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Our Advisors

To make this dream a reality will hinge on able partnerships at all levels and across the spectrum of responsible organisations; leading influencers; eminent leaders; industry bodies and stakeholders- that's all of us that rightfully espouses the values and culture of Trust and stakeholder value creation 

Suresh Mahalingam 

Board Member | Leadership Coach | Business Mentor

Suresh has been a dynamic catalyst of change for over thirty years in corporate India. His core competency is the power to orchestrate multi-talented and diverse teams to execute future-ready strategies with passion and precision. He has had the rare opportunity to work across the BFSI and FMCG spaces in senior positions, such as MD & CEO of TATA AIA, Member Group Management Council at WGC, General Manager HDFC Life and Business Head at ITC Ltd, performing in a number of key roles. This has provided him with a unique perspective of what it takes to succeed in India.

FayrEdge Advisor Suresh Mahalingam 

Gery Messer

Global Technology Leader | Venture Partner | Advisor & Mentor | Spatial Web 3.0 | Blockchain Revolution

Gery is a Senior Executive and General Manager with more than 30 years of leadership experience in the technology, services, software, and telco space with industry leaders IBM, CenturyLink, Red Hat, EMC, Deloitte, and SAP. He has held full P&L responsibility for a multibillion-dollar business and led various organizations through high double-digit sales and revenue growth across Asia Pacific and Japan. His proven multicultural and multilingual background—as well as his commendable people management skills—were born out of his 25+ years of experience living in Asia. Gery has repeatedly and fundamentally changed the trajectory of businesses to lay the foundation for long-term growth in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and Europe.

FayrEdge Advisor Gery Messer

Shane Cragun

Managing Partner | Advisor | Author |

Thought Leader | Coach

Shane is the Managing Partner of He is a global thought leader, advisor, author, speaker, and coach in the areas of leadership, change, strategic pivots, culture, scalability and strategy. He's advised and trained executives and organisations in India, Europe, Asia, UAE, Australia, Africa, Mexico, Turkey and the U.S. Shane recently served as Senior Partner at Korn Ferry. Earlier in his career, he was an executive at FranklinCovey managing the client delivery function, and initially cut his teeth at National Semiconductor in Silicon Valley out of grad school. Shane was shortlisted for the Thinkers50 award for his best-selling book Reinvention: Accelerating Results in the Age of Disruption, and thought leadership in the field of personal and organisational change.

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