Organization

How we are organized.

Each B-Hyve is led by partners having substantial entrepreneurial experience. The partners are very often experienced in more than one domains and a proven ability to anticipate the life cycles of a business. They have a keen grasp of business process issues and are skilled problem solvers wit mentoring abilities.

In Addition, each B-Hyve has access to a vastly experienced Board of Advisors, who are though leaders in relevant domains. These are proven leaders with hands on experience of setting-up and running large organizations locally and internationally. The Board of Advisors is able to identify key issues and share insights on them as your business changes scales.

Collectively B-Hyves and B-Op build ecology to create value for B-Venture companies. The platform brings not only global cross-selling potential, but also access to best practices, shared architecture resulting in solutions that can work together. This collaborative culture is in tune with emerging changes in IT worldwide and overcoming the limitations of enterprise solutions.

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Arun Kumbhat

Arun is a first generation Entrepreneur and consultant with over 30 years of work across varied domains including Engineering, Textiles, IT Enabled Businesses, Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare. He collaborates with Global Leaders in each of these domains and travels extensively working across cultures and geographies. He speaks several Indiana and International languages. He has a deep love for literature, music, food and travel and technology. He graduated from the University of Rajasthan and has participated in Executive Programs at the IIMs. He is understandably well networked across businesses and countries. He is a Member of several professional bodies including the PHD Chamber of Commerce, Society of Indian Aerospace Technologists and Industry, The Textile Association etc.insights on them as your business changes scales.

Collectively B-Hyves and B-Op build ecology to create value for B-Venture companies. The platform brings not only global cross-selling potential, but also access to best practices, shared architecture resulting in solutions that can work together. This collaborative culture is in tune with emerging changes in IT worldwide and overcoming the limitations of enterprise solutions.

Contact
Arun Kumbhat ( arun.kumbhat[at]b-hyves.com)
Phone: +91 124 4106988
Address: D-13/8 DLF Exclusive Floors, DLF Phase V, Gurgaon 122002, India

Board of Advisors

Percival Billimoria Esq.

Mr. Percival Billimoria (Percy) is a Senior Partner at one of India’s best known Corporate Law Firms – AZB & Partners. Percy who is also a Chartered Accountant by qualification, has, during a career span of 25 years specialized in advising international companies and investors doing business in India. His expertise includes cross-border M&A transactions including transaction structuring, negotiations, documentation and specialized commercial litigation.

Mr. Billimoria has been recognized by Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2011-2012) as one of the leading individuals in Corporate/ M&A practice in India. He has also been recognized by the Asia Pacific Legal 500 as a “fine lawyer” and a leading individual who comes “highly recommended”. Mr. Billimoria has also been recognized by Chambers & Partners, Chambers Asia, (Asia’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2010, A Client’s Guide) as one of the leading individuals in M&A and private equity practice in India. More recently, Mr. Billimoria received the “Best Tax Lawyer of the Year” award at the Legal Era Awards (2011-2012).

Mr. Billimoria has represented a large number of clients in adversarial and enforcement matters before various High Courts and tribunals including the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) and the Competition Appellate Tribunal (COMPAT).

Mr. Billimoria is a rotarian, and has served on several public committees. At present he is a member of the “Capital Markets Committee” and also the “Corporate Affairs Committee” of the PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry”. Percy is a man of many talents and is a Playwright, Actor, Painter, a committed animal lover and an ardent cricket lover.

Kewal Handa

Kewal Handa is a former Managing Director of Pfizer Limited, India since 2005. Kewal was also Managing Director of Wyeth Ltd since 2009.

At Pfizer, Kewal was a key contributor to shaping the future of Pfizer in India having led through three mergers with Parke Davis - Warner Lambert (India) Private Limited, Pharmacia and Wyeth Ltd. ,leading Pfizer India to becoming one of the top ten pharmaceutical companies in India. His initiatives in building diversity in organizations are now case studies in India and abroad.

Kewal has diverse experience in Finance, Commercial, Strategy and Business Development, Corporate Affairs etc. Kewal also has experience in other sectors like Engineering, Consumer and Project Finance in companies like Schrader Scovill, SICOM, HLL & Vidyut Blades.

Kewal is the past President of All India Management Association (AIMA), Past Vice President of Organization of Pharmaceutical Producers in India (OPPI), past Committee Member of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), a past member of the Managing Committee of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Chairman of the Pharmaceutical Committee - ASSOCHAM. He is presently Governing Board of the prestigious IIM (Indian Institute of Management,) Raipur. He has also been a member of the Governing Boards of IIM, Ahmadabad and independent director and Chairman of audit committee at Alfa Lava ltd. Kewal is a qualified Management Accountant and Company Secretary and has a Masters Degree in Commerce. He has completed the Pfizer Leadership Development Program from Harvard University and the Senior Management Development Program from IIM, Ahmadabad. He has also done a course on Marketing Strategy from Columbia Business School.

Kewal was awarded the ‘India CFO 2004 – Excellence in Finance in an MNC’ by International Market – Assessment Group, the Bharat Shiromani Award in 2007 and the Pharma Leaders - Pharma Professional of the year 2010.

Kaushal Kumbhat

Kaushal Kumbhat wears many hats and is an Out-of-the-box thinker.The youngest Indian to qualify as Chartered accountant at 19, he then went on to do an MBA at an IVY league university in the USA where he was listed on the Dean’s Honors List and was awarded the President’s Gold Medal for academic achievements.

Now an Investment Banker and a private equity investor, his investments and businesses range from Financial Services, Real Estate, Tea Plantations and Export. He has co-promoted India’s first non-institutional, private sector real estate fund. He has an extensive personal portfolio of real estate holdings across several cities in India. His company is currently constructing a total of 6 million sq ft of residential and commercial space across 4 cities, apart from developing a 281 acre Industrial Park, and a 125 room resort.

Previously he has worked with HSBC as an investment banker and invested in several start ups as a private equity investor; Some of which are Yash Air Limited – the largest aviation academy in South Asia, Calcom Cements (India) Limited – a greenfield 3 mtpa cement and Several Tea Estates.

An avid collector of Art, Actor and Playwright he is based in Kolkata, India, and lives with his wife and 3 Children.

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