Ajit Nazre joined Wellington Partners in 2012. He has been working as EVP and CSO at Reliance Industries Ltd since 2012. At Reliance, he has been responsible for launching "Jio", a Telecom and Digital Media Services venture that can potentially connect 500M Indians to the internet by the end of 2016. Before joining Reliance he was a Senior Partner at Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers (KPCB) from 2003 to 2011. Ajit made 19 investments with 11 exits. Some of his successful exits at KPCB included LuxVue (acquired by Apple), 3DV (acquired by MSFT), Virsa (acquired by SAP), Vertica (acquired by HP) and InfoEdge (IPO in 2006). Prior to KPCB, he worked at SAP from 1998 to 2003 first as Technical Assistant to Hasso Plattner, CEO, Chairman, and Co-Founder of SAP and later MD of SAPMarkets. Ajit Nazre was the founder SAPMarkets, the e-commerce company that SAP acquired in 2002. Prior to SAP, he worked for six years in the medical device industry. From 1991 till 1995, he worked at Zimmer, Inc. (then a subsidiary of Bristol Myers Squibb) and from 1995 to 1997 at Mathys AG (Synthes) in Switzerland.
He holds seven United States and four European patents and has published and presented over 15 articles in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. He holds a Ph.D. in Biomechanics from the Technical University of Hanover, Germany, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Michigan Tech, an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School, and an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the College of Engineering Pune, India.