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Ajay Mehta
The Chairman of Crossover Advisors, is also one of the founders of the publicly listed Deepak group that has a turnover of INR 8,500 million and employs over 3000 people. Over the last 23 years, he has been the MD/CEO of various manufacturing and financial services companies. Ajay currently chairs the YPO chapter in Pune, and serves on the executive/advisory board of the Local Chamber of Commerce MCCIA, as well as Educational organizations. He is also the president of TIE, Pune. He obtained a Master of Science degree from the University of Texas at Austin, USA, and has also attended Executive Development Programs at the Harvard Business School, USA and IIM, Ahmedabad.

Vinnie Vyas

Is the CEO, with over 20 years experience working in the financial services and technology industries in the US, Europe, Japan, and India. He has been involved with Restructuring businesses, M&A, and Private Equity activities for the technology, securities, and entertainment/media companies. Vinnie holds a MBA from the Wharton School of Business, USA, and has participated in the Executive Programs at Harvard Business School, as well as the Sloan School of Management at MIT.

Serves as the COO of Crossover. He has over 35 years of experience in consulting, manufacturing, and services industry. With specialization in operations, cost management, audit, human resources, and engineering services Chandra is a key resource in performing due diligence and working with our portfolio companies. He has a B.Sc. and B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Osmania University, and a B.E. in Industrial Engineering from the Indian Institution of Industrial Engineering.

The Special Advisors bring further international, domestic, domain and functional expertise to Crossover, enabling us to bring evenhandedness in all aspects of our investment methodology. They are:

Andreas Schweitzer
A Swiss national residing in Geneva, attended the London School of Economics and IMD in Switzerland, and has work experience in Germany, France, UK, Switzerland and Panama. Andreas has assimilated valuable knowledge in Private Banking, Asset Management, and Eurobond trading, and has been an advisor to the Venture Capital, Private Equity, and Fund Management groups in Europe. He is currently the CEO of borawind/ Investissements Mistral Ltd and serves on the Board of Directors of several organizations in the field of trade finance, financial services, merchant banking, funds management, and others owned by a number of EU based Conglomerates.

Arun Savkur
Is a Managing Director at the Quantum Fund LLP. in New York, USA. He is responsible for launching four successful start-ups and subsequently capitalizing his investment through corporate buy-ins, private sales and spin-offs. Arun has also managed funding and growth of large infrastructure projects, each exceeding USD100 million, in the areas of power, telecom, mining and media. Prior to joining Quantum Fund, Arun was part of senior management at IBM for several years. Besides his role as the Managing Director of Quantum Fund LLP, he also heads his angel fund with a close group of investors focused on nanotechnology, wireless, media and renewable energy.

Pang Shun Pen
Has been in the investment business for 27 years. He began his career at Permodalan Nasimal Berhard (PNB), and subsequently assumed responsibility of Director at GZB Management Sendirian Berhad, an exclusive consultancy firm to HSBC Guyerzelle, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. After GZB, Shun Pen became a Partner at HSZ Group, an independent investment management company with HSBC Guyerzeller and Ergo Trust as shareholders, and operations in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Zurich. At HSZ, he managed the Singapore operations, and in particular fund management, corporate finance, and trade execution functions. Currently, Shun Penn is the Founder and Director of SP Asia-Euro Capital Private Limited, a Singapore based company involved in fund management and corporate advisory services to accredited investors.

N.C. Singhal
Was the founder and Managing Director of Shipping Credit and Investment Corporation of India, a Director of ICICI Bank, and a senior member of the management team at ONGC, a Fortune 500 company. He has been an Advisor to the Government of India, Asian Development Bank, and the National Bank of Uzbekistan. Additionally, he is a Member of the Board of the International Chamber of Commerce, Paris, and the International Maritime Bureau at London. Mr. Singhal has been credited with creating a number of first-time global financial instruments that has benefited the Indian financial market. During his tenure in the commercial and investment banking arena, he has evaluated more than 5000 business proposals. Furthermore, he architected the on-the-job professional training in development banking at the World Bank, Washington D.C. and at KfW, Frankfurt.

Dina Dattani
Is a qualified solicitor, receiving her law degree from Chester College of Law in the UK. Besides practicing law for more than a decade in the UK, she is a consultant with Nishith Desai and Associates, a law firm located in Mumbai, India. She is a Director in a Mauritius based venture capital fund, and a UK/India based company that invests in consumer electronics, power and telecom sectors. As a Consultant, Dina advises clients like Infosys, the highly prestigious and successful IT company in Bangalore and Global Telecom for entry into Eastern European markets particularly, Slovenia, Croatia, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland. On invitation by FICCI, Export Import Bank of India and NASSCOM, she has addressed the Indian industry executive about Non-Tariff Barriers to Trade, Investment, and Immigration into the UK & EU.