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AJAY TREHAN
AJAY TREHAN
Founder & CEO

Ajay Trehan is a veteran of building and operating successful businesses. His foresight and logical bent of mind have contributed to his success as has his ability to listen to his gut timely. The former enabled his decision to get hands-on corporate experience before he chased his dream to be an entrepreneur while the latter empowered his leap of faith to leave a distinguished career with reputable organisations as Shriram Industrial Enterprises Limited and ICI India to pursue his passion.

Ajay envisioned AuthBridge while working on CORE BPO, his joint venture in business process outsourcing, catering to the global real estate industry. The trust deficit experienced by his global clients in conducting business in India led him to find AuthBridge in 2005. Ajay has led the organisation through many phases of innovation and business transformation since. From a pioneer in background screening to India’s leading service provider of real-time data and cutting-edge marquee solutions for background intelligence, AuthBridge’s journey has been Ajay’s journey too.

Ajay has encountered and overcame many unique challenges but none of the dilemmas have given him as many sleepless nights as awaiting the release of a Marvel movie, although he is strictly a Batman fan. Whatever remains of Ajay’s personal time, he likes to spend catching up on the latest action thrillers with his family. Ajay is an ardent believer in one’s capacity to change their own destiny, which is why you will never find him reading a self-help book, even though he is an avid reader.

Ajay is passionate about mentoring young entrepreneurs. He is on the Advisory team of several start-ups, lending his guidance in helping them evolve and scale. Actively associated with NASSCOM and TIE, you will often find him sharing his thoughts on innovation, process and business transformation and trust infrastructure – subjects very close to his heart.

PS: Yes, he has it – A Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) Delhi. Plus, he is a certified ISO 9001 auditor.

SANDEEP SHARMA
SANDEEP SHARMA
COO & CTO

Sandeep leads the transformation of AuthBridge’s capability to easily accessible and efficient solutions using technology. He has brought his wide-ranging experience in Business Planning, Technical Design, Product Management and IT Strategy, and is carving a path towards making our solutions more reliable, quick and accurate.

An alumnus of IIM Bangalore and IIT Delhi, Sandeep has a rich experience in IT delivery, Offshoring and Business Consulting. He is an experienced entrepreneur who raised close to 90 million USD for an online fashion brand Yepme.com as a co-founder. He has designed and developed a full integrated e-commerce solution for Omni Channel Retail – OmniEnbaler.com based on service-oriented architecture for Yepme.com. Prior to Yepme, he has been associated with many renowned companies like Accenture, Sapient, HCL and Nagarro.

On a personal front he keeps himself updated with technology, likes to travel, loves Bollywood movies & music.

Anil Dhar
ANIL DHAR
Senior Vice President, Client Servicing & Member-Founding Team

Anil specializes in forming strategic alliances and programs that add value to customer relationships. At AuthBridge, Anil has nurtured key relationships and engendered strategic partnerships that have led to a significant revenue growth. Anil’s expertise in business development, program execution, managing cross-cultural businesses and establishing efficient and profitable customer support functions from the scratch has led the Sales and Client Servicing vertical far since its founding days.

24 years of rich work experience has ensured the extension of Anil’s portfolio to Corporate and Industrial Selling, Direct Selling and Dealer Networks. Prior to AuthBridge, Anil has held a key leadership position at a French Multinational, providing high-end CAD/CAM technology solutions.

Tenaciously protecting his client’s interest gives Anil an adrenaline spike as do high-octane action movies and a good game of golf on a bright Sunday. Anil is go-getter whom you will never find giving up on a belief or giving in to the idea that Mission: Impossible III isn’t the best in the series.

VICE PRESIDENT
RAVIRAJ SINGH GHAI
Vice President, Operations & Member-Founding Team

Joining AuthBridge in 2008, Raviraj has been part of the think-tank propelling the organization on the path of innovation and growth. He has been heading the Operations Team since 2012. Under Raviraj’s guidance, the team has deftly managed delivery of key verification solutions through active problem solving and brought in process efficiency enabled by cutting-edge technology. With a focus on attracting right talent to cope with ever-evolving dynamics of each function as well as on agile and customer-centric processes, Raviraj has been instrumental in ensuring a lean production environment within the team.

Raviraj is a graduate from Indraprastha University and a qualified ACCA professional. Before joining AuthBridge, Ravi had a successful stint at GE Money.

Raviraj spends a significant time guiding his team and answering questions, but none of them are as tricky as ones raised by his toddler daughter while he reads bedtime stories to her. When life throws a curveball, Raviraj believes in ‘seeing the bigger picture’ as advocated by his favourite Ghazal-singer Jagjit Singh in one of his celebrated melodies – ‘Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi’.

Hitesh Shah
Hitesh Shah
Vice President, Sales

Hitesh is an expert in studying customer and market behaviour, spotting business opportunities, proposing data-driven action strategies and building impactful internal and external relationships. The diverse skill set coupled with Hitesh’s love for innovation and problem-solving makes him a perfect fit for driving the nascent Data and Business Solutions vertical at AuthBridge.

Hitesh’s stint at AuthBridge follows close on the heels of an 11-year long tenure at CRIF High Mark Credit Information Services Private Limited, a leading credit bureau.

Hitesh’s love for the outdoors coincides with his passion for meeting new people. He credits his MBA in Marketing for sensitizing him to people’s behaviour and needs. A great understanding of people’s motivations helps Hitesh in delivering seamless customer experience and customer delight, contributing to the overall growth of a business as well as to his own happiness and holistic development.

 Rahul Walia
Rahul Walia
Vice President, Sales & Business Development

Rahul’s ability to establish effective communication and influence key internal and external stakeholders makes him extremely effective in his role as Vice President of Sales & Business Development at AuthBridge. He lends leadership and direction for the exploration of untapped markets for background verification, building new connections, maximizing market penetration as well as for efficient client onboarding, activation and renewal of key accounts.

Rahul adds to AuthBridge’s repository of resources over 20 years of rich work experience in Corporate Sales, Business Development and General Management. The diverse experience has been gained by working at key leadership positions at blue chip Indian and Multinational Corporates across Hospitality, Financial Services, Real Estate and Electronic Media amongst other domains.

A sports buff, Rahul is known for his athleticism and team spirit, both on and off the field. Nothing rejuvenates Rahul better than watching a good game of sports and the cheerful faces of his teammates when they have closed a deal.

 Rakesh Arora
Rakesh Arora
Vice President, Finance and Accounts

With more than 17 years of experience under his belt, Rakesh oversees the whole gamut of Finance and Accounts at AuthBridge. His rich work span includes stints at leading companies in diverse domains - Information Technology, Education, Real Estate, Dotcom and Electronic Media as well as Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Prior to AuthBridge, Rakesh has held esteemed positions at real estate ventures of Investor Clinic Group, O.P. Jindal Global University, Bennett Coleman & Co and Ramco Systems Limited. Rakesh’s expertise is key to a series of initiatives designed for AuthBridge’s anticipated business growth over the longer term, including plans for strategic investments, expansion and acquisitions. Occasional curveballs bring out the best in Rakesh as he likes problem solving. When he is not keeping a tab of the stock market in his free time, he likes to unwind by watching a good movie. Rakesh is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant. He is a Commerce Graduate from Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), Delhi University.

 Ishita Mehta
Ishita Mehta
AVP, Human Resources

Ishita is a passionate recruiter, always on the lookout for ways to improve people’s experience. With over 10 years of rich experience under her belt, Ishita drives HR initiatives as aligned to business needs at AuthBridge. Ishita is instrumental in spearheading strategies for employee experience, training, engagement, retention and recognition.

Ishita ardently believes in the power of a good education in shaping a holistic individual. Spending a significant time meeting new people and learning through unconventional methods at her alma mater, Sadhana Centre for Management and Leadership, has furthered her belief. Although, she still considers her grandparents and parents her best teachers.

Ishita daydreams- because sleep at night is a rarity, thanks to her young daughter - about reuniting with her passion for Kathak, writing a bestselling novel and exploring the world with her best friend, to whom she is happily married for over half a decade.

Board of Advisors

RAJAN KALIA
RAJAN KALIA
CO-FOUNDER: SALTO DEE FE

Rajan Kalia is the co-founder of Salto Dee Fe (SDF) Consulting Service. SDF Consulting is a business enabling firm which works on two critical business intersection(s) of Strategy & Execution; Business & HR. Rajan brings in a rich experience of 20 years in Human Resources in varied settings. In the past he has worked for Max Life Insurance (MLI), Coca-Cola India, Eicher and Ballarpur Industries. Under his leadership MLI won Great Places to Work and Gallup Best Workplace Award.

Over the years, Rajan has been instrumental in setting up HR functions and has worked on formulating the philosophy, strategy and policies of the HR function to drive business strategy. He has specific expertise in the areas of building Business Partnerships and Organization Transformation, with in-depth knowledge of Performance Management, Compensation, Training, Talent Management and Management Development.

OP CHHATWAL
OP CHHATWAL
RTD. DY. INSPECTOR, GENERAL, CBI

Mr. O P Chhatwal has the distinction of being seasoned professional deep-domain know-how in matters relating to fraud. As part of the AuthBridge Board, he plays a stellar role in defining and mentoring the organisation on processes to handling cases of forgery, impropriety, swindling and others similar offences.

Mr. Chhatwal retired from active police service as Deputy Inspector General, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) after the agency for 40 years. In his career, Mr. Chhatwal investigated many cases of Corruption against senior public servants and acted as the Presenting Officer in such departmental proceedings. For his meritorious services, Mr. Chhatwal received the CBI Gold Medal for Best Investigating Officer in 1984.

Amongst numerous headline matters, Mr Chhatwal supervised the Mumbai serial bomb blast cases of 1993. He successfully handled the extradition of underworld don Abu Salem and his consort from Portugal. He also has the experience of investigating bank frauds, forgery, hijacking and terrorist offences.

SUBINDER KHURANA
SUBINDER KHURANA
Ex-Vice President, Cognizant 

Subinder Khurana -Ex-VP, Cognizant & President, Millennium City Society- is an entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in building organizations. His expertise also extends to business analytics, building and mentoring startups, building management teams, organization systems and processes, sales & marketing consulting, managing knowledge services, software product development, data management and venture financing.   Subinder is a Mentor on the NASSCOM Emerge Forum, lending his guidance to the emerging companies to watch out for. Subinder has received his graduation from the Indian Institute of Technology -Delhi.  

Subinder has an extensive experience in building and selling products and platforms and delivering consulting services, both in India and the US. His rich portfolio includes the experience of two strategic exits - EZPower Systems, a software products company he co-founded, now a part of Oracle, and marketRx, a product-enabled marketing analytics company, acquired by Cognizant. Apart from AuthBridge, Subinder actively advises and mentors several organisations, including Druva Software, JustMyNeighbour, and Power2SME.  

NIRAJ KUMAR
NIRAJ KUMAR
PARTNER, DSK LEGAL

Niraj Kumar is a Partner in the New Delhi Office, with nine years of standing at the bar. Niraj is registered with Bar Council of India, and has significant experience in transaction practice, especially Mergers and Acquisitions and Capital Markets. He has in the past been associated with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) and Fox Mandal and was heading corporate practice of Agarwal Law Associate before joining DSK Legal.

His areas of expertise include Corporate and commercial transactions (including deal structuring, negotiation, documentation and execution of transactions), Mergers & Acquisitions (Business Transfer, Joint Ventures, Strategic Alliance, Private Equity, setting up of businesses in India), Capital market transactions (including public issues on Indian and overseas bourses, QIPs, rights issue and issuance of debt instruments), General corporate advisory.