Board of Advisors

Umair Khan: Umair is Founder and Chairman of and also a Venture Partner with The Entrepreneurs’ Fund, an early stage silicon valley based venture fund.  He previously co-founded Clickmarks Inc., a mobile software company with investors such as Vodafone, DFJ, and Mitsubishi that was acquired by Semotus Inc. in 2005. Prior to that Umair was part of the Itanium microprocessor group at Intel Corporation early in his career. He holds a BS in Mathematics and an MS in Computer Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Kabir Lumba: Kabir is the Managing Director of Lifestyle International Pvt. Ltd., one of India’s leading retail companies. He has been in this role for the past 6 years. Kabir has over 20 years experience in organized retail in India having worked at Shoppers Stop and Pantaloon before joining Lifestyle in 2004.

Elliot Rudell: Elliot is the founder and president of Rudell Design LLC, one of the top toy invention, development and licensing groups in the world, based near Los Angeles, California. The company has been showcased on E! ENTERTAINMENT’S “World’s Coolest Toys” and Elliot was inducted into the Hasbro Toy Inventor Hall Of Fame in 2001. With over 70 patents and countless inventions in their portfolio, Rudell Design’s client list includes most major toy manufacturers in the world including Mattel, Hasbro, Fisher-Price, Spinmaster, Moose, Vivid, Tomy, Zing, etc. Their products have been successfully marketed by licensees throughout the world, from Australia to Hungary, South Africa to India, Japan to Argentina.

Charles Read: Charles is the co-founder and Managing Director of Blooloop Limited, based in the South West of England. Blooloop is the world’s most relevant and reliable news service for the attractions business, updated throughout the day and sourced from thousands of leading news journals, corporate press releases and websites across the globe. Charles is a frequent speaker on social media and other subjects relevant to the Theme Park and Visitor Attractions Industry. He has a degree in law and a broad business background, having worked for the last 20 years in publishing across a number of business sectors. Outside the Attractions Industry, his passions include his family, diving and cricket.

Charu Sharma: Charu Sharma, the ‘Voice of Indian Sport,’ is one of India’s most well-known TV commentators and sports executives. A graduate of St. Stephens, Delhi and Davidson College, NC, Charu was a 6-time junior national springboard diving champion and also qualified for the Commonwealth Games, Edmonton, Canada (1978). Charu started his sportscasting career at the IX Asian Games for the National Network of India in 1982. He has since covered a broad array of international and domestic sports events, ranging from cricket to tennis to gymnastics, for virtually every major Indian TV network. A long-standing sports management career peaked with the creation of Mashal Sports Pvt. Ltd., through which he conceived, founded and conducted India’s biggest and most successful sporting revolution – the Pro Kabaddi League. The inaugural edition of 2014 drew global attention and vaulted Kabaddi into becoming India’s second most watched sport. Sharma continues to work as a freelance sports anchor/commentator, sports management professional and voice-over artist. He regularly hosts award shows, corporate events and lectures on teamwork and leadership.