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.
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.
Sanjeev is the Co-Founder of Naukri.com, 99acres.com, Jeevansathi.com, and an investor in promising start-ups like zomato, policybazaar.com, meritnation.com, etc. He along with his partner won the “Ernst and Young – Entrepreneur of the Year” award in 2008 for Business Transformation. He also won the Dataquest Pathbreaker Award & the Teacher’s Achievement Award for Business in the same year. Sanjeev has served as the President of the Delhi chapter of TiE [The Indus Entrepreneurs]. He has also served as a member of the Global Board of Trustees of TiE. He has served on the National Executive of FICCI and on the National Council of AIMA. He is the Chair of the Internet Council of NASSCOM. Sanjeev is also a founding trustee of Ashoka University and a member of the Board of Chintan - a not for profit organization that works with waste pickers in Delhi.
Dr. Mahesh Gupta is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from IIT Kanpur in and an alumni of the Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun. He has been conferred upon with an Honorary Doctorate from Sri Sri University Orissa, for his contribution in providing safe and healthy drinking water in Rural and Urban areas. Dr. Gupta, a first generation entrepreneur, is known worldwide for revolutionizing the water purification industry in India. He is the Founder-Chairman of Kent RO Systems Ltd., India’s leading water Purifier Company. He started the company from a scratch and competing with the leading national and international brands, Kent RO Systems Ltd. is today the leading and most dynamic water purifier company in India, commanding a market share of about 40% in RO water purifier segment. He is the immediate former President of PHD Chamber of Commerce and also spearheads International Vaish Federation as its President.
Mr. Kurien has over 34 years of experience in building brands, building businesses and creating organisations and is highly well versed with brands and retail across premier companies in India. He was a part of the team that built Reliance retail and is a former chief executive (Lifestyle) of Reliance Retail. He is currently involved in creating value within portfolio investments of L Catterton Asia, a leading consumer and retail focused private equity investor based in Singapore. He is also the Independent Director on the Board of several listed and unlisted Companies and on the Advisory Board of leading Management Education institutions, the World Retail Congress, and Mentor to the FICCI Retail Committee.
Abhay Firodia is chairman of Force Motors, maker of vans, pickup trucks, SUVs and tractors,. He is the President of the Society of Indian Automobiles Manufacturers (SIAM) for the year 2017-18. He has been the President of the Society of Indian Automobiles Manufacturers (SIAM) in the 1990s, the President of the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), the President of the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC), the President of the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), as also President of the Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries & Agriculture (MCCIA) (2010-2012). He is the recipient of the “Jain Ratna” Award, at the hands of the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Recipient of the award “Cross of the Order of Merit’ of the Federal Republic of Germany, for exemplary services rendered - in bringing about closer business relations - between India and the FRG. He is bestowed with the honorary degree of “Doctor of Science” by the Rajiv Gandhi Technological University, Madhya Pradesh. Recipient of the Ernst & Young – Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2016, in the Business Transformation category.
Vikram Kirloskar is the Chairman of Confederation of Indian Industry, Southern Region for the year 2017-18. In addition, he also holds the following positions – Member, Board of Trustees, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, USA, Chairman, Global Innovation & Technology Alliance, Member, STS* Forum Council, Japan (*Science & Technology in Society) He was involved in opening the import licensing for capital equipment while serving on the Government’s Development Council for Machine Tools in the late 1980’s. He has also served as the President of The Central Manufacturing Technology Institute in Bangalore. He continues to serve on the National Council of the Confederation of Indian Industry. He also serves on the Govt. of India Development Council for Automobiles and the National Council for Electric Mobility. Mr. Kirloskar is also President, Automotive Research Association of India and the Past President of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers.
Mr Rajiv Manalal Gupta’s life is been built on a single philosophy “Change Is The Only Constant – Embrace It Willingly & Be Happy” Mentor/Coach Experimentative & Situational Leader Intrapreneur Entrepreneur Innovative, Strategic Thinker & Thought Leader Pioneer of the B2B eCommerce in India launching the 1st online B2B business in 90’s www.officebazzar.com. Over the last 30+ years, Mr Gupta has held key positions at Xerox, Hero Group, HCL Tech & Arvind Group, RPG Group, TATA’s. Today, as Managing Director of nextinc (erstwhile Hero BPO) Mr Gupta has restructured the business from BPO only to Tech based business solutions offering Unified Communication Solutions, Innovative Contact Centre Solutions, Business & Financial Insights, Market Research Solutions impacting CX & Growth.
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.
Bipin Preet Singh currently runs a startup MobiKwik which has created India's leading consumer mobile wallet. His mission is simple - 100 million users paying through their mobiles in FY 2018. MobiKwik has created mobile payment acceptance solutions for 50000 online merchants and 50000 brick and mortar merchants. Currently, MobiKwik serves ~30 million users in India who use our App on Android, iPhone and Windows Phone. Bipin has done Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Mr. Surya Prakash Madrecha, Chairman and Managing Director of Trimax IT Infrastructure & Services Limited, spearheads the operations and growth of the company engaged in the deployment of IT Services and Solutions. Mr. Madrecha co- founder of Trimax IT Infrastructure and Services Ltd. and has been an architect in defining the company’s strategy, business development and client relationship. Trimax started out with a 3 member team as a system integrator in 1995 in a small office in South Mumbai to grow into a 2300 strong team today. With Mr. Madrecha’s vision and grit, the business slowly grew to include full-fledged IT Infrastructure Management Services, thus steering the company on the growth path. The company has partnered with BSNL to roll our 20,000 wi-fi hotspots across seven states in India under “Digital India” programme of Central Government. Mr. Madrecha, hails from the cultural city of Udaipur. With a humble start of his career as a marketing executive, Mr. Madrecha has come a long way. A passion to Innovate and rise to an excellence has become his motto.His vision is to now transform Trimax to become one of the Global Brand connecting dreams of the society and empowering them through innovation.
Prakash Iyer is a best-selling author, motivational speaker and leadership coach. He was until recently the Managing Director of Kimberly-Clark Lever and was earlier the Managing Director and CEO of Infomedia India Limited (formerly Tata Infomedia). Prior to that, Prakash was Executive Director at PepsiCo, responsible for the company’s operations in South India and Sri Lanka. He later moved to PepsiCo China as Regional Vice President. An alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad, he started his career with Hindustan Unilever Limited. Passionate about cricket – and people – Prakash speaks and writes extensively on motivation, leadership, teamwork and winning. His first book – titled The Habit of Winning – was published by Penguin in 2011. It was shortlisted for The Economist Crossword Popular Book Award, and has been translated into seven languages. His second book – The Secret of Leadership – was published in 2013. Both books are national bestsellers.
D. Shivakumar, or Shiv as he is popularly known, is a Bangalore born leader and a management thinker. He is currently the Group Executive President, Corporate Strategy at Aditya Birla Group. Previously, Shiv was the Chairperson & Chief Executive Officer at PepsiCo Holdings Private Limited, India. Shiv was born and raised in Bangalore, India. He graduated from IIT, Madras in 1982 and from IIM, Calcutta in 1984. In 2005, he went on to study at The Wharton School. Shiv started his career at Hindustan Unilever Limited and spent 19 years in sales, marketing and general management positions. He moved to Philips, India as Chief Executive Officer of the consumer electronics division in 2003, and later to Nokia as the Managing Director, India. He was appointed as the Chairperson and CEO of Pepsico Holding Private Limited in 2013.
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