Jeffrey Unger was the founder and Chairman of Genuone Inc., a Boston-based brand protection and services company that was acquired by the Opsec Security Group, a UK-based technology, security printing and software company. Between 2006 and 2010, Jeffrey served as the global Divisional President at Opsec, and is currently Chairman and CEO of G2 Capital Advisors, a US company providing investment lifecycle advisory services to middle market investors and companies.
Mr. Ashfaq A. Munshi, also known as Ash, has a unique mix of 20 years of entrepreneurship, engineering, marketing, and management experience. Along with Radiance (f. 2000), he founded three other Silicon Valley companies: Vivecon, SpecialtyMD (acquired by Ventro) and Commerce Engine (became Ariba). Currently, he serves as the CEO of Terabitz, Inc., a company that he co-founded in 2006.
Ash is on the Dean’s Leadership Council for the Division of Applied Sciences at Harvard University, where he frequently lectures about entrepreneurship and start-ups. He holds an A.B. in Physics and Applied Mathematics from Harvard. He holds a Graduate in Business from the Stanford Executive Program and a Graduate in Computer Science at Brown University and the University of California at Santa Cruz. Mr. Munshi holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics and Applied Mathematics from Harvard University.
Bruno worked with Merrill Lynch in Europe for over 20 years, where he most recently held the position of Managing Director. During that time he was active in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and wealth management in both Europe and the Middle East. Bruno has experience in pioneering markets being active in South East Asia in the early 1990s as well as being involved in business development in China, Turkey, Russia and other developing markets.
Bharat Dube earned a Juris Doctor degree from Duke Law School in 1986 and is a graduate of the United World College of the Atlantic, and Harvard University (A.B. magna cum laude, ’83).
Bharat was a key member of the litigation and enforcement team of Richemont, the Swiss luxury goods conglomerate, between 1990 and 2010 and headed Richemont’s global IP litigation team for several years. At Richemont, he was particularly responsible for the Group’s two principal brands, Cartier and Montblanc. Prior to joining Richemont, Bharat worked with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), in Geneva.
He has lectured extensively at IP symposia around the world, including events sponsored by the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition, the International Trademark Association, ACACAP, WIPO and various bar associations and universities. He is an honorary adjunct professor at the O.P. Jindal Law School in India.
Bharat Kapoor has over 16 years of work experience where he had taken on a wide range of operating roles ranging from strategy development, business development and marketing.
Prior to SIPI, Bharat was an Associate Director with EY India (erstwhile Ernst & Young) where he worked in the Technology and Media group with a focus on Media. At EY, Bharat led the business development and advisory services program for companies operating in the media, e-commerce and advertising sectors. Throughout his career, Bharat has followed the digital and e-commerce industry closely and has advised startups in various capacities.
Before joining EY, Bharat worked with Star TV, a subsidiary of News Corp, where he was responsible for the marketing and sales of several niche channels. Bharat has a Bachelor of Business (Honours) from the University of Technology, Sydney.