Recognized as one of the youngest and fastest growing SaaS enterprise CEOs in India, Dhruvil Sanghvi has played a pivotal role in revolutionizing logistics and field service management in Asia. After graduating from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA and having experience of advising some of the top Fortune 500 companies on technology and data analytics, Dhruvil started LogiNext in 2014. In a short span of 3 years, LogiNext has moved to #1 position in field service optimization space, has on-boarded prominent investors like Paytm and Alibaba and has been successful at building more than USD 50 Million of net worth for them. LogiNext has been repeatedly awarded the fastest growing SaaS startup from India by industry giants like IBM, NetApp, Frost & Sullivan among many others.
Dhruvil has been recognized amongst the most powerful leader's under the age of 30 by Forbes in their 2017 edition of Top 30 Under 30. This recognition follows his tremendous success leading LogiNext from one global milestone to another. Dhruvil strongly supports the idea of sustainable startup ecosystem and has incubated and mentored a gamut of startups in the logistics, Big Data and analytics space. He has been a regular speaker at industry conferences and panel discussions including Bloomberg TV, NDTV, CNBC, LogTech Asia, CIO Power List Forum, Surge Conference, Hong Kong Post Expo, to name a few.
Director and Co-founder, Grab
Grab, India's first and leading last-mile delivery service for businesses and merchants to bridge the gap between them and consumers. He helms the client relationship services at Grab and plays an instrumental role in enhancing the company's technology platform by overseeing the product innovation and quality.
An MBA degree in Investment Management from Drexel University, Philadelphia, has helped Pratish to develop a broad perspective on the asset management business. After his studies, Pratish joined BlackRock Inc. in 2005, where he handled various asset management operations across Europe, the USA and India.
Pratish's mission is to make Grab the largest logistics last-mile delivery service and create an efficient and cost-effective logistics ecosystem through the use of highly-skilled manpower, advanced technology, and specialized management.
Managing Director, Broad Peak Capital Advisors LLP
Dinesh is a private equity professional with over 25 years of experience in investing in Emerging markets, predominantly India-related businesses with significant years of Partner/leadership roles. He has been a part of 3 early-stage private equity franchises Ð India business of Standard Chartered Private Equity, Alcazar Capital and Multiples and worked with established funds like Actis and ICICI Venture. He has a strong understanding of Indian corporate/taxation regulations in the context of equity transactions.
Prior to founding Broad Peak Capital Advisors LLP, he was a Partner at Multiples Alternate Asset Management, an India focused private equity platform with US$ 1 billion under management. At JP Morgan, he led the India business for the US$750M Private Capital Asia group where he sourced several equity and equity related investment opportunities in India, and supported many transactions in SE Asia. He also managed the existing investment portfolio of US$ 450M and developed exit opportunities. Prior to JP Morgan, he was a founding Partner at Alcazar, an emerging markets private equity business in Dubai, where he conceptualized and launched a US$ 200M India focused fund on infrastructure services and logistics. Before Alcazar, Dinesh was with Standard Chartered Private Equity where he was an early member of the India office and helped establish the private equity franchise in India.
Dinesh has led transactions through the entire life cycle, including origination, strategic analysis, financial valuation, negotiation, documentation structuring, portfolio management and exit. His past roles have also involved managing investment and operations teams, supporting legal/ Compliance and LP reporting. He has been an early stage investor in businesses that have gone on to become established names in their domains.
He has made investments across sectors (ranging from US$ 10 Ð 50 mn) including technology, telecommunication, agriculture, consumer and infrastructure services and sourced/evaluated over a thousand investment proposals across sectors and brings a strong network of relationships in the Indian private equity ecosystem, across investment funds, promoters, consultants and investment bankers. He has successfully exited investments through IPOs and strategic sales, especially in the technology sector. As an investor and board member, he has advised companies on organizational building, financing options, M&A, restructuring and IPOs.
In his spare time, he teaches courses on private equity and entrepreneurship as a guest faculty at various management institutes. Dinesh has a Bachelors degree in Physics and an MBA from Indian Institute of Management Bangalore.
VP Customer Experience & People Excellence, Chai Point
Diksha Pande is VP Customer Experience and People Excellence at Chai Point. Having devoted most of her life mastering the intricacies of real-time operations, she is adept at ensuring that the team behind the brand works seamlessly towards making each customer experience at Chai Point unforgettable. From creating training modules and setting hiring guidelines to overseeing each point of contact that affects a customer's experience of the brand, her experience in the field ensures that the process is rich and immensely practical. Passionate about Chai Point's pioneering Profit Sharing Programme that shares the company's profits directly with their store partners, Diksha is deeply involved in creating a robust organisational culture. With a background in hospitality, she worked with the Oberoi group for a decade and became the youngest recipient of the Food & Beverage Manager of the year at The Hotelier India Awards 2012. Her stints with Yum Restaurants India and Ambuja Neotia Hospitality saw her solving some of the most complex business challenges for the respective brands.