Vipul Jain is an entrepreneur and innovator, passionate about the transformational impact of technology on the travel and logistics industry. He Co-founded Kale Consultants (now known as Accelya Kale Solutions Limited) in 1986 and grew it to become a very well respected provider of financial and business intelligence solutions for the airline industry. The company is a publicly listed, with 1500+ employees and over 100 airline customers for it’s products and outsourcing services. After leading the company for 29 years, he stepped down in 2015 from the CEO role. He continues as Advisor and Member of the Supervisory Board of Accelya Kale and Accelya Luxembourg. Vipul Jain is a B.Tech from IIT – Kanpur and a Post Graduate in Management from IIM – Ahmedabad. He won the President’s Gold Medal for topping the 1980 MBA class at IIM. Before founding Accelya Kale, he was with Tata Administrative Service and was deputed to the Taj Hotels Company to set up and head the Information Systems Department. Vipul is also recipient of Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award (APEA) in the outstanding category for the India Chapter. Mr. Jain is invited often to speak at international conferences by IATA. Mr. Vipul Jain is an adoptive parent, one of the Founders of CSA and is its President.
Shibani Jain is a Graduate of the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. Her professional assignments have been with Ogilvy & Mather and Tata Interactive Services, Mumbai. She set up Craftsbridge Private Ltd., in Pune, and was its CEO until she moved to Mumbai. She set up Baaya Design in Mumbai in 2009 and is its Founder and CEO. Shibani is an adoptive parent and one of the Founders of CSA.
Bharati Das Gupta is one of the Founders of CSA. Her specializations are in English Literature and Organisation and Methods. Fomerly an eminent banking administrator heading Management Services at the Indian Banks’ Association, Mumbai, she was also, the former HR head of Kale Consultants. As a Consultant, she also associated with organizations such as Saudi British Bank, Red Hat (I) Pvt. Ltd., and Datapro. For the last 8 years she has been the missionary for adoption. She is also, involved with the cause of Animal Welfare.
Javed Tapia has a MBA in Business Administration from Duke University, USA. He is the Founder of Clover Technologies and is responsible for bringing Red Hat Inc., into India by starting the subsidiary under the flagship brand name of Red Hat India Pvt. Ltd. Javed is the founder of Duke University’s Fuqua Alumni Club in India and a member of The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and Mumbai Angels. He is currently the Managing Director of Clover Infotech, Director of Clover Realty & Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd., Clover Technologies Pvt. Ltd., and Clover Solar Pvt. Ltd.
Brajesh Mishra is Co-Founder of Varthana, a Bangalore based company that provides loans to affordable schools.He was earlier with ICICI Bank for about 14 years. Brajesh is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering and holds an MBA from MS University, Baroda. He is also an Adoptive parent
Meher Gandevia-Billimoria has 14 years of professional experience in education and the non-profit sector. Currently, Meher is COO at Centre for Advancement of Philanthropy (CAP). In her former roles, Meher has worked with Special Needs and ESL (English as a Second Language) students at Bangkok Patana School (The British International School in Thailand). She was also the Head of Education at the Akanksha Foundation, a non-profit working to provide children from low-income communities with a high-quality education. Lesser known is Meher has a background in Hotel Management and recently authored a book ‘Cuisine for a Cause’ which featured non-profit foundations with their favorite food recipes and recipes for success.
Vinayak Kamath is an Engineer from BITS Pilani and an MBA from Jamnalal Bajaj. Vinayak has worked for 17 years in various companies, at leadership positions with organizations such as Kale Consultants as Senior VP – People and Processes, Genpact (formerly GE Capital) as Vice President in the IT business and Halcyon Private Equity as Director responsible for Operations, Investment evaluation and fund-raising. In 2010 Vinayak set-up VIVA, a boutique investing and advisory firm making small private investments and actively working with the investee companies to enhance their performance. Since 1995, Vinayak has been donating money and time to various NGOs such as World Vision, Project Crayons, Disha, Give India, the Acumen Fund, etc.
Bhaskar Bhattacharya was a National Science Talent Scholar and graduated from IITKanpur with a Masters in Chemistry (5 year Programme). He subsequently obtained an MBA from IIMAhmedabad and made a career in the pharmaceutical/healthcare industry, first with Novartis for four years, and then for almost seventeen years with US MNC Pfizer India, where he rose to become the youngest Board Member and Executive Director in the company’s history. From 2000, he moved to Oman where he spent eight years helming Bahwan Healthcare, the healthcare arm of Suhail Bahwan Holdings. At that time he was also appointed as Non-executive Director on the Board of National Pharmaceutical Industries, a PPP project with the Government of Oman. In a variety of leadership positions, Bhaskar’s focus has been largely on planning, business strategy,new projects,team building etc. and in a corporate career spanning over three decades has developed a holistic view of organizations and a keen understanding of their dynamics. Bhaskar has wide range of interests from sports, politics,personal finance to social issues, government and governance.
Vaishali is the founding member of Agram Legal Consultants. She is a corporate lawyer with particular emphasis on merger and acquisitions, takeovers, joint ventures, private equity, competition law, investment strategies as well as general corporate advisory matters. Vaishali has been involved in wide variety of matters and various high valued acquisitions (both domestic and cross border) and complex corporate restructurings. She has advised various multinationals clients, private equities on entry strategies, structuring of investments, regulatory compliances, exit options, contract negotiations, joint ventures fund formation, corporate and commercial matters and anti-trust laws. She has done her LL.B, Advocate, India in 2000 & Solicitor from England and Wales, 2005. Her professional affiliations include Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa Law Society of England and Wales and the American Bar Association (Anti-Trust Section). She is an independent director on the Board of Hitech Plast Ltd. Before founding Agram Legal Consultants in 2014, Vaishali was a partner with top tier firms like AZB & Partners and Khaitan & Co. She also did a secondment with Clifford Chance LLP, London.