Mr. Paras Shadadpuri, a former diplomat who quit his job with India’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and started his own business in 1988. Currently chairing the twelve companies of the Nikai Group, he has built up a formidable brand that competes with major Asian rivals.
The NIKAI brand is a household name in the Electronics and Home appliances category and has business interests in the area of logistics, manpower staffing, retail food franchise and manpower outsourcing.
Nikai now has a range of around 400 products with over 15 million consumers in about 60 countries. It has become a household name and it has earned Shahdadpuri the nickname ‘Mr Reliable’.
Ricardo Barcena, Executive Consultant in ICT Marketing and Strategy, creative mind behind Spotnik, has worked for reputed firms such Accenture, Cisco, or Ericsson, and supported many clients with Consultancy services in Emerging Technologies. Lately involved in Smart Cities initiatives, he has also run his own firm before co-funding Spotnik to become CEO of the start-up.