Our Advisory Board
FlyNava has constituted an Advisory Board to bring together experienced professionals in our team. The Advisory Board plays a crucial role in ensuring the success of FlyNava's product development plans, bringing credibility and increased brand value to the solutions.
Each member of the Advisory Board has the ' brand ' and thus credibility. Each member is also a veteran in their chosen field and their experience is most relevant to Flynava. We hope that some of their credibility will rub off on the young team at our startup.
FlyNava's solutions have a high degree of technical complexity, Big Data requirements, and complex algorithms. Thus, we require a brain trust to help us in making a disruptive product and also turn around technology issues.
Christophe Mostert is a founding and managing partner at M2P Consulting. His experience with M2P includes extensive work with transport, logistics and retail companies across Europe, the Middle East and India on all areas of their business. Christophe is particularly experienced in working with companies on operations, technology and project execution. His work with transport and logistics companies over the years has included projects focusing especially on operational effectiveness and efficiency improvement as well as strategy and large-scale implementations. His work with retail companies has included mainly projects focusing on resource management improvement. Before M2P, Christophe worked as a freelance consultant. He holds a master's degree in Computer Science from Technische Universitat in Darmstadt, Germany
Patrick Naef was born in 1965. Swiss citizen Patrick Naef is founder and CEO of ITvisor GmbH,a boutique consulting firm specialized on advising organizations in their digitalization journey and on coaching of IT executives. From 2006 to June 2018, he was CIO at Emirates Airline & Group in Dubai and, at the same time, a non-executive director on the board of SITA, a global telecommunications and IT company owned by airlines. He was also CEO of mercator, a subsidiary of Emirates Group, from 2006 to 2014.
Other professional positions include CIO at SIG and Swissair as well as senior positions at Zurich Insurance, HP and Bank Julius Baer. He sits on boards of large companies, as well as start-ups and on advisory boards of technology companies and venture capitalist firms in Silicon Valley.He holds a Master's Degree in Computer Science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland, and an Executive MBA from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Heinz Kreuzer was born in 1954. He studied mathematics, physics and information technology in Bonn. In 1981 he obtained his master degree in mathematics. After working in different IT management roles for Kodak AG, Wurttembergische Versicherungs AG, Dun & Bradstreet Schimmelpfeng GmbH and Helvetia Versicherungen, Heinz joined TUI in 1995 as director of the Information Systems division. Two years later in addition to this role Heinz was appointed managing director of TUI InfoTec. As Chief Information Officer (CIO) he took over the IT strategy department between 2001 and 2007 of the world's leading holiday company TUI AG while he remained Chief Executive oof TUI InfoTec. Today Heinz is a member of the board of TUI Central Region. In this role he is responsible for all Process and IT functions in the DACH Region. He has also responsibility for Infrastructure Management and Service Delivery across TUI Group and the IT functions in all TUI Destinations.
M Chandrasekaran is a member of the board of Sylvant Advisors and RubanBridge. He is also an advisor to VNIR Biotechnolgies , Add On Gyam Education Services and Guru G. Till recently, he was corporate advisor to the Manipal Education and Medical Group, co chairperson of the Innovation and Incubation Centre of the Manipal University and a member of the board of Stempeutics Research.
Earlier, he was founder exec chairman of the technology start up- Impulsesoft Pvt Ltd, a provider of short range wireless solutions which was acquired by SiRF Technologies and was an advisor / member of the board of several fast-growing companies in India including publicly listed companies like 3i Infotech,Sasken, Aztec Software and also been an advisor to ChrysCapital and IDFC PE, two of the largest PE funds in India.He has been one of the prime movers of the PGSM programme for working IT professionals at IIMB. He writes regularly on corporate matters.He has a degree in engineering from College of Engineering, Guindy and a PGDBA from IIMA.
Ms. Matangi Gowrishankar serves as Head of Capability Development & Downstream Business Partner at BP India Services Pvt. Ltd. She has extensive senior leadership experience across multiple industries in India and overseas. She is passionate about building high performing teams and is recognised as being an effective coach and mentor across levels. She has nearly three decades of business and HR experience with leading companies such as Standard Chartered Bank, Reebok India, GE, ICIL and Cummins. She has been Independent Director of Arohan Financial Services Private Limited since September 13, 2016. She is a Board Member of the NHRDN (National HRD Network in India) and one of 20 mentors for the NHRDN Womentoring Initiative, with several publications to her credit. She is part of the Strategic Human Resources Programme from Harvard Business School and is a Certified Coach - Neuro-leadership Group, Certified Assessment Centre (Design & Conduct) from SHL and Certified Facilitator & SATE Practitioner from IBM Skillbase. She holds a BA in Sociology with a post-graduation in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations from XLRI.
Sushma Kaushik brings with her over 16 years of diverse experience in the field of early stage investing, small business incubation and financial inclusion. Sushma has worked to identify, manage and exit large number of companies and has worked closely with several inclusive business entrepreneurs. She also works closely with many of her portfolio companies particularly when it comes to strategy, customer focus and financing. She started off with an entrepreneurial venture in engineering design services and moved on to a role in investments in Real Estate and Hospitality as a part of the acquisition team at Starwood Capital India Advisors. She has extensively evaluated transactions covering debt and equity structures. While at Ashoka-Innovators for the Public, Sushma got to work with social entrepreneurs in the 'Housing for All' initiative. She has worked closely on building collaborative partnerships in market based solutions for the low-income populations. Sushma has completed a strategic leadership program at the prestigious Harvard Business School, she is an engineering graduate from RVCE, Bangalore and has an MBA from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. Sushma holds Board-level positions in several other leading MFIs in India.
Sushma loves solving problems and in her free time mentors startups across diverse fields. She likes to unwind by travelling and is an inveterate foodie !