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Shandi J. Modi - Founder

Shandi has more than 18 years experience in the financial markets, as advisor to governments, policy makers, hedge funds and proprietary traders. He founded IDEAglobal as well as IDEAcarbon. Mr Modi was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the London School of Economics in recognition of his services to the financial industry.

Dr Jagdish Modi

Jagdish is a founding member of the company, supervising its global operations. He also set up IDEA Research Centre, a platform to work in collaboration with academia. Prior to that he was working at Cambridge University, where he published research papers, books in Parallel Computing, and is an editor of scientific journals. Jagdish received respectively BSc, MSc, and PhD, from Aston, Cambridge, and London Universities. For further information, see Who’s Who, 2001.


Dora Vardis, Partner, Vice President of Corporate Finance.

Dora joined IDEAglobal after 10 years in portfolio management, working for American Heritage Management and Thieme Associates as executive vice president, and for Deutsche Bank Capital. She has an MBA from Columbia University and has taught finance at Pace University.


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