Gehan Talwatte


Gehan started his career at Dun & Bradstreet in the USA. He co-founder a software start-up in India (Cognisant Technology Solutions), set up a workflow and credit automation business (eccelerate.com, sold to AIG) and was co-founder and CEO of Hoover's Online Europe (sold to D&B in 2005).

Most recently Gehan was CEO of Ascend Worldwide, a leading aviation information business backed by LDC and sold to Reed Business Information in 2011.

He has Master of International Affairs and MBA degrees from Columbia University and a BA from Swarthmore College.