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Managing Director & CEO
Anil is an MBA from SP Jain Institute of Management & Research and a graduate in Economics. He has worked with large institutions in the Mortgage, Banking and Insurance space. He has led consumer credit and business functions and helped build multiple new businesses. Anil has worked with HDFC Ltd, Bank of America, American Express, ANZ Bank and Max New York Life Insurance Co.
Managing Director- Sequoia Capital
Ravi Shankar is a Managing Director with Sequoia Capital. At Sequoia Capital, he focuses on sectors like Technology, Consumer and Healthcare. He currently serves on the board of companies such as Byjus, Suburban Diagnostics, Prataap Snacks, Faaso's, Wildcraft, Via, CloudNine and ISFC. Prior to this, Ravi Shankar worked at McKinsey & Company and Wipro Technologies. He received an MBA from IIM-A where he was awarded the President's Gold Medal. He also holds a BE in Computer Science and Engineering from REC Trichy.
Managing Director- Nexus Venture Partners
Anup Gupta is a Managing Director at Nexus Venture Partners. Previously, he was the Group Chief Operating Officer at WNS (NYSE: WNS), a leading IT enabled services (ITES) company Earlier, Anup was with eVentures India, a pioneer in the venture capital sector in India and a management consultant at Booz & Company. Anup holds an MBA from IIM Calcutta and B.Tech from IIT Kharagpur.
Mr. Sanjaya Gupta holds a Post Graduate Degree in Business Management. He is also a
Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
His professional career started with HDFC Ltd. in 1987 as a management trainee. He
worked there for 16 years in various geographies at strategic and functional positions. His
last assignment with HDFC was as the Head of Business Development & Distribution. He
has the distinction of establishing the first international housing finance branch operations for
HDFC Ltd., which is also the industry’s first.
Thereafter he worked with ABN AMRO Bank NV as India Business Head, Retail Mortgages
and later got elevated as the Mortgage Operations Head for North America and other
geographies. His last assignment before PNBHFL was with AIG - United Guarantee (AIG
Inc.) as the Country Head, a joint venture between NHB, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
and IFC Washington (DC).
Throughout his career spanning over 30 years, he has significantly contributed to mortgages
and allied risk management products.
Currently he is the Managing Director of PNB Housing Finance Limited, which is a Public
Private Partnership (PPP) between Punjab National Bank and The Carlyle Group.
In the last five years, Mr. Gupta has spearheaded the Company’s transformation journey
which has led to a significant change in all faculties of business and today it is ranked as the
fifth largest Housing Finance Company by loan assets and second largest by deposit book.
Business strategist, speaker and columnist, Anisha is the author of Storm the Norm – first-of-its-kind collection of contemporary stories of truly inspiring businesses and brands from India. She draws from her rich experience of over 28 years in diverse industries - advertising, auto-manufacturing, financial and health services. She has been the architect of several well known consumer brands. She is a prominent member of several professional associations, industry bodies and corporate boards. She is also a consultant with the World Bank on ‘Swach Bharat’ Campaign. In recognition of her achievements, she was voted as one of the ’50 Most Powerful Women in Indian Business’ by Business Today for three consecutive years since 2009. She has also been recognized amongst the ‘Top 50 Women in Media, Marketing and Advertising’ by Impact & Colors for 4 consecutive years since 2011 amongst many others. An MBA, Anisha studied in Sophiya College and lives in Delhi with her family.
Managing Director - Westbridge Capital
Sumir is a co-founder and Managing Director of WestBridge Capital, a leading investment firm focused on Indian public companies and selectively later stage private companies.
He was also a co-founder and Managing Director of Sequoia Capital India. Prior to that, Sumir was part of the Principal Investment Area at Goldman Sachs & Co. He began his career as a management consultant at McKinsey & Co.
He served as Chairman of the Indian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (IVCA) for two years. He currently serves on the India Advisory Board of Harvard Business School and on the Advisory Board of the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies at Princeton University. Sumir has an MBA (with Distinction) from Harvard Business School and a BSE degree in Computer Science from Princeton University.
Dr. Shailesh J Mehta
Dr. Shailesh J Mehta
Dr. Mehta holds a Ph.D. in Operation Research and Computer Science from Case Western Reserve University and a B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology(IIT),Bombay. Dr. Mehta was the Chairman of the Board and CEO of Providian Financial Corporation, from 1986 to 2001 (now merged with Washington Mutual corp.) when Dr. Mehta departed, Providian was $30 billion in assets and over 18 million customers. Dr. Mehta also served as operating general partner of WestBridge Capital (2001-2004) (Now Sequoia Capital India). He was also the president and COO of Capital Holding which was the 10th largest shareholder-owned insurance company in America. Dr. Mehta is Managing General Partner of Granite Hill Capital Partners (2007 – present) Dr. Mehta has received several awards for excellence in leadership as an individual and as a community leader. Dr. Mehta was awarded Hon. Doctorate from California State University. (Doctor of Humane Letters). Dr. Mehta is also known for his philanthropic activities. He has formed the Shailesh J. Mehta and Kalpa S. Mehta Charitable Foundation, which has given millions of dollars in grants to various institutions and causes such as: Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay – Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, Asian Art Museum, American Indian Foundation, Case Western Reserve University, California State University at East Bay, and UC Berkeley.