101. Puneet Chhatwal
Company-Indian Hotels Company Limited
Puneet Chhatwal is the MD and CEO of Indian Hotels Company Limited since 2017. He is a global professional with close to four decades of leadership experience at highly acclaimed hotel groups in Europe and North America. Under his leadership, IHCL has been on a journey of re-imagination to achieve sustainable profitable growth. Prior to this, Mr. Chhatwal was the Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Executive Board of Steigenberger Hotels AG – Deutsche Hospitality. He was also the Chief Development Officer of The Rezidor Hotel Group – Carlson Hotels Worldwide. Across his global leadership career in hospitality, Mr. Chhatwal has received several acclaimed industry awards and he was also the First Alumnus included in the ESSEC-IMHI Hall of Honor 2014. He is a highly reliable and energetic person and has strong commitment along with endless energy separates him from the other CEOs in India.
102. Ashish Bhandari
Company- Thermax Limited
Ashish Bhandari is the MD and CEO of Thermax Limited. He is a growth-oriented leader with strong business management skills, particularly in industrial manufacturing and service industries. Before holding the position of MD and CEO, he was the Joint Managing Director of this organization. His background includes P&L leadership with GE, consulting with McKinsey and field operations with Schlumberger. He is a visionary in his field, yet very approachable.
103. V.P. Nandakumar
Company- Manappuram Finance Limited
V.P. Nandakumar is the MD & CEO of Manappuram Finance Limited. Mr. Nandakumar has led from the front to transform Manappuram Finance Ltd into a leading NBFC. In recent years, Mr. Nandakumar has resolutely steered the company’s diversification into microfinance, home loans, vehicle finance, SME and personal loans to reshape the company into a full-spectrum NBFC. Mr. Nandakumar’s achievements in business have earned recognition at the national level. In May 2018, the Business World magazine profiled him as one among 40 of India’s most valuable CEOs. In December 2019, the Economic Times published the ET500 list of Top Wealth Creators of 2019 with Manappuram as the ‘chart topper’. He is a values-driven leader with a clear vision.
104. Anuj Kumar
Company- Computer Age Management Services Limited
Anuj Kumar is the Chief executive officer of Computer Age Management Services Limited. Before holding the position of Chief Executive Officer, he was the Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer. His main objective is to strengthen the technology transformation architecture and fortify existing relationships with mutual funds. His far-reaching experience and business philosophy are made clear.
105. Motilal Oswal
Company- Motilal Oswal Financial Services Ltd
Motilal Oswal is the MD & CEO of Motilal Oswal Financial Services Ltd. He has served on the Governing Board of the BSE, Indian Merchant’s Chamber (IMC) and has also served on various committees of BSE, NSE, SEBI and CDSL. In this organization, he has 36 years of experience. His role continues the trend of impact and brevity in every aspect of finance industry.
106. Roshan Lal Tamak
Company- DCM Shriram LTD
Roshan Lal Tamak is the Executive Director & CEO of DCM Shriram Ltd. He is an accomplished business leader with proven track record in the Sugar & Ethanol Industry. With extensive experience in expansion projects & operations, consistently driving P&L outcomes while managing the entire business value chain from feedstock supply management to quality products. He is also a passionate sustainability practitioner and have been championing the cause of income growth of both small & marginal farmers by significantly improving agricultural productivity by introduction of best agricultural practices. Mr. Tamak has the combination of analytical and astute attitude that enables him to come out with solutions which are intuitively perfect for the problem that he is trying to solve.
107. Vipul Khanna
Vipul Khanna is the Chief Executive Officer of FirstSource. He is a serial business builder. His mission is to enable wholesome growth, both for the business and all Firstsourcers. He has led the Organization through a period of transformation as we seek to bring together ‘People’, ‘Process’ and ‘Purpose’ to operate modern ecosystems that help enterprises serve the world better. Before the position of CEO, he was the Chairman of BPM Council, NASSCOM. He is having the most ambitious leadership to date.
108. Nikhil Chopra
Company- JB chemical and pharmaceutical Co
Nikhil Chopra is the Chief Executive Officer of JB chemical and pharmaceutical Co. According to him, leadership is all about making others better; it is about growing others. Problems become opportunities when the right people come together. He is holding the position of Chief Executive Officer for two years. Previously, he was the Executive Vice President of Cipla. He has a knack for analyzing the requirements of a role and finding the right person to fill it, which often resulted in increased efficiency and improved team dynamics.
109. Tarun Arora
Company- Zydus Wellness Ltd.
Tarun Arora is the Chief Executive Officer of Zydus Wellness Ltd. His main aim is to transform the company with pioneering brands including Sugar Free, Nutralite and so on. His main focus is on category leading innovations, new markets and M&A. Before holding the position of CEO, he was the Chief Operating Officer and Director of this organization. As a CEO, he has all the essential characteristics: responsive, positive, analytical, and inspiring.
110. Venkat K. Narayana
Company- Prestige Group
Mr. Narayana is the Chief Executive Officer of Prestige Group. He has 23 years of experience as an exemplary business leader which is a testament to an incredible journey of putting an organization on a growth trajectory with an innovative combination of strategic initiatives and meticulous planning. He is a leader with vision and incisive business acumen. Prior to this, he was the Executive Director & CFO of Prestige Group.
111. Subramaniakumar R
Company- RBL Bank
Subramaniakumar R is the MD & CEO of RBL Bank. He has turned around the Bank om deep trouble and put it in the path of profitability and sustained growth. He is specialized in transformation especially operational efficiency and improving the productivity. He is the Executive director on the Board of Indian Mid-sized bank and led the corporate governance, Retail, MSME, digital, HR & technology transformations & growth. Specialised skill development and established unique training pyramid for bankers. He has a positive attitude towards work which leads him to success.
112. Ramesh Natarajan
Company- Redington Limited
He is the CEO of Redington Limited. He is an experienced Chief Operating Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Strong operations professional skilled in Sales, Partner Relationship Management, Channel Partner Development, People Development, and Mentoring. In this organization, he has 25 years of experience. He is the asset to the organization.
113. Dipali Goenka
Company- Welspun India Ltd
Dipali Goenka is the CEO & Jt. MD of Welspun India Ltd. She is one of the leading entrepreneurs of India. She is known for her dynamic leadership and passion for people. She has steered Welspun India to become one of the world’s largest home textile companies and the biggest supplier to US. She has been responsible for taking the Welspun brand, with its superior quality of bed, bath and area rug products, to homes in India and across the globe. For her exemplary leadership and contribution to the industry and society at large, Ms. Goenka has been ranked as the 16th most powerful businesswoman in Asia by Forbes. Ms. Goenka is known to be a ‘CEO with a soul’ and a passionate philanthropist, who tirelessly works for inclusive development.
114. GIRISH KOUSGI
Company- PNB Housing
Girish Kousgi is the MD & CEO of PNB Housing. Girish Kousgi is the Banking Professional with over 25 years of experience. He has extensive experience of managing asstes and liabilities and has gained expertise in mortgage, retail lending, SME and Agri business.
He has earlier worked in HDFC Ltd., ICICI Bank, IDFC Bank and Tata Capital. He has dealt with a variety of loan products like home loans, business loans, LAP, Personal loans, mortgages, deposits, retail, rural products etc. and gained wide experience in handling sales, product, credit underwriting, risk and operations. He has significant experience of retail banking for over 22 years in Bengaluru, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Cochin apart from an experience of about 11 years in credit risk including risk-based verification strategies for loan products, measure credit expansion opportunities in the leading market and validate and implement credit risk models.
Mr. Girish Kousgi is a Post-graduate in Business Administration (MBA) and graduate in Commerce (B.Com).
Prior to joining PNB Housing, Girish Kousgi was MD & CEO of Can Fin Homes Limited (September 2019 to October 2022).
115. Dr N Kamakodi
Company- City Union Bank
Dr. N Kamakodi is the MD & CEO of City Union Bank. He has 19 years of experience in this Organization. He has excellent academic background and also acquired hands on experience on the overall operations of the Bank. He has interest in Business Banking Accounting Finance. Mr. Kamakodi uses innovative approaches to tackling and solving problems.
116. Anuj Khanna Sohum
Anuj Khanna Sohum is the CEO of Affle since 2005. Anuj is a serial entrepreneur & innovator; he has built 3 innovative tech companies over 20+ years. Anuj has a keen interest in supporting social causes. He takes active interest in academic and commercial initiatives that enable rural entrepreneurship development. His knowledge is vast and extensive, and he possesses exceptional leadership skills.
117. Karan Bhagat
Company- 360 ONE
Karan Bhagat is the MD & CEO of 360 ONE formarly known as IIFL Wealth & Asset Management. With more than two decades of experience in the financial industry, he has built a team of experienced and talented professionals who manage money for more than 6800 distinguished families in India. He is responsible in providing direction and leadership towards the achievement of the organization’s strategic goals and objectives. He is highly knowledgeable CEO who goes above and beyond to keep everyone motivated and focused.
118. Angan Guha
Angan Guha is the Managing Director and CEO of Birlasoft. He is a global technology leader previously hold the position of Chief Executive Officer in Wipro. He has established a precedent for creating a purpose-driven culture and an unwavering dedication to customer success. Angan is known for his expertise in directing sizable engagements and developing complex and varied global teams. He instills positive energy in the organization which motivates everyone to achieve the Organizational goals.
119. Ajit Venkataraman
Company- FINOLEX INDUSTRIES LTD.
Ajit Venkatraman holds the position of Chief Executive Officer for Finolex Industries Ltd. He is a C-Suite leader with experience in running multicultural organizations in Automotive, Industrial and Logistics industry for over 25 years across the globe. Prior to that, he was the Executive Director Engine Business in Greaves Cotton Limited. He is such an inspiration for the organization because of his outstanding behavior.
120. Udaya Kumar Hebbar
Company- CreditAccess Grameen Limited
Udaya Kumar Hebbar holds the position of Managing Director and CEO of CreditAccess Grameen Limited. He is a commercial banker with over 35 years of experience in the financial services sector. He has been the architect behind the transformational journey of building the CA Grameen brand as the leading microfinance institution in India and establishing that inclusive finance could succeed with a market-based model. Under his leadership, the institution successfully weathered multiple business cycles, got listed on national stock exchanges, and became a pioneer to undertake inorganic growth routes in the microfinance space by acquiring Madura Microfinance. His vision of following contiguous district-based expansion coupled with a product line concept are some of the unique features in the microfinance industry across the world. He is focused, dependable, and objectives oriented.
121. Vimal Kejriwal
Company- KEC International Ltd
Vimal Kejriwal is the Managing Director & CEO and a Member of the Board of KEC International Limited. He has over 37 years of rich & diversified corporate experience in the areas of Power Infrastructure, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceuticals, Fertilizers and Investment Banking across the globe. Over the last 18 years, he has successfully led the Company towards profitable growth and has been instrumental in the successful diversification of the Company – both in terms of geography and new verticals. His knowledge is vast and extensive, and he possesses exceptional leadership skills.
123. Krishna Bodanapu
Krishna Bodanapu is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at Cyient and a member of the company’s board of directors. He is responsible for providing strategic direction to the company and creating long-term value for stakeholders. He firmly believes in Cyient’s Values FIRST culture and focuses on enabling sustainable growth. Krishna is a member of several industry associations, including CII and the India-US CEO Forum, and is well-known for his outstanding leadership in advancing the use of technology in engineering and manufacturing practices. Mr. Bodanapu is an exceptional professional who is very committed to the tasks at hand. He is a clear thinker, and articulator and always follows up and fulfills his commitments. He is a great person to work with.
124. RAVI SANGHVI
Company- Ratnamani Metal & Tubes Ltd
Ravi Sanghvi is the Chief Executive Officer at Ratnamani Metal & Tubes Ltd- a multi-location, multi-product Company, in India, manufacturing Tubes & Pipes in Stainless Steel/Exotic materials and also Carbon Steel Pipes, in wide sizes ranges, for a wide spectrum of applications. He is also an Operating Partner at PitchRight Ventures. He has a completed his Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Padmabhushan Vasantdada Patil College of Engineering.
124. HIMANSHU BAID
Company- Poly Medicure Ltd
Himanshu Baid is the Managing Director and Co-Founder, of Poly Medicure Ltd. He has been associated with Poly Medicure ltd for more than 26 years. He has completed his Bachelor’s Degree in BE from B V B College of Engg. & Technology, HUBLIB V B College of Engg. & Technology, HUBLI. He is a very inspiring personality.
127. RAJESH KUMAR SRIVASTAVA
Company- Jubilant Ingrevia Ltd
Rajesh Kumar Srivastava is the CEO & Managing Director at Jubilant Ingrevia Ltd. He has Over three decades of experience and leadership responsibilities across various Specialty Chemicals, Nutritional Products Life Science Chemicals & CDMO businesses.
129. NARAYAN GANGADHAR
Company- Angel One
Narayan Gangadhar is the CEO of Angel One. He is a well-rounded leader with over 20 years of experience spanning executive leadership roles at Google, Uber, Amazon in building high-performing engineering organizations to solve technically challenging problems in high-growth environments.
130. RAJINDER GUPTA
Company- Trident Group
Rajinder Gupta is the founder and Chairman of Trident Limited, the flagship company of the USD 1 Billion enterprise Trident Group.
A first-generation entrepreneur, he possesses rich & varied exposure to promote industrial ventures in diverse areas over the last two decades. Under his vision, the company has scaled greater heights and has become one of the fastest-growing companies in India with a compound annual growth rate of more than 30 %.
The multi-Product Trident Limited in its present form is the result of continuous gradation & enhancement of the manufacturing capacities endeavors besides the amalgamation of various Trident Group Companies, a strategic move initiated by Mr. Gupta towards consolidation in order to create a big, strong & balanced corporate entity that is best placed to take on the challenges in today’s competitive environment. Spreading its wings further, the Group is coming up with an integrated bed sheeting project in Madhya Pradesh, India, which shall diversify the product base and shall result in catering to two-thirds of the home textile market occupied by bed and bath linen.
Mr. Gupta has been awarded the “Padmashree” award in 2007, one of the highest civilian awards bestowed by the Government of India for his exemplary work in the field of Trade and Industry. He is known for constantly building New Standards & creating opportunities that impel growth for society at large.
131. RAKESH KUMAR
Company- Primenet Global Limited
Rakesh Kumar is the CEO of Primenet Global Limited. He is an executive-level, entrepreneurial leader with over three decades of experience in directing the profitable business of Sales, Marketing & Operations, Strategy Planning, Distribution Management as well as Strategic Relationship building and Management. Rich experience working in different industry verticals like Manufacturing, Steel, and ISP to name a few. Has the capability of responding quickly, clearly and concisely to challenging questions or situations; recognizing and implementing best practices which result in improved collaboration and customer
He is a Multicultural leader — Inspire others to set attainable goals and build collaborative consensus to achieve excellence. Understand the skills required for various roles and what motivates diverse people and cultures.
132.SWARUP KUMAR SAHA
Company- MD & CEO at Punjab Sind Bank
Swarup Kumar Saha is the MD & CEO at Punjab Sind Bank. He has 28 years of Banking experience in a premium public sector bank. Presently heading the vertical of the Human Resources Department. Experience in Treasury, International Banking, Merchant Banking, Board and MD&CEO Sect, Wide experience in the branch, zonal, and Corporate office levels, Board level experience of over 7 years. Exposure in Credit, Risk Management, Merchant Banking, International Banking, Treasury, Corporate governance and compliance, Investor relationship, and Analyst conferences.
133. ANAND KRIPALU
Company- EPL Limited
Anand Kripalu is the MD & Global CEO at EPL Limited- EPL is a global specialty packaging company. We deliver extraordinary packaging solutions that cater to the FMCG and Pharma space. With a 33% share of the worldwide oral care market and many successful forays into wider verticals such as Beauty & Cosmetics, Pharma & Health, Food, Home, and Oral we are the world’s largest producer of laminated plastic tubes. Mr. Anand Kripalu is the former MD at Diageo India and President of Asia at Mondelez/Cadbury. He is also a Board member of the Governor at the Indian Institute of Management Jammu.
134. SAMIR DHIR
Company- Sonata Software
Samir Dhir is the Chief Executive Officer & MD of Sonata Software. He is the former CEO of Virtusa. Sonata is a global technology company that enables successful platform-based digital transformation initiatives for enterprises, to create businesses that are connected, open, intelligent, and scalable. Sonata’s Platformation™ methodology brings together industry expertise, platform technology excellence, design thinking-led innovation, and strategic engagement models to deliver sustained long-term value to customers. A trusted partner of world leaders in the Retail, Distribution, Travel, and Software industries, Sonata’s solution portfolio includes its own digital platform such as Brick & Click Retail Platform©, Modern Distribution Platform©, Rezopia Digital Travel Platform©, RAPID DevOps Platform© and Halosys Mobility Platform©, best in class capabilities on ISV digital technology platforms such as Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft Azure, SAP Hybris, Cloud Engineering and Managed Services, as well as new digital applications like IoT, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotic Process Automation, Chatbots, Blockchain, and Cyber Security. Sonata’s people and systems are nurtured to bring together the depth of thought leadership, customer commitment, and execution excellence to make a difference to business with technology.
135. ARUN SHUKLA
Company- JK Lakshmi Cement Ltd.
Arun Shukla is the Chief Executive Office and is on the Board of Directors of JK Lakshmi Cement Ltd. He is a business leader known for turning around businesses in a very complex & competitive business environment having a rapidly progressive career of 27 years plus having multi-business and multi-functional exposure in leadership positions as CEO, Head Sales and Marketing, Head Manufacturing, Head big Projects and Business development across the industry verticals of Cement, Ready mix Concrete, Aggregates and more.
His key differentiators are setting up, turning around, and scaling up the business performance of businesses, delivering on revenue/profitability/operational targets, delivering marketing excellence, and maintaining/building strong relationships with channel partners, distribution network and internal/external stakeholders and other areas of expertise include business development and strategy, P&L, sales planning & execution, new product launch, new market development, brand management, publicity & promotions, key account management, channel management/distribution, performance improvement, market penetration, liaison/coordination, team leadership & management and relationship management. Having earned the reputation of turning around businesses.
He has been managing P&L for the last 8 years which includes tenure as CEO with the largest building material MNC in the world & with leading Cement manufacturers in India, Head of Manufacturing & Projects lead role- 4 years, Sales, Marketing and Business development – 13 years & Design, development & innovation role- 3 years.
136. VIPUL CHHEDA
Company- PRINCE PIPES AND FITTINGS LTD
Vipul Chheda is the Executive Director at PRINCE PIPES AND FITTINGS LTD. Vipul Chheda brings a strong blend of technical knowledge and domain expertise in the realm of Marketing and Sales as Prince Pipes scales up operations and strengthens market share. He has over 25 years of association with Prince Pipes, he has been instrumental in helping the company build strong, trusted dealer networks, expanding the company’s reach across all zones. As a second-generation entrepreneur, he additionally, works alongside his visionary father, Mr. Jayant Chheda, Founder and Chairman of Prince Pipes and Fittings Ltd to help expand and grow the business.
He continues to support Prince Pipes’ growth vision through tactical marketing strategies, new-age brand development initiatives, and customer acquisition and retention strategies.
Vipul’s knowledge of the industry and manufacturing processes has helped Prince Pipes gain robust traction in domestic retail projects & industrial sales. He also oversees the company’s warehouses and related operations.
Mr. Vipul Chheda is a hands-on leader bringing strong people skills, and a sharp execution focus across all operations spanning Prince Pipes’ business growth.
137. RAJIV RATTAN
Company- RattanIndia Group
Rajiv Rattan is the Director and CEO of RattanIndia Group. RattanIndia Group comprises two listed companies (RattanIndia Enterprises Ltd and RattanIndia Power Ltd).
RattanIndia Enterprises Limited is the flagship company of Rattanindia Group for its new-age growth businesses. The company is focused on businesses with cutting-edge technologies that have the potential to transform the lives of billion-plus Indians. RattanIndia Enterprises Limited comprises tech-focussed new age businesses including e-commerce, electric vehicles, fintech, and drones.
RattanIndia Power Ltd is one of the biggest private players in the power generation space in India, with two thermal plants of 2700 MW capacity in Maharashtra.
138. PRIYADARSHAN MUNDHRA
Priyadarshan Mundhra is the Executive Director of eClerk. eClerx provides business process management, automation, and analytics services to a number of Fortune 2000 enterprises, including some of the world’s leading financial services, communications, retail, fashion, media & entertainment, manufacturing, travel & leisure, and technology companies.
Mr. Priyadarshan Mundhra is associated with eClerk for more than two decades.
139. MUTHU MURUGPPAN
Company- EID PARRY (INDIA) LTD
Muthu Murugppan is the Chief Executive Officer at EID PARRY (INDIA) LTD. He has started his career in August 2004 with Indian FMCG major – Cavin Kare Pvt Ltd. He initially served as an Area Sales Manager in the Western and Southern regions and has worked in the states of Maharashtra, MP, Chattisgarh, and AP. He subsequently moved into a Brand Management role and served as a Product Manager for the International Business Unit, covering the GCC and ASEAN regions.
In July 2007 He joined Carborundum Universal (CUMI) as an Exports Manager. CUMI is an integral part of his family business conglomerate – The Murugappa Group, of which he is a fifth-generation member. He subsequently moved to the US to handle CUMI’s trading operations in North America and in 2010 returned to India to head its Wear Ceramics business where he served till July 2013.
After that, he decided to take a sabbatical to pursue a Full Time MBA at the London Business School starting in fall of 2013. He has now returned to The Murugappa Group to head the Nutraceuticals Business of the Group flagship – EID Parry Ltd.
140. VIVEK S JOSHI
Company- Sundaram Clayton Limited
Vivek S Joshi is the President & CEO at Sundaram Clayton Limited. He is Results oriented, an experienced problem solver, and specialized in robust, disciplined manufacturing operations, QA Systems, and developing reliable supply bases. Combination of Bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical Engineering, Masters in Industrial and Systems Engineering, Six Sigma Black Belt, and MBA in Management concentration with 22 years of multifaceted international professional experience in the Automotive field. Worked as a Metallurgist, Research Associate, Process Engineering Manager, Director of Quality and Engineering, Sr GM, and EVP Operations. Extensively worked with Automotive customers and Die Casting professionals in the USA, Mexico, Canada, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Japan, China, and India.
141. VASUDEVAN P N
Company- Equitas Small Finance Bank
Vasudevan P N is the CEO of Equitas Small Finance Bank. He has been associated with Equitas Small Finance Bank for more than 15 years. Equitas Small Finance Bank is a new-age bank that is giving children, youth, families and business people across India a new and fun way to the bank. In previous times as a microfinance company, they silently went about enabling livelihoods and elevating lives. As a small finance bank, today they are going about also to change the very way banking is imagined, delivered, and experienced – with TRUST being the key driver.
142. KISHOR PATIL
Kishor Patil is the Co-Founder, MD & CEO at KPIT. He has been associated with KPIT for more than three decades. KPIT Technologies is a global partner to the automotive and mobility ecosystem for making software-defined vehicles a reality. It is a leading independent software development and integration partner helping mobility leapfrog towards a clean, smart, and safe future. With 11,000+ automobelievers across the globe specializing in embedded software, AI, and digital solutions, KPIT accelerates its clients’ implementation of next-generation technologies for the future mobility roadmap. With engineering centers in Europe, the USA, Japan, China, Thailand, and India, KPIT works with leaders in automotive and mobility and is present where the ecosystem is transforming.
143. RAJENDRA JOSHI
Rajendra Joshi is the CEO at Lodha group. He was previously associated with Brigade Group and SD Corporation P.Ltd (Shapoorji Pallonji & Co Ltd – Group Venture) as a CEO. Lodha is among the top real estate developer, focusing on delivering the world’s finest residential and commercial developments as well as Digital Infrastructure (logistics, data centers, light industrial, etc.). Our team of 3,000+ associates works relentlessly to create developments of exceptional quality and is committed to delivering the world’s finest homes, offices, and retail spaces.
144. RAJARAM NARAYANAN
Company- Sequent Scientific Limited
Rajaram Narayanan is the MD & CEO of Sequent Scientific Limited. He is the Former MD of Sanofi and Ex Unilever and Airtel. SeQuent Scientific Limited is India’s largest and amongst the ‘Top 20’ global animal health companies, backed by global investment firm ‘The Carlyle Group as the promoter. The company has 8 manufacturing facilities across Europe, Turkey, Brazil & India with the Vizag site being India’s only USFDA-approved dedicated veterinary API facility. SeQuent offers a comprehensive portfolio of finished drug formulations, and active pharmaceutical ingredients along with analytical services, which address the needs of the global animal health sector.
145. GIRISH KOUSGI
Company- PNB Housing Finance Limited
Girish Kousgi is the MD & CEO of PNB Housing Finance Limited. He has an overall experience of 18 years in Banking and Financial Services. Retail Agri, Business, Farmer Finance, Farm equipment, Self Help Groups (SHG), Rural Business Credit, Commodity Based Finance, B C Credit, Jewel loans, Commodity Control and Management, Home Loans, Mortgages, Auto Loans, Personal Loans, Business Loans, SME. PNB Housing Finance Limited (PNBHFL) is a 33 years old public sector housing finance company (HFC), headquartered in New Delhi with branches in major cities across India. The company is promoted by Punjab National Bank and is registered with the National Housing Bank (NHB).
146. SHUJAUL REHMAN
Company- Garware Technical Fibres Ltd
Shujaul Rehman is the CEO of Garware Technical Fibres Ltd. He has a proven track record of accomplishments with a demonstrated history of Successful Business Transformations with Rich Exposure to Indian and Global markets, having worked in Marico, Cadbury, Apollo Tyres, and Ceat Tyres. He is currently working as C.E.O of Garware Technical Fibres ltd, a 1200 cr & $ 1 Billion Market Cap company.
Adept at P&L management and shareholder management. Skilled at leading large multi-functional teams, segmentation of the market, development of propositions, conceptualization of effective marketing, and strategic planning and execution. Strong capability to handle multiple roles, manage challenges and see the big picture while keeping an eye on details. Proven ability to diagnose, analyze key business enablers, and develop a strategy to grow revenue and profits.
147. AVINASH KAUL
Company- Network18 Media & Investments Limited
Avinash Kaul is the Chief Executive Officer of Network18 ( Broadcast ) & Managing Director of A+E Networks. He is a media professional with 24 years of experience out of which the last 12 years have been in the capacity of a CEO. Currently managing the largest news network in the country – Network18 with 21 news channels in 18 languages and seen by more than 700 Mn people annually and managing brands like CNN News18, CNBC TV18, News18 India, and History TV18 amongst other state focussed channels.
Worked across TV & Digital and across content genres like General News, Business News, Factual Entertainment, General Entertainment, Kids, Regional Entertainment, and English and Hindi Movies.
The last position held was CEO at Times Television Network managing 3 channels of the Times Group ( Times Now, ET Now, Zoom )
Ex-Board Member – Media Research Users Council ( MRUC ) – an industry body that owns and manages the IRS ( Indian Readership Survey ) – the largest media survey in India and the currency for all print advertising in India.
Member -Extended Technical Committee – Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC), the audience research measurement body formed by broadcasters in India which own and manage the TV ratings system in India.
148. RAHUL GUHA
Company- Thyrocare Technologies ltd.
Rahul Guha is the Managing Director and CEO of Thyrocare, and President of API Holdings. He is currently the Managing Director & CEO, of Thyrocare and President of Diagnostics at API Group (which besides Thyrocare, also owns Pharmeasy, Retailio, DocOn, and Aknamed) responsible for growing the Diagnostics business at Thyrocare and ensuring all API Group companies are enabled to provide to serve their patients with Diagnostic testing solutions.
Prior to Thyrocare, he has lead the Healthcare & LifeScience Practice as a Managing Director and Senior Partner in the Mumbai office of The Boston Consulting Group.
Prior to joining BCG, he was the Co-founder of Nautilus Software Solutions and the CTO of valuepay.com responsible for product development in the US market. I have an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Mumbai, India.
149. VIVEK AGNIHOTRI
Company- Prism Johnson Ltd
Vivek Agnihotri is the CEO and Executive Director at Prism Johnson Ltd. Prism Johnson Limited is one of India’s leading integrated Building Materials companies, with a wide range of products from Cement, Ready-Mixed Concrete, Tiles, and Bath products. The company has three Divisions, viz. Cement, H & R Johnson (India), and RMC (India).
He started his career in 1982, post MBA from FMS, University of Delhi, and Graduation in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi.
150. RAKESH KHANNA
Company- Orient Electric
Having held several leadership positions to date, Rakesh Khanna currently serves as Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer at Orient Electric and leads the company’s strategic initiatives. He has a rich professional experience spanning over 35 years, working in India and abroad with companies of national and international repute in consumer electronics, electrical, lighting, and consumer durables.
A sharp business strategist with strong financial acumen and hands-on approach & eye for detail, Rakesh comes with a consistent track record of achieving business turnaround and building sustainable highly profitable business models. He has worked in India and abroad with companies of national and international repute in consumer electronics, electricals, lighting, and consumer durables. Rakesh has grown with and managed brand leaders in categories like Sony, Jumbo, Hitachi, Wipro, and Eureka Forbes.
Since joining Orient Electric in early 2015, Rakesh has directed his efforts in leading transformation across all functions. His focus has been on product quality improvement, NPD, enhancement of customer service levels, digital transformation, distribution expansion, and improving last-mile connect. He has been instrumental in building a strong leadership team by bringing in new people with extensive experience and a proven track record to lead across all business functions.
151. VT Nandakumar Nair
Company- SUPREME PETROCHEM LTD
VT Nandakumar Nair is the Chief Executive Officer at SUPREME PETROCHEM LTD. He has been associated with Supreme Petrochem ltd for more than two decades. SPL is the leader in Polystyrene business in the Indian market place with a share of more than 50%. SPL is also the largest exporter of PS from India, exporting to over 80 countries around the globe. Currently SPL’s exports are over 100,000 Tons/Year.
152. SATEJ NABAR
Company- Laxmi Organic Industries Ltd.
Satej Nabar is the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer at Laxmi Organic Industries Ltd. He is a Senior executive with more than 30 years of experience in both B2B and B2C with Transnational chemical companies.
He has a track record of consistent growth, and organizational excellence within high-volume environments, enhancing efficiency, Optimising business processes, value creation, and customer support. Record of achievements in business performance, change management, strategy, marketing, sales, technical services, distribution management and supply chain. Proven ability to build multinational teams and develop Asia Pacific regional business.
Well-networked in the Polymer/Compounding/Chemical industry as well as in Automotive, Home Appliances, Packaging, FMCG, EE and Building, and the Construction sector.
153. RAHUL MITHAL
Company- Rites Ltd.
Rahul Mithal is the Chairman & Managing Director at RITES Ltd. He is an enterprising & trustworthy professional for over 10 years of rich experience in a leadership role (Director) with overall 30 years of professional journey in the Railway Industry. With core expertise in the Design & Maintenance of Rolling Stock and Handling Equipment, MMLP/Warehousing Projects, Digitization, and business operations, committed to offering best-in-class value propositions to all stakeholders. Pitches for being ‘Future Ready’ and believes in ‘Not just more of the same, but much more of the New’!
At present, He is the Chairman & Managing Director at RITES Ltd, a leading Transport Infrastructure Consultancy and Engineering firm, having diversified services and geographical reach.
Prior to RITES, at CONCOR, Mr. Mithal played a key role in the design and timely construction of over 20 mega Multi-Modal Logistic Parks (MMLPs)/warehousing projects with a total capex of Rs. 2500 crore, overcoming many challenges, especially of land acquisition. These parks have state-of-the-art Warehousing Complexes, Rail Sidings and customized facilities for specialized cargo etc.
Closely worked with various Ministries and State Governments for strategic tie-ups & JVs, and represented CONCOR as Nodal Officer for the Sagarmala Programme. Overall, such experience helped in standardizing the MMLP design and bidding for international projects such as setting up similar facility in Egypt. Besides, associated with various digitization initiatives for CONCOR.
At the Railways, associated with large-scale modernization projects such as Katni Wagon Maintenance Depot, Coach Workshop in Mumbai and Lucknow Diesel Locomotives Shed.
154. JAIRAM VARADARAJ
Company- ELGI Equipments ltd
Jairam Varadaraj is the Managing Director of ELGI Equipments ltd and a Board Member of Elgi Ultra Industries Ltd. Dr. Varadaraj is a third-generation entrepreneur from the illustrious business family of LRG Naidu. For nearly 30 years, Dr. Varadaraj has led and guided the organization’s business interests in textiles, polymers, mechanical machines, and consumer appliances. Prior to this, he was engaged in teaching and research in the United States. Dr. Varadaraj is the former Chairman of the Tamil Nadu State Committee of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and a past member of the Southern Region Council of CII. He holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from George Washington University, USA, and a Ph.D. in international business from the University of Michigan, USA. He also enjoys the distinction of holding four patents in the fields of compressors, drive belts, consumer appliances, and food manufacturing.
156. MANISH MOHNOT
Company- KALPATARU POWER TRANSMISSION LIMITED
Manish Mohnot is the Managing Director & CEO of Kalpataru Power Transmission Limited. He has been associated with Kalpataru Power for more than 16 years. Prior to this, he was the Director of KPMG Consulting for more than 2 years. Kalpataru Power Transmission Limited (KPTL) is amongst the largest players in the power transmission and infrastructure EPC space worldwide. With proven experience and expertise spanning over three decades, KPTL has established its footprint in over 50 countries, executing marquee projects, that deliver complete solutions spanning design, testing, fabrication, erection and construction of transmission lines, oil and gas infrastructure, and railways projects on a turnkey basis.
157. DEBASHISH VANIKAR
Company- Rossari Biotech Limited
Debashish Vanikar is the CEO of Rossari Biotech Limited-Rossari Biotech Ltd today, is a leading supplier of enzymes and specialty chemicals to the Textile, Paper, Pharma, Animal Health and Nutrition and Construction Chemicals industries.
Mr. Debashish is a Management professional with experience in sales, product management, and P&L leadership in consumer and commodity businesses. Prior to this Mr. Debashish was the President of Pidilite Industries Limited. He has completed his MBA in Marketing and Strategy from the University of California, Berkeley.
158. SANJIV LAL
Company- Rallis India Ltd
Sanjiv Lal is the Managing Director & CEO of Rallis India Ltd. He has been associated with Rallis India Ltd. For 4 years. Rallis, a TATA Enterprise is a subsidiary of Tata Chemicals, with its business presence in the Farm Essentials vertical. It is one of India’s leading crop care companies. The company’s 2,300 distributors reach more than 40,000 retail counters across the country covering more than 80% of India’s districts. Rallis is known for its deep understanding of Indian agriculture, sustained contact with farmers, quality agrochemicals, branding and marketing expertise, and its strong product portfolio of comprehensive crop care solutions. Rallis is closely connected to around 1 Million farmers through the Rallis Kisan Kutumb program. It is estimated that around 5 Million+ farmers benefit from the agriculture solutions provided by Rallis.
159. AMEYA CHANDAVARKAR
Company- FDC Limited
Ameya Chandavarkar is CEO (International Business) and Executive Director at FDC Limited. He is actively involved in FDC’s day-to-day management; building FDC’s domestic and international business; focused on strengthening FDC’s OTX brands such as Enerzal and Electral. He has been associated with FDC limited for more than 14 years. FDC carries forward the flaming spirit of its first dream, achieving accreditations from the US-FDA, UK-MHRA, MCC-RSA, and the UAE, to cite a few. FDC is a forerunner in the manufacture of ORS and Ophthalmics, by setting up, globally approved, multi-location manufacturing facilities for Active Pharmaceuticals Ingredients (APIs) and Finished Dosage Forms. These facilities are located at Roha, Waluj and Sinnar in Maharashtra, Verna in Goa, and Baddi in Himachal Pradesh. FDC has over 300 products and exports the same to over 50 countries, worldwide. FDC strives to explore, innovate and integrate solutions with modern technology, empowering talent and expanding healthcare horizons for a better quality of life for millions globally.
160. HIRAL CHANDRANA
Hiral Chandrana is the Global CEO of Mastek. He leads Mastek Group globally & across all entities. They have an illustrious heritage of innovation, a strong value system and differentiated business solutions in IT Services & Digital Transformation. Automation/AI & Data Services and Cloud/SaaS Managed Services. He has spent over couple of decades across multiple facets of cloud and digital transformation, innovative go-to-market strategies, scaling global P&L units, M&A integration & growing IT/Professional services for a diverse set of industries.
His topics of interest include digital technologies and software solutions to solve complex business and industry challenges, global market share growth and customer success for enterprises while driving value and profitability.
161. JAMSHED COOPER
Company- HeidelbergCement India Ltd
Jamshed Cooper is the MD & CEO of HeidelbergCement India Ltd. He Shoulders the responsibility of the Bottom line. Astute commercial acumen. Well-oriented to deliver results under demanding conditions while at the same time ensuring the development and retention of human capital for sustained growth. Strategic focus on cost reduction, productivity enhancement, financial management, operational excellence, customer focus, branding to create perceptible, visible and sustainable differentiators for urban and rural markets, logistics management, and overall corporate management with focus on achieving sustainable development.
His Specialties are Proven track record of turning around loss-making operations into profitable ventures. Expert at cost reduction, productivity enhancement, and brand building. Traversing his professional career, He has gained experience in Corporate Management, Cost Leadership, Strategy Building, Brand Management, Logistics, Channel Management, Rural Marketing, Feasibility Studies & Project Implementation, Human Resource Management, IT Systems and Procurement, Company Integration. Pioneered the 25 kg cement packing and launched bulk cement for the first time in India. Achieved success in managing and minimising the risks arising out of spurious look-alike brands.
162. AMIT N DALAL
Company- Tata Investment Corporation Ltd
Amit N Dalal is the Executive Director of Tata Investment Corporation Ltd. With the advice and support of the board, he has implemented strategies that have resulted in the company recording improving performance year after year. Over the last decade, the earnings of the company have allowed the Board to declare higher dividends over time and a Buyback of Capital. The net asset value has grown and is close to Rs 11,000 crores after distributing approximately Rs 1,500 crores as dividends and buyback of capital. Growing up in a family with a strong entrepreneurial background, the value of money and business growth had been ingrained in his DNA, and following a career in investment seemed like a natural progression. He thrives in this environment where the decisions made impact the long-term sustainability of the company almost daily, and this makes managing and mitigating risk more important than endeavoring to earn high returns. He has Independent Directorships with Manugraph, Phoenix Mills and Sutlej Textiles and Industries allowed me to contribute to the journey of improving governance standards while giving him an opportunity to connect with industry stalwarts.
He has been on the investment committees of The Cricket Club of India Limited and The Willingdon Sports Club, Mumbai, where I have substantially contributed to the incorporation of better SOPS and investment decision-making parameters.
163. PARTHA DESARKAR
Company- Hinduja Global Solutions
Partha Desarkar is the Executive Director and CEO of Hinduja Global Solutions. He is a growth-oriented Chief Executive Officer and Board member with demonstrated leadership in the global outsourcing/offshoring industry over two decades. Strong business development professional skilled in Relationship Building, Operations Management and Business Transformation. Proven track record of leading global businesses across multiple geographies.
164. AMIT TOLANI
Company- CEAT Specialty Tyres
Amit Tolani is the Chief Executive Officer at CEAT Specialty Tyres India. He has been associated with CEAT Specialty Tyres for more than 1 year and prior to this experience, he has been associated with Ceat Tyres Limited as Chief Marketing officer for more than 12 years. CEAT has been established in 1924 in Turin, Italy, CEAT has come a long way since. The company journeyed to India in 1958 and later became part of the RPG Group. One of the top business conglomerates in India, the RPG group has a turnover of 3 billion USD. Today, CEAT is one of India’s leading tyre manufacturers, with a global footprint spanning over 120 countries.
165. JAIPURIAR PRAVEEN
Company- CCL Products ( India ) Limited
Jaipuriar Praveen is the CEO ( Group) at CCL Products ( India ) Limited. He is a successful Business Professional with experience in Health Care, Foods, Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Beverages(Real & Activ Juices), and Culinary(homemade). He specializes in Strong Business Perspective, Actively managing Business, Category, and Brand P&Ls, Highly experienced in managing cross-functional peer teams, has well-developed strategy formulation skills, and considerable experience in marketing strategy, building brands, communication development, and activation.
166. SHARAD AGGARWAL
Company- Godfrey Phillips India ltd
Sharad Aggarwal is the Chief Executive Officer & Whole-time Director of Godfrey Phillips India ltd. He is an accomplished, performance-driven, and team-oriented leader with an unparalleled work ethic. Sharad has a successful track record of over 29 years in national and international markets; with a scope spanning from corporate strategy, operations, management, sales, supply chain, manufacturing, retail, and marketing to human resources. Sharad joined as an engineer in 1994 at GPI’s manufacturing plant at Guldhar in Ghaziabad and has proven credentials of delivering superlative results, eventually getting elevated as the company’s COO In 2019 and finally as the CEO of GPI in Dec 2021.
An inspiring leader who has led transformational changes in the organization and is fully committed to creating a sustainable business with an increase in sales, growth in profit and value for all stakeholders. Sharad firmly believes in the adoption of technology, innovation, and data science. His people philosophy includes nurturing an inclusive and uniform culture of productivity and collaboration. Sharad has established vibrant business protocols, explored new markets, and has constantly scaled up benchmarks for himself and his teams. He has led investments in the finest international technologies, processes, and certifications for state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities of GPI.
Under his leadership as Group Operations Officer, he has ensured Godfrey Phillips and other Group companies invest in the best international technology, processes, and certifications for its State-of-art manufacturing facilities across India. Recognized for the conceptualization and implementation of large, complex projects, Sharad is also credited for Automation, Energy Conservation, Quality Systems such as TQM, Kaizen, and Benchmarking, etc. that the manufacturing units have adopted and imbibed. He is also known to encourage innovation within manufacturing is it for technology or production processes.
167. PARMOD SAGAR
Company- RHI Magnesita
Parmod Sagar is the Managing Director & CEO of RHI Magnesita. Parmod started his career in the steel manufacturing industry and worked in the sector for over 7 years gaining valuable insights. Thereafter, he transitioned to the refractories business joining Orient Abrasives Limited, and continued his career growth in the industry over the next 2 decades reaching the Senior Vice President role at Orient Refractories Limited (ORL). In 2013, after RHI AG acquired ORL, Parmod was promoted to the role of Managing Director of ORL. He led the successful merger and integration of the three erstwhile legal entities of RHI Magnesita in India. Parmod currently holds the position of the Managing Director and CEO of RHI Magnesita India Ltd. Additionally, he also leads the business of the Global refractory maker in India, West Asia and Africa as the President of the regional Business Unit.
Parmod has a passion for excellence, delivering exceptional client service, and developing the human potential to deliver outstanding results.
168. ASHISH CHAUHAN
Company- National Stock Exchange of India Limited
Ashish Chauhan works as the CEO of the National Stock Exchange (NSE). He is also the Chancellor of the University of Allahabad.
Earlier, Ashish served at BSE (Bombay Stock Exchange, as CEO for 10 years) he has also served on the Board of Directors of Central Depository Services Limited (CDSL), etc. Ashish is also on the Board of Governors of IIM Raipur, Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics and Arun Jaitley National Institute of Financial Management. He has been ranked amongst the 60 most influential Gujaratis in the world by Chitralekha, a Gujarati magazine for several years. From 2000-2009,
Ashish worked as the Group Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Reliance group. Reliance group is India’s largest business house with turnover in excess of US $ 75 billion. Ashish has won several International and Indian awards in providing the best IT solutions for different industries he has worked for including stock markets, petrochemicals, telecommunications, etc. He also worked as the Head of Corporate Communications from 2005 to 2008 for Reliance group
In addition, as a part of his responsibilities within Reliance group, Ashish served as the CEO of Mumbai Indians, a cricket team with legends such as Sachin Tendulkar, Zaheer Khan, Harbhajan Singh, Sanath Jaisurya, Lasith Malinga and Dwayne Bravo.
From 1993-2000, Ashish worked as a 5 member team to set up and operate National Stock Exchange (NSE). Ashish set up and operated, NSE’s equities markets from 1994 to 2000. He was instrumental in setting up initial Information Technology infrastructure including the first commercial satellite telecom network in India for NSE.
Due to his work in setting up modern exchange-traded financial derivatives in Indian markets at NSE, he is known as the ‘Father of Derivatives’ in Indian markets. He was instrumental in creating NSE-50, the largest traded index in derivatives in India, NSE’s certification in Financial Markets (NCFM), IPO through screen and several other innovations in the Indian markets.
Ashish holds a B Tech in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Bombay (1989) and MBA from IIM Calcutta (1991).
170. NISHANT PITTI
Nishant Pitti is the CEO & Co-Founder at EaseMyTrip.com. Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the leisure, travel & tourism industry. Strong business development professional skilled in Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Negotiation, Marketing Management, Business Planning, and E-commerce.
171. PIYUSH RATHI
Company- Advanced Vital Enzymes Pvt Ltd
Piyush Rathi is the Founder, CEO & MD of Advanced Vital Enzymes Pvt Ltd. He has been associated with this company for more than 18 years, Prior to this experience he was the CBO of Advanced Enzyme Technologies Ltd. He loves to promote technologies that are benevolent to society and are deeply rooted in science at the same time.
Have been practicing Meditation for 23+ years! He says “I simply love it because It’s a very very ancient practice, and yet extremely refreshing & rejuvenating every time I practice it. “
172. AJAY PAL SINGH
Company- Ircon International Ltd. (Govt. of India Undertaking)
Ajay Pal Singh is the Chief Executive Officer of Ircon International Ltd. (Govt. of India Undertaking). He has hands-on Experience – More than 32 Years in Project/ Construction Management of Large Civil Engineering Projects including planning, coordination, contracts, execution, quality assurance, etc. Mr. Ajay has a Brief of Experience having Projects of Prime Importance contributing to National Pride:
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited- Successful Finalization of Phase-II Civil Works’ Tenders as Dy CE/Tender in record time and the contracts awarded for which got the MD’s Award for outstanding performance. Also worked in In-charge of the Underground works of the Central Secretariat-Badarpur corridor comprising of Twin Tunnels of about 4.2 km by 4 TBMS and 3 Stations viz. Khan Market, JLN Stadium & Jangpura by Cut & Cover Method –project cost – Rs. 893 Crores
Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit Systems Ltd.- Worked as SrVP having responsibilities of the Redevelopment of existing ISBTs at Kashmere gate, Anand Vihar & Sarai Kale Khan with facilities like Hotels, Shopping malls, Multilevel parking etc.; RRTS ( Rapid Rail Transit Systems)- Delhi –Panipat & Delhi-Meerut Corridors; FOBs, Underpasses & Subways in New Delhi for NDMC; Monorail & LRT( Light Rail Transit) Projects & other Infrastructure projects
IRCON International Limited- Worked as DyGM for Kashmir Railway project at Banihal involving the longest transport Pir-Panjal Tunnel of 11 Km.
ANSAL Properties and Infrastructure Ltd.- Worked as President (Projects) having responsibilities of all the development works related to the Townships UP & Rajasthan.
173. MANINDER GREWAL
Company- Swaraj Engines Ltd.
Maninder Grewal is the CEO of Swaraj Engines Ltd. Swaraj Engines Ltd. (SEL), a Mahindra group company, is engaged in manufacturing of diesel engines for the fitment in tractors being manufactured by M&M. A listed entity at BSE & NSE, is currently having annual turnover of around Rs. 1000 crores. Prior to this experience, he was the Headed Finance & IT Function of M&M- Swaraj Division.
174. MURALI RAMAKRISHNAN
Company- South Indian Bank
Murali Ramakrishnan is the MD & CEO at South Indian Bank, responsible for the entire banking operations across 900 branches and over 8000 employees. This is his first assignment as MD & CEO of a bank based in India. Prior to this, he had the experience of running a large organization.
He has handled the entire banking operations as Chief Executive for a large region of North Asia (Hong Kong and Shanghai), Middle East & Africa, and Sri Lanka for ICICI BANK managing a balance sheet of little over USD 20 Billion. He had demonstrated exemplary performance posting a CAGR 30% PAT growth for the entire region over the last 4 years. The quality of the business built during this period showed very negligible delinquency due to his philosophy of growing businesses with strong risk management orientation. This region under him was consistently contributing more than 60% of profits of the entire International Business group of the bank, which is close to 25% of the bank’s balance sheet.The businesses handled in these locations include Corporate and SME Banking, Infrastructure funding, ECA and ECB, Commercial banking, Payments, Institutional trade, Remittances, Retail and Corporate liabilities and Retail assets. As head of the region, he was responsible for the regulatory compliance in all the locations, dealing with 8 different regulators.The role envisaged overseeing different control functions viz. Risk, Legal, Compliance, HR, Operations, Finance, Treasury and Administration apart from various business lines across geographies. During this stint, he had expanded the geographical distribution coverage by upgrading representative offices in Shanghai, Johannesburg and Qatar to branches.
175. Dr. REKHI SINGH
Company- R Systems
Rekhi Singh is the CEO of R Systems and Honorary Chairman, of Happiness Center IIT, KGP at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. R Systems is a global technology and analytics services company. They have transformed our clients’ businesses worldwide, by helping them speed up the time-to-market of their applications/ products, overcome digital barriers, and create business value with our specialized offerings & business approach.
Mr. Rekhi is associated with R systems for more than 30 years. He has also the adjunct Professor at IIT Ranchi.
176. SANJAY CHATURVEDI
Company- IOL Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Limited
Sanjay Chaturvedi is the Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer of IOL Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Limited. He has a Strong track record of business and organizational building. Diverse experience in Pharmaceuticals/Biotech and Specialty Chemicals. Traveled worldwide through North America, Europe, and Central and South Asia. He has been associated with IOL Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals limited for more than 2 years. He is well networked with an acute understanding of the Pharma & Chemical sector.
177. PREM SHANKER
Company- Ramco Industries Ltd.
Prem Shanker is the CEO of Ramco Industries Ltd. He has been associated with Ramco Industries ltd for more than 14 years. Ramco is a manufacturer of Building materials. One of their brands is Ramco HILUX, Calcium Silicate boards. These boards are versatile & used for multipurpose construction applications.
178. ARVIND SUBRAMANIAN
Company- Mahindra Lifespace Developers Ltd.
Arvind Subramanian is the Managing Director & CEO at Mahindra Lifespace Developers Ltd and a Member of the Group Executive Board. Arvind leads Mahindra Lifespaces, the real estate business of the Mahindra Group. Through its presence across integrated cities, industrial clusters, and premium residential and affordable housing, the Company has built a distinctive position for itself.
179. SRIDEEP KESAVAN
Company- Heritage Foods Ltd.
Srideep Kesavan is the CEO of Heritage Foods Ltd., one of the largest private dairy products company in the country. As one of India’s leading dairy brand, it produces and markets products across 18 milk and value-added products categories serving over 1.5 million households daily. It procures 1.5 million liters of raw milk from over 300,000 farmers daily, from across 12,000 villages, making a significant positive impact on the rural economy.
Srideep has re-energized this 30-year-old enterprise – launching over 2 dozen innovations in the last year alone, aggressively scaling its brand presence and expanding its leadership position, and scaling up milk procurement while deepening farmer relations through extensive veterinary and farm inputs programs. He describes himself as a participative leader and an empathetic coach, who creates highly collaborative, high-performance teams.
180. RANDEEP JAUHAR
Company- Jamna Auto Industries Ltd.
Randeep Jauhar is the CEO of Jamna Auto Industries Ltd. He has been associated with Jamna Auto Industries ltd for three decades. He has completed his MBA Degree in Finance and Financial Management services from California State University, Bakersfield.
Jamna Auto Industries Limited is India’s largest, and amongst the world’s third largest, manufacturers of tapered leaf springs and parabolic springs for automobiles. The Company was the first to introduce parabolic springs in India. The Company was promoted by Mr. Bhupinder Singh Jauhar. He started the Tapered Leaf Spring business in 1954 in a small shop in Yamuna Nagar which was converted into a company form in the year 1965. Mr. Jauhar is currently the non-executive Chairman of the board of directors of the company and is the Chief Mentor of the Group. The Company’s vision is to become a global leader in Automobile Suspension Solutions. The Company has diversified its range by adding Lift Axle and Air Suspension products under technical collaboration with Ridewell Corporation, USA.
181. DEEPAK KHETRAPAL
Company- Orient Cement Ltd
Deepak Khetrapal is the Managing Director and CEO of Orient Cement Ltd. He is a Professional business leader with an excellent and long track record of leading and transforming large and diversified organizations, Services, Industrial, Consumer, and Retail businesses. He has a distinguished career in adding long-term and sustainable value to varied businesses through the effective implementation of strategic shifts and repositioning exercises. A leader with strategic, big-picture orientation, but without missing any detail. Execution excellence. Leveraging resources to achieve the true potential of the businesses.
182. RAHUL TALELE
Company- Kolte Patil Developers Limited
Rahul Talele is the Group CEO of Kolte Patil Developers Limited. He is driven to create value for businesses and people.
He is enthusiastic about structuring capital-efficient value-accretive deals, scripting strategies, executing plans, delivering profitable growth, and augmenting brand equity, basically, everything real estate. Over 14 years of experience across real estate functions covering the entire project lifecycle including business development, feasibility analysis, liasioning, sales, project management, delivery, fund raising and private equity Investments.
He joined Kolte-Patil Developers as a Deputy Project Director in 2010. Since then have been instrumental in driving various strategic initiatives including Company’s entry into Affordable Housing and Mumbai Redevelopment market as well the scale up in Life Republic Township. Over the 11 years at KPDL, the role progression has been consistently rewarding and have moved upwards into several leadership roles – from Deputy Project Director (CMD Office – Strategy & New Initiatives) to Project Director – Mumbai (Project Strategy & BD), to Business Head – Life Republic, then to Business Head – Pune and finally being named Group CEO in Sep 2021.
Prior to joining KPDL, he was part of a leading private equity fund focused on real estate investments. Hold a M.M.S. – Finance from JBIMS and a B.E – IT from Sardar Patel College of Engineering, Mumbai. Have been a recipient of various prestigious merit Scholarships including Ratan Tata Foundation and National Merit Scholarship by Government of India during my M.M.S. program.
183. SANJIV VASUDEVA
Company- INEOS Styrolution
Sanjiv Vasudeva is the Managing Director & CEO of INEOS Styrolution. He is a result oriented and Empathetic Business leader with 30+ years of progressive and broad functional experience with some of the world’s largest diversified Industrial Conglomerates (GE, INEOS & SABIC) in multiple geographies – Europe (The Netherlands) for 10 years, Asia (Singapore) for 8 years and in India for 12 years. High personal integrity, energy and drive with a proven ability to build and lead multi-cultural and cross-functional teams in global matrix organizations. He is a Purpose-driven, strategic thinker with an analytic bent of mind, and a strong execution bias for scaling up business and structuring solutions for complex business scenarios.
Rich experience in managing corporate governance. A strong believer in continuous learning and focused on people, culture & talent management.
184. LAGAN SHASTRI
Company- DFM Foods Limited
Lagan Shastri is the Managing Director and CEO of DFM Foods Limited. Lagan Shastri is a visionary leader & a turnaround specialist with multiple experiences in, very senior, general management, sales & marketing & operations roles. He has excelled in business turnarounds & his experience spans across functions from front-line execution in field sales, key accounts & marketing to providing strategic & transformational thought leadership in international, national & region businesses in commercial. supply chain, procurement & support functions. He has multi-country experiences in India, China, Sri Lanka, Nepal & Bangladesh. He has gained deep insights into the opportunities & challenges of marketing, distribution & sales in a culturally & economically diverse country like India. He has strong people management skills. He challenges the status quo, has a bias for action, believes in improving every day & loves to engage, include & inspire people to go for stretch deliveries while remaining grounded & humble. He is an intuitive, passionate, self-driven & caring professional who believes in encouraging diverse views to make the world a better place. He enjoys actively participating in social charitable work in India & takes pride in being a deeply rooted family man blessed with a lovely wife & two beautiful children.
185. ABHISHEK KAPOOR
Company- Puravankara Limited
Abhishek Kapoor is the Chief Executive Officer of Puravankara Limited. An accomplished and knowledgeable Real Estate Professional with over 20 years of work experience in strategic planning and implementation, project optimization, joint ventures, private equity deals, sales and marketing, and senior-level Government liaison across residential, commercial, hospitality, and retail domains. He possesses the skills and experience in real estate and construction planning, resource management, and financial and administrative control in an increasingly competitive environment. He possesses the skills and experience in requirements gathering and designing end-to-end solutions. He has successfully experienced expertise in delivering superior results by advising and executing process parameters in an exceptional business expansion environment and stressed assets situation.
He is a hardworking, dedicated professional with proficiency in building relationships with key decision-makers, seizing control of critical problem areas and delivering on customer commitments. Proficient in planning the organization’s strength as per the business plan and planned organizational structure to achieve business goals and objectives. He thrives in a deadline-intensive environment and performs under pressure to meet deadlines. He is good at streamlining the organisation’s functions to achieve the trust of employees. An inspirational leader and team builder, potentially strong in assimilating new ideas and concepts using innovative means to overcome obstacles.
Company- Lumax Industries Ltd
Vineet Sahni is the Group CEO and Sr. Executive Director of Lumax Industries Ltd. He is the “Most trusted CEO ( Automotive ) in India“ Awardee in 2022. He is a passionate individual who believes in managing efforts to achieve objectives. He has been associated with Lumax Group for more than 9 years.
187. RAJIV GANDHI
Company- Hester Biosciences Limited
Rajiv Gandhi is the CEO & Managing Director at Hester Biosciences Limited. He has been associated with this organization for more than three decades. Hester Biosciences is a company engaged in working towards achieving better health among animals across all species, as well as towards monitoring and prevention of animal diseases.
188. NAMIT MALHOTRA
The third generation of a filmmaking family, Namit Malhotra is the Chairman and CEO of DNEG. Actively seeking out projects that will expand the strengths of the company and challenge its teams to push themselves to the next level, Namit is devoted to nurturing talent and ambition, and to delivering world-class creative and technical services, and intelligent financial solutions.
Namit’s perpetual optimism and entrepreneurial spirit have been important components of DNEG’s recent growth and success, which saw the opening of new facilities in Vancouver, Montréal, Mumbai, and Chennai in India, and three Academy Award wins for Best Visual Effects in the last four years. He has also overseen the integration of DNEG and Prime Focus World since the merger of the two companies in 2014, and a global re-brand of the combined business in 2018.
As the founder and non-executive director of Prime Focus Limited, the parent company of DNEG, Namit has been responsible for the strategic growth and success of that business from its modest beginnings in Mumbai in 1997 to its current position as the world’s largest independent and integrated media services powerhouse.
189. ANIL DUA
Anil Dua is the Group CEO of DishTV. He has been associated with this organization for more than 6 years. DishTV India Limited, a division of Zee Entertainment Enterprises, is Asia’s largest and India’s Most Trusted Direct Home Entertainment company. Their innovative offerings, Multiple channel choices, and Maximum HD content makes them the most sought-after brand among consumers today. Prior to this experience he was the MD of the OTE group for 3 years and has been associated with Hindustan Unilever Limited for 16 years.
190. SANJAY JAIN
Company- PDS Limited
Sanjay Jain is the Group CEO of PDS Limited. A result-oriented professional with rich experience in the Retail, Media & Entertainment, and Manufacturing industries. For close to three decades, he has been instrumental in leading transformation across various conglomerates that have been industry leaders in their respective domains.
Since January 2021, he joined as the Group Chief Executive Officer at PDS Limited, leading the company’s growth trajectory. PDS is a leading global integrated design-led platform offering product development, sourcing, manufacturing, and distribution for major brands and retailers worldwide.
Prior to joining PDS, he was with the Future Group (Revenues of USD 4.7bn) as the CEO of Future Retail Limited (Revenues of USD 2.7bn), and the Group CFO of Future Group. As part of the leadership team at the Future Group, he spearheaded the transformation & growth agenda by introducing commensurate systems, and processes and establishing strategic partnerships with leading global corporations.
Earlier in his career, he has been associated with the Zee Group and the Avantha Group/Crompton Greaves, holding leadership positions in domestic and international markets. Over his tenure, he has been instrumental in establishing long-term strategic partnerships including with private equity and financial investors. he played a pivotal role in establishing strategic collaborations with global players in e-commerce, supply chain & logistics, retail, insurance, etc.; along with marquee financial investors including the world’s largest private equity firms and developmental financial institutions. Furthermore, he successfully led cross-border acquisitions in Belgium, Hungary, Canada, USA, Ireland, France, and Indonesia. As part of the acquisition process, during his stay in Belgium, he also led the integration of these target opportunities and realized the benefit of synergies.
He is a gold medallist during graduation and has a Master’s degree in Management. He is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt from his tenure at Delphi Automotive Systems (the then subsidiary of General Motors).
191. SWAMINATHAN K
Company- Repco Housing Finance Ltd
Swaminathan K is the MD and CEO of Repco Housing Finance Ltd. He has been associated with this company for more than 1 year. Repco Home Finance Ltd is a financial services company based out of Karumuttu Centre. Prior to this experience he was the Executive Director of INDIAN OVERSEAS BANK, where he has worked for more than three decades.
192. Dr. EMANDI SANKARA RAO
Company- IFCI Limited
Dr. EMANDI SANKARA RAO is the Managing Director & CEO of IFCI Limited. He is the Ex-Chairman MDI Gurgaon BOG , Ex-Chairman ILD Jaipur. He has completed his education from India’s premier institutions IIT Bombay & Kharagpur, Andhra University and served in reputed Financial Institutions IDBI, IDFC, IIFCL and headed IIFCI Group and MDI & ILD and gained knowledge & experience in the Developmental Finance of Infrastructure & Manufacturing sectors in the Banking & Finance sector and had exposure to Policy & Advisory, Project Development, Teaching & Research and Startup services. He has significant exposure to Business Development, Project & Corporate Finance, Risk Management, IT Systems and HR best practices with keen passionate interests in Agriculture & Rural development ,Electronics & AI, Education and Health Services along with Individual Social Responsibility (ISR) across India for last 25 years.
193. SANJEEV VERMA
Company- Black Box
Sanjeev Verma is the President & CEO at Black Box Corporation & Executive Director of Black Box Ltd ( India )- A trusted IT solutions provider delivering cutting-edge products and world-class consulting services across the globe. He has been associated with Black Box for more than 4 years. He is also associated with AGC Networks ltd for more than 14 years.
194. RUPARK SARSWAT
Company- India Glycols Limited
Rupark Sarswat is Currently CEO at IGL (India Glycols Limited). IGL is one of the world’s pioneers and leaders in bio-based EO and derivatives. IGL businesses include Bio-Based Specialities, Potable Spirits, Bio Fuels, and Plant Based APIs & Nutraceuticals. Director on the Board of Clariant IGL Speciality Chemicals Pvt Limited.
He has been MD at Silox India. In his role as Country MD for Croda India & Regional MD for Asia Operations responsibilities included India Business and Supply Chain Asia including Singapore, Japan and Indonesia sites.
25 plus years of experience in the specialty chemicals domain working in various roles in Business Management, Supply Chain & Operations.
Successful at building strong and motivated teams; have led businesses to deliver good growth across SBUs with a good record of driving profit improvement, building customer partnerships, improving processes & ways of working, implementing systems and executing projects. Brought about significant transformation in Operations, Supply Chain, and Customer partnerships and have fostered a culture of learning and innovation in the organization. Also initiated and led the setting up of the second manufacturing site (green field) in India.
He is a chemical engineer from IIT-BHU; and has been on the 3TP Senior Leaders programme at IIM Ahmedabad. Vice Chair, CIIs National Committee on Chemicals and Chairman CII Sub Committee on R&D, Innovation and Digitisation. Also on the CII Committee on Bioenergy. Have earlier chaired Sub Committees on Feed Stock and on Transportation of Hazardous Materials.