Asia Retail Congress

About Sunil Jalihal

Sunil is a technocrat, serial and social entrepreneur. He has been a part of the IT sector for many years – working with CMC, Wipro, Siemens and Hewlett Packard in technical and management positions before co-founding tech startups.

He pioneered technology product startups eCapital Solutions, eVector & Mobimedia in the telecom and mobile software space starting in 1999 attracting venture funds from JP Morgan Chase, Intel Capital and the Reuters Greenhouse Fund. He led startup teams that created products in the Mobile Value Added Services Platform, Mobile Ticketing, mWallet and mHealth space.

Sunil has done a number of social projects - pioneering in India, a framework with the Lake Development Authority of Karnataka for Residents Associations to Adopt & Maintain Lakes.

He authored a coffee table heritage book - Romancing the Chilli – highlighting India's agricultural, cultural and culinary heritage around the Chilli. The book went on to win 3 awards at the World Gourmand Awards at the Louvre in Paris. Sunil wrote about and created the concept of Military Tourism in India (2008) and was called upon to lead the creation of Veer Yatra – Military Tourism (2016) by Maharashtra Ex-Serviceman Corporation (MESCO, a Govt. of Maharashtra Company) where he created the concept with 20+ military tourism packages.

He has been Advisor, Eco-System partnerships at Yulu Bikes, a hi-tech, micro-mobility startup - helping Yulu expand its services into various Smart Cities in India.