Gaurang Chandrakant


Gaurang leads the vision of PlateonSlate, passionately driving the product development to make it the best dining experience companion at the top end global restaurants. PlateonSlate originated from the work that he was doing while running EkDisha and since has grown it from an idea to a business with the help of a strong leadership team. At present, he is also responsible for customer acquisition and strategic partnership development.

He has been intimately involved in various aspects of mobile devices and consumer electronics for a number of years. Over the years at Microsoft, he was responsible for product planning, program management and feature development in Windows Phone and Server & Tools Business groups; working with some of the largest names in consumer electronics like HP, Samsung, Motorola, HTC, Toshiba, Sharp, LG, on product development. He established strategic partnerships and successfully commercialized mobile concepts. The last 5 years at Microsoft he led key initiatives with Quanta, Wistron, Foxconn, critical upstream players in consumer electronics industry.

Having worked and travelled extensively in Asia for the last 20 years, Gaurang keeps getting more enthralled with the changes and the continuity that the region has experienced. He is currently playing catch up with his 3 year old daughter who, after 9 short months in Beijing, is fluent in Mandarin. A futile goal.