Nilesh Lakhani

Former Chief Financial Officer at CTC Media, Inc.

Nilesh Lakhani

Nilesh Lakhani

Former Chief Financial Officer at CTC Media, Inc.

Career Highlights

CTC Media, Inc.
oDesk Corp.
Upwork, Inc.

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Director & Chief Executive Officer at Corp.

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Director at NS2.Com Internet SA

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Senior Of Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP

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Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Kaszek Management SA

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao

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Founder & General Partner at Riverwood Capital Management LP

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Founder at Netshoes (Cayman) Ltd.

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Chief Financial Officer at NS2.Com Internet SA

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Limited Partner at Lead Edge Capital Management LLC

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Chief Technology Officer at Upwork Global, Inc.

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Nilesh Lakhani
Former Chief Financial Officer at CTC Media, Inc.
Undergraduate Degree

The University of Manchester (UoM) is a large research university situated in the city of Manchester, England. Manchester University - as it is commonly known - is a public university formed in 2004 by the merger of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (est. 1824) and the Victoria University of Manchester (est. 1851). Manchester is a member of the worldwide Universities Research Association group, the Russell Group of British research universities and the N8 Group. The University of Manchester is regarded as a "red brick university", and was a product of the civic university movement of the late 19th century. It formed a constituent part of the federal Victoria University between 1880, when it received its royal charter, and 1903-1904, when it was dissolved. The main campus is south of Manchester city centre on Oxford Road. In 2012, the university had around 39,000 students and 10,400 staff, making it the largest single-site university in the United Kingdom.[5] The University of Manchester had an income of £827 million in 2012–13, of which £200 million was from research grants and contracts.[6] In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise,[7] Manchester came third in terms of research power and eighth for grade point average quality when including specialist institutions.[8] More students try to gain entry to the University of Manchester than to any other university in the country, with more than 60,000 applications for undergraduate courses.[9] According to the 2012 Highfliers Report, Manchester is the most targeted university by the Top 100 Graduate Employers.[10][11] In the 2012 Academic Ranking of World Universities, Manchester is ranked 40th in the world and 5th in the UK.[12] It is ranked 58th in the world and 12th in Europe in the 2014 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.[13] The university owns and operates major cultural assets such as the Manchester Museum, Whitworth Art Gallery, John Rylands Library and Jodrell Bank Observatory. The University of Manchester has 25 Nobel Laureates among its past and present students and staff, the third-highest number of any single university in the United Kingdom after Cambridge and Oxford. Four Nobel laureates are currently among its staff – more than any other British university.


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Career History
Chief Financial Officer
2004 - 2007

CTC Media is the leading independent broadcasting company in Russia. The Group owns and operates the CTC, Domashny and Peretz television channels in Russia, as well Channel 31 in Kazakhstan and a TV company in Moldova, and has more than 150 million people within signal reach. The international pay-TV version of the CTC channel is available in North America, Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Kyrgyzstan. CTC Media also has its own TV content production facilities through its subsidiary Story First Production. In 2006, CTC Media became a publicly listed company. The company’s common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market exchange under the symbol “CTCM”. CTC Media’s largest shareholders include Modern Times Group MTG AB and Telcrest Investments Limited

Chief Financial Officer
Prior - 2012

oDesk Corp. develops and manages an online job marketplace. It offers recruitment and job placement services for website developers, software programmers, graphic designers, writers, customer service representatives, and virtual assistants. The firm offers enterprise solutions, payroll services, and health benefits. The company was founded by Odysseas Tsatalos and Stratis Karamanlakis in 2002 and is headquartered in Redwood City, CA.

Chief Financial Officer
2010 - 2012

Upwork, Inc. operates an online marketplace that enables businesses to find, hire, and pay freelancers for short-term and longer-term projects. It provides managed services and marketplace offerings such as Upwork Standard, Upwork Enterprise, and Upwork Payroll. The company was founded in December 2013 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

Boards & Committees
Chairman of the Board
2012 - Current Corp. provides online travel agency services. It offers tours and corporate packages to destinations such as Paris, Cancun, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Barcelona, and Las Vegas, as well as vehicle rentals and hotel bookings. The company was founded by Roberto Hernán Souviron, Federico Fuchs, Martín Rastellino, Ernesto Cadeiras and Christian Vilate in December 1999 and is headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Independent Director
2012 - Current, Inc, a subsidiary of Corp., is an American company located in Miami, FL, that operates online travel agencies.

Member, Global & Mobile Council
Prior - 2017

Lumia Capital is a VC firm partnering with leading technology companies in the U.S. and select global markets to accelerate international expansion, business development and mobile partnership opportunities. Lumia works closely with management teams by pairing Silicon Valley insights with global knowledge sharing and relationships. Representative investments include: Careem, EatStreet, Greenhouse Software, Hired, Kabbage, MarkaVIP, OpenDNS (acq. by Cisco), Procore, and Xtime (acq. by Cox Automotive).

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