Governing Council

Dilipkumar Khandelwal, Managing Director SAP Labs India

Dilipkumar Khandelwal is the Managing Director for SAP Labs India & Executive Vice President and Head of Suite Engineering at SAP. In his role as Managing Director, Dilip leads a 6000+ strong organization which researches, designs, and delivers leading-edge software applications that enhance and extend SAP® solutions, and is recognized within the SAP global organization as one of the prime contributors to innovation, quality and service.

In his role as Executive Vice President of SAP SE, He leads a global team which is focused on developing and supporting applications in SAP Business Suite, Strategic Industries and the Cloud Delivery Organization. He is a member of the Global Leadership Team at SAP and is a part of several global initiatives. Dilip has been with SAP for over 14 years spanning across different roles.. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Engineering, specializing in Electronics and Telecommunication from Bombay University. He has also completed an executive leadership programme from INSEAD and holds an Executive MBA from the Indian School of Business.

Milind Sohoni, Associate Professor & Senior Associate Dean, Indian School of Business 

Professor Milind Sohoni currently serves as the Senior Associate Dean, Faculty Alignment and Registrar Office, and Associate Professor of Operations Management at the Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad, India. Professor Sohoni’s other academic appointments include visiting positions at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.

Apart from academic experience, Professor Sohoni also has several years of corporate experience in OR consulting and research.  Prior to joining the ISB, he was a research advisor with the R&D group at Delta Technology, a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to that, he worked with the Advanced Decision Support Systems group at AT&T Bell Labs in Holmdel, New Jersey, and Ryder Dedicated Logistics, Miami, Florida.

Professor Sohoni holds a Ph.D. in Operations Research from the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA.

Ramana Gogula, CEO, Earthen Glow | Investing & Operating Team at Unitus Seed Fund 

Mr Gogula has more than two decades of International experience as CEO of companies such as Sybase. A serial entrepreneur, he has founded companies in the areas of e Learning, Entertainment and Clean Energy. He travelled widely in rural India to conduct grassroots research at the BoP, on OFFGRID Lighting, before founding the Clean Technology Company, Earthen Glow.

A renowned producer of World music, he has collaborated with musicians in New Orleans and San Francisco to record numerous albums. He has performed at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage festival. His first music album reached the #1 spot on MTV, Channel V and other major music channels in India. As a Composer, he has scored music for twenty-five films in South India.

In addition to growing Earthen Glow organically, he is a member of the Investing & Operating team for Unitus Seed Fund, which focuses on building entrepreneur platforms for startups that impact large under-served rural and urban populations in the country.