Course Mentor

Dilip KeshuDilip Keshu is an entrepreneur who now runs a private equity-backed global marketing agency called Group FMG, which operates in the US, UK and Asia.

Prior to Group FMG, he was a member of the Management Board of Xchanging plc, a FTSE-listed billion dollar company that specializes in business processing and outcome- based outsourcing services.

Before Group FMG, Keshu was a Board Member of Cambridge Solutions, a publicly listed company with operations in 9 countries and offices in over 56 locations. In 2005, he led the company (known at that time as Scandent Solutions), as its CEO, to a successful listing on 4 stock exchanges. By 2008, Cambridge was tracking at US$324m, when it was acquired by Xchanging.

Prior to Cambridge, Keshu acquired the e-business division of a NASDAQ listed firm called DA Consulting Group, Inc. (DACG) and became an entrepreneur. When a part of his firm was acquired by Scandent Solutions, he joined the company as its CEO.

In years before DACG, Keshu served as Managing Director and Vice President of Baan Asia Pacific where he ran a successful P&L operation covering the Far East and south Asia. He was widely acknowledged for his substantial contributions in significantly growing the company's market share and revenue in this region.

Prior to Baan, Keshu ran the Asian operations of Cincom Systems where he won several awards (Gold Circle, Quixote Club Award which is reserved for the firm's top performers), and was given the firm's top 'AAA' rating for performance.

Before his tenure at Cincom, Keshu ran the Manufacturing Solutions Division of a large systems integration firm, which sold and implemented ERP and CAD/CAE/CAM and PLM products. He started his career as a management trainee in a large aerospace firm where he distinguished himself by winning the company's top awards – the Chairman's Gold Medal and Wilkinson Sword for high performance.

Dilip Keshu holds a Master of Technology degree from IIT Madras, India. He lives in Princeton, N.J. In addition, he is the author of two books, Land of the Free, Home of the Brave and a book for young professionals and entrepreneurs, The Nine Dots.