Advisor | Business & Operations

Rishi Sridhar is a first generation entrepreneur who over the last 10 years has been building his sports surfacing business into one of the leading companies in Asia. A professional tennis player of both national and international repute, Rishi has also represented India in the World Youth Cup at Jakarta.


H.S. Sudhira

Advisor | Research & Data Analysis

Dr. H. S. Sudhira is the director of Gubbi Labs, Bangalore. He aims to understand the complexities associated with land-use changes, planning, governance, transportation, and energy. He has worked with the Directorate of Urban Land Transport, Government of Karnataka, as a land-use and transportation specialist. His other activities include bird-watching and volunteering for the India Literacy Project.  


kanakadhara srinivasan

Advisor | Finance

Kanakadhara is a Chartered Accountant by profession and is a holder of Masters degree in Accounting and Finance from UK. Kanak carries extensive experience in Mergers & acquisitions, having worked with Private Equity funds and Corporates on over 50+ transactions. She is also the Co-founder & Partner of Initium Partners LLP, a strategic consulting firm based out of Chennai focusing on manufacturing, Healthcare and IT/ITes sectors. In her free time, Kanak enjoys travelling and playing badminton.  


Ramana Nanda

Advisor | Business & Strategy

Ramana Nanda is a Professor of Business Administration in the Entrepreneurial Management unit at Harvard Business School, where he teaches Entrepreneurial Finance in the second year of the MBA program and in HBS executive education offerings. His research examines financing frictions facing new ventures, with an aim to help entrepreneurs with fundraising and to shed light on how financial intermediaries, corporate R&D and policy makers can improve the odds of selecting and commercializing the most promising ideas in the economy.


Ragnvald Naero

Advisor | Business & Strategy

Ragnvald Naero has a long and diversified experience from leading management positions in media, PR, aviation and energy companies. Naero has also extensive background from the boardroom of large energy companies, the oil and gas sector and environmental research. His key competence is within business development and strategic and corporate communications – change management, crisis management, reputation and issues management – organizational and leadership development, editorial/social media strategies and engagement, public affairs and corporate social responsibilities.