Sandeep Wirkhare, has been a start-up specialist throughout 25 years of work experience and has spearheaded several start up and rapid growth situation in organizations such as ICICI Bank, Reliance Capital, Dhanlaxmi Bank & Essel Finance Business Loans to set & scale up operations nationally, building assets to the tune of INR 5000 Cr+ annually. He has managed all functions in the organisation starting from Sales & Distribution to Credit & Risk Management including hands on experience in technology, treasury & compliance. Prior to joining ISFC he worked with Essel Finance as CEO & Executive Director for 4 years, then he was MD & CEO of Aryarth Housing Finance for 10 months.
Rakesh Rewari has over three decades of experience in Financial Institutions, Banks, NBFCs and Venture Capital Funds in the area of credit, venture capital, impact investment, incubation financing, guarantee funds, policy initiatives etc for the MSME sector. He holds a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Delhi and an MBA from Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi. From Oct 2006 to Aug 2011, he served as Deputy Managing Director and Member of Board of Directors of SIDBI an apex Institution for promotion , development and financing of MSME sector in India. He was also deputed by SIDBI as CEO to set up a subsidiary (SIDBI Venture Capital Ltd). He has experience in full venture capital cycle including fund raising, regulatory approvals, due diligence, Investment, monitoring and exit. In April 2017 he became a member of the Investment Committee of the Indian Angel Network Fund promoted by the largest angel network in India.
Hari Padmanabhan is a Corporate Board member, serial entrepreneur, Venture & Angel investor and mentor.Hari Padmanabhan is currently Executive Chairman of the Encore Group (set up in 2010). Encore is a Venture Operating Partnership that helps companies to drive their growth globally in the Enterprise application software space.
He is currently Chairman and Mentor of OS Labs, the creators of INDUS OS and INDUS AppBazaar . The pioneer of the Android mobile experience in all Indian languages , INDUS created the first Indian App Store and now over 150 M Indians enjoy using its INDUS AppBazaar in their mother tongue.
He is also the Chairman of Pan IIT Alumni Reach for India (PARFI). PARFI is a unique ‘not for profit’ organisation providing employment guaranteed, loan funded vocational training to underprivileged youth across rural India .
Prior to this , Hari Padmanabhan was the Global Deputy CEO of 3i Infotech ,after it acquired INSYST Technologies in 2002 . INSYST which was founded by him in 1986, pioneered software product development in the Middle East and created market leading products in the ERP (ORION) and Insurance (PREMIA) segments across The Middle East, Africa & the CIS under his leadership.
In 2009 , he was awarded the Distinguished Alumnus award of the S.I.E.S. group of colleges by Late Dr.Abdul Kalam , Former President of India.
He has also produced a full length feature film, Land Gold Women , that won the Indian President's Best English Feature Film' award.
He founded TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) in Dubai 2003 and is its Founder President.
He is Former Chairman of Pan IIT Alumni India (the apex body of the alumni of the Indian Institutes of Technology) where he spearheaded the Pan IIT Alumni’s nation building initiatives across the country.
He has a Bachelor of Technology degree from IIT Kanpur and is a post graduate in Management from IIM Kolkata.
Smita serves on the Board of Gray Matters Capital (US) and Digital Reading Foundation (India). She believes in the transformational power of business models that blend profit with purpose.Smita brings a global perspective to her work informed by her diverse experience of living and working in Africa,Asia,Europe, and the US with for-profit and not for institutions.\n Smita started her career in 2001 as a banker and worked in multiple roles in product,forex and operations in retail,MSME,Corporate and International banking group of ICICI Bank.She joined the start-up team of transformational consultancy Volans (UK) that helps social entrepreneurs. She the headed Research and Performance Management for Community Banking with Standard Bank (South Africa) where she worked with the unbanked and underbanked to increase the adoption of mobile banking, credit and correspondent banking. She was the first employee recruited to the India office of Gray Matters Capital. At GMC, she architected and led edLABS that provides very early stage funding to "visionary edu-preneurs" for the development of disruptive solutions to education problems. She brought behavioural design thinking to GMC to enhance engagement of apps on mobile phones.She also led Gray Matters Capital`s Ecosystem work with Affordable Private Schools owners and associations towards enhancing the quality of education in schools. Smita has a degree in Electrical Engineering,MBA in Finance from SP Jain Institute of Management and Research; She also graduated top of her class during her Master`s in International Organization from University of Geneva.