Rahul Saxena is a former senior vice-president of Verizon Communications. He has directed several startups around the world, co-founded Vodafone-Italy, and was head of Verizon’s European operations and MD of its software organization in India. Presently, he is an advisor to startups, and volunteers as a board director in social enterprises that operate in India and globally. Rahul has a Ph.D and an M.Phil in Economics from Columbia University, and an MA and BA from St Stephen’s College, Delhi Univ. He shares his time between New York and New Delhi.