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Meet the Team behind #ThinkIndia

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    Neville Taraporewalla

    President

    Neville is the President of BCCL Worldwide Inc based in the San Francisco Bay Area and part of the leadership team that leads the US operations of media conglomerate Bennett Coleman & Co Ltd (BCCL), The Times of India Group. An early adopter of the consumer internet & digital landscape, Neville has a proven track record of building and running online businesses for traditional media publishers & online media companies in Emerging Markets of India & South Asia.

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    Piyush Puri

    Executive Vice President

    Piyush Puri leads the Brand Capital International team in Silicon Valley as Vice President of BWI, the strategic investment arm of The Times Group – India’s largest multimedia conglomerate. Before leading Brand Capital’s US office, Piyush was an investment banker in Mumbai, India focusing on investments in the energy, ancillaries, and the environment spaces. He also served as an investment analyst in Hong Kong where he closed deals in energy space, specifically in wind, thermal, hydro, solar, and gas-based power. Piyush received his degree in Civil Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), has an MBA from XLRI Jamshedpur, and a Master’s Degree in Psychology of Leadership from Penn State University. Additionally, Piyush is also a Financial Risk Manager.