Leadership

Saurabh Srivastava: Chairman, Steria India


Mr.Saurabh Srivastava chairs the Indian operations of Steria and is one of the leading IT entrepreneurs, angel investors and venture capitalists of India.

 

He founded and chaired IIS Infotech which was ranked amongst the top 20 Indian software companies within four years of its inception and was listed, post-merger, as Xansa on the London Stock Exchange, with revenues of around US $800 million till it was acquired by Steria. He has since founded and exited other successful IT start ups and has invested in over 50 start-up ventures.

 

He is one of the co-founders and past Chairman of NASSCOM (the Indian Software Industry Association) and NASSCOM Foundation (the industry's community service arm). He is also on the National Executive Committees of two apex industry chambers in India, CII (Confederation of Indian Industries) and FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry). He serves/has served on various boards, both private and publicly listed companies in the UK and India.

 

He founded and chaired India's first and extremely successful early stage Venture Capital fund in the private sector, Infinity Ventures and co-founded the Indian Angel Network, India's first and largest business angel group with over 200 investor members comprising the who's who of successful Indian entrepreneurs and CEOs. He chaired the Indian Venture Capital Association for over a decade and is the Chairman Emeritus of TiE, Delhi. TiE is world's largest organization devoted to entrepreneurship with 16,000 members in 54 chapters across 14 countries. He serves/has served on several government committees/ task forces/ boards such as the Indo EU Round Table, PM’s National Innovation Council, IT Ministry’s Committee on software exports, Planning Commission and SEBI Committees on Venture Capital, National and State VC Funds, Media Lab Asia, Railway Expert Committee, CSIR Tec Ltd. (set up by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research to commercialize its technologies), Government’s Multimodal Transport Task Force and Task Forces for two of India's largest states, UP and Bihar.

 

He is on the Advisory Board of Imperial College Business School, London, on the Entrepreneurship/ Incubation boards of IIT Delhi and IIT Kanpur and on the Advisory boards of Uttarakhand and Himachal Universities. He has a Masters from Harvard University and a B-Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur. Awards include “Distinguished Alumnus” from IIT-K, Honorary Doctorate in Technology from the University of Wolverhampton, UK and Lifetime Achievement Award from the IT Industry in India.

 
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