Alumni

Mr. T. R. Ramachandran

Group Country Manager – India & South Asia and Head, New Payments Flows Business – Singapore at VISA (BIM4)

Mr. T R Ramachandran is a business leader with more than 30 years of experience across Retail banking, Consumer lending, Insurance, Payments and Fintech. From setting up new business lines to developing strategies for business growth, market expansion, commercialization and running businesses across credit and economic cycles, he has a proven track record of building high quality franchises. He is an advisory board member of USIBC, a governing council member of IAMAI and a member of CII’s taskforce on Fintech.

Mr. Sidd R Siddharthan

Managing Director - South East Asia and Market Unit Lead – Technology at Accenture, Singapore (BIM4)

Mr. Sidd R Siddharthan has 30+ years of experience in Consulting & Technology focused on large scale transformation engagements. With an impressive track record of sustained C-suite relationships focused on implementing key business, operational strategies and integrated client experience, he has wide experience of executing transformation projects and Global Delivery team management.

Mr. Roni Chacko

Managing Director at Godrej Consumer Products Limited. Ghana (BIM11)

Mr. Roni Chacko is the Managing Director of Godrej Ghana, managing business for Ghana and neighbouring Francophone markets. He is a senior management professional with 20+ years of experience, driving successful business operations and enhancing corporate productivity. His previous associations were with Stripes Manufacturing as the Managing Director and with Chi Ltd. as the Head of Business Development.

Mr. Arvind R P

Director - Marketing, Digital and Communications at McDonald’s India. (BIM14)

Mr. Arvind RP is a senior business leader with over 20 years of cross-category experience, with proven success in driving sales, E-commerce, strategic planning, brand building, mass media, ATL, category management, CRM & digital marketing.  He is a practitioner of Digital & Analytics-led thinking, Customer lifecycle management, and other pillars of modern-marketing. He is also the Board member of Modern Marketing Association (MMA) India council.

Mr. Pradeep Harikrishnan

Director at Switch Digital Network, Jakarta (BIM5)

Mr. Pradeep Harikrishnan has expertise in advertising and research. He has experience in working on marketing issues in a range of sectors like FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods), Retail, Telecom, Banking, etc.  He was the COO and CEO of IPG Mediabrand Indonesia before joining Switch Digital Network.

Mr. Prakash Mallya

Managing Director and Vice President – Sales, Marketing and Communications group at Intel India (BIM12)

Mr. Prakash Mallya is a sales and marketing professional who has worked at Intel for around 20 years as Industry Business Manager, Regional Account Manager, Country Manager across the Asia Pacific region, before taking up the role of the Managing Director of Intel India in 2017. He was the Business Development Manager at Wipro before joining Intel as Business Development Manager Financials.

Mr. Sanjay Manohar

MD, McAfee India (BIM6)

Mr. Sanjay Manohar is the Managing Director at McAfee India. He leads the India and South Asia go-to-market. He was the Regional Vice President at Akamai Technologies – Asia Pacific Japan Carrier Business before joining McAfee in 2019. He has around 30 years of experience across sales and marketing.

Mr. Vijaykrishnan Venkatesan

Mr. Vijaykrishnan Venkatesan – MD India and APAC, Kennametal India Limited (BIM13)

Mr. Vijaykrishnan Venkatesan is the Managing Director at Kennametal India Limited and APAC Infrastructure Business. He is a business leader with more than 20 years of experience in APAC region providing strategic and operational business leadership and a proven record of producing sustained revenue and profit growth. He has experience working across various industry verticals like infrastructure, automotive, construction, pharma, chemical and general manufacturing industries.

Ms. Manashi Guha

Consumer Division Head, L’Oreal SAPMENA (South Asia Pacific Middle East and North Africa) (BIM13)

Ms. Manashi Guha joined as the Head- Key accounts at L’Oreal in 2008 after working for 4 years at Lotte Confectionery India Limited and General Mills for over 8 years. She became the Director & Business Head at L’Oreal Indonesia in 2018 and is currently the Consumer Division Head, SAPMENA.

Mr. K Ramakrishnan

Managing Director at Kantar Panel, South Asia

Mr. K Ramakrishnan has 20 years of experience across Sales, Marketing, Product Planning and strategy. He has expertise in consumer insight mining and translation of the same to business results. He specialises in Business and Brand Strategy, Retail Management and Digital & Social media marketing.

Ms. Keerthana Ramakrishnan

Marketing Head, Ex-Nike India

Ms. Kavita Singh

Chief Human Resources Officer at United Breweries India (BIM17)

Ms. Kavita is a HR professional with over 19 years’ experience with FMCG, Natural Resources, Mining & Metals, Shipping, Supply Chain & Logistics, Financial Services and Telecom across geographies and emerging markets – Africa, Middle East, Europe, and Indian Sub-Continent. 

She has worked extensively on Strategic HR, Change Management, Leadership Effectiveness, Coaching, Culture Building, Business Partnering, Digitisation, Organisational Effectiveness and Analytics, Rewards, Talent Management, Governance, compliance and project management. 

Mr. Kabir Ahmed Shakir

Chief Financial Officer, Tata Communications (BIM8)

Mr. Kabir Ahmed Shakir is a Finance and Business Professional with over 25 years of experience equally spread between Developed and D&E markets.

His previous association was with Microsoft as Chief Financial Officer and before joining Microsoft he was the Vice President – Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Unilever – Global Skin care.

Mr. Kesavan Narayanan

Executive Director, J P Morgan India (BIM10)

Mr. Kesavan Narayanan is the Executive Director and Chief Compliance Officer at J P Morgan Services India.  He was the Vice President and Senior Enterprise Compliance Manager at Bank of America before joining J P Morgan Services India. 

Ms. Ramya Balakrishnan

Director, Future of Work – Sunlife, Ontario (BIM25)

Ms. Ramya Balakrishnan has extensive global and regional experience in leading corporates like Dell, General Electric (GE), Unilever and Maxis. She has extensive experience on path-breaking practices like Open Talent Economy, Future of Work models, ‘evolving workplace practices’ and ‘digital HR enablement’, besides domains like Business-aligned HR strategy, Leadership & Talent development. She has been recognized in the list of 100 most inspirational LinkedIn icons to follow in Malaysia in 2019 by Marketing in Asia. She was also awarded the Asia’s Women Leaders award by the World Women Leadership Congress and Awards, 2019.

Ms. Prabha Ramaraj

Asia Leader – Marketing Excellence, Safety and Industrial Business at 3M

Mr. Prabha Ramaraj started as a senior manager at Feedback Business consulting service where she worked for 4 years. Later she joined 3M as an assistant Marketing Manager. She is currently the Leader – Marketing and Commercialization at 3M.

Ms. Akila Kumar

Director, Global Partner Program Incentives for Cloud/SaaS at VMware, United States (BIM01)

Ms. Akila Kumar has 25+ years of experience across large MNCs like VMware, HP, Oracle and Symantec, across marketing, strategy development and managing partner programs. During her time at HP, she built award winning, industry leading ISV partner program. She has also founded Teamwithdidi, a non-profit to help newly immigrated women.

Mr. Balasubramanian Munuswamy

Senior Head - National Skill Development Corporation (BIM17)

Mr. Balasubramanian Munuswamy is a dynamic professional backed by 18+ years of verifiable year after year success in large development projects. He is skilled in strategizing, establishing operations and directing major initiatives from concept to execution at scale. 

His sectoral expertise includes Systemic Private Sector Development approaches like CSR & Sustainability, M4P, Investment Climate, Social Enterprise, Impact Incubation, and Investments of Inclusive and Sustainable Businesses.

Anand Rengarajan

Anand Rengarajan

Managing Director, Global Head of Sales & Head of Asia Pacific, Securities Services, Deutsche Bank, Singapore (BIM14)

He has 25+ years of experience in Transaction Banking division. He has been associated with Deutsche Bank for over 21 years where he worked across product development and management, business strategy & planning, investor relations, securities services and sales across the Asia Pacific region.

Mr. Gautam Bandyopadhyay

Co-Founder and Head, Novopay – Bengaluru (BIM10)

Gautam Bandyopadhyay is the co-founder and heading the Banking solutions vertical of Novopay. Novopay is a Fintech company with a retail network of over 60k active outlets & a GTV (Gross Transaction Value) run rate of over $1.7 billion a year.

He played several roles from Product Management, Consulting, Global deliveries to Head of Innovation at Finacle (Banking Product) unit of Infosys.

Mr. Chandrakumar N

Mr. Chandrakumar N – Founder and CEO, Wiselywise Pvt. Ltd, Singapore (BIM11)

Mr.Chandrakumar is the Founder & CEO of WiselyWise – an AI EdTech Startup in business. He has extensive global experience in sales & marketing across software and IT companies . He was the Director-CTO of Asia Pacific Japan region at DELL EMC, Partner at IBM Global Business Services before founding WiselyWise. He is also a startup advisor.

Ms. Monisha Krishna

Co Founder and Director, Sacred Groves, Dubai (BIM11)

Ms. Monisha Krishna is the Co-Founder and Director of Sacred Groves, a Community Interest Company that aims to provide a platform for environmentally sensitive individuals and institutions to support the conservation of indigenous natural forests and biodiverse habitats all over the world. Previously she had worked in IFCI Limited for over 10 years in Investments and Asset Management Divisions.

Ms. Sujatha Ramani

Founder and CEO, Pollinate Group, Bengaluru (BIM6)

Ms. Sujatha Ramani has 28 years of both corporate and entrepreneurial experience in multiple functions such as Sales, Channel Sales, Marketing, Global program management for R&D and Engineering in adding value and making a positive impact in growing the revenues and creating new employment. Currently, she is the founder and CEO of Pollinate Group, which focuses mainly on selling sustainability products to the underserved communities, creating women entrepreneurs from within the community, and creating better living conditions for people in

Mr. Harikrishnan S

Founder, Blue Lotus Capital, Mumbai (BIM15)

Mr. Harikrishnan is the Founder and Managing Partner of Blue Lotus Capital, a Foreign Portfolio Investor (FPI) in Emerging Markets. He has over 24 years of diversified experience in Private & Public Investments and Industrials.

Mr. Shankar M Thayver

Founder, TourNow, Florida (BIM9)

Mr. Shankar M Thayver is a real estate investor, innovator, and an entrepreneur who is the founder, product visionary and investor of TourNow, a mobile app that enables real-time, on-demand property tours with professional agents and founder/president of Trintals, a platform that provides a fully comprehensive solution for managing your rental property. He is also the president of Initus Capital LLC, a boutique private equity fund.

Mr. Sudhakar M

Founder and CEO, Triyam, Kentucky (BIM10)

Mr. Sudhakar Mohanraj has extensive experience in Healthcare Information Technology. He is the founder and CEO of Triyam, an ITES firm providing technology solutions in healthcare. He has 25+ years of experience in operations, product development, deployment and supports. He has led and managed changes in organizational strategy, processes and turning around acquired companies.

Ms. Lopamudra Roy

Founder and CO, Road Not Taken, Gurugram (BIM20)

Ms. Lopamudra Roy has rich experience in marketing and research for over 15 years. She is founder and CEO of ROAD NOT TAKEN, a business research company. She has previously worked with Nielsen, The Third Eye Integrated Services and Hindustan Unilever. She is also a member of the National Marketing Council- WICCI (Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry).

Ms. Lavanya Ganesh

Founder, Soulful Spaces, Chennai (BIM22)

Ms. Lavanya Ganesh is the founder of Soulful Spaces, an interior design firm based out of Chennai. She was previously associated with EQ Universe Learning Solutions, Scope International, Giant Leap – India where she worked in the Operations divisions.

Ms. Dipti Aswani

Founder, Image Management for Everyone, Mumbai (BIM21)

Ms. Dipti Aswani has experience in product consulting, business consulting, business development, sales operations and support, design thinking, product innovation and digital marketing. She is founder of Image Management for Everyone. IMFE works with professionals to develop a holistic view around communication, body language, fitness etc.

Mr A Balasubramanian

Legal Counsel (Practice Areas of Infrastructure Projects, PPP Law, Regulation & Policy)

Mr. Balasubramanian is a management and finance professional with international education and experience in the area of seaports. Over the last two decades, he has worked in the fields of infrastructure finance and advisory services, credit rating, port training and corporate finance and is presently Assisting the government/investors/ bankers on legal due diligence on projects and/or assist in resolving disputes by negotiating/restructuring contracts.

Mr. Ashwin Padmanabhan

Head - Trading and Partnerships at Group M

Mr. Ashwin Padmanabhan an Experienced business leader with a demonstrated history of working in the broadcast media industry. He has over 5 years of experience at Reliance Broadcast network after which he joined Group M as the Head- trading and partnerships.

Mr. M. Ramprasad

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.

Mr. Chinni Krishnan

Senior Director, Cognizant Technology Solutions

Mr. Chinni Krishnan worked as the project manager at IBM India Pvt Ltd and as the Vice president at Mahindra Satyam for over 11 years before joining Cognizant as the Senior Director at Cognizant technology solutions.

Mr. Praveen Ramachandra

Global Client Leader | Market Researcher | Brand & Communications Consultant

Mr. Praveen Ramachandra is a leader who builds profitable businesses through developing winning teams and a relentless focus on execution. A trusted advisor to clients on creating effective communication and building successful brands. Constantly endeavouring to create meaningful impact on colleagues, clients and partners.

Mr. Suresh Kumar

General Manager, Marketing & Business Development at Taageer Finance Company SAOG

Mr. Suresh Kumar is a Management Professional with over 30 years of experience in the areas of Marketing, Business Development, Relationship Management, Dealer Management, Risk, Credit, Operations, Remedial Credit and Recovery in Non-Banking Finance Companies and Banks.

Mr. Navin Anand

Managing Partner, WhiteBox Business Solutions Ltd., London Former President – Europe, Datamatics Ltd.,

Business leader motivated by entrepreneurial challenges, passionate technology professional with a strong track record of growing start-ups and small businesses to sustainable size, through cross border collaboration, mentoring, motivating performing confident teams, who thrive in a transparent and trusting management style.

Navin Anand is a technology business professional with twenty-five years and more of having worked with blue chip and mid-sized providers like IBM, Wipro and Datamatics. With a career divided between the UK and India, he has championed several high impact transformations for enterprises, working through complex structures and cross-border collaborations. Having engaged extensively with customers and colleagues of varied cultures, he brings a deep appreciation of diversity and pragmatic situational leadership. He has built relationships of trust with many enterprises across several countries, based on listening, commitment and the value delivered.

Mr. Kumar Kandaswami

Senior Director and Country Leader (Mftg)., Deloitte

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. Antony Prashant

Partner - Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP

Mr. Antony Prashant has over 12 years of experience at Deloitte. He started as a consultant at Deloitte at 2004 and is currently Partner – Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP.

Mr. Puneet Kusumbia

Marketing Director - Indonesia Business, Godrej Consumer Products Ltd

Mr. Puneet Kusumbia has over 11 years of experience at Godrej. He joined as the DGM Marketing – Goodknight in 2011. He is currently the Marketing Director – Indonesia Business at Godrej.

Mr. Abhishek Gupta

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. Y. Rama Rao

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. Amit Anchal

Head of Business Development and M&A for Bharti Airtel Group

Mr. Amit Anchal has been working at Airtel and Bharti group for 16 years and is currently the Business Development Head – Mergers and Acquisition.

Mr. Ram Mohan

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, 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.

Mr. Anand Premsundar

Managing Director -Financial Services Analytics, Accenture

Mr. Anand Premsundar worked as the Assistant Vice President at Genpact LLC for 6 years. After which he joined Accenture for the post of Managing Director.

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