From Barrels of Oil to Stacks of Chips
A product of the Delhi Institute of Technology and IIM Ahmedabad, Sudhir enjoys Poker and thinks he’s unbeatable at losing money in the game. He’s getting better, though - he recently made the final table of a 200 person tournament on a competitor’s website where he was researching product features (of course!). He’ll crush you at Scrabble though - in that particular game of skill, he’s one of the top 25 players in India!
Sudhir believes in being able to switch between ideas / big picture and execution / micro-detail. That ability served him well in his role as MD / CEO of Suntera Energy - one of India’s few oil exploration companies successfully producing hydrocarbons outside of India - and now he’s aiming to repeat the trick with poker and 9stacks.
His job is to ensure that 9stacks has the right mix of people who know what they are doing, and that they have the time and the resources to go and do what they need to.
Prior to 9stacks and Suntera Energy, Sudhir worked at McKinsey & Co., which taught him hard work, openness to feedback, and working effectively with people to get things done.
He’s also been an angel investor in other startups, including INI farms (India’s leading exporter of fresh fruits) where he’s on the board.
Father to three bright, young boys, Sudhir loves morning chai, board games and puzzles, and exploring new places every once in a while. He also likes posting a link each day on Facebook - and some of them can be fun to read - you can follow him here.