Simanta Das is the founder of Rising Stars. Based on his experience, He also founded Ayursundra Healthcare focusing on creating long term sustainable solutions through effective use of capital in Healthcare and Technology through process optimizations.
Further, Simanta is a board member of 21st Century Informatics, an Healthcare IT solutions company, providing IT solutions to over 200 hospitals and 400 laboratories worldwide.
Simanta has been the Chief Strategy and Technology Officer for Kempen Merchant Bank and the Global Head of the Healthcare Innovation Group, Investment Banking at ABN AMRO in the Netherlands. He remains an eternal student of Physics, Philosophy and Logic having studied Experimental High Energy Physics at CERN and Management at MIT.
Maarten R. Scholten holds a Master of
Science in politics from theUniversity of Paris (Sorbonne) and a JD Commercial Law from the University of Amsterdam. He started his career at Loeff & van der Ploeg a Dutch law firm (now part of Allen &Overy ) working in the Amsterdam and New York offices.
During his two decades at Schlumberger, Maarten was Director of Legal Service, Head of Finance, President Schlumberger Oilfield Services ECA (Europe, Africa and CIS), and Director Mergers & Acquisitions. From 2006 – 2009 he was Co-founder and Co-executive Director of Delta
Hydrocarbons SA (Luxemburg and Amsterdam) a private equity firm investing in the oil and gas business.
Subsequently, Mr Scholten acted as advisor and board member of several companies in the energy, medical and IT sectors. Since January 1, 2014 he is Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Total SA, based in Paris, France.
Jan Willem has 30 years experience as financial advisor in the area of Private equity, structured investments, M&A and Public Capital Markets. As well as leading transactions across industries in these areas, his focus has been very much on driving innovation and building new organisations.
After reading law in Leiden and Columbia Business school, he started his career at Pierson, Heldring & Pierson to become a Managing Director in 1990 heading up Corporate Finance, he joined ABN AMRO in 1996 to become Senior Executive Vice President in 2000 heading up Global M&A.
Recently he was Chairman of the board of Kempen & Co from October 2008 until July 2010 and is currently the chairman of Stalhmarg and 21st Century Informatics.