Mr. Harsh Goenka
Chairman, RPG Enterprises
Mr. Goenka is Chairman of RPG Enterprises, one of the largest industrial groups in India, active in key economic segments like infrastructure, technology and other diversified segments having an annual turnover of around US $ 4 Billion.

Mr. Goenka is the also the Chairman of the Board of KEC International Ltd, CEAT Ltd, Zensar Technologies Ltd, RPG Lifesciences Ltd and Raychem RPG Ltd. He graduated in Economics from St Xavier’s College, Kolkata and thereafter MBA from IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland and has since been inducted on the Board of IMD.

Also, Mr. Goenka is a member of the executive Committee of FICCI and Past President of the Indian Merchants Chamber (IMC). His Interests are in the area of Art and Sports.

Mr. S Sivakumar
Group Head, Agri & IT Businesses, ITC Limited
Mr. S. Sivakumar is the Group Head of Agri & IT Businesses of ITC Limited, and a Member of the company’s Corporate Management Committee. ITC is a US$ 50 billion market cap multi-business conglomerate with business interests in Consumer Goods, Hotels, Agri Business, Paper boards, Packaging, and Information Technology.

Mr. Sivakumar is well known as the architect of ITC e-Choupal, the pioneering farmer empowerment initiative that benefits over 4 million small farmers for which it has won numerous global awards.

Topper of the Class of 1983 from the Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA), Sivakumar served a farmers' cooperative for six years before joining ITC in 1989. Mr Sivakumar blogs at and tweets @S_Sivakumar
Mr. Apoorva Mehta
CEO, Dharma Productions
Mr. Apoorva Mehta is Business Head / CEO with nearly 25 years of experience in film production & distribution and steel industries. Recognized for setting up, scaling and managing business operations in alignment with the overall organizational objectives and goals. Result oriented, decisive leader, with proven success in establishing a lasting presence in new markets, identifying growth opportunities and initiating strong business alliances.

An independent thinker with high achievement orientation, whose roles have evolved through proven abilities and persistent high performance. Adroit at analysing the organization requirements with a proven capability to thrive in dynamic and fluid environments while remaining pragmatic and focused.   
Managing a team of 8 cross-functional resources & total employee strength of 100+. Contributed towards the growth of the business; delivered on both top and bottom-line targets on a consistent basis. 
Mr. Sudhanshu Vats
Group CEO, Viacom18
Mr. Sudhanshu Vats is Managing Director and Group CEO, Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd. He is responsible for all its lines of business - Broadcast Entertainment, Filmed Entertainment, Experiential Entertainment, Digital Entertainment and Consumer Products. Under Sudhanshu’s leadership the group has grown from 6 to over 52 channels and added 3 more lines of business leading to a stupendous 50 X growth in topline.  
Sudhanshu Vats is a Management Graduate from the Indian Institute of Management  Ahmedabad. He joined Hindustan Unilever Limited as a Management Trainee and worked with them for 20 years in various Sales & Marketing and General Management roles across categories. During his tenure, he has shaped many popular household brands.  
Sudhanshu is a Sub 4 hours marathon runner. Education is his Giving Space where he actively contributes towards Primary School Education for the underprivileged.     
Mr. Punit Goenka
MD & CEO, ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Ltd.
Mr. Punit Goenka, a young and dynamic professional with a strong entrepreneurial background, started his career with Essel Group, a vibrant conglomerate with diversified business interests in media & entertainment, infrastructure, and other leading sectors. Being the Managing Director and Chief Executive Office of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd., Punit has been extremely successful in enhancing the company’s performance and in driving the company towards its set goals. 

Under his leadership, ZEE has achieved scores of milestones and prestigious awards, elevating the brand to a global cadre. Punit is also responsible for expanding the company’s international presence across 173 countries, and its reach to over 1.3 billion viewers. 
Punit is also listed amongst the top 100 CEOs of India, in a study published by Business Today. He was conferred the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Media’ award at the Managing India Awards hosted by AIMA. 

He has also received the prestigious Economic Times ’40 Under Forty’ India’s Hottest Business Leaders Award. He has also been recognized as the “Entrepreneur of the Year” at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards.  
(Official Twitter Handle - @punitgoenka) 
Mr. Shashi Sinha
CEO – India, IPG Mediabrands
Shashi Sinha, an Indian Executive, CEO – India, IPG Mediabrands, manages the second largest Media Agency Group. The group manages approximately 20% of the overall media spend in the country and is widely recognized for it’s strategic approach to media solutions across a wide portfolio of over 100 blue chip clients.
Shashi is also actively involved in various industry bodies such as the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI), the Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI), Past Chairman of Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC), Past President of The Ad Club, Current Chairman of Readership Studies Council of India (RSCI) and the Technical Committee of the Broadcast Audience Research Council India (BARC). He is also an honorable member of the prestigious Facebook India Client Council. 
Shashi is an alumni of IIT Kanpur & IIM Bangalore where he was recently conferred the “Most Distinguished Alumni Award”.  An industry veteran with over 30 years of experience, where he has built a highly awarded team of professionals and organizations that today form the country’s leading media network. 
Mr. G V Prasad
Co-Chairman & Managing Director, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd.
G V Prasad leads the core team at Dr. Reddy’s that has contributed significantly to its transformation from a mid-sized domestic operation into a worldwide pharmaceutical conglomerate.

Since his fulltime role as CEO in 1990 till date he has seen revenues grow from $50 million to $2.5 billion. He has led the global expansion of the company, especially into developed markets, through both organic and inorganic moves.

Prasad’s emphasis on research, innovation, transparency, business ethics and flatter corporate structures has helped shape Dr. Reddy’s into what it is today - an organization of global repute, recognized industry-wide for scientific innovation, progressive people practices and high standards of corporate governance.

Prasad is a firm believer in sustainable manufacturing and business practices and leads the company’s sustainability initiatives including the adoption of green technologies and processes.

As a lover of nature and wildlife, Prasad is involved with the activities of the World Wildlife Fund, AP and Telangana chapter, Wild Life Trust (WTI) of India and other conservation minded organizations.
Mr. Arjun Nohwar
Director, Uber & Head - Asia Pacific, Uber for Business
Arjun Nohwaris a Director at Uber and Heads the Asia Pacific region for the B2B business of the Company, Uber for Business. 
Prior to joining Uber, he worked for a decade with the Tata Group as a TAS Officer, the last three years of which were spent at Tata Sons working as the Chief of Staff to the Group Chairman, and on International business development mandates. 
He has worked across Automotive, Telecom, Real Estate and Financial Services industries and also spent a year at the Planning Commission of India devising the Country’s manufacturing strategy and processes to implement it. 
Arjun serves on the Board of Advisors of AMBA, an organization that leverages Information Technology to provide sustainable livelihood to adults with moderate and severe intellectual disability. He is also an Advisor and investor in early stage Techology Companies and is a Mentor for a European Start-up Accelerator. 
A keen Golfer and avid reader, he is currently based out of Mumbai. 
Mr. Anand Kripalu
MD & CEO, Diageo

Anand Kripalu joined Diageo in October 2013 and took over as Chief Executive Officer of United Spirits Ltd. (USL), on the 1st of May 2014.  Subsequently, he was appointed Managing Director on 14th August 2014.  He is a member of the Diageo Global Executive Committee. 


Anand has over 30 years of experience in the Indian consumer goods sectorHe was formerly President Asia for Cabdury plc and subsequently President, India and South Asia, at Mondelez International. In addition, he was Managing Director of Cadbury India Ltd.  He presided over eight years of continuous industry leading growth and helped the business earn status as one of India's Most Admired Companies.   


Prior to this, Anand worked in Unilever for 22 years. He joined Unilever in 1983 through the erstwhile Indian division of Chesebrough Ponds and went on to hold several key positions in Sales and Marketing.  He set up the Dental Innovation Centre at Mumbai, was Head of Market Research, Head of Marketing for the Laundry category for India and the Central Asia Middle East Region, and General Manager - Sales & Customer Development for the Detergents business. In his last assignment as Managing Director for Unilever's East Africa operations, Anand turned around a loss-making business to deliver double-digit growth.   


Anand is a member of the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Jammu. In 2009-10 he chaired the CII National FMCG Committee. He has been on the Managing Committee of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the National Executive Committee of FICCI. He was on the board of Marico Ltd from 2007 - 2017. He was also the former Chairman of CIABC (Confederation of Indian Alcoholic Beverage Companies). 


Anand earned a Bachelor's Degree in Electronics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata.  He completed the Advanced Management Program from Wharton Business School in 2004.  


He was conferred with the Distinguished Alumnus Award from IIM C in 2015. 

Mr. Amit Chandra
Chairman, Bain Capital Mumbai

Mr. Chandra joined Bain Capital Private Equity in 2008.  He is the founder of the Mumbai office, and the Chairman of its India office.  He is a member of it’s Asia-Pacific leadership team.

Prior to joining Bain Capital, Mr. Chandra spent most of his professional career at DSP Merrill Lynch, a leading investment bank in India.  He retired from DSP Merrill Lynch in 2007 as a Board Member & it’s Managing Director. Prior to his MBA, Mr. Chandra worked at India's leading engineering & construction firm, Larsen & Toubro.

Over the years Mr.  Chandra has served on the Boards of many leading corporates and not for profits including Tata Sons, Genpact,  Ashoka University,  Piramal Enterprises,  Emcure Pharmaceuticals,  Akanksha Foundation, Tata Investments, and Give India. 

His wife Archana and he received the “Asia Heroes of Philanthropy Award” in 2016.   Mr. Chandra received his MBA from Boston College, and was awarded the school's Distinguished Alumni in 2007.   He received his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from VJTI, Bombay University. 

Mr. Ronnie Screwvala
Founder, Unilazer Ventures

Ronnie Screwvala is a first generation entrepreneur who failed his Bachelor of Commerce in college but that did not deter his intent to start up on his own at a time where there was no eco-system for PE Funding or bank debt to start ups. His first foray was Cable TV in India and for the first two years of that journey he found no takers and only advise to treat it as a failed start up and move on, but with him staying at it he was credited with having pioneered Cable TV for all of India.  


Entrepreneurship is about finding and seizing opportunities and moving on from failures and Ronnie saw an opportunity in toothbrush manufacturing and after many setbacks went on to build one of the largest toothbrush operations in India. The other opportunity was TV Home Shopping but it was well before its time and was a big failure, but not enough for him to question if he should stick it out as an entrepreneur. 


Ronnie went on to build a media and entertainment company – UTV, where post many pivots and four almost near bankruptcies and 15 years of focussed work with strong co-founders and a large team,  it scaled to a size spanning all aspects of Content and Platform and then he divested UTV to The Walt Disney Co in 2012. 


Perception in most cases is larger than reality and so in spite of so many failures, Newsweek termed him the Jack Warner of India, Esquire rated him one of the 75 most influential people of the 21st century and Fortune as Asia’s 25 most powerful. 


Having lived it and seen the misconception that it’s all about quick success and that failure is to frown on - he authored a book Dream With Your Eyes Open as his commitment to champion entrepreneurship and evangelize failure. 


Ronnie got the term “cat with nine lives” attached to him by colleagues and peers for the number of times he had failed, but reflecting on his setbacks and counting on his main virtue that success can never be timed and staying the course is the only option, Ronnie in his second innings decided to deepen his commitment to making India a better place through a focus on two of the largest sunrise sectors - Online Education & the not for profit Rural/Social space. He is Co-Founder & Chairman of upGrad which zeros in on the massive Online Education market and the fact that Learning for every working professional is now a lifelong commitment. He, along with his wife Zarina,  are the  Co-Founders of The Swades Foundation, which is committed to empower one million lives in rural India every 5-7 years through a 360 degree model spanning Water, Sanitation, Health, Education and Livelihood to lift them out of poverty permanently. 


As a hobby and passion Ronnie loves to tell stories that must to told via movies with his new brand RSVP and he owns 3 sports teams under the brand U Mumba in Kabaddi, Volleyball and Football even though he has never played any of the sports himself. 

Mr. A. Balasubramanian
MD & CEO, Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC

Mr. A. Balasubramanian is the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer for Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC Limited and has been with the organization since 1994. He brings with him over 26 years of experience in the Mutual Fund industry as Portfolio Manager both in Fixed Income and Equity. Prior to assuming the role of the CEO in 2009, Bala served as Chief Investment Officer from 2006-2009.  


As MD & CEO, Bala currently oversees more than US$ 36 billion (as of July 2019) Assets Under Management at Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC which is one of the largest Asset Manager in India. He also oversees global mandates through its subsidiary company in Singapore and Dubai, having assets of more than USD 1.7 billion (as of July 2019), apart from overseeing Alternate Investment Funds, Real Estate and PMS. 


A very active contributor towards taking Indian Mutual Fund industry on a high growth path, Bala is closely associated with key Industry Bodies.  Currently, he is on the Board of Governors of National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM), which is a SEBI established entity. He is also on the Committee of Corporate Bond Market Development of SEBI. Apart from these prestigious roles, he plays an active role in AMFI as a Board of Director. He has also held the position of Chairman of AMFI for 2 years from 2016-2018. He has done his BSc in Mathematics and MBA, apart from being an Alumnus of IIM Bangalore and Harvard through Advanced Management Programme 

Mr. Gopal Jain
Managing Partner & Founder, Gaja Capital
Gopal Jain, is Managing Partner and co-founder of Gaja Capital, an India focused private equity firm based in Mumbai. Founded in 2005, Gaja Capital manages USD 500m in assets & invests in high growth companies from India’s mid-market. 

Gopal has led several of the Firm’s investments in sectors including consumer, education and financial services. Gopal has been investing in Indian equities since the age of thirteen and has been a professional investor in the Indian capital markets for 26 years. 

In addition to investing, Gopal leads 
Gaja Gives – the firm’s giving program that supports social enterprises, charities and NGOs in education, urban renewal, public governance and sports. He is currently member of SEBI’s Alternative Investment Policy Advisory Committee and Indian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association’s Executive Committee. Gopal is a Graduate in Electrical Engineering from IIT Delhi. 
Mr. Harsh Mariwala
Chairman, Marico Limited

Mr. Mariwala leads Marico Limited as its Chairman. He is also Chairman & Managing Director of Kaya Limited. Over the past three decades, Mr. Mariwala has transformed a traditional commodities driven business into a leading consumer products and services company in the Beauty and Wellness space. Under his leadership, Marico & Kaya have received more than 280 awards in the last few years.

Mariwala's entrepreneurial drive and passion for innovation, enthused him to establish the Marico Innovation Foundation in 2003. The Foundation acts as a catalyst to fuel innovation in India. Mr Mariwala started ASCENT in 2012, a not-for-profit expression of his passion to create a unique trust based peer-to- peer platform for high potential growth-stage entrepreneurs that leverages the 'power of the collective' and enables them to share and exchange experiences, ideas, insights and create a healthy ecosystem to learn from each other and grow their enterprise.

He also founded the Mariwala Health Initiative (MHI) in 2015, with the philanthropic aim of giving back to society. Mariwala Health Initiative (MHI) is the leading funding body in the field of mental health in India. 


Monisha Advani
Founder, Emmay

At 21 years of age, Monisha Advani was on the cover of Savvy magazine. This was 1992, a world with different challenges. Her foresight made her remark “Our country’s biggest liability, its people, will rise to become its biggest strength. At the time, Advani spearheaded her first entrepreneurial venture, an academic consultancy focused on peer to peer counselling in order to activate higher learning among dormant student classes. In 1996, she went on to pivot this business into a successful HR consultancy, EmmayHR. In 2005, the company was acquired by Randstad Holding nv, the world’s second largest HR services company, as their first Asian acquisition. Advani had a vantage seat to lead the company’s growth in the subcontinent and in strategic business areas internationally. At the time that her golden hand cuffs came off, Randstad India had a top line of over Rs. 780 crores. 


After returning to entrepreneurship in 2009, Advani served on the board of iVolunteer, an ICICI ventures social enterprise. She also explored early stage investments in a number of businesses through My First Cheque, and remains an active investor/ board member on companies such as Ping Digital, India Food Network, Decision Fuel and Jombay. 


In 2011, Advani teamed up with her former business partner Madhu Bhojwani and her brother Nikkhil Advani to form Emmay Entertainment. The production house has grown rapidly to deliver iconic hit films such as DDAY, Airlift, Satyameva JayateBaazaar and the recently released controversial hit film, Batla House. The company also has the distinction to bringing to national TV India’s first Indo-Israeli adaptation POW Bandhi Yudh Ke. The company remains privately held and enjoys a current top line in excess of RS 400 crores. It was also ranked in the top 10 production houses in 2018. Advani intends to grow the company at 100% for the next two years, before retiring.  


Most recently she was awarded Outlook Business Woman Entrepreneur 2017. Born and brought up in Mumbai, she continues to call the city her home. Advani enjoys cooking, and discussing the nexus between spirituality and leadership. 

Bhargav Dasgupta
MD & CEO, ICICI Lombard

Mr. Bhargav Dasgupta is the Managing Director & CEO, ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Limited, the largest private sector General Insurance Company in India.

Mr. Dasgupta began his career with the erstwhile ICICI Limited in 1992 and he has held key leadership positions in diverse business areas in the ICICI Group including Project Finance and Corporate Banking, E-commerce & Technology Management, International Banking and Life Insurance. Mr. Bhargav Dasgupta holds a PGDBA from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore and a B.E (Mechanical) degree from Jadhavpur University.

Gaurav Gupta
COO, Zomato
Gaurav Gupta is the Co-founder and COO at Zomato. He has been with Zomato for four years now and has been at the forefront of driving Zomato's growth and transformation. Over the last 18 months, GG, as he is popularly known within Zomato, has built one of the most successful subscription businesses, Zomato Gold. He has also been instrumental in scaling Hyperpure to serve the largely undersupplied restaurant market in India with fresh produce. 
Apart from these, Gaurav has successfully led multiple businesses like advertising sales, table reservations across India, Middle East, ANZ and many other regions. He helms industry and government relations for Zomato as well. In March 2019, recognizing his ‘founder’s mentality’ and ownership towards making Zomato successful, the company elevated GG to the position of Co-founder, in addition to his COO role. 
Prior to joining Zomato, he was a Senior Principal with A.T. Kearney in consumer industries and retail space. There, he led large-scale, transformational engagements and built expertise across multiple areas in this space: new business launch, category performance improvement, sales enhancement, profitability improvement and business due diligence. Gaurav holds an engineering degree from IIT-Delhi and an MBA from IIM-Calcutta. 
Dr. Sangita Reddy
Joint MD, Apollo Hospitals Group

Dr SangitaReddy is the Joint Managing Director of the Apollo Hospitals Group, which is widely acknowledged as the pioneer of private healthcare in India and a proponent of integrated healthcare, since its inception in 1983, Apollo Hospitals has touched the lives of over 50 million individuals from 140 countries. 

She guides the IT and Human Resources functions and is greatly responsible for evolving the patient-centric culture, a signature of the organization. Guiding innovation across the group she has spearheaded multiple initiatives like Apollo Sugar, Telemedicine and E-ICU. Passionately committed to transforming healthcare using effective and efficient technology, she has steered Apollo Hospitals to harness technological advancements in accelerating positive transformation. 

She was also instrumental in the group’s retail and primary healthcare expansion leads the Education initiatives of the group and led a partnership between Apollo Hospitals and the National Skill Development Corporation. 

Dr. SangitaReddy was nominated by the Government of India as a Member of the Technology Development Board, Department of Science and Technology. She is an Independent Director on the board of many companies and a member of the Rockefeller Working Group focused on the private sector’s role in global healthcare. She was conferred with the Honorary Doctorate by Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. Dr. SangitaReddy is also the Senior Vice President of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry(FICCI)

Mr. Venky Mysore
CEO, Red Chillies Entertainments & KKR (cricket franchise in IPL) Venky Mysore is the CEO of Red Chillies Entertainments, the film production company owned by Mr. Shah Rukh Khan. Since taking over in 2013, Venky has been building a new business model for Red Chillies, which is working towards becoming a full-fledged studio.
Venky also overseas the VFX business, RC VFX has established itself with a significant body of work and is on the cutting edge of VFX work in films. It has established itself in Bollywood and is also engaged in several key International projects.
Venky is also the CEO of the sports business owned by Mr. Shah Rukh Khan and runs KKR, the cricket franchise in IPL. KKR has become the most successful franchise in IPL and has Won the Championship in 2012 and in 2014. KKR is also regarded as one of the most professionally run franchises and has become very successful financially. Recently, in June 2015 Venky led the initiative to acquire the Trinidad franchise in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). Incidentally, this franchise won the CPL Championship in 2015. Prior to joining KKR, Venky had a very long and successful career spanning over two decades in financial services. He was the India Country Head of Birla SunLife and prior to that he was the CEO & Managing Director of MetLife India. 
Mr. Sameer Garde
President, Cisco India & SAARC Sameer Garde is President of Cisco's India and SAARC theater. As President, Sameer is responsible for sales, operations. Growth initiatives and investments in strategic alliances in the theater. Sameer spearheads Cisco's objective to be a transformational partner to the government across states and cities and provide customers with the right foundation for their digital businesses over a career spanning 27 years.
Prior to joining Cisco. Sameer worked with and mentored a few emerging technology and B2C/distribution-related start-ups and as an executive coach and business consultant. Earlier. as the President and MD tar Dell India. he consolidated and stabilized the consumer and enterprise business tor the company During his nine-year stint in Dell in various sales and management leadership roles. he was instrumental in making Dell the number one hardware vendor in the country.
Sameer has served as President, South Asia at Philips Healthcare and Country Head for Enterprise Business at Samsung India Sameer is a highly respected leader who maintains a commitment to professional development and inclusion and diversity in the workplace
He holds an engineering degree from IIT Delhi and an MBA from IIM Kolkata. Sameer dabbles in amateur long-distance running and photography. and is a driving-holiday enthusiast.

Mr. Gaurav Vohra
Co-founder & CEO, Jigsaw Academy Gaurav Vohra, co-founder & CEO of Jigsaw Academy, has over 18 years of experience in the field of analytics and has worked across multiple verticals including financial services, retail, FMCG, telecom, pharmaceuticals, and leisure industries.

Vohra holds an MBA from the prestigious IIM Bangalore and started his career in analytics with Capital One and over the last decade has worked with clients such as JC Penney, Gap, Walmart, IRI, 7-11, IMS health, and ICICI Lombard.

With his firm belief in the power of analytics for business growth, Gaurav founded Jigsaw Academy in 2011 as an avenue to meet the growing demand for talent in the field of analytics by providing industry-relevant training and education to develop business-ready professionals.
Mr. Anupam Pahuja
Managing Director, PayPal India A PayPal veteran, Anupam has spent close to a decade in the company and prior to taking on his current responsibility was the General Manager of Technology, PayPal Asia pacific. Anupam has a wealth of international experience in managing large-scale multinational enterprises having been an entrepreneur himself.
Prior to PayPal, Anupam was the Managing Director for India for a NASDAQ-Iisted Sum Total Systems, the world's kit-gest eLearning company. In 2000, Anupam founded Mobi Apps Inc, a mobile focused company where he was the CTO and COO and sold the company in 2006.
Anupam is considered one of the eminent thought leaders in the payments sector and has received 5 patents for an 'anti-skimming payments card' and for 'smartcard battery charging during card use.'
Anupam holds an ungraduated degree in Computer Science from Pennsylvania and an MBA in International Business from Georgetown University.
Mr. Sanjeev Aggarwal
Cofounder, Helion & Fundamentum Fundamentum is a “scale-up” platform committed to help build enduring technology companies out of India. It leads investment rounds from 10-25M$ in companies that are looking to scale up. Fundamentum has made its initial investments in Travel Triangle (India’s leading online holiday marketplace) and PharmEasy (India’s leading online pharmacy).
Helion Ventures is India’s pioneering venture capital firm, with 600M$ under management. Helion invests in early-stage technology companies. As a co-founder of Helion, have invested in market-leading companies like MakeMyTrip, Big Basket, Livspace and ShopClues.
Sanjeev Aggarwal also worked for many technology companies after post-graduation.
Mr. Ravi Venkadesan
UNICEF’s Special Representative for Young People & Founder, Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship Ravi is UNICEF’s Special Representative for Young People and also the founder of the Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship (GAME), a multi-stakeholder coalition which aims to create 10m entrepreneurs in India and Africa by 2030. He is a Trustee of Rockefeller Foundation and a partner at impact investor Unitus Ventures.
Ravi has served as the Chairman of the Bank of Baroda, Microsoft India, Cummins India and board member and Co-Chairman of Infosys Ltd. He has also served on the boards of AB Volvo, Thermax and Harvard Business School.
Ravi is the founder of Social Venture Partners India, a pan-India network of philanthropists. He was instrumental in creating Microsoft India’s Project Shiksha, a computer literacy program which has trained over 40 million school children in India. He helped establish the Cummins College of Engineering, India’s first engineering college for women.
Ravi has a BTech from IIT Bombay, an MS from Purdue University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School where he was a Baker Scholar. He is a recipient of the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay’s Distinguished Alumnus Award and Purdue University's Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Award. He is the author of an acclaimed book “Conquering the Chaos: Win in India, Win Everywhere” published by Harvard Business Review. Ravi was voted as one of India’s best management thinkers by Thinkers50 and is one of Linkedin’s Global Influencers.

Ms. Monisha Advani
Founder, Fashion At 21 years of age, Monisha Advani was on the cover of Savvy magazine. This was 1992, a world with different challenges. Her foresight made her remark “Our country’s biggest liability, its people, will rise to become its biggest strength. At the time, Advani spearheaded her first entrepreneurial venture, an academic consultancy focused on peer to peer counselling in order to activate higher learning among dormant student classes.

In 2011, Advani teamed up with her former business partner Madhu Bhojwani and her brother Nikkhil Advani to form Emmay Entertainment. The production house has grown rapidly to deliver iconic hit films such as DDAY, Airlift, Satyameva Jayate, Baazaar and the recently released controversial hit film, Batla House. The company also has the distinction to bringing to national TV India’s first Indo-Israeli adaptation POW Bandhi Yudh Ke. The company remains privately held and enjoys a current top line in excess of RS 400 crores. It was also ranked in the top 10 production houses in 2018. Advani intends to grow the company at 100% for the next two years, before retiring.

Most recently she was awarded Outlook Business Woman Entrepreneur 2017. Advani enjoys cooking, and discussing the nexus between spirituality and leadership.
Mr. Harish Kohli
Managing Director, Acer India Pvt. Ltd. Harish Kohli is an Acer India veteran, with almost 20 years in the company. He joined Acer as General Manager - Sales in July 1999. He was later empowered with the leadership of the India Sales & Marketing function for the erstwhile Enterprise Product division, and successfully built Acer India’s portfolio in all market segments. Harish became the Managing Director of Acer India in December 2011 & was promoted to ‘President and Managing Director’ in May 2016. He has countrywide responsibility for revenues and profitability and ensuring the brand meets its long term vision of ‘Breaking barriers between people and technology’. Since September 2016, he has also been heading the Acer ‘Pan Asia Pacific (PAP) Regional Commercial Task Team’ which handles commercial strategy planning and implementation for the PAP region. A technology industry veteran with a proven track record in driving sustainable growth for organizations, Harish has rich experience in building and scaling businesses. He has been instrumental in charting Acer business growth by laying a strong foundation across Commercial and Consumer business over the last 20 years.
Mr. Anshu Gupta
Founder, GOONJ Popularly known as the Clothing Man and the recipient of 2015 Ramon Magsaysay award, Anshu Gupta founded Goonj with a mission to highlight some basic but ignored needs of people on the development agenda, using cloth-ing as a metaphor. Anshu studied mass communication apart from doing a Masters in Economics and started as a freelance journalist. He left a corporate communication job in 1998 and initiated Goonj.

Under his leadership Goonj has taken the alarming growth of urban waste and turned it into a tool to trigger large scale work on various rural development issues. An Ashoka and Schwab Fellow for entrepreneurship, Anshu is crea-tively and flexibly matching and seamlessly weaving urban surplus into the changing priorities & realities of ru-ral marginalized communities. He has built the genesis of a parallel trash based economy by creating barter be-tween efforts of rural communities and urban surplus material as two new currencies.

A foody, an entrepreneur, a thinker, a doer, an avid traveler, photographer and a journalist by heart, Anshu often pens prose and poetry, giving vent to his feelings and opinions on the issues that bother him about the world around him.

The citation of 2015 Magsaysay award, popularly known as the Noble Prize of Asia conferred on him says- “The Board of Trustees recognizes his creative vision in transforming the culture of giving in India, his enterprising leadership in treating cloth as a sustainable development resource for the poor, and in reminding the world that true giving al-ways respects and preserves human dignity.”

Magsaysay acceptance speech video link:

Berkeley Haas Social Entrepreneur of the Year Anshu Gupta:
Creating a Parallel Economy with Reused Materials: