Dr. Bhupendra Kumar Modi was appointed on the board on 1 September 2015 as Non-Executive Director and Chairman.
A 'futureprenuer' with nearly four decades of business excellence, he has always shunned conformity in order to embrace the future. Veering away from traditional family business norms, he revolutionized the office automation and communications domain in India.
Spearheading successful alliances and JV partnerships with multinational corporations & category leaders like Xerox, Alcatel, Telstra, Olivetti, Singapore Technologies Telemedia, Telekom Malaysia, amongst others.
Accredited with ‘Many Firsts’ to his name, his efforts led to the introduction of the first photocopier, PC, facsimile in India. In the mobile telephony space, he is credited with bringing the mobile ecosystem in India with the first mobile call in India being placed on the Spice network. Single-handedly, he has expanded the reach of the Smart Group across India, Singapore, China, the ASEAN region, parts of Africa, UK and the USA.
A keen philanthropist, Dr Modi has led interfaith activity for decades. He is the Founder of the Global Citizen Forum (GCF), a Singapore based non-profit organisation whose objective is to create ‘One World’- beyond gender, religion, nationality and boundaries that often divide the human family. In the year 2000, he co-organised the Millennium World Peace Summit at the United Nations. He was also a Founder-Member of ‘Ekal Vidyalaya’ a unique one teacher school established to impart education to the remotest communities in across the globe.
His humanitarian work has been recognised and commended by several organisations. Recently, Dr Modi was felicitated as ‘Ambassador for peace ‘ by Universal Peace Federation. He is also the chairman of Asia’s Crime Prevention Foundation (India Chapter).
Dr Modi is a chemical engineer and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of South California. He has also been conferred PhD in financial management and a DLitt in industrial management.
Mr. Maneesh Tripathi was appointed as an Executive Director on 27th March 2015. He was first appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Si2i Ltd (formerly known as Media Ring Ltd) in March 2010. Later, after the acquisition of the Affinity and the Selular Group in Indonesia he was appointed as Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Affinity Group and Selular Group Indonesia in May 2011.
Mr. Tripathi has played a key role in the integration, transition and growth plans of Affinity Group and Selular Group – (part of SGX Listed Singapore Si2i Ltd), having business in Mobile Devices, VAS and Telecom operator calling card and VOIP business in Indonesia.
In January 2013 Mr. Tripathi was once again appointed by the Board as the Group CEO of Si2i Ltd to oversee the business of all subsidiaries, as the local management was put in place in Affinity Group in Indonesia and the integration plan was implemented.
Mr. Tripathi has more than 25 years of experience in various leadership positions in Multinational Companies. In 2010 Mr. Tripathi joined Spice i2i as Group CEO. He is also a board member of many subsidiaries of Spice i2i Ltd.
Prior to this Mr. Tripathi handled senior management assignments with IBM, Philips, Olivetti, Sun and TCPL conducting business and working out of various countries like Japan, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, India, Saudi Arabia and Middle East. He managed various Business Head positions in IBM Global Services during his stint (10 years) where he lastly held the position of COO to run IBM ISS in Asia Pac. He is also an honorary board member Global Indian International School Singapore.
Mr. Tripathi is an Engineer by qualification with a Degree in Electronics and Telecom from Jabalpur Engineering College (India) and has a PGCGM/ Management from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, India.
Mr. Tushar P Doshi was born in Singapore, and completed his PSLE and GCE O Levels in Singapore and did his GCE A Levels in London. Thereafter Mr. Doshi returned back to Singapore to do his National Service before going to the USA for his Bachelors of Arts in Economics and his post graduate studies in International Business.
Mr. Doshi's formal work experience began about 22 years ago in 1994 working with various organizations as Consultant and Sales and Marketing officer.
In 1996 he embarked on his entrepreneurial venture under the name of Tushiv International Pte Ltd. Under this company Mr. Doshi began his trading business in agricultural commodities and computer peripherals and chemicals, and introduced a new concept in advertising called virtual advertising.
In 2003, Mr. Doshi focused on developing a very unique and patented art formed called 3 Dimensional Holographic Sculptures which was handmade in Bali, Indonesia. He created a global market from these products with a distribution network spanning from New Zealand to the USA and across Europe and the Middle East and Africa as well as India. In 2016, Mr. Doshi sold this part of the business to his local Indonesian director and closed the retail showroom in Singapore.
Mr. Doshi was also a founding Shareholder and Director of SearchWorks Pte Ltd in Singapore and Mumbai. After a year, Mr. Doshi sold his shares to his partner and exited the company. Currently Mr. Doshi is also an Advisory Board Member of Tiara Furniture Systems, which has a 40 year old history in furniture hardware and modular kitchen and storage manufacturing based in India.
Mr. Tushar P Doshi has been very active with various non profit and social organisations and served in the following position:
2012 to 2014 - Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Co Chair of the Membership and Member of The Board of Directors.
1995 to 2018 - Singapore Gujarati Society - served in various capacities in the Management Committee and is currently serving his 3rd term as the President.
2014 to 2017 - Inter Racial and Religious Confidence Circle with the Mountbatten Community Center - Committee Member.
Since around 2007 a lifetime Patron of Jain International Trade Organization in India
2015 to 2016 - Rules and Membership Sub Committee, Singapore Cricket Club - Committee Member.
Mr. Doshi has also made several investments through various cross border Silicon Valley and Indian technology companies as well as investments in a Singapore start up fund.
In addition to English, Mr. Doshi also speaks fluent Gujarati and Hindi as well as Bahasa Indonesia and Malay. He is also a recipient of the very prestigious Jewel of Gujarat Award presented in India in 2014 which was incorporated as a major part of a coffee table book with a personalised message from Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi as well as United States President Barack Obama and several other distinguished people.
Mr. Doraraj S/O Sinnappan a Singaporean aged 67. He is a practicing Lawyer 2001 who was called as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 2001. He hold a MBA in Entrepreneurship from Giberran University, Australian Institute of Education.
Mr. Doraraj has worked as Director of Sales/ marketing in a Company Co-founded by his present partners and himself from 1982 till 2012. He retired in 2012 to pursue his other passion in the legal sector. During his 30 years he held various roles like, International Business Franchising, Developing and Marketing of products of Major overseas Manufacturers’, including Startup of New Businesses in Malaysia, Corporate Administration and Human Resource Development. He was responsible for introducing and implementing the ISO 2000 Quality control system in Yen Lee Fireweld Pte Ltd, which is still running successfully.
Besides running his business, he has always been in community and social work. Since 1967 till now has always been involved in organizing sports, religious activities, and Educational seminars at National levels through the various Non-Government organizations. These activities are normally targeted at the Middle and Lower income people with the aim of elevating their quality of life.
Currently he is a Non-Executive Director of the following companies which he co–founded with his current partners;
1. Yen Lee Fireweld Pte Ltd
2. Yen Lee Investment Pte Ltd
3. Nirul Sdn Bhd
Mr. Jai S. Pathak is the Partner-in-Charge of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher's Singapore office and the Pacific Asia region. Mr. Pathak is a member of the firm's Corporate Department and its Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group and has served as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.
Mr. Pathak has extensive experience in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, dispositions, privatisations, joint ventures, licensing, infrastructure development, as well as private equity and structured finance transactions. He has significant experience in the telecommunications, IT, banking, hospitality, oil/gas, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. His clients have included governments, financial institutions, investment banks, multinational companies and U.S., European, and Asian companies. His practice has included projects in the United States, Europe, India, Southeast Asia, Latin America, Canada, Australia, China and South Africa.
Mr. Pathak previously practiced with Jones Day since 1985, where he was a partner heading the transactional practice in Los Angeles and coordinating the M&A section for the California region. He previously served as head of that firm's India practice and partner in charge of the Singapore office. He also spent more than a decade practicing in that firm's London, New York and Cleveland offices.
Mr. Pathak has been accredited with many accolades like the
* Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific 2011 ranks Mr. Pathak as a leading lawyer for Corporate/M&A in both Singapore and India (top tier).
* Chamers & Partners Global 2017 also ranks Mr. Pathak as Foreign Expert for India in the category Singapore: Corporate/ M&A.
* Best Lawyers 2018 recommends Mr. Pathak as a leading Singapore lawyer for both Finance and M&A. etc,
Mr. Pathak graduated from law school (B.A. (Hons. in Jurisprudence)) from Oxford University in 1984 (M.A., 1989) and received his LL.M from the University of Virginia in 1985. He previously earned his B.A. (Hons.) and M.A. degrees from the University of Delhi and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.