Marie G BE630 England
We have lived in Bangalore for 14 months.
Previously we had been living for 2 years in Warsaw, Poland.
Ross is a Civil Engineer, I am a Retail Buyer.
Our interests involve travelling, rugby & socialising. Ross is currently working for Goldman Sachs.
Raj C BE629 UNITED STATES
I moved from San Francisco to Bangalore last April. I relocated with SVB India Capital Partners, an India-centric venture capital fund.
My hobbies include tennis, travel and art.
Previous countries I've lived in include Argentina, Colombia, UK and India.
I speak English, Hindi, Gujarati and Spanish.
Tim B BE626 Germany
I am Tim, German, 26 and normally working as a consultant for IBM in Amsterdam. I am on an assignment in Bangalore for roughly 6 months and I would like to get in touch with some nice folks. I grew up in Germany and spent a couple of years living in Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Brazil. Soon I will be able to add India to my list as well :) Languages: see locations lived, though some better some worse.
Guy W BE625 Australia
I arrived in the beginning of january to establish shopping centre management and planning business.
I speak English, and until now I only lived in Australia, I have 2 grown up sons, 1 in Denmark 1 in Australia.
I am a tennis nut. In Australia I used to play 3 times per week. I am looking for someone to have a hit with, maybe at the Bangalore Tennis Club where I am planning to join.
Here indefinitely depending upon business.
Patrick W BE622 UNITED STATES
I moved to Bangalore in Jan 2008 for a 3 year posting with a multi-national company based in the US. I enjoy traveling, active sports and dinners out. I would like to meet up with others who share the same interests.
Venetia A BE620 Britain
I'm a CRM person working for our European clients. I trained in the UK and US and moved to start work with our Bangalore office in August 2007. I have worked (mainly as a journalist) and travelled in India on and off for several years, but never lived here. I'm learning Hindi, have studied Sanskrit and attempting to pick up a bit of Kannada. I love literature of any langauge, but especially classical and Sanskrit works. My newest interest involves bikes - having upgraded from a cycle to a Hero Honda Pleasure, I'm currently learning to ride a Bullet.
Jordana B BE619 Australia
I come from Australia but am currently working in Singapore. I've been offered a job (setting up a new operations division) in Bangalore, but I've never been to India before.
I'd like to chat with other expats there to find out what I might expect if/when I arrive - the people, the weather, things to do (i do salsa & ballroom dancing, dragon boating, clubbing & pubbing, reading, movies etc), cost of living, tips in setting up house etc.
Anand S BE617 UNITED STATES
Regional Channel Manager
I come from the USA and work in the iDEN division of Motorola. I will be relocating to India to manage a recently launched account. Over the last year I have been to India eight times for business purposes.
I only speak English, but this is not an issue conducting business. I love to travel and have been to quite a few countries.
Tim B BE616 Germany
We have arrived in Bangalore mid of February and are learning a lot about all the different things that Incredible India has to offer.
Both of uare about to set up new subsidiaries of our companies (Redpack Design Agency and Lufthansa Technik respectively).
Our interests are to a large extent in sports, so whoever is out there looking for a tennis partner or for taking joint tennis training lessons we will be happy to join. Any tips for starting to play golf? We're in. In addition Dominique enjoys horse-riding and both of us appreciate good food and nice bars in whatever form they may come. We are looking forward to meeting many of you soon.
Sumeet B BE615 UNITED KINGDOM
I work for Bain & Co – a management consulting company. Prior to this I worked for JPMorgan as an Investment Banker in London (working extremely long hours!).
I have been in Bangalore for ~1month now and would love to meet other people in the same situation!
Prior to India, I have spent time in Europe, USA, & South Africa. South Africa was a highlight – I spent 4 months working on a project aimed at turning around an underperforming platinum mine!
I speak English (mother tongue), and some French, German and Hindi.
My hobbies include travel, film, golf, squash, swimming, eating out, clubbing, learning about culture, reading, dancing.
Johnny C BE614 UNITED STATES
I work for a software company that develops 3D animation, still graphics, sound effects and music content for professional videographers, broadcasters and hobbyists. Originally from New York State and later Florida, I packed up and moved to Bangalore in August of ought seven, sight unseen. Hobbies (when I have time for them) include writing, reading, listening to music, trying to learn the local languages, learning the guitar, and walking around Bangalore completely amazed by it. I speak English, but know a smattering of a couple other languages
Michael H BE611 UNITED STATES
Sr. Delivery Manager
I work for Target Corporation and manage software engineers, though I've never been one. I actually have a degree in Criminal Justice.
My hobbies include reading, music, trekking and hanging out with friends. My husband and two dogs are back in Minneapolis, MN.
I speak English, Spanish and ASL (American Sign Language). Though I guess I don't really speak ASL, I sign.
Rick H BE607 UNITED STATES
Project Mgr. O&M PAFE
We have been in Bangalore since November 07. I am involved in contract management and the management of power plants located throughout Pacific, Asia, and Far East. We have lived in many places throughout the US and Spain. We have also lived in Germany and I have spent extensive time working in Panama, Honduras, and Guatemala. My wife and I both speak English and Spanish.
Zsuzsanna R BE606 Netherlands
I moved to Bangalore from the Netherlands, but I am also just a foreigner there, because I am Hungarian.
While here, I will manage an IT projectfor my company . I plan to stay for about 9 months (till end of November 2008), but who knows may be I will stay for years. I like movies, fitness, meeting new people. I speak Hunagarian, English, and when I am forced then also Dutch :-)
Nigel D BE597 India
Business Development Executive
I have lived in Dubai now for 6 years working for a luxury fashion brand called Swarovski as the Business Development Executive. I have travelled quite a bit as a part of my job and also to explore. I speak a bit of Arabic in addition to 5 Indian languages. My interests are directed towards travel, social service, spending time with friends and socializing in the weekends.
Heiko W BE596 Germany
Senior Software Engineer
Hi, I joined Nokia India as a Software Engineer here in Bangalore three months back. I was born in Germany where I accomplished my study in Ulm and worked then as Design Engineer also at Nokia. During the first months here in Bangalore I was busy to get everything up and running in my new exciting life. Now I am looking forward to getting to know the Bangalorean way of life. I will stay for about three years. My hobbies are Skiing :(, Squash, Scuba diving and reading.
Sehra E BE590 USA, Bangladesh
I will lead the communications team for IBM in India and S Asia, incl. media & analyst relations, employee & executive communications, brand communications and new media. Have lived and worked in NYC since 1999. Am an engineer by training and former consultant with (what's now) Accenture. Born in Bangladesh and have traveled on every continent but Antarctica! I speak English, Bengali, German, and enough Spanish and Arabic to get into trouble. I enjoy travel, live music & theatre, cooking, yoga, reading and being nice to people.
Bill B BE585 UNITED STATES
I'm a publisher with a business publishing firm in Washington, D.C. I'm in Bangalore to source some technical work and explore business opportunities. I've been in Bangalore for one month. I've lived in the U.S. and Switzerland. I've traveled extensively throughout Western Europe and North and Central America. I've also seen a little of South America (Chile, Aruba) and Eastern Europe (DDR, Czech Republic). I speak English, French and Spanish. For hobbies, it's pretty much anything outdoors. Back in the U.S., I sail and I'm a hardcore kiteboarder. I also enjoy backpacking, biking, woodworking, and tinkering with engines.
Eric S BE584 UNITED STATES
I work in Asset Management at Goldman Sachs focusing on portfolio and trading operations. I have been in Bangalore off and on for the past two plus years having relocated here in August 2007. Aside from India and the US, I have lived in Spain, Chile. I speak fluent Spanish, passable French, and am learning Hindi. I enjoy sailing bicycling, skiing, and hiking.
Sarah B BE583 UNITED STATES
work for Fidelity Investments out of Massachusetts, and am currently in Bangalore for 3 months managing a new software initiative. This is my first time living outside of the States, however I have traveled extensively, first as a Navy brat and then both personally and professionally. I enjoy meeting new people, traveling, spending time outdoors, reading, writing, video games, exercise, and going out with friends.