Speaker Profile

Debesh Sharma

Founder & CEO, Azent LLC

Debesh Sharma is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Azent, a technology company focused on the Hotel & Hospitality industry intent on revolutionizing the way the average traveler looks at a hotel. Azent is a curated marketplace "with a difference” for independent hotels in Russia, CIS and East Europe, and is designed to remove the inherent uncertainty in quality when it comes to online travel. His mantra: the business future of travel is at the intersection of technology + marketing, and the creative future of travel is at the intersection of user experience + design.

 Before this, he was the Director and Founding Partner of an investment advisory and strategy consulting firm. Debesh also headed the office for a British management consultancy in India. In his previous avatar, Debesh had an illustrious career with the Indian Navy for 17 years.

He graduated at the top of his cohort during his MBA from the National University of Singapore, was on the Roll of Honor during his MSc in Strategy from the University of Madras and was highest in merit during his MSc from the University of Kochi.

 Debesh is a keen sportsman, having won several sailing competitions, rowing championships and golf tournaments. He has authored two books on operational processes, and conceptualized and produced two films. What keeps him busy these days is his love for photography, for which he has won several international awards, and trekking and climbing in the Himalayas.