterans have joined the Advisory Board to enable students to attain their career goals and enable India to attain its true potential and demographic dividend.
Let’s Have A Look At The Other Movers And Shakers Of The Week
Marico Appoints Myntra-Jabong CEO Ananth Narayanan
FMCG firm Marico has appointed Myntra-Jabong CEO Ananth Narayanan on its board as additional (Independent) Director. His appointment is for a term of five years and is “subject to the approval of the shareholders.”
Narayanan is also on the Industry Advisory Board of the university’s Tauber Institute. He started his career with Mckinsey & Company where he worked for 15 years.
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He holds a Masters from the University of Michigan in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research.
Crestron Appoints Lifesize India’s Gagan Verma
Delhi-based Crestron, which provides advanced control and automation technology solutions has appointed Gagan Verma as the Executive Director. In his new role, Gagan will drive strategy and business plans for new and existing markets, channel development & management, and alliances management in India. He comes with extensive industry knowledge and insight for transforming companies and building high-performance teams.
Gagan is a management professional with 18+ years of industry experience. He joins Crestron from Lifesize India where he headed business for the SAARC and ASEAN markets. He has also excelled in leadership roles at Polycom, TANDBERG – Cisco, Codian, and Avaya Global Connect Limited apart.
CWT Appoints Vishal Sinha As CEO In India
Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) has appointed Vishal Sinha as Chief Executive Officer of CWT India. He will be based in CWT India’s head office in Gurgaon.in CWT India’s head office in Gurugram.
Reporting to Kai Chan, CWT’s President for Asia Pacific, Vishal will be a member of CWT’s Asia Pacific leadership team. He takes over from Geeta Jain, who has moved into a new global role at CWT as Strategic Program Vice President, responsible for driving innovation and business transformation.
Vishal will lead CWT India’s team of over 1,200 people across nine offices, delivering an exceptional customer experience to more than 180 corporate clients in India. He will also be responsible for growing CWT’s business in India, particularly with local companies and small and medium enterprises (SMEs), many of whom do not yet have managed travel programs.
He has more than 20 years of experience in the travel industry, including considerable international experience. Most recently, he was Chief Operating Officer of TUI India. Prior to that, he spent seven years based in Tokyo, Japan as a Regional General Manager at British Airways. He has also held a number of other business development and management roles at British Airways based in India, the UAE, Hong Kong, and China.
Sinha holds a Master of Arts degree from Delhi University, as well as a Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing in the UK. He is fluent in English and Hindi.
Finova Capital Ropes In Banking & Finance Veterans
Finova Capital, a Rajasthan’s growing NBFC licensed by RBI has made two appointments to the senior leadership positions – Rahul Sahney and Anurag Agrawal. While Rahul has joined the team as the Chief Operation Officer, Anurag will be heading Credit & Operations at Finova Capital.
Rahul brings on board 13 years of enriching financial service industry experience and hands-on knowledge. In his previous undertaking, Rahul was associated with institutes like Axis Bank, Reliance consumer finance, AU Financiers, and the Standard Chartered Bank. Rahul is credited with scaling up construction finance business in AU financiers.
Anurag, on the other hand, has been associated with established conglomerates like ICICI Bank & Tata Telecommunications. He is said to have the right vision and domain expertise to take Finova Capital at the pinnacle of success.
Stay tuned for next week’s Movers and Shakers of the week with us.