Anand Kumar Padmanaban
Director Business Development-India
Anand is a senior executive with over 24 years’ experience in High Technology and related Professional Services businesses working in the US, Europe and Asia for companies such as: Arbor Management Consulting, Pharmacia, Pﬁzer, and Monsanto. He was the CIO of Monsanto heading the APAC region before becoming an entrepreneur. After starting and exiting out of several startups, he started running a boutique strategy consulting company, ELADO, and is involved in several ventures.
Anand is a certified manager and holds a license issued by the Institute of Certified Professional Managers, degrees in Electronics Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management and is a trustee with the People’s Educational Trust and the NGO WasteImpact. In addition, he also runs not-for-profit startup networks and Hackathons with the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore and the Indian Institute of Science, is a published author and contributor to magazines such as: Data Quest.