Board / Industry 4.0 Lead
Anirban has over 18 years of strategy, research and development, and implementation experience in physical and digital operations manufacturing, supply chain process improvement, and process automation services. He is the founding member of Amplo Global Inc., an AI-led Industry 4.0 risk management product company that powers AmploFly4.0 (DIVA™), a platform that enables organizations to measure, assess and define 3 to 5 years of Industry 4.0 execution readiness. He earned his engineering degree from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, India, in Electrical and Electronics, and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, where he specialized in strategy and marketing.
MFG/Hi-Tech/Semi-Con/Auto, Med Devices, Consumer Services Functional Expertise: Digital Reinvention Strategy, Transformation, Next Gen Supply Chain/MFG
Board MemberMike McLaughlin is executive vice president of food supply at Clif Bar & Company, a leading maker of nutritious and organic foods and drinks. He is responsible for leading the end-to-end operations, supply chain, and food safety teams, including the company’s bakeries in Twin Falls and Indianapolis. Prior to joining Clif Bar, Mike held executive and supply chain leadership positions at Driscoll’s, Bell-Carter Foods, and the Quaker Oats Company. His experience in the food and beverage industry includes general management, mergers and acquisitions, procurement, and manufacturing plant operations. Throughout his career, he has made significant contributions to building efficient and sustainable processes around capacity, supply chain management, innovation, and waste reduction. Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Iowa State University and he earned his master’s degree in business administration at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Ani is an action-oriented commercial insights and strategy professional, with over 18 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He has held several positions in commercial product portfolio strategy, business development, marketing, and operations. As a problem solver, he is specifically skilled at identifying and addressing specific business issues in the commercial space. Ani has developed end-to end business valuation platforms for new product opportunity analysis and built innovative platforms that offer strategic choices for portfolio planning and decision making for several pharma and biotech companies. Throughout his career, he has operated as a strategic business consultant across various cross-functional teams, while communicating meaningful and actionable recommendations for market entry and life cycle management.
Ani has a PhD in Molecular Biology from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and an MBA in marketing and supply chain management from Rutgers Business School.
Commercial Insights, Product Opportunity Analysis, Financial Modeling, Product Portfolio Planning, Go-to-market Strategy
Advisory to Board
Samir Sathe is a disruptive thought leader and practitioner of management science, with 30 years of global experience. Leading the Wadhwani Advantage program in India, he empowers small businesses, aiding ~600 SMEs and adding 5,000+ employees since 2019, achieving a Net Promoter Score of 73. Additionally, he spearheads the Academy’s efforts in developing over 50 AI-enabled ‘Do-it-Yourself’ consulting tools and oversees Talent Acquisition at the Foundation.
Deeply conversant with contexts across India, Asia, Middle East, Hong Kong, Singapore, the UK, and the US, Samir has authored 40+ articles and is a renowned speaker. He’s a recipient of 3 awards, including the ‘Brand Impact Award’ and ‘Public Service Award’. With a master’s in ‘Consulting and Coaching for Change’ from INSEAD, France, and programs from Harvard Business School and MIT, Samir specializes in driving systemic change in entrepreneurial leadership and advancing small business growth and sustainability initiatives.
Paul’s illustrious corporate career of over 40 years, working with global leaders, speaks volumes about his expertise. His passion for creating a sustainable future, fueled by data, analytics, and circular process designs, aligns seamlessly with our mission. Paul’s work extends beyond the corporate realm, inspiring change across social, academic, and missionary fields. His unwavering commitment to ESG-related issues drives impactful change on both human and organizational levels.
Specialties: Creating smarter processes, Improving the human experience, Intelligent Business Workflows, Process Mining, Value Stream Mapping, Scaled Agile Delivery, Data Engineering, Advanced Analytics, Business Strategy, Design Thinking.