Christian Diehl is the founder and General Manager of brainGarden, a bold entrepreneurial hub for start-up projects and scalability. With its headquarters in Hannover, Germany, brainGarden has operational subsidiaries in China, India andthe USA to serve the local clients with global expertise. Both medium-sized hidden champions and large corporations on these three continents collaborate with the brainGarden teams to realize their projects. With customers from the food and beverage industry, the global toy business, logistics, IT and merchandise sector, brainGarden has earned its merit in launching new initiatives, scaling promising projects and improving online sales and marketing, distribution and warehousing processes, infrastructure and management structures.
An academic degree in finance and banking, long-year corporate experience, a proven track record of consultancy and management and a strong motivation to create, lead and improve have shaped Christian in the creative, big-thinking, yet pragmatic entrepreneur he is. He walks the talk and implements the business plans he creates for his clients as the General Manager of the spin-offs founded. He empowers employees and clients alike, asks the questions they all needed to hear and is encompassing in his solutions.
Mahesh is founder of Global Footprint Advisory (GFA), a startup advisory firm based at Mumbai. GFA collaborates with Silicon Valley and West Europe startups to create their traction in India. Mahesh is part of the advisory boards of multiple technology startups. Mahesh also is an advisor with cross border venture investment firm in India, Japan and North America. GFA has been successful in creating traction for B2B oriented startups in Core telecom sector (SDWAN, SDN, ITOM, Big Data analytics, Cloud Data migration), EdTech, AdTech and B2C oriented startups in media content.
Prior to conceptualizing of GFA in Dec 2014, Mahesh has worked with Tata Communications for over 8 years, in various roles. Most recently, he was part of the leadership team to turn around loss making product lines for Tata Communications, like Media, Data Center and cloud products. Served in the Indian Navy for 20 years as commissioned officer (Ex Commander) in the coveted Navigation and air combat branch before joining the industry. Mahesh has served on various frontline ships and aircraft carriers, also participated in the three international campaigns including UN peace keeping force at Somalia and Indian peace keeping force at Sri Lanka.
Mahesh has Bsc (Hons) degree in Physics from Institute of Science, Mumbai and is alumni of the Harvard Business School, through the General Management Program.