As part of his 25 years long career, a trainer and banking and financial Services expert, Durga Prasad has been consultant
to the World Bank on Governance and Institutional Development. He was on the board of incubation centre by SIDBI at
R. Subramaniam Iyer (Subra) is a forensic accountant, independent director, angel investor, strategy consultant focusing
on Business Models, and an Expert Witness with almost 30 years of work experience in Asia and Australia and transactions
experience in Asia, the US and Europe. He is also director of and/or mentor to several startups in varied industries.
Haren Modi is associated with Link Intime India Private Limited, a leading Registry Service provider in securities market
in India, as a Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for driving all primary market transactions at Link Intime
for over 20 years.
He served as Chairman of “Registrar Association of India” (RAIN) for 2 years.
He also, worked with various committees/sub-groups set up by SEBI for Capital Market reforms like Electronic Refunds,
“ASBA” as payment option, Listing of securities within 12 working days, introduction of “On-line option” in Debt issues
and “e-ipo”. Earlier, he worked with a large MNC as Systems Professional for over 22 years.
An alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad, M.S. Rao has had wide industry exposure to marketing turnarounds and growing new ventures
in mainstream and new economy sectors. He was CEO of a multinational telecom services company. Currently he serves
as Professor for Marketing, SPJIMR and has set up the Center for Entrepreneurship at the institution.
He jointly conceptualized the annual entrepreneurial event of SPJIMR, Lock, Stock and Trade which offers college students
exposure to entrepreneurs from India and abroad through an engaging mock IPO game.
He has also designed the pioneering Start Your Business Program for budding entrepreneurs and is the coordinator for
Kunal Nandwani is the Co-founder and CEO at uTrade Solutions.
He holds a Computer Science Engineering degree from PEC, Chandigarh, India, and an MBA from Essec, Paris, France. He
has filed 6 patents leading innovation and comprising of high profile board members. Kunal was earlier VP at Nomura,
Ex-CEO of Standard Chartered, Mauritius. Regional MD at a global investor services firm.
Ashith N. Kampani is currently the chairman of CosmicMandala15 group. He has been instrumental in creating and maintaining
valuable relationships across sectors and geographies. A very well-known name in the Capital Market circles, in the
last 33 years he has had the opportunity to work closely with the Morgan Stanley JV (JM Morgan Stanley) and later at
JM Financial. As Managing Director, JM Financial he played different roles and gained experience in various spheres
of capital markets like Equity Brokerage, Investment Banking, Private Wealth, M&A and Private Equity. He is also a
member of the managing Committee of Bombay Chamber of commerce & Industries (BCCI) one of the oldest Chamber of Commerce
in the country.
A finance professional, Mr Swathiprasad Dora has 4 decades of experience in banking, finance, investments and securities
across global markets. Besides holding senior bank positions in India and abroad, he was involved as Corporate Treasurer
with the ‘President Park Group’ in collaboration with Hyundai, Bauer, Kempinski and other companies for their business
operations in South-East Asia.
Mr Dora has varied experience with new ventures, including as Director & COO at ‘Royal International Finance & Securities’,
leading its global operations from Thailand. Currently based out of India, he is involved with NGOs, SME bodies and
chambers of commerce in promoting start ups.
Shantanu Bhattacharya is Associate Professor of Operations Management at Singapore Management University. His teaching
and research interests are in the areas of technology management, operations management, supply chain management and
new product and services development. Shantanu is a member of The Institute for Operations Research and the Management
Sciences (INFORMS). He lectures on managing uncertainty in the high- technology industry, and his research has appeared
in Management Science journal.He has a PhD from University of Texas at Austin.
Kunal Bajaj has been in the Indian Telecom, Internet & Technology space for more than 11 years. He was previously Partner
and Director India at Analysys Mason, heading their India operations.
Kunal is a serial entrepreneur having started multiple companies in India & US and sold them successfully.
Kunal also worked as Consultant for Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), where he led TRAI’s effort in driving
internet usage and broadband penetration. He is additionally an active angel investor and start-up mentor working with
a variety of young companies. He held several advisory & board positions and was earlier a Director on the Board of
Paytm. He has recently joined Bombay Gas Telecom as CEO. Until recently, Kunal was leading the mobile products team
at Reliance Jio to define the services and feature set for launch. Kunal started his career in New York with McKinsey
& Co and is an alumnus of Wharton.
Chandru Badrinarayanan is Executive Director & Head of Client Coverage for South Asia at MSCI Inc., since January 2013.
MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI) is a leading provider of investment decision support tools worldwide, including indices, portfolio
risk and performance analytics and corporate governance services.
Chandru is responsible for new business development for MSCI's Index and Analytics businesses in South Asia. Prior to
joining MSCI, Chandru spent nearly 12 years at CRISIL Limited (a Standard & Poor's company) where he held several director-level
business development roles. Prior to joining CRISIL, he spent nine years at Corporation Bank (Mumbai) in both front
and back office roles. He has an experience of nearly 30 years, including stints in manufacturing, consumer product
sales, banking, journalism, fixed income research, risk management, marketing and credit ratings. He is known for developing
various high-margin businesses.
Chandru is an alumnus of INSEAD business school and is well networked in the financial services industry.
Aruna Vaidyanathan leads Strategic Communications and Thought Leadership at a large software firm. In her earlier roles
with the company as Regional Director in the UK and Germany, she helped build its brand and thought leadership profile
in Europe. She set up the marketing organization in mainland Europe and was involved in driving the company’s expansion
into various European countries through brand-building and sales enablement activities. Prior to this, Aruna wrote
and edited for some of India’s leading business publications, specializing in stock markets, companies, personal finance
and management. Aruna is an alumnus of INSEAD Business School.
Rajeshwari Bhattacharyya is the Senior Vice President & Head of Technology & BPE at Entertainment Network India. Rajeshwari
is a professional with over 2 decades of experience and expertise in Process automation, Organizational change management,
Business Process Transformation, Program management, and IT-Operations strategic alignment. She is an alumnus of INSEAD,
and a qualified Cost Accountant with experience in Financial Services / Insurance & Media sectors. She is also associated
with The Whiteboard and has supported many NGOs like All India Pickle Ball Association - in providing marketing and
management advice, Catalyst for Social Action - in Process orientation and Angel Xpress.
Reenu Singh has over 15 years of experience in the Automotive Industry. She has worked closely on projects related to
Automotive electronics, OE branded Accessories and mechanical automotive components with Renault, Nissan, Maruti, Toyota,
Honda, GM, Ford, Hyundai, Skoda and Tata Motors. She has worked on navigation aid, telematics, automotive batteries
and infotainment business in her role as Vice President at Autocop. She understands the Automotive SME space and is
passionate about adding value to the existing SMEs in this segment and helping them transition to the next level.
She is now the President at SGAI , a Fast growing SME in the automotive space engaged in manufacturing of forged and
machined components to OEMs.
Reenu is an Alumnus of Lady Shri Ram College Delhi and INSEAD business school.
Surojit is a serial entrepreneur and has established companies in Recruitment, Real Estate, Health Care and Early Stage
Venture Capital. Surojit has done his post graduation in Management from Symbiosis and before his entrepreneurial journey
worked with Satyam Computers in their IT Consulting division for Non-UK European business.
Surojit is one of the co-founders of GREX and he drives the operational and compliance activities around all the GREX
market offerings and services.
As an entrepreneur and a Venture Capitalist, he has closely seen the early stage ecosystem from various sides. Prior
to embarking on his entrepreneurial journey, he has worked with Cognizant in various roles. Also worked with Mumbai
Angels before co-founding the venture firm - IncuCapital, which is the principal promoter of GREX.
During his decade long career, he had seen far too many companies who could have contributed value to the World, die
at a very early stage. This due to their inability to run the fundraising process effectively. Thus GREX was born.
Manish holds Engineering degree along with MBA from SIMS.
Abhishek has over 12 years of experience in leading and managing software development programs of varied sizes and complexity
levels spanning multiple geographies (USA, India, and UK) and multiple functional domains, including financial services,
retail, intellectual property licensing, and telecom.
Abhishek has done MBA in Finance from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, North Carolina, USA and holds
a B.Tech degree in Materials & Metallurgical Engineering from IIT Kanpur in India.
Abhishek drives the IT applications development initiatives at GREX by leading a team of technologists looking after
the architecture, design, development, testing, deployment, and maintenance of IT applications.
Devesh Gupta has more than 19 years’ experience spanning into Global Financial market trade, commodity exchanges & markets,
start-up investment and mentoring, and business & trade consulting. He has played a key role in setting up MCX and
ICEX in India. He had also set up and headed commodity broking desks for the largest Indian institutional broker.
Devesh ho holds a Graduation in Commerce & Cost Accounting from University of Calicut, Kerala and a Diploma in Import
Export from Baroda.
Yashwinder is an enterprising leader with 12 years of work experience in multiple domains of Capital Markets, Wealth
Management, Real estate, Alternate Investments & NBFC. He has strong exposure in Business Development, Channel Management,
Branch Operations & Compliance, Distribution and Sales. He has worked with companies like Indiabulls, HSBC & IIFL
With a total industry experience of sixteen years in various domains, including public relations, brand management and
PE/VC Investment management - Satish has always been keen to assist start-ups. Besides mentoring few start-ups, he
is also an active panel member with NEN and often addresses various platforms on the subject of entrepreneurism.
Satish has been credited with the introduction of 'Crowd Funding' in India - which he brought to India in 2010 in partnership
with Grow VC - a leading European Crowd Funding Platform.
An entrepreneur and a trainer with more than 10 years of experience in Digital Marketing, product development and strategy.
An engineer by qualification and an marketer from heart
Over 17 years of experience in Client Relations, BD & Training.
Vishwa Vivek Garg
Delivering tech products for more than 2 decades.
Over 17 years of experience in Client Relations, BD & Training.
MBA Grad with 5+ yrs of Business Banking and Risk financing experience.
17+ yrs in Application and Systems Development and leading technology implementations.
Nair has around 40 years of experience in the banking industry. He is an additional (independent) director of the ICICI
bank. In July 2005, he became an executive director at market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).
In March 2010, he joined Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) as member (finance and investment).
Professional with over 21 years of rich experience in Regulatory and business environment. After serving SEBI for over
eleven years, he worked with Indiabulls Group for 7 years till April 2014. During his stint with Indiabulls Group,
he was instrumental in launching its Commodity Exchange Venture and later asset management business, in both these
ventures he was the CEO. He also served as the CEO of ICEX
Mr. Mahendra Swarup is a Founder, Managing Director, and Partner at Avigo Capital Partners. He serves as the President
and Member of the Executive Committee of the Indian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (IVCA). He was last
the Head of Private Treaties initiative of Times of India Group and immediately prior to that was the Managing Director
and Chief Executive Officer of Times Internet Limited. He has held corporate responsibilities in blue-chip companies
like ACC, Nestle India, Sun Group–Moscow and PepsiCo India at the Board level and senior-most functional levels of
Operations, Sales & Distribution, Supply Chain/Logistics, Exports and HR.
An International private banker with extensive experience in change management and successful wealth management business start-ups for Indian and African banks. Based in London, Ratna is responsible for the strategic development and implementation of a global wealth management business for a major international banking group. She has over 30 years banking experience and worked with several major international banks during her career.
Rajesh Jain - Partner – National Management
Rajesh is a Fellow Chartered Accountant and has a Bachelor’s degree in commerce with Honors from Sri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University. Rajesh has over 35 years professional experience and was one of the Founding Partners of KPMG in India. He has served KPMG in India and Africa for over 24 years. Prior to that he has worked with E&Y in India for 3 years. He has been an Engagement Partner for Indian and US GAAP for large audit clients and has also handled Corporate Finance and Tax Practice. His prior and current engagements include HCL Technologies, GE Capital , Genpact (previously GECIS), Adobe India, EDS(now Mphasis), Wipro Spectramind, PepsiCo India, Ranbaxy, Federal Mogul, Rico Auto, WNS, Puravankara Projects, Vedanta Group, Gates Foundation, Packard Foundation, Action Aid, HCL Foundation, Pfizer Foundation, HSBC Bank, Deutsche Bank & Standard Chartered Bank amongst others.
He currently works with Grant Thornton and its Member Firms in India and oversees Practice Management and Relationships for several large clients. He is Member of the Governing Council and Chairmen of Audit Committee at Shiv Nadar Foundation.
A seasoned banker with 20 yrs experience in: Branch & Rural banking, Micro finance and Rehabilitation of sick units. Worked with the clearing house of BSE and was part of the Market Operations committee which took major decision on all operational issues. Joined CDSL as senior manager and was instrumental in setting up the entire depository operations and systems. He headed operations and marketing. Mainly responsible for conceptualising the common KYC system and made it operational for the MF industry. This was later embraced by SEBI who made it mandatory for the entire Capital Market. Retired as Executive Director and now acting as Group business consultant.