Dr. Saurabh Srivastava

Position: 

Chairman of CA India

Dr. Saurabh Srivastava, Chairman of CA India, is one of India's most respected IT industry leaders and is recognized as one of the architects of the Indian software industry. He has held senior executive positions with leading international companies such asIBM and Unisys, before becoming an entrepreneur and then a VC .He founded one of India's most successful and trend setting software companies, IIS Infotech Ltd. Saurabh was Executive Chairman of Xansa India and served on the Xansa plc. board. He has currently retired from both positions. He has since helped found several start ups in the IT, Entertainment and many other fields. He is a cofounder and past Chairman of NASSCOM, past Chairman of the Indian government's Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council, has chaired the IT Committee of FICCI and is currently on its Executive Committee. He has also been on the National Committee of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII). He has served on several government committees / task forces / boards such as the Indo EU Round Table, PM's Working Group on Innovation, IT Ministry's Committee on software exports, Screening Committee of OTCEI, Planning Commission and SEBI Committees on Venture Capital, UP and Bihar Task Forces, Media Lab Asia and PICUP, National Advisory Committee on Science and Technology, Railway Expert Committee,etc.

He is very active in promoting entrepreneurship in India, chairsthe Indian Venture Capital and Asia Pac Venture Capital Associations, is Chairman Emeritus of TIE Delhi (and served on TIE's global board), isCo Founder and Director of the Indian Angel Network and Chaired Infinity Ventures, India's first and most successful early stage Venture Fund. He is on the Advisory Board of Imperial College Business School, London, an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship ofIIT Mumbai, on the Entrepreneurship / Incubation board of IIT Delhi and IIT Kanpur, and on the Advisory board of Uttarakhand University. He has a Masters from Harvard University and a B Tech from IIT Kanpur. Awards include "Distinguished Alumnus" from IITK, Honorary Doctorate in Technology from the Universityof Wolverhampton, UK and Lifetime Achievement award from the IT Industry in India.

 

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