Ashwin Sanghi is among India’s highest selling English fiction authors. He has written several bestsellers (The Rozabal Line, Chanakya’s Chant, The Krishna Key) and two New York Times bestselling crime thrillers with James Patterson, More[+]
Karthik Reddy founded Blume with Sanjay Nath in 2011. He has shaped Blume’s investment approach and philosophy over the years, and in turn has overseen investments in some of Blume’s leading portfolio companies. More[+]
Rehan has been an entrepreneur since 1992 and has built three successful companies. He leads investments in Consumer Tech. Becoming an entrepreneur right out of college, Rehan straddled leadership, marketing, sales and operations. More[+]
Professor Kavil Ramachandran leads the Thomas Schmidheiny Centre for Family Enterprise. He is committed to creating a vibrant platform for research, knowledge creation and dissemination, and innovation in the rapidly growing field of family business. Much of his work has been dedicated to understanding and unravelling the dynamics and interdependence of entrepreneurship and strategy in the life of a firm. He has designed, developed, and taught innovative courses on entrepreneurship and strategy in MBA, doctoral, and executive programmes and has published extensively in national, international, refereed and non-refereed journals. More[+]
Nilesh Shah is the Managing Director (MD) of Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Co. He has over 25 years of experience in capital markets and market related investments, having managed funds across equity, fixed income securities and real estate for local and global investors. In his previous assignments, Nilesh has held leadership roles with Axis Capital, ICICI Prudential Asset Management, Franklin Templeton and ICICI securities.
Aashish P.Somaiyaa has over 18 years of experience in business strategy and management, sales and distribution, product development and marketing of investment offerings. Prior to Motilal Oswal Asset Management Company Limited, he headed retail sales and distribution at ICICI Prudential AMC. He has led new product development, product management, and communication and distribution channel delivery over a number of years.
Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda is the National Vice President and Spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He has been a four time Member of Parliament. He was elected to his second term (2014 – 2019) in the Lok Sabha (House of the People) from Kendrapara Constituency, Odisha. Earlier, Jay Panda had been elected to the Lok Sabha in May 2009 as well as twice earlier to the Rajya Sabha. Jay Panda graduated from Michigan Technological University and, with a background in Engineering and Management, worked in the corporate sector before joining politics.
Mahesh Vyas is Managing Director and CEO of Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy. He is the chief architect of CMIE’s proprietary databases. He created the Consumer Pyramids database by setting up the largest, fastest and technologically most advanced household survey in India. Besides other applications of this database, he initiated and created the first set of fast frequency macroeconomic indicators (unemployment and consumer sentiments), from a private agency in India. His early works include a methodology to estimate market share of individual companies which included competition to Indian companies from imports; a daily total equity market returns estimation methodology that included all frequently traded companies on a day where such a number was variable. As MD and CEO of CMIE for over 20 years, he strategised and engineered the company’s transition from a private think tank to a database company and then into a database-oriented business solutions company.
Ashima Goyal has served on several government committees, boards of educational and of financial institutions, including the RBI technical advisory committee for monetary policy. She has been a visiting fellow at the Economic Growth Centre, Yale University. Goyal is a professor at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research and has authored books including Macroeconomics and Markets in Developing and Emerging Economies and A Concise Handbook of the Indian Economy in the 21st Century.
Soumya Kanti Ghosh is currently Group Chief Economic Adviser, State Bank of India. He completed his doctoral thesis in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, and masters from Delhi School of Economics. Prior to this, he was Senior Fellow, ICRIER, India’s leading think tank and was also Chief Economist, FICCI. His areas of interest are financial markets, More[+]