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Ziaa Lalkaka

Ziaa Lalkaka

Ziaa Lalkaka is the CEO of the H T Parekh Foundation. After working for over 18 years in audit, advisory, and investor relations roles, she transitioned to the development sector in 2014, where she started and led HDFC Ltd’s philanthropic arm, the H T Parekh Foundation. The Foundation has 4 main focus areas: promoting health […]

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Vivek Mathur

Vivek Mathur

Vivek is an operating partner at Elevation Capital. He assists portfolio companies scale by working with them on matters such as finance, operations, compliance, and structuring. He has over 20 years of deep operational experience in finance, banking, and strategy. He has previously worked at Standard Chartered and headed Dell’s Global Contact Centres in India.

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Umakant Soni

Umakant Soni

Umakant Soni is one of the most prominent AI strategists and entrepreneurs from India, focused on incubating, investing and co-creating AI for the developing world with more than 15 years of experience in the AI area and investments in 16+ companies. He co-founded ARTPARK and AI Foundry, aiming to democratize AI and robotics. He also co-founded

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Sushant Dash

Sushant Dash

Sushant Dash, CEO of Tata Starbucks Pvt. Ltd., boasts a 28-year tenure in consumer and retail businesses. He spearheaded Tata Starbucks’ India launch in 2012, shaping its strategy and marketing. Prior, he drove Tata Consumer Products’ growth, managing a $750 million turnover and 1500 employees. With a postgraduate degree in Brand Management from MICA and

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Rekha Koita

Rekha Koita

Rekha Koita is the Director and Co-Founder of Koita Foundation. Koita Foundation is a not-for-profit organization which focuses on two key areas- Digital Health adoption in India and Transformation of NGOs. With consulting experience at Accenture and corporate training background at Mind Matters, Rekha spearheads the NGO transformation efforts. The foundation works with NGOs to

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PVS Suryakumar

P.V.S Suryakumar

P.V.S. Suryakumar joined NABARD in 1986 as a career officer. He has overseen project appraisal, funding and monitoring of various types of projects namely; agriculture, rural livelihoods, rural infrastructure and natural resource management programmes across India. He spent  considerable time in capacity building of NABARD’s clients. He is  an Associate of the Indian Institute of

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Nikunj Jhaveri

Nikunj Jhaveri

Nikunj Jhaveri is the founder and Chairman of Systems Plus Group of companies, specializing in IT and ITES services. Leveraging his leadership experience as CIO at PepsiCo Asia, he has guided Systems Plus since its inception in 1987. Guided by Nikunj’s core value of ‘giving back’, his businesses distribute a fair share of their  profits

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Jagdeesh Puppala

Jagdeesh Puppala

Jagdeesh Puppala has been at the forefront of thought leadership, systems thinking and on-the-ground efforts at the interface of ecology, society and economy for the past 35 years.  He was the CEO of Foundation for Ecological Security (FES) from its inception in 2001 till July 2020.  He has also been the Anchor and Curator of

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Sushma Rajagopalan

Sushma Rajagopalan is a Global Leader in the IT Industry and a Venture Capitalist with over 25 years of successful track record in transforming companies. She is a Partner at Rittenhouse Ventures. She is on the boards of WISH Foundation and Ben Franklin Technology Partners. She actively mentors startups and is a mentor with Harvard

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SK Jain

Surendra Kumar Jain (SK) is a co-founder and former Managing Director for Westbridge Capital. Prior to Westbridge, SK was with Sequoia Capital. Earlier, he was co-founder and CEO of MeraNet, and worked at Intel, Motorola and Booz-Allen & Hamilton. SK is an alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad, IIT Delhi and the University of Minnesota.

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