Board of Directors
MD & Chairman, LIQVID
Majored in Finance & Business Strategy from IIM – Calcutta, Vivek started venture called eGuruCool in 1998 that was pioneer in the field of elearning in India. After successful journey with eGurucool, he established Liqvid in 2002 that focused on bringing the innovative learning solutions to corporate and large enterprises. Ever passionate about education, Vivek added another feather in Liqvid’s cap with introduction of EnglishEdge that focused on changing the landscape of English Language in India. Vivek is committed to make quality education and training available to billions at an affordable cost without having to go places. He is routinely invited to present on technology enabled learning and entrepreneurship at various industry forums. He is an active participant in the entrepreneurship eco-system and has been a visiting faculty at several Management Institutes.
CEO , Bedrock Capital
Vivek has over 25+ years of experience across sectors. He is alumnus of BITS, Pilani and IIM, Bangalore. He was part of one of first venture capital firms in the country – TDICI (now ICICI Ventures), where several of his investments have grown to be very large and successful companies. Before starting his own fund, as an entrepreneur he was COO at Magic Software (P) Ltd. an e-learning company.
Chairman EduBrite, Habinger, International Venture
Naren has over 40 years of Industry experience across various senior management positions. He is the chairman of various non-profit organizations. Founder and former Chairman & CEO of Versata, a publicly-traded company that reached over $1 billion valuation on the NASDAQ. Serial entrepreneur and angel investor/mentor, currently focused on Education, IT, and Infrastructure projects in the US and India. Chairman of EduBrite and Harbinger Real Estate, and Advisor to Chairman for Career Launcher. Serve on Board of Directors with Liqvid education, and EduServe in India. Former Trustee and Chairman of TiE Global’s Chapter Development Group overseeing 57 chapters in 13 countries from 2005-2009. Trustee and President Emeritus of India Community Center, CA.
MD, TACK International India
Deepak has over 38 years of work experience in various senior management positions. He is alumnus of has Faculty of Management Studies, New Delhi and INSEAD France. He has multidimensional experience across Investment Banking, Management Consulting, Agriculture, Automobiles, Office Automation, Telecom and Industrial Entrepreneurship. He is the Managing Director of TMI India and earlier was the Managing Director of ModiCorp.
Our senior mentors who form the Advisory Board, provide ongoing guidance to the team on issues of strategy, management, legal matters, and process – dissipating their expertise to the entire LIQVID team. Always there with sound advice and never-failing encouragement, LIQVID can never go wrong with an excellent advisory board on top.
LIQVID is fortunate to have the support and guidance of these industry leaders serving on its Advisory Board.
MD, Google India
Rajan has held several senior positions across esteemed organizations like Dell and Microsoft. Prior to Dell and Microsoft, Rajan worked for McKinsey & Company in USA, where he was a partner.
Former Minister And Deputy High Commissioner, UK
Mark has spent over twenty five years in the British diplomatic service. He has spent over a decade working on Indian affairs, with eight of those years in Delhi, most recently as Minister and Deputy British High Commissioner until June 2006.
Co Founder At An Education Start-up
Melanie has over 17 years of experience as a Global Business Executive . She has worked at various leading organizations including McKinsey. She is Harvard Law School alumni
Ashish has more than 30 years of experience in the education industry. He is an alumnus of IIT Mumbai and IIM Bangalore. Earlier he was President, NIIT, where he started and built NIITs Corporate Training business to be one of the top 3 in the world. He was a member of the board of several NIIT companies and ventures including Element K, Uniqua and Evolv. He is the co-founder of Safetipin a social enterprise, and is on the advisory board of Unitus Seed Fund. Ashish is a strong advocate of using technology to build innovative learning solutions.
Uday has been innovating in the eLearning space since 1999, and has won numerous industry awards and recognitions in the field of technology enabled learning along with customer L&D. NASSCOMM, BrandonHall, and eLearningGuild being some of the awards and recognitions.
An MSc and PGDBA by education, Uday has an array of industry certifications from Microsoft and Sun. Amongst his other works; he has written 2 bestselling books in .NET technology (“Microsoft .NET Framework Professional Projects”, “VB .NET Bible”).
Uday has been involved with Education technologies in various capacities with a balance of Technology leadership, customer focus, and business acumen. This ranges from ET content related technologies to learning platform development and implementations for global fortune 500 corporates and education establishments (including Schools and Colleges across the globe).
Uday is very passionate about the cause of learning and education, and leveraging technology to achieve reach, scale, economies, and compliance.