Our prominent members of the advisory council ensure our organization always has the right plan and strategy to obtain our goals and make a difference with our work.
Director General, Nirma University
Anup Singh, PhD is an eminent academician and thought leader. He was a visiting scholar at the J.L. Kellog Graduate School of Business Administration. He has held various top management/ administrative positions in organizations of repute and has many publications to his credit comprising books, research papers in International and national journals, and case studies. He is a recipient of various awards for his teaching and learning excellence.
Non Executive Director – MASTEK
Founder and Ex-Chairman of Mastek, Ashank Desai is the chief architect in catapulting Mastek into the top 20 software companies in India. He is a leading light of the IT industry in India and the founding member and ex-President of NASSCOM, and the Vice President of ASOCIO (Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organisation) and is the only Indian to be presented with the Hon. Contributor’s Award for his outstanding contribution to ASOCIO’s growth in 1994. Mr Desai holds an M. Tech degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai and an MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad. He has been conferred the Distinguished Alumnus Award by IIT Mumbai for his contribution as a software entrepreneur.
Dean – IIM, Ahmedabad, Member of Board, Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship
Prof. B. H. Jajoo serves as a Dean at IIM Ahmedabad. He joined the Institute in 1980. He has also served as a visiting professor in the Dept. of Computer Science at the University of Delaware, USA, and has participated in more than 30 consulting projects for national and international, organizations. Currently, he serves as a Member of the Board of Directors of three information technology companies.
MD & CEO, Dev Information Technology Ltd. and Former President, GESIA
Jaimin Shah has more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry and carries a Bachelor’s Degree in Computers. As a Co-Founder and Managing Director of the company, Jaimin is focused on strengthening strategic partnerships, increasing client relevance, and evolving the company’s business model towards becoming a next-generation global IT consulting and end-to-end IT Services company.
Trade Commissioner, Canadian Trade Office, Bureau Commercial du Canada
Joachim Rocha is the Trade Commissioner at the Canadian Trade Office, Ahmedabad. He is also the ex-officio board member of Indo Canadian Business Chamber. Prior to joining the Government of Canada, he was in the private sector working with a Japanese MNC and a Danish company responsible for Asia business.
Former President of NASSCOM – 2001–2007
Kiran Karnik is the past President of NASSCOM credited for transforming it into the preeminent body for the ICT industry. He has been a member of many government committees, like, Prasar Bharati Review Committee, and is currently a member of the Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister and the National Innovation Council. He is currently the Chairman of the National Committee on Telecom & Broadband at the Confederation of Indian Industry.
MD & CEO, Jayatma Informatics and Former President, GESIA
Mr. Nirav Shah, a 3rd generation entrepreneur, heads the IT activity of the Jayatma group. He has graduated from London School of economics and was a past president of Gujarat Electronics and Software Industries Association, an apex body to promote electronics and software industry in the state of Gujarat.
Executive Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Hitachi Hi-Rel Power Electronics Pvt. Ltd. and Former President, GESIA
Mr Piyush Shah is a Bachelor of Technology (Electrical) from IIT-Mumbai (1975 Batch). He is the Co-Founder & Former President of GESIA and also the Chairman of the Gujarat State Council of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for the year 2012. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and an Expert member of the Post Graduate Board at Nirma Institute of Technology, Ahmedabad. Mr. Shah was an Executive Council Member of the Indian Electrical & Electronics Manufacturers’ Association (IEEMA) in the year 2011-12.
Founder, CMD – Contech BPO Services Pvt. Ltd. and Former President, GESIA
Rajan Vasa is the Founder and CMD of Contech BPO Services Private Limited. With more than twenty years of experience in the ICT Industry, he is a dynamic leader and one of the pioneers of the IT Industry of Gujarat. He is the Co-Founder & former Chairman of GESIA, as well as, past Chairman of IACC. He is the Co-Founder & Trustee of the Indo-American Education Society (IAES) and Co-Founder & Charter Member of TiE Ahmedabad.
Chief Executive Officer, Rishabh Software Pvt. Ltd.
Rajendra (Raju) Shah is the CEO of Rishabh Software. He has a master’s degree in Electronics. He has more than 30 years of IT experience in India and more than 20 years in Vadodara. As an entrepreneur, he has successfully established five more industrial units and sold them. He is very happy to have helped more than 1000 IT students/professionals to start their careers and bring them to international career standards. He received GESIA’s Torch Bearer award in 2016 along with other entrepreneur and leadership awards from other organizations. Under his leadership, Rishabh received the “Dream Company to work for” award from the world HR Congress in 2019. Rishabh Software’s engineering division has received “Drivers Of Success” awards from Intergraph/Hexagon corporation for the last four years.
Head Administration, Facilities, Procurement & Compliance, L&T Technology Services Ltd.
Ripu Daman Singh has 37 years of experience in the manufacturing & IT & ITES industries. He held multiple key roles in L&T and L&T Technology Services. He has managed large facility development and worked on projects and Engineering Services Delivery functions for L&T Technology Services. Working with senior management, and leading multi-discipline teams to provide solutions to its Global Clients. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering. In addition to his present responsibilities as Head of Administration, Facilities, Procurement and Compliance had implemented Quality Standards, CMMI, IT Security Systems, HSE Practice and Social Accountability Practices in the organization.
Former – Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Infosys
S.D. Shibulal (Shibu) is one of the co-founders of Infosys and served as COO before becoming the CEO & MD of Infosys. He is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Emerging Multinationals, the Board of Trustees of Boston University, Metropolitan College Dean’s Advisory Board, Seoul International Business Advisory Council (SIBAC) Co-chair of the CII’s National Committee on IT, ITES and e-Commerce.
Vice Chancellor, Indian Institute of Teacher Education
A graduate of IIT Delhi, Shashi Ranjan Kumar, has worked with Indian Railways before joining Indian Administrative Services. He has served in various administrative positions like District Magistrate, Collector, Municipal Commissioner, and Director in the Dept. of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. At present he is working as a Joint Secretary in the Dept. of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communication & IT.
Founding Curator at the World Economic Forum WEF Geneva, President SPICMACAY Gujarat
Sunil Parekh is the Founding Curator of Global Shapers Ahmedabad, a global initiative of the World Economic Forum EF, Geneva. He is also the Founder & Chairman of the Pan IIT Gujarat Alumni Association: (Leading Technology Group). He is the Strategic Advisor to prominent international Indian Industrial groups like ZydusCadila, Jubilant Group and GNFC Ltd. He has been on the Advisory board of Vibrant Gujarat in 2009, 2011 and 2013 and 2015 as well.