His understanding of the immigrant community, while at Western Union and expertise in various channels of distribution to this segment will be extremely beneficial to the growth of ClearPath
(PRWEB) February 21, 2012
ClearPath, Inc., the leading provider of simplified immigration solutions, today announced it has appointed Chanakya “CK” Semlani, to its Board of Advisors.
Chanakya Semlani (CK) has more than 20 years of experience in global business development and strategic alliances with mature and start-up organizations.
“I have long admired CK and look forward to working with him. His understanding of the immigrant community, while at Western Union and expertise in various channels of distribution to this segment will be extremely beneficial to the growth of ClearPath,” said Michael J. Petrucelli, CEO, ClearPath.
He is currently part of the Executive Management and Global Head of Strategic Sales and Business Development at Vayana, an innovative financial solutions and services company backed by HDFC Ltd (India’s largest financial services group). He set up the sales and strategic partnerships throughout India, the Middle East and Africa and is getting ready to launch offerings in the US this year. He also is a founder and CEO of Blue Ocean Ventures, a technology incubator.
Earlier in his career, CK was Director at Western Union where he was responsible for Business Development, Strategic Alliances and Alternate Channels for the Americas. He was also part of the Executive Management team at Stock Smart (a Sevin Rosen backed company) and Laptop Lane (now part of the Regus Group), which he helped lead to a successful exit.
He has also been involved in humanitarian work and served as the Director for UN and International Affairs for IAHV (International Association for Human Values), a United Nations NGO with activities in more than 155 countries worldwide. He was also involved in the launch of The Hub – a co-working space for Social Entrepreneurs in the US.
He holds a Bachelors degree in Business and a Masters Degree in International Business.
CK joins other prominent immigration policy, legal and business thought leaders who advise ClearPath on a range of business issues. They include Amb. Eduardo Aguirre and Dr. Emilio T. Gonzalez, both former Directors of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS); Charles C. Foster, Co-Chairman of FosterQuan, LLP, and a former President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA); immigration and justice policy expert Joseph Cuddihy; and Manuel “Manny” Kadre, CEO of GC Caribbean Importers, LLC and Tom Ridge, the former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Governor of Pennsylvania.
ClearPath simplifies immigration filing, allowing users to complete common forms at a fraction of the price typically charged by immigration facilitators. Find the solution on the Web at http://immigrationxpress.iclearpath.com/ and via kiosks in select locations.
About ClearPath, Inc.
ClearPath, Inc. is revolutionizing the complex, costly and confusing immigration filing process. Founded by U.S. immigration agency insiders, ClearPath helps individuals and businesses take control of their own experience. ClearPath’s intuitive, Web-based solution simplifies the entire process, enabling users to quickly and easily file common forms at lower costs. Visit http://www.iClearPath.com and http://immigrationxpress.iclearpath.com.
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