About Us

UNIDEL is a family of innovative technology companies that serve large, under-served, and fragmented markets with data-led insights.

In the emerging sectors of Industrial IoT, WealthTech and CareerTech, UNIDEL looks at the future and asks, why wait?

Guided by a keen vision, and fueled by the energy, discipline, and creativity to execute it, we seize the best of tomorrow and bring it to life today.

Our companies are category leaders that drive data-led industry insights in the markets we serve, propelled by a community of entrepreneurs, innovators, engineers, data scientists and functional experts.

Welcome to our world

Home to those who are one part collaborator and one part adventurer and where we play a long game that empowers people, rewards teamwork, and makes for no dull days. There is a name for this rare breed.

We’re called UNIDELians

Builders of disruptive technologies, vibrant customer communities and business models that connect the dots and challenge conventional thinking.

Why wait for the future…

Established in 1973,

UNIDEL started as a manufacturing company in the electro-mechanical engineering space, eventually growing into a leading industrial automation group. In 2007, UNIDEL shifted its focus towards software technology-based solutions by taking advantage of rapidly changing market trends.

Where Are We Going?

All our companies have a common theme – they’ve all built products, services, and customer relationships that drive insightful outcomes for the markets we serve. The future is about data-led disruptions.

Our Leadership

SUNIL K. DALAL

Founder & Chairman

ANIL WANI

President

CHIRAG NANAVATI

Managing Director

ROBIN WILLIAMS

Managing Director

PARIDHI KHAITAN

Managing Director

SACHIN DESHMUKH

Managing Director

Sunil is a serial entrepreneur and the founder of UNIDEL, a global enterprise with a focus on technology and innovation. He has built and scaled numerous tech companies since taking over and redirecting the family-owned engineering company.

Under Sunil’s leadership the group has spawned several successful ventures in the Industrial Automation, Industrial & Building IoT, FinTech and EdTech space. Sunil is passionate about building businesses that solve real world problems through technology and disrupt the status quo. The ability to connect the dots, devise unique strategies and have the execution discipline is what defines Sunil’s DNA.

Sunil is a member of the Young Presidents Organization and is keen on nurturing entrepreneurial talent. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering & Management of Technology from Vanderbilt University, USA.

Anil is responsible for operations and support functions across all UNIDEL businesses. He started his career with UNIDEL company, Digital Electronics Ltd, in 1975.

Through his career at UNIDEL, Anil has led grounds-up R&D, manufacturing and sales efforts for several generations of products including industrial instruments, electronic production systems, time attendance systems and CAD peripherals. Anil’s technical experience spans across electro-mechanical, electrical, electronics, embedded systems and software technologies.

Anil has consistently delivered predictable performance through the adoption of UNIDEL’s unique business management system across group ventures. Anil is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from Pune University and is passionate about building and nurturing high performance teams across business functions.

Chirag Nanavati is part of the founding team of Asset Vantage and leads its business operations including global product management and customer success programs. Previously Chirag led UNIDEL company Softdel as its Managing Director.

Chirag has wide ranging experience from managing start-ups and technology commercialization to venture capital. He started his career with Honeywell R&D labs in the US where he worked on commercializing real-time, mission-critical avionics and automation products. Subsequently, he was involved with an early-stage venture fund and later led business development and operations for a technology startup he co-founded.

Chirag holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA and a BS in Computer Science from Michigan Tech University, USA.

Robin Williams is a Managing Director at Asset Vantage, focusing on its technology and engineering operations.

Prior to joining AV, Robin was Managing Director of Institutional Relationships at SEI Archway Technologies. In this role, Robin was responsible for the management and growth of new and existing client relationships with private banks and other financial institutions. Robin joined Archway in 2016 from Private Client Resources (PCR), a consolidated data aggregation and reporting firm, where he held the position of Managing Director, Product Development and CTO.

While at PCR he was responsible for development and implementation of product and technology with the firm’s Private Bank, Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) and Family Office clients.

Robin holds a Bachelor of Science from the College of Charleston, SC, USA.

Paridhi heads the ProTeen business with a focus on its global product vision, go-to-marketing strategy and B2C and B2B2C revenue channels. Paridhi has led the spin-out of the ProTeen research and product development initiative inside the UNIDEL group to build a company that is changing the way young adults make academic and career choices.

Paridhi has a decade of experience spanning software product development, marketing and strategy across diverse sectors like Information Technology, Manufacturing, Automotive and Retail. Before joining ProTeen, Paridhi worked with global organizations like Infosys and Cummins.

Paridhi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science Engineering from Institute of Technology & Management (ITM) and an MBA in Marketing from Symbiosis Centre for Management & HR Development.

Sachin is a business leader with two decades of experience in the Technology industry. Known for his passion for business growth, Sachin has an impressive track record of scaling up new business units and geographies to build sustainable revenue streams across USA, Europe and APAC. As the Managing Director of Softdel, he drives aspects pertaining to business strategy, innovations, growth & profitability thereby contributing significantly to drive the next wave of growth for the organization.

Prior to joining Softdel and UNIDEL Group, Sachin served as Vice President at Cybage Software, a leading Product Engineering and Digital Solutions provider headquartered in Pune. In his role as VP and Regional Head for APAC, he was instrumental in setting up and growing the APAC business to make it one of the fastest growing business units for Cybage. Before joining Cybage, Sachin spent over 12 years with RPG group and Zensar technologies working across USA, Europe and India offices playing different roles across Technology, Presales, Sales and Strategy functions.

Sachin holds a master’s degree in Management from the S P Jain Institute of Management and Research in Mumbai and is an electronics engineering graduate from V.J. T. I, Mumbai.

SUNIL K. DALAL

Founder & Chairman

KISHORE R. DALAL

Founder & Board Member

DR. JUZAR MOTIWALLA

Board Member

DR. VINAY CHOWDHRY

Board Member

MAHESH ASRANI

Board Member

Sunil is a serial entrepreneur and the founder of UNIDEL, a global enterprise with a focus on technology and innovation. He has built and scaled numerous tech companies since taking over and redirecting the family-owned engineering company.

Kishore is an engineer from Case Institute of Technology, USA, and the founder of Electroslush & Digital Electronics, the group’s first engineering ventures. He commenced business in 1966 from the ground up in an era dogged by government controls and inadequate engineering and manufacturing infrastructure. Kishore grew the business to a commanding position in the Indian market entirely with local knowledge and skills.

Parallel to an entrepreneurial career, Kishore has spent over three decades researching Indian and global investment opportunities across multiple asset classes. Kishore is passionate about investing and is involved in research, analysis and product selection within the Group’s Family Office.

Dr. Juzar Motiwalla is a resident of Singapore and Board Member / Advisor to several companies in the technology space that have a global footprint. He was the Partner of Investments at Green Dot Capital where he was responsible for global investments. Prior to joining Green Dot Capital, he was Chief Executive Officer of Kent Ridge Digital Labs (KRDL), a 300 men high-tech laboratory that incubated 15 start-up companies in Asia and Silicon Valley. KRDL’s success in bridging competitive world-class technologies with high-growth markets has received international coverage including feature articles in Red Herring, Asian Wall Street Journal and Time. He also spearheaded the development of several multi-year international R&D partnerships with Apple, HP, IBM, Ericsson and others.

Juzar serves on the Board of UNIDEL’s investee company in the venture space. Juzar has been on International Executive Councils of several professional associations and for eight years was a Board Member of Singapore’s National Computer Board.

Juzar has an MSc and PhD in Systems Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, USA.

Dr. Vinay Chowdhry has been a successful innovator and entrepreneur in the life science industry for over 25 years. He founded biotechnology company QualiconTM, a subsidiary of DuPont that invented and markets DNA-based automated microbial analysis systems for the global food industry, serving as its CEO until his retirement. The company’s innovative products provide highly accurate microbial analyses of food and other products susceptible to microbial contamination, resulting in greater safety and quality. Previously, Vinay served in roles of increasing responsibility at DuPont, including General Manager at DuPont FQMS Venture and as Research Supervisor at DuPont Central Research & Development. He currently serves as an advisor to early-stage entrepreneurial companies.

Vinay received PhD and AM degrees from Harvard University, MSc from the Indian Institute of Technology and a BSc from Bombay University.

In over thirty-five years of his career, Mahesh Asrani has led the finance function in large global businesses in various capacities, including as Chief Finance Officer of COFCO International Limited. He is an experienced business manager with a strong finance background and expertise in managing the challenges of growing business in a global environment and steering business reorganizations. As a member of the top management team, he has been driving strategy, managing finance, and other functions in multiple countries and diverse cultures.

Mahesh is a Singaporean and has served on the Committees of the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce. At present, he is a member of the Audit Committees of SINDA, Singapore and Beyond Social Service, Singapore.

Mahesh is a Chartered Accountant and a Law graduate. He also holds the Financial Times (FT) Non-Executive Director Diploma.

Our Values

Our values are not meant to be just framed and hung on our walls

We live these - every minute and every day.

Many things have changed over the course of our journey, but our values have remained constant.

Our Approach

Our approach is based on these

7 Operating Principles

99% is all about execution and only 1% is about strategy.

1

We aim to deliver exceptional pre-sales and post-sales experiences to our customers.

2

We are obsessive about process orientation, and we continuously raise the bar to achieve the highest standards of excellence.

3

We continuously think out of the box, always innovating to deliver high-quality and differentiated products and services.

4

We work hard at attracting and retaining world-class talent.

5

Our people are our biggest asset, and we come together as a team to be highly dependable.

6

We embody frugal behaviour, stretching every dollar to extract the best value for money and avoid excessive and unplanned external funding.

7

We are agile in everything we do and quickly pivot to progress in the right direction.