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Amar Nehru


Advisor
Jaguar Health
Algeria

Biography

Amar spent his early career in the Merchant Marines, and was the youngest non-EU First Officer with A.P. Moller, Maersk Line. Subsequently, he joined Procter & Gamble in their accelerated Management Track Program, serving in a variety of functions such as Treasury, Product Management, and Advertising. In 1992, Amar joined and spent fifteen years at Microsoft Corp. He started and ran Corporate Development, Corporate Strategy, Venture Integration, and Microsoft Capital. In his role as the Vice President of Corporate Development and Corporate Strategy, he oversaw and executed approximately 300 deals for Microsoft, including the Great Plains acquisition, was instrumental in getting Microsoft into the navigation space, the game console business, the storage business, and the business applications space. Later, he started Trustworthy Computing at Microsoft, which was a major marketing initiative, institutionalized the competitive review process for Microsoft to evaluate its product and business strategies, and then finally got Microsoft into the healthcare vertical. He has also consulted with and been on advisory boards for several companies, including Jobster, Mozy Life, EMC, and Nexplore. In his last role, Amar oversaw Business Development and Strategy for the Unlimited Potential Group at Microsoft, whose function was to extend Windows and other Microsoft products into emerging markets, such as Brazil, Russia, India, and China.

Research Interest

Amar spent his early career in the Merchant Marines, and was the youngest non-EU First Officer with A.P. Moller, Maersk Line. Subsequently, he joined Procter & Gamble in their accelerated Management Track Program, serving in a variety of functions such as Treasury, Product Management, and Advertising. In 1992, Amar joined and spent fifteen years at Microsoft Corp. He started and ran Corporate Development, Corporate Strategy, Venture Integration, and Microsoft Capital. In his role as the Vice President of Corporate Development and Corporate Strategy, he oversaw and executed approximately 300 deals for Microsoft, including the Great Plains acquisition, was instrumental in getting Microsoft into the navigation space, the game console business, the storage business, and the business applications space. Later, he started Trustworthy Computing at Microsoft, which was a major marketing initiative, institutionalized the competitive review process for Microsoft to evaluate its product and business strategies, and then finally got Microsoft into the healthcare vertical. He has also consulted with and been on advisory boards for several companies, including Jobster, Mozy Life, EMC, and Nexplore. In his last role, Amar oversaw Business Development and Strategy for the Unlimited Potential Group at Microsoft, whose function was to extend Windows and other Microsoft products into emerging markets, such as Brazil, Russia, India, and China.

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