Invicara Leadership & Board of Directors

Executive Team

Anand Mecheri
Anand MecheriChief Executive Officer

An entrepreneur since college, Anand has more than 25 years of experience in the smart building technologies and services industry. His passion is developing tech businesses both in respect to products and services.

His earlier ventures under the iMetrex Group included “DATS”, India’s leading electronic security, safety and building automation company, and “Europlex”, an Irish technology company that built class leading security control equipment and integrated security management software. Siemens AG completed the acquisition of the iMetrex group in December 2009.

With a proven track record to envision, bootstrap, scale and create value in startups, Anand brings a wealth of leadership experience and business acumen to the team.

Edwin Blos
Edwin BlosChief Financial Officer

Edwin brings extensive experience in managing global businesses to the Invicara team. He has a background in building technologies having served as CFO for Siemens Building Automation in the headquarters at Switzerland for eight years. He also assumed international assignments as CFO in the automotive and energy sectors.

Before Edwin joined Invicara he was the head of corporate strategy, Americas for Siemens. His goal at Invicara is to establish a high performance culture and help the company create sustainable success. Edwin keeps the balance in his life by practicing ancient well being sciences from eastern cultures.

John Lynch
John LynchChief Product Officer

John Lynch has more than 30 years of software business experience, mostly in senior executive positions. Previous experiences include roles as vice president of product development and chief technology officer at Autodesk, and senior vice president of portfolio development at Bentley Systems.

John’s unique combination of business focus, market orientation and deep technical experience has helped him contribute to building market segment leaders throughout his career. He has spearheaded more than 40 acquisitions, and led product teams through major platform and cultural shifts. John’s contributions to small to medium-sized businesses have helped them achieve sustainable growth, competitive advantage and optimal results.

Non-Exec Board Members

Louise Foody
Louise FoodyDirector of Digital & Brand
Kingspan Group

Louise is the Director of Digital and Brand at Kingspan Group, where she is responsible for defining and implementing a digital transformation strategy as well as group-wide customer experience programs.  She has worked in a range of roles for Kingspan during her 12-year tenure including Marketing Manager of Kingspan North America and Marketing Director of Kingspan Insulated Panels, the company’s largest division.

Louise graduated with a BA in International Commerce and Italian from the National University of Ireland, Galway, followed by an MSc in Marketing Practice at University College of Dublin’s Smurfit Business School.

Louise was named to the 2017 Women’s Executive Network List of Ireland’s most powerful women.  These are women who, by their success, encourage other women to be ambitious and succeed.

Mike Stenson
Mike StensonHead of Innovation
Kingspan Group

Mike Stenson is the Head of Innovation at Kingspan, where he sets the innovation agenda for the company in research and development, new products, and future technologies. Before this role he was the Regional Operations Director for Kingspan for more than 11 years, where he managed the manufacturing and supply chain facilities across central Europe and Russia.

Mike has an MBA in Business from The Open University, and a BS degree in Physics from the National University of Ireland, Galway.

Rajeev Mecheri
Rajeev MecheriEntrepreneur & Angel Investor
Mecheri Smart Capital Pvt Ltd

With more than 20 years of experience in the building technology and services industry, Rajeev and his brother Anand co-founded India’s leading security, safety and building automation solutions company. In addition, they also established a successful distribution and manufacturing business. Together they founded the iMetrex Group and completed the acquisition and transformation of an Irish security technology company, which resulted in the introduction of industry leading IP based solutions for integrated security management for global markets. Siemens acquired the group in December 2009.

Rajeev is currently managing the interests of Mecheri Holdings within India, with a focus on angel investment, manufacturing and real estate development and two joint ventures with German and Australian companies. Rajeev is the honorary consul for Ireland in Tamil Nadu, the founding president of EO Chennai, and the former regional chair of YPO South Asia.