Mr. Sanjay Patwardhan

Advisor, AI Business

Sanjay Patwardhan brings over 33 years of experience in data science, business intelligence, and management consulting to the advisory board. His expertise lies in designing and implementing data-driven solutions that empower businesses to gain insights, make informed decisions, and achieve strategic goals.


  • Extensive domain knowledge: Proven track record of success across various industries including healthcare, manufacturing, telecom, legal, and finance.
  • Technical expertise: Adept in leading large data warehouse implementations, building dashboards for senior management, and utilizing cutting-edge tools and technologies like AI, ML, and deep learning.
  • Leadership experience: Held senior positions such as Executive Vice President and Delivery Head, managing large teams and delivering complex projects.
  • Academic credentials: Double post-graduate in computers, MBA, certified data scientist from Johns Hopkins University, and certified data warehouse architect.
  • Industry recognition: Serves on the Board of Directors and Advisory Board for prestigious institutions like MIT-WPU and DY Patil University.

Contributions to Vidushi Infotech

  • Provide strategic guidance on applying AI and data science to solve critical business challenges.
  • Share market insights and industry trends to inform product development and go-to-market strategies.
  • Offer mentorship and support to the data science and analytics team.

Sanjay’s passion for leveraging data to create positive change, combined with his deep technical expertise and proven leadership skills, makes him a valuable asset to our advisory board.

Mr. Aqueel Merchant

Advisor, Business Strategies & Merger and Acquisition

Aqueel Merchant brings over 20 years of diverse experience to our advisory board, spanning entrepreneurship, global leadership, and operational excellence. His journey began at the young age of 19, where he built a successful startup to a turnover of ½ Million USD. This early experience instilled in him a deep understanding of the challenges and rewards of building a business from the ground up.

He then transitioned to a leadership role at Accenture, managing a complex shared-services portfolio across India and the Philippines. This exposure to diverse industries and functions honed his ability to navigate challenges, build high-performing teams, and drive results.

Driven by his passion for helping others, Aqueel has spent the last five years dedicated to supporting young entrepreneurs. He actively mentors and guides them through critical hurdles, drawing on his own entrepreneurial journey and learnings. Additionally, he founded and led a dev-ops company, further solidifying his expertise in building and scaling businesses.

Aqueel is a strong believer in continuous learning and personal growth. He actively seeks out new challenges and experiences, constantly expanding his knowledge base. He is also a highly motivated individual with a strong work ethic and a collaborative spirit.

Here are some of the key highlights of Aqueel’s expertise:

  • Entrepreneurship: Founded and built successful businesses from the ground up.
  • Global leadership: Managed complex shared-services portfolios across diverse industries.
  • Operational excellence: Proven track record of driving efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Mentorship: Passionate about guiding and supporting young entrepreneurs.
  • Continuous learning: Committed to personal and professional development.
  • Teamwork: Collaborative and results-oriented individual.

Aqueel’s unique blend of experience, expertise, and passion is invaluable to our advisory board. His insights and guidance is instrumental in helping us achieve our strategic goals and drive sustainable growth.