Known to be the most dedicated & colourful personality in Indian Animation Industry, Ashish is the Chairman of FICCI Animation, Gaming & VFX Forum. He actively works with FICCI, NASSCOM, ABAI, AKSHAYA PATRA, WHISTLING WOODS INTERNATIONAL, CGSOCIETY, MCCIA and many other industry and social associations, including with the Government of India on Policy Making related to Education. Ashish is a Founder of Punnaryug Artvision Pvt Ltd & Screenyug Creations Pvt. ltd.
Earlier Associated with Sustainability and CSR initiatives for HCC Limited, which includes Sustainability Reporting, UNGC’s CEO Water Mandate, Disaster Response Network and Community Development. He has worked for over 23 years in various fields like Environment, Safety, CSR, Sustainability, Water, Disaster and Legal. He has practiced as an advocate in various Courts of Law including the High Court, Mumbai. He leads HCC’s Sustainability and CSR. HCC’s Sustainability Reports have been complied with requisition of GRI guidelines since 2010. It also includes Water COP (as compliance for UNGC’s initiative, CEO Water Mandate) as a chapter.
Previously, while working with Chemical Industry, he had worked on a microbial process to treat the effluent to reduce impacts of the pollution. This initiative helped to enhance the efficiency of the effluent treatment plant by more than double. He has given a significant contribution in developing Mumbai’s first butterfly Garden. He was selected for prestigious ‘Environmental law and policy training’ program for young advocates of SAARC countries’ organized by M.C. Mehta Environmental Foundation, New Delhi. World CSR Congress recognized his efforts, in the Global Listing Category, among the ‘50 most Impactful Leaders in Water and Water Management’ and also among ‘100 Most Impactful CSR Leaders’. He also got listing for ‘India’s Sustainability Leadership Award’.
Dr. Aditya Srinivas
Chief Operating Officer & Chief Economist, Bombay Stock Exchange Brokers Forum, Head International Business Division, Mumbai
Ph.D in Economics from Veer Narmad South Gujarat University NAAC Rated 5 star
Management Development Programme (MDP) from IIM Ahmedabad.
Chartered Wealth Manager (CWM) awarded Honorary by American Academy of Financial Management.
MBA Finance (Gold Medal), S.R.Luthra Inst of Management (2004)
BBA Finance (Distinction) South Gujarat University (2002)
34 Research papers published in various books and journals
23 Research papers presented in National and International Conferences
Authored Book on “Introduction to Indian Commodities Market”
Dr. Asit Mohapatra is a Production Engineer with Post Graduation in Management from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai. He has done his Ph.D in Business Administration from Aligarh Muslim University He has also done Advanced Diploma in Management Research from All India Management Association (AIMA) and Diploma in Total Quality Management conducted by University of Sterling, UK He has more than thirty five years of work experience in the areas of Human Resource Management, Industrial Engineering, Quality and Industrial Relations.
He had the opportunity to work with various reputed Indian and Multinational Companies in different Industry segments like Manufacturing, Automobiles, Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Retail, Financial Services, Textiles and Supply Chain. He started his career in Tata Motors as an Industrial Engineer at the Jamshedpur plant. He then moved to ICICI Bank as Vice President-HR. Subsequently he worked at various Companies viz. Jubilant Life Sciences, Reliance Retail and Future Supply Chain Solutions Ltd. as Senior Vice President-HR. He has also worked as Director- HR at Parke Davis and Raymond Ltd.
Currently he is working at Indian Institute of Management, Ranchi as Professor of Practice in the area of Organisation Behaviour and Human Resource Management. He is the Secretary to the Board of Governors of IIM Ranchi. He has also taught at IIM Lucknow, IIM Udaipur, IIM Rohtak and IIM Shillong. Dr. Mohapatra has been trained in Japan and USA in the areas of Human Resources Management. He has been certified as an Executive Coach by the European Coaching Institute. He is trained as an Assessor by SHL and KPMG to facilitate Assessment and Development Center process.
He is a Master Practioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP). He is a certified Happiness Coach. He has also been certified as an Accredited Management Teacher (AMT) by AIMA. He contributes to the social causes as a member of Rotary International. He is a Fellow Member of Institution of Engineers (India) and Indian Institution of Industrial Engineering. He has received special award from Indian Institution of Industrial Engineering for continuous Innovative Development of Industrial Engineering in its Operations and significant encouragement to the Industries in India.
He has received HR Leadership Award from Asia Pacific HRM Congress in the year 2014. He has also received the Best Professor in Human Resource Award from World HRD Congress in the year 2019. He has qualified to be a Certified Corporate Director in the year 2020. He is a speaker at various National Seminars and Conferences.
Ms. Bhavana Bindra
Independent Director, Kennametal India Limited, Jakson Limited and ASAL (a Tata company)
Bhavana Bindra is an Independent Director on the Boards of several Public companies including Kennametal India Limited, Automotive Stampings and Assemblies Limited and Jakson Limited.
A graduate of IIM Bangalore, Bhavana has worked across several multinationals like The Boston Consulting Group, Cummins India Limited and DSM, in a career spanning two decades. Setting up and running multimillion dollar businesses while managing large teams has been her forte. Driving change in organizations across areas of Diversity, Strategy, Customer centricity, Leadership, among others, is her passion. An accomplished writer and speaker, Bhavana currently resides with her family in Mumbai.
Mr. Devang Parekh
Managing Director, Genesis Asset Management Services, Mumbai
Specialists In Shopping Mall Design Greenfield/Brownfield/ Ready to Move in, Set up & Management , Leasing & Fit Out Management, Operations, Multiplex Design, Set up & Management, Super Market Set up & Management, Bridge to luxury Large format Multi Brand Department Store Set up & Management, Restaurants Design, Set up & Management, Boutique Hotels Design, Set up & Management.
Mr. Ernest Rozario
GM Admin & Country Head of CSR at Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited
Mr. Ernest Rozario, General Manager Administration & CSR, Mumbai Refinery has been with BPCL for over 38 years handling various assignments. An MBA in Marketing, he started his career in the Mumbai Refinery in Product Despatch & Logistics. He has handled critical assignments in Administration such as, Transport Management, Social Welfare, Boundary Management as well as Procurement & Contracts. He played a key role in putting in place systems and procedures which helped BPCL in getting ISO and other certifications. He won many accolades in this role. He moved back to the Refinery to Head Administration & CSR.
Dr. Kaushubh Dhargalkar
Design Thinking Consultant, Innovation & Strategy Consultant , Founder Potentials and Possibilities.
Serial entrepreneur since 1990. Founded four companies and now on two more ventures. In 2006, sold commercial interests in his first 3 companies and plunged into academics and research. He relishes the challenge of ‘Enhancing the Innovation Quotient’ of an organization, by helping create new offerings to tap existing as well as new markets . Visualising unique & sustainable Business Models is his forte.
Dr. Milind Kher
CEO- Hospitality Quotient
EI Expert. His areas of competence are Communication Skills and Mind Sciences, which include Emotional Intelligence and NLP. He has developed applications which enable me to use Emotional Intelligence and NLP in conjunction with other training interventions, with a focus on those vital to Wellness Training.
Mr. Manoj Chaudhary
Head HR- Public Markets, Edelweiss Financial Services, Mumbai
Manoj, is an HR professional with experience across various domains of Human Resource Management including Mergers & Acquisitions, Leadership Development, Talent Management, Organization Development, Employee Experience, Compensation & Benefits, Performance Management, People Analytics and Talent Acquisition. He has been recognised as Young Millennial HR Leader at Great Manager Awards, Top HR Minds by World HRD Congress and has featured in the 100HRunder40 List recognising the stalwarts and change makers in the HR space. He is a certified practitioner for Marshal Goldsmith’s Global Leadership Assessment (GLA 360), Thomas International’s Personal Profile Analysis(PPA), Delivering Happiness Institute’s Culture Builder, Aon’s Employee Engagement and Predictive Strategy Group’s Predictive Index Assessment. He has co-authored research paper on Employer Branding: What Do Best Employer Surveys reveal about Employer Branding & Intention to apply which has been published in the Journal of Brand Management by Palgrave Macmillan. He is a speaker on various HR and leadership forums.
Manoj, started his career as Food & Beverage Associate with Oberoi Group of Hotels, India’s leading hotel chain. Before Edelweiss Manoj has worked on HR projects with SAP Labs, Johnson & Johnson, Lakme Lever, Ahuja Construction and Dhanlaxmi Bank. He has also actively partnered for strategic HR projects with NGOs including REAP, Stree Mukti Sangthan and Naitik Vikas Samiti. He regularly interacts with the students through guest lectures and workshops at educational institutes.
Manoj is a graduate of the Masters in Human Resource Management and Labour Relations Program at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and has done his Bachelors in Hospitality Management from West Bengal University. His ikigai card reads: Building most exciting, performing and happy workplaces of the talent, for the talent and by the talent.
Dr. Mukesh Gupta
CEO : Le Nest Hospital
Dr. Mukesh Gupta is a Gynecologist/ Obstetrician, practicing in Le Nest Hospital. He holds a rich experience of 16 years in his field. Apart from academic excellence (topper in University at the MD Ob/Gyn Examination), he has been awarded ‘Emerging Star of Medicine’ by Indian Medical Association MWSB in 2011, thus reflecting acknowledgment by his peers and seniors. Besides several other awards and acknowledgments, he has been a faculty at various national and International academic meets in the subject of his expertise. He has pioneered the structured counseling modules for Premarital Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP) and Prenatal Workshops for pregnant women. He has been the President of Association Of Fellow Gynaecologists and Office Bearer in Malad Medical Association, Association of Medical Consultants and held responsible positions in several other Medical and Social Organisations. He also mentors students from BITS Pilani, a premier institute with campuses in Pilani, Goa, Hyderabad, who come for summer internship programs (Practice School) under his guidance at LENEST, Malad on subjects related to Healthcare Management.
HR Lead with global credentials in Corporate HR, Talent Transformation, OD, Learning, Digital Transformation & People change with doctorate in HR Management.
Led end to end organization level digital transformation, HR transformation- Future of work, Learning, digital mindset and technologies changes.
Keynote speaker to IIM’s, IIT’s, other Business schools and HR Forums.
Engaged with Fortune 100 companies in managing (Primarily USA, Europe, APAC and Pan India) end to end complex talent transformation, capability building, OD, people change (during digital transformation, business transformation, gig economy & future of work, Design Thinking, Agile framework, (HR e-platform) to improve employees adoption, engagement and productivity.
Hands-on experience in conceptualisation and roll out of talent strategy, digital HR, future of work, leadership development, organization redesign, career development and succession plan, Employees engagement, Competency assessment and development, Performance management, Job evaluation,HR analytics, and dashboard, Design & roll out of reward & recognition schemes, coaching and mentoring, Talent retention initiatives, Sr. level Talent acquisition, Stakeholders management and communication.
Possess 15 Yrs work experience in BFSI segment with a balanced mix of exposure towards retail & corporate business development side. Proven track record in people management & talent development with exposure to retail, corporate, alliance management and frontend sales in financial, payments & technology industry. Leading the business development activity of the company with acquisition & retention of Banks/Fintechs/ HFC’s on the marketplace and defining & delivering business targets and managing costs in the retail lending space. Also managing all strategic and digital alliances/ partnerships across the country for the company and revenue optimization.
Specialities : B2B2C Management
Key Skill Sets : Business Development, People orientation, Revenue driver and Relationship management.
Mr. Praveen Nagda
MD & CEO. PEREGRINE Public Relations, Mumbai
His expertise lies in understanding the nuances of Advertising, Public Relations, Event Management, Marketing Communications, Public Affairs, Brand Management, Strategic PR, Image Building, Perception Management, Media Relations, Crisis Management and issues related to the broader umbrella of Mass Communications.
Mr. Prashant Deorah
CEO & MD, Puretech Digital, Mumbai
CEO of Puretech Digital (www.puretech.com) with experience in working with savvy, growing companies and enterprises in realizing gains using the online platforms and channels on Google AdWords, Facebook, Display networks, YouTube, SEO, native advertising, content marketing, creative solutions and mobile. We also use analytics, coupled with customer journeys and behaviour added to our strategic consulting and CRO.
Dr. Radhakrishnan Pillai
Founder, Chanakya International Institute of Leadership Studies (CIILS)
Author (8 Best sellers) – Corporate Chanakya / Chanakya’s 7 secrets of leadership / Chanakya in You / Katha Chanakya / Chanakya in daily life / Inside Chanakya’s mind – Aanvikshiki and the art of thinking / Thus spoke Chanakya / Chatur Chanakya and the Himalayan problem (Best selling children’s book)
He has done an extensive research on “Kautilya’s Arthashastra”, the well known book on management written in 4th BC from Chinmaya International Foundation (CIF), Kerala under the guidance of Dr Gangadharan Nair. He later proceeded to do his MA in Sanskrit and a PhD. in the subject.
With nearly 20 years of combined working and business experience he is a well known management speaker, trainer, author and consultant. He has written nearly 200 articles and papers for various magazines, newspapers, journals and periodicals including Times of India group as a weekly columnist. He has also hosted a radio show “Ask Chanakya’ on Moksha Channel of Worldspace satellite radio which has completed nearly 100 shows. He has represented India in various national and international conferences including the Academy of Management (AOM) in San Antonio, Texas, USA. Presented papers at Oxford, Indian philosophical congress (IPC) and chaired session at Afro-Asian Philosophical congress (AAPA), taught in Germany, Dubai, Muscat, Singapore, Indonesia.
His first book ‘Corporate Chanakya’ has been on the “best-seller” list since its launch in 2010 and used as a text book in various Business schools in India and abroad. The book has the unique distinction of being made into an audio book, a film ‘Chanakya speaks’ and translated into 10 regional languages. He is a visiting faculty in prestigious institutes in India and aborad. He has been a trainer and strategy consultant to over 200 organisations like Indian Army, Navy, Airforce, Indian police, various NGOs, private, public sector and government organisations. He has been awarded the prestigious Sardar Patel International award 2009 for his research and contribution in field of management & Industrial development.
Mr. Rajat Sharma
Head SCM, Hamilton Housewares Private Limited, Mumbai
Expert in Demand Management and Customer Logistics in the International Business arena for an organisation with high growth rate across the globe. Managed a diverse multi-location team of various origins and nationalities. Exploring Purposeful Leadership through the lens of Yog & Indian Wisdom, with wonderment about the impact of conversations and collaborative decision making.
Ms. Riddhi Doshi
Founder – Rhhyns Academy Private Limited, Founder – Laja Mumbai
Internationally Certified Parenting & Behavior Coach, National Awardee & 3 times TEDx speaker & Child Psychologist.
Riddhi Doshi trains and coaches corporate leaders, educators and parents on issues of mental health and behavior. She is an internationally certified Parenting & Behaviour Coach. In past 15+ years she has conducted 2540+ open workshops, delivered 87000+ hours of talks, 53000+ hours of counseling sessions covering 59000+ students and 62,000+ women from various fields. Parenting sessions conducted by Riddhi are housefull and recent;y she completed her 366th Parenting session.
She has been a speaker and advisor at various institutions and organizations including IIM, Ahmedabad, Rotary Club, Tata Power, Larson & Toubro and The Time of India.
She holds an MBA in HRD, LLM and numerous other professional certifications from prestigious international institutions including University of Cambridge, BSY University, London, City & Guilds, London, Tata Institute of Social Sciences and NMIMS, Mumbai.
She has been awarded with “National Award for Cultural Activities by AVANTIKA- Delhi”, “Excellence in Wellness”, “Young Entrepreneurs Award”, “Self Made Diva Award” among various others.
Mr. Rohit Sharma
Head HR Services : Bayer Life Sciences
Mr. Rohit is an eternal optimist with diverse industry experience ranging from information technology, services and manufacturing industry. Have had significant global exposure to all functions within human resources and organizational effectiveness, especially large scale transformations. He is Strong People Operations professional with an Executive MBA focused in Strategy, Finance and Organizational Behaviour from Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow.
Ms. Seema Singh
President Human Resources, One Point One Solutions, Navi Mumbai
Managing Human Resources Function for 4000 strong people organisation across Mumbai, Gurgaon, Bangalore and Indore. Responsible for managing all aspects of Human Resources – Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Learning and Development and Procedures & Process
Experienced Human Resources professional with a demonstrated history of working in the telecommunications and international trading & distribution industry. Skilled in Talent Acquisition, Staffing, Compensation & Benefits, Talent Management, Learning & Development, Counseling, Assessment & Development Centers, Change Management, Employee/ Industrial Relations, Communication, Business Excellence, Merger & Acquisitions and Greenfield Projects/ Start –Ups Businesses in a global environment. Post Graduate qualifications in Human Resources, Marketing Management and Training & Development with proven track record in formulating and managing people strategies and practices of organizations (including startup businesses) in India, Europe, Asia and Africa. Articulate communicator and motivator; successfully integrated and delivered results with through multi-cultural and geographically dispersed teams.
Ms. Swapnalekha Basak
Chief Executive Officer, HCS Wellness. Mumbai
In a short span of 5 years she has built an organization which enables Corporate India with the knowledge and the perspective on “Building Healthy Workplaces” evangelizes worksite health promotion partners with large multi-national organizations to give direction and meaning to their worksite health promotion programmes and continuously researches the Indian workplace to cross-pollinate organizations with ideas and success / fail stories on wellness initiatives partners with the country’s Swachh Bharat (Clean India) initiative especially with schools to achieve behavioural changes amongst citizens.
Mr. Sambit Kumar Ghosh
Chief Operating Officer at Inditrade Capital Limited
Mr. Sambit is a versatile human-resources professional with hands-on experience in diverse industries operating over multiple locations. He is strategic HR professional who deploys participative management style in fast-paced, diverse workforce. He is an excellent team builder who partners business with prolific communications and robust employee engagement and development programs that helps in achieving the top line and bottom line business targets.
Mr. Sandeep Mahajan
HR Director, SAARC, ASSA ABLOY INDIA PVT LTD
A competent result oriented leader backed by insightful experience of over 17 years in full spectrum of HR functions with focus on Change Management, Talent Management, Organization Development, Compensation & Benefits, Employee Engagement, Industrial Relations, Compensation Management, formation & implementation of HR Systems & Policies.