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Ish Anand

Senior Strategic Advisor

Ish has 32 years of experience in industry and as an entrepreneur in 5 continents. He has worked with several Indian, Trans-National & Multi-National Businesses from inception to leadership roles. He has had 2 successful stints as an entrepreneur with one of the companies he founded being taken to a successful IPO in 2018. Over the last 10 years he continues to on the one side be involved in building success stories in the startup domain (many funded by top tier VC firms) & on the other side build his own venture investment portfolio.


During his corporate & entrepreneurial journey, Ish has worked in the areas of Private

Equity, Real Estate & Infrastructure, Hospitality, Education, IT / ITES, e-Commerce, CoLiving & Student Housing, FinTech, Blockchain & the Startup Ecosystem delivering several landmark projects. Ish has delivered several landmark projects in India with Ascendas CapitaLand, Business Parks & Technology Parks – India, Singapore, Indiabulls Real

Estate (a Blackstone Company), Leela Hotels, Palaces & Resorts (a Blackstone

Company), Inno Group Private Equity – Residential Real Estate, Hotels & Infrastructure (Inno Group Belgium), Isthara Co-Living & Student Housing – Rental Housing Assets, The Choice Group – Landmark Educational Assets.


Over the last 8 years he has successfully steered a Global SME / MSME Consulting

Licensing agreement in India with a UK based entity which operates across 16 countries. Ish has an excellent track record of having shown growth and consistent financial performance with ventures he has been involved with. He has recently incorporated a set of new ventures in the UAE which are a Boutique Advisory & Consulting Firm – ‘Relia Smart Global Advisory’

– ‘Global Solutions to Local Problems’ and a Fintech Platform – ‘Your Investment Story’ – a

Global Demand & Supply Aggregation platform focusing on Financial Inclusion & Education, Community Building and aggregation of curated globally compliant Investment Opportunities across several traditional and new age asset classes. He is also in the process of incorporating a structure out of the UAE for investments in Asia, Middle East & Africa.


Ish is a passionate trainer & motivational speaker and has been invited to speak at several National & International Conferences and Forums on a diverse set of topics since 2012. He has also appeared on television as an expert commentator and is featured in the book

“Leading with Excellence” – 5 Incredibly Useful Leadership Insights from 100 Top Achievers – By Raam Anand. He, works closely on several Innovation & Entrepreneurship initiatives for young students – constantly pushing for the youth to be job creators and not just employees. Ish believes strongly in giving back to society and sits on the Advisory Board of several Impact Driven organizations.


He is a winner of the “Outstanding Leadership Award” at the Money 2.0 Conference at

Dubai in Dec 2022. In Sept 2023 Ish was selected as ‘One of the Most Admired Global Indians for 2023’ by the ‘Luxury, Lifestyle & Business Magazine’ PASSION VISTA which is primarily distributed to the Indian Diaspora the world over.


Ish was a Graduate Merit student at the National University of Ireland (Galway) in Hospitality Studies, followed by stints at Wharton Business School & Georgia Tech where he got additional qualifications in Business Management, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation & Technology Commercialization. He is also a Certified Business Coach & Master Trainer and an ICF Certified NLP Practitioner & Life Coach.


Ish leads the strategic advisory and development as its Senior Strategic Advisor at Asia Law Offices LLP.


Prominent (Current & Past)- Board & Advisory Assignments


Senior Strategic Advisor at Asia Law Offices LLP

EST FAB (Fintech & Blockchain) – Global Academic Advisory Board Member

Fifty Shades Greener Ireland – India & UAE Partner Award Winning ESG & Sustainability Education Venture)

Isthara Co-Living & Student Housing – Past Co-Founder Executive Director (2 years – Responsible for multi-city expansion and scale up to 12000 beds)

Logistics Now (India) – Advisory Board Member & Stakeholder

My Finance Wellness (India) – Advisory Board Member

Signum Hotels & Resorts Pvt. Ltd. (India, UK & GCC) – Advisory Board Member & Chief Strategy Officer

Gracehut Foundation (NGO) – Advisory Board Member,

Her Money Talks (India) – Advisory Board Member,

Wadhwani Foundation (India VFT Startup Program) – Past Advisory Board Member (3 years)

Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (J&K) – Past Advisory Board Member (2 years), Startups,

Newchip Accelerator (USA) – Past Global Mentor & Guest Lecture Faculty,

Loyal VC (Canada) – Global Advisor,

SP Jain Institute of Management & Research (QS Global Ranking – #29 in Asia & #151 – #200 in the world) – FinNovate, FinTech Accelerator – Past Expert Faculty & Mentor,

Dallas Venture Capital (India & USA) – Past Advisor (Fund Raise & Business Development)

Tamil Business Warriors (11 Countries) – Advisory Board Member (Growth, Scale & Cross Border Trade)

Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai – Past Startup Mentor (

Stanford Business School – South Asia, Past Startup Mentor (


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