Expert Panel

SIDBI has created a panel of experts in various fields who will be part of Venture Capital Investment Committee (VCIC). Profile of the experts is given hereunder:

Shri Harkesh Mittal An alumni of the National Dairy Research Institute (1981) and the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad(1984), Shri Harkesh Mittal has been instrumental in giving a new vibrancy to promoting the innovation and entrepreneurial acumen among a wide section of Indian entrepreneurs ranging from simple rural industries to high end technological enterprises.

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Kiran Karnik

Kiran Karnik is widely recognized for his work in the IT sector, as President NASSCOM from 2001 to 2008, and for helping to put Satyam Computers back on track – as Chairman of its government-appointed Board – after it suffered the biggest corporate fraud in India’s history. He has been on many key government committees. He is involved with a number of not-for-profit organizations in the fields of education and development, and also serves as an Independent Director on the Board of a few companies.

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Dr. R. Vaidyanathan Dr. R. Vaidyanathan is Professor of Finance at IIM- Bangalore. He is two times Fulbright scholar and a Fellow of ICSSR- Visiting Faculty at various universities in USA/UK, he has been selected by Business Today as one of the ten best professors at all IIMS. He has the rare privilege of being in various committees of all Financial regulators like SEBI/RBI/IRDA/PFRDA.

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Shri Sanjeev Bikhchandani

Shri Sanjeev Bikhchandani is the Founder and Executive Vice-Chairman of (Info Edge (India) Ltd). He worked in advertising at Lintas India Ltd., a marketing position at HMM Limited and in marketing at SmithKline Beecham. He serves as a Member of Board of Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE, Ahmedabad).

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Shri Saurabh Srivastava

Shri Saurabh Srivastava founded several successful IT companies, one ranked amongst the top 20 Indian software companies. He is a cofounder and past Chairman of NASSCOM and NASSCOM Foundation, Past Chairman of the Indian Venture Capital Association, Chairman Emeritus of TIE Delhi-NCR (was on the global board of TiE) and on the National Executive Committee of FICCI .He founded Infinity, one of India’s earliest VC Funds in the private sector (which helped create India Bulls and Avendus) and the Indian Angel Network (now possibly the world’s largest Angel Group). He has invested in over 50 start ups ventures and is a Non-executive Director on Boards of both private and publicly listed companies in the UK, Singapore and India such as YES Bank,, Xchanging plc.

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Shri T V Mohandas Pai

Shri T. V. Mohandas Pai is the Chairman of Manipal Global Education Services Pvt. Ltd., Chairman of Aarin Capital Partners and a Founder of Exfinity Technology Fund I. Prior to this he was the CFO and Board member of Infosys Ltd. He has been a part of several government committees in the areas of Education, Taxation, Information Technology, Transportation etc. He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and holds a Bachelor’s degree in commerce and a Bachelor’s degree in law (LLB). Shri Mohandas Pai was conferred “Padma Shri” by Government of India in April 2015.