Sridhar Rao is a Management Consultant, Mentor and Coach. He works with Startups, providing consultancy and mentoring them through their early stage journey. He provides one-to-one Coaching on Business Management aspects to senior management personnel and entrepreneurs. He is also an Advisor with Unitus Ventures, an investment firm focusing on investing in early stage startups.
He is Co-Founder of Infinum Growth Insights, a Learning and Personal Development firm. Sridhar brings his long experience of business management and people leadership skills to provide strong insights to clients in designing Business Strategy as well as in managing business operations, processes and teams.
Sridhar Rao is a Mechanical Engineer and MBA from Delhi University, with over thirty seven years’ experience in Large Corporates and Startups, in Business Management, Business Strategy, Sales, Distribution and Marketing across Fintech, Agritech, Mobile Payments, Telecom, Apparel and Textile industries in India, Indonesia and Western Europe. He thus brings a long and varied international experience in business and people management.
Sridhar is also the Co-Founder of Novopay Solutions, Bengaluru, a Fintech company in banking and payments space. He was the CEO of Novopay and managed the launch and growth of the business for the first three years of its startup phase. Novopay is now a well established company delivering banking services to consumers across India, through a nation wide network of retailers. The company also provides technology to banks and other businesses needing to manage banking and payment transactions.
Sridhar’s last corporate assignment was for eight years with Vodafone India. Here he was a CEO of Kolkata and West Bengal circles, where he lead the business from infancy to a strong market leadership position with over 15 million subscribers.He later became the first CEO for Vodafone m-pesa, India, where he was responsible for bringing the project from concept to operations launch stage.
He has earlier worked in senior positions in Sales , Marketing and Exports in the textile and apparel industries, with companies such as Arvind Mills of India and the Polysindo group of Indonesia, where he was instrumental in developing export markets, specially in Europe and later building apparel brands and developing apparel retail chains in India.
Sridhar Rao manages infinumgrowth.com, an online Learning and Development magazine.