Advisors

Satu-Harkke

Satu Harkke has over thirty years of entrepreneurial and international business experience with Finnish and European companies, but also in several African countries.

  • She has held top positions  (CEO, chairperson, vice president and director) in a number of companies.
  • She has extensive experience in managing national and international sales channel development, franchising, vendor management, marketing, communications, business development and government relations. 
  • She is credited with establishing a teak mill company in Ghana in the 1990’s.
  • She was the advisor to the Republic of South Sudan during 2009-2013 and has been the key figure in the formulation of  development plan of the world’s youngest nation.
  • She has been closely associated with  large-scale infrastructure development projects across the globe.  She is currently working with two African countries in formulation of their infrastructure and development plans including the establishment of national treasury, telecommunication and health care.
  • She is a Senator of Junior Chamber International (JCI) and is a popular public speaker.

Manoj-Kothari

Manoj Kothari  is the Principal Strategist at Turian Labs, India.

  • He has  two decades of experience in global innovation research & strategy across domains. He has a credible network of partners and collaborators to enhance the speed and quality of innovation delivery.
  • He is an alumnus of  National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad and Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai. He frequently speaks in global innovation & design forums. Manoj is also the co-founder of the leading design company Onio Design Pvt Ltd in India.

Sachin-Gaur

Sachin Gaur is a researcher cum entrepreneur in the space of mobile and Internet solutions.

  • He was in the top 10 innovators in India under India Innovates Growth Programme 2013 by FICCI. He is involved in multiple ventures in the domain of digital marketing, mobile solutions and Internet of Things.
  • He has a double M.Sc.(tech) in Mobile Security and Cryptography from Aalto University, Finland and University of Tartu, Estonia. He has worked in past with organizations like Adobe, C.E.R.N. and in research at the Aalto University in security related topics.

Praveen-Agarwal

Praveen Agarwal is a Partner of Agarwal Jetley & Co,  a law firm with offices in New Delhi and  Bangalore. He is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years of experience in advising foreign companies in doing business in India.

  • He is accomplished in matters relating to Commercial and Foreign Investment laws and has assisted more than 120 foreign companies in setting up business in India.
  • He is on the Governing Council of the International Centre for Alternate Dispute Resolution and is a fellow of the Institute of the Chartered Accountants of India.