Mr. Abhay Havaldar is a Partner at Mentorcap Management Private Limited. He served as an Advisory and Managing Director of General Atlantic LLC. He established General Atlantic's India office in 2002, Singapore office in 2011 and led its South East Asia investment initiatives with a focus on financial services and enterprise solutions. He has been an investor in Indian businesses since 1996 and has held numerous executive positions. He spent 12 years in both hardware and software industries in the United States, Europe and Asia. He is engaged in numerous not-for-profit activities and is a member of ‘SINE Incubator’ at IIT Mumbai, a charter member of The Indus Entrepreneurs.
Researcher, Innovator, Entrepreneur. He works in the field of Robotics and Mechanical Design. Abhijeet has expertise in Robotics, Hybrid systems,Solar Physics, and Telecommunications majorly. His first startup christened as Albedo Informatics (A.I.) works in the field of education. He has presented research papers at an International level and currently a reviewer for many journals. Also, he's associated with EWB-India and IEEE Student Branch on voluntary basis.
Acharya Balkrishna is the Managing Director and primary stakeholder of Patanjali Ayurved, an Indian FMCG company. He is a close aide of yoga guru, Baba Ramdev, with whom he founded the company in 2006. In September 2016, he has been ranked as 48th richest man in India by Forbes. Hurun India Rich List 2016 ranked him at 25th position among 399 Indians present in the list. Balkrishna is also a great scholar of Ayurveda, Sanskrit & Vedas and hence often referred as Acharya Balkrishna. He is credited for rediscovering Sanjeevani Booti, a herb which, has the power to cure any malady & was believed to save the life of Lakshmana in Epic Ramayana.
Mr. Aditya Ghosh serves as the President at InterGlobe Aviation Limited (DBA IndiGo) since August 2008. Mr. Ghosh joined the board of IndiGo on May 30, 2007 and took on the role as its President in August 2008. Mr. Ghosh has the overall responsibility of IndiGo. Previously He practiced corporate law with the law firm, J. Sagar Associates and the intellectual property law firm of K&S Partners (formerly Kumaran & Sagar). He serves as Member of Executive Committee at InterGlobe Enterprises Limited. He is a member of the Bar Council of Delhi and the Inter-Pacific Bar Association. He is also a member of the Executive Council of the Federation of Indian Airlines. Mr. Ghosh received GQ Businessman of the Year award in 2013. He was nominated for the CNN-IBN Indian of The Year 2013 in the business category. He was also awarded ‘CEO of the year’ award by SABRE in July 2013. In 2012, Aditya was ranked 27th globally, in Fortune Magazine’s “40 under 40 list”. He received the ‘Young Business Leader 2011’ award at NDTV Profit Business Leadership Awards 2011. He received the Low Cost Leadership award at the “World Airline Awards”, London 2011. He has been Whole-Time Director of InterGlobe Aviation Limited since April 01, 2014. Mr. Ghosh has also been identified as one of India’s “Hottest Young Executive” by the Business Today magazine in 2011. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Law (LL.B) and History from Delhi University.
Mr. Aditya Swamy is a Business Leader, a digital marketer, a deal maker, and has deep knowledge and connections in the media, marketing and entertainment ecosystem. His areas of expertise include content development, acquisition, monetization, digital marketing, traffic generation and online commerce. He thrives on commercial negotiations and creating partnerships and has built and led large teams with a high bias for action while having led businesses with profit and loss responsibility.
Alan Fairweather, ‘The Motivation Doctor’ is an International Speaker, Best Selling Author and Sales Growth Expert. He will reveal how to – motivate your customers, motivate your team and motivate yourself!
Alok was CEO of Freecharge (acquired by Snapdeal) and COO of RedBus (acquired by Goibibo). Prior to his startup stints, Alok spent 5 years at Google in Bangalore and Mountain View in various product roles. Alok holds an MBA from India School of Business and a B. Tech. in Electrical Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering. Alok was listed in the Fortune India 40 under 40 list for 2014.
Anand Kasturi is a consultant trainer working out of Bangalore, India. Anand offers customised and very effective training interventions to organisations, mostly in the area of Service Management.
Mr. Gupta a dynamic professional with over 10 years of experience of which 6 years have been spent in the Indian defence sector and has gained deep insights into all ground level aspects of the Indian defence procurement procedures (DPP), Defence offset policy, Defence regulatory aspects, business channel development and built his career on strong industry acumen and developed sound connects with constituents of India’s aerospace & defence sector- OEMs, large business houses; manufacturing supply chain and relevant authorities - A Globe Trotter that has a multidisciplinary approach utilizing assets of various functions to envision and swiftly execute opportunities from the concept to deli.
Ankur Warikoo (born August 25, 1980) is an Internet entrepreneur and Angel Investor based in India. He is the Co-founder and CEOof nearbuy(formerly Groupon India). He was previously an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Rocket Internet, Co-founder at Accentium Web, Management Consultant at A.T. Kearney. Ankur holds an MBA degree from Indian School of Business, a MS from Michigan State University and a BS from Hindu College, Delhi University.
Mr. Arun Maira is a former member of the Planning Commission of India. Arun is one of those rare and eminent people who have held leadership positions in both, the private as well as the public sector, bringing a unique perspective on how the two can work together to foster growth for India. He is also the former India Chairman of the Boston Consulting Group as well as the Axis Bank Foundation while also having written several books.
Mr. Arun Malhotra has been Managing Director of Nissan Motor India Private Limited since October 2014. Prior to joining Nissan, Mr. Malhotra was chief of international sales and marketing for the automotive and farm sector of Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd. Mr. Malhotra served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Channel Development of Automotive Sector of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., since January 2008. With over 30 years of experience in the automotive industry, Mr. Malhotra has a track record in sales, service, network expansion and development, brand building and customer centric initiatives in reputed automotive organizations including Escorts, Bajaj Auto Ltd, and Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. He has been a Director of Nissan Motor India Pvt Ltd. since October 2014. He has a Bachelor of Engineering in mechanical engineering and an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata.
Deepshikha is the founder and CEO of SpeakIn - India's first and largest consortium of business speakers servicing over 2000 areas of expertise. The winner of 2017 Asia Women Icon Award for entrepreneurship she works with speakers, industry experts and thought leaders globally, engaging these leaders to inspire, motivate and channelize events. Having served an array of Fortune 500 clients, and successfully delivered international conferences, SpeakIn continues to deliver competitive pricing and a pan-India presence to gain access to speakers even the remotest of cities. Deepshikha is a B.Tech. in Information Technology from the University of Delhi and is an alumnus of the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad and the Global Consulting Practicum at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. She is also a bonafide Member of TiE - Global and Young FICCI Ladies Organization, a forum of India’s apex industrial body for women achievers in entrepreneurship and is known to be a strong advocate of women employment and inclusion in traditional industries like Automobile in India. Passionate about education, Deepshikha serves as an honorary faculty for MBA students at the Fortune Institute of International Business, New Delhi and for Executive Business Education at the Bridge School of Management, Gurgaon. She also writes actively on industry interests for Economic Times and the association journals for FADA, SIAM and FICCI. Some of her most regarded writings are on inclusion such as one on: Encourage, Engage, Prosper: Women in Indian Industry.
A visionary and an able business man, Dr. A Velumani proves amply clearly to industry that “Focus gives Success”. Born to a landless farmer in a small village near Coimbatore, South India, today he owns and operates Thyrocare, an industry leader and a brand worth over Rs. 3000 crores. He is also the Managing Director of Nuclear Healthcare Limited which is a Radiology vertical. His focus areas are thyroid Biochemistry, Bioanalytical Chemistry, Nuclear Chemistry and Nuclear Medicine. As infectious motivator, he has succeeded in converting educated as employed, graduates as professionals, individuals as entrepreneurs, vendors as partners, family members as wealth creators and by his unique way, transformed intimidating problems into opportunities. He is hilarious when it comes to educating and motivating youth in Entrepreneurship.
CEO and Chief Coach – Blue Fire Coaching Consultants, Jay is a Leadership Coach, Speaker and Columnist with clients across India and South East Asia. BFCC provides Coaching solutions to handle Leadership and Business challenges for Individuals and C Suite teams to create a robust and mindful Workplace. He is a CPC (Certified Professional Coach) by International Coach Academy, Sydney. He is also a credentialed PCC (Professional Certified Coach) by ICF (International Coach Federation).
Sunil has 18 years of experience in financial audits, risk management reviews, business process reviews and has extensive experience in Services and Automobile industries. Sunil is an Alumni of Shri Ram College of Commerce, is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), and is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) from International Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) - Florida, USA.He is also a partner at SR Batliboi & Co. LLP.
Balachandar NV is an HR leader with proven capability in delivering people objectives in line with the business strategy. Versatile experience in the service as well as the manufacturing industry. Handled a diverse workforce across geographies. Capable of dealing with a cross-section of people across the hierarchy. Well versed with global work practices as well as local statutory compliance. Currently, he is the Executive Director (HR) – Ashok Leyland (A global Bus & Truck maker with a significant presence in India & the Middle-east, the UK, Europe and South America with revenues in excess of US 3.5 billion). Member of the core-operating team and HR leader providing functional leadership to all manufacturing plants and key divisions across all geographies. His specialities include: A hands-on trainer and a certified t-group facilitator. A Hay certified Job-evaluator. Well versed in the Balanced Score Card model of goal-setting. Comfortable with Hewitt and Mercer compensation models and job-equivalence.
Mr. Deepak M. Satwalekar serves as a Venture Advisor at Nexus Venture Partners. Mr. Satwalekar served as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director at HDFC Standard Life Insurance Co., Ltd. from November 2000 to November 14, 2008. He served as a Consultant to World Bank, Asian Development Bank, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (HABITAT). From 1993 to 2002, he served as the Managing Director of Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited. He worked at HDFC from 1979 to 2000. He serves as the Chairman of Reserve Bank of India and government expert groups. He has been Independent Non-Executive Director of ‘The Tata Power Company Limited’ since February 12, 2008. Mr. Satwalekar serves as a Director of HDFC Investments Ltd., HDFC Holdings Limited, Piramal Enterprises Limited and Piramal Healthcare Ltd. (formerly, Nicolas Piramal India Limited). He has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of Asian Paints Limited since May 30, 2000. He serves as an Independent Director of Franklin Templeton Asset Management (India) Private Limited. He serves as a Member of Advisory Board at RuralShores Business Services Pvt. Ltd. He served as Lead Independent Director of Infosys Ltd. from May 2003 to January 2010. He served as an Independent Director of Infosys Ltd., since October 1997 until November 2013. He served as a Director at GVFL Ltd. He served as Non-Executive External Director of The Murugappa Group. He served as a Director of National Stock Exchange of India Ltd. since October 9, 2009 until April 2, 2013. He has chaired and been a member of several expert groups related to industry, government and the Reserve Bank of India. He served as an Independent Director at IL&FS Transportation Networks Limited from June 30, 2009 to August 9, 2016. He served as a Director of HDFC Standard Life Insurance Co., Ltd. from November 14, 2008 to November 14, 2008. He served as a Non-Executive Director of Entertainment Network (India) Ltd., from November 5, 2005 to March 30, 2011. He served as a Non-Executive Independent Director of Arvind Ltd (formerly, Arvind Mills Ltd.) until May 1, 2007. He served as a Director of Tube Investments of India Limited until March 31, 2004. He served as an Independent Director of Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd. from November 14, 2008 to November 13, 2010. He served as a Director of HDFC Bank Ltd., until July 2, 2002. He serves on the Advisory Council of IIT Bombay. Mr. Satwalekar is a recipient of the 'Distinguished Alumnus Award' from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Technology in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai and an MBA in Finance from The American University, Washington D.C.
Mr. Ravi Chawla has been the Managing Director of Gulf Oil Lubricants India Limited since June 6, 2014. Mr. Chawla has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Lubricants Division (known as Gulf Oil Lubricants India) at GULF OIL Corporation Limited since July 2, 2007. Mr. Chawla has over 24 years of professional experience and has worked with Mahindra and Mahindra Limited, Wipro Consumer Products Limited, Aristocrat Marketing Limited, CEAT Limited, Polaroid India Private Limited and Pennzoil-Quaker State India Limited (part of Royal Dutch Shell Group of Companies). He has rich experience and knowledge in brand & product management, new product development, communications, trade communications, pricing, franchisee operations, distribution and market research. He has extensive experience of over 15 years in the lubricants space with Pennzoil (1998 to 2006) & in Gulf Oil (since 2007). He has been a Director of Gulf Oil Lubricants India Limited since May 25, 2013. Mr. Chawla holds a Bachelors degree in Commerce from Sydenham College, Mumbai University. He holds a Master in Management Studies degree (specializing in Marketing) from Chetana's Ramprasad Khandelwal Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai.
Fatima Mahdi Karan is a Consulting Editor at BTVI. She has been a leading Anchor and Producer since 2005. She holds a Masters in Diplomacy, Law and Business as well as degrees in Economics and International Relations. Fatima Karan gave up a career in banking to become a financial journalist. She took up every opportunity for change, travelled around the world learning about work, life and cultures with her family and later returned to India to settle in Delhi and build her broadcast career. As the Consulting-Editor Bloomberg India TV, Fatima says she learns something new every day. Her recent program Bloomberg-Women Mean Business is trying to fill an important gap – that of a discourse around women in business. She wears her confidence on her sleeve and asserts that people should get used to the fact that very pretty women have brains as well.
Mehraj Dube is an award winning broadcaster and is currently working with Essel Group. He is leading the marketing department at Zee Media Corp - the news business of Essel Group with more than 11 TV news channels including WION and ZEE News. Mehraj's core responsibility involves steering Orbit Shifting Mission - an innovation and change management programme for news channels of ZEE Media. With experience in news reporting, news presenting, current affairs debate shows, show designing, marketing and content positioning, Mehraj's international exposure and easy to connect persona makes him stand out in the ever-growing crowd of media professionals. With his ISB executive MBA, Mehraj wishes to grow as a professional and a manager with substance. Leading teams and designing content, has given Mehraj a deeper understanding of the television medium. His experience of anchoring Money Mantra show on NDTV Profit has helped him learn about finer nuances of businesses in India and abroad.
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