VP and Managing Director - Asia Pacific, Twitter(Nov 2016 - Till Now)
VP and Managing Director - Asia Pacific, Twitter
Founding Partner of VentureSouq
Sonia is a Founding Partner of VentureSouq. Previously, she headed Advertising Sales for Turner Broadcasting’s portfolio of children’s platforms across MENA. Prior to Turner, Sonia worked with Viacom’s Emerging Markets’ Strategy Group and Microsoft’s Strategy and M&A team in London. She is a Charter Member & Board Director for TiE's Dubai chapter, serves as the UAE Director for the Yale Alumni Schools Committee and is a Board Member and Mentor for e7 Daughters of the Emirates. Sonia holds a B.A. from Yale University, a MSc from the London School of Economics and is a Kauffman Fellow.
Founder & CRO, KiwiTech
Anita is a Northern Virginia-based entrepreneur. She was a co-founder of Aptara in Fairfax County in 1988, and then co-founded KiwiTech in 2009. At Aptara, Anita was responsible for leading the sales and marketing team. The company quickly grew from the original three founders to well over five thousand employees. Aptara was named to the INC 500 list year after year, and eventually became the largest publishing services company in the world. The company had a successful exit through a sale in 2012, and is now based in Falls Church, VA.
At KiwiTech, the founders have created a unique eco-system for entrepreneurs. Anita drove start-up sales, and now heads up strategic sales with partnerships across the US. Anita’s passion for the entrepreneurial dream led to various speaking opportunities, including the Society of Physician Entrepreneur’s National Capital Meeting in April 2017, FICCI’s Big Data and Analytics Conclave in New Delhi in Aug 2018, and at KiwiTech’s Female Founder Demo Days. She has been featured in the Marietta College’s alumni magazine, Trailblazer (Dec 2016).
Professor Suresh Bhagavatula
Professor of Entrepreneurship at IIM Bangalore
Professor Suresh Bhagavatula- Professor of Entrepreneurship at IIM Bangalore, is known for his initial impact on handicraft micro enterprises in rural clusters focused on women entrepreneurs. Professor is the pioneer of women entrepreneurship at NSRCEL, Startup Hub at IIMB.
Member, TiE Women Committee
Founder Career Con-X, and member of TiE Women Committee, Patrice was raised in the Middle east and Europe and known for crafting personal brands that connect execs and entrepreneurs to their mission driven opportunities.