Boli Medappa is the founding member and Managing Director of Hermes Consulting Group, Inc. which advises communications and IT companies on global investment and market entry strategies. She is also the founding partner of India360, which helps companies capitalize on the growing business opportunities between India and the US.
Medappa has worked with, and in, India since the early 1990s, where she was instrumental in opening up the Indian market to private investments in infrastructure. As Managing Director US West India, she negotiated the first private investment for integrated broadband services, establishing operations for U S West in India. She has advised the Indian government on reform in the regulatory environment; negotiated joint venture agreements with local partners, and contracts with the Indian government.
Medappa's educational background includes an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the University of Denver, BA in Economics from India, and Executive Management programs at Harvard, Northwestern (Kellogg), Wharton and MIT.