Durga Das is the Founder and Managing Partner of Das Star. She created Das Star as a vehicle to generate a new model of investing, enabling first entrant entrepreneurs to raise money and build expertise, leading them towards additional future funding or buy-out. Durga has more than twenty years experience in the critical early stages of startups - with skilled emphasis on creation, management, business development, marketing and sales. All her previous companies have been successfully acquired.
Ravindran has 35 years across industry, locations, and domains. Former CEO of SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) India. Previously the Global HR Head of Covansys, Exec VP in Pepsi and CHRO Blue-Dart. TISS Campus recruit by ICI where people-management & leadership-development skills were honed on direct line-business roles. First non-US person on the Global Leadership Team of SHRM. Accredited evaluator in HAY job evaluation and performance management systems. Certified Executive Coach, Certified in 2011 as GPHR by HR Certification Institute.
Ranga is an Advisor/Consultant to various Companies in the Pharma Industry in the areas of mergers, acquisitions, collaborations, business strategy and business development and has closed four acquisition deals in Pharma till now. Ranga is also an Independent Director on the Boards of Sanofi India Ltd and Atul Biosciences Ltd, Chairman of Cybernoid Healthcare Pvt Ltd and Chairman of the Advisory Board of Duraent Biologicals. In recognition of his contribution to the industry, he was adjudged as the 33rd most influential person in the Global Pharmaceutical Industry by World Pharmaceutical Frontiers in 2009, a leading UK Pharma magazine.
In a career path spanning more than 16 years, Sohail Khan has spent most of them in digital space - developing expertise in such areas as e-learning, application development, multimedia, online advertising, website development, mobile marketing, search engine marketing and much more. Sohail has been a part of organizations like Interactive Realities, Lintas, Tribal DDB India, RK Swamy BBDO, DGM India and vMobo.
Sakthi has 15+ years of varied experience in web and mobile domains at senior leadership positions and a professional in leading & managing large IT infrastructure. Worked closely with companies like Star Health, TOI, Pricol, etc. Sakthi is the principal architect and leads Chehara's product, engineering teams along with its video based platform.
Prasanna has 10+ years of focused experience in developing web and mobile products. He leads the engineering team to deliver products by investing a lot of blood, sweat and tears. Worked closely with companies like TOI, Star Health, etc.
Shibani, an ex-O&M (Ogilvy and Mather), has terrific experience in create UX of either a website or a software. Worked closely with brands such as ITC, Vodafone, etc. Shibani leads Chehara's branding, web & mobile designs.