Srinivas (Benné) Betté has more than 40 years of increasing responsibility and achievement as an engineer, executive, leader, and entrepreneur in the energy and technology industries. Currently, as Chairman & CEO of Quasitum Inc., a company that is involved in the Oil and Gas, Infrastructure businesses and new technology ventures. His focus is building new businesses, investing in new ventures and advising companies. He is the founder Chairman of IITEAN – an entrepreneur advisor network. Recently he served on the Advisory Board of Cairn India Ltd., an $11B oil and gas company, and aLTreo an Oil Reserves based financial services firm. He was the President & CEO of Reliance International Exploration & Production Inc. during 2007-09. In this capacity he led Reliance Industries’ International oil and gas activities ranging from business planning to development and operations in the US, Colombia, Peru, Middle East, and Australia. Prior to that he cofounded Mcube Investment Technologies and as the CTO he led the technology effort to build financial asset management software tools for large institutional & pension funds. Benne started his career in the oil and gas industry with Mobil Oil Corporation where he spent 18 years in various technical and senior management positions including VP and Head of Sub-Surface Producing Technologies Division for Mobil Technology Company. He currently serves on the Industrial Advisory Board of the Chemical Engineering Department at University of Houston. He was on the executive committee of Global Petroleum Research Institute during 1997-98 and was on the Board of Directors for Abu-Dhabi National Reservoir Research Foundation in 1989. Benné has authored over 27 technical papers and has delivered many keynote speeches and seminars. He received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston, Houston, Texas.