Inspiring the Impossible

Converging every potential possibility into a flow of kinetic reality.

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C. S. Subramanian

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Adil Unvalla

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Shiva Subramanian

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Darren Horvath

Our philosophy is that agile systems are essential to balance individual man, mankind, and nature as a whole.

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Nadine Kamleh

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Stephanie Ernst

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Sundaram Ramasamy

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Zameer Mohammed

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Kiran Kumar

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Nandita Abreo Subramanian

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Arundati Subramanian

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Priya Mahalingashetty

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Kainaz Unvalla

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Rijvi Selva Raj

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Alia Abreo

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Rajpal U Navalkar

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Varun Shetty

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Rahul Kuttappa

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Namrata Navalkar

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Hari Babu

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Ramakrishna Chilukuri

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Raja Ravindra Malempati

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Rohan George Mathew

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Pramod Ravindra

We are creating Ecologically Efficient Economies through a consilience.

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Dr. Sheshadri

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Dr. Arjun Srivatsa

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Dr. Karthik Gopal

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Dr. Senthil

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Dr. Soma

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Mark Garrett

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Dr. Debojyoti Dhar

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Kumar Sankaran

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Prabhath Manjappa

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Hari Santhosh

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Sanmugam

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Kalavathi

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Basavaraj

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A. Amrut Roshan

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Selva

C. S. Subramanian

Chairman & Managing Director - Sree Meenakshisundaram Textiles Limited (S.M.S.T)
Director - Acira Travels Pvt. Ltd
Partner - Sona Towers Commercial & Office Complex
Joint Developer - Keerthi Royal Palms, Housing & Commercial Complex

The Subramanian family has been in the textiles industry for over 80 years. C.S Subramanian continues his heritage as Chairman & Managing Director of S.M.S.T. He is also actively involved in the Indian Golf scenario, promoting and encouraging the sport throughout the Indian sub-continent.

He has held various prestigious positions such as,

  • Captain, Bangalore Golf Club, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11
  • Honorary Secretary, Bangalore Golf Club, 2006/07.
  • Managing Council Member, Indian Golf Union, (Governing Body of Golf in India).
  • Honorary Secretary, South Zone Regional Council, for South  Zone Golf Clubs.
  • Managing Committee Member, Karnataka State Golf Union.

Adil Unvalla

Director - Sree Meenakshisundaram Textiles Limited

Adil is a Mechanical Engineer from the University of Mysore. He has over 50 years of experience with some of the leading Consulting Engineering and Turn-key Contracting Firms, in fields ranging from Power Projects to Chemical Plants to Design and Set-up of Mechanical and HVAC Services for 5-Star Hotels.

Adil also has a background in Textile Manufacture and Processing, as well as Garment Export Industry. He also has vast experience in rehabilitation of Sick Industrial Units.

Darren Horvath

Director - Connect Infra Research Pvt. Ltd

Ambassador Horvath is a former member of the SABAN South Australian Business Ambassador Network for the South Australian Government. Through his work as an Ambassador and international businessman he has built up exceptionally high level business contacts with Global 1000 companies worldwide, and personal relationships at the highest levels of Government, including but not limited to the United States of America, Africa, South America, the European Union, the Middle East, China, Japan, India, Australia and a large percentage of the Asia-Pacific region.

Mr. Horvath is involved in sourcing, facilitating and connecting governments and companies for the purpose of bilateral trade. He specializes in introducing new technologies and skill-sets to developing markets, serving as a gateway to cast light and unite minds in order to promote the cause of greater good for all humanity. Ambassador Horvath is especially passionate about the introduction and innovation of sustainable technologies and energies for emerging markets.

Ambassador Darren Horvath is an APEC member, Director of BBR Universal Consulting and Progressive Global Resources, International Business Developer, Master Instructor Bujinkan Worldwide and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Australian Asian Arts and Cultural Center.

Strategic profile

Dinesh Chinappa

Director – Connect Ventures
Director – Connect Infra Research Pvt. Ltd
Director – Firefly Life Sciences Pvt Ltd

Dinesh has specialized in Product Design and Material Sciences from the University of Berkeley, California. His knowledge and experience in diverse fields however far out shadows his qualification. Having worked with some of the biggest corporates and various government agencies, Dinesh brings considerable leverage to our innovation and technology incubation processes.

Nadine Kamleh

Director of Global Acquisitions - Progressive Global Resources (PGR)
Development Manager - BBR Universial Consulting

Nadine sources, purchases and facilitates global resources and commodities at PGR. She is the connection for companies and governments around the world.

She is also the Global Business Development Manager at BBRUC Consulting.

Stephanie Ernst

Director Global Business Development - BBRUC Global Consulting

As the Director of Global Business Development at BBRUC Global Consulting, Stephanie is a specialist consultant to National and Trans-national corporations, governments and high net worth individuals around the world.

Shiva Subramanian

CEO - Connect Ventures
Founder & Director - Potential Health Development Pvt. Ltd
Founder & Director - Invictus Performance Lab Pvt. Ltd
Founding Partner – Gene Express Genkit Distribution LLP
Director - Firefly Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
Director - Connect Infra Research Pvt. Ltd
Director - Sree Meenakshisundaram Textiles Ltd
Partner - S & S Business Services (Real Estate and Development)
Coffee Planter - Yemmengundi Estate, Coorg, South India

A graduate from United World College of SEA and Nottingham University (U.K.) in International Management & Finance, Shiva Subramanian is at the forefront of India's entrepreneurship market. His primary business interests were in textiles, the production & export of Coffee and F&B ventures in various locations across Bangalore. Today as strategos of connect-ventures, he handles multiple roles as communicator, decision maker and leader to drive our vision of transcending. A constant source of inspiration to his team, he is also a prolific sportsperson and a thespian with over 27 years of training in different forms of Martial Arts.

Sundaram Ramasamy

Partner - Kai Design Sense
CEO - Amrutha Coffee Works

An entreprenuer, Sundar's ventures range from Financial solutions to F&B enterprises. Sundar is CEO of Amrutha Coffee Works and has been an estate owner for over 10 years. In addition to this, he is a partner at Kai Design Sense and Track & Trail Café.

Arundati Subramanian

Director - Acira Travels
Director - Firefly Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
Head of Operations - Connect Infra Research Pvt. Ltd

Arundati has been successfully running Acira Travels for over 10 years. She is on the Board of Directors of Firefly Life Sciences and heads the Business Development department at Connect Infra Research Pvt. Ltd.

Zameer Mohammed

Studio Head - ZSP, Interior Design + Architecture
CEO - Connect Infra Research Pvt. Ltd
Director - Firefly Life Sciences Pvt Ltd

A Studio Head and Interior designer by profession, Zameer uses his business instincts and effortless style of working to co-ordinate Connect Ventures’ diverse businesses. He is also a member of the advisory panel for Swissnex India.

Kiran Kumar

Proprietor - IT Connects
Director - Firefly Life Sciences Pvt Ltd

Kiran has around 10 years of Experience in the field of IT in diverse roles covering development, design, architecture, support, project management and client management. He has been a solutions architect for enterprise level software in various domains including Call-Centre Automation, Electronic Auction Systems, Financial Portfolio Management & Industrial Risk Assessment. He heads all IT related activities of Connect Ventures in addition to heading IT-Connects. He is also heading the Nanotechnology and Nutraceuticals verticals under Firefly Life Sciences.

Nandita Abreo Subramanian

Proprietor - Company of India
Director - Firefly Life Sciences Pvt Ltd

Nandita has a background in software development and database management. Using her expertise she set-up her own online business, Company of India in 2009. Company of India is an online store, which carries a wide range of Indian handicrafts, and handmade products that are sourced from around the country and exported all over the world. She is currently one of the Directors of Firefly Life Sciences, heading the Nutraceutical and Nanotechnology division.

Kainaz Unvalla

Design & Branding – Connect Ventures
Founder – Kai Design Sense

Kainaz handles Design and Branding of Connect Ventures. After having spent 3 years in Mumbai at Contract Advertising, Kainaz founded 'Kai Design Sense', a graphic design and communication studio based in Bangalore. From old media like brochures and visiting cards to new media, Kai Design Sense aims to provide solutions in print and interactive media.

Rijvi Selva Raj

Head of Business Development – Connect Ventures

Rijvi is a Business Graduate with a specialisation in Finance. She has worked across industries such as water treatment technology, tax consultancy, investment banking, IT and early childcare education in finance, corporate relations, content creation, research and communication roles. Her past experiences include stints with companies like Ernst & Young, Goldman Sachs and Founding Years Learning Solutions. Her area of interest lie in wellness, healthcare and sustainability. She is also an avid blogger, a fitness enthusiast and a keen martial artist.

Alia Abreo

Head of Operations & Business Development – Potential Health Development Pvt. Ltd
Head of Marketing – Cenegenics, India
Head of Brand Marketing & Communications - Invictus Performance Lab Pvt. Ltd

Alia has a Bachelor's degree in Economics from St. Xavier's College and has worked across renewable energy, sustainability and IT services in marketing and communication roles. Her areas of expertise lie in public relations, digital marketing and event management. As a keen golfer, trekker and martial artist, she strives to increase awareness and promote sport, fitness and wellness to all Indians.

Varun Shetty

Consulting Head, Fitness – Cenegenics, India
Head of Performance – Potential Health Development Pvt. Ltd
Founding Member – Invictus Performance Lab Pvt. Ltd

Varun is a Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He is a trainer and coach specializing in movement mechanics, mobility and pre-emptive maintenance. He has a keen interest in optimum movement patterns and has helped athletes under his guidance to adopt effective and efficient movement methodology, with clear-cut results that include an increase in overall performance and a reduction in injuries due to faulty movement mechanics. Varun has received Crossfit Level 1 from the Crossfit Inc. and is also Basic Life Support Certified from the TACT ACADEMY for Clinical Training. In addition, he has also been trained and certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).

Hari Babu

Head of Fitness – Potential Health Development Pvt. Ltd
Head of Fitness – Cenegenics, India

Hari is a fitness consultant, trainer and coach who has also specialized in training different types of Martial Arts with over 20 years of experience. He has been certified by the American Council on Exercise on Strength & Conditioning. An experienced national & state-level athlete, he has won gold medals at the National Championship for Pankration Athlima in 2004 and at the All India Karate Championship in 2003. In the past, he has trained professional dancers, cricketers and national athletes at various levels.

Ramakrishna Chilukuri

Founding Partner – Gene Express Genkit Distribution LLP
Founder – Lyfgene Dnaplus Healthcare Private Limited

Ramakrishna is the Founding Partner at Gene Express Genkit Distributions LLP and is the founder of Lyfgene Dnaplus Healthcare Private Limited. He has worked as a business consultant for Aronda AB, Sweden and has around 5 years of experience in the field of product management and administration in diverse roles covering new business development, Strategic business planning and system analysis. His experience is backed up with education at University of Skövde, Sweden in the field of Informatics and Business management from Stockholm, Sweden.

Raja Ravindra Malempati

Head of Operations (CTO) – Gene Express Genkit Distributions LLP
Director – Lyfgene Dnaplus Healthcare Private Limited

Raja is the Operations Head (CTO) at Gene Express Genkit Distributions LLP and Director at Lyfgene Dnaplus Healthcare Private Limited. He heads technical operations at Gene Express along with elite panel of physicians backed up with 5 years of experience in the laboratory (Pharmacology and molecular microbiology clinical based techniques and applications) procedures. He has done his Masters in Biomedicine (tumor biology and pharmacology) at Skövde University, Sweden with strong background of pharmacy.

Pramod Ravindra

Director Strategy - Plexus Healthcare Pvt Ltd
Director Strategy - Pro Physio Healthcare LLP
Consultant Strategy - Stasis Labs Pvt Ltd
Partner - Sree Siddaganga Healthcare LLP

Pramod Ravindra has been at the forefront of Healthcare in India. He has been instrumental in setting up hospitals in Bangalore such as People Tree Hospitals. He also runs a chain of physiotherapy clinics, Pro Physio. Plexus Healthcare his flagship enterprise explores innovation in healthcare thru clinical research & design.

Namrata Navalkar

Counselor, Life Coach, and Psychotherapist
MBA in Marketing and Finance
MS in Counseling and Psychotherapy

Rajpal U Navalkar

Managing Director: Thermoshield India Asia Group Ltd. HK.
Bsc (Hons) | LLB (Hons) | DBM BBY University

Rohan George Mathew

Invictus Performance Labs: Sports and Exercise Physiologist
MSc: Applied Sports & Exercise Physiology
City Leader, Sofar Sounds Bangalore
Martial Artist

Priya Mahalingashetty

Head of Technology & Information – Firefly Life Sciences Pvt Ltd

With a background in Fine Arts from Cleveland Institute of Art, Priya brings her aesthetic sense to the Design and Development of Firefly's extensive product portfolio. Right from ideation, typography, print design and layout her creative thinking is a cut above the rest. She also has a passionate drive in seeing things through in a meticulous manner.

Rahul Kuttappa

Marketing & Business Development – Firefly Life Sciences Pvt Ltd

Rahul hails from the coffee growing area of Coorg and adds his valuable experience of running an Estate to Connect's Agriculture vertical. His keen interest in farming has lead him to spearhead "The Forestery" where he has set-up a 200 kilo Mushroom unit. Borrowing from his Engineering background he has also been instrumental in setting up the required infrastructure.

Sanath Suvarna

Operations & Logistics – Firefly Life Sciences Pvt Ltd

Having vast amounts of experiences in running diverse businesses and a considerable expertise in procurement processes, Sanath is the go to man for anything and everything. At Connect, Sanath is primarily in charge of material procurement, transportation management and local skill sourcing.

Jeremy

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Mark Garrett

Permaculture Design Consultant

In 2009, Mark consolidated his theoretical knowledge and his 20-plus years' experience of applying Permaculture techniques in Tropical and Sub-Tropical climates by establishing the Mark Garrett Permaculture Design Consultancy.He now consults on Permaculture Design and Sustainability Solutions for a wide range of projects for both private and corporate clients worldwide

Sindhu Cherian

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Dr Seshadri

Managing Director – SynkroMax Biotech Pvt. Ltd

With over 35 years of work experience, Dr. C.V Seshadri has a wealth of knowledge in the field of Biotechnology. He set up SynkroMax Biotech Pvt. Ltd (SMBPL) in 2009. SynkroMax has a state-of-the-art facility R&D center in Chennai, Tamil Nadu with the aim to develop innovative products and solutions with the ultimate aim of a greener and cleaner environment.

Dr. Soma

Director - SynkroMax Biotech Pvt. Ltd, Bioengineering Division

Dr. Soma's is Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon, having done her MBBS, MS (General Surgery); MCh (Cardiothoracic Surgery) and Potential Health Development Pvt. Ltd (Biomaterials) from IIT Madras. She has spent 14 years conducting research in Biomedical Sciences and Engineering. In Chennai, she has served as the JMD at Frontier Life Line for 5 years as well as Professor at IIT Madras in the Engineering Design Department. She is currently the Director for the Bioengineering Division at SMBPL.

Dr. Karthik Gopal

Head of Diagnostics – Cenegenics, India
Head of Diagnostics – Invictus Performance Lab Pvt. Ltd

Dr. Karthik is a Chief Radiologist with over two decades of Radiology experience in London. He not only has a CCST (UK) in Radiology but is also a fellow of the Royal College of Radiology and Member of the Royal College of Physicians, UK. His wide gamut of expertise includes musculoskeletal ultrasound diagnostic imaging and therapeutic procedures, CT/MRI arthrography and joint, muscle, tendon and cartilage imaging. He also specializes in contrast enhanced ultrasound and CT guided procedures. His knowledge and experience has led him to author articles, which have appeared in peer reviewed international journals, and he has been an international speaker at the Radiological Society of North America, UK Radiological Congress and European Society of Gastric and abdominal Radiology (ESGAR) and European Congress of Radiology (ECR).

Dr. Arjun Srivatsa

Consulting Doctor – Potential Health Development Pvt. Ltd
Centre Head – Cenegenics, India

Dr. Arjun Srivatsa has been certified in Age Management Medicine from the Cenegenics Medical Institute, Las Vegas, USA. He is a renowned Neurosurgeon and Spine Surgeon, based in Bangalore. He brings with him a rich experience of over 20 years in the field. He is known for his expertise in using the latest neuro‐surgery technology and his methods have improved results in spine surgery. Dr. Srivatsa's interests have earned him numerous fellowships in the United States, Korea and Japan. Over the years, he has performed many surgeries for various conditions of spine, brain tumors, trauma and pediatric problems. Dr. Srivatsa has been highly acclaimed for his academic and research work. He has published several articles on neurology and made presentations on the science at various prestigious medical events in India as well as internationally.

Dr. Senthil

Head of Nutraceuticals Division – Cenegenics, India

Dr. Senthil has more than fifteen years of professional experience in basic medical sciences and drug discovery research. He started his career with a doctorate in Biochemistry from University of Madras, Chennai. After his doctoral research, he spent around seven years in Texas, USA carrying out medical science research. He was awarded NKF Research Fellowship from National Kidney Foundation of South and Central Texas & American Society of Nephrology. He worked as Research faculty in Baylor College of Medicine and University of Texas Health Science Centre Houston. His research work was recognized by American Federation for Medical Research (AFMR), Southern Region, USA.

Hari Santhosh

Head of Administration – Connect Ventures

As Administrative Head, Hari Santhosh coordinates, supports and implements all administrative systems within the organization and assigns responsibilities to staff to ensure smooth and seamless operations of daily business functions.

Shanmugham

Manager, Accounts – Connect Ventures

Mr. Shanmugham heads the Accounts Department. With expertise in statutory law and internal audit he liaisons on behalf of all the Connect Venture group of companies with government agencies.

Kalavathi

Assistant Manager, Accounts – Connect Ventures

Kalavathi is part of the Accounts Department at Connect Ventures. Her responsibilities include inventory control and billing and invoice management.

Basavaraj

Chief Editor – Koi Martial Art

With 5 years of experience in various aspects of digital video editing, Basavaraj manages all activities from filming to final release of all Koi Martial Art DVD's. He is an avid user of Final Cut Pro.

A. Amrut Roshan

Manager, Field Operations - Firefly Life Sciences Pvt Ltd

Roshan is on board the permaculture project at Connect Ventures and is currently managing the Hunsur farm. He has pursued a Bachelor's degree in computer science. His past experiences include managing and supervision workers in retail malls in Bangalore and Mangalore, building fabrication and account maintenance in the fishery sector.

Selva

Administrative Staff – Connect Ventures

Selva provides administrative support for all office activities for the Connect Group.

Dr. Debojyoti Dhar

Business Development & Corporate Communications - Leucine Rich Bio

Dr. Debojyoti Dhar, PhD (Indian Institute of Science, IISc) has over 10 years' experience in academic and industry 'research and development' (R&D) activities along with strong multi-domain knowledge in pharma and biotechnology industries. He has worked extensively on translational control of gene regulation during his PhD (Indian Institute of Science, IISc) and post-doctoral research (UMass Medical School, USA). Dr. Dhar has also worked on diabetes and metabolic syndrome at Connexios Life sciences, a drug discovery company based in India. He has held leadership positions in various companies with roles in R&D, Business Development, Corporate Communications and Consultancy and has thorough knowledge in new cutting edge technologies in the bio-science space. Dr. Dhar takes care of the business development, corporate communications activities apart from spearheading innovation and general management of the organisation.

Kumar Sankaran

Founder - Leucine Rich Bio

Kumar Sankaran founded Leucine Rich Bio in 2014. Kumar Sankaran has over 10 years' experience in Systems Biology and has worked extensively in analysing genomics data. Kumar is a Post Graduate from Bangalore University, having done his Masters in Biotechnology. Kumar's training in Bioinformatics enables him to develop dynamic solutions to the ever-changing genomics industry. Kumar transitions between different roles from pitching the company to potential investors, building the company strategy, synthesising business issues and opportunities into architectural concepts and actionable solutions. His passion for science and technology drives the company forward.

Prabhath Manjappa

Founder - Leucine Rich Bio

Prabhath Kamati Manjappa is a serial entrepreneur and founded Leucine Rich Bio in 2014. Prabhath has over 10 years' experience in Systems Biology and has been part of Connexios Life Sciences, a drug discovery company. He has done his Masters in Biotechnology and certified in Clinical Research. Prabhath builds and oversees the systems and processes in the company. Prabhath executes the vision and the mission of the company. His eye for detail and his passion for healthcare enables the company to stay focused.