Managing Director - South Asia, Middle East & North Africa
Levi Strauss & Co.
A Fashion Business Leader with a growth mindset known as a transformational leader has been recognised for his excellence in the retail industry. Awarded “Retail Icon of India”, headed Italian clothing major Benetton. His expertise include leading business strategy, merchandising and organizational transformation in a complex business environment with a focus on high-end fashion apparel. Led Benetton to become a top fashion brand in India.
National Cyber Security Officer
He is a Young Scholar awardee from Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1987. He led the team which conceptualized and developed SATHI (Situation Awareness Tactical Handheld Information device) in 2001 for use by infantry in CI and IS Operations .Served Indian Army for 25 years. Currently leads Cybersecurity and Trust Office for Cisco.
Managing Director & CEO
Tommy Hilfiger & Calvin Klein
With expertise in development of premium fashion brands, Shailesh has 25 years of work experience in apparel retail industry. He runs business of Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein brands of US Multinational company PVH as their ‘Managing Director and CEO’ in India in their JV with Arvind grp here. The business has retail size in excess of Rs 1,000 Cr.
Co–Founder & Executive Director
Ed Santa Education Inc/Trinity Fructa Pvt. Ltd.
Seasoned serial entrepreneur, her current Edutech start up is the world’s largest aggregator for L&D content providing lifelong learning to individuals. Has worked with the big 5s on global projects as lead consultant. Renowned leadership and management speaker, professor, facilitator and writer. Holds a Ph.D. from Haas School of Business at Berkeley, USA
Jain Group Of Institutions (Jgi) President Jain University Trust
A visionary leader, educationist, social entrepreneur, and angel investor, he has been promoting the educational and entrepreneurship sectors in India for more than two decades. He incepted JGI Group in 1990 with the aim of providing quality educational and entrepreneurial opportunities to the masses. Best described as a man of vision and integrity, Dr Chenraj Roychand exemplifies the principles of truth, peace, and love.
Partner, Risk Advisory Services
Prashant brings 20 years of world class experience in Cybersecurity & Risk Management with Fortune 500 Organizations. He is known for building Cybersecurity competencies and business. He was co-founder of a large school in South India. Prashant is passionate about protecting common people from Cyber threats; he is working towards enhancing Cyber education &
Fox Mandal & Associates
Being a fourth-generation lawyer and a client-focused leader, he has led the firm for more than two decades while exuberating unmatched determination and innate compassion. With his 3H success formula - Humility, Honesty and Hard work, he has steered the firm’s leadership towards delivering quality. His practice includes advising clients on inbound investment into India including entry strategy, corporate governance, M&A and joint ventures.
Co-founder & CEO
Julia Computing Inc.
A graduate from IIT, Bombay, Deepak is a Co-founder and COO of Julia Computing, Inc. He is a deep tech global business leader with 20+ years of experience and a serial entrepreneur. His company, Julia open source language has 17+ million downloads, is growing exponentially and is an important technology defining the future of machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Head - Sustainability & Social Responsibility
IIT, Madras Alumni, Mahesh is a Corporate finance, strategy, investor relations and sustainability professional with over 17 years of experience inconceptualising and building high-stake, mission critical charters ground up. As Head Investor Relations, he crafted Tata Comm. investment thesis and presented it extensively in established geographies (US, UK, Singapore and Hong Kong). Also identified and established beachheads in new geographies (Europe, Taiwan, Australia and Japan).
Named by CNN as one of the most remarkable people of 2010, 4x TED Speaker, a multidisciplinary artist and storyteller whose work is displayed globally. He has lectured at several universities and art institutions, including NYU, Carnegie Mellon, etc. He is actively involved in a radical education initiative, NuVu Studios, to redefine creativity in education.
Sheraton Grand Bangalore Hotel, Brigade Gateway
Born in a family of Chefs, cooking came naturally to him. He witnessed the evolution of food which helped experiment and curate signature dishes, recently created a coffee infused menu. There’s not a lot of things this man with a big heart can’t whip up in his kitchen. He has won many accolades and prestigious award “Continent Chef of the Year”
Krishnarao, former chairman of the Indian Institute of Architects, Karnataka, has over four decades of experience. His work has been featured in the New York Times, The Times of India, The Hindu and on HGTV. Inspired by Ayn Rand’s “The Fountainhead,” he started Jaisim Fountainhead in 1970. He has been the recipient of several awards & honours such as Chairman’s Award, Civil award, etc.
Gopinath Nair (Gopi) is a travel and tourism industry veteran with nearly 5 decades of varied, high quality experience at American Express TRS, Cox & Kings, Kuoni India and Travel Tours. Since 2010 he has been an entrepreneur doing MICE and Experiential Travel under his own Tourism DNA brand, based in Bangalore. Gopi ventured into wellness and healing to launch AyurDNA, a specialised service provider in Ayurveda and traditional healing.
Tvs Sundaram Motors
An Engineer with a stint at IIM Calcutta, plus 24 awesome years of Indian & International Automotive experience with Luxury brands Viz. Lexus, Audi, Mercedes-Benz. Passion, Positive Attitude & Persuasion enabled me fulfill my childhood dream of becoming a youngest CEO with an immaculate track record. Having achieved Professional goals, the Personal goal is to contribute my bit to create future Leaders
Ashirvad Pipes Pvt. Ltd.
Recipient of national award for outstanding entrepreneurship, Pawan Poddar has been successfully managing diverse business ventures for the last four decades. An avid reader and a traveller, he has also initiated efforts to provide basic education and healthcare to poor and needy children, to enable them to lead a life of dignity.
A recognized business leader and entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in Indian Healthcare and Insurance. An MBA in Corporate Financial Analysis & Planning at the Smeal College of Business at the Penn State University, USA, he has worked in New York, Mumbai and Bangalore.
Impact Corporate Investments Ltd.
Currently Managing a few NBFC’s related to funding real estate sector and other sectors primarily for the Bangalore area, Anubhav is a Director at Impact Corporate Investments Ltd and has experience in Exports, foreign trade, Production and Store Management, Corporate management, Customs, Banking, Export Documentation and other fields related to Production and Maintenance.
A visionary leader, Dr. Reguraj played a vital role in building NTTF. Today NTTF has blossomed into a multi location, multi-discipline training foundation. Also, the Founder Chairman of Tool and Gauge Manufacturers Association-India known as TAGMA, Chairman of the Federation of Asian Die & Mould Association known as FADMA. Reguraj is on the Board of reputed companies in India and abroad.