Neeraj Agarwal - Founder

Neeraj brings a wealth of experience across a career spanning 20 years focused on helping organizations become more consumer oriented. His exposure spans multiple industries (retail, telecom, banking, ICT, education, consumer durable and non-profit), markets (urban and rural) and channels (retail, corporate, online). He has held progressively challenging management positions in a broad range of functional areas, including sales, corporate branding, product development and profit centre ownership.

Prior to launching SkillNet, Neeraj headed consumer marketing for the value business of Future Group, the largest retailer in India. He was responsible for the development as well as execution of their innovative theme of ‘regionalizing the national brand’.

Prior to this, he was a core member of the education arm of IL&FS, a leading infrastructure development company in India. He was instrumental in conceptualizing and rolling out 100,000 “Common Services Centres” – a landmark Government of India e-governance initiative of setting up IT-enabled kiosks at the village level through a Public Private Partnership. Earlier, he headed fundraising for Child Relief & You (CRY), one of the largest NGOs in India. He also played a key role in setting up Standard Chartered Bank’s e-commerce initiatives in India. Neeraj has an MBA, specializing in Marketing, from Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata, and a Bachelors of Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Jaipur.

He is a strong believer of giving back – socially and professionally.

Rajesh Shetty

Rajesh specialises in helping business establish their back end, and scale up their front end. A team player with hands on execution experience, Rajesh brings more than 20 years of experience across consumer services like Retail and Healthcare. He has held senior management positions at Fortis Healthcare, Future Group, Spencer’s and Shoppers Stop. His experience spans areas such as operations, business development, sales, and profit centre management.

He also has an exposure to the Engineering sector, having managed solutions technology and key accounts at BOC India and ESAB Limited.

Rajesh holds a Bachelor’s degree in Machine Tool Engineering from the Mumbai University.

Ashish Jain

Ashish’s domain experience spans across functions such as Key Account Management, Institutional Selling and International Business with a focus on Engineering & Process manufacturing. He has further leveraged his rich experience of 20 years to pursue his passion of training in the areas of business leadership, managerial effectiveness, negotiation skills and soft skills. He is extremely well networked in the academic circles.

His sales & marketing experience spans sectors such as Nuclear Power, Thermal Power, Oil & Gas, Chemical & Petrochemical, and Steel. Ashish has worked with Astec Instruments and Pentair Valves. He currently represents several Engineering Product companies in Asia, Middle East & Europe.

Ashish holds a Bachelor’s degree in Production Engineering from the Mumbai University.

Pomesh Momaya

Pomesh specialises in Wealth Management & Equity Markets. He has more than 20 years of experience with equity and derivatives, commodities and currency segments.

In 2009, Pomesh co-founded TrustOne, a boutique Wealth Management Advisory firm that helps investors with an integrated wealth management solution across asset classes. Prior to this, he helped Sharekhan grow to one of the largest Retail broking businesses in the country. At Sharekhan, his responsibilities spanned across product development for the online platform of the Company and overseeing the entire backend operations including depository function. His last assignment at Sharekhan was heading Advisory Sales which spans multiple channels like ground branches, online platform and business partners. The range of products under his supervision included equity and derivatives, commodities and currency segments across various exchanges. He was a key member of the core strategy team at Sharekhan.

He played a key role in Sharekhan’s tie-up with California-based financial education provider Online Trading Academy (OTA) to offer courses in stock market education in the country. He was also actively involved in putting together content for the e-learning platform for Training the business partners and branch staff.

Prior to Sharekhan, he has also worked with DSP Merrill Lynch and JM Finance.

Pomesh is a commerce graduate and a rank holder Chartered Accountant.


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