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Sanjeev Rao

Founder & President, Gateway 2 India (G2i)

Mr. Sanjeev Rao is the Founder and CEO of Gateway to India, ( G2i) a venture which helps accelerate success in Euro Indian partnerships. G2i has worked on numerous projects in supporting Continental European Companies enter the Indian market and has supported them both in their operations and investments.

Observing the business world simultaneously through his Indian and French perspectives for over 15 years, Sanjeev has made a career of successfully straddling the two seemingly different realms. Previously, he was with the Boston Consulting Group for three years where he worked on many international strategic, business development and change management assignments. In his nine years at Alstom, based in Europe, he helped set up R&D co development teams and transfer of technology from France to India as well as developing business in both the American and Asian regions.

After 15 years in Europe, Sanjeev has now moved back home to India and is based in Bangalore since 2006. Beyond a professional Euro Indian Project, Sanjeev has started an innovative Indian NGO called Nakshatra in the slums of Bangalore. The aim of this project is to support India’s underprivileged population through education, self-development and community empowerment.

A people’s person, his dynamic, result-driven management style is an asset in any project he undertakes.

Mr. Rao has an MBA from INSEAD and an engineering degree from Mangalore University.