Jos Scheffelaar is a European entrepreneur who moved to Boston more than 20 years ago after working in High Tech in several countries in Europe and in Asia. Building on his international skills and experience and his extensive personal network, he co-founded Launch in US Alliance, a company helping international entrepreneurs launch their business in the U.S.
Jos also is a Founding Board Member of Kendall-Teams, a hands-on market exploration program for international emerging companies, which are seriously considering entering the US market. The program is a spin-off from the MIT eTeams acceleration program for international startups (2011-2014). for which Jos was one of the organizers.
He is frequently invited by international organizations and universities as guest lecturer to give his unique global perspective on American entrepreneurship and U.S. market entry for international companies.
Jos regularly visits India, and is a long-time member of TiE Boston. He will be happy to help Indian companies successfully enter the US market.
Axel Angeli, Director
Digital Transformation Evangelist and International SAP Project Recovery Expert
Axel Angeli has a reputation as SAP guru and protagonist for Ultra-Large Distributed Computing System that includes such trends like the Internet of Things, SOA and cloud computer since the 1990ties. Axel Angeli created his own management consultancy Logosworld in 1984 and since then his crew and he himself travel the world to teach and implement computer technology; when he often finds himself in the situation to rescue large SAP and software transformation projects.
Since 2004 Axel Angeli uses his international network to help Indian companies liaising with business partners in Europe; on the reverse he shows European entrepreneurs how to determine opportunities in India, Middle-East, China and Africa by building symbiotic partnerships.
He is now well known as book author and blogger, international conference speaker and mentor for Distributed Computing, the Elastic Computing Cloud and Ultra-large Systems architecture for Enterprises. With his writing, speaking and consulting he helps enterprises to get the best return out of their investment.
Currently he is actively working on a program to enable Indian learning institutes to be able to offer the teaching con tent that is required by nowadays industry and enables students to be a driving part of the Digital Transformation.
Mr. Jose CaldeiraniFilho
Degree in Mechanical Engineering by Federal University of Uberlandia- UFU; Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Federal University of Uberlândia UFU. Doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering from the State University of Campinas – UNICAMP. Acting as Production Manager at CasaleEquipamentosLtda. Managing Partner of CSFrancoConstrutora e IncorporadoraLtda.
Engineering Professor at Federal University of Uberlândia – UFU. Director of the President Antônio Carlos University of Uberlandia UNIPAC. Urban Planning Secretary of Uberlândia City Hall. Environment Secretary of Uberlandia City Hall. Director of the Regional Council of Engineering and Agronomy of Minas Gerais. CREA-MG – Currently Director of Investment Promotion of the Integrated Development Institute of Minas Gerais (INDI – Investment Promotion Agency).
Amb. Mahesh Sachdev
Ambassador Mahesh Sachdevretired from prestigious Indian Foreign Service in October 2013. His 35-year diplomatic career included three Ambassadorial assignments spanning 11 years to Algeria, Norway and Nigeria – all major oil exporters.Nearly half of his diplomatic career was spent dealing with the Arab World. He is currently President of Eco-Diplomacy & Strategies. He has also been the Founder-President of UAE-India Business Council as well as a Consultant to JamiaMilliaIslamia University, New Delhi.Amb. Sachdev has authored twowell received books, titled “Nigeria: A Business Manual” (Sept 2014) and “UAE: A Business Manual” (Sept 2016).He frequently comments on strategic and cross-culturalissues. He is fluent in Arabic and knows some French.
Hydrocarbon sector and Middle East have been two major politico-economic foci of AmbSachdev’s career. He studied Arabic in Damascus (1980-83) and was First Secretary (Political) in Saudi Arabia (1983-86). His 9 years in two stints at the Foreign MinistryHeadquarterswere as Deputy Secretary/Director (1988-95) for Gulf countries (including the UAE) and Joint Secretary of West Asia – North Africa (2002-03) anchored his expertise.Few of hissuccesses were: acquisition of oil assets in (South) Sudan, negotiations with Algeria’s Sonatrach, ONGC-Norse Hydro/Statoil negotiations and OVL/OMEL/Sterling Blocks in Nigeria.
Amb. Sachdev’s eco-commercial felicity extends beyond hydrocarbons. Under his watch (2008-13), India’s exports to Nigeria tripled making it Nigeria’s largest trading partner withdirect trade touched $17 bn.India’s investments in Nigeria grew toover $11 bn, two third of them under his stint.Earlieras India’s Minister to the EU(Brussels; 1995-98), he successfully handled complexand far-reaching trade policy issues.As Ambassador to Norway, he persuaded NBIM, their SovereignWealth Fund, to begin investing in India.These are now put at $9 billion.He has capacity to cut through the irrationalexuberance, identify lucrative opportunities, de-bottleneck the obstacles and create a win-win synergy.
A list of Amb. Sachdev’s main literary contributions during past three years is placed below.
AmbSachdevstudied at RajghatBesent School at Varanasi, B.Sc.(Hons) at Meerut University (Topper & Best Graduate of 1973) and M.Phil.(Nuclear Physics)at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He is a life member of Mensa Society. Despite multiple achievements, Amb. Mahesh Sachdev, 63,remains a self-made person rooted in reality.He lives in New Delhi with his wife and son.
Amb. Sachdev has awebsite: www.eco-diplomacy.com and is contactable athis ID: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mustafa Jabbar is very known to the people of Bangladesh and Bengali speaking people of the world for three of his milestone works. 1) His Bijoy Bangla Keyboard and Software has become the symbol of success of Software industry of Bangladesh and it has also been the icon of Bangla language in the Digital age. He is the only Patent holder in Bangladesh of any ICT related product (Bijoy Keyboard) till now. 2) On the other hand his slogan Digital Bangladesh is now the most popular slogan in Bangladesh. He has not only coined the words ‘Digital Bangladesh’ but defined what he meant by the term. He has written the first book on this subject and is leading a movement on Digital Bangladesh transformation. 3) His works for the transformation of the education system to a digital format is leading the country towards a new era; in a digital education system.
He has leaded the ICT industry as the President of Bangladesh Computer Samity, the national ICT organisation of Bangladesh in 1996-97 & 2008-14. He is now president of BASIS since 16 July 2016.
Mustafa Jabbar is deeply involved in the advocacy activities for the development of Haor areas of Bangladesh.
Mustafa Jabbar came from a remote village of Bangladesh. Getting his higher education (Graduation and Masters) in Bangla Language & Literature from the University of Dhaka. He started his career as a journalist on 16 January 1972. He was a member of Mujib Bahini (Bangladesh Liberation Force) in 1971 and participated in the War Of Liberation of Bangladesh. He was involved in the movement of freedom of press and was actively associated with the Dhaka Union of Journalists. He was elected as the Organising Secretary of DUJ.
He had to change his profession as that newspaper he was working namely Ganakantha was compelled to be ceased its publications in January 1975. Doing some businesses in Media, Travel & Tour Operation, Printing, Publishing and Computer Reselling, he is now engaged in Software Development, Providing IT Education, Developing IT Enabled Educational Curriculum, Developing Course Materials for ICT Education, Creating Software and providing ICT Services, Doing Researches on ICT, ICT Journalism and writing Books on ICT and other subjects. His first novel named Nokshotrer Onger was published in a book form in 2005. His second novel named Suborne Shekorh was published in the Fortnightly Tarokalok’s Eid issue of 2006. Its book edition is under process of printing. He was also involved in developing a local laptop brand named BIJOY.
Mustafa Jabbar is the technology leader and promoter of ICT in Bangladesh. He is the founder member of Bangladesh Computer Samity, Bangladesh Association of Software and Services and E Commerce Association of Bangladesh. He has been elected President of Bangladesh Computer Samity for the fourth term and retied from his office frm 01 April 2014 due to regulatory bindings. He was also the founder vice president of BASIS.
He is more recognised as the local language solution provider in Bangla, Chakma, Asamese, Hindi & developer of Bijoy Bangla Keyboard & Software and expert in Graphics-Multimedia. He has developed Bangla Braille publishing system which enables blind people to use Bangla Braille in computer. He is also regarded as the Master of Digital Bangla Font designing. He has developed Bijoy Library, a library management Software which is being used by famous libraries of Bangladesh including Brirish Council. He has developed a software named Bijoy Shishu Shiksha for pre school kids. He has developed Bijoy Prathomik Shiksha 1,2,3, based on Text Books published by NCTB for grade 1, 2 and 3. He has established a large number of Schools in Bangladesh including Computer based Ananda Multimedia School and Bijoy Digital School.
He is involved in writing text books on Computer in Bangla and English. He has done translation woks from Bengali to English and English to Bengali. He has checked the translation work of Windows 7.
1- 2016 Onwards President & CEO, LODZ Intl Airport (3rd Largest Airport in Poland in the field of Cargo).
2- 2015 Onwards President of Polish Aviation Club.
3- 2013-2015: Acting President of Welcome Airport Services, the biggest Polish ground handling provider present at 7 Polish Airports.
4- 2011-2012: In Preparatory Committee for UEFA EURO 2012 European Football Championship Poland/Ukraine.
5- 2008-2011: National Coordinator for Infrastructure and Airports
6- 2004-2006: Government Relations Manager for A1 Motorway – the biggest Polish Public-Private Partnership project.
7- 1999-2002: Vice-President of the Board of John Paul II International Airport – Krakow.
8- Ph.D in Economics, dissertation titled.
9- Global duopoly in manufacturing large civil airliners based on the example of transatlantic competition between Boeing and Airbus.
10- Executive MBA from Krems University, Austria.
Seewraj is currently the Trade & Investment Counsellor at the Mauritius High Commission in New Delhi, advising Indian companies and facilitating investment and trade between India and Mauritius. Seewraj is passionate about economic development. SeewrajNundlall is also Head at the Board of Investment (BOI) Mauritius since the past 5 years with an extremely rich experience in investment promotion, project facilitation & implementation and aftercare spanning more than 17 years. He has been very active in promoting Mauritius as an attractive investment destination in various markets worldwide including India, South Africa, China, Malaysia, Germany, France and in facilitating trade with the Africa. He has successfully facilitated and contributed in project implementation in different sectors of the Mauritian economy namely manufacturing, agriculture, agro-industry, fisheries, seafood, aquaculture, biotechnology, Freeport, healthcare & life sciences. He has collaborated very closely with various Ministries including the Prime Minister’s Office.
Ministry of Finance & Economic Development; Ministry of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries, Shipping & Outer Islands; Ministry of Industry & Commerce; Ministry of Health & Quality of Life, Ministry of Agro-Industry & Food Security for policy formulation and project development. Seewraj has represented the BOI at various fora on the local, regional and international scene. Seewraj actively contributes in improving the investment and business environment and has been actively involved in the ease of doing business process in Mauritius.