Ms. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
A successful technocrat of global standing, Ms. Shaw heads Asia’s largest Biopharmaceutical enterprise, Biocon. She is highly respected in the corporate world and has made it to the 2010 Times list of the world’s 100 Most Influential People. Ms Shaw was also featured on the Forbes list of “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women”. Her pioneering efforts in biotechnology have drawn global recognition both for Indian Industry and Biocon.
Mr.T.V. Mohandas Pai
Mohan is the Chairperson of the Board of Manipal Global Education Services Private Limited and Advisor to the Manipal Education and Medical Group. Mohan is also on the Board of Ascendas Property Fund Trustee Pte Ltd (“APFT”), as Trustee-Manager of Ascendas India Trust (“a-iTrust). Recently, he has co-founded AARIN Capital with the intention of funding operational support in Technology, Ecommerce, Health Care and Life Science.
Mr. K. Jairaj
Trustee and Secretary
A member of the 1976 batch of the Indian administrative service (IAS), Mr K. Jairaj recently retired as additional chief secretary to Government of Karnataka. He has held distinguished appointments in the infrastructure, energy, transport and urban development sectors including additional chief secretary, energy department and chairman, bescom; managing director, Bangalore international airport ltd.
Ms Revathy Ashok
Managing Trustee & CEO
Revathy Ashok runs Iris Consulting, an independent consulting practice, working with early- and mid- stage companies, helping them scale. She is an Advisor to Athena Infonomics and works with the firm on Public Policy Research and Consulting in PPP and Governance models in social sectors such as Water, Waste Management, Skill Development
Ms. Ashwini Nachappa
Ms. Ashwini Nachappa is a known name in Indian sports arena, she has Represented India in 3 South Asian Federation Games, 2 Asian Games, 2 World Athletics Championship, 1988 Olympics, 4 Asian Track & Field Championship, International Invitational Meet, Invitational Permit Meet and several national opens in her career as sports person.
Mr. Prasad Bidapa
Prasad Bidapa is a Kodava from Karnataka who lives & works in Bangalore. He believes that Bangalore is the best city in the world to live in and considers himself privileged to have experienced his personal & professional life here since the 1960’s. A half century in this beautiful city has left him more engaged with public causes that help take his city to future generations with its glorious heritage intact.
Mr. Stanley Pinto
Stanley Pinto was an advertising professional for 30 years, in India and South-east Asia. Primarily with Lintas Worldwide, his last assignment before withdrawing from corporate life in 1993, a minute after his 50th birthday, was Managing Director of Bozell Malaysia, Chairman of Bozell Singapore and Regional Director of Bozell South- & South-east Asia, simultaneously.
Mr Pinto’s academic work was done at St Xavier’s College, Bombay
Mr. Charu Sharma
A six-time Junior National Springboard Diving champion in the 1970’s, his life was destined to be immersed in the world of sport. With a strong, competitive, multisport background, it was inevitable that he would successfully trade in his budding corporate career to become India’s first professional sports presenter and commentator. After thirty years of sportscasting, following the motto: any sport, anywhere, anytime, the ‘Voice of Indian Sport’ appears an apt tag.
Mr. Harish Bijoor
Harish Bijoor is currently a Brand Domain specialist operating out of Bangalore. He runs a unique boutique consulting outfit branded “Harish Bijoor Consults”, a brand name that has a consulting presence across the markets of Hong Kong, Seattle, London and the Indian sub-continent. He spent the most recent 18 months of his career as the Chief Operating Officer, Zip Telecom Limited. He has spent the last eight years prior to his Telecom stint with Tata Coffee Limited in various designations
Mr. Harish Narasappa
Harish Narasappa is a founding partner of the Bangalore-headquartered law Firm, Narasappa, Doraswamy & Raja (NDR). NDR is consistently ranked as a leading law firm in India. Harish has extensive experience in advising on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, banking, corporate financing, private equity, projects
Ms. Kalpana Kar
Kalpana is best known for her contribution to the Bangalore Agenda Task Force for over five years, where she played a pivotal role in delivering the unique first of its kind experiment in urban governance through Private Public Partnership.The success of demonstrating partnership initiatives spans across various sectors like Solid Waste Management
Ms. Nisha Millet
Nisha is the first Indian to qualify for swimming at the OLYMPICS(Sydney 2000) and was the Senior National Champion from 1994-2004, Won more than 600 gold medals at State, National and International Meets. She represented India at the World swimming championships (1998 and 2004) & Asian Games
Ms. Nooraine Fazal
Nooraine Fazal was born and raised in Bangalore. Her family has lived in Bangalore for many generations. She left in 1991 to pursue her MSM degree at Boston University and get exposure to the wider world. She worked primarily at IBM and Reuters for ten years, across various cities including London, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sydney, Hong Kong
Mr. Prakash Belavadi
Prakash Belawadi is a columnist and writer and director for the stage, television and films. He is the founder of Centre for Film and Drama, now under Suchitra Cinema and Cultural Academy, which conducts courses in filmmaking and acting and organises screenings, shows and seminars on aspects of media and issues of current interest.
Ms. Vani Ganapathy
Vani Ganapathy is a very well known Bharatha Natyam dancer. She has carved a prominent niche for herself in the world of classical performing Arts and is among the top dancers of India. She has performed extensively in India & abroad in all the major Performing Arts festivals & also for many of the visiting dignitaries from all over the world.
MR. ANIL SHETTY
Anil is the CEO of The World Peacekeepers Movement and brain behind “Peace Auto” initiative.
A college drop out turned entrepreneur at the age of 19, anil has two start up ventures one in Mumbai and another in Bangalore. One of his venture deals with Indian celebrities raised half a million funding.
MR. Rajesh Moorti
Rajesh Moorti has over 24 years of work experience in consumer goods and technology companies. He is currently Vice president in Manipal Education & Medical Group. He works closely with management teams at Manipal and Aarin Capital’s investee companies in establishing best in class operating metrics, finance and compliance systems, and provides both board and senior operating.
A software professional with career spanning more than __ years, M. A. Parthasarathy’s expertise lies in Strategic Planning for IT Business Growth, developing innovative methods in project delivery, designing and implementation of Software based learning and education programs. His passions include: Strategic Business Planning, Coaching & Mentoring, Project Execution.
Dr. Hari Parameshwar
Dr Hari Parameshwar, author of the books, ‘Many Paths, Many Answers’ and ‘Chase of Choices’, is a seasoned and versatile management specialist with an eventful career, studded with brilliance in many spheres of corporate management, infrastructure development and aviation. An Engineering graduate with an MBA in Operations Management, an M.Phil.in Human Resources and PhD in Business Administration, Dr Hari has acquired broad experience in Government, Public Sector and Private Sector during his 24 years of corporate engagement.
Ms. Chitra Talwar
Chitra Talwar has over 30 + years of experience in two leading consumer products companies-Britannia & Pepsico ; worked both in India and extensively in international markets,based out of New York. Held several leadership positions with strong functional expertise in Sales,Marketing,Strategy and General Management. Last position held (before retiring in Dec 2009 ) from Pepsico, NY was Vice President, International Sales Operations
Ms. Mimi Partha Sarathy Member
Mimi holds a Masters is Finance, Masters in Marketing and Diploma in Accounting from the Webster University in Geneva, Switzerland. Mimi is also a well – known Bharatanatyam and Kuchupudi classical dancer of and has given performances at several prestigious venues in India as well as overseas. She is also certified Yoga Teacher. She has also set up the Krishna Well Center, a center to promote the rich heritage of India art, culture and Yoga in Malleshwaram .
Mr N.Harish is an Advocate who is an Expert on Constitutional Law & Parlimentary Procedure and Real Estate Laws. Mr. Harish is a legal consultant for various property developers. In 1990, Mr. Harish was delegate at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference organized by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association of Karnataka held in Vidhana Soudha. Mr. Harish has presented papers at various National Level seminars.Apart from the legal profession, Mr. Harish imparts professional training to students for debates.