An Executive Editor of Mirror Now and hosts the flagship show, ‘The Urban Debate’.
She is a motivational speaker and regular columnist for the Times of India and is currently working on book on Finance for Indian Women with Harper Collins. Her distinctive ability to simplify complex concepts with ease has defined her illustrious career. She spent her initial years in the world of business news with CNBC TV 18, she subsequently joined the Times Network in 2008.
South Africa born Sports Scientist & EQ Expert with over 16 years of experience in high performance & elite sport
Worked with the Indian Cricket Team, Indian Olympics Association, ATP Tour, Kings XI Punjab, and athletes such as Rafael Nadal, Sania Mirza, Mahesh Bhupathi, Saina Nehwal, Leander Paes and more. Author of four books on sports science and motivation, a TED speaker, recipient of the INK Fellowship, Men’s Health Trainer of the Year and Chairperson of the Australia India Youth Dialogue.
Chairman and Managing Director of Nestlé India Limited with over 30 years of experience in the FMCG Industry heading the top global companies
Was Chairman and CEO of Nestlé Philippines and Chairman of Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company, and was Managing Director of Nestlé Singapore, from 2008 to 2010 prior to joining Nestlé India in 2015. He was awarded the Medal of Commendation by the Government of Singapore in 2010, for excellence in employee relations during the challenging period.
Lt. Gen KJ Singh (Retd)
An ex-Army General who served the nation for 39 years and has served in various UN Peacekeeping Missions.
Sujatha V Kumar
Director of Category Marketing & Corporate Brand, Coca Cola India
Former President of Coca Cola India & South West Asia Business Unit
He was the Deputy President of the Business Unit till 2013. Prior to his role as the Deputy Business President, he was the Vice President of Global Marketing for Juice, where he lead the global design and rollout of the Minute Maid master brand and helped create 3 billion dollar brands. From 2006-2009, he was Vice President Marketing for the Coca Cola company in India and South West Asia.
Mentor, Counselor & Founder, Ivy Central
With over 18 years of experience in this sector, Caroline has in-depth knowledge of the US, UK, Canadian & Australian college and university systems. Understanding of the programs on offer and the unique personalities of each college and university helps her work with the families in matching the students to their ideal program, which will lead to both matriculation and successful graduation.
Deputy Director General, Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA)
Mr. Ajaneesh Kumar, a career diplomat, joined the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) in 1996. During his over 20 years career, he has worked on many important assignments both in Delhi and abroad. At Headquarters, he has served in the Technical Cooperation (now Development Partnership Administration), Europe West and United Nations Political Divisions. He has held responsible positions in Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Berne and Accra.
Pramath Raj Sinha
Founder & MD, 9.9 Media; Founding Dean, ISB
Pramath Raj Sinha is a Senior Advisor of the Albright Stonebridge Group, India and the Founder and Managing Director of 9.9 Mediaworx Private Limited. Prior to founding 9.9 Media, he was a Partner at Mckinsey and led the ABP Group, one of India’s leading and most diversified media conglomerates. Mr. Pramath helped set up and served as the Founding Dean of the Indian School of Business (ISB).
Birad Rajaram Yajnik
Author, Entrepreneur & Curator, Peace, Truth & Ahimsa
Mr. Birad Yajnik heads the digital interactive company – Visual Quest India, a boutique design and technology company based in India that specializes in cross-functional engagement across multiple stakeholders generating Brand recall, Employee motivation & appreciation, Enhanced recruitment opportunities and unique Marketing & Sales initiatives for Fortune 50 and 500 companies around the world. He is also Trustee at the IGNCA - Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Curator for the Mahatma Gandhi Digital Museum in Hyderabad.
Advisor to Govt. of UP for Home and Health,
Director of SBH
Mr. Venkat Changavalli is an Advisor, Author, Board Member, Management Consultant, Managing Director and Leadership Mentor. An MBA from IIM,Ahmedabad and B.Tech. (Chemical) from NIT, Warangal, Venkat Changavalli has 38 years of total experience including 19 years as CEO.
Writer-Activist & Co-Founder, CAFI
Founder, Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network
Convenor, NE India Women Initiative for Peace
She is a humanitarian, author, female activist in advocacy of gender-rights and women led disarmament movements with the objective of arresting the gun culture and bring about peace for her home state of Manipur in particular and the northeast India in general. She has established many institutions such as the Control Arms Foundation of India (CAFI), 2004, Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network (MWGSN), Manipur, and Secretary General Control Arms Foundation Of India (CAFI).
Author, Commentator & Thought Leader
Former Managing Director, P&G
Mr. Gurcharan Das is the author of "The Difficulty of Being Good: On the subtle Art of Dharma" which analyses the epic, Mahabharata. His international best-seller, "India Unbound", is a narrative account of India from independence to the "global information age", and has been published in many languages and filmed by BBC. His other literary works include a novel, A Fine Family, a book of essays, The Elephant Paradigm, and anthology, Three English Plays.
Meera H. Sanyal
Public Servant & Award-winning Banker
Former CEO & Chairperson, RBS India
Meera H Sanyal is one of India’s leading bankers, who relinquished her job as CEO and Chairperson of Royal Bank of Scotland, India to enter Public Service. She is a member of Secretary Clinton’s International Council on Women's Business Leadership and a Board member of Pradan, an organization that works to empower rural and tribal women in India and International Board of Right to Play, a global NGO that uses the transformative power of play to educate and empower children facing adversity. She chairs the Urban Development Committee of the Indian Merchants’ Chamber and is leading a citizen’s movement for Urban regeneration in Mumbai.
Sarpanch, Village Council of Soda
Chhavi Rajawat is the Sarpanch/elected head of the Village Council of Soda located in the District of Tonk, Rajasthan, India. She was first elected Sarpanch in February 2010 and re-elected for a second term in February of 2015 courtesy the demand of the village residents. Sarpanch Rajawat is an alumna of Rishi Valley and Mayo College Girls’ School. She graduated from Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi and followed it up with a degree in business management in marketing from Pune. She worked in the corporate sector from 2003 until 2009, during which she undertook myriad roles in media, hospitality, and the telecom industry.
Award-winning Social Entrepreneur
Founder & CEO, SaveLIFE Foundation
He is an award-winning social entrepreneur focused on improving road safety and emergency medical care across India. He is the Founder and CEO of SaveLife Foundation (SLF) and has been awarded the Ashoka Fellowship,the Echoing Green Fellowship and the prestigious Rolex Awards for Enterprise for his work in the area of road safety and trauma care. He is also a commentator on Road Safety on Indian television and has been featured on Satyamev Jayate, the popular TV show hosted by Actor Aamir Khan.
Program Officer, UN Women for Bhutan, India, Maldives & Sri Lanka
Programme Officer, UN Women Office for Bhutan, India, Maldives and Sri Lanka, UN WOMEN SA SRO. Project In-charge, Enhancing the Role of Women in Democracy, UNDP-UNDEF Project, Centre for Social Research. Head, Gender Training Institute. Besides gender trainings and related activities, also have experience of designing, implementing and monitoring development. Formulated the first ever gender sensitization manual on the issue of domestic violence and trafficking in women and children for the police personnel.