Justice in the Delhi High Court
Pratibha Maninder Singh is a highly respected and accomplished figure in the legal profession, currently serving as a Justice in the Delhi High Court. With her profound knowledge of the law and extensive experience, she has made significant contributions to the Indian judiciary. Known for her keen sense of justice and impartiality, Justice Pratibha Maninder Singh has earned a reputation for delivering fair and well-reasoned judgments.
Having pursued her legal education from esteemed institutions, Justice Pratibha Maninder Singh possesses a strong academic background. Her expertise spans a wide range of legal domains, including constitutional law, criminal law, and civil law. She has consistently demonstrated a deep understanding of legal principles and a commitment to upholding the rule of law.
Justice Pratibha Maninder Singh’s distinguished career is marked by her dedication to promoting access to justice and protecting the rights of individuals. Her judgments reflect a balanced approach, considering the legal intricacies while also prioritizing the welfare and interests of the people involved. Her judicial decisions have set important precedents and played a crucial role in shaping the legal landscape of India.
Chief Justice of the Jharkhand High Court
Gyan Sudha Misra is an eminent legal professional who has made significant contributions to the Indian judiciary. She served as a former Justice of the Supreme Court of India and as the former Chief Justice of the Jharkhand High Court. With an illustrious career spanning several decades, Misra has demonstrated a deep understanding of the law and has been involved in shaping legal principles and precedents in the country.
Throughout her tenure, Misra delivered insightful judgments and upheld the principles of justice, fairness, and equality. Her expertise encompasses various fields of law, including constitutional law, civil and criminal law, and human rights. She has played a crucial role in interpreting and developing the Indian legal framework, leaving a lasting impact on the judicial system.
Misra’s extensive knowledge and experience make her a sought-after speaker, providing valuable insights into the complexities of the Indian legal system. Her lectures and discussions shed light on key legal issues, offering perspectives on constitutional interpretation, human rights protection, and the overall functioning of the judiciary. With her impressive credentials and dedication to justice, Gyan Sudha Misra continues to be an influential figure in the legal sphere, inspiring and guiding future generations of legal professionals.
Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court of India
Saurabh Kirpal is a prominent legal professional and Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court of India. With his extensive experience and expertise in constitutional law, civil litigation, and human rights advocacy, he has emerged as a leading figure in the Indian legal system. Known for his meticulous approach and persuasive courtroom skills, Kirpal has successfully argued several landmark cases that have had a lasting impact on Indian jurisprudence.
As a Senior Advocate, Kirpal has represented a wide range of clients, including individuals, corporate entities, and public interest organizations. His legal acumen, coupled with his deep understanding of the Indian legal framework, has earned him a reputation for providing insightful and strategic counsel. Kirpal is highly regarded for his ability to analyze complex legal issues, offer innovative solutions, and effectively present his arguments before the highest court of the land.
Beyond his courtroom work, Saurabh Kirpal is actively involved in legal education and has delivered lectures and conducted workshops on various legal subjects. He is recognized as a thought leader in the legal community and has contributed to the development of legal scholarship through his writings and publications. With his dedication to justice and commitment to upholding the rule of law, Kirpal continues to play a significant role in shaping India’s legal landscape.
Prominent lawyer and partner at Karanjawala & Co
Meghna Mishra is a prominent lawyer and partner at Karanjawala & Co., a renowned law firm based in India. With her exceptional legal acumen and expertise, she has established herself as a trusted advisor and advocate in the legal profession. Meghna is known for her comprehensive understanding of complex legal issues and her ability to provide strategic guidance to clients.
Having completed her education in law from a prestigious institution, Meghna embarked on her legal career with a strong foundation. Over the years, she has honed her skills in various areas of law, including corporate law, commercial litigation, arbitration, and dispute resolution. She has successfully represented clients in high-stakes legal matters and has played a pivotal role in securing favourable outcomes for them.
Meghna’s dedication, meticulous approach, and commitment to client service have earned her a stellar reputation in the legal community. She is recognized for her professionalism, integrity, and ability to navigate through challenging legal scenarios. Her strong advocacy skills and persuasive arguments make her a formidable opponent in the courtroom.
As a partner at Karanjawala & Co., Meghna Mishra continues to make significant contributions to the field of law and remains a sought-after legal professional for clients seeking top-tier legal representation and counsel.
Director - ESG, Carbon & Social Performance at Vedanta Resources Limited
Gaurav Sarup is the Director – ESG, Carbon & Social Performance at Vedanta Resources Limited. His masterclass witnessed much engagement from the students who were given a behind-the-scenes look at how big business is driving the sustainability agenda and the novel initiatives that are being taken to achieve aggressive targets aimed at making Vedanta a net zero carbon organisation by 2050, or sooner.
Head of Startups and Venture Capital as well as Partnership Solutions at Google India
Apurva Chamaria is a bestselling author, distinguished columnist, thought leader, and widely respected industry mentor. With 22 years of experience in the industry, he currently works as the Head of Startups and Venture Capital as well as Partnership Solutions at Google India.
Throughout his career, he has held numerous positions at reputed firms, including serving as an SVP and Chief of Staff (to CEO & MD) at Tech Mahindra, Chief Revenue Officer at RateGain, and Global Head of Marketing at HCL Technologies
Founder of Heads Up For Tails
Rashi Narang, Founder of Heads Up For Tails, whose pet care empire now spans over 75 stores across 15 cities, opened her heart to all the students, sharing highs and lows of her 16-year-long entrepreneurial journey. From days when she struggled alone to saying no to her first big cheque that carried a caveat to change much of her business’ core beliefs, Rashi bared her soul and gave students hope that though the entrepreneurial life is fraught with difficulties, the journey is equally rewarding. In a time when brick and mortar businesses are not the most popular choice, she’s showing the world how they play a key role in providing exceptional customer service and serve as a medium to build demand for innovative products that are entirely new to people.
The COO and Co-Founder of Daalchini Technologies
Vidya Bhushan, the COO and Co-Founder of Daalchini Technologies, is an accomplished alumnus of both IIM Ahmedabad and IIT Kharagpur. He brings with him over 14 years of experience in the industry, having spent 7 years in management roles at top IT companies including Paytm, Jio Money, Ericsson R&D India, and Paysafe Group.
In his current role at Daalchini, Mr. Bhushan has been instrumental in driving the success of the company, which now boasts 610+ smart stores across 25 cities and has over 2 lakh monthly active users. Under his leadership, Daalchini has become a trailblazing brand with 200+ franchises of India’s first ever 24*7 instant food vending machines.
Regional Head, Academic interface program-North TCS
Rajit Sikka has an experience of over 30 Years in IT Industry/ Education Industry spanning
major functions in Sales, Operations and Channel Development.
Rajit is a Post Graduate in Business Management and has worked with companies like HCL –
HP Ltd, Aptech Ltd and TCS. Rajit is currently head Academic Relations for India North, TCS.
Chief Manager-HR, Fortum India
An alumnus of XLRI Jamshedpur & KIIT – Bhubaneswar and a result-oriented professional
having experience of more than a decade in HR, IR, Administration and Wellbeing, Varinder is
currently working with Fortum India as Chief Manager – HR for India business. He has hands-on experience in Energy and Education sectors. He has a proven ability to establish and maintain strong alliances, lead and motivate teams, drive projects to successful completion and exceed customer expectations.
He has been a member of the selection committee of IIM Ranchi and offers Guest Lectures at
KIIT School of Management, IIM Ranchi, Chitkara University and many more on the topics of his interests like Institution Building, Managing Generation Y and Z, Evolution and future of HRD etc. Varinder has also worked with the Tata Group for five years. His OD and engagement initiatives, grounded in Indian ethos and culture, helped Fortum integrate new Units in Karnataka, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh seamlessly.
Managing Partner - Consulting, Technology and Transformation
Shree Parthasarathy Managing Partner – Consulting, Technology and Transformation, Grant Thornton Bharat Advisory firm Grant Thornton Bharat has announced the appointment of Shree Parthasarathy as Managing Partner – Consulting, Technology and Transformation.
Parthasarathy comes with an advisory experience of almost three decades and has established new businesses and service lines and helped clients transform their businesses into future-ready enterprises, according to a statement.
Parthasarathy’s expertise lies in advising global and domestic companies in business strategy, supply chain and technology transformation, digital solutions, customer experience, operating model transformation, cybersecurity, and IoT & OT technologies.
Head - Product Development and Client Services - Cintana Education
Dr. Emiliano Diez has 20 years of experience collaborating and developing global partnerships in higher education to elevate the way institutions meet student and society needs. As the head of Cloud operations at Campus Management Corporation, he delivered technology solutions to 1,100+ higher ed clients and maintained over 800 university systems. Dr. Diez has previously worked at Laureate Education for 10 years, performing several operational roles in education management and technology leadership. He has an MBA from the University of Liverpool and graduated Cum Laude with a Ph.D. in Economics and Business from Universidad Europea de Madrid.
Regional Director (Operations) - PVR Cinemas
Chandresh Daftary has a career spanning Digital Cinema Technology, Real Estate Economics, Asset Management, Business Development and Cinema Exhibition for more than 20 years. He joined PVR in 2017 and leads its cinema operations for the Western Region. He manages a portfolio of 247 screens in 59 cinemas across 26 cities in India. Prior to joining PVR, he was the COO of E-City Digital Cinemas, part of E-City Ventures – Essel Group.
Chandresh is an MBA in Finance from MGM Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai.
Head Digital Solutions - Napino Auto & Electronics Ltd.
Vinay Solanki has extensive experience across business development, strategy, partner management, sales and technology development within domains such as Digital Transformation, loT, Wi-Fi, Fintech and Trading. He has exposure to a variety of industries such as technology (Lenovo as Head of loT, APAC), telecom (Aeris – Global Director Market Strategy); (Airtel – Business Lead loT & Wi-Fi) and Investment Banking (Goldman Sachs as VP Technology). He holds an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad and MS in Computer Science from SUNY Binghamton USA. He is the founder of the world’s 3rd largest community loT-NCR with 7800+ members, recognized as global top 20 thought leader in loT, AR/VR and Analytics and most viewed author on Quora. He is a TEDx speaker and member of NASSCOM, DoT TEC and other industry bodies.
Ambassador (Retd.) Deepak Vohra is an officer of the Indian Foreign Service, Government of India. He has served his country with distinction as a Diplomat in the Indian Embassies of Poland, Sudan, Armenia, France, Spain, Kuala Lumpur, Cameroon, U.S.A., Chad, Tunisia, and Papua New Guinea. His last posting was as Ambassador of India to Poland. He has also served as Deputy High Commissioner of Kuala Lumpur. Prior to joining the IFS, he was officer on special duty to the Technology Advisor to the Prime Minister. He is a graduate from St. Stephens College, Delhi; National Defence College and Sorbonne University, Paris.
Operations and Systems at Bennett University School of Management
Prof. Milind Padalkar is Professor – Operations and Systems at Bennett University School of Management. He is fellow of the Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode – equivalent to PhD degree, in the area of Quantitative Methods and Operations Management. His research has focused on the endemic problem of project failures. His research interests are Project management, Behavioral dynamics, Public policy & governance, Systems dynamics modeling, and Game-theoretic investigation in organizational behavior. He holds a post-graduate diploma in management from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad; and an engineering degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
President, Asia-Pacific - Cintana Education
Neel recently stepped down from his role as CEO of Laureate Education’s EMEAA (Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific) segment. In this role, Neel ran the largest higher education platform outside the Americas – spanning 10 countries, 20 + institutions, and 150,000+ university students – representing a $700MM+ revenue operation. Neel joined Laureate in Hong Kong in 2008 as one of the initial members of Laureate’s Asia Pacific organization. He then built and led Laureate’s India operation while based in New Delhi. Between 2015 and 2017, he served as Laureate’s Chief Strategy and Growth Officer based in Baltimore. Neel has managed multiple partnerships for Laureate, and represented Laureate on multiple Boards, including its interest in Coursera. Neel was formerly a Director at Merrill Lynch’s Principal Investing Group in Hong Kong, an Investment Executive at ICV Capital Partners in New York, a Consultant at McKinsey in Manila and New York, and an Investment Banker at Deutsche Bank in New York and London. Neel obtained a Master of Science degree at BITS Pilani in India and graduated with an MBA from The Wharton School.
Hon'ble Chief Justice (Retd.) - High Court of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh
Hon’ble Ms. Justice Gita Mittal is the former Chief Justice of the High Court of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh, and the first woman judge to serve in that capacity. She has also served as Acting Chief Justice of High Court of Delhi.
Justice Mittal studied law at the Campus Law Center in Delhi, graduating with an LL.B. She has served on the governing boards of several educational institutions. She also serves on the editorial advisory board of the National Law University Delhi’s Journal of Legal Studies. She was a recipient of the Distinguished Alumna Award from Lady Shriram College, the Justice P.N. Bhagwati Award, Arline Pacht global vision Award and also the Nari Shakti Puraskar, a civilian honour presented by the Ministry of Women and Child Development of the Government of India.
Journalist - Editor & Political Commentator
Shoma was managing editor and one of the founders of Tehelka. She also co-founded THINK, and Algebra, the Arts S. Ideas Club, a platform for live conversations with prominent Indians. Chaudhury is the founder of Lucid Lines Productions, an intellectual properties company, and recently started her news show on YouTube called ‘Enquiry With Shoma Chaudhury. She has reported extensively on issues of justice, social equity, human rights, environment, the media, law, and the fight over resources. She built a reputation for in-depth ground reportage and incisive commentary across disciplines. In 2011, Newsweek (USA) picked Shoma Chaudhury as one of .150 power women who shake the world… She has also been awarded the Sabbiadoro Ernest Hemingway Award for Political Journalism (2013), the Mumbai Press Club award for political journalism (2012). the Ramnath Goenka award and the Chameli Devi Jain Award for Outstanding Women Mediaperson (2009) forgoing where angels fear to tread… She studied at La Martiniere School in Kolkata, and in Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi. She topped Delhi University twice, in both BA and MA English.
Co-founder and Director - Takshashila Institution
Nitin Pai is Co-founder and Director of the Takshashila Institution, an independent centre for research and education in public policy. His current research includes information warfare and high tech geopolitics. He teaches international relations, ethical reasoning and public policy at Takshashila’s graduate programmes. His regular columns appear in Mint and ThePrint. He has worked in various capacities in the telecommunications industry, including in satellite design and undersea cable projects. Before founding Takshashila, he spent more than a decade at the Singapore government as a policymaker in the technology sector. He is a gold medalist from the National University of Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, an undergraduate scholar at Nanyang Technological University, and an alum of National College, Bangalore.
Managing Director (MD) of Springer Nature India
Venkatesh Sarvasiddhi is the new Managing Director (MD) of Springer Nature India. Venkatesh has almost two decades’ experience across the private and public sectors in India. He joined Springer Nature from National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), a not-for-profit ‘Public-Private Partnership’ under the aegis of Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Government of India, where he led Digital Skills, Innovation, Industry Partnerships & CSR. With his extensive experience in innovation, public policy and partnerships, Venkatesh is ideally placed to advance discovery and steer the growth of Springer Nature in India.
Jayaseelan Ganesan is an engineer with a post graduate qualification from IIT Kanpur and a PGDM from IIM, Calcutta. As Head of Entrepreneurship Development Services, he advises large corporations in the areas of Business Incubation, Lean Processes, Occupational Health and Environment. He is a Certified International Practitioner on Whole Brain Thinking tools for self and organizational development, Appreciative Inquiry, Shadow Gifts and Six Hats of Thinking. He is much sought after by corporations and universities in developing and mentoring Entrepreneurs.
Ph.D. Artificial Intelligence Chief Mentor - Life Design Lab
Dr. Anbu Pathinavel is co-founder of School of Design Thinking. He has also served as Head of Training for Government e-Marketplace which was a pathbreaking initiative of Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Following his M.S. in Manufacturing from Ohio University, he completed his Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence also from Ohio University, USA. With LIFE ARCHITECTING as his mission, he works on the Design Mind, Engaging Learning Culture, Mindfulness, and Leadership Development. He uses Design Thinking as a transformational Problem-Solving Technique for achieving delivery excellence.
Principal Consultant - Creation of Future
In ’99, he listened to his inner calling and shifted from electrical engineering to human engineering. For more than 21 years now, he is a facilitator with passion for purposeful transformation and growth of human beings. He helps organisations deal with the human side of change. His training, facilitation and executive coaching services have contributed to the growth of more than 100 organisations. He is a student of Vedantic Philosophy and Bhagavad Gita and integrates the latest western management concepts with the age-old wisdom of eastern ethos.
Chief Commercial Officer, Axiata Digital.
Pradeep Shrivastava is a senior journalist who has doing political main stream reporting of the country till three decades. He is associated with Jansatta (Indian Express Group) more than two decades and then he worked for 5 years in the post of Associated Editor in Sanmarg daily published from Kolkata.
Global and Government Affairs - TAC Security
Lieutenant General lqbal Singh Singha retired from the Indian Army as DG Operational Logistics & Strategic Movement and was also the Colonel of the Pajputana Rifles. Earlier, he served on the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Ethiopia & Eritrea in UNMEE as the Chief Logistics Officer. He was the Head of the Mission & Force Commander of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force at Golan Heights between Syria and Israel, (UNDOF). He has nearly four decades of experience in conflict resolution and conflict management. His mediation expertise saw the successful release of 180 peacekeepers taken as prisoners. He has addressed the Security Council, Group of 77 and C-34 on several occasions on the prevailing security situation in the Middle East.General Singha is presently the Director Global and Government Affairs at TAC Security, a leading global cyber security company which is working in partnership with USI of India, National Cyber Coordination Centre and several State Govts of USA and India. He teaches M Phil students at Panjab University and has been a panelist at the Military Literature Festival, Chandigarh. The General has participated in several social awareness campaigns launched by Punjab Govt on drug abuse and precautions against COVID-19. The General has M Phil Degrees from Higher Command Course and National Defence College.
Advisor of Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories
Dr. Saumen Chakraborty is currently Advisor to Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, driving strategic initiatives including business development. He earlier served as President and Chief Financial officer of Dr. Reddy’s. He has played a significant role in the evolution of Dr. Reddy’s as a global pharmaceutical company, championing several best-in-class initiatives and global best practices that contributed to making Reddy’s one of the most respected employers in India. As CFO, he led Or. Reddy’S ADR listing on NYSE, and formulation of active Treasury and MBA strategies. He has also won several awards including Best CFO in the Large Enterprise, Healthy Balance Sheet Management category, at the Businessworld-VEs Bark Best CFO Au 2016, and CNBC TV-18’s Best Performing CFO in the Healthcare Set Award in 2007, among others.
AVSM - Commanding 17 Poona Horse Motivational & Leadership Speaker, Army General
Major General Vikram Dev Dogra, AVSM was commissioned in1981. He is the recipient of the Sword of Honour for being the best all round passing out cadet and Gold Medallist for passing out first in the order of merit. He commanded The Poona Horse, 180 Armoured Brigade on the Western front and an infantry division part of a strike corps. He gained combat experience in Jammu & Kashmir and part of United Nations peace keeping forces in Angola, Africa. The General is a committed sportsman and an adventure enthusiast. He participated in a number of cycling events and cycled from Leh to Chandigarh over 5 of the highest mountain passes ranging from 13400 to 17600 ft. He is a motivational and TEDx speaker. In 2018 he did Ironman Austria at the age of 58 in 14 hours and 21 minutes to become the first Serving Indian Army Officer and the only General in the world to do so. In July 2019 he once again took on the ironman competition at Germany and bettered his own time by 41 mins completing the grueling race in 13 hours and 40 mins. He has been conferred with an honorary doctorate to recognise his contribution to humanity. He is currently the Goodwill Ambassador and Star Icon of KHO KHO Federation of India He was awarded Ati Vashisht Seva Medal by the President of India to recognize “distinguished service of an exceptional order”.
Chief Academic Officer - Cintana Education
Dr. Agueda Benito was the Chief Academic Officer for Laureate Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Africa. In her role, she provided guidance and support to the academic leaders of the regional institutions located in six countries. Her primary focus was on the quality of the students learning experience and their employability, faculty development, innovation, accreditation, and the enhancement of the institutional reputation. Her academic merits are extensive and include numerous publications, research projects, the direction of Ph.D. theses, and evaluation of institutions and programs.
Co-founder - Info Edge
Padma Shri awardee Sanjeev Bikhchandani is the Founder of the immensely successful Info Edge, which owns Naukri.com, Jeevansathi.com, 99acres.com, and Shiksha.com. A serial entrepreneur, he is a pioneer in the consumer internet space. He completed his BA in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, and his MBA from IIM Ahmedabad.
Member of Parliament - Rajya Sabha
Dr. Subramanian Swamy is an economist, statistician, politician, and Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha. Before joining politics, he was Professor of Mathematical Economics at IIT Delhi. His previous roles include being a member of the Planning Commission of India, a Union Cabinet Minister in the Chandra Shekhar government, Chairman of the Commission on Labour Standards and International Trade. He is a prolific commentator and author of several books on foreign affairs of India dealing largely with China, Pakistan and Israel. Dr. Swamy earned his Doctorate in Economics from Harvard University and Master’s in Statistics from Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.
President - Cintana Education
Dr. Shangraw had a thriving career scaling organizations and improving the quality of organizational outcomes. He spent over 15 years as a senior executive at Arizona State University (ASU), the most innovative university in the country, as per U.S. News and World Reports. Previously, under his leadership as Senior Vice President for research and innovation at ASU, nearly 5,000 distinct research projects were awarded over $1.2 billion in funding. Dr. Shangraw holds a Master’s degree and a Doctorate in Public administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.
Founder of the School of Meaningful Experiences and an Adjunct Faculty at IIMB
Dr. Rakesh Godhwani is the founder of the School of Meaningful Experiences. He coaches entrepreneurs, promising startups, senor managers in the Industry and is an adjunct faculty at IIMB. Rakesh had worked in Wipro, Intel and Qualcomm In various profiles – product marketing, sales and business development – before he took the plunge to pursue his passion for teaching and writing.
Brand Strategist and Founder - Brand-Building.com
Ambi M G Parameswaran’s impressive career spans over 35 years, where he handled notable brands and assignments in marketing, sales, and advertising with prominent agencies. He contributes articles to business publications and conducts branding workshops for Indian/ MNCs and other industry bodies. He spoke at TEDx and the Kellogg India Summit at North-Western University and Cornell University. He is an Adjunct Professor of Marketing at SPJIMR and a guest faculty at IIM Calcutta, IIM Ahmedabad, MICA, and Indian School of Business (ISB). He is a Ph.D. from Mumbai University and an MBA from IIM, Calcutta. He has completed the Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School.