Our management team works closely together with the partner organisations and independent professionals who share the same passion and contribute to ennovent's business success.
The team was founded by bringing together seasoned professionals with extensive knowledge, skills and experience in finance, development and environment in numerous developing countries in Asia and Africa
The core management team consists of:
Founder and Managing Director (Austria)
Peter spent more than 10 years working as a full-time staff member and consultant for international development and environmental organizations such as CARE, IUCN, WWF and UNDP. He developed and implemented projects for natural resource management, economic development and environmental governance in Africa and Asia. Peter has educational background in industrial engineering, received a MBA in Environmental Management from the Vienna University, Austria and a MSc in Protected Landscape Management from the University of Greenwich, UK. Peter lives in Austria and Nepal.
Investment Director (Austria)
Johannes has over 15 years of experience in the Investment Banking/Corporate Finance and Private Equity business. He was working with CA Investment Bank and the Erste Bank and was founder and managing partner of a successful private equity firm for more than 7 years. In his latest position, he was Head of International Finance at Esterházy Foundation. In his career he was in charge of more than 30 IPO´s and M&A Transactions. Johannes has specialized skills in due diligence audits, market and business analysis, strategic realignment of portfolio companies and operational value added management. He has been lecturing at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Institute for Corporate Finance. Johannes holds a degree in Business Administration from the Johannes Kepler University Linz in Austria and is a certified European Financial Analyst (CEFA).
Director - Operations (Canada)
Allison has significant operational experience in the global microfinance, social venture finance and entrepreneurship sectors. She spent time managing the frontline operations of two socially-focused small businesses and participated in the establishment of CARE Canada's 'CARE Enterprise Partners' social venture fund, focused on enabling East African entrepreneurs. Following this, Allison worked with Engineers Without Borders where she helped renew the organization's approach to communication and marketing across Canada, West and Southern Africa. Allison spent 2011 in Calcutta, India as a Lok Capital Fellow working to build the social performance management systems for a medium-sized microfinance institution. Allison holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Saint Mary's University and is a writer at SocialFinance.ca, NextBillion.net and Social Earth.
Director - Ennovent Circle (India)
Digbijoy has over eight years of experience spanning diverse high-growth entrepreneurial startups. He started his career in education marketing & went on to join the advertising/events industry. In 2005, he joined The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) Delhi to further its mission in promoting & nurturing entrepreneurship. He subsequently joined techTribe (funded by Canaan Partners), where he served as director strategic relations. Post techTribe, he co-founded an online education start-up which is currently serving over 100K students. Digbijoy regularly contributes to entrepreneurial blogs and publications & plays the role of a supporting evangelist to the TiE Delhi-NCR chapter & other select start-ups. Digbijoy is a B.A. Hons Economics, P.G. Diploma in sales and Management and an MBA from MDI Gurgaon (Executive).
Director - Ennovent Network (India)
Awanti has more than 7 years of extensive experience in Project Management and Strategy consulting in the field of NGO, Anti-corruption and the corporate sector. She strongly believes that technology can herald social change. She has a background in technology having worked for TCS and Motorola in India and the UK. Her latest role was in managing the anti corruption initiative ipaidabribe.com, one of the fastest growing repositories of crowdsourced corruption stories. Awanti holds a BTech from NIT, Allahabad and an MBA from Cranfield School of Management, UK.
Director - Finance Services (India)
Saurabh has over 7 years of experience in venture capital / private equity, corporate strategy, banking and financial services. Saurabh has earlier worked with a venture capital fund wherein he played crucial role in fund’s several investments in sectors including education, manufacturing and technology. Saurabh has also worked with Ashland Inc. (a Fortune 500 © company) wherein he was part of a small team developing significant growth strategies for Ashland’s venture in India. Saurabh is a B.Tech from Institute of Technology – Banaras Hindu University and a MBA from Ohio State University. Saurabh has also passed CFA© Level II.
Technology Manager (India)
After spending more than 11 years in Infosys Technologies and receiving an award from NR Narayan Murthy for his projects, Ajay brings to ennovent the right blend of technology and people management. As Program Manager, Ajay worked extensively on projects for Fortune 500 companies in USA, Canada UK, Japan and Malaysia. He managed the design and implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning software for Oracle, Microsoft and i2 technologies. He received CMM 5 certifications for all his projects. After joining Aditya Birla Retail, Ajay worked as Senior Manager in ERP implementation, reporting directly to the Chief Technology Officer. Ajay is also certified in Oracle, Microsoft and i2 technologies. A Mining Engineer from the prestigious IIT Banaras Hindu University, Ajay is a merit scholarship holder for excellent academic performance.
Manager - Discover Services (India)
Archana brings with her 4 years of work experience in the environment and sustainable development sector in India. In her previous assignment, she worked on the International Climate Challenge (ICC) project for the Center for Development Education (CDE). Prior to this, she has worked with CleanStar Energy on Rockefeller Foundation′s SPEED project, which worked towards developing decentralized renewable energy solutions for the world′s energy poor. Archana started her career with New Ventures India, a business accelerator which connects cleantech companies with investors and markets. She has also volunteered with non-profits like CleanStar Trust as its India co-ordinator and Indian Youth Climate Network (IYCN) for its Climate Solutions Road Tour in 2009. Her expertise lies in corporate communication, marketing, brand building and business development. Archana has a Bachelor′s degree in management from the Queen Margaret University, UK.
Online Community Manager (India)
Jayashree has over 8 years of experience in developing and implementing digital marketing strategies. She has worked with Mid-day, Google and Publicitas where she provided strategic support in creating websites and executing online marketing campaigns. Her specialized skill sets include Search Engine Optimization, Paid Search Marketing, Website and Social media management. Jayashree holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the Mumbai University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Advertising and Marketing from the Xavier’s Institute of Communications, Mumbai.
Communications Manager (India)
Perzen brings with her over four years of experience in communications, marketing, event design and project management. She is passionate about communicating with people from different cultures, hosting and executing corporate events, and writing. A team player, Perzen has a proactive approach to projects and is committed to creating a niche presence for Ennovent by supporting the strategic development and execution of various marketing and communication campaigns. Perzen started her career at AUT University in Auckland, New Zealand after completing a Bachelor in Business Marketing and a Bachelor in International Hospitality Management from the same university. She also holds a Diploma in Event Management and has received several merit scholarships for her excellent academic performance.
Manager - Scale Services (India)
Manu Gupta is currently Manager Scale Services with Ennovent. Ennovent supports entrepreneurs and investors in providing sustainable innovations to low income group people. She has over 10 years of rich cross functional industry experience in public relations, customer services, business analysis, client servicing and relationship building across the globe. Manu has also worked with Gerson Lehrman Group, an expert network, as a Senior Analyst; United Nations Development Programme as a Communications Officer; Accenture and Harrods as a Customer Services Analyst; GE Capital as a Credit Controller; and ITC Computers as a Business Analyst spanning several countries including Romania, UK and South Africa. She has been an active volunteer in the social sector. Manu has graduated in B.Sc (honours) Mathematics from Delhi University and B.Com (hons) Business Information Systems from University of Natal, South Africa.
Shivam's core strength is his energy, enthusiasm, attention to detail and at the same time his wittiness at work which makes him and his teammates more productive at work. He brings an open mind, positive attitude, creativity and process driven approach to the table. Scaling Business, single handily incubating and nurturing various portfolio companies, Relationship Management with renowned Indian Entrepreneurs, Social Media and event marketing has been some of the key area of focus which he has undertaken during his stint with TiE- Delhi NCR Chapter. He has a total work experience of almost 2 year and during his first year in corporate world he rolled out his own venture – 8Quantum with a vision to improve and enhance the engineering education system and processes. During his Engineering he interned with BHEL and worked on a multi crore project of Main Distribution System.