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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.

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.

Biswanath Patnaik

Board Director & Advisor

Biswanath, fondly known as BNP (initials of his name), is an accomplished serial entrepreneur, investment banker, legal counsel, and philanthropist. BNP is active across multiple sections with business interests in Finance, Healthcare, Startups, Solar Energy, renewable Energy, Real Estate, Home Appliances, FinTech, and 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 United Kingdom. His core business is Trade Finance and Investments Banking. He is in this business in the financial sector over the last 12 years, has generated substantial income and net worth through which he is engaged in different smaller and larger size business as a private equity investor.

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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