Vedapriya Punyakoti

Member, Board of Directors SIMBYM

Truly believed in the idea and concept of the founder’s vision for solving the enterprise's pain points.

She is a B.Sc. Graduate from Queen Mary’s College, Madras, India. She is very practical, positive attitude and strong leadership. Her training classes and initiatives in parting innovative technology in different fields of Science and art have been unique & remarkable. She has been a sound and intelligent Pro bono consultant to the leading head of the Blue-Chip petroleum company, Shell and Bharath Petroleum Corp, South India. She was in the committee of the “Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility of this powerful Enterprise”. She was invited often to be the Chief Guest, to support and motivate children of the lesser socio-economic background by Shell & Bharath Petroleum Corporation, India.

Her love for nature helped introduce the ingeniously innovative idea of planting trees to celebrate chief guests in Public corporate sectors, Shell & Bharath Petroleum Corp. This phenomenal idea, was initiated to be followed in their important company public functions. Such changes were not easy in a public corporate sector, some 50 years back and at a time when people never thought of environment and protecting green. As then the tradition was to adorn the honorable guest’s and chief guest’s with expensive flower garland’s & put a shawl as a mark of respect, in any corporate special occasions & functions. She was revolutionary and ahead of her times, to make such practical yet remarkable changes, in the petroleum public corporate sector. Considered by many as a formidable achievement.

She is a beacon of light & strength, Vedapriya strongly and fervently believes education gives strength and independence of mind to women. She sits in the Board of Directors as a President on an Educational charitable organization.

Vinay Raj

Member, Board of Directors SIMBYM

Graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a B.S. in Managerial Economics & Information Technology. He moved back home, to Los Angeles where he started his career in Marketing Analytics. After a brief stint at a start-up that primed him on the Ad-Tech space, he moved on to Omnicom Media Group. Here he gained important digital media analytics experience with top brands like Levi's, Hilton, Dockers, and Principal Financial Group. In a couple of years, he moved to San Francisco -OMD, where he started working with Ancestry to improve TV and Digital performance across DR and Brand efforts

Currently, he is Analytics Manager at Essence, working with T-Mobile on measurement and testing across Digital and Social Media for all arms of the business. Additionally, he sits on the Product Management committee, helping to oversee the development and management of Essence's propriety analytics products.

Vinay has been involved, as a volunteer mentor with “Big Brothers Big Sisters” of Los Angeles, which is one of the oldest and largest youths mentoring organizations in the United States. He feeds his soul with Music & tries not to miss a concert, even if it meant traveling to the other side of the globe. His love for people and Philanthropy at heart, got him to be deeply involved at a very young age. The Boxing Day Tsunami, which killed over 250000 people across 14 countries, left him forever changed. He reacted swiftly but intelligibly with his huge contributions for the Banda Aceh, Indonesian earthquake & the deadliest tsunami in recorded history. His initiative was driven in a personal way to help affected people in Tamil Nadu and in a huge way to the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s Fund, in 2004 for the Indian Ocean Tsunami disaster. He sits on the Board of Directors of an Education Charitable Trust, PVCT, India. Motivating and giving a helping hand to the socio-economic underprivileged children of Tamil Nadu, towards higher education.