Mr. Somaia (DIN: 00059201) holds a BSc (First Class) in Economics from the London School of Economics and MBA from Harvard Business School. He is the Managing Director of Lightspeed Advisory Services India Pvt. Ltd. which advises Lightspeed Venture Partners, a leading global venture capital and growth equity firm with $2B under management. Mr. Somaia has fifteen years of operating, entrepreneurial and investment experience in the US and India and his background and interests encompass technology and technology-enabled businesses.
Previously, Mr. Somaia was Joint Managing Director of Twiga Fiberglass, a leading manufacturer of thermal and acoustic insulation solutions in India and a partner of Saint Gobain, one of the largest building materials companies worldwide. He was also a management consultant with Bain & Company and an investment banker with Salomon Brothers.
In addition to IEX, Mr. Somaia currently serves on the boards of U. P. Twiga Fiberglass, ItzCash Card, and Four Interactive