Indiaspora Global Forum 2022, Gurugram (Delhi-NCR), India

Wednesday, August 10th to Friday, August 12th, 2022 Leela Ambience Hotel, Gurugram (NCR of Delhi), India

Indiaspora Global Forum (IGF) is an exclusive, invitation only event August 10th to 12th, 2022 to bring Diaspora and Indian leaders together to celebrate India at 75 and Indiaspora @10. Diaspora from the USA, Canada, UK, UAE and Singapore along with their Indian counterparts will discuss a wide ranging set of topics – from entrepreneurship to philanthropy, spirituality to sustainability, soft power to the arts, healthcare to education and more.

Join us for thoughtful talks by Indian and diaspora leaders.

Participants include Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi, Executive Chair of the EdelGive Foundation Vidya Shah, Former US Ambassador to India Rich Verma, Former Captain of the World Cup winning Indian cricket team Kapil Dev, Founder of Kalaari Capital Vani Kola, and two time Grammy Award winner Ricky Kej.

To learn more about the Forum, feel free write to us at tessa@indiaspora.org or vaneeta@indiaspora.org

See the full list of our incredible speakers below in the “Participants” tab. Click the headshots to find the speakers’ bios.

Wednesday, August 10th, 2022 
Conference Registration: The Leela Ambience Gurugram Hotel & Residences Ambience Island, National Highway No 8, Near Ambience Mall Gurugram, Haryana 122002 

Conference Registration Desk: Located on the First Floor Pearl Ballroom

 

12.30– 2.30 PM  

Networking Lunch

Venue: Maple Room

3.00– 4.30 PM Roundtable 1: Indian Entrepreneurial Landscape

Venue: Maple Room

Entrepreneurship enables creativity, adds jobs to the economy, introduces new  services or products to the market, and fuels a country’s growth. The start-up  ecosystem is booming in India for several reasons: emerging markets, tech  innovations, government support, and changing perceptions towards  entrepreneurship. However, it faces challenges related to funding, talent  acquisition and retention, and changing political environment, among others. In  this roundtable, Founders and Country Heads of various VC firms across the  world, will present insights into how up-and-comers can navigate India’s  entrepreneurial landscape.

Discussion Initiators:

  • Manoj Kohli, India Country Head of SoftBank Group International
  • Pari Natrajan, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Zinnov LLC
  • Sudhir Sethi, Founder and Chairman of Chiratae Ventures
3.00– 4.30 PM Roundtable 2: India’s Most Pressing Development Needs: Perspectives from Social Sector Leaders

Venue: Ebony Room

India is at an inflection point – strong economic growth, but non-inclusive in nature; growth in domestic private giving and CSR, but stagnation in foreign and UHNI giving. Furthermore, India is the fifth-largest economy in the world, but with 200 million people pushed to poverty due to COVID-19. Potentially, 400,000 UHNI families with a net worth of $5 trillion are set to take stage in the next five years. These Now Generation Philanthropists (NGPs) are instrumental in enabling India to achieve its UN Sustainable Development Goals commitment by 2030. In this roundtable, philanthropists and CEOs of various foundations discuss India’s current philanthropic landscape, the influence of NGPs, and the hands-on support that may be needed to help them give more strategically.

Discussion Initiators: 

  • Anshu Gupta, Founder of Goonj
  • Deepak Kapur, Chair of Rotary International India Polio Plus Committee and the Rotary India Leprosy Control Project
  • Soumya Rajan, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Waterfield Advisors
  • Arun Seth, Founding Board Member of the Nudge Institute, Advisor to GiveIndia, and Board Member of Narayana Health and Jubilant Pharma
  • Sameer Shisodia, Chief Executive Officer of the Rainmatter Foundation
  • Rajesh Singh, Chief Executive Officer of Wish Foundation
Plenary Session 1: Opening

Venue: Pearl Ballroom

5.30–5:40 PM Mary Millben, Singer, Rendition of the Indian National Anthem
 

5.40– 6:00 PM

Welcome and Introduction of Indiaspora

  • MR Rangaswami, Founder and Chairman of Indiaspora
  • Sanjeev Joshipura, Executive Director of Indiaspora
6.00–  6.45 PM Virtual Panel: Why so many Indian Origin CEOs of Fortune 500 Companies?

Around the world more and more Fortune 500 companies are hiring individuals of Indian origin as their Chief Executive Officers. In this panel, leading CEOs will discuss their thoughts on why this is and what it means both for India and the diaspora community. 

  • Shereen Bhan, Managing Director of CNBC Network 18
  • Piyush Gupta, CEO of DBS Group, Singapore
  • Shobana Kamineni, Executive Vice-Chairperson of Apollo Hospitals
  • Prem Watsa, Chairman of Fairfax Holdings, Canada
7.30–  8.00 PM Keynote Address: Kapil Dev, Former World Cup Winning Cricket Captain, Indian Cricket Team and Chairman Emeritus KHUSHII NGO

In this session Kapil Dev will talk about his philanthropic work with Khushii Foundation and his idea to assist India’s former cricket stars.

8.00– 8.30 PM Musical Performances: Lydian Nadhaswaram and Mary Millben
 

8.30-9.30 PM

Reception and Welcome Dinner

Thursday, August 11th, 2022
Plenary Session 2

Venue: Pearl Ballroom

9.00–9.30 AM Keynote: Kailash Satyarthi, Social Reformer & Nobel Laureate, Founder of Bachpan Bachao Andolan Ending Childhood Slavery

In this session Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi will discuss his extensive work, for which he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, on ending child labor.

9.30–10.10 AM Discussion Panel: The Future of India: India@100

As we come together to celebrate India’s 75th year, we begin to reminisce both on the successes and challenges included in the nation’s past. In this session, we ask senior executives at Think Tanks to look forward from the vantage point of seventy-five years onto their vision of the future for India. Specifically India@100!

  • Yamini Aiyar, President and Chief Executive of the Centre for Policy Research
  • Manjeet Kripalani, Executive Director, Gateway House
  • Rakesh Mohan, President & Distinguished Fellow Centre for Social and Economic Progress
  • Vikram Singh, Senior Advisor for Asia, United States Institute of Peace
10.10–10.30 AM Talk: Ashish Dhawan, Founder of The Convergence Foundation Building and Shaping Philanthropic Institutions

Ashish Dhawan worked for 20 years in the investment business and also ran India’s leading private equity fund ChrysCapital. He has been recognized by Forbes India as the NextGen Leader in Philanthropy for his great initiative towards education. In his keynote, Ashish will speak about his journey from an investor/entrepreneur to someone who has made a significant contribution to philanthropy, and elaborate on the reasons behind this. He will share his vision on how to catalyze philanthropic initiatives in India.

10.30–11.00 AM Coffee Break

Venue: Pearl Ballroom

11.00–12.30 PM Breakout Session: Inspiring Leaders

Venue: Maple Room

In this session we hear from inspiring leaders as they discuss their work and how their passions have led to great change, assisting communities all over the world. 

Speakers:

  • Bobby Balachandran, Founder and CEO of Exterro
  • Srikanth Bolla, Founder of Bollant Industries  
  • Naghma Mulla, Chief Executive Officer of Edelgive Foundation 
  • Ajaita Shah, Founder and  Chief Executive Officer of Frontier Markets
  • Saritha Thomas, Founder and Managing Trustee of PPC India, Director of PPC United Kingdom
  • Satya Tripathi, Secretary-General of the Global Alliance for a Sustainable Planet
11.00–12.30 PM Breakout Session: Can the World Achieve the SDGs?

Venue: Ebony Room

It is now seven years into the global adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 17 SDGs and 169 targets paint a picture of a sustainable world in the near future. “The success of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development hinges on the ability of countries in Asia and beyond to work together’, according to an expert panel. However, localizing these goals in a contextual manner is key to the measurement of its success. In this breakout session, our panelists who engage across diverse themes and subjects, discuss how the world is faring on the SDGs.

Panelists: 

  • Chandrika Bahadur, Chair of Lancet COVID19 Commission India Task Force
  • Dr. Kamal Bawa, Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Boston, and Founder-President of the Bangalore-based Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE)
  • Gauranga Das, Director of ISKCON Govardhan Ecovillage Strategy and Collaborations & Governing Body Commissioner – ISKCON 
  • Hisham Mundol, Chief Advisor of India for the Environmental Defense Fund
  • Mukund Rajan, Chairman of ECube Investment Advisors Private Limited 
11.00–12.30 PM Breakout Session: Leveraging India’s Soft Power

Venue: Royal Room 1

Art gives people hope. It enables creativity and expression, and it was a balm during the difficult COVID years. India’s art and culture, and its artists who take these art forms to millions of people, are integral to the nation’s soft power. With a host of classical literary languages, music, dance and folk forms, and a culinary diversity on par with other global cuisines, the stage is even more set now for India thanks to technology. In this session, our esteemed panelists will discuss how India can leverage its soft power even more.

Panelists: 

  • Ruth D’ Souza Prabhu, Independent Journalist 
  • Madhu Nataraj, Founder and Director of STEM Dance Kampni
  • Khatija Rahman, Musician, Director and Trustee at the A.R. Rahman Foundation
  • Sanjoy Roy, Managing Director of Teamwork Arts
  • Vikas Swarup, Novelist and Former Diplomat
11.00–12.30 PM Breakout Session: Spirituality and Indian Practices

Venue: Royal Room 2

A keyword search using the phrase, ‘finding peace’, shows a slew of methods ranging from spending time in nature, breath control, loving and forgiving oneself, being content, and decluttering. Several of these terms are closely associated with age-old Indian spiritual practices such as yoga and meditation. How can one achieve inner peace, a keystone quality in a good leader, and take their teams and companies to greater heights? Learn about that and more in this breakout session titled, Spirituality and Indian Practices.

Panelists: 

  • Divyanshi Chugh, Founder and Chief Executive of Purnam Centre for Integrality, Auroville
  • Dr. Prasad Kaipa, Co-Founder, Center for Consciousness Studies and Inner Transformation Board Member (Samskrita Bharati USA, North South Foundation, Yoga Bharati)
  • Ashok Lalwani, President and CEO of American SprayTech
  • Shekar Narasimhan, Chairman of the AAPI Victory Fund
12.30–2.00 PM Networking Lunch
Plenary Session 3

Venue: Pearl Ballroom

2.00–2.30 PM Introduction: Dr. Maina Chawla Singh, Scholar-in-Residence at the School of International Service, American University

Fireside Chat: 75 Years of U.S.-India Relations: Looking Back and Charting the Road Ahead 

  • Dr. Richard Verma, General Counsel and Head of Global Public Policy at Mastercard
  • Harsh Shringla, G20 Coordinator, Government of India
2.30–2.45 PM Sister Krishna Kumari, Head of Sadhu Vaswani Mission: Joy of Giving

Sister Krishna presents Joy of Giving a talk about what it means to be philanthropic in today’s world full of uncertainties.

2.45–3.15 PM Panel: Vision 2027: Doubling Philanthropy to India 

  • Anant Bhagwati, Partner at the Bridgespan Group
  • Vidya Shah, Executive Chairperson, Edelgive Foundation  
  • Nalini Saligram, Founder and CEO Arogya World
  • Sarosh Zaiwalla, Founder and Senior Partner of Zaiwalla & Co.
3.15–3.30 PM Fireside Chat: The Evolution and Opportunity of Diaspora Philanthropy

  • MR Rangaswami, Founder of Indiaspora
  • Atul Satija, CEO of GiveIndia
  • Sanjeev Joshipura, Executive Director Indiaspora
3.30–4.00 PM Coffee Break

Venue: Pearl Ballroom

4.00–5.30 PM Breakout Session: Future of Education – Changing Thoughts, Delivery and Outlook 

Venue: Ebony Room

Education is a trillion dollar industry, and is growing. More young people need to be educated, and educators have to prepare them for a world that doesn’t exist today. Education, as we know it, has undergone a transformation hastened by the pandemic. Technology enabled and disrupted it, learning took place asynchronously, audio-visually, online, and – for those who could afford it – in a personalized manner. In such a context, understanding current trends is critical to plan better for the future. This panel, composed of leaders in the field of education, will discuss these topics and more.

Panelists:

  • Debottam Bose, Senior Legal Advisor, Oxford India Center, Somerville College, Oxford University
  • Shaheen Mistri, Chief Executive Officer of Teach for India 
  • Aarti Mohan, Co-founder and Partner of Sattva Consulting
  • Dr. Rudra Pratap, Founding Vice Chancellor at Plaksha University 
  • Dr. Ajit Ranade, Vice Chancellor of Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune
4.00–5.30 PM Breakout Session: Expressing Indian Culture through Visual Mediums

Venue: Royal Room 2

Under the broad umbrella term that is culture, we have chosen to explore art, photography, music, food and dance. Some of these are physical and tangible while others are emotional and abstract. Some are gaining a new lease of life in the Indian context, while others are undergoing a transformation in how they are represented. This panel will explore these ideas while also examining how Indians and the diaspora understand India’s visual culture.

Panelists:

  • Abhishek Poddar, Founder of Museum of Art and Photography (MAP)
  • Manasi Prasad, Classical vocalist and Museum Director, Indian Music Experience Museum
  • Rakesh Raghunathan, Food Historian, Raconteur, South Indian culinary ambassador
  • Anita Ratnam, Award winning performer, Cultural catalyst, Arts change maker and Producer
  • Sudha Tilak, Author, Journalist, Editor and Translator 
4.00–5.30 PM Breakout Session: Healthcare – East meets West 

Venue: Royal Room 1

In recent times, healthcare has been a focal point of conversation as COVID-19 spread around the world, causing irrevocable damages and fatalities. In this session, we would hear from speakers who have intimate knowledge regarding different facets of healthcare – from investing in health-tech, digital vaccines and preventative care, a larger and more connected view of the health of the planet, to providing healthcare at homes. How has the healthcare industry changed in the recent past, and how can our communities better prepare themselves for future health challenges?

Panelists:

  • Meena Ganesh, Founder and Chairperson of Portea Medical
  • Kris Gopalakrishnan, Chairman of Axilor Ventures and Co-Founder of Infosys Ltd
  • Dr. Anand Govindaluri, Founder, Executive Director, and Chief Executive Officer of Govin Capital
  • Ramanan Laxminarayan, Founder and Director, One Health Trust 
  • Bhargav Sri Prakash, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of FriendsLearn
4.00–5.30 PM Breakout Session: Cloud in the Box

Venue: Maple Room

While a growing China places countries across Asia into debt with loans and promises of infrastructure, India proposes a new form of soft power, one which will only bring benefits to the countries in question. This session will discuss the new proposal Cloud in a Box the innovative mindset includes giving – free of charge – digital advancements and technological platforms. 

Panelists:

  • Harshul Asnani, Sr. Vice President and Head of the Global Technology Business Tech Mahindra
  • Vikas Choudhry, Partner of Pivot Ventures
  • Arvind Gupta, Co- Founder of Innovation Evangelist, Technology Entrepreneur and Policy Advisor
  • Amitabh Kant, G20 Sherpa for India 
  • MR Rangaswami, Founder of Indiaspora
5.306.30 PM  Free Time
6.30–7.30 PM Cocktails & Networking

Venue: Pearl Ballroom

7.30–8.30 PM Performance: Ricky Kej, Grammy Award-winning Composer & Environmentalist

Venue: Pearl Ballroom

8.30 PM Networking Dinner

Venue: Pearl Ballroom

 

Friday, 12 August 2022
9.30–11.00 AM Breakout Session: Catalyzing Innovation in Developing Nations: Seed Fund Initiative

Venue: Ebony Room

Entrepreneurship enables creativity, adds jobs to the economy, introduces new services or products to the market, and fuels a country’s growth. The start-up ecosystem is booming in India for several reasons: emerging markets, tech innovations, government support, and changing perceptions towards entrepreneurship. However, it faces challenges related to funding, talent acquisition and retention, and changing political environment, among others. In this roundtable, Founders and Country Heads of various VC firms across the world, will present insights into how up-and-comers can navigate India’s entrepreneurial landscape.   

Panelists: 

  • Seema Chaturvedi, Founder and Managing Partner of AWE Funds 
  • Goldy Hyder, President and CEO of Business Council of Canada
  • Shreyansh Pandey, COO of Strawcture
  • Sathya Sampat, General Partner of Bold Capital
  • Gopal Srinivasan, Founder and Chairman of TVS Capital
9.30–11.00 AM Breakout Session: Jobs for India 

Venue: Maple Room

Several variables come to mind when we think of jobs for India: its demographics, the influence of technology as an enabler and disruptor, the impact of COVID-19 on the economy and a vast majority of its people, and the role of skilling, among other factors. This panel will present their perspectives on how to understand these variables, in a rapidly urbanizing India.

Panelists:

  • Ashwin Bharath, Chief Executive Officer of Revature
  • Dr. Sridhar Mitta,  Founder and Managing Director at NextWealth Entrepreneurs Private Limited 
  • Prashant Pitti, Co-Founder of Ease My Trip
  • Meera Shenoy, Founder of Youth4Jobs
  • Victor Thomas, President and CEO of Canada-India Business Council
11.00–11.30 AM Coffee Break

Venue: Pearl Ballroom

Plenary 4: Closing Plenary

Venue: Pearl Ballroom

11.3012.40 PM Emerging Philanthropic Ecosystems in India

  • Amit Chandra, Co-Founder of A.T.E Chandra Foundation and Chairperson of Bain Capital India Office

GivingPi

  • Neera Nundy, Co-Founder of Dasra: GivingPi

Fireside Chat 

  • Saina Nehwal, Professional Badminton Player
  • MR Rangaswami, Founder of Indiaspora
12.4012.50 PM Sreekumar Nair: Closing and Thank You Remarks
1.00 PM Closing Lunch 

Radhika Achar, CEO of Nutrition Core

Ravi Achar, CEO of Dristhi

Ritesh Agarwal, Associate Vice President of Educational Initiatives

Saket Agarwal, Founder and Managing Director of Onnivation Ventures Pvt. Ltd.

Sahil Aggarwal, Co-Founder and CEO of Rishihood University

Yamini Aiyar, President and CEO of Centre for Policy Research

Yashraj Akashi, Founder of TEDxGateway | EDGE Founder

Shashank Akella, Head Of Digital Media for Ricky Kej

Sri Ambati, CEO of H2O.ai

Sanjay Anandaram, Co-Founder of Network of Indian Cultural Enterprises

Raghu Ananthanarayanan, Co-Founder of Center for Consciousness Studies and Inner Transformation

Dinesh Arjun, CEO of Raptee Energy

Ar Rm Arun, Chairman of Valingro Group

Yatin Arya, DGM of Tata Services Ltd.

Pavan Asalapuram CEO of EMPE Diagnostics AB

Harshul Asnani, President of Tech Mahindra

Chandrika Bahadur, Chair of Lancet COVID-19 Commission

Nitin Bajaj, Founder of The INDUStry Show

Bobby Balachandran, Founder and CEO of Exterro Inc.

P Balaji, Chief Regulatory and Corporate Affairs Officer of Vodafone Idea Limited

Anjali Bansal, Founder of Avaana Capital

Ishika Bansal, Strategic Partnerships Associate at Strawcture Eco Pvt. Ltd.

Tarun Basu, President of Society for Policy Studies

Renni Batra, Deputy Director of CII

Kamal Bawa, President of ATREE

Nikhil Beri, Sound Engineer for Ricky Kej

Saurabh Bhagotra, Senior Solicitor of Zaiwalla&Co

Shereen Bhan, Managing Director of CNBC Network 18

Anant Bhagwanti, Partner at The Bridgespan Group

Amit Bhandari, CEO and Founder of BioUrja Group LLC

Ashwin Bharath, CEO of Revature

Gautam Bhattacharyya, Deputy Head of Mission of Embassy of Sweden New Delhi

Mira Bhayroo, Senior Associate of Indiaspora x GiveIndia

Shreyas Bhushan, Partner at Resolut Partners

Ajay Bisaria, Former High Commissioner to Canada of MEA

Srikanth Bolla, Founder of Bollant Industries

Debottam Bose, Attorney at Law

Sunita C, Founder of www.docpharms.com

Lijo Chacko, CEO – ME & A of Sigachi Industries

Amit Chandra, Co-Founder of A.T.E Chandra Foundation and Chairperson of Bain Capital India Office

Sai Chandrasekhar, Executive Director of Agastya International Foundation

Jyotirmoy Chatterji, Head of GivingPi at Dasra

Udi Chattopadhyay, Chief Operating Officer of Four Rivers

Eeshan Chaturvedi, Professor of Climate Governance at JGU

Seema Chaturvedi, Founder and Managing Partner of AWE Funds LLC

Aakash Chaudhry, Managing Director of Aakash Educational Services Ltd.

Arani Chaudhuri, Founder and CEO of iarani.ai

Neelam Chhiber, Co-Founder and Managing Trustee of Industree Foundation

Kadhambari Chintamani, Director of Communications and Donor Development at The Antara Foundation

Deepak Chopra, Founder and CEO of Freedom Employability Academy

Vikas Choudhry, President of Reliance Jio

Divyanshi Chugh, Co-Founder and Chief-Executive of Purnam Center for Integrality, Auroville

Leigh Crestohl, Partner at Zaiwalla & Co.

Gaurav Dalmia, Chairman of Dalmia Group Holdings

Gauranga Das, Director of Govardhan Ecovillage

Debadutta Dash, Secretary at Sukarya USA

Ajay Data, Founder and CEO of Data Xgen Technologies Pvt Ltd.

Datta Dave, Director and Co-Founder of Tulsea

Nupur Dave, Founder of NRI Study

Priya Dayananda, Managing Director of KPMG

Amish Dedhia, Principal of Chiratae

Kartikeya Desai, Founder and CEO of Desai & Associates

Suril Desai, Leader of Nishith Desai Associates

Kapil Dev, Former World Cup Winning Cricket Captain, Indian Cricket Team

Ashish Dhawan, Founder of The Convergence Foundation

Naganand Doraswamy, Founder and Managing Partner of Ideaspring Capital

Ruth Dsouza Prabhu, Independent Journalist and Food Writer

C.R. Dua, Chairman of Dua Associates

Manish Dubey, Chief- Practice of Indian Institute for Human Settlements

Vasu Eda, Author of Get Job Ready – How to Land Your Dream Job Out of College

Venu Ganapuram, Principal Scientist at CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories

Hariharan Ganesan, ED- Partner Relations of Agastya International Foundation

Meena Ganesh, Co-Founder and Chairperson of Portea Medical

Rahul Ganjoo, CEO of Food Delivery at Zomato

Ruchit Garg, Founder and CEO of Harvesting Farmer Network

Sri Geedipalli, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Simanor

Manoj George, Musician

Bishwadeep Ghose, Country Director of Water for People

Raj Gilda, Co-Founder of Lend A Hand India

Shadaj Godkhindi, Musician

Kris Gopalakrishnan, Chairman of Axilor Ventures

Anand Govindaluri, Founder and CEO of Govin Capital, Singapore

Anil Grovor, Founder and CEO of Atmatva

Neeraj Gulati, Advisor at Business Blasters

Anshu Gupta, Founder of Goonj

Arvind Gupta, iSPIRT

Piyush Gupta, CEO of DBS Group

Sumay Gupta, Manager of Communications and Donor Development at The Antara Foundation

Vishal Gupta, CIO and CTO of Lexmark

Arjun Hardas, India Representative at AJC

Meera Harish, Partner at Sattva

Chaitra HG, Musician

Shabir Hussain, Senior Manager of Donor Relations and Partnerships Management, Water For People 

Goldy Hyder, President and CEO of Business Council of Canada

Govind Iyer, Corporate Advisor of Egon Zehnder

Sriram Iyer, CEO of HDFC Pension Management Company Ltd. at HDFC Life

Cecilia Jackson, CEO of Forte Consulting

Ajay Jain, President and CEO of Vector Flow Inc.

Amit Jain, Partner and Portfolio Manager of Signal Capital Partners

Rakesh Jain, Managing Trustee of NextStep Foundation

Dhir Jhingran, Founder-Director of Language and Learning Foundation

Sanjay Jotshi, Chief Business Officer at NextWealth Entrepreneurs Pvt. Ltd.

Aneesha Jyoti, CEO of Language Curry

Sanjay Kadaveru, Director of tGELF Director

Anil Kainth, PS to Director General at National Gallery of Modern Art

Prasad Kaipa, Co-Founder of Center for Consciousness Studies and Inner Transformation

Avantika Kakkar, Development Associate at Teach for India

Ranga R Kanapathy, Global Head of Technology at Altimetrik and Head of APAC Business & India Technology Center

Jay Kansara, Strategic Advisor at StellarIT

Amitabh Kant, Former CEO of NITI Aayog

Rishi Kapoor, Co-CEO of Investcorp

Riva Kapoor, Associate at LEK Consulting

Deepak Kapur, Chair of Rotary International India Polio Plus Committee, Rotary India Leprosy Control Project

Krithi Karanth, Executive Director and Chief Conservation Scientist, Centre for Wildlife Studies

Dominic Karunesudas, Founder and CEO of Technitics Consulting Pvt Ltd

Rohini Kaul, CSR Lead at Kantar

Ricky Kej, Composer & Environmentalist

Diana Kellog, Architect at Diana Kellogg Architects

Reshma Kewalramani, President and CEO of Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Siddharth Khajuria, Strategy Lead at Govardhan Ecovillage

Ajay Khanna, Group Global Group Chief – Strategic & Public Affairs at Jubilant Bhartia 

Teresa Khanna, Global Strategic Partnerships Director at Trickle Up

Shiv Khemka, Vice Chairman of SUN Group

Manoj Kohli, India Country Head of SoftBank Group International

Vani Kola, Managing Director of Kalaari Capital

Shefali Kothari, Chief of Staff – Special Projects at Frontier Markets

Manjeet Kripalani, Executive Director of Gateway House

Aravamudan Krishnakumar, Director of Diaspora Leadership Foundation

Dhanashree Kulkarni, Director of Imageprovision Technology Private Limited

Sandeep Kulkarni, Founder and CEO of Imageprovision Technology  Private Limited

Aakanksha Kumar, Director of CII

Arun (and Poornima) Kumar, Managing Partner of Celesta Capital

Sukesh Kumar, Partner at KPMG

Krishna Kumari, Chairperson of Sadhu Vaswani Mission

Shivendra Kundra, Partner at Kundra & Bansal

Ashok Lalwani, President of American Spraytech

Varun Laul, Partner at Investcorp

Ramanan Laxminarayan, Senior Research Scholar at Princeton University

Akila Lean, Director of Partnerships and Communications at Akila Industree Foundation

Ashi Lilani, Managing Partner at Saama Capital Managing Partner

Anusha M Dharam, Co-Founder of Kandee Factory

Cameron MacKay, High Commissioner of Canada in New Delhi

Paras Mahajan,Growth and Partnerships Lead at Educational Initiatives

Vimal Mahendru, Special Envoy for UN SDGs at International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)

Survanil Majumdar, Senior Advisor at World Bank Group

Anjali Makhija, CEO of S M Sehgal Foundation

Arjun Malhotra, Chairman of Magic Edtech

Kiran Malhotra, Director of ArtForumSF

Ravi Mantha, Chronic Pain Healer and Author, Baby Elephant Permaculture Farm

Nitin Mehta, Executive Chairman of ColorTokens Inc.

Puja Mehta, Senior Manager at GiveIndia

Rajesh Mehta, Founder and CEO of Entry-India/Mehta Software Services (P) Ltd

Rakshit Mehta, Chairman and Managing Director of Euro Alliance SA

Anoop Menon, Principal Investments at Chiratae Ventures

Mary Millben, Award-winning American Hollywood Singer and Actress

Shaheen Mistri, CEO of Teach for India

Sridhar Mitta, Managing Director of Nextwealth Entrepreneurs Pvt Ltd.

Sheilaja Mittal, Lead Network Physician at Genome Medical

Vikram Mittal, Senior Fellow of Advanced Leadership Initiative, Harvard University

Aarti Mohan, Co-Founder and Partner of Sattva

Rakesh Mohan, President and Distinguished Fellow of Centre for Social and Economic Progress

T.V. Mohandas Pai, Chairman of Aarin Capital Partners

Naghma Mulla, CEO of EdelGive Foundation

Hisham Mundol, Chief Advisor – India Program at Environmental Defense Fund

Rao Munukutla, CEO of Bengaluru Airport City Limited 

Lydian Nadhaswaram, Musician

Arun Nanda, Chairman of Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd

Kasturi Narasimhan, West Coast Editor at Navjeevan Express

Shekar Narasimhan, Chairman of AAPI Victory Fund

Raj Narula, CEO of InCa Synergies

Madhu Nataraj, Choreographer, Founder and Director of Stem Dance Kampni

Pari Natarajan, Pari CEO of Zinnov

Priyamvada Natarajan, Faculty at Yale University

Rajan Navani, Managing Director at Jetsynthesys

Sanjay Nediyara, Founder and CEO of StartGlobal

Saina Nehwal, Indian Badminton Player

Ram Nidumolu, Practice Professor of Organizational Behavior at Indian School of Business

Preetish Nijhawan, Managing Partner at Cervin Ventures

Neera Nundy, Co-Founder of Dasra

Harshil OH, Founder and CEO of ReGoBs Technologies Pvt Limited

Arihant Patni, Managing Director of Patni Financial Advisors (P) Ltd

Satyendra Pandey, CEO & Managing Partner at AT-TV

Shreyansh Pandey, COO of Strawcture

Benedict Paramanand, Editor of Sustainability Next

Kiran Pasricha, Former CEO of Ananta Aspen Centre

Sri Peddu, General Partner at Powerhouse Ventures

Prashant Pitti, Co-Founder of EaseMyTrip.com

Abishek Poddar, Foundation Trustee at Art and Photography Foundation

Sunny Pokala, President of Amtex System Inc.

Shobha Prabakar, Performer and Instructor at Mina Music

Deepa Prahalad, Advisory Board Member and Author/Consultant at ArogyaWorld

Anu Prasad, CEO and Founder of ILSS

Manasi Prasad, Classical vocalist and Museum Director at Indian Music Experience

Rudra Pratap, Vice Chancellor of Plaksha University

Ramji Raghavan, Founder and Chairperson of Agastya International Foundation Founder and Chairperson

Rakesh Raghunathan, Food Historian, Raconteur, South Indian Culinary Ambassador

Khatija Rahman, Musician at A.R. Rahman Foundation

Mukund Rajan, Chairman of ECube Investment Advisors Private Limited

Soumya Rajan, Waterfield Advisors

Sri Rajan, Partner at Cota Capital

E.B. Rajesh, Senior Director of CII

Ajit Ranade, Vice Chancellor of Aditya Birla Group

MR Rangaswami, Founder of Indiaspora

Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary of the Government of Telangana

Palepu Sudhir Rao, Managing Partner at Celesta Capital

Viren Rasquinha, MD and CEO of Olympic Gold Quest

Shantanu Rastogi, Managing Director of General Atlantic 

Anita Ratnam, Founder and CEO of Narthaki.com

Mainak Roy, Co-Founder and CEO of Simple Education Foundation

Sanjoy Roy, Managing Director of Teamwork Arts Pvt Ltd.

Sujata Sahu, Founder of 17000 ft Foundation

Rajashri Sai, Founder and CEO of Impactree Data Technologies Private Limited

Nalini Saligram, Founder and CEO of Arogya World

Ananth Sankaranarayanan, Founder and CEO of Mensa Brand Technologies Private Limited

Saurav Sanyal, Managing Partner of Strategica

Prashant Sarin, Partner at Bain & Company India Private Limited

Atul Satija, Founder 2.0 and CEO of Give Foundation

Kailash Satyarthi, Social Reformer & Nobel Laureate, Founder of Bachpan Bachao Andolan

Harshit Sehgal, Senior Director and Head of International Relations at Ananta Aspen Centre Shiv Sehgal, President and Head of Institutional Securities at Edelweiss Securities Limited

Dhruv Sehra, Founder of 256 Network

Arun (and Sunita) Seth, Chairman

Sudhir Sethi, Founder and Chairman of Chiratae

Sanjiv Sen, Senior Advocate for Supreme Court

Kavita Sewda, Executive at Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

Ajaita Shah, Founder and CEO of Frontier Markets Founder | CEO

Aman Shah, Head of Partnerships at JSW Sports/Inspire Institute of Sport

Ashish Shah, Country Head of Philanthropy and Institutional Giving (US and North America at GiveIndia

Gaurav Shah, Founder of ISDM

Sonal Shah, Executive Director of Centre for Sustainable and Equitable Cities

Vidya Shah, Executive Chairperson of EdelGive Foundation

Amit Shahi, Co-Founder of IdeaWorks Design & Strategy Pvt Ltd

Adamya Sharma, Founder of NEOPOP

Manu Sharma, Strawcture

Tanushree Sharma, Manager at Educational Initiatives

Meera Shenoy, Founder and CEO of Youth4Jobs

Sameer Shisodia, CEO of Rainmatter Foundation

Harsh Vardhan Shringla, Former Secretary of India

Nitish Shrivastav, Managing Partner at S Global Group

Gautam Shroff, Managing Director and Co-Head of Institutional Equities at Edelweiss Securities Limited

Shipra Shukla, Networking & PR in-charge at Sukarya

Harinder S. Sikka, Group Director of Strategic Business at Piramal Enterprises Limited

Emily Simons, EA to Sarosh Zaiwalla at Zaiwalla&Co

Amb. Arun K Singh, Former Indian  Ambassador to US

Gurpreet Singh, Area Director of Citi Bank

Inderpreet Singh, Musician

Mritunjay Singh, Mritunjay SVP at Infosys Limited

Preeta Singh, President of Teamwork Arts Pvt Ltd

Rajesh Singh, CEO of WISH Foundation

Rajneesh Singh, Managing Partner of SimplyHR Solutions LLP

Ravinder Pal Singh, Partner, Professor, Rescue Pilot, Chief Advisor, Director at Kalaari, Rishihood University, Red Cross, TechM, GoI

Renuka Singh, Senior Consultant at CII

Sanjay Singh, Advisor at Pravaig

Somdutta Singh, Founder and CEO of Assiduus Global Inc.

Vikram Singh, Senior Advisor of Defense and Aerospace at US-India Strategic Partnership Forum

Vishaka Singh, Sr. Associate of Communications and Donor Development at The Antara Foundation

Naresh Singhani, Public Relations Officer of Sadhu Vaswani Mission

Krishan Singhania, Managing Partner at Singhania & Co.

Nikhil Sinha, CEO of OneValley Inc.

Sahil Singla, Chief Marketing Manager of Money2India at ICICI Bank Ltd

Vaidyanathan Sivakumar, Executive Director of Sungroup Enterprises Pvt Ltd

Inakshi Sobti, CEO of Asia Society

Bhargav Sri Prakash, Founder and CEO of FriendsLearn

Gopal Srinivasan, Chairman and Managing Director of TVS Capital Funds

Prabha Srinivasan, Founder and CEO of Ventura Pranas

Rajeev Srivastava, Chairman and Managing Partner of Basil Capital Partners

Rohini Srivathsa, National Technology Officer at Microsoft

Prabakar Sundarrajan, Chief Strategist at The Fabric

Ananth Suri, Startup Initiatives Lead at National Skill Development Corporation

Vikas Swarup, Former Foreign Secretary of India at the Ministry of External Affairs

Sumit Tayal, COO of GiveIndia

Vishal Thakur, CFO of Zentree Labs, Inc.

Saritha Thomas, Managing Trustee and Director of PPC India and PPC United Kingdom

Victor Thomas, President and CEO of Canada-India Business Council

Mohit Thukral, CEO and Founder of Vivtera GLobal LLC

Sudha Tilak, Journalist and Author

Satya S. Tripathi, Secretary General of Global Alliance for a Sustainable Planet

Giridhar Udupa, Musician

Nandan Unnikrishnan, Distinguished Fellow at ORF

Seshadri Vangala, CEO of S Global Group

Malik Vansh, Senior Relationship Manager of Corporate Banking at ICICI Bank

Vikas Vasal, National Managing Partner – Tax at Grant Thornton

Sriram Venkatraman, Director of Partnerships at The/Nudge Institute

Ambassador Richard Verma, General Counsel and Head of Global Public Policy at Mastercard

Vijay Vimal, Head- Indian MNC Business of ICICI Bank Limited

Ankur Vohra, VP of Institutional Giving at Give India

Prem Watsa, Chairman of Fairfax Holdings

Mangesh Wange, CEO of Swades Foundation

Sarosh Zaiwalla, Senior Partner at Zaiwalla & Co