Entrepreneur & Mentor, Experienced B2B Professional,
Mumbai Area, India
A Graduate in Science, Majoring in Chemistry from Mumbai University. Post Graduate Degree in Event Management. PG Diploma in International Trade from EXIM Institute. MBA specialization in International Business. Has more than 17+ years of rich experience at middle and senior management positions across industry verticals such as Pharmaceutical, FMCG, Corporate Event Management, Business Information and IT & ITES industries, having worked with Monginis Foods Ltd, FDC, Centre for Change Management, Marcus Evans (I) Pvt. Ltd, QAI India Ltd, WealthTree Advisors Pvt. Ltd, IQPC & Entrepreneur India. While working with these companies he has been Instrumental in enabling some of these small companies to grow from a start up phase to a market leader in the Industry by developing business models, partner networks as well as revenue generation streams. Specialties: Media Partnership tie-ups, Client Engagement & Management, P & L account management & ensuring revenue flow. Assisting Foreign SME's in their India Market entry Strategy. Assisting Indian SME's in identifying newer markets for their products / services, Advising them on their overseas market expansion strategies, target country of export / JV, as well as hand holding them to develop a profitable business model for their overseas venture. Have been invited as a speaker / panelist at various forums / seminars and have authored more than 100 articles focused on SME's & Entrepreneurship for various SME Magazines. Specialties also include Mentoring Start-ups & Entrepreneurs on various aspects of their Business right from Ideation to Strategy and Funding. Currently Mentoring Startups portfolio companies such as Healthcare, Robotics, eCommerce, Fintech, IoT to name a few.
Co-Founder & Chief Mentor, TheMentorpreneurs Inc.
Jul 2015 to Present
TheMentorpreneurs, is a global platform aggregating the startups to catapult growth and thereby ensuring effective collaboration in the startup ecosystem. Our objective is to bring together the entire ecosystem under one roof so as to add value to the community at large. TheMentorpreneurs is a complete collaborative platform to connect Startup Entrepreneurs with Trusted Mentors, Angel Investors, Seed Funds, Venture Capitalists, Incubators & Accelerators, looking for the right mentoring and guidance in various areas ranging from understanding the potential of their idea to validating the concept, to funding, to GTM strategy to name a few. With able on board expertise we help you and guide you in moving in the right direction thereby accelerating your ideas to reach its peak. As a Start-up you can also connect and reach out to service providers who are also our trusted and verified partners on-board, thus ensuring you of quality and on time delivery. The objective is to create a robust ecosystem and act as a catalyst for the growth of Entrepreneurship! Join us on-board & lets' Ideate! Innovate!! Elevate!!!
CEO, BK Global Media Group
Sep 2012 to Present
LINKSME® is a global Business to Business (B2B) platform assisting SME's and Enterprises to build their "Online Product Catalogue” and start selling online. Connect with global buyers and reach out to them with your products / services. To create your very own "Virtual Store" and start adding multiple products all you need to do is simply "Register for Free" by selecting your business as a Seller / Buyer. LINKSME® empowers you connect with suppliers and buyers worldwide and thus facilitating global trade opportunities for small & medium-sized enterprises across the globe to build a better enterprise and a healthy ecosystem. To know more visit our website - www.linksme.co.in
Project Lead - Procurement, SCM & HR Domain, Conference Asia
Sep 2012 to Present
Managing Projects on Procurement, Supply Chain, Human Resources, Innovation & Big Data Analytic's, Retail & Business Intelligence. Identifying Solution Providers & Support partners to build a robust ecosystem ensuring smooth executions of projects. Identifying, Liaising & Managing Media Partners for the projects. Creating and executing business plan ensuring profitability and ROI for the Projects. Assisting Clients in Building an effective Client Engagement and Management strategy in alignment with their Marketing & Branding initiatives thus enabling them to achieve their objectives and ensure optimum ROI. Skills include Negotiations & Contract Management, B2B Engagements, Sales & Marketing Strategy.
Head Mumbai Bureau Editorial & A Columnist, SME WORLD Magazine
Oct 2008 to Present
SME WORLD is India’s first and the only monthly magazine dedicated to Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) sector. With its fearless voice and upright attitude, SME WORLD is continuously sending the message across in the right quarters craving for a better deal for our millions of micro, small & medium enterprises across the length and breadth of the country. SME WORLD also acts an information platform for millions of entrepreneurs spreading awareness about the various government schemes announced from time to time. As the Head – Mumbai Bureau Editorial Team, I represent the magazine at various SME focussed events, seminars, summits and conferences as Official Media Partner. As a SME Analyst I regularly contribute insights for the SME Industry by means of articles in the magazine.
Masters in Business Administration (MBA), Specialisation in International Business, Tripura University
Dec 2009 to Dec 2011
Diploma in International Trade, International Trade, EXIM Institute
Dec 2009 to Dec 2010
Post Graduate Diploma in Event Management, Event Management, National Institute of Event Management
Dec 2001 to Dec 2002
Bachelor of Science, Chemistry Majors with Drugs and Dyes, SIES College of Arts, Science & Commerce, University of Mumbai.
Dec 1995 to Dec 1998
Great insights with respect to pitching services to SMEs.