Tamal Bandyopadhay is one of the most respected business journalists in India and an author. His weekly column `Banker's Trust' in Mint, India's second largest business daily, is widely read for its deep insights into the world of finance and its unerring ability to anticipate major policy moves. His three books on finance, namely `A Bank for The Buck', `Sahara: The Untold Story' and `Bandhan: The Making of a Bank' have been best sellers. His latest book, a Penguin Random House publication, `From Lehman to Demonetization: The Decade That Shaped Indian Banking' is likely to be released later this year. Incidentally, the Sahara group had slapped a Rs200 crore defamation suit against him to stop the publication of the book on the group. Linkedin, the global professional network, has nominated him as one of the top ten finance voices in the world for two successive years - 2015 and 2016. Thinkers magazine has listed him one of the top 50 influential minds that have made indeliable contributions in the field of economics and governance in India in 2017. Bandyopadhyay has kept a close watch on the financial sector for over two decades and has had a ringside view of the enormous changes in Indian finance over this period. He has been a frequent speaker at seminars across India and overseas, and has hosted a very successful weekly show (by the same name as his weekly column) on television, featuring some of India’s most respected bankers, policy makers, central bankers and regulators. He has contributed to The Oxford Companion to Economics in India, edited by Kaushik Basu and published by Oxford University Press. Bandyopadhyay is currently a consulting editor with Mint and an adviser, strategy, with Bandhan Bank Ltd
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.
Bestselling author, financial literacy activist, and an international corporate trainer, Dr Anil Lamba is a practicing Chartered Accountant and holds degrees in Commerce, Law and a Doctorate in Taxation. Dr Lamba's training programs are held internationally, with a client list exceeding 1000 large and medium sized corporations spread across several countries including India, the USA, and in Europe, the Middle-East and the Far-East.
Rajan Pental has over 2 decades of experience in Banking & Automobile Industry. He is currently designated as Group President & Head – Retail Lending, Retail Banking Assets Group, YES Bank Ltd. Prior to Yes Bank, he was working with HDFC Bank and was designated as Business Head – Secured Loans & Rural Sales (Vehicle Loans – Retail & Wholesale). Rajan was instrumental in initiating, setting up and institutionalizing the Retail Assets Business for the HDFC Bank and for the last two decades he has been closely working with the Automobile Dealers and was instrumental in helping them build a profitable business. Rajan has also worked with Tata Finance, Gridlays & Escorts Limited.
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.
Deepak Garg is the founder and CEO of Rivigo. Over the last two years, Rivigo has used technology and innovation extensively to create a new-age logistics ecosystem, including the use of fuel-sensing technology to ensure zero pilferage and higher mileage on trucks, vitals tracking using IoT sensors is employed to ensure higher uptime of truck, and data science to make turn around times predictable and reliable. Deepak has done Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow. He has worked in the past for Mckinsey & Company for 8 years before he decided to go with Rivigo.
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.
Shalini Kamath is a senior management professional at SK & Associates. She is on the Board of Directors of Borosil Glassworks Ltd., Graphite India Ltd., and Ambit Finvest. She is also on the Advisory Board of TRRAIN (Trust for Retailers and Retail Associates of India) and a former-Chairperson for FICCI - Women on Corporate Boards Mentorship program. She is a Certified and practicing CEO and Leadership Coach having completed numerous assignments across Financial Services, Logistics, Agri, Manufacturing, and Consumer industries. She also works in the area of Leadership Development and Diversity initiatives across organizations. Her Human Resources career spans close to a decade and a half with Group HR Head positions for Chevron Texaco India ( Oil and Gas), Star India( Media and Entertainment ), KPMG India(Consulting, Audit, and Taxation), and Ambit Holdings(Financial Services and Investment Banking). Prior to her roles in HR, she was the Deputy Marketing Director at Raytheon India. She was responsible for Business Development as well as management of large multi-million dollar programs in the areas of defense and Commercial Electronics and provide support towards EPC contracts for large infrastructure projects across India. She began her working career in Zambia and Botswana in Southern Africa. Over a decade, she has worked with the Governments of both countries on several Educational and Social, and Community Development projects. She is an MBA graduate from Edinburgh Business School, UK. The expert is also an alumnus of the CSC Global leadership program, a certified Zenger Folkman and Hogan facilitator, a co-author of the book Breakthrough are Secrets of growth, happiness, and bouncebacks from women around the world, and a sought-after speaker.
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