With a diverse breadth of legal, technical, and operational experience, SIPI’s management team and advisors lead more than 150 in-house employees across 6 countries.

Management Team

Bharat Dube

Bharat Dube

Bharat Dube was awarded an A.B. magna cum laude from Harvard in 1983, and a Juris Doctor
from Duke Law in 1986. Prior to establishing SIPI, Bharat worked for WIPO in Geneva, before
becoming a key member of the Richemont Litigation team (1990-2011). At Richemont, he was
responsible for handling infringements for Cartier and Montblanc. Bharat serves on the Board
of the Geneva-based NGO International Bridges to Justice.

Senior Advisor, Online Brand Protection

Bharat Kapoor

Bharat Kapoor has a B.A. Honours from the University of Technology, Sydney. Prior to joining
SIPI, he was an Associate Director at Ernst & Young India, where he led the business
development and advisory services program for companies operating in the media, ecommerce, and advertising sectors.

Vice President, Online Brand Protection

Bharat Kapoor
Richard Gronback

Richard Gronback

Previously a reactor operator in the U.S. Navy, with a Computer Science degree from the University of Connecticut, Richard specialises in big data management and the development of cloud-based software applications. He is also the author of “The Eclipse Modelling Project, a Domain-Specific Language Toolkit.”

Chief Technology Officer, Online Brand Protection

Nikhil Grover

Nikhil holds a Bachelor of Computer Engineering and MBAs from Northwestern’s Kellogg School for Management and the IESE Business School. Prior to joining SIPI, Nikhil was an Assistant Manager in the Security Operations Division of Standard Chartered Singapore. He has served as the Director of Online Brand Protection for SIPI since 2014.

Director, Online Brand Protection

Nikhil Grover

Advisors

Kristi Browne

Kristi Browne is responsible for the management of cross-functional groups accountable for implementation and program management for all client programs in the company’s four primary business units. Kristi manages solutions development, production, and logistics on a global basis. Additionally, she supervises Authentix Digital Group which provides advanced digital solutions for product track and trace, on-line brand protection monitoring, and consumer engagement and marketing. Being with Authentix for nearly 20 years gives her unique insight and vision coupled with an ability to manage excellence in delivery of solutions to the company’s high-quality client base.
Browne holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Arkansas.

Chairman, Advisory Board at SIPI

Bharat Dube

Bharat Dube was awarded an A.B. magna cum laude from Harvard in 1983, and a Juris Doctor from Duke Law in 1986. Prior to establishing SIPI, Bharat worked for WIPO in Geneva, before becoming a key member of the Richemont Litigation team (1990-2011). At Richemont, he was responsible for handling infringements for Cartier and Montblanc. Bharat serves on the Board of the Geneva-based NGO International Bridges to Justice.

Senior Advisor, Online Brand Protection

Jeffrey Unger

Jeffrey founded Genuone Inc., a Boston-based brand protection. Genuone Inc. was later 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, an American company providing investment lifecycle advisory services to middle market investors and companies.

Chairman, Advisory Board at SIPI

Ashfaq Munshi

Ashfaq has Bachelor’s Degree in Physics and Applied Mathematics from Harvard University, a Computer Science degree from Brown University and a Business degree from Stanford’s Executive Program. He has 20 years of entrepreneurship, engineering, marketing, and management experience in Silicon Valley. Ashfaq is the founder of three successful companies, including Radiance (f. 2000), Vivecon, SpecialtyMD (acquired by Ventro) and Commerce Engine (became Ariba).

Advisory Board member at SIPI

Bruno Kelly

Bruno spent 20 years at Merrill Lynch Europe, reaching the position of Managing Director. He is highly active in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and wealth management across Europe, the Middle East, and South East Asia.

Advisory Board member at SIPI

Ray Black

Ray Black is an internationally well-known IP lawyer who has represented many leading IP owners in their fight against IP theft. In a career spanning 42 years, Ray established and led the IP practice of Baker & McKenzie Asia (1981-1991) and SJ Berwin UK (1991-2015). In 2015, he joined the IP practice of Mishcon in London until he retired in April 2019. He joined SIPI as a Strategic Advisor in September 2019.

Strategic Advisor at SIPI

Arpan Banerjee

Arpan Banerjee holds an undergraduate law degree from the National University of Juridicial Sciences in Calcutta, India, and an LLM in Intellectual Property Law from King’s College London. Arpan began his career as an IP lawyer in India, advising leading global corporations (particularly in the luxury goods and telecommunications sectors) in both contentious and non-contentious matters. Arpan then moved on to academia, with stints at top-ranked universities in India, the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia and Israel.  Arpan has published widely, lectured around the world, and received several prestigious international  grants and fellowships.  Arpan is also a consultant with the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE), the world’s leading anti-piracy organisation set up by the Motion Picture Association (MPA). 

Senior IP Advisor at SIPI

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