SANJAY BONDE

CEO and President, Bonde Ventures and Advisory Services

Sanjay is an investor and expert at helping companies develop innovation-led global Go-to-Market strategies and corporate development. He brings more than 20 years of international corporate development experience in companies from single person incubated start-ups to $20 billion organizations. He is a strategic advisor to numerous ventures in Silicon Valley.
Sanjay was previously the President and CEO of Mahindra GenZe, a smart electric vehicle company based in Palo Alto, CA. Sanjay has lived and worked in Europe, Asia, and the US and has led several functions (notably Sales, Finance, Talent Management, Supply Chain and Procurement, IT and Strategy) on his way to his becoming CEO. Prior his appointment as CEO of Mahindra GenZe (Electric Vehicles), Sanjay was Vice President and General Manager at Bristlecone, a Mountain View California-based global semiconductor and high-tech supply chain consulting company. He also held the position of General Manager of Corporate Development and Strategic Planning at Mahindra & Mahindra. He has worked in several industries and in various leadership capacities for 20 +years, being instrumental in their joint ventures and M&A group and global collaborations.
Sanjay has committed his personal time to mentoring and teaching entrepreneurs. He teaches Business Strategy at the Presidio Graduate MBA School in SF for disruptive businesses. Sanjay received executive leadership training at Harvard Business School and the London School of Economics after getting his MBA/MMS from Narsee-Monjee Institute of Management Studies, University of Mumbai and a BE in Electrical Engineering from Amravati University.