Shadow a CEO

Shadow a CEO is a unique program organised by Indian School of Business (ISB) as part of Daan Utsav (earlier known as the Joy of Giving Week) to inculcate the habit of giving among the youth of India and provide them with an opportunity to interact up close with the country’s most successful managerial talent. The program has been a great success since its launch in 2009. 
 
The objective of Shadow a CEO is two-fold:

  • Engage the youth in the act of giving
  • Provide them with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to observe and learn lessons by spending a day with some of the biggest CXOs.


The students bid for the CXO of their choice in a live auction. The CXO then contributes an equal amount, if not more and the collective corpus goes to a charity of the CXO's choice.

Keeping the current situation in mind, this year, we are proposing a hybrid model involving an online or offline shadowing experience. The details are as per below.

  • Online shadowing/ virtual coffee date would involve a 60-90 minutes structured Q&A in which the student would ask questions to gauge how a day in the shoes of their idol looks like 
  • In an actual (offline) shadowing, the student would spend an entire day with the CXO, shadowing him/ her while the CXO performs his/ her day-to-day activities 

The details of CXO's preference for online or offline shadowing is mentioned below.

Note:  In a worst-case scenario wherein Coronavirus is still active next year and, hence offline shadowing doesn’t take place as planned between Feb'22 and May'22, we will charge only 40% of the bid amount (with a maximum cap of Rs. 5,000) towards the online shadowing.

Current post-graduate (PGP) students of ISB and other top business schools like IIMA, IIMB, IIMC, IIM L, and XLRI will participate in the online auction to be held between December 22-24, 2021.

CXOs on Board 2021

Sr. No

Name

Designation

Company

Industry

City

Shadowing Mode

1

Abhishek Singh

CEO

MyGov

Government, Tech

New Delhi

Offline

2

Amit Chandra

Managing Director

Bain Capital

Financial Services

Mumbai

Offline

3

Anil Sardana

MD & CEO

Adani Transmission Ltd.

Utilities

Ahmedabad

Offline

4

Anshu Gupta

Founder and Director

Goonj

Non-Profit

Delhi

Offline

5

Balaji Viswanathan

Founder and CEO

Invento Robotics

Research, Tech, Robotics

Dallas, USA

Offline/Online

6

Dharamveer Chouhan

Founder

Zostel

Travel, Start-Up

At any Zostel property
(Mumbai, Goa, Jaipur, etc)

Offline

7

Dinesh Thapar

Group CFO

Reliance Retail

Retail

Mumbai

Offline

8

Prashant Garg

Founder

LV Prasad Eye Institute

Hospital and Healthcare

Hyderabad

Offline

9

Hari Menon

Country Director, India

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Non-Profit

Delhi

Online/Offline

10

Harish Kohli

President & MD

Acer India

Computer Hardware

Bangalore

Offline

11

Heidi Roizen

Venture Capitalist, Entrepreneur

Softbank, T/Maker

Venture Capital

N/A

45 minutes, Online
(Mini Bid)

12

Kailash Nadh

CTO

Zerodha

Fin-tech

Bangalore

Offline

13

Malika Sadani

Co-Founder

The Moms Co.

E-Commerce

Gurgaon

Offline

14

Meher Pudumjee

Chairperson

Thermax

Energy

Pune

Offline

15

Monisha Advani

Founder

Emmay

Entertainment and Films

Mumbai

Offline

16

Sanjeev Krishan

Chairman

PwC India

Financial Advisory

Mumbai

Offline

17

Shailender Kumar

Senior Vice President and Regional Managing Director

Oracle India

IT Services

Delhi

Offline

18

Smarinita Shetty

Co-Founder & CEO

India Development Review

Civil & Social Organisation

Mumbai

Offline

19

Tapan Singhel

MD & CEO

Bajaj Allianz

Insurance

Pune

Offline

20

Thulsiraj Ravilla

Executive Director

Aravind Eye Care System

Hospital and Healthcare

Madurai

Offline

21

Vikram Utamsingh

Managing Director

Alvarez and Marshal

Managment Consulting

Mumbai

Offline

22

Yasho Saboo

Managing Director

KDDL Limited

Industrial Engineering

Chandigarh

Offline

23

Manu Kumar Jain

Global Vice President

Xiaomi

Internet

Bangalore

Offline

24

Kumar Mangalam Birla

Chairman

Aditya Birla Group

Conglomerate

Mumbai

Offline

25

Kunal Jeswani

CEO

Ogilvy India

Marketing and Advertising

Mumbai

Offline

26

Dr. Devi Shetty

Chairman & Founder

Narayana Health

Hospital and Healthcare

Bangalore

Offline

27

Siddharth Roy Kapur

MD

Roy Kapur Films

Entertainment and Films

Mumbai

Offline

28

Atul Satija

Founder and CEO

The/Nudge Foundation

Non-Profit

Bangalore

Offline

29

Ajith Mohan Karimpana

Founder & CEO

Furlenco

Consumer Services, Retail

Bangalore

Offline

30

Sidharth Gupta

Co-Founder

Treebo Hotels

Hospitality

Bangalore

Offline

31

Sanjiv Puri

Chairman & MD

ITC

Conglomerate

Kolkata

Offline

32

Ajay Piramal

Chairman

Piramal Group

Pharmaceuticals

Mumbai

Offline

33

Anant Maheshwari

President

Microsoft

Software, Internet

Gurgaon

Offline

34

Dr. Santrupt Misra

Director, Group H.R

Aditya Birla Group

Conglomerate

Mumbai

Offline

35

Ravi Venkatesan

Founder

Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship 

Entrepreneurship

Bangalore

Offline

36

Puja Marwaha

CEO, India

CRY

Non-Profit

Bangalore

Offline

37

Rohit Kapoor

CEO, India

Oyo

Hospitality

Gurgaon

Offline

38

Motilal Oswal

CEO, India

Motilal Oswal

Financial Services

Mumbai

Offline

39

Saurabh Mukherjea

Founder and Chief Investment Officer

Marcellus

Investment Management

N/A

Online

40

Suresh Narayanan

Chairman and Managing Director

Nestle India

Food & Beverages

Gurgaon

Offline

41

Vikram Kirloskar

Vice Chairman

Toyota Kirloskar Motor Ltd

Automotive

Bangalore and Toyota Plant
 (Outskirts of Bangalore)

Offline

42

Rakesh Bharti Mittal

Vice Chairman

Bharti Enterprises

Telecommunications

Delhi

Offline

43

Mathew Job

CEO, India

Crompton

Consumer Goods

Mumbai

Offline

44

Shalini Raghavan

CMO

Nykaa

Retail

Mumbai

Offline

45

Shilpa Reddy

MD

Saptagir Camphor & Labs

Chemicals

Hyderabad

Offline

46

Vivek Singh

MD

Procam

Sports

Mumbai

Offline

47

Samyak Chakrabarty

Founder

xBillionlabs

E-learning

N/A

Online

48

Harshil Karia

Founder

Schbang

Marketing and Advertising

Mumbai

Offline

49

Yashraj Akashi

CEO, India

TedX India

Non-Profit

   

50

Vanshika Goenka

Founder

Kool Kanya

Internet

Mumbai

Offline

51

Kavindra Mishra

CEO

Anita Dongre

Fashion and Design

Mumbai

Offline

52

Vishal Gondal

CEO

GoQii

Health, Wellness and Fitness

Mumbai

Offline

53

Sarjan Shah

CEO

Satellite Group

Real Estate

Mumbai

Offline

54

Jeferry Goh

CEO

Star Alliance

Airlines/Aviation

Frankfurt/Singapore

Offline

55

Arvin Vohra

CEO

Redaptive Inc

Renewables and Environment

San Francisco

Offline

56

Ravi Ramachandran

CEO

Nua

E-commerce

Mumbai

Offline

57

Rajinder Gupta

Chairman

Trident Group

Textiles

Ludhiana (includes a factory visit in Bhopal
with Mr. Gupta)

Offline

58

Venkatesh Natarajan

Chief Digital Officer

Ashok Leyland

Automotive

Chennai

Offline

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