Upal Basu has been a pioneer in the mobile enterprise industry for over 15 years. In 2000 he founded one of the world’s first mobile device management companies, Mformation Technologies, which in 2013 was managing over 500 million devices worldwide. For the last five years, as Partner at Nokia Growth Partners (NGP), he has been focused on investing in mobile enterprise companies and entrepreneurs in both developed and emerging economies. Having lived and worked in the US, India and Europe, he brings a truly global perspective to the mobile enterprise industry.
Previous to NGP he was a strategic management consultant for McKinsey & Company in New York and London where he advised clients on major acquisitions, new market entry strategies, and the creation of new businesses. Prior to joining McKinsey, Upal led Product Management activities for Risk Management Solutions (RMS), a leading provider of software technologies for the management of insurance risks. Upal has an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MS in Engineering from Stanford University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Imperial College, London.