Speaker Profiles

  1. Mr. Amit Chandra, MD, Bain Capital Amit Chandra is Managing Director of Bain Capital Advisors and responsible for the firm’s India initiative. Bain Capital  is a leading global private investment firm that was an early pioneer in private equity and has consistently produced superior returns for its investors since 1984.
  2. Mr. Deval Sanghavi, Founder, Dasra Deval co-founded Dasra and has provided philanthropists with intelligent investment strategies directing over $7 million into the Indian social sector over the past 10 years. He has an impressive track record of investing in, scaling and sustaining non-profit organizations and social businesses, many of which have risen to become pre-eminent organizations leading India’s social sector.
  3. Mr. Francois Debiesse, CEO, BNP Paribas Wealth Management François Debiesse is currently the Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas Wealth Management .  He joined Banque Paribas in 1971 and spent six years managing large corporations. He then moved on to the International Department covering the Asia-Pacific region.
  4. Mr. Kevin Salwen, Author of The Power of Half Kevin Salwen author , The Power of Half . Kevin spent 18 years writing and editing at the Wall Street Journal, then left to create his own company in 2000 and has been an entrepreneur ever since. He is on the board of Atlanta Habitat for Humanity.
  5. 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.
  6. Dr. Nachiket Mor, President, ICICI Foundation Dr Nachiket Mor is the Deputy Managing Director of ICICI Bank Limited. Dr Mor is responsible for government banking, agriculture, rural and micro banking, social initiatives, proprietary trading and implementation of best practices in risk management on a group-wide basis.
  7. Dr. Nitin Nohria, Dean, Harvard Business School Nitin Nohria is currently the 10th Dean of Harvard Business School. He is also the the Richard P. Chapman Professor of Business Administration, co-chair of the HBS Leadership Initiative and sits on the executive committee of the University’s interfaculty initiative on advanced leadership.
  8. Ms. Shaheen Mistri, Founder Aakanksha & Founding CEO, 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.
  9. Ms. Vandana Gopikumar, co-founder & Managing Trustee, The Banyan Vandana Gopikumar, a Master’s student of Social Work, came across a mentally ill homeless woman in distress on the road in front of her college. With the help of a close friend, Vaishnavi Jayakumar, she tried to find shelter for the woman.
  10. 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.
  11. Mr. Vijay Mahajan, CEO & Chairman, BASIX Group Vijay Mahajan, born 1954, is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT-D), 1970-75, a post-graduate of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A), 1979-81, and was a mid-career fellow at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public International Affairs, Princeton University, USA, 1988-89, where he studied economic development policy. In 1983, he established an NGO, PRADAN
  12. Ms. Nandini Piramal, Executive Director, Piramal Healthcare, Ltd Nandini Piramal is currently the Executive Director of Piramal Healthcare, Ltd. At the start of her career, she was associated with McKinsey & Co., as a Business Analyst where she designed and built a system to globalise sourcing for a multinational manufacturer.
  13. Mr. Ujwal Thakar, CEO, GiveIndia Ujwal Thakar has worked for 28 years in the corporate sector as a banker and 8 years in the social sector. He had started and headed retail banking business at Standard Chartered, Times Bank (now HDFC) and BNP Paribas in India.