K. Dasaratharaman

Dash has over 30 years of experience in the fields of Business Leadership, Marketing, Sales, Distribution and Logistics in the Retail, FMCG and Foods sectors in India. He has led 6 startups across sectors. He last served as President-Specialty retail in RPG’s Retail Sector.

He is currently a Management consultant, Corporate trainer, Educator and Executive Coach.

Dash supports CFI’s business development needs in the eastern region. Dash is an alumnus of IIT Madras and IIM Ahmedabad.


Rajeev Shroff

Rajeev is a technology leader with a long and successful career at global giants like Oracle India and Avaya, having held leadership positions in these organisations.

Rajeev has led large global sourcing & transformation projects, working closelywith Private Equity firms, VC firms, and global Consulting companies, leveraging direct in-depth execution experience over and over again.

In the last few years Rajeev has been working as a fractional CEO, Board member, offshore consultant and Executive Coach. In these roles he has worked with companies seeking to invest in developing and retaining valuable executives and offering support for leaders in times of strategic growth and change, with diverse industries across Telecom, ITES & IT sector, Govt., Wireless, Venture Capital, Organic food, Digital Media, Micro Finance, and e-commerce.

Rajeev supports CFI’s business development needs across the IT industry.

Rajeev completed his graduation from St Stephens College and then went on to do
his Engineering from the Jawaharlal Nehru Engineering College.



Deepak is a seasoned business leader who has worked across diverse industrial segments like Iron & Steel, Cement, Chemicals, Engineered materials, Non Ferrous metals. He has worked in both Indian and global organisations.

His contributions have included creating new markets, leading Sales & Marketing,fueling growth, supporting joint ventures as the head of Strategy, building and leading high performance teams in turnaround situations, putting systems and processes in place as well as managing P&L.

In his last corporate role he was the MD & CEO of Dalmia Refractories Ltd and continues to be a Director on the Board of the company.

Deepak is a senior CFI Coach and also works in an independent advisory capacity as Mentor for family owned businesses.

Deepak supports CFI’s business development needs in the western region. Deepak completed his Engineering for the College of Engineering, Pune and his Masters in Management Studies for the Jamanlal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies.



Chand has over thirty five years of professional experience in building and running scaled B2B and B2C businesses in India.

In his last corporate role he was the CEO of the Education & Stationery Products at ITC. In fact, Chand co-founded ITC’s Education & Stationery Products Business and successfully executed nationwide expansion to become India’s largest and fastest growing player in the sector. 

Chand is passionate about angel investing and mentoring executives, business professionals and entrepreneurs with the aim of helping them succeed. Presently Chand works as an executive coach and an angel investor and is also actively involved in networking initiatives with alumni from the IITs & IIMs.

Chand supports CFI’s business development needs in the northern region.Chand is an alumnus of IIT Kanpur and IIM, Bangalore.



Senthil is an accomplished HR Leader having worked for over three decades in various sectors including FMCG, Engineering, Hospitality, Oil and Gas, Metals and Minerals.

His contributions have been significant in the areas of culture building, Design of Talent Management systems, Leadership Development & Assessment Centres,creating a high performance work culture, Strategic HR aligned to the Business goals,setting up HR systems in startups and Employee engagement practices.

Senthil currently works with Business Leaders in the Corporate and SME sectors as a trusted Advisor and Executive Coach.

Senthil supports CFI’s business development needs in the southern region.
Senthil is an alumnus of NIT Trichy and XLRI, Jamshedpur.