Major General G. D. Bakshi, is a retired Indian army officer. He is from the Jammu and Kashmir Rifles. He is a veteran of many skirmishes on the Line of Control and of counter-terrorist operations in Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab, he was awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal for commanding a battalion in operations in Kargil, Later, he is commanded a brigade in counter-terror operations in the rugged mountains of Kishtwar, for which he was awarded the Sena Medal for distinguished service
Prof. Dishan Kamdar, Professor, Deputy Dean, Academic Programmes, ISB, joined Indian School of Business (ISB) in 2004. He is now Deputy Dean for Academic Programmes and a senior faculty in ISB’s Organizational Behaviour department He specializes in teaching Negotiation Analysis & Decision Making. His hands-on teaching style & well-crafted course content has won him an award for the “Best Professor of the Year for 2008-2009 (PGP Programme) and 2015-2016 (Family Business Programme)” at ISB He has trained employees from organizations within & outside India. He is cited as one of India’s top researchers & has made tenure far earlier than most people in the academia. He has published several papers in top tier international journals and has presented papers at a number of major conferences. He has also co-authored a book chapter in a Handbook on Organisational Citizenship Behaviour titled ‘A review of Good Soldier Activity in Organisations
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.
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.
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.
Vishal Jindal is the Co-founder and Director of Strategy/Marketing of Biryani By Kilo. A diehard foodie with vast entrepreneurial/Private Equity and scaling up expertise, across different businesses & geographies. He previously founded an India-focused private equity fund Carpediem Capital Partners, based in Gurgaon. He is a frequent speaker on start-ups/entrepreneurship and a passionate reader/traveller.
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.
Kapil Nakra is a first generation Serial Entrepreneur. In the last 14 years, he has co-founded multiple ventures in the Internet space. Currently, Kapil is working for Digital Vidya, a company committed to provide experiential learning in the Digital Marketing Domain. Kapil is known for his simplistic and inquisitive leading style, which motivates people to think out-of-the-box. It goes without that saying that Kapil has a deep passion for Entrepreneurship and Online Marketing. He is a regular speaker at various Online Marketing conferences and events. Specialties: Online Marketing, Online Consumer behavior, Entrepreneurship, Strategic Planning and Team Building
Sudarshan has over 12 years’ experience across various businesses as diverse as retail, automotive and Digital marketing. In his current role as Industry lead for the automotive sector within Facebook, Sudarshan is responsible for delivering strategic planning, operational scale and industry expertise for Facebooks automotive clients across India. Prior to joining Facebook, Sudarshan worked with Google in the Automotive business for almost four and a half years and General Motors India Pvt Ltd for over 5 years with a focus on institutional and channel sales
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.
Based in Singapore, Mr. Arora is a Partner at Mondriaan Group where he is responsible for shaping business strategy and driving growth for investee companies across Asia Oceania. He works with the management teams of these companies to identify value creation strategies, and develop and monitor deployment plans towards improving financial and operational performance. Mohit is actively engaged with the automotive industry in the region and continues to consult with several OEMs on multiple dimensions of business operations and strategy. Prior to this, Mr. Arora was the Regional Vice President at J.D. Power Asia Pacific, Singapore. The expert has completed his education from prestigious institutions including IIM, Ahmedabad, Harvard Business School, and the University of Chicago. To invite him, Call +919810735754
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