S. Adeni, Managing Partner focuses on Technology, Services, SMAC, E-commerce, Cleantech, Financial services, Healthcare, Manufacturing and Supply chain sectors and works with our portfolio companies in India, Philippines and USA.
He has over 25 years of diverse experience doing business in Americas, Asia, Europe and ANZ having helped in growing and transforming start-ups as well as large (>$100MM) businesses to successful divesture, sale, or M&A. He is on the board or an advisor at portfolio companies such as Bizkloud, Eknovate Solutions, Cakemall, and Healthjinni. Previously, he was the Managing Director and CEO of SITEL in India and Pan Asia. His Sitel innings started as CEO Sitel India, a JV between Sitel Corp and Tata group (Tata group is a $100 Billion global conglomerate). Subsequently, he was MD for Sitel India and Sitel Singapore, Sitel Hong Kong, and Sitel Asia Pac investments with responsibility for growing Sitel’s Pan Asia strategy and managing operations in China, India, Singapore, Vietnam and Thailand. Additionally, he assumed the role of MD and CEO for Clientlogic ITC infotech limited, a Joint Venture with ITC Corporation (ITC is a ~$50 Billion conglomerate) and Clientlogic corporation, USA. By the end of his tenure, his operations had grown 8 times with over 7000 employees. His career includes long management tenures as a Director at fortune 500 global companies like Dell Computer Corporation, Texas, USA, (where he was led the outsourcing and operations of ~17,000 FTEs across India, Philippines and Latin America) and York International Corporation (now Johnson Controls, Inc.), Pennsylvania, USA, as well as other entrepreneurial stints as the founder Chairman & CEO of a B2C2B services start-up Cuibono in early 2000.
Currently, he is the President at TIE- The Indus Entrepreneurs, Hyd, on the board YPO – Young Presidents Organization as Development Chair, and on board of FICCI – APT council as chairman of ICT and SME committees.
Safir obtained his Master’s degree from Southern Illinois University, USA, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude, with Honors. He graduated with a B. Tech from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India in the Top 5% of his University Class and was a valedictorian in his “A” levels. He has completed the GAMP program from Kellogg School of management, Northwestern University, Chicago and Indian School of Business. He is also a Certified Professional Engineer, State of Maryland, USA, and Chartered Engineer, Institution of Engineers, India.
His recent speaking engagements include CNBC, CNN, Doordarshan, TIE, FICCI, CII, YPO and Nasscom events, Times of India and Economic Times Knowledge forums, China ICT/BPO/Financial Services forums, Dataquest/Cybermedia Conclaves, International Contact Center and Global IT/Telecom/BPO/KPO Outsourcing/Off-shoring Conferences, in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Thailand, China, UK, USA, etc. He was a co-panelist with Phil Kotler on Marketing 3.0. and a Chief Guest or Keynote Speaker at several conferences or institutional events of IIT, IIIT, IPE, etc. He has been profiled on CNBC’s “Young Turks” show and on the cover of outsourcing2india magazine.