Sanjay Viswanathan | Founder & Chairman
With c.30 years of operating expertise in delivering growth and value creation. Sanjay has served as CEO of Sonata Ltd., Group Executive Officer at RELX Plc, Vice President at GE/Genpact, Business Leader at Infosys and 3M. Based in London, he now leads Adi Partners globally, the Firm he founded in Fall 2010. He is graduate of Harvard Business School and Strathclyde University.
Jaap Schepen | Operating Partner, Europe
Based in Amsterdam, Jaap has 30+years of operating expertise and has been CFO across several RELX and BAT Plc businesses. He has delivered value creation in Editorial/Production, Finance, Legal, portfolio rationalization, cost innovation and restructuring that has transformed operating units to become world class. Jaap is graduate of Erasmus University.
Afzal Modak | Operating Partner, North America
Based in New York, Afzal brings c.30 years operating experience. He has served GE in North America, Asia and Europe, which included wide range of businesses & challenging roles (Corporate Audit Staff, Appliances, Capital, Gecis/Genpact, Garanti Bank, Global Operations). He has also led over six Mergers & Divestitures and has been on the Board of GE’s largest Banking JV in Europe. Afzal is graduate of IIT Mumbai (B.Tech.), and post-graduate from Pace University, New York (M.S. Computer Science).
Pankaj Razdan | Operating Partner, India
Based in Mumbai, Pankaj brings 25+ years of top-flight Financial Services leadership. He has co-managed range of business verticals from Mutual Fund to Lending, Wealth Management to Broking at Aditya Birla Capital. Most recently, Pankaj led Aditya Birla’s Life Insurance Business as MD & CEO. He has been deeply engaged in designing and building breakthrough approaches to new businesses, from scratch to rapid scale. Pankaj is graduate in Electronics Engineering from University of Mumbai.
Ruth Abdulmassih | Operating Partner, Healthcare
Ruth leads Healthcare Practice at Adi Partners, based in San Francisco. Over 30+ years, she has built and led Fortune 500 brands and businesses in various industries, ranging from Healthcare (Abbott) to Business Process Outsourcing (Stericycle). Ruth has demonstrated leadership in industries governed by rigorous compliance requirements and demanding technical expertise. She has deep experience with M&A, Integrations and leading growth strategies. Ruth graduated summa cum laude from Northwood University in Midland, Michigan.
Sairam Jayaraman | Operating Partner, Smart Campus
Based in Bangalore, Sairam brings c.30yrs of deep operating expertise and execution leadership in IT Operations, Support Automation and Service Desk, Data Centre Operations and Migration, Security Operations, Control and Compliance, and Cloud Enablement and Operations, having established IBM Smart Cloud across North America and India. Sairam is graduate in Physics (B.Sc, St.Joseph’s Trichy), post-graduate in Engineering (M.E, IISC Bangalore), management graduate in Technology (MBA, Deakin University Australia) and Certified Agilist in Scaled Agile Framework.
Sachin Chavan | Operating Partner, Technology
With c.20 years in Technology, Sachin has led large digital transformation initiatives at Fortune 500 firms like WPP Plc, Barclays, Shell et al., driving multiple cloud transformations, and IT strategy and roadmap. At Adi Group, he spearheads growth and execution at AdiTech – the product co-development SBU. Sachin is passionate about technology and its impact on social and economic upliftment of masses.
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