Mahavir Sharma Appointed as Chairman of the TiE Global Board of Trustees

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Three New Trustees Elected to the TiE Global Board; Dinesh Dhamija Appointed as Vice Chairman

 ​The TiE Global Board of Trustees recently announced that Mahavir Pratap Sharma has been elected as the Chairman of the Board of TiE Global.

Jaipur-based entrepreneur and investor Mahavir Sharma was the Vice-Chairman of TiE Global in 2019. Additionally, he is also the Chairman of TiE India Angels, a pan-India angel group, launched last year. Sharma is also the founder and chairman of Rajasthan Angels (RAIN).

The TiE Global Board of Trustees also elected Dinesh Dhamija as its Vice-Chairman. London-based Dinesh Dhamija was the founder of the online travel platform E-bookers, which he sold in 2005. He is currently the Deputy Treasurer of the Liberal Democratic Party and was recently elected as a Member of the European Parliament representing the London constituency.

TiE Global Chair, Mahavir Sharma said his priority is to make TiE an organization that is of profound value to existing members but also to the future and younger startup community, by strengthening its existing outreach programs for school students (TYE), college students (TiE Univ), women entrepreneurs (TiE Women) and funding avenues (Global Angels)

The new board aims to work with the governments of various countries to increase cross-border investments in startups and offering greater networking and learning experiences for members. 

In addition, three new members have been elected to the Global Board of Trustees. Portland, Oregon-based Dr. Sharon Richardson Howell, Washington D.C.-based Smita Siddhanti, and Hyderabad, India-based Kali Prasad Gadiraju are the newly elected board members.

Dr. Sharon Howell is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Huntington Hill Ventures (HHV). Sharon has been the General Manager for Growth at ZoomCare, a Portland, Oregon-based chain of health care clinics. ZoomCare was acquired by PeaceHealth in 2018, where she was appointed SVP of Strategy, Partnerships, and Affiliations. 

Dr. Smita Siddhanti is a seasoned entrepreneur in government consulting. She was the immediate past President of the DC chapter of TiE. After a successful career with such major consulting firms as Booz Allen Hamilton, she founded EnDyna Inc., which specializes in management and environmental consulting.

Kali Prasad Gadiraju is currently the Chairman of Shihon Advisors LLP. Till recently, Kali was Office Managing Partner of Ernst and Young in Hyderabad. He has also been past President of TiE Hyderabad. 

About TiE Global

Founded in 1992, TiE Global is a not for profit organization dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship around the world. It has a presence in 60 cities across 14 countries. TiE strives to inspire entrepreneurs through mentoring, networking, education, incubating and funding programs and activities. With nearly 2000+ events organized by  Chapters each year, TiE brings together the entrepreneurial ecosystem of startups, investors, mentors and business leaders.

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Source: TiE Global