Xiaomi's Manu Kumar Jain Announces G42's Founding Team

The company has appointed Aakriti Gupta as finance director, Reema Dash as legal director, Sanuj Shah as programme director & Rahul Pal to lead the AI projects


Manu Kumar Jain, former Global Vice President of Xiaomi Technology, assumed the role of CEO of G42, an artificial intelligence business, in September 2023.

He recently announced the founding team, which includes Aakriti Gupta as Finance Director, Reema Dash as Legal Director, Sanuj Shah as Programme Director, and Rahul Pal directing the AI projects.

“Starting a new adventure brings a mix of excitement and challenges. The biggest challenge is convincing the first 5-10 team members to join, since no one knows about you. Have experienced it multiple times - from starting Jabong, to launching Xiaomi India, to now diving into the world of AI and Supercomputing with G42,” Jain stated on LinkedIn. 

Jain, a tech entrepreneur, has previously served as the Global VP for Xiaomi Technology and has held key leadership roles at companies including WorkIndia, ZestMoney, KrazyBee, Jabong, McKinsey & Company and Dink Couple. 

Aakriti Gupta, Head of Finance at G42 India is a chartered accountant with an experience in handling multi-dimensional roles across diversified industries. Prior to joining G42, she served as the associate director at Ola. She has also served at Kohler Co., Cairn Oil & Gas and EY. 

Reema Dash, Legal Director at G42 is an experienced corporate lawyer in corporate commercial transactional advisory, structuring and negotiations of commercial contracts, regulatory compliance in securities laws and financial laws, corporate governance, business strategy & advisory and litigation management. She has previously served at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co, AZB & Partners and J. Sagar Associates. 

Sanuj Shah, Programme Director & Chief of Staff at G42 joins the team from Groyyo where he served as the VP- Growth & Strategy. He has also worked for Matrix Partners India, Bain & Company and Deutsche Bank. He is an expert in financial analysis, training, business strategy, and P&L optimisation. 

Rahul Pal, who will be leading AI efforts at G42 has been with the company since August 2021 in the capacity of Applied Scientist- NLP. An expert in machine learning, AI, NLP, project management and business strategy, Pal has previously served at EY, Course5i and Tata Consultancy Services. 

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