Neelakantan (Neel) is Chief Business Officer, joined Alef in 2014 and is responsible for developing new business models and drive revenue growth working with Enterprises, Digital Media, Content & Gaming providers, Digital Commerce companies and Telecom service providers across Asia Pacific. Neel has more than 17 years of rich executive and senior management experience. From 2011-through 2014 he was Country Leader and VP for Manufacturing and Resources at IBM India. He was General Manager of Sales at IBM India from 2008 through 2011. Prior to 2008, Neel was a Lead Sales Account Manager at IBM, and early in his career worked as a consultant.

Chemical Engineering Degree from IIT Delhi and an MBA from S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai. He has attended executive management programs at INSEAD School of Business, Singapore and China Europe International Business School, Shanghai.