Samir is an Advisory Board Member and a faculty at iSEED. An MBA from Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania), he is trained as a Chartered Accountant and a lawyer prior to completing his MBA at Wharton. He has worked in global financial markets for over 27 yrs with various firms (including Goldman Sachs) in New York and Hong Kong. Samir is an active investor in early stage companies, with investments in clean energy, technology, water, education and health-care. He is on the Investment Committee and Advisory Board member at an early stage investment firm, Contrarian Funds and on the Selection Council at Venture Nursery, an angel backed accelerator based in Mumbai. He’s also a Director in Waaree Energies Limited, a leading solar energy company in India and on the Capital Markets Committee at the Indian Merchants Chamber, Mumbai.