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Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz

Ex – Prime Minister of Poland
Non-Executive Board Director and Advisor

A highly accomplished and experienced leader with a proven track record of success in finance, politics, education, and international relations. As the prime minister of Poland from 2005 to 2006, has led the country’s government and administration with vision and integrity. As an international adviser of Goldman Sachs for CEE from 2008 to 2012, has facilitated IPOs, energy, financial and mining projects in the region. As the president of Eurasian Chamber of Commerce from 2016 to 2020, has fostered trade and cooperation among the member countries and promoted their interests globally. As a member of Polish parliament from 1997 to 2006, has represented the interests of the constituents and contributed to the legislative process. As the head of political cabinet of prime minister of Poland from 1999 to 2000, has coordinated the work of the prime minister’s office and liaised with other ministries and agencies. As an industrial adviser for EQT Warsaw from 2008 to 2017, has advised on mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, and business development in various sectors. As a member of board of directors of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development from 2007 to 2008, has overseen the financing of investments in CEE and Eastern Europe worth Euro 6 billion. As the mayor of Warsaw in 2006, has implemented policies and programs to improve the quality of life, infrastructure, and public services in the capital city. As an independent adviser since 2008, has provided expert guidance on finance, banking system, financial engineering, development strategy, introduction to foreign markets, development and financing of startups, negotiations of large contracts, and project management to various clients.

Rt. Hon. Sir Tony Baldry, DL

Non Executive Director

Sir Tony Baldry is a barrister and Head of a Commercial Set of Chambers in London. Sir Tony was a member of the United Kingdom Parliament for some 32 years. He was appointed a Minister by Margaret Thatcher in 1990 when she was Prime Minister, and his first Ministerial appointment was part of the Ministerial team that privatised the UK electricity industry. He subsequently served as a Minister for some four years in the Department of the Environment, covering housing, planning and Local Government issues. He then served as a Minister in the Foreign Office for some time and his last Ministerial appointment was a Minister of State for Agriculture and Fisheries. During his Ministerial career, he led a number of UK Trade Missions overseas. He ceased to be a Minister when his Party lost the 1997 General Election. From 2001-2005, Sir Tony was chair of the House of Commons Select Committee on International Development. He now chairs a number of public and private companies and is Trustee of a number of UK charities.  He was knighted in 2012 and made a member of the Privy Council in 2013.


Mr Srinivasan Sridhar

Board Advisor

S. Sridhar, is a distinguished Indian banker of about fifty years professional experience in commercial and development banking with insightful knowledge of financial markets in India and globally. He was   Chairman and Managing Director of Central Bank of India and earlier of National Housing Bank, India’s mortgage  regulator which  was then fully owned by Reserve Bank of India. He also worked with State Bank of India, India’s largest commercial bank and Export Import Bank of India where he was the Executive Director and  No 2 . Mr. Sridhar is well networked in Indian industry and business circles, regulators, policy makers, professionals as also with international banks and development finance institutions.  He was a member of the Managing Committee of the Indian Banks Association, Indian Merchants Chamber ( immediate past president of  BFSI Committee)  and the Emerging Markets Council of the Institute of International Finance, Washington D C. Mr Sridhar was / is  on the Boards of some  leading  Indian companies ,  as a non-executive,  independent Director / Chair. He is the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Austrian Anadi Bank Ltd. a full service universal bank in  In addition Mr Sridhar consults on strategy, capital raising, sustainable investing  etc. with  financial institutions,  business groups,  foreign government bodies. He has been a strategy adviser to the Shapoorji Pallonji Group, Essar Group, Muthoot  Pappachan Group, India Infrastructure Finance Company Ltd (a Govt of India enterprise) etc.

Dr Biswanath Patnaik


Biswanath Patnaik fondly known as BNP(initials of his name), is an accomplished serial entrepreneur, investment banker, legal counsel, and philanthropist. BNP has completed his graduation in Economics in 1997 and MBA in 1999 from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. BNP has completed his LLB from Arunuday University, New Delhi. BNP is a lifelong learner and has recently completed Professional Executive course from IIM Kozhikode in2022. He has also completed 1- year Professional Management course in Real EstateEconomicsin2021 from London School of Economics. He completed his Doctorate degree of Business Administration in International Business Management and Strategy from Rushford Business School, Switzerland. Additionally, he holds a doctoral diploma in Entrepreneurship, specializing in Strategic Leadership and Innovation Management from Maverick Business Academy, United Kingdom. BNP is active across multiple sections with business interests in Finance, Healthcare, Startups, Solar and renewable Energy, Real Estate, Home Appliances, FinTech, Manufacturing just to name a few. Apart from companies in India, through his investments he also has controlling stakes in several companies in London, Warsaw(Poland), Zurich, Singapore, UAE, Mauritius, Ghana and he is the member of Board in several companies in several sectors, among them few are stock exchange listed companies. Building on his vast network and business experience BNP is overseeing the expansion strategy of these companies in Asia, Middle East, Africa, GCC regions, Japan, Switzerland and UK. BNP is a Non-Resident Taxpayer in India and he is Resident in Dubai. His core business is Trade Finance and Investments Banking. He is in this Trade finance business in the financial sector over the last 15 years and additionally has been private banker for 10 years which has generated substantial income and net worth through which he is engaged in different smaller and larger size business as a private equity investor. BNP is a serial donor to several foundations and NGO’s including UNESCO, UNHCR ( for refugees) which deals with education, healthcare and upliftment of orphan girl child. With his several startups and business investments he has featured in Top International Magazines as Top 10 Unstoppable Business Leaders of 2022 and in Forbes achiever’s world with several Business and Social Awards and Accolades Internationally.

Dave Reynolds

Executive Director (Ex- CIO, British Telecom)
Telecom, Utilities and Enterprise Business

As the former Chief Information Officer(CIO) of BT Global Services, Dave is an innovative and analytical business transformation expert. With thirty years of experience, he has unrivalled expertise in complex large system integration, and specialist knowledge of online and sales systems, data modelling, and cyber security. Dave designs and oversees the implementation of IT strategies to enhance businesses, increase productivity, and improve performance.

Chintan Panara

Founder and Executive Director
Technology and Strategy

Chintan is Founder, Entrepreneur and still techie at heart. Chintan has over 20 years of experience successfully delivering large multi-million-pound programs of work within both the private and Public Sector. It is fascinating to see how team under him have managed to improve the life of people company serve with technology in a very short amount of time.

Chintan has always been on the lookout for new and unconventional business ideas that disrupt existing markets. Armed with an adventurous attitude and a forward-thinking nature, he is all about exploring new and emerging technology, and conceiving new products before anyone else does.

He has driven many innovative projects within the company. Explored the potential in combining data analysis with satellite imagery to help farmers improve their outputs. Re-imagined how cities could function more efficiently with smart technology and artificial intelligence. Demonstrated the way that augmented reality and virtual reality could improve design and create new, immersive environments. Recognized the need to find materials that could replace the use of plastic, and saw the importance of constructing affordable homes to help build thriving sustainable communities.

Arun Kar

Founder and Executive Director
New Business and Strategy

Arun is a military veteran, technocrat, and co-founder of the Nest Group of companies, which is part of the BNP Group. The Nest Group is a conglomerate of five subsidiaries specializing in digital and technology innovation, information technology, and environmental sustainability. Arun is also a Guinness World Record holder and has been featured on the cover of Forbes magazine.

With over two decades of experience in the IT industry, Arun has worked with leading companies and organizations in various domains such as telecom, banking, finance, smart city, and public sector. He is skilled at engaging with C-level officers and decision-makers of Tier 1 enterprises in Europe and the US, delivering exceptional customer experiences through the integration of utility and technology.

Arun is relentless in his pursuit of excellence and quality in everything he does. He considers corporate governance to be the cornerstone of any successful business and emphasizes the importance of integrity, trust, honesty, and responsibility in corporate governance. He also advocates for fair, transparent, ethical, and equitable business dealings.

As a visionary leader, Arun inspires others with his passion, dedication, and innovation. He is a role model for many aspiring entrepreneurs and professionals who want to make a positive impact on the world. Through his collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach, Arun brings technology solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems through innovation.

Pradip Butani

Co–Founder and Executive Director
Finance and Operations
With 10+ years of experience, Pradip specializes in service delivery, operations, and process management in the finance and IT sectors. His expertise includes Finance, taxation and management consultancy. Key tasks managed by Pradip are reviewing and enhancing internal processes, managing deliverables, quality check on the deliverables and improving internal control and grow organizations. His leadership of client projects have increased productivity, reduced waste and delivered results. Pradip is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of India.

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