Leadership

The members of our executive committee bring a breadth of experience from the corporate world as well as from starting and building companies.

Akther Ahmed, Co-Founder & Chairman

Akther has more than 15 years of experience with Silicon Valley startups and multinationals. Most recently he was President of New Emerging Markets at Microsoft and prior to that Vice President at TATA Consultancy Services. Akther has a track record of starting and building venture backed startups with successful exits and have extensive experience in management, partnerships and international markets.  Akther holds a BS and MS  in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M and a MBA from The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania.

Arif Shakoor, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Arif is a 16 year veteran of the US software industry and has worked for companies like GE Medical Systems and AOL. He has played a key role in building several large scale distributed enterprise solutions from inception to deployment. At GE Arif managed a global software team and played a key role in contributing to GE’s quality process. Arif holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from University of Texas Austin and a MS in Computer Science from Virginia Tech.

Dr Krishna Kumar, Chief Scientist

Krishna brings 20 years of computing experience in industry and academia to his current role at Genweb2, where he leads technology strategy. After earning a PhD in Computer Science from Texas A&M university, Krishna joined Optimax Systems,  a startup later acquired by i2 Technologies. Here Krishna designed and built a variety of innovative supply chain planning, optimization and enterprise infrastructure products in the automotive, retail and high tech sectors . Krishna also worked at Oracle as Enterprise Architect at Oracle and VP of Engineering at Incisent, a cloud based data analytics company, which was recognized as the #4 fastest growing software company in the US in 2011.