Team Makes a Startup

Board of Directors

Ms. Archna Wadhwa

Founder and Chairperson

Archna WadhwaAs the Founder and Managing Director of Analytics Saves at Work, Archna has more than 15 years of experience and has taken an accomplished career in the corporate world,having lived in the UK, US and India and served as a Senior Executive level. She has been successful in managing cultural diversity in worldwide businesses by harnessing the value of data. She is a change leader and innovator with the experience and expertise to bring about a real meaning to the bottom line of a firm.

Her idea is to tap inside the hidden efficiencies that exist in a business and deliver real cost saves and improved revenues for clients. Her belief is integrity, excellence, and innovation and expertise in the areas of Strategic thinking, Business transformation, Delivery, Making complex to simple. Archna believes that science, creativity and strategic thinking gives data science its true meaning.

Her interests are creative writing, art, travel, and theatre. She likes to spend free time with her daughter traveling to new regions, baking, visiting museums and art galleries. Archna holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur and a Bachelor of Engineering from Punjab University, India. She has done ‘Performance Leadership’ at London Business School and ‘Creative Writing’ at Oxford University, UK.

Mr. Bruce Cannon


Mr. Bruce Cannon has served as an international manager and senior executive in HSBC for 29 years across four continents. In his most recent role at HSBC, he worked as Regional Chief Risk Officer for Latin America wherever he was responsible for all aspects of risk management in 15 countries across the region. Prior to that, he was the Chief Risk Officer for Europe. His early career was with Standard Chartered Bank, including assignments in West Africa and Sri Lanka. After retiring from HSBC in 2014, Bruce has set up Rafe Associates, a UK based advisory and consulting firm offering services in multiple areas of risk management.

Professor Gautam Sinha

Gautam Sinha

Professor Gautam Sinha is the founding director of Indian Institute of Management, Kashipur, one of the most famous management schools in India. He has a decade-long experience with Vinod Gupta School of Management (VGSOM) at IIT Kharagpur where he was the professor of Operations, Supply Chain Management, and Manufacturing Strategy. He has spent 25 years in the steel and engineering industry with SAIL. He has received “Best Teacher Award in Operations Management” in Asia’s B-school Awards in 2011 at Singapore and “Thought Leader Award” in World Education Congress 2013 at Mumbai.

Mr. Liyaquat Khan

Liyaquat Khan

Mr. Liyaquat Khan has been CEO of two life insurers, one in India and other in the Gulf and also has been appointed Actuary for a General Insurer, Health Insurer, and Agriculture Insurance Company. Besides India, he has experience of serving in senior positions in the UK, Mauritius, and Gulf. He has been President of the Indian Actuarial Profession for three times over six years and is a Fellow of Institute and Faculty of Actuaries in the UK. Currently, Mr. Khan is in Consulting as Managing Partner of Global Risk Consultants and is Executive Director of Actuarial Consulting Congress of Asia.


Mr. Ian Ogilvie

Adviser – Strategy Implementation, Proposition Development, Technology and Operations

Ian Ogilve

Mr. Ian Ogilvie is an International Director with executive and non-executive experience in financial services and fintech. He serves a wide range of expertise having held a variety of senior executive positions in HSBC including Deputy CEO HSBC Malaysia, European Director of both HR and of Marketing, Global Head of Business Services preserving 50m customers across 60 countries.

Mr. Hardy Lo

Adviser-Partner on HK, Macau and China

Hardy lo

Mr. Hardy Lo has 20+ years of experience in Insurance and Technology amongst the top insurers and financial institutions in Asia. He operated for Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A. Asia as CIO and CIGNA as Global Head of Technology. Hardy is currently an Executive Director of Knowledge Consulting Group(KCG), Hong Kong.

Dr David Gardiner

Adviser – Credit Risk, Analytics and SME

David Gardiner

Dr David Gardiner has over 25 years’ experience in risk analysis and risk management, much of it at Senior Management level. He worked for Midland Bank and, subsequently, HSBC in a range of risk analytics roles from model development to leadership of a 50-strong analytics team. David is currently a non-Executive Director for a Housing Association and a Credit Union.

Mr. Tony Zupa

Strategic Global Business Adviser

Tony Zupa

Mr. Tony Zupa has 25+ years of experience in IT, business operations, procurement/sourcing, sales, marketing, and P&L responsibilities. Having spent 18 years at GE’s Industrial Systems and GE Capital, he has a deep industry subject matter expertise in the financial and energy management vertical markets. Tony is currently a successful Strategic Global Business Adviser.