Arun Diaz is a consultant, entrepreneur and an advisor to a Venture Capital company.
Following a degree in Mathematics and an MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur Arun worked with Standard Chartered Bank for 28 years in all areas of banking with assignments in India, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia Pacific Region.
Since leaving SCB in late 2001, Arun was briefly Head, Reuters Consulting South Asia before becoming a freelance consultant in Banking. Arun is also on the boards of several private limited companies; both in his personal capacity and as a nominee of Aavishkaar Venture Management Services Pvt. Ltd. where he is an advisor. He then started The Apollo Clinic, Thane as a franchisee of Apollo Health & Lifestyles Ltd. in 2005/06 and Jeevanti Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. a venture funded start-up with the intention of operating a chain of affordable good quality secondary hospitals in semi-urban locations.
Arun has been associated with Aavishkaar since 2001 and has been on the Investment Committee or Internal Review Committee of many of its funds.
Arun is also an active member of TiE-Mumbai (The Indus Entrepreneurs, Mumbai Chapter) and enjoys mentoring new and upcoming entrepreneurs.