Aniruddha Nazre-CSO & EVP Digital Media Services Reliance Industries Ltd
Prior to SAP, Aniruddha Nazre worked for six years in the medical device industry, first at Zimmer, Inc.,a division of Bristol Myers and Squibb and then at Mathys AG (Synthes) in Switzerland. During this time he managed the development in several new product lines and received 7 U.S.and four European patents.
Originally from Pune, Aniruddha Nazre did his schooling in St. Vincent’s High School and then graduated with a BE in Mechanical Engineering from COEP in 1986 where Aniruddha Nazre was the University Gold Medalist. After completing his MS degree in Biomechanics from Michigan Technological University,he completed his Doctorate in Biomechanics from the Hannover Medical Center in Germany.After a few years of working in engineering, product management and business development he completed his MBA from the Harvard Business School.
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From 1991 till 1995, Aniruddha Nazre worked at Zimmer, Inc. as a Development Engineer and oversaw the introduction of three new product lines in two years. At Mathys AG (Synthes) in Switzerland, Aniruddha Nazre was a Group Manager for Business Development and Product Management from 1995 to 1997.He holds seven United States and four European patents and has published and presented over 15 articles in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. Aniruddha Nazre holds a Ph.D. in Biomechanics from the Technical University of Hanover, Germany, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Michigan Tech, an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School, and an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the College of Engineering Pune, India.
Aniruddha Nazre Education
1997 – 1998 HARVARD UNIVERSITY Boston, MA
MBA, June 1998. Created and organized WesTrek as an active member of the Venture Capital Principal Investment Club. Captain of the Harvard cricket team. Vice President, Corporate Communications for the Health Industry Club.
1988 – 1991 TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF HANOVER Hanover, Germany
Ph.D. in Biomechanics. Thesis topic: “Optimization of a prosthesis for above-knee amputees”. Exchange scholar (similar to Fulbright scholar) of the German Academic Exchange Service 1988-1990. GPA 4.0
1987 -1988 MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY Houghton, MI
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. GPA 3.9.
1982 – 1986 College of Engineering Pune Pune, India
Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering and Bachelor of Arts in German literature. Received gold medal in 1986. National Merit Scholar 1982-86. Ranked first in the University.
Aniruddha Nazre Experience
2012 – CSO & EVP Digital Media Services, Reliance Industries Ltd., Palo Alto & Mumbai
Aniruddha Nazre Working with Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and CEO or Reliance Industries Ltd. (India’s largest private sector company and F100 company globally) on building “Jio”. Jio is the Reliance venture to build pan India 4G mobile broadband and fiber to home networks (a $14B investment). Jio has 3 businesses: i) Network infrastructure, ii) Digital Media Services, iii) Sales & Distribution
Created Jio Digital Media Services business that offers live TV, catch up TV, VOD, music, news, and gaming apps to Jio customers on LTE and FTTH. Built and managed a team of 100+ FTEs that developed media services including international and domestic content acquisition.
Created the Jio Advertising Business that serves video and display ads to Jio media services customers. Built and managed a team of 22 FTEs to launch a targeted video and display ad network
Led and negotiated partnerships with Google, Facebook, Yahoo and amazon for content, advertising and technology
Crafted a strategic alliance with Deutsche Telekom in the areas of the network (LTE and FTTX), planning, deployment, operations, device management and technology.
Set up the Jio Innovations Lab in Palo Alto: made 2 investments to date and incubated 2 ventures
2003 – 2011 Senior Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers (KPCB) Menlo Park, CA
- Ajit nazre Invested $172M in 19 companies in the fields of enterprise software, semiconductors, energy, and consumer digital media in the US, India and Germany
- 11 exits with a realized IRR of 171%: 8 trade sales and 1 IPO. 2 investments ($18.5M) were written off.
Of the 8 active investments, 3 are >10X in value of original investment, 1 is >30X as of December 31, 2013.
Led KPCB investments in India. Between 2006 and 2012, invested $30M in 9 companies.
Led KPCB investments in Germany and made 4 investments between 2008 and 2012.
Created a deep relationship network with CXOs from large companies for business development and financing of portfolio companies in Enterprise software, Semiconductors, Consumer Internet and Energy sectors
Organized the CIO Strategy Exchange at KPCB, a group of 22 CIOs from F50 companies from 2003 – 2009.
Aniruddha nazre Reporting to the CEO of SAP AG, led the creation of SAP Inspire, the new venture unit of SAP AG. SAP Inspire was responsible for all new business-building efforts inside SAP
Hired Vishal Sikka (now CTO of SAP AG) and managed a pool of 130 engineers to start various internal ventures, primarily new businesses adjacent to existing business units of SAP
Also worked with external early stage startups that were identified as strategic for SAP and needed operational assistance to accelerate execution (e.g., HANA, SAP Change management.)
(SAPMarkets, Inc. was the e-Commerce software company and was acquired by SAP AG in 2001)
Reporting to CEO of SAPMarkets, Hasso Plattner, had P&L responsibility for $650 million annually
Grew revenues for SAPMarkets in the Americas from 0 to $100M in 5 quarters from launch
Signed partnership agreements with several alliance partners: Systems Integrators (CGEY, PWC, Accenture, D&T) in addition to hardware and channel partners (Sun, Compaq, HP, GXS, etc.)
Recruited 60+ employees from outside to build a field organization capable of solution selling
Managed the Commerce One Strategic Alliance from a field operations perspective
Orchestrated CEO’s communication on strategic topics – key customers and strategic partners
Led the charge to set up and implement a SAP wide product portfolio planning methodology for development resource allocation
Organized and led two annual strategy summits of the SAP, AG Executive Board
Co-created mySAP.com and was in charge of all major alliance partners – IBM, TIBCO, HP, Accenture, PWC, CGEY
Created the blueprint for marketplace.mySAP.com and led the execution efforts
Co-founded SAPMarkets, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of SAP dedicated to e-commerce applications
Led the effort of spinning out Tealeaf, a development unit of SAP, AG in the area of auditing software which has now been acquired by IBM
Co-managed a project to test the applicability of SAP software in the small business segment
Group Manager, Business Development: In charge of business development group (25 FTEs) of the orthopedic trauma business that accounted for 75% of total company sales of $260 million
Identified and assessed new technologies in areas of computer assisted surgery, minimal invasive surgery and bioabsorbable materials and devices
Managed the LISS project from concept to market (Less Invasive Stabilization System reduced conventional surgical time for long bone trauma by 50%)
Led the effort of managing marketing activities with distributors and subsidiaries in Western Europe and the Pacific Rim. Managed strategic client (surgeons, hospitals, and academic institutions) relations worldwide.
Developed and implemented a new process for compression molding acetabular cups and knee components resulting in $2 million annual savings and improved quality. Received President’s award
Published and presented over 10 articles in peer reviewed journals and major conferences
Aniruddha Nazre Launched 3 new trauma products in 2.5 years, increasing Zimmer’s trauma market share by 5%
Co-managed clinical and pre-clinical studies and dealings with the FDA for all three product introductions
Developed industry wide standards for testing bioabsorbable products by leading an ASTM task force
Received 4 U.S. and 3 European patents on medical devices and related instrumentation
On the board of Shakti, a non-profit organization created by the Hewlett Foundation to focus on Energy Policy in India
Hobbies: 5k running, biking, squash, travel and learning languages
Fluent in 5 languages (English, German, Hindi, Sanskrit, Marathi)
Married with 2 children
Aniruddha Nazre Patents
United States EP0686373
Issued December19952. Bioabsorbable suture anchor: Orthopaedic Implant with bearing surface
United States EP0761242
Issue d August 19, 1996
3. Adjustable connector for external fixation rods
United States US5405347
Issue d April 1995
4.Surgical parallel drill guide
United States D354810
5.Adjustable connector for external fixation
United States EP0611007
Issued August 1994
6.Adjustable connector for external fixation
United States EP0717968
Issued June 1996