Alumni

Mr A Balasubramanian

Mr. Balasubramanian is a management and finance professional with international education and experience in the area of sea ports. Over the last two decades, he has worked in the fields of infrastructure finance and advisory services, credit rating, port training and corporate finance. He is one of the passionate advocates for maritime institutional and policy reforms and a preferred intervener on all debates for several changes to accelerate development of maritime infrastructure. Some of these initiatives include evolving model concession agreement for private investment in Indian federal ports for the Government of India, evolving entry criteria and bid process for selection of private investors in federal ports, first ever corporatisation of a federal port In India namely Ennore in south India, corporatizing the port of Ennore leading the study on institutional and regulatory reforms for the India port sector for the World Bank, presenting the case on Indian infrastructure as part of the industry delegation in China, Hong Kong and Italy and chairing working groups on ports for the Indian Planning Commission.

He is presently Senior Director of the Project finance vertical at Infrastructure Development Finance Company Limited (IDFC), a new generation financial institution conceived by the Government of India and which has in addition several institutional shareholders around the globe. At IDFC, he has been involved in financing several maritime infrastructure projects sponsored by international operators including Dubai Ports World, APM group among others and in advising multilateral corporations, multilateral agencies, domestic corporate entities and the governments in the area of maritime infrastructure. Before joining IDFC, he worked in credit rating industry (Investment Information and Credit Rating Agency of India Limited (ICRA) where among other things, he advised Government of India on disinvestment program and did credit rating of several resource raising programs of several corporate entities in the infrastructure sector including seaports. As a trainer and faculty at the National Institute of Management NIPM, he was one of the resource persons for UNCTAD in the field of maritime training and led several knowledge management initiatives in the area of seaports He has led Indian delegations of senior port managers on international port exchange and education programs During the last two years he was invited by the British Government (UK Trade and Investment ) to address international port seminar in London and Liverpool .and to meet with the Duke of York to discuss on port development. He has been featured as the industry captain in the business newspapers such as Economic Times and Reuters. He was invited by the World Bank and Asian Development Bank to share his experience on PPP in ports at an international PPP conference in Seoul recently. He is a visiting faculty at prominent academic institutions in India.

Senior Director - Project Finance,
IDFC Ltd.

2017-05-10T16:55:32+00:00

Senior Director - Project Finance,
IDFC Ltd.

Mr. Balasubramanian is a management and finance professional with international education and experience in the area of sea ports. Over the last two decades, he has worked in the fields of infrastructure finance and advisory services, credit rating, port training and corporate finance. He is one of the passionate advocates for maritime institutional and policy reforms and a preferred intervener on all debates for several changes to accelerate development of maritime infrastructure. Some of these initiatives include evolving model concession agreement for private investment in Indian federal ports for the Government of India, evolving entry criteria and bid process for selection of private investors in federal ports, first ever corporatisation of a federal port In India namely Ennore in south India, corporatizing the port of Ennore leading the study on institutional and regulatory reforms for the India port sector for the World Bank, presenting the case on Indian infrastructure as part of the industry delegation in China, Hong Kong and Italy and chairing working groups on ports for the Indian Planning Commission. He is presently Senior Director of the Project finance vertical at Infrastructure Development Finance Company Limited (IDFC), a new generation financial institution conceived by the Government of India and which has in addition several institutional shareholders around the globe. At IDFC, he has been involved in financing several maritime infrastructure projects sponsored by international operators including Dubai Ports World, APM group among others and in advising multilateral corporations, multilateral agencies, domestic corporate entities and the governments in the area of maritime infrastructure. Before joining IDFC, he worked in credit rating industry (Investment Information and Credit Rating Agency of India Limited (ICRA) where among other things, he advised Government of India on disinvestment program and did credit rating of several resource raising programs of several corporate entities in the...

Ms. D. Shirley

Shirley is an MBA in Finance and a gold medalist from Bharathidasan Institute of Management (BIM). She is presently heading operations of GVMFL. Under her vibrant leadership, GVMFL had recorded several significant advancements in the last 5 years. Under her leadership, GVMFL had expanded its operations to 37 districts in 5 states in the last couple of years, in particular to cover urban and slum population in the operational area. More significantly, GVMFL tripled the membership and quadrupled the loan portfolio in the last few years. Her contributions to research and product development are noteworthy as she championed the launching of the individual loan product (Business Loan). She introduced the decentralized monitoring methodology through divisional and regional structures which have placed GVMFL in a highly commendable position in the industry. Earlier, she worked in GE Capital for US equipment finance.

Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Grama Vidiyal Micro Finance (P) Ltd,

2017-05-10T16:43:39+00:00

Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Grama Vidiyal Micro Finance (P) Ltd,

Shirley is an MBA in Finance and a gold medalist from Bharathidasan Institute of Management (BIM). She is presently heading operations of GVMFL. Under her vibrant leadership, GVMFL had recorded several significant advancements in the last 5 years. Under her leadership, GVMFL had expanded its operations to 37 districts in 5 states in the last couple of years, in particular to cover urban and slum population in the operational area. More significantly, GVMFL tripled the membership and quadrupled the loan portfolio in the last few years. Her contributions to research and product development are noteworthy as she championed the launching of the individual loan product (Business Loan). She introduced the decentralized monitoring methodology through divisional and regional structures which have placed GVMFL in a highly commendable position in the industry. Earlier, she worked in GE Capital for US equipment finance.

Mr. Vasant Kumar

Vasanth Kumar is a founding member of Ascent.  He has 10 years of experience in direct investing and capital markets.  He has worked with Ascent’s  partners on assignments relating to investments, mergers and acquisitions, valuation studies, fund raising for portfolio companies, business plan reviews and due dilegence reviews across various industries

Investment Principal
Ascent Capital

2017-05-10T13:26:36+00:00

Investment Principal
Ascent Capital

Vasanth Kumar is a founding member of Ascent.  He has 10 years of experience in direct investing and capital markets.  He has worked with Ascent’s  partners on assignments relating to investments, mergers and acquisitions, valuation studies, fund raising for portfolio companies, business plan reviews and due dilegence reviews across various industries

Mr. S. Harikrishnan

Hari Krishnan has more than 15 years of experience in investment and manufacturing of which last 12 years in Private Equity. He has investment management experience with Lazard Emerging Market Fund, UTI Ventures and UTI Mutual Fund. He has rich experience of managing over 20 PE investments and has managed several successful exits.
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Hari Krishnan has more than 15 years of experience in investment and manufacturing of which last 12 years in Private Equity. He has investment management experience with Lazard Emerging Market Fund, UTI Ventures and UTI Mutual Fund. He has rich experience of managing over 20 PE investments and has managed several successful exits.

Ms. Pamela Ramalingam

A Senior Level Executive –  24+ years management career providing operating, strategic and business leadership for IT and ITeS operations. She has worked in leading American, British and Indian institutions such as eFunds - USA (now Fidelity Information Services), Standard Chartered Bank- UK, Tata Consultancy Services and iSoft PLC – UK, and also gained holistic operations experience in Aerospace, Defence, Security & Simulation, BFSI, Health Care & Consulting Services. Her experience spans from Programme Management, Quality, and Process Management, Staff training /Motivation / Knowledge Management, Test Management, Account Management, Resource Management & Software Project Management among others.

She has handled mission critical applications for military & defense applications for Thales Group and led NPfIT- the largest civilian program worldwide. She brought in 70% of Standard Chartered global applications into India and led Core Banking systems across Indian sub-continent. Globally headed the Process Engineering Group for Technology and Operations in Standard Chartered Bank. She has introduced Project Manager's Competency Framework, QMF Lite & V8 - a holistic Model for world class IT organizations to ensure Delivery Excellence.

CEO & Lead Consultant (INDIA)
Assymmetrix
https://www.linkedin.com/in/pamelaramalingam/

2017-05-10T16:47:05+00:00

CEO & Lead Consultant (INDIA)
Assymmetrix
https://www.linkedin.com/in/pamelaramalingam/

A Senior Level Executive –  24+ years management career providing operating, strategic and business leadership for IT and ITeS operations. She has worked in leading American, British and Indian institutions such as eFunds - USA (now Fidelity Information Services), Standard Chartered Bank- UK, Tata Consultancy Services and iSoft PLC – UK, and also gained holistic operations experience in Aerospace, Defence, Security & Simulation, BFSI, Health Care & Consulting Services. Her experience spans from Programme Management, Quality, and Process Management, Staff training /Motivation / Knowledge Management, Test Management, Account Management, Resource Management & Software Project Management among others. She has handled mission critical applications for military & defense applications for Thales Group and led NPfIT- the largest civilian program worldwide. She brought in 70% of Standard Chartered global applications into India and led Core Banking systems across Indian sub-continent. Globally headed the Process Engineering Group for Technology and Operations in Standard Chartered Bank. She has introduced Project Manager's Competency Framework, QMF Lite & V8 - a holistic Model for world class IT organizations to ensure Delivery Excellence.

Mr. Y. Rama Rao

As Founder and Managing Director, Rama Rao has spearheaded Spark Capital’s growth, turning it into one of the fast growing Investment Banks in India, in just seven short years. Today he oversees a strong team, and is closely involved across all functions of Spark. Rama Rao has over 18 years of experience in the financial services industry, having worked earlier at Peregrine Capital, ITC Group and Times Bank. With Spark, he earned his spurs in raising private equity and is today a close associate and advisor on business strategy and capital raising, to CEOs of highly successful mid-market companies.

Managing Director & CEO
Spark Capital

2017-05-09T08:26:56+00:00

Managing Director & CEO
Spark Capital

As Founder and Managing Director, Rama Rao has spearheaded Spark Capital’s growth, turning it into one of the fast growing Investment Banks in India, in just seven short years. Today he oversees a strong team, and is closely involved across all functions of Spark. Rama Rao has over 18 years of experience in the financial services industry, having worked earlier at Peregrine Capital, ITC Group and Times Bank. With Spark, he earned his spurs in raising private equity and is today a close associate and advisor on business strategy and capital raising, to CEOs of highly successful mid-market companies.

Mr. Ram Mohan J Rao

Mr. Ram Mohan Rao has been in Market Research for over 20 years. He worked both on the agency and the client side - and across India, Middle East and North Africa. His strength is in working across multi-cultural teams and across different sectors - FMCG, telecom, auto, social research, and finance.  Before he became the Managing Director (Egypt) at The Neilsen Company, his vast experience include as Exec. Director: CR & BASES for North Africa at The Nielsen Company, Exec. Director at Feedback Middle East, Executive Director at TNS India, Bangalore, General Manager at TNS North Africa, Cairo,  DGM - Marketing Services at Godrej Sara Lee Ltd., AVP at IMRB International, Mumbai, Project Director at TNS MERAC, Dubai and Senior Research Executive at Gallup MBA.

Managing Director, Egypt
The Nielsen Company
https://www.linkedin.com/in/rammohanjrao/

2017-05-09T08:28:11+00:00

Managing Director, Egypt
The Nielsen Company
https://www.linkedin.com/in/rammohanjrao/

Mr. Ram Mohan Rao has been in Market Research for over 20 years. He worked both on the agency and the client side - and across India, Middle East and North Africa. His strength is in working across multi-cultural teams and across different sectors - FMCG, telecom, auto, social research, and finance.  Before he became the Managing Director (Egypt) at The Neilsen Company, his vast experience include as Exec. Director: CR & BASES for North Africa at The Nielsen Company, Exec. Director at Feedback Middle East, Executive Director at TNS India, Bangalore, General Manager at TNS North Africa, Cairo,  DGM - Marketing Services at Godrej Sara Lee Ltd., AVP at IMRB International, Mumbai, Project Director at TNS MERAC, Dubai and Senior Research Executive at Gallup MBA.

Mr. Raja Shanmugam

Before establishing Happiest Minds, he was the first CEO of MindTree Foundation and established their formal charter and goals. He envisioned and implemented challenging and innovative initiatives for Persons with Disabilities and Primary education. He established the MindTree Foundation as the thought leader in Assistive Technologies in India within two years. In his earlier roles, he managed the P&L responsibilities of India, Singapore, Australia and Middle East, accounting for more than 16% of MindTree's overall business. Raja is a Member of NASSCOM Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee, NASSCOM Foundation’s Disability Advisory Group and CII - Disability Forum.

Chief People Officer
Happiest Minds Technologies
https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajashanmugam/

2017-05-09T08:25:15+00:00

Chief People Officer
Happiest Minds Technologies
https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajashanmugam/

Before establishing Happiest Minds, he was the first CEO of MindTree Foundation and established their formal charter and goals. He envisioned and implemented challenging and innovative initiatives for Persons with Disabilities and Primary education. He established the MindTree Foundation as the thought leader in Assistive Technologies in India within two years. In his earlier roles, he managed the P&L responsibilities of India, Singapore, Australia and Middle East, accounting for more than 16% of MindTree's overall business. Raja is a Member of NASSCOM Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee, NASSCOM Foundation’s Disability Advisory Group and CII - Disability Forum.

Mr. Kabir Ahmed Shakir

Mr. Kabir is finance professional with over 19 years of experience equally spread between developed and D&E markets.  He worked in various positions at Unilever, India before he became the Director - International Funding (Treasury) at Unilever N.V and Finance Director - Global Supply Chain at Unilever.  At present, he is the Vice-President (Finance) at Hindustan Unilever Ltd.

Vice President - Finance
Hindustan Unilever Ltd
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kabir-ahmed-shakir-1a27891/

2017-05-10T13:31:34+00:00

Vice President - Finance
Hindustan Unilever Ltd
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kabir-ahmed-shakir-1a27891/

Mr. Kabir is finance professional with over 19 years of experience equally spread between developed and D&E markets.  He worked in various positions at Unilever, India before he became the Director - International Funding (Treasury) at Unilever N.V and Finance Director - Global Supply Chain at Unilever.  At present, he is the Vice-President (Finance) at Hindustan Unilever Ltd.

Mr. Abhishek Gupta

Abhishek is one of the founding Managing Directors of a global consulting firm, i3 Consulting. Before this he worked with McKinsey where he was responsible for setting up the analytics team. He is the founder member of the Analytics Centre of Competence for McKinsey. He has worked for one year with GE, where he has extensively worked on account management, customer acquisition and debt consolidation for their credit card portfolio. He also developed MIS for the credit card portfolios. Abhishek also holds the position of Chief Marketing Officer at Nurturing Green. He is responsible for turning effort of contributing to environment conservation into a force to reckon with at Nurturing Green.

Co-Founder and Managing Director
i3 Consulting Pvt Ltd.

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Co-Founder and Managing Director
i3 Consulting Pvt Ltd.

Abhishek is one of the founding Managing Directors of a global consulting firm, i3 Consulting. Before this he worked with McKinsey where he was responsible for setting up the analytics team. He is the founder member of the Analytics Centre of Competence for McKinsey. He has worked for one year with GE, where he has extensively worked on account management, customer acquisition and debt consolidation for their credit card portfolio. He also developed MIS for the credit card portfolios. Abhishek also holds the position of Chief Marketing Officer at Nurturing Green. He is responsible for turning effort of contributing to environment conservation into a force to reckon with at Nurturing Green.

Mr. Ram Mohan

Ram Mohan is the Executive Vice President, & Chief Technology Officer of Afilias Limited, world's leading provider of Internet infrastructure solutions and a global leader in advanced registry services that power successful domains.  Ram oversees key strategic, management and technology choices for the company in support of the company's various lines of business.  Ram has led the strategic growth of the company in registry services and security as well as new product sectors such as Managed DNS, Product Traceability, RFID/Auto-ID, and Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs).Ram serves on the Board of Directors of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) in a non-voting capacity. He is the author (with others) of the Redemption Grace Period (RGP) and the IDN implementation guidelines, now global industry standards. Ram is a pioneer in both Internet security and Internationalization. He is a founding member of the Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC). He serves on the steering committee of the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) and is on the Advisory Committee of the Internet Society (ISOC). Ram led both the GNSO Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) Working Group and the ICANN Board IDN Working Group; he is the co-founder of the Arabic Script IDN Working Group (ASIWG). He advises several governments on Internet security and Internet globalization issues as part of Afilias' ccTLD portfolio.Before joining Afilias in September 2001, Ram was at Infonautics Corp., a pioneering online database and content distribution company. Earlier, Ram worked with First Data Corporation, Unisys Corporation and KPMG Peat Marwick in a variety of leadership, engineering and technology positions. Ram is also

Ram serves on the Board of Directors of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) in a non-voting capacity. He is the author (with others) of the Redemption Grace Period (RGP) and the IDN implementation guidelines, now global industry standards. Ram is a pioneer in both Internet security and Internationalization. He is a founding member of the Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC). He serves on the steering committee of the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) and is on the Advisory Committee of the Internet Society (ISOC). Ram led both the GNSO Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) Working Group and the ICANN Board IDN Working Group; he is the co-founder of the Arabic Script IDN Working Group (ASIWG). He advises several governments on Internet security and Internet globalization issues as part of Afilias' ccTLD portfolio.Before joining Afilias in September 2001, Ram was at Infonautics Corp., a pioneering online database and content distribution company. Earlier, Ram worked with First Data Corporation, Unisys Corporation and KPMG Peat Marwick in a variety of leadership, engineering and technology positions. Ram is also

Before joining Afilias in September 2001, Ram was at Infonautics Corp., a pioneering online database and content distribution company. Earlier, Ram worked with First Data Corporation, Unisys Corporation and KPMG Peat Marwick in a variety of leadership, engineering and technology positions. Ram is also founder of the technology behind TurnTide, an anti-spam company acquired by Symantec. Ram was previously named one of the Philadelphia Business Journal's 40 under 40 and is a recipient of InfoWorld's CTO 25 Award. He is a founding member of the ISOC Philadelphia Area Chapter and serves on the advisory boards of several startup companies, as well as the Lifeboat Foundation's Scientific Advisory Board. Ram is also actively involved in cancer-related nonprofits.

Member of the Board, ICANN
Executive Vice President  & CTO, Afilias
Technology Advisor at Government of India, .IN ccTLD
Advisory Council Member at Internet Society (ISOC)
Technical Service Provider at dotMobi, mTLD
Member, Internet Security & Stability Advisory Committee at ICANN

2017-05-10T16:46:10+00:00

Member of the Board, ICANN
Executive Vice President  & CTO, Afilias
Technology Advisor at Government of India, .IN ccTLD
Advisory Council Member at Internet Society (ISOC)
Technical Service Provider at dotMobi, mTLD
Member, Internet Security & Stability Advisory Committee at ICANN

Ram Mohan is the Executive Vice President, & Chief Technology Officer of Afilias Limited, world's leading provider of Internet infrastructure solutions and a global leader in advanced registry services that power successful domains.  Ram oversees key strategic, management and technology choices for the company in support of the company's various lines of business.  Ram has led the strategic growth of the company in registry services and security as well as new product sectors such as Managed DNS, Product Traceability, RFID/Auto-ID, and Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs).Ram serves on the Board of Directors of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) in a non-voting capacity. He is the author (with others) of the Redemption Grace Period (RGP) and the IDN implementation guidelines, now global industry standards. Ram is a pioneer in both Internet security and Internationalization. He is a founding member of the Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC). He serves on the steering committee of the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) and is on the Advisory Committee of the Internet Society (ISOC). Ram led both the GNSO Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) Working Group and the ICANN Board IDN Working Group; he is the co-founder of the Arabic Script IDN Working Group (ASIWG). He advises several governments on Internet security and Internet globalization issues as part of Afilias' ccTLD portfolio.Before joining Afilias in September 2001, Ram was at Infonautics Corp., a pioneering online database and content distribution company. Earlier, Ram worked with First Data Corporation, Unisys Corporation and KPMG Peat Marwick in a variety of leadership, engineering and technology positions. Ram is also Ram serves on the Board of Directors of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) in a non-voting capacity. He is the author (with others) of the Redemption Grace Period (RGP) and the IDN implementation guidelines,...

Mr Kumar Kandaswami

Mr. Kumar is Senior Director, Deloitte Touché Tohmatsu India Private Limited and is based at Chennai. He is the Country Manufacturing Industry Leader for Deloitte in India from 2005 and a member of the global advisory board for manufacturing research. Kumar has been working with Deloitte for the past 24 years. He joined the firm in 1987 and was made partner in 1997. During his association with Deloitte, Kumar worked extensively with mid-market companies in developing growth strategies and business plans.Kumar has also worked on process improvement, supply chain optimization and implementation of lean manufacturing. He leads the Enterprise Lean Six Sigma services and works on corporate/competitive strategies for manufacturing companies. He has played an important role in developing customized enterprise-wide software applications and implementing packaged software. He has implemented optimization/LP solutions for situations like production planning, distribution network optimization for consumer products and procurement of farm produce. He has served clients in India and abroad, serving organizations from diverse sectors such as sugar milling, food processing, light engineering, automotive, textile /apparel and chemical process. He speaks frequently in academic/industry forums and works with industry associations on their task groups/committees.

Kumar has also worked on process improvement, supply chain optimization and implementation of lean manufacturing. He leads the Enterprise Lean Six Sigma services and works on corporate/competitive strategies for manufacturing companies. He has played an important role in developing customized enterprise-wide software applications and implementing packaged software. He has implemented optimization/LP solutions for situations like production planning, distribution network optimization for consumer products and procurement of farm produce. He has served clients in India and abroad, serving organizations from diverse sectors such as sugar milling, food processing, light engineering, automotive, textile /apparel and chemical process. He speaks frequently in academic/industry forums and works with industry associations on their task groups/committees.

Senior Director and Country Leader (Mftg).,
Deloitte
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kumar-kandaswami-4b2b2b80/

2017-05-10T16:52:01+00:00

Senior Director and Country Leader (Mftg).,
Deloitte
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kumar-kandaswami-4b2b2b80/

Mr. Kumar is Senior Director, Deloitte Touché Tohmatsu India Private Limited and is based at Chennai. He is the Country Manufacturing Industry Leader for Deloitte in India from 2005 and a member of the global advisory board for manufacturing research. Kumar has been working with Deloitte for the past 24 years. He joined the firm in 1987 and was made partner in 1997. During his association with Deloitte, Kumar worked extensively with mid-market companies in developing growth strategies and business plans.Kumar has also worked on process improvement, supply chain optimization and implementation of lean manufacturing. He leads the Enterprise Lean Six Sigma services and works on corporate/competitive strategies for manufacturing companies. He has played an important role in developing customized enterprise-wide software applications and implementing packaged software. He has implemented optimization/LP solutions for situations like production planning, distribution network optimization for consumer products and procurement of farm produce. He has served clients in India and abroad, serving organizations from diverse sectors such as sugar milling, food processing, light engineering, automotive, textile /apparel and chemical process. He speaks frequently in academic/industry forums and works with industry associations on their task groups/committees. Kumar has also worked on process improvement, supply chain optimization and implementation of lean manufacturing. He leads the Enterprise Lean Six Sigma services and works on corporate/competitive strategies for manufacturing companies. He has played an important role in developing customized enterprise-wide software applications and implementing packaged software. He has implemented optimization/LP solutions for situations like production planning, distribution network optimization for consumer products and procurement of farm produce. He has served clients in India and abroad, serving organizations from diverse sectors such as sugar milling, food processing, light engineering, automotive, textile /apparel and chemical process. He speaks frequently in academic/industry forums and works with industry associations on their task groups/committees.

Mr. Rabindran Swamidason

Since joining KICL, in 1988, Rabindran Swamidason has grown from being a senior management resource to becoming the Executive Director of the organization. He has helped the company grow into a veritable force in fertilizers. He is responsible for the external matters of KICL: building partnerships and broader business relationships, government outreach and technology thought leadership, as well as advising the CMD and senior leadership on business and policy issues.

Executive Director
Kothari Industrial Corporation Ltd.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/rabindran-swamidason-96171a8/)

2017-05-10T16:44:36+00:00

Executive Director
Kothari Industrial Corporation Ltd.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/rabindran-swamidason-96171a8/)

Since joining KICL, in 1988, Rabindran Swamidason has grown from being a senior management resource to becoming the Executive Director of the organization. He has helped the company grow into a veritable force in fertilizers. He is responsible for the external matters of KICL: building partnerships and broader business relationships, government outreach and technology thought leadership, as well as advising the CMD and senior leadership on business and policy issues.

R. Sukumar

Sukumar is the Editor of Mint, India's second largest and fastest growing business newspaper. He was the part of the start-up team for Mint and was instrumental in the planning and subsequent execution of an editorial strategy that remains focused on delivering strong, insightful content to Mint’s growing readership. He held senior editorial positions in The Hindu Business Line, where he started his career, and Business Today, before joining HT Media Ltd as part of the start-up team of Mint. Sukumar, who joined HT Media in 2006, is a veteran of business journalism and was previously Managing Editor of ‘Business Today’ magazine.

Editor, Mint

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Editor, Mint

Sukumar is the Editor of Mint, India's second largest and fastest growing business newspaper. He was the part of the start-up team for Mint and was instrumental in the planning and subsequent execution of an editorial strategy that remains focused on delivering strong, insightful content to Mint’s growing readership. He held senior editorial positions in The Hindu Business Line, where he started his career, and Business Today, before joining HT Media Ltd as part of the start-up team of Mint. Sukumar, who joined HT Media in 2006, is a veteran of business journalism and was previously Managing Editor of ‘Business Today’ magazine.

Mr. Ashwin Padmanabhan

Padmanabhan has been with the group since its inception. Prior to moving to Big Street, he was the station head of 92.7 Big FM in Delhi. Under Padmanabhan's leadership, Big FM Delhi saw a year-on-year growth in revenues of 28 per cent and a mammoth 30 per cent growth in listenership. He was also responsible for the launch and success of the 92.7 Big FM stations in Andhra Pradesh. Through a mix of aggressive marketing and innovation programming, Ashwin took the Hyderabad station to leadership position in both product and sales.

Ashwin Padmanabhan has rich experience in varied sectors spanning 16 years. He started his career with Reliance Industries Limited at their Hazira petrochemical complex, and subsequently got involved in starting his own venture Superseva.com – India’s first online concierge services company.  A go-getter from the very beginning, Ashwin was also instrumental in setting up and launch of the News Channel TV-9. Prior to joining 92.7 BIG FM, Ashwin was with Visage Media Services – India’s largest stock photography company, and an affiliate of Getty Images as Director – Content Development.

National Head
BIG Street, Reliance Broadcast Networks Ltd
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashwin-padmanabhan-1179152/)

2017-05-10T13:29:58+00:00

National Head
BIG Street, Reliance Broadcast Networks Ltd
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashwin-padmanabhan-1179152/)

Padmanabhan has been with the group since its inception. Prior to moving to Big Street, he was the station head of 92.7 Big FM in Delhi. Under Padmanabhan's leadership, Big FM Delhi saw a year-on-year growth in revenues of 28 per cent and a mammoth 30 per cent growth in listenership. He was also responsible for the launch and success of the 92.7 Big FM stations in Andhra Pradesh. Through a mix of aggressive marketing and innovation programming, Ashwin took the Hyderabad station to leadership position in both product and sales. Ashwin Padmanabhan has rich experience in varied sectors spanning 16 years. He started his career with Reliance Industries Limited at their Hazira petrochemical complex, and subsequently got involved in starting his own venture Superseva.com – India’s first online concierge services company.  A go-getter from the very beginning, Ashwin was also instrumental in setting up and launch of the News Channel TV-9. Prior to joining 92.7 BIG FM, Ashwin was with Visage Media Services – India’s largest stock photography company, and an affiliate of Getty Images as Director – Content Development.

Mr. Arvind Ranganathan

Arvind joined Real Image in 2005 to head strategy and business implementation across divisions. Arvind brings deep insight of the cinema industry, across the business value chain. A Chemical Engineer and a Post Graduate in Management, Arvind moved to the Investment Banking domain after spending his early years in manufacturing and marketing with the industrial sector. Arvind has been involved in most facets of the financial markets, from equity research to Investment Banking & Corporate Finance, which included an association with KPMG Corporate Finance in India and the Middle East. His experience includes significant business advisory roles apart from transactional roles. The ability to quickly grasp the key business drivers across industry sectors and driving the management imperatives and actions required to deliver on strategic goals are his forte.

Chief Executive Officer
Real Image

2017-05-09T08:29:01+00:00

Chief Executive Officer
Real Image

Arvind joined Real Image in 2005 to head strategy and business implementation across divisions. Arvind brings deep insight of the cinema industry, across the business value chain. A Chemical Engineer and a Post Graduate in Management, Arvind moved to the Investment Banking domain after spending his early years in manufacturing and marketing with the industrial sector. Arvind has been involved in most facets of the financial markets, from equity research to Investment Banking & Corporate Finance, which included an association with KPMG Corporate Finance in India and the Middle East. His experience includes significant business advisory roles apart from transactional roles. The ability to quickly grasp the key business drivers across industry sectors and driving the management imperatives and actions required to deliver on strategic goals are his forte.

Mr. M. Ramprasad

Shri. M. Ramprasad is the Chairman and Co-Founder of Mape Advisory Group. He has headed the finance function at the Essar Shipping. Subsequently, he joined DSP Merrill Lynch and was the Senior Vice-President heading southern India operations. Ramprasad has been engaged in several landmark transactions including India Cement's acquisition of Raasi Cements, SSi's acquisition of Albion Orion Corporation and Indigo Markets, sale of SPIC Phi seeds to Dupont, acquisition of Tata Group's Hitech Drilling by Aban Loyd, Bank of Madura- ICICI Bank merger. He was engaged in the international capital ... raising programmes of Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Sify, Satyam Computers and SSI. He has rich experience in investment banking and capital market transactions. He has been Non-Executive Independent Director at ELGI Equipments Ltd. since July 23, 2005. He serves as Director at ATS Elgi Ltd. Previously, Shri. Ramprasad served as an Additional Director of ELGI Equipments Ltd., since September 25, 2004 and PVP Ventures Ltd from December 4, 2007 to August 20, 2008.

Chairman and Co-Founder
MAPE Group

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Chairman and Co-Founder
MAPE Group

Shri. M. Ramprasad is the Chairman and Co-Founder of Mape Advisory Group. He has headed the finance function at the Essar Shipping. Subsequently, he joined DSP Merrill Lynch and was the Senior Vice-President heading southern India operations. Ramprasad has been engaged in several landmark transactions including India Cement's acquisition of Raasi Cements, SSi's acquisition of Albion Orion Corporation and Indigo Markets, sale of SPIC Phi seeds to Dupont, acquisition of Tata Group's Hitech Drilling by Aban Loyd, Bank of Madura- ICICI Bank merger. He was engaged in the international capital ... raising programmes of Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Sify, Satyam Computers and SSI. He has rich experience in investment banking and capital market transactions. He has been Non-Executive Independent Director at ELGI Equipments Ltd. since July 23, 2005. He serves as Director at ATS Elgi Ltd. Previously, Shri. Ramprasad served as an Additional Director of ELGI Equipments Ltd., since September 25, 2004 and PVP Ventures Ltd from December 4, 2007 to August 20, 2008.

Ms. Anita Arjundas

Anita joined Mahindra as Vice President of Marketing for Mahindra World City (MWC) in 2002 after working for ten years with the Murugappa Group in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) space and three years in the IT industry in international marketing. She became COO of Mahindra Lifespace Developers (MLD) in 2006 and Managing Director of MLD and CEO of the Real Estate sector in 2009.  She has been influential in successfully establishing the concept of Mahindra World City business parks integrated with residential developments and social amenities, as well as driving customer centricity and sustainable development. Anita earned her MBA from BIM (Bharathidasan Institute of Management), Trichy.

President  & CEO
Mahindra LIfespace Developers Ltd. Mumbai
https://www.linkedin.com/in/anitaarjundas/

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President  & CEO
Mahindra LIfespace Developers Ltd. Mumbai
https://www.linkedin.com/in/anitaarjundas/

Anita joined Mahindra as Vice President of Marketing for Mahindra World City (MWC) in 2002 after working for ten years with the Murugappa Group in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) space and three years in the IT industry in international marketing. She became COO of Mahindra Lifespace Developers (MLD) in 2006 and Managing Director of MLD and CEO of the Real Estate sector in 2009.  She has been influential in successfully establishing the concept of Mahindra World City business parks integrated with residential developments and social amenities, as well as driving customer centricity and sustainable development. Anita earned her MBA from BIM (Bharathidasan Institute of Management), Trichy.

Mr. Praveen Ramachandra

Previously, Director and Head of Millward Brown's Beijing office, Mr. Ramachandra started his career with IMRB. He joined as Project Director at IMRB International, in 1988. He was previously with media agency MindShare, where he was responsible for insights. Most notably as a founding director of the agency's Beijing office, initially, he worked with the client services team in Shanghai and then he led the launch of Millward Brown’s Beijing office. At present he is heading the South Indian operations as Managing Director, at Millward Brown. Millward Brown is one of the world's leading research agencies and is expert in effective advertising, marketing communications, media and brand equity research.

Managing Director, South India,
Millward Brown
https://www.linkedin.com/in/praveen-ramachandra-2061005/

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Managing Director, South India,
Millward Brown
https://www.linkedin.com/in/praveen-ramachandra-2061005/

Previously, Director and Head of Millward Brown's Beijing office, Mr. Ramachandra started his career with IMRB. He joined as Project Director at IMRB International, in 1988. He was previously with media agency MindShare, where he was responsible for insights. Most notably as a founding director of the agency's Beijing office, initially, he worked with the client services team in Shanghai and then he led the launch of Millward Brown’s Beijing office. At present he is heading the South Indian operations as Managing Director, at Millward Brown. Millward Brown is one of the world's leading research agencies and is expert in effective advertising, marketing communications, media and brand equity research.

Mr. A. Raja Sukumar

Mr. A. Raja Sukumar, has more than two decades of experience as a Finance Specialist and a Business Strategist with extensive hands on experience in Alternate Energy Project Implementation. He earlier worked with Unit Trust of India and has vast experience & rich knowledge of financial products particularly project finance and equity investment. The company has value addition from his experience in the field of Leasing, Hire-Purchase, Equity and Mutual Funds Investments, Insurance Advisory, Corporate Financial Engineering, Loan Syndication etc. with exposure in wind farms projects, corporate lending, project financing, loan syndication, assets and portfolio management.

Sr. Vice President, Indowind Energy Ltd
Executive Vice-President, IndEco Ventures Ltd.,
Executive Vice President, Loyal Credit & Investments Limited
https://www.linkedin.com/in/a-raja-sukumar-a2328a7/

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Sr. Vice President, Indowind Energy Ltd
Executive Vice-President, IndEco Ventures Ltd.,
Executive Vice President, Loyal Credit & Investments Limited
https://www.linkedin.com/in/a-raja-sukumar-a2328a7/

Mr. A. Raja Sukumar, has more than two decades of experience as a Finance Specialist and a Business Strategist with extensive hands on experience in Alternate Energy Project Implementation. He earlier worked with Unit Trust of India and has vast experience & rich knowledge of financial products particularly project finance and equity investment. The company has value addition from his experience in the field of Leasing, Hire-Purchase, Equity and Mutual Funds Investments, Insurance Advisory, Corporate Financial Engineering, Loan Syndication etc. with exposure in wind farms projects, corporate lending, project financing, loan syndication, assets and portfolio management.