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Vithal Donakonda Co-Founder SpeakIn, Global Technology Procurement - Unilever
Senior Management professional with 17+ years of experience in the procurement, operations and digitization space across pharmaceutical and FMCG industries. Over the years, I have been associated with reputed industry leaders such as Unilever, Genpact, GEP Solutions, Novartis and Infosys.
An IIT Madras and ISB alumus, Vithal has proven competence in setting up, scaling up and heading business processes/client accounts across the strategic sourcing and procurement function. He is experienced in execution and thought leadership in terms of evangelizing technology across the supply chain ecosystem in sync with the evolving business requirements.
Mohit Arora Partner at Mondriaan Group
Mohit Arora is a Partner at Mondriaan Group Singapore where he is responsible for shaping business strategy and driving growth for investee companies across Asia Oceania. He works with the management teams of these companies to identify value creation strategies, and develop and monitor deployment plans towards improving financial and operational performance. He is actively engaged with the automotive industry in the region and continues to consult with several OEMs on multiple dimensions of business operations and strategy.
Prior to joining, Mr. Arora was the Regional Vice President at J.D. Power Asia Pacific, Singapore. He was responsible for overseeing the company’s operations as well as building and managing business relationships with clients in the Asia Pacific region. In addition, he was the regional consulting head for the company and advised numerous automotive manufacturers on their customer satisfaction, product quality business strategy and network improvement programs. He worked extensively in the areas of market entry, new product design and performance benchmarking across multiple industry sectors
Dr. Pradeep Chowbey Healthcare and Policy
A Padmashree, Dr. Pradeep Chowbey is one of the best Laparoscopic surgeons of India and among the best few Bariatric surgeons of the world. He is highly qualified as a surgeon and throughout his career he has continuously honed his surgical skills. Highly eminent personalities like former President of India, K. R. Narayanan and His Holiness Dalai Lama preferred Dr. Chowbey for their surgical needs.
Dr. Chowbey other than being and acclaimed as the best Bariatric surgeon and Minimal Access Surgery expert is also a philanthropist. He has successfully initiated and nurtured various social initiatives with an aim to induce awareness among people about general health and medical problems. “Enlighten” – A support group for diabetic and obese patient is one of the latest examples of his social initiatives. He also likes to stroke colors on the canvas and his passion for art reflects now and then through his various initiatives in the field of painting and art. Dr. Chowbey has successfully performed more than 70,000 surgeries till date.
Suresh Mahalingam Vice Chairman, DHFL Pramerica Life Insurance
Suresh currently focuses on WGC's drive to become a one-stop integrated financial solutions provider, strengthening its leadership position in the housing finance & NBFC space, incubating and rearing new businesses like general insurance, microfinance and fintech. He oversees WGC's ambition to build a seamless customer-centric and innovative culture across all businesses. He also evaluates disruptive technologies in the fintech space and strategic M&A growth opportunities.
Suresh has over three decades of experience in senior leadership roles across the BFSI and FMCG sectors. He is recognised for his distinguished record of driving profitable organisational growth and building sustainable brands. Earlier, he was MD & CEO for Tata AIA Life and before that was Head of Sales and Marketing at HDFC Life. He spent 17 years with ITC, one of India’s leading FMCG companies handling sales and distribution across India. Suresh works with leadership teams in the areas of business improvements programmes such as marketing & sales, brand building and similar organisational functions.
M Suresh is a Member of the Group Management Council (GMC) at Wadhawan Global Capital (WGC). He is responsible for enabling the strategic growth objectives of the group’s financial services businesses including Dewan Housing Finance Limited (DHFL), DHFL-Pramerica Life Insurance Company (DPLI), DHFL-Pramerica Mutual Fund (DPMF) and DHFL General Insurance.
Suresh is a Director on the Financial Planning Standards Board (FPSB), ex-faculty at IMI, New Delhi, and a key speaker at leading industry and academic forums. He is a Non-Executive Director in WGC group companies serving as the Vice Chairman of DHLF Pramerica Life Insurance, non-executive Director in DHFL Pramerica Asset Management Company, DHFL General Insurance , Avanse Financial Services and Aadhar Housing Finance.
Raman Sidhu Chairman, EBG Federation-India & Delhi Council Member Senior Adviser, TMF - Group India & Senior Advisor, Accord Group (India)
Mr. Raman Sidhu is the current chairman of EBG Federation-India and Delhi Council Member. He has worked as a Corporate & Investment Banker from 1983 to 2014 with Grindlays Bank, Barclays Bank PLC, Barclays de Zoete Wedd, HSBC Securities & Capital Markets India Pvt. Ltd., Fidelity Fund Management and Deutsche Bank AG in India.
In the past, he has also served as an Independent Director on the Boards of G4S Corporate Services, Deutsche Postbank Home Finance Ltd, Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL), National Hydro-Electric Power Corporation Ltd (NHPC), India Infrastructure Finance Company Ltd (IIFCL), Accord India Pvt. Ltd. in India. He was also elected as a Chairman of the Indo Canadian Chamber of Commerce (ICBC), New Delhi & as Deputy Chairman & Chairman (Events) of the British Business Group (BBG), New Delhi.
He is an Alumni of the Duke of Edinburgh Conference, Canada (1998).
Arun Anand Media and Government Affairs
Arun Anand is a journalist based in NCR. He is the author of bestseller "Know About RSS", a primer on Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and has worked at editorial positions in leading dailies and broadcast including, The Statesman, Dainik Jagran, Midday, IANS and TV Today.
He is a professional media consultant, journalist, writer and translator with more than 20 years of experience in editorial functions in print, web and television.
Mr. Anand is bilingual and works in both English and Hindi language media. He has also translated four books from English to Hindi including US President Barack Obama's "The Audacity of Hope."
Mr. Anand authored a novel in English "Love in Metro" and another book of non-fiction" Indian Nobel laureates" . He has also worked extensively with the development sector in India full time as well as a consultant in the field of media advocacy and documentation.
Arun Singh Public Affairs
Ambassador Arun Singh has been affiliated with The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) since completing his assignment as ambassador of India to the U.S. in 2016. Earlier he had served as ambassador to France from 2013-15, and to Israel from 2005-08.
In spring 2017, Ambassador Singh was diplomat in residence at the School of International Service of American University, teaching a course on U.S. foreign policy in South Asia. He was also visiting faculty at the School of Advanced International studies (SAIS) of Johns Hopkins University, teaching a course on current global trends and challenges. During this period, he was invited as distinguished visiting fellow by Emory University, and Centre for Advanced Study of India (CASI) at University of Pennsylvania. Aside from intense interactions with students and faculty, he spoke at public platforms on U.S.-India relations, Indian economic and technological trends, U.S. foreign policy in South Asia, and diplomacy and statecraft. His other diplomatic assignments have included tours of duty in Soviet Union and later in Russia, Japan, Ethiopia, and in the Indian mission to the UN in New York.
In the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi, he was involved for nearly a decade in the formulation and implementation of India’s policies related to Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran, including in the period following 9/11.
Aarti Gupta Chief Investment Officer for the Jagran group
Aarti Gupta is Chief investment officer at DBR Ventures. She belongs to the promoter family of the Jagran group, a leading business house of India, incorporated in the year 1942, with interests spanning across media & communications, education, real estate and hosiery exports.
She has been managing the family’s wealth for almost a decade, and directs the management and execution of the family’s values-aligned investment strategy. Her most recent role involves diversifying the family’s portfolio through angel investments.
She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from IIT, Kanpur, a post graduate diploma in business studies from Harvard University, and a Master’s degree in Economics from Northeastern University.