M P Kumar is a technology visionary who founded GlobalEdge more than a decade ago. From a humble beginning with just two employees, Kumar has spearheaded the growth and transformation of the company over the years. He has been instrumental in building strong relationships with large enterprises globally and identifying strategic alliances with industry partners as well as investors. Under his leadership, GlobalEdge has seen several business and cultural transformations over the years ensuring that the company stays on par with the dynamic technology and social changes. Kumar also mentors several start-ups in the technology landscape and believes in the dictum of delivering the extraordinary out of simplicity. He is involved in several charitable causes and welfare programs. Kumar is an invited speaker at industry forums and focuses on inclusive technology development in the country. Kumar holds a Masters in Engineering and is an alumnus of the Bangalore University.

M P Kumar/Founder and CEO

Phaneesh is a widely acclaimed, serial entrepreneur and has caused several business model disruptions in the technology landscape over the last 25 years. He propagated the ‘faster-cheaper-better’ way of IT outsourcing that gave rise to the famed IT offshoring industry in India. His stint at Infosys as their Head of Sales, Marketing and Product Engineering saw the company grow from $2 million to over $700 million in less than 10 years, transforming the company into a sought-after offshore bellwether. He later founded Quintant – a business services provisioning company and merged it with IGATE Corporation.

Phaneesh Murthy/Business Transformation Leader


Srinath Batni is a well-known industry veteran in the technology space. In his most recent stint, Srinath served as a full time director of Infosys Ltd. from 2000 to 2014. Earlier, as part of his long stint with Infosys, Srinath held diverse portfolios and has contributed significantly to the growth of the company. During different times in his tenure, Srinath was Infosys’ Head of Delivery Excellence, Co-Head of Worldwide Customer Delivery, Head-Delivery (GCARE), Head of Strategic Groups & Co-Customer Delivery, and Senior Vice President and HeadRetail and Telecommunications business. Srinath received a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Mysore University and an M.E. in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He also plays a key role in his alma mater, NIE, Mysore, as its President.

Srinath Batni/Co-Founder, Axilor Ventures

Harish Bijoor is a brand consultant & the CEO of Harish Bijoor Consults Inc., a private-label consulting practice that operates in the realm of brand and business strategy. The company has a presence in the India, Hong Kong, London, Dubai, and Istanbul.

Harish is a consummate public speaker who inspires corporate audiences across the globe, speaking about motivation, people-management issues, brands, marketing, and business at large. He has spoken to corporate audiences across the world for over 10,000 hours to date. At GlobalEdge, he mentors the marketing leadership on brand positioning of the company.

Harish Bijoor/Brand Expert


Shankar’s profile includes mentoring portfolio companies, sourcing entrepreneurial teams, financial valuation of investee companies, and development of business strategy for portfolio companies. His key prior engagements include implementing management accounting systems, treasury operations including foreign exchange management and MIS at Tube Investments India in addition to heading the marketing operations for Karnataka at Harita Finance Ltd. – a TVS Group company. He was also instrumental in modernizing the plant at Sree Meenakshi Mills, Madurai. Shankar has been on GlobalEdge’s board since 2001 and has been a key contributor in the company’s strategic initiatives.

Shankar Venkataraman/Partner, Global Technology Ventures