Board-Commitee

GBN comprises of an adept team that tirelessly works to deliver your required service. We function with a Win-Win approach, to help each other grow. Our motto, Stay Together Grow Together, is the core of our functioning.

Our Founder Viresh Vora

A commerce graduate from Mumbai University and an exceptional marketing professional, Viresh Vora began his journey of GBN with a WhatsApp group in 2007. It all started with a group of 12 close friends, all proficient in their field of business, coming together and working on an idea. That WhatsApp group has now taken the form of a large networking enterprise, focused on the upbringing of small and medium businesses. Viresh has a strong liking to connect with engaging people.

His vision

Viresh envisions GBN on a global platform. He desires to lead his members into successful entrepreneurs with unceasing work opportunities. Viresh had been adamant to extend his helping hand towards the small and medium enterprises. He fueled his desire by constantly working on a plan to bring forth the best for them as well as for himself. He coined the term “GEMS” for his members as he believes them to be the precious stones that will make the company shine amidst everything else.

His ideals

Our founder resonates with the ideas of Mr. Ratan Tata and Mr. Dhirubhai Ambani. He seeks to blend their humbleness and larger than life vision, within himself. A passionate entrepreneur himself, Viresh would always pay close attention to the characteristics that these legends hold. He highly regards their innovative and ethical ways to generate profit as well as their untiring efforts to contribute to society. Viresh also supports the ideology of our respected Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi. His principle of “Sab ka Saath Sab ka Vikas” has been instrumental in creating the motto for GBN.

Other endeavors

An ardent supporter of women empowerment, Viresh has opened up this platform to support women entrepreneurs. Though he believes that women have the power and zeal to stand for themselves, he invests in women empowerment out of his respect for womankind. With a desire to contribute to the well-being of the poor and needy, Viresh undertakes several social services. He is also an active member of the Rotary Club of Borivali.

Our Co-Founders

Co-Founder Ashwin Gala

This co-founder of the GBN group holds an extensive 34 successful years of business experience. Mr. Ashwin Gala along with his core focus on business also has an eye for social services. He is an active member of the Rotary Club of Borivali, Kutchi Visa Oswal Samaj, and BJP Gujarati Cell. With a benevolent personality and a charitable heart, Ashwin aims to contribute to the well-being of the deprived. He is now focused on developing a business chain to support his idea of the upbringing of poor and needy. He brings on his elaborate expertise to help GBN achieve greater victories.



Co-Founder Hemant Asher

Although a commerce graduate, Hemant Asher holds his forte in PR and Communications. He has a keen interest in knowing engaging personalities. His desire to either learn something from them or leave them with his thought process is appreciated by everyone. Our co-founder holds 30 years of business experience and brings it into practice at GBN. His ability to lead and guide the executives is thoroughly commendable. Hemant also has an eye for social services. He is actively involved with several NGO’s to help them with finance as well as inspiration. He currently is the Joint Secretary in Borivali Sanskruti Kendra. He is also the Director of Rotary Club in Borivali, Sub Committee Member Mandapeshwar Civic Federation — Sports complex and Committee Member for Past Students Association Borivali Education Society.


Our Mentors

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Dr. Mita Dixit

With an experience of 25 years in management consulting, marketing, and human resource strategies, this leading lady comes out as a strong decision-maker. Dr. Mita Dixit is the Co-founder and Director at Equations Advisors Pvt. Ltd, one of the few family business advisory companies in India. Apart from her strenuous efforts for GBN, she also has the following achievements to her credit:

  • First Indian to undertake a Ph.D. in “Conflict in Indian Family Businesses”
  • Chemical Engineer with a Masters in Marketing
  • Co-author of "The 5Gs of Family Business"• Co-author of "The 5Gs of Family Business"
  • Coaching women entrepreneurs and women directors from a family business and imparts her expertise
  • Specialization in helping business families and their organizations on growth strategies, family governance, and succession planning
  • Public speaker at national and international conferences
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Atul Joshi

Mr. Atul Joshi holds a dynamic foundation of banking, law, economics, and accounts. He is the Founder and CEO of Oyster Capital Management. He advises clients on corporate restructuring, strategic initiatives, risk management, fundraising, partner search, etc. He is a renowned economic policy veteran and an exceptional banker with nearly 30 years of experience. He also has worked with ICICI and ING Vyasa undertaking various functions like Project finance, Currency trading, and debt capital markets. Mr. Atul Joshi also has a few more accolades to his credit:

  • Former MD & CEO of Fitch Ratings Group – India & Sri Lanka
  • Former MD & CEO of Fitch Ratings Group – India & Sri Lanka
  • Managing trustee of Janmabhoomi Group of Newspapers
  • All India 12th Rank Holder in Chartered Accountants exam
  • A Double graduate in Commerce and Economics
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Manish Gala

A commerce graduate from Mumbai University, Manish Gala is recognized for his diligence and flexibility to work. This zealous co-founder doesn’t take a No when it comes to learning. He encourages his team to know more and strive to increase their foundation of knowledge. Manish is also engaged in the manufacturing of Eco-friendly fly ash bricks and also holds a plant of the same in Panvel. With a vision to bring enormous success to GBN, Manish is always on the go. He strives to create opportunities as well as lead with confidence and condor.

He is also recognized for

  • 30 years’ experience in Import and Export business.
  • Flawless money management
  • Vision and Resilience

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