Girija Pande is the Executive Chairman of Apex Avalon Consulting Pte. Ltd, , a Singapore-based company that provides strategic consulting, research and analytics to businesses in the fast growing Asia Pacific (APAC) market. He has served on many professional and government think tanks in Singapore and India. Serves on the board of the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce (SICC) and the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS), which is affiliated to the National University of Singapore (NUS). Mr. Pande was the CEO of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) APAC for over a decade where he created a technology business of 11,000 staff in 15 countries for TCS. Having served as a banker with ANZ Banking Group for over two decades and as the Executive Chairman of the ANZ Grindlays Asset Management Company in India, he has also served on the advisory boards of private equity funds focused on India/Technology. Mr. Pande holds an Engineering degree from BITS Pilani and an MBA from India's top business school, IIM Ahmedabad.