SOMSHANKAR DAS
President, Business Accelerator Inc

Somshankar Das, International business executive, investor and entrepreneur operating in technology businesses for the past 30 years, is currently President and CoFounder of Business Accelerator Inc, focused on building and scaling businesses around cutting edge digital technologies.

Prior to Business Accelerator, Som was Founder, CEO and President of e4e Inc for 10 years, a Business Solutions Company operating between the US and India.

Som has been a General Partner at Walden International, a Venture Capital firm that was a pioneer in India, starting in 1996 ($30 M fund). His successful investments include WebEx, MindTree, Sierra Atlantic, Techspan (Headstrong), Venture Infotek, Infotech Enterprises (Cyient), Siltera etc. Investors have had successful exits from most of these investments.

Som was an officer in the elite Indian Administrative Service (1974 to 1985), the Central Government's Civil Service (Maharashtra) in India. Amongst various assignments, he has been the first Collector and District Magistrate of Sindhudurg District in the Konkan Region and the Director of Industries for Maharashtra State

He holds a Masters Degree in Science (1971) from Calcutta University in Physics and Mathematics and a MBA from the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University (1985).