Reapan Tikoo as Chief Executive Officer looks after the day-to-day operations of Powai Labs. He successfully steered Powai Labs from idea stage to its current form; attracting the best global talent, investors and working with the top global semiconductor clients. Prior to Powai Labs, he successfully handled key assignments with blue-chip Companies.
Experience prior to Powai Labs:
GTL Ltd (US $ 133.41 million Company): During his tenure as Head Business Operations, he was instrumental in growing sales by 712%.
HCL Corporation (US $ 2 Billion Corporation): While still a trainee, he single-handed set-up a vibrant branch and successfully ran it; taking the market share from 15% to 85%; recruiting, setting-up the office, channel partners etc. Initially operating from the hotel, he transformed the scale of operations. Later as Group Manager-CEG Group at NIIT Limited, he was instrumental in growing revenue by 308%.
Education: He is an alumnus of IIT Bombay and LSE, London.
Awards: He has been the recipient of Chevening Scholarship.
More about Reapan Tikoo
Reapan won gold at state level, in cycling; and enjoys cycling to office. He played basketball at state level and re-crossed the world famous Dal Lake, swimming a distance of 11.2 kilometers nonstop. Reapan scaled one of the toughest peaks in Pir Panchal range of Himalayas; Tratakotti Peak-15,555 feet; he has also climbed Mahadev Peak-13,013 feet, Gangabal-13,514 feet, Kausarnag -12,000 feet etc. He made a documentary movie, “Children of The Forgotten God; Kashmiri Refugees”; depicting how a whole community can be treated as dispensable for political gains.
Reapan has been invited to speak at leading technical & business schools like IIT Bombay, IIM Ahmedabad etc.; he has also been invited to World Trade Organization (WTO) at Geneva, European Union Parliament at Brussels, European Institute of Asian Studies at Brussels, Scottish Parliament Edinburgh, House of Lords-Westminster at London, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)-Paris & Brussels, United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) at Paris, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) at Paris, United Nations (UN) at Paris etc.
Reapan finished his schooling from government school, Mandi; a remote hamlet in rural India.