Hari Padmanabhan

Encore Group | Executive Chairman

Hari is currently Executive Chairman of the Encore Group (set up in early 2010), through which he is pioneering an Operating Partner model in early growth investing. Encore was set up to provide funding, market access and management bandwidth to proven entrepreneurial businesses that are seeking global growth. Earlier in his career, he was the Chief Strategic Advisor, Global Deputy CEO of 3i Infotech until May 2009 and drove their 10 fold growth to become a $500M global organization. He also worked at Insyst, (set up in 1986) where he pioneered software product development in the Middle East and created market leading products in the ERP (ORION) and Insurance (PREMIA) segments across The Middle East, Africa & the CIS. Hari holds a bachelors degree in engineering from IIT, Kanpur and a masters degree in business administration from IIM, Kolkata.

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