The Team


RAJEEV SRIVASTAVARajeev has twenty years of Global operating and investing experience in the U.S., Europe and Asia. He is the Managing Partner of Basil Capital Partners. He has a track record of incubating, building and managing global enterprises. He has been a venture capitalist and private equity investor from 2006. He founded AparInfotech in 1996 in Singapore and turned the company into a 60M US$ Global IT business.  Insight Capital Partners and Warburg Pincus were investors into AparInfotech. Prior to Apar, he has worked with IGATE and TCS. He is an investor and active board member in companies like Encora Group BVI, Apar Holding Corp, Cignex Technologies, Servion. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and a MBA from Mumbai University.


SAMEER KANWARSameer has over 16 years experience in the IT Industry with focus on Sales, Business Development and Marketing for IT Products & Services. He has led the team at Powerdesk Technologies, as a Global Director, Sales & Marketing Responsible for conceptualising and launching a patented IT Product to reduce Operational Expenses of Enterprises across Power, Space and IT Security. Earlier he was at Ness Technologies, responsible for Strategy & Business Development for UK, Global Pre-sales & Offshore Evangelist. Prior to that he was Head, Apar Consulting Solutions Division – Asia-Pac (1998 – 2002) based in Singapore. He had also served at Parametric Technologies, as Regional Manager responsible for Sales & Business Development and with Wipro Infotech, as a Capital Market Specialist for promoting end-to-end solutions using Reuters & TIBCO products. He has a Masters in Management Studies, Bombay University.


SANJIV MAHESHWARISanjiv possesses over 20 years of experience in Financial planning, Purchasing & Supply Chain Management and has served as Vice President Worldwide Operations & CFO, for Apar Technologies. He has wide exposure in Accounting, Treasury Operations, Management Information Systems and offshore back-end functions hand has played key role during the integration of Ness and Apar. He also served as Supply Chain Manager, Novartis & Syngenta, India in the past and played a strategic role in the integration of Sandoz and Ciba-Geigy during the formation of Novartis, India.


RAJESH TALWAROver 25 years’ experience in the field of healthcare administration. Worked as CEO of a 130 bed not-for-profit hospital for five years. Rajesh has an MBA with First Rank from NMIMs University, Mumbai. He has been a trainer, coach for bankers, corporate clients and has conducted seminars on success principles, communication, motivation and leadership development. Rajesh hails from a family with interests in Healthcare and Real Estate Development. Currently working with Basil Growth Corporation in Investor Relations, Mergers and Acquisitions.


RUCHIRuchi is an educator by passion and profession. She started her career as a preschool teacher, working under MadhaviKapur. She worked at the American School of Bombay before taking up the post of Principal at a progressive school, that she headed for 11 years. She has undergone training in the Waldorf methodology of teaching and various other courses that propagate creative and alternative learning. She has a total of 20 yrs experience in education and offers consultancy to various educational setups and start-ups. She enjoys conducting parenting seminars and workshops for teachers and students. Her many skills include creative communication and singing.

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