i2india is supported by our Chairman, Chris Mathias (founder
of Conduit Communications and a successful early stage VC)
and our Advisory Board of Industry and innovation experts
such as Dr. D.S. Brar (former CEO of Ranbaxy), Dr. R. A. Mashelkar
(former Director of CSIR), Dr.Tidu Maini (Prorector Imperial
College), Mr. Graham Wrigley (founder Partner of Permira PE),
Mr. Donald Peck (Partner, Actis PE) and others.
i2india is creating a strong eco-system in India to promote indigenous development of product companies to address Indian market need, and to accelerate successful technology transfers from innovative companies abroad to the Indian market. Our executive and advisory team is comprised
of visionary scientists, entrepreneurs, managers and start-up
mentors. This group brings together a passion for inclusive
wealth creation in the commercial and social sectors in India.
Our Advisory Board provides us strong relationships with Indian
R&D organizations, Indian and global industries and investment
Dr. Mashelkar, one of India’s leading scientists and
ex-Director Genral of of CSIR, is renowned for creating a
paradigm shift in the CSIR system by changing the focus from
“publish or perish” to “patent, publish
Mr. Syamal Gupta, Director Tata-Sons,
is a leader in one India’s leading corporations and
a passionate supporter of innovation in India.
Mr. Donald Peck is amongst the most successful
Indian Private Equity and social enterprise investors. As
the founder of Lok Capital and Actis in India, Mr. Peck is
credited with supporting the growth of highly successful companies
such as IDFC, UTI Bank and Daksh-IBM.
Dr. D.S. Brar, ex-CEO Ranbaxy, and CEO of
GVK Bio, is one of India’s leading healthcare executives.
He is an industry stalwart credited with bringing the Indian
pharma industry on the world-stage.
Mr. Graham Wrigley, the
founding partner of Permira PE, is credited with creating
one of the world’s most successful Private Equity firms.
He is now focused on creating double-bottom-line enterprises
in India and Africa.
Andrew Cousin is a Senior Advisor to i2india and is helps co-ordinates i2india’s business activities in the USA. Andrew has extensive operating and investment experience and guides i2india in finding innovative technologies as well as in building collaborative relationships with inventors in the USA. Andrew Cousin is the Founder and Managing Partner of Triple Creek Capital. Prior to Triple Creek, he was the Chairman and CEO of Amersham Corporation a privately held group of operating companies supplying products to the Aerospace, Automotive, Medical Device and Electronics industries. Mr. Cousin has over 25 years of experience in the acquisition and operation of businesses. Mr. Cousin earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bristol and has an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Our operations are supported by Mr. Chris Mathias, Mr. D. Mishra.
Mr. Chris Mathias, our Chairman
and successful serial entrepreneur, who has created over 30
successful businesses, including Conduit Communications. Chris
has a passion for mentoring entrepreneurs and for espousing
the cause of social entrepreneurship in India.
Mr. D. Mishra, our CEO, is an experienced technology commercialization
expert and serial entrepreneur, with 13+ years of experience
at Stanford Research International, USA.
In addition, we have
a strong network of industry leaders, market experts, entrepreneurs
and patent experts in most of the high growth markets. We
bring these resources to help accelerate the pace and quality
of promising technical inventions.
Anup Viswanathan is responsible for sourcing technologies in the Cleantech/ Other Technologies space. He is involved in active scouting of new technologies and evaluating their suitability for the Indian market by understanding market requirements. He also works on various aspects associated with commercialization of technologies and bringing them to the market, by closely working with Entrepreneurs. Prior to i2india, Anup has worked in companies at various stages of evolution, in roles that cut across the Business Development, Product and Project Management functions.
Anup holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB), and a Bachelorís Degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Anna University.
Vincent Rajendran Anthony is the Operations head for i2india & Technovate, and is responsible for creating new companies (all Regulatory Registrations), and was responsible for creating Technovate a 25C Company( not for Profit) . Prior to joining i2india, was working with Actis capital LLP based out in Delhi and was responsible for setting up the Office infrastructure of Actis & Actis global services Pvt Ltd. Vincent holds a Bachelors degree & degree in Administration.
Jitendra Pratap Singh joined the i2india team as a Healthcare Research Analyst. Jitendra assists in technology sourcing and market research and analysis. Prior to joining i2india, he worked as a Research Assistant in Genetic Engineering at the National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology. Jitendra holds a Master degree in Biotechnology from Bangalore University, India.