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Yashish Dahiya

Co-founder & Group CEO, Policybazaar.com

In over 12 years, Yashish has grown Policybazaar to become a key influencer in consumer decisions around insurance. He believes death, disease and disability products are the future of the insurance industry

In over 12 years, Yashish has grown Policybazaar to become a key influencer in consumer decisions around insurance. He believes death, disease and disability products are the future of the insurance industry He believes death, disease and disability products are the future of the insurance industry, as India strives towards social security. He is an avid sportsperson, and has worked in the past as MD of Ebookers Plc and consultant with Bain & Co in their London office.

Nithin Kamath

Founder & CEO, Zerodha/Rainmatter

Nithin bootstrapped and founded Zerodha in 2010 to overcome the hurdles he faced during his decade-long stint as a trader. Over the last decade, Zerodha has changed the landscape of the Indian broking industry.

Nithin bootstrapped and founded Zerodha in 2010 to overcome the hurdles he faced during his decade-long stint as a trader. Over the last decade, Zerodha has changed the landscape of the Indian broking industry. With 4 million customers and contributing to over 15% of the exchange retail trading volumes, Zerodha is the largest retail brokerage in India today.
A tech-first company now, Zerodha offers innovative trading & investing solutions that appeal to a wide audience in a bid to reach those sections of society that have stayed away from the capital market so far. Nithin also started Rainmatter, an R&D fintech incubator and fund that has partnered with some of the best investment-tech startups in India. Rainmatter is focussed on creating an ecosystem for spurring innovation in the financial technology industry in India.
More recently, Nithin has also set up the Rainmatter Climate Foundation — an Indian climate fund providing funding to startups and grassroots organizations working on solutions to mitigate climate change.

Gaurav Hinduja

Co-Founder & MD, Capital Float

Gaurav Hinduja co-founded Capital Float, a digital finance company, in 2013. Under his direction, the company has grown to become one of the largest digital finance companies in India.

Gaurav Hinduja co-founded Capital Float, a digital finance company, in 2013. Under his direction, the company has grown to become one of the largest digital finance companies in India. As the Managing Director of Capital Float, he continues to drive leadership in the Fintech space through numerous strategic partnerships with industry leaders such as Amazon. Gaurav has played a key part in Capital Float’s evolution of becoming the leading digital co-lending model in India. He was the COO of Gokaldas Exports and possesses immense experience in operations and complex supply chain management. Gaurav holds an MBA from Stanford University and graduated from Christ University in Bangalore with a distinction in commerce.

AJIT ISAAC

Founder, Quess Corp

A business stands on the productivity of its talent and efficiency of its processes and his company makes sure every company gets the best.

A business stands on the productivity of its talent and efficiency of its processes and his company makes sure every company gets the best.
Hailing from Kerala, Ajit spent his formative years in Chennai. Graduated from Loyola College was a gold medallist and a British Chevening Scholar from Leeds University. Prior to his entrepreneurial journey he made his mark at various leadership roles in Godrej, Essar and IDFC.
In 2000, when the whole world was going online, he spotted his first business opportunity and started a jobs site Go4careers.com. It went offline and rapidly grew as PeopleOne Consulting and was bought by Adecco. His next venture, Quess Corp Limited (formerly IKYA), turned into India's largest Business Services provider within a decade with more than 333,000 headcount. The company went public in 2016, with a record-breaking IPO oversubscription of 144 times.
Ajit also actively involves himself in giving back to society via Careworks Foundation, which empowers over 14,800 students in 61 schools.
If he is not running his business, Ajit is busy reading, listening to music and biking.

Manish Sabharwal

Chairman, Teamlease Services

Manish is Chairman and co-founder of Teamlease Services, one of India’s leading staffing and human capital firm. Teamlease is also implementing India’s first vocational university and national PPP apprenticeship program. The company has hired 1.8 million employees over the last 15 years.

Manish is Chairman and co-founder of Teamlease Services, one of India’s leading staffing and human capital firm. Teamlease is also implementing India’s first vocational university and national PPP apprenticeship program. The company has hired 1.8 million employees over the last 15 years.
In 1996 he co-founded India Life, an HR outsourcing company that was acquired in 2002 by a listed US company called Hewitt Associates. Consequently, he was CEO of Hewitt Outsourcing (Asia) based in Singapore for two years.
Manish is a member of the National Skill Mission, Central Advisory Board of Education and has served on various policy committees for education, employment and employability. He serves as an Independent Director on the Board of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and is an Member of Advisory Board of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG). He is also Managing Trustee of the New India Foundation that offers fellowships for writing books about post-1947 India and is a columnist for Indian Express. He got his MBA from The Wharton School and is an alumnus of Shriram College, Delhi and Mayo College, Ajmer.

AMIT AGARWAL

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND COUNTRY HEAD – AMAZON INDIA

As the Senior Vice President and Country Head for Amazon in India, Amit Agarwal is responsible for Amazon.in and Amazon’s

As the Senior Vice President and Country Head for Amazon in India, Amit Agarwal is responsible for Amazon.in and Amazon’s investments here, aimed towards the vision of transforming how India buys and sells. As a part of this role, he has the responsibility to help Amazon shape a new ecommerce paradigm for India, helping customers find, discover and buy anything online, and enabling businesses of all sizes to sell globally.
Agarwal joined Amazon.com in 1999, and has led several new initiatives in the formative stages of Amazon’s seller, web-services and external payments businesses, and played a crucial role in Amazon’s international expansion efforts including launching retail presence in Italy and Spain. He has served in a variety of leadership positions including: Director of Technology Amazon Web Services (AWS), Managing Director for Amazon’s development center in Bangalore, Global Technical Advisor to Jeff Bezos, and Vice President International Expansion.
Agarwal holds a Masters in Computer Science from Stanford University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in India.

Viren Shetty

Executive Director and Group COO

Mr. Viren Shetty has completed his Masters’ in Business Administration from Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2012. He has also completed

Mr. Viren Shetty has completed his Masters’ in Business Administration from Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2012. He has also completed his graduation in Civil engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belgaum, Karnataka.
He has been responsible for identifying new growth opportunities for the Group Companies. Mr. Viren Shetty was responsible for designing and commissioning some of our large units including Mazumdar Shaw Medical Centre and the NH Multispecialty Hospitals in Jaipur and Ahmedabad.

Meena Ganesh

Co-Founder, MD & CEO, Portea Medical

As the MD & CEO, Meena heads Portea Medical (www.portea.com), India’s largest and fastest growing home healthcare company, which she co-founded in July 2013. The company,

As the MD & CEO, Meena heads Portea Medical (www.portea.com), India’s largest and fastest growing home healthcare company, which she co-founded in July 2013. The company, has 4500+ employees and operations across 16 cities in India, and brings in-home to patients, the full range of geriatric, chronic, post-operative care as well as allied healthcare services.
Till February 2013, Meena was a promoter and board member of TutorVista, and CEO and MD of Pearson Education Services, acquired by Pearson, the world’s top education services company, for $ 213 MM in what was one of the largest deals in the Indian education sector.
As a partner of the platform, Growthstory.in, she is also co-promoter of nearly a dozen, new-age Internet/ Technology enabled start-ups. A few of them that are leaders in their category include Bigbasket.com - India’s premier e-grocery retailer, home solutions company - HomeLane, food tech company, FreshMenu and Bluestone.com – India’s leading online jeweler.
Earlier, Meena set up the Tesco Hindustan Service Center, Tesco’s outsourced IT services and analytics operation in India, and served as the CEO.
Before joining Tesco‚ Meena co-founded one of India’s pioneering BPO companies - Customer Asset, which she sold to ICICI OneSource. Meena also had a five year stint with Microsoft India‚ during which she set up multiple business units including Microsoft Consulting‚ Internet and Application Development/Business services units. During the initial 11 years of her career, Meena was with PricewaterhouseCoopers and with NIIT.
Meena is a PGDM holder from IIM Calcutta has a graduate degree in Physics from the Madras University. In 2011, she was conferred the ‘Distinguished Alumnus’ award by IIM Calcutta. She won the ET Startup Award in the Women Ahead category in 2016 and was chosen as Health Entrepreneur of the Year (2016) at the India Health Summit & Awards. Meena has been part of Fortune India’s 50 'Most Powerful Women in Business' for six consecutive years (2015 - 2020) Meena serves on the board of Pfizer India, P&G Limited, Manipal Cigna and Axis Bank. She has been part of the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta.

Dr. H. Sudarshan Ballal

Chairman, Manipal Hospitals

Dr. H. Sudarshan Ballal was the best outgoing student (Blue Ribbon awardee) of the Kasturba Medical College, Manipal and a recipient of many Gold Medals in MBBS

Dr. H. Sudarshan Ballal was the best outgoing student (Blue Ribbon awardee) of the Kasturba Medical College, Manipal and a recipient of many Gold Medals in MBBS and M.D. and later had his further training in the USA and had the distinction of being one of the few to be triple Board certified in Internal Medicine, Nephrology & Critical Care. He has the rare distinction of being appointed as Professor of Medicine with St. Louis University School of Medicine (USA) and is also Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Manipal University. He was conferred the fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians, London for his contribution in Medicine. After working as a Consultant in Nephrology and Transplantation at the St. Louis University School of Medicine, he moved back to India to head the Nephrology Unit at Manipal Hospital, Bangalore. He has been with Manipal Hospital, Bangalore ever since its inception as the Director of Manipal Institute of Nephrology & Urology, later served Medical Director and Chairman of Medical Advisory Board and is currently holds the position of the Chairman, Manipal Hospitals, Manipal Health Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. He is also the Chairman of Stempeutics Research Pvt. Ltd. (A Group Company of Manipal Education and Medical Group, Bangalore). He is recently nominated as the Member in Board of Management in Manipal Academy of Higher Education. A clinician par excellence, excellent teacher and a compassionate Physician, who had setup the first postgraduate training Centre in Nephrology in Karnataka and performed the first cadaver kidney transplantation in Karnataka. He is the first one to set up a training program in Nephrology in the state of Karnataka in 1999 and trains the largest number of Nephrology Post-Graduates in Karnataka.
His list of awards & recognitions includes: i. Rajyotsava Award 2005 ii. Aryabhata International Award 2010 iii. Dr B C Roy Award 2010 iv. Namma Bengaluru Award 2010 v. Trinity Vaidya Rathna Award 2010 vi. Sagar Awards 2010 vii. Baliyendra Award 2012 viii. Teacher of Excellence Award by National Board of Examinations 2014 ix. Sampaje Yakshotsava Silver Jubilee Award 2015 Page 2 of 2 x. New Year Award 2016 by Manipal Academy of Higher Education xi. Karavali Siri Award 2017 xii. Doordarshan Chandana Award 2017 xiii. The Life-time Achievement Award and many other Awards 2018 He has been certified by INSEAD in Corporate Governance.
In addition to academic and clinical activities, Dr. Ballal has been actively involved in many Corporate Social Responsibilities through their family trust named “M/s. Belanje Sanjeeva Hegde Trust”

Shashank ND

Co-Founder & CEO, Practo

Shashank ND is the Co-founder and CEO of Practo Technologies, India’s largest digital healthcare company. He is responsible for the overall vision

Shashank ND is the Co-founder and CEO of Practo Technologies, India’s largest digital healthcare company. He is responsible for the overall vision and direction of Practo while maintaining an active role in building Practo’s game changing products.
He started Practo in 2008 when he realised that there was a profound need to transform the healthcare industry and make it more connected, integrated and efficient to help people live healthier, longer lives by simplifying ways to be healthy. Under his leadership over the last decade, Practo has rapidly grown to serving over 30 crore patients, 100,000+ doctor-partners and healthcare providers, across 21+ countries.
With the growing spread of COVID-19, the role of digital healthcare intensified and Practo led the charter helping crores of Indians access healthcare online right from consulting doctors online with an ETA as low as 60 seconds, to booking online appointments with doctors to avoid overcrowding at waiting rooms, to delivering medicines and diagnostic tests at home.
In a nutshell, since March 1, 2020 Practo has helped to move healthcare to the homes of more than twelve crore people, all of whom consulted doctors online, ordered medicines and lab tests, and read informatory health articles on Practo.
Shashank holds a B.Tech from the prestigious NIT, Surathkal, and is a founder circle member of iSPIRT, a think-tank for India’s software industry. Hehas been featured in the ‘Forbes 30 Under 30’ list of young influential people to watch out for, was honoured with the ‘Young Turk of the Year’ award in 2016. In the same year, Shashank was also featured in ‘Fortune 40 under 40’ most promising business leaders in India.

Rajesh Nambiar

Chairman and Managing Director – Cognizant India

Rajesh Nambiar is Chairman and Managing Director of Cognizant India, and a member of the company’s Executive Committee. He is responsible for Cognizant’s strategy and operations in India, and represents the company’s values, innovative spirit and digital leadership to a broad range of stakeholders, including employees, clients, government agencies, policy-making bodies, academia, chambers of commerce, industry partners and media.

He is also the Chairman of Cognizant Foundation India, and is focused on enhancing the company’s corporate citizenship initiatives.
Rajesh has more than three decades of global management, commercial, and delivery experience, and has served in key global positions at IBM, Tata Consultancy Services and Ciena India. He is Vice Chairman of the Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organization (ASOCIO), a federation of ICT industry associations representing 24 Asia-Pacific economies.
Rajesh has a Master’s degree in Statistics from the Indian Statistical Institute and has completed Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.

Sandip Patel

Managing Director, India and South Asia, IBM

Sandip Patel is the Managing Director of IBM India and South Asia. He is responsible for all strategic and operational matters related to IBM's sales, marketing, services and delivery operations in the region, including Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Additionally, he directs and enables India’s capabilities across IBM’s global missions, global centers of excellence, research and innovation labs. Prior to this, he was General Manager for the Insurance industry at IBM and was responsible for IBM's business across all brands in the Insurance industry globally.

Sandip has also served as the President of Aetna International where he had full P&L responsibility for the international businesses at Aetna with operations in Americas, Europe, Middle East, China and South East Asia. He organically doubled the business over a three-year period, establishing a sustainable model to grow regional businesses with locally relevant solutions, and globally co-sourced shared IT and services capability. He also laid the foundation for a Health IT Services business in emerging markets with a focus on population health management.
Prior to this role, he served as the General Manager with P&L responsibility for IBM’s Global Business Services division for India/South Asia. He has also worked as a partner in various leadership roles at IBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Coopers & Lybrand. Early in his professional career, he practiced as a Chartered Accountant in India.
Sandip has managed and participated in a variety of multi-disciplinary organization-wide transformation projects, addressing enterprise strategy, global expansion, operations and technology transformation, and culture change, in different regions around the world.
He has an MBA and MS in Management Information Systems from Boston University’s Questrom School of Business, and is a qualified Chartered Accountant in India.

Varun Gera

Founder & CEO, HealthAssure

Varun Gera is the Founder & CEO of HealthAssure, a HealthTech Firm consumerizing full range Primary care services across 1,300 cities in India. Gera founded HealthAssure in 2011 to and over the last 8 years the Company has build the largest ecosystem of primary care delivery with Platform access across 4,500 medical centers in India. Since then the Company has serviced 1.6 million customers.

HealthAssure services most Insurers and many large Corporates in the market like Apollo Munich, Cigna, Max Bupa, ICICI Prudential, Birla Sun Life, HDFC Life, SBI Life, etc. and corporates like Deloitte, Loreal, Deutsche Bank, Yahoo, IDFC Bank, Swiss Re, etc. Apart from Group business they also have a large individual customer retail business.
He is an active member of Industry Bodies and on the advisory board of several corporates.
Prior to becoming Entrepreneur, he was the Chief Executive Officer, UnitedHealthcare, India, a Fortune 10 Company. Gera has also worked with other large Corporates like E&Y, GE Money and ICICI Bank. He graduated from University of Notre Dame, U.S.A. with a Masters in Business Administration and has Bachelors in Economics, Honors from Delhi University, India.

Ambareesh Murty

Co-Founder & CEO, Pepperfry

Ambareesh Murty turned entrepreneur and launched Pepperfry.com in January 2012. In the last 8 years, he has established Pepperfry as India’s No. 1 Online Furniture and

Ambareesh Murty turned entrepreneur and launched Pepperfry.com in January 2012. In the last 8 years, he has established Pepperfry as India’s No. 1 Online Furniture and Home marketplace processing over 7 million customer orders.
Prior to founding Pepperfry, he was the Country Manager of eBay India, Philippines and Malaysia, where he step jumped eBay’s growth by tailoring products and processes to local requirements while delivering a superior customer experience. During his tenure with eBay he also served as the Vice Chairman of the Internet & Mobile Association of India (IAMAI).
Ambareesh started his career with Cadbury and has also held senior management positions at ICICI Prudential and Britannia.
Ambareesh holds a B.E. from the Delhi College of Engineering and is an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. In his free time, he closely follows FC Barcelona, loves to trek, read and collects Zippo lighters and memorabilia from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels.

Amar Nagaram

CEO, Myntra

Amar Nagaram is the CEO of Myntra. He drives and is responsible for executing the strategic vision for the company and delivering a highly engaging and personalized fashion

Amar Nagaram is the CEO of Myntra. He drives and is responsible for executing the strategic vision for the company and delivering a highly engaging and personalized fashion experience to customers. Prior to assuming this role, he was Vice President, Consumer Shopping Experience at Flipkart where he worked on making shopping accessible, delightful and affordable on every connected device.
With an experience of over 15 years in technology, Amar has donned multiple hats and is known for his penchant for solving complex problems and thinking out of the box. He has worked with Flipkart for over six years and has led multiple teams, ranging from Mobile and Web Engineering, to Product, Design, Engineering and Operations for the CSE group at Flipkart.
Amar began his career at ‘Lexmark International Inc’ and later went onto building Internet’s first surety application as an Application Architect at ‘CNA Surety’, followed by his role as Staff Engineer at ‘Walmart Labs’, where he worked with the technology leadership on the development of a next-generation platform for e-Commerce and helped the company set up its India Centre.
Amar has done his Masters in Computer Science from the University of Kentucky.

Karan Mohla

Partner, Chiratae Ventures

Karan Mohla is a Partner at Chiratae Ventures (formerly IDG Ventures India) and leads fundraising and partnerships for the firm in the Asia region.

Karan Mohla is a Partner at Chiratae Ventures (formerly IDG Ventures India) and leads fundraising and partnerships for the firm in the Asia region. Karan was recognised by Business World Magazine as one of the 40 under 40 leaders for 2018, as well as one of the 40 under 40 Alternate Investment Professionals by the Indian Association of Alternative Investment Funds (IAAIF). Karan has been part of the technology and startup ecosystem since 2003 with experience spanning investment advisory, finance, portfolio management, fundraising and M&A. he has worked on investments in companies including Bounce, FirstCry, HealthifyMe, Xpressbees, CropIn, Peel-Works, Oye Rickshaw, Wmall, LittleBlackBook, Tripoto and Yatra.com (NASDAQ: YTRA).
Prior to IDG Ventures, Karan worked with QVT Finance LP, a US based hedge fund and was a founding member of their Asia-Pacific practice. He earlier worked in the TMT investment banking group at Jefferies & Company (formerly Broadview International) in Silicon Valley, where he advised several technology companies in Internet, Mobile and Enterprise Software on capital raising, M&A as well as strategic partnerships. Later, Karan helped start the India office for Jefferies where he advised and executed financing strategies for companies in the Technology, Media, Telecom, CleanTech and Education sectors. He has successfully completed over 20 transactions covering M&A and helped raised over $1 Billion in capital for corporates across India and the US.
Karan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (BBA) from the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and MBA from INSEAD.

Anuj Kadyan

Partner, McKinsey

Anuj is a leader in McKinsey Digital and the Technology, Media, & Telecommunications Practice. He is part of the global leadership for McKinsey’s work

Anuj is a leader in McKinsey Digital and the Technology, Media, & Telecommunications Practice. He is part of the global leadership for McKinsey’s work in technology infrastructure and services and focuses on guiding the transformation of enterprise technology service providers—including IT services, software, and hardware companies. After spending more than ten years with McKinsey in Atlanta serving clients across the United States, he recently moved to India to participate in India’s vibrant technology and digital ecosystem. In addition to his client work, he serves as managing partner for the Gurugram office.
Anuj also advises leading private equity companies on their technology investment decisions and supports a wide range of clients on their digital and analytics transformation. He has actively contributed to McKinsey’s work with NASSCOM, India’s leading not-for-profit association for software and services companies.
Before joining McKinsey, Anuj worked as a software engineer for a leading IT services and software product company.

Puneet Chandok

President, Commercial Business – AISPL, AWS India & South Asia

Puneet Chandok is the President for the Commercial Business operations at Amazon Internet Services Private Limited (AISPL),

Puneet Chandok is the President for the Commercial Business operations at Amazon Internet Services Private Limited (AISPL), AWS India and South Asia. In this role, Puneet’s charter is to oversee and manage the incubation, planning, and demand for AWS services from customers across industry segments and verticals, as well as build and lead customer-centric teams that help organizations innovate and transform using AWS services.
Puneet joined AWS in June 2019. Prior to joining AWS, Puneet held leadership roles with McKinsey & Co. and IBM Global Services. As a Partner for McKinsey & Co., he led relationships with enterprise clients, technology providers, private equity firms in high technology space and IT Services, and co-led and grew the Technology and Digital practices in Asia for McKinsey. At IBM, he held roles with IBM Business Consulting and was Deputy General Manager – Solutions, Transitions and Global Competency for Asia Pacific.
Puneet holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta (IIM-C).

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