Sanjiv Mital is an ICT industry veteran, with close to 30 years experience in this highly dynamic space.
Sanjiv orchestrated India's first management buy-out, taking the helm of Comviva (formerly Bharti Telesoft) in 2001 - a time when the company was facing a very uncertain future, due to the downturn in the overall ICT market. He was instrumental in changing the direction of the company from generic software services to focus on VAS solutions for the telecom industry. Comviva was one of the first companies to realize the value of emerging markets, and started addressing the markets of India, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. This was a highly successful strategy with these markets exhibiting rapid growth to drive over subscriber uptake in the global mobile industry.
Having effected a turn-around, Comviva was able to attract significant VC interest and Sequoia and Cisco invested in the company in 2005. As a result, Comviva was able to grow its revenues 20-fold in a 7 year period. In 2008, Sanjiv took on strategic responsibilities as Vice Chairman of the organization and in 2009, Sanjiv moved on.
Having gained a wide range of experience in senior sales and marketing roles with major industry players such as Wipro and IBM as well as displaying his entrepreneurial spirit with start-ups such as Bharti Telesoft, Sanjiv is now focused on exploiting this experience to help emerging companies in the rapidly growing ICT space as the founder of Saarthi Enterprises.
Sanjiv is an Engineer from IIT Kanpur and did his MBA from IIM Calcutta.
Ankit Agarwal has been in the telecom industry for over15 years, holds a Bachelor of Technology from NIT, Kurukshetra and an MS in Finance from ICFAI and is Chartered Financial Analyst, He has worked in diverse roles spanning sales, business development, engineering, operations and customer service and has worked with operators, some of the leading VAS vendors and Network Equipment Providers, he has extensive experience across the Asia territory and is based in Singapore.