KIRAN MAZUMDAR SHAW
A successful technocrat of global standing, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw heads Asia's largest bio- pharmaceutical enterprise, Biocon. She is highly respected in the corporate world and has made it to the 2010 Times list of the world's "100 Most Influential People". Ms. Shaw was also featured on the Forbes list of "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women". Her pioneering efforts in biotechnology have drawn global recognition both for Indian industry and Biocon.
T V MOHANDAS PAI
Mohandas Pai is the Chairperson of the Board of Manipal Global Education Services Pvt. Ltd and Advisor to the Manipal Education and Medical Group. He is also on the Board of Ascendas Property Fund Trustee Pte Ltd ("APFT"), as Trustee-Manager of Ascendas India Trust ("a-iTrust). Recently, he has co-founded AARIN Capital to fund operational support to technology, e-commerce, healthcare & life sciences.
TRUSTEE & SECRETARY
K. Jairaj, a member of the 1976 batch of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and recently retired as Additional ...
TRUSTEE & SECRETARY
K. Jairaj, a member of the 1976 batch of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and recently retired as Additional Chief Secretary to Government of Karnataka. He has held distinguished appointments in the infrastructure, energy, transportation and urban development sectors, including Additional Chief Secretary, Energy Department; Chairman, BESCOM, Managing Director, Bangalore International Airport Ltd; Managing Director, Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd; Managing Director, Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation; Commissioner, Bangalore City Corporation (BMP) for two terms, Commissioner for Commercial Taxes and Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister.
MANAGING TRUSTEE & CEO
Revathy Ashok is the Co-Founder of Strategy Garage, which aims at fostering entrepreneurship in India, along with being an active mentor at the Indian Angel Network (IAN). She is on the board of several listed companies. She is passionate about women's economic empowerment and evangelizing entrepreneurship and is actively involved in many start-ups, helping them with their business strategy and promoting transparency and good governance.
R. K. MISRA
R. K. Misra is a graduate from IIT Kanpur and a post-graduate from Tokyo University. He is a Fellow of Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a Global Leadership Fellow at the Aspen Institute, USA. After graduating from IIT Kanpur (India), he pursued Masters of Engineering from Tokyo University, Japan in Urban Planning & Transport Management. He was a part of the core team which designed the New Tokyo Smart City and its SMART Transport System including "Yurikamome" - a driverless monorail.
Chitra Talwar has over 30 + years of experience in two leading consumer products companies - Britannia & Pepsico; worked both in India and extensively in international markets, based out of New York. She held several leadership positions with strong functional expertise in sales, marketing, strategy, and general management. The last position held (before retiring in Dec 2009) from Pepsico, NY was Vice President, International Sales Operations.
Harish Bijoor is currently a brand domain specialist operating out of Bangalore. He runs a unique boutique consulting outfit branded "Harish Bijoor Consults", a brand name that has a consulting presence across the markets of Hong Kong, Seattle, London, and the Indian subcontinent. Recently, he served as the Chief Operating Officer of Zip Telecom Limited. He has spent the last eight years before his Telecom stint with Tata Coffee Limited in various designations.
M A PARTHASARATHY
A software professional with a career spanning more than 35 years, M. A. Parthasarathy's expertise lies in strategic planning for IT business growth and developing innovative methods in project delivery, designing and implementation of software-based learning and education programs. His passions include - strategic business planning, coaching & mentoring, project execution, and conducting free computer classes for elders.
Seema Ahuja is a multifaceted public relations, corporate communications & brand management expert, who has led reputation management for leading brands in the pharma, life sciences, and biotech sectors globally for over 30 years. She is currently steering the Global Corporate Communications function for Biocon and Biocon Biologics. She is a regular speaker at various brand and communication, women empowerment, and pharma & life sciences related forums.
Ananda Gundurao is an alumnus of IIM Bangalore. In addition to formal education in science & engineering, he has 30+ years of experience in the corporate sector working in a wide range of industries that include paints, paper, synthetic rubber, organic chemicals, textiles, and software. He was associated with reputed business houses such as Asian Paints, Arvind Mills, Bombay Oil Mills, etc. along with a three years' stint in Cairo, Egypt. Retired and settled down in Bengaluru, Ananda's current interest is to serve social organizations working towards the improvement of people and society.
N. Harish is an advocate and expert in constitutional law, parliamentary procedures, and real estate law
N. Harish is an advocate and expert in constitutional law, parliamentary procedures, and real estate law. He is a legal consultant for various property developers. In 1990, N. Harish was a delegate at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference organized by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association of Karnataka held in the Vidhana Soudha. He also has presented several papers at various national level seminars. Apart from the legal profession, he imparts professional training to students for debates.
Mimi Parthasarathy holds a Masters in Finance and a Masters in Marketing and Diploma in Accounting from the Webster University in Geneva, Switzerland. Mimi is a well known Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi classical dancer and has performed at several prestigious venues in India as well as overseas. She is also a certified yoga teacher, and has set up the Krishna Wellness Center, a center to promote the rich heritage of Indian art, culture, and yoga in Malleshwaram.
Pawan Mulukutla has over 16 years of engineering and planning experience, including serving as an Associate Director on various projects in urban planning and transportation. He holds an MS in Transportation Engineering & Planning from Clemson University, USA. Pawan helped spearhead the "Bus Karo" Platform which facilitates peer to peer learning between bus agencies and provides technical support to signature initiatives. Currently, he is working at Robert Bosch Engineering Solutions as the Head of Urban Mobility.
An alumnus of Fergusson College, Pune, and IIM Calcutta, Sujata Puranik has over 30 years of experience in marketing and communication. She has worked in consumer products, consulting, and IT companies such as...
An alumnus of Fergusson College, Pune, and IIM Calcutta, Sujata Puranik has over 30 years of experience in marketing and communication. She has worked in consumer products, consulting, and IT companies such as Dell Services, Hindustan Unilever, A C Nielson-ORG- MARG, and iGATE solutions. She has been an independent brand and communications consultant and has advised companies like HP, Mastek, Ness Technologies, and Tech Mahindra. Her interests include theatre, bridge, sports, current affairs, and reading.
Ashwini Nachappa is a known name in the Indian sports arena. She has represented India in 3 South Asian Federation Games, 2 Asian Games, 2 World Athletics Championships, 1988 Olympics, 4 Asian Track & Field Championships, International Invitational Meet, Invitational Permit Meet and several national opens in her career as a sportsperson.
Prasad Bidappa is a fashion consultant, choreographer, image consultant and stylist. He believes that Bangalore is the best city in the world to live in and considers himself privileged to have experienced his personal and professional life here since the 1960s. This experience has left him more engaged with public causes that help take his city to future generations with its glorious heritage intact.
Nooraine Fazal is the Managing trustee, CEO and Co-Founder of Inventure Academy. Nooraine has a Master of Science degree in Management from Boston University. Nooraine worked with IBM and Reuters for a period of 10 years in a front-line and managerial capacity. Nooraine Fazal believes that individuality is to be celebrated, not discouraged; everyone is capable of being a life-long learner and employing the skills and knowledge they have acquired; everyone has the potential to achieve their life's ambition - beliefs that translate into the core values at Inventure Academy.
Vani Ganapathy is a well known Bharatanatyam dancer. She has carved a prominent niche for herself in the world of classical performing arts and is among the top dancers of India. She has performed extensively in India and abroad in all the major performing arts festivals and also for many of the visiting dignitaries from all over the world.
Ananda Thirtha is a software professional who has donned the role of an agent of democracy of his own accord. Ananda has put together awareness videos, apps, and web portals that aim to help yet-to-be registered...
Ananda Thirtha is a software professional who has donned the role of an agent of democracy of his own accord. Ananda has put together awareness videos, apps, and web portals that aim to help yet-to-be registered voters with features like locating wards and assembly constituencies. He also assists the Election Commission in conducting EVM presentations and works with apartment associations and software companies in respectively getting their residents and employees to enroll as voters. He hopes to make India's elections completely digital and transparent.
N S RAMAKANTH
N. S. Ramakanth is the co-founder of the Solid Waste Management Round Table, Bengaluru (SWMRT). It is a voluntary group of individuals bringing their expertise as SWM practitioners, waste management solutions, service providers, representatives of waste pickers and waste workers, and individual activists who are collectively working towards the cause of sustainable decentralized waste management in Bengaluru since 2009. SWMRT was awarded "Namma Bengaluru Award" in 2011 for the best community-based group. For the last 6-7 years, it has helped about 100 apartments, 20 schools, half a dozen colleges, few corporate campuses, and a few RWAs to segregate waste at source.
Ashok Kacker is a B. Tech graduate from IIT Madras and an MBA graduate from IIM Ahmedabad. He has over 46 years of work experience. Of these, he has spent 27 years as a Business Manager/CEO in organizations like Citibank, BHEL, Comcraft group, and Kalyani group. He was also associated with the Infosys Leadership Institute as an advisor and has handled a variety of assignments including Coaching of C level Executives reporting into the Board.
Nisha Millet is the first Indian to qualify for swimming at the Olympics (Sydney 2000) and was the Senior National Champion from 1994-2004. She won more than 600 gold medals at several State, National, and International Meets and represented India at the World Swimming Championships (1998 and 2004) & Asian Games.
Charu Sharma's life was destined to be immersed in the world of sports. He is a six-time Junior National Springboard Diving champion in the 1970s. With a strong, competitive, multisports background, it was inevitable that he would successfully trade in his budding corporate career to become India's first professional sports presenter and commentator. After thirty years of sportscasting and following the motto: any sport, anywhere, anytime, the 'Voice of Indian Sport' appears to be a perfect tag.