Girija Pande, based in Singapore is the Chairman of Apex Avalon Consulting that provides Consulting and Business Research to businesses in Asia Pacific markets. His current interests lie in Technology/Fintech, Sustainability & Healthcare. Mr. Pande is ex-President of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)Asia, a global Tech giant valued at over $100 bn. He also Chairs the Asia Board of Advisors of Swiss MNC Chain i Q Ltd, Zurich –a global sourcing and procurement firm. Mr. Pande holds an engineering degree and an MBA. Mr Pande has over two decades of Corporate experience in senior positions in Banking and Financial Services with a Citibank affiliate and Australia New Zealand Banking Group in Seoul, Hong, Bahrain and India. Mr. Pande was also Vice Chairman of TCS’ joint-venture with a Chinese Government entity and Microsoft. He was member of the Tech Manpower Council set up by Infocom Development Authority, Singapore, and served on the Advisory Boards of Singapore Management University and National Council of Social Services in Singapore. He currently serves on Boards of Global Technology/Telecom Companies, National Healthcare Group & Advisory Board of a specialist ESG Fund-Panarchy Partners. He has also served on the Advisory Boards of PE/VC Funds focused on Asia/ Technology. He Co-Chairs the Sustainability Group within TiE Global, San Francisco. He also mentors tech start-ups. Awards: He was awarded the Public Service Medal by the President of Singapore. He received the best CEO Award from Singapore HR Institute and was recently conferred The Distinguished Alumnus Award by his alma mater. Mr. Pande has been a speaker at the World Economic Forum in China and speaks on business and technology forums in Asia-including TedxConnect on Sustainability. He has co-authored a book on building business in China and India 'The Silk Road Rediscovered' published by John Wiley.