Speaker Profiles

  1. Mr. Azim Premji, Chairman, Wipro Azim Premji has led Wipro since 1966. Then a USD 2 million hydrogenated cooking fat company, Wipro Limited is today a USD 5 billion revenue IT, BPO and R&D Services organization with presence in over 50 countries.
  2. Dr. Abhijit Banerjee, Founder, J-PAL, Massachusetts Institute of Technology bhijit Vinayak Banerjee was educated at the University of Calcutta, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Harvard University, where he received his Ph.D in 1988. He is currently the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  3. Mr. Indrajit Gupta, Editor, Forbes India Indrajit Gupta, 43, is the Editor of Network18’s premium business magazine, which was launched in May 2009 in alliance with Forbes. Within a short span, Forbes India has emerged as the most influential business magazine in the market and set new benchmarks in journalism.
  4. Mr. N Vaghul, Chairman, Board of GiveIndia Mr. Narayanan Vaghul is one of the most eminent bankers of India.  Mr. Vaghul joined ICICI in 1985 as Chairman and CEO and relinquished his position as CEO in 1996. During his 11 year tenure as CEO, ICICI came to be transformed from a small-size, long-term credit bank to a large diversified financial conglomerate.
  5. Mr. Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, Primary Investor & Visionary, CEO, Rare Enterprises Rakesh Jhunjhunwala is an Indian Chartered Accountant by qualification but an investor / trader by profession. In 2010, Forbes rated him India’s 51st and the world’s #1062 richest man with wealth of $1.0 billion.
  6. Mr. Ramji Raghavan, Founder, Agastya Foundation Ramji Raghavan is Founder and Chairman of Agastya International Foundation, the world’s largest mobile hands-on science education program for disadvantaged children and rural teachers.
  7. Ms. Shaheen Mistri, Founder, Teach for India Shaheen Mistri is founder, Akanksha Foundation and founding CEO, of Teach for India. India .Shaheen was born in Mumbai and lived in 13 different countries  during her childhood  as her father was working for a multinational company. Studying in a small college for previleged children in the U.S, Shaheen decided to stay in Mumbai, while being there on holiday.
  8. Mr. Stan Thekaekara, Director, Just Change Stan Thekaekara first became involved in social activism through a national student movement in India. He went on to live in a tribal village in Bihar for a number of years. Subsequently he founded a number of grassroots NGOs in various parts of India.
  9. Mr. Venkat Krishnan, Founder & Director, GiveIndia Venkat Krishnan N. graduated from IIM-Ahmedabad in 1993 and started his career with the media, working first at “The Times of India” in various corporate and brand management functions. He then helped set up Sony Entertainment Television in India as part of the core management team. In 1996, he co-founded Eklavya Education Foundation