Chief Economic Advisor, Ministry of Finance, Government of India
Dr. Subramanian is on leave from prestigious Indian School of Business, a top business school in India and the only Indian institution to be ranked in the world’s top 100 for path-breaking research, where he is a Professor of Finance. He has previously served on several expert committees including the P J Nayak Committee on governance of banks for the Reserve Bank of India and the Uday Kotak Corporate Governance Committee of Securities and Exchange Board of India. He was also the Founding Board Member at Bandhan Bank (2015-2018). Because of his work in shaping the Indian banking sector and other path-breaking research with a significant societal impact, Subramanian was named ISB’s inaugural Alumni Endowment Research Fellow in 2014.
His research in banking, law and finance, innovation and economic growth, and corporate governance has been published in the world’s leading journals, including The Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and the Journal of Law and Economics. Before beginning his academic career, Subramanian worked as a consultant with JPMorgan Chase in New York. He also served in a management role in the elite derivatives research group at ICICI Ltd., which at the time was India’s top project financing institution and one of the most sought-after recruiters in top Indian business schools.
Even while still earning his MBA and PhD, he produced award-winning work. Subramanian’s PhD dissertation earned the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, which recognizes the top 15 PhD dissertations across all disciplines every year. While earning his MBA at the Indian Institute of Management in Calcutta, he was named to the Honour Roll of the Institute for being a top ranker in the batch and was awarded the Institute’s coveted medal for the most balanced outlook to business problems. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, one of India’s leading engineering schools.
In previous academic roles, Subramanian served on the finance faculty at Goizueta Business School at Emory University in the United States. He obtained his MBA and PhD in Financial Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business under the advice of Professor Luigi Zingales and Professor Raghuram Rajan. His own students have gone on to become faculty at the world’s top institutions such as London School of Economics, Indian School of Business and University of Houston
after completing PhD at the world’s top PhD programs, including Chicago Booth, MIT Sloan, Kellogg, Berkeley, London Business School, Duke and Emory universities.
Vice President FICCI & Chair FICCI FMCG Committee and CMD - Hindustan Unilever Ltd. & President- Unilever South Asia
Sanjiv has done his Bachelors in Commerce (India), Chartered Accountancy (India) and has also completed his Advanced Management Program (Harvard Business School).
Sanjiv has been with Unilever for 28 years and for the last 18 years he has led businesses in different parts of the world. He has been Chairman and Managing Director of Unilever Bangladesh Limited (2002 – 2006), Chairman and CEO of Unilever Philippines Inc. (2007 – 2008), Chairman of Unilever – North Africa and Middle East (2008 – 2013) and from October 2013 he assumed his responsibilities of heading Unilever’s business in India and South Asia.
During his seven years at Hindustan Unilever, the market capitalization of the Company has increased from $17 billion to $70 billion making HUL the fourth most valuable company in the country. In this period, HUL has won several awards and recognitions including the prestigious Economic Times ‘Company of the Year’ & ‘Corporate Citizen of the Year’ awards and Business Standard’s ‘Company of the year’ award. Forbes has rated HUL as the most innovative company in India and the 8th most innovative company in the world. Aon Hewitt in a global study rated HUL as the 3rd best company globally for building leaders.
Sanjiv is a Director on the Board of Indian School of Business, Vice President of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, member of the Breach Candy Hospital Trust and South Asia Advisory Board of Harvard Business School. He chairs Xynteo’s ‘India 2022’ a coalition of top Indian and MNC companies and Co-chairs the Advisory Network to the High-Level Panel for a ‘Sustainable Ocean Economy’.
Sanjiv was conferred the honorary degree of ‘Doctor of Philosophy in Business Management’ by Xavier University (Xavier Institute of Management) Bhubaneswar, was recognized : ‘Business Leader’ of the year by the All India Management Association, the ‘Best CEO Multinational’ by Forbes India Leadership Awards, the ‘Management Man of the Year’ by Bombay Management Association, the ‘CA Business Leader’ by The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, the ‘Best Transformational Leader’ by the Asian Centre for Corporate Governance and Sustainability and ‘Business Leader of the Year’ by Economic Times.
A firm believer that ‘doing well’ and ‘doing good’ are two sides of the same coin he propagates the cause of compassionate capitalism. Sanjiv is married to Mona who too is a Chartered Accountant by training. They have twin daughters Naina and Roshni who have studied at MIT, Cornell and Harvard Universities.
Chair FICCI Retail and Internal Trade Committee & Managing Director & CEO - METRO Cash & Carry India Pvt. Ltd.
Co-Chair FICCI E-Commerce Committee & VP- Finance and CFO, Amazon India
In his current role, he is in the center of India’s hottest industry and a senior leader in a team that is building Amazon’s customer franchise in the strongly contested e-commerce battle. He is also a guest speaker at various industry fora, management institutes and professional gatherings and an occasional blogger.
Co-Chair FICCI FMCG Committee & Managing Director - Hershey India
It has been under Herjit’s leadership that Hershey India has entered the fast-growing Indian chocolate market with the launch of the iconic Hershey’s Kisses in 2018. Driving product innovation, he has also driven Hershey India’s entry into the ‘Better For You’ segment in the biscuit category with the launch of Sofit Protein Cookies.
Prior to Hershey India, Herjit had spent more than 18 years in various leadership sales, marketing and management roles at Unilever in India, Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. In his last position, Herjit served on the Board of Directors with Metro Cash & Carry handling operations for North and East India.
Herjit has repeatedly demonstrated his unique proficiency in effectively leading teams, turning around and building businesses, driving employee engagement and positively impacting revenue growth.
An accomplished industry leader, Herjit currently serves as the co-chair for the FMCG committee at FICCI.
Managing Director and CEO - Spencer’s Retail Limited and Nature’s Basket Ltd. and Co-Chair FICCI Internal and Trade Committee
Managing Director and CEO - Spencer’s Retail Limited and Nature’s Basket Ltd. and Co-Chair FICCI Internal and Trade Committee
A start-up enthusiast, he has been a mentor to many start-ups; DC takes keen interest in the development of start-up ecosystem. He enjoys sharing his learnings and teaches at leading Management Institutes including Economic Times Masterclasses and sessions on digital transformation with Dr. Ramcharan. He is a FICCI Co Chair for Retail and on CII committee for Food Processing. He has been recognized by Economic Times as Most promising business leader of Asia at Singapore few months back.
DC is a gold medallist engineer, University rank holder, MBA from SIBM and an alumnus of Harvard Business School via its AMP program. An enthusiast of consumer behaviour and digital transformation, he recently finished his PG diploma in digital business. Over the years, DC has led leadership positions in Various Indian companies and global MNCs and worked in several emerging and matured markets. He has served in Asian Paints, Coca Cola, Future Group, Walmart and now is Managing Director & CEO of Spencer’s Retail Limited and Nature’s Basket Ltd.
CEO and MD, P&G, India Sub-Continent
Madhusudan started his career with P&G in India 1999 as a new hire in the Sales function from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta and worked in various locations across India including being part of P&G’s first Modern Retail team in India. His first international assignment was to P&G’s headquarters in the United States, where he worked with the P&G-Walmart business team. He returned to India as the Head – Market, Strategy & Planning and oversaw the rapid growth of P&G’s business that grew 10 times
in the space of a decade. He then moved to Indonesia as Head of Sales where he learnt to speak the local language, Bahasa Indonesia. Madhusudan later assumed the position of ASEAN Commercial Leader based in Bangkok, where he oversaw the commercial category teams across all P&G ASEAN countries and helped set up P&G’s e-commerce business teams in the region. Post this assignment, he returned to Indonesia as the Head of the P&G business before taking over as India CEO.
Managing Director, L’Oréal India
Managing Director, L’Oréal India
Prior to joining L’Oréal, he served as the Managing Director of Akzo Nobel India from 2009-2013 and continued on the Board as a Non-Executive Director from Jan 2014 consequent to his appointment as Managing Director for AkzoNobel Decorative Business for North & West Europe.
Amit commenced his career with ICI India, where he managed a diverse set of responsibilities within sales & marketing. He subsequently served in business leadership roles with Coca- Cola and Viacom & MTV across Asia.
He holds a MBA from the Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) and has done an Advanced Management Program from the Wharton Business School. Amit supports wildlife conservation and literacy for underprivileged children.
Managing Director, Britannia Industries Ltd
Chair FICCI E-Pharmacy Working Group & Co-Founder and CEO – 1MG
He’s been recognized for his work by Unreasonable Goals Program, (targeted at helping solve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals-SDG#3 Health and Wellbeing for all by 2030), by Economic Times 40 under 40, AsiaOne – India’s 40 most influential Indians under 40 and by several other organizations. Prashant also helms DHP (Digital Health Platforms) – an association of India’s top e-health companies as their first President, Chairs the FICCI sub-committee on ePharmacy and is also the co-chair for Digital Health at IAMAI (Internet and Mobile Association of India). He is also a key influencer in Niti Aayog’s Champions of Change programme, a Government of India Initiative.
Under his leadership, 1mg has disrupted the standard model of healthcare delivery and grown to operate India’s largest online pharmacy and diagnostic platforms and one of the largest online consultation platforms – thus making healthcare accessible, affordable and understandable for millions of Indians.
Prior to 1mg, Prashant was the Co-founder & Managing Director of HealthKart.com, India’s #1 Nutrition e-Commerce company. Till 2009, before he returned to India, Prashant worked at McKinsey & Company in San Francisco where he focused on the healthcare sector. He started his career with the Business Leadership Program at Hindustan Unilever India, where he worked in roles spanning Innovation, Product Development and Operations. Prashant is an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a graduate from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
Managing Director, India & South Asia - Kellogg India Private Limited.
Mohit is the chief architect of the organisation’s performance with the purpose of nourishing India through nutritious foods that Kellogg’s offers. He is also a member of the company’s AMEA leadership team.
Mohit is a seasoned business leader with over two decades of proven leadership experience in the FMCG domain (i.e. Unilever & Procter & Gamble).
He holds a Master’s degree in Management Studies in Marketing from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies and a Bachelor’s in Engineering (Production) from Punjab Engineering College.
Prior to his current role, he was Global Vice President-Unilever, based in London, assigned to spearhead a high potential future focused water purification category. He also lead the growth and transformation agenda for Unilever through Lipton, world’s #1 tea brand, with a presence in over 110 countries. In his role in refreshments category, he led the South Asia and Africa operations for Ice Cream & Dessert brands (i.e. Walls, Magnum) and market leading Tea brands (i.e. Brooke Bond, Taj) to record growth and market shares.
In the past, Mohit also spent 15 years in Procter & Gamble having worked on a variety of assignments including spearheading marketing for the Asia Pacific region.
Mohit is widely recognised for co-chairing various initiatives with industry bodies like FICCI (Food Processing Committee) and is a member of CII National Committee (FMCG & Food Processing committees).
He is married and has two sons.
CEO – Amul
For more than three decades, Dr. Sodhi has worked under direct guidance & mentorship of father of white revolution, Dr. Verghese Kurien and has ensured that values cherished by Dr. Kurien, such as integrity, dedication, courage, honesty, commitment to farmers and to consumers, remained deeply ingrained in the culture of AMUL.
Dr. Sodhi has obtained his Bachelor of Engineering (Agriculture) degree from CTAE, Udaipur, India and he is first-batch alumnus from Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA).
President & CEO – TCI
CMD, V Mart Retail
Managing Director and CEO - Sports And Leisure Apparel Limited - Lacoste Licensee in India
He has been constantly nurturing the brand since October 2009. With his persistent efforts and focused vision, he has built and propagated Lacoste in India as a complete Lifestyle brand. His strong belief in his own quote, “Top Line, Bottom Line, Growth, Customer Delight and Human Resource Development – Everything else is merely incidental” has cultivated the brand with firm establishments reaching out to every major city/ metro of the country today.
A persona of high esteemed spirit, Rajesh embraced retail industry justifying his position as an ethical and process oriented leader always open to experimentation and taking calculated risks.
He possesses wide ranging knowledge and unique perspective on the retail industry having worked for leading organizations across the spectrum.
Rajesh is Chartered Accountant, Company Secretary and Post Graduate in Commerce.
Co-Founder – Udaan
Prior to founding udaan, Sujeet was President of Operations at Flipkart where he built operations, supply chain and logistics which accounted for more than half of Flipkart’s sales. He was instrumental in setting up the backbone of the distribution network of ecommerce in India.
Sujeet has done his B.Tech in Civil Engineering from IIT, Delhi
CEO and Co-founder – Swiggy
Prior to Swiggy, Sriharsha co-founded Bundl with the objective of solving the shipping woes for ecommerce merchants. Sriharsha started his career in investment banking with Nomura International in the United Kingdom. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from BITS Pilani and an MBA from Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta.
Founded in 2014, Swiggy is India’s leading on-demand delivery platform with a vision to elevate the quality of life for the urban consumer by offering unparalleled convenience. It connects consumers to thousands of restaurants and stores in over 500 cities. Using innovative technology, Swiggy provides a hassle-free, fast and reliable delivery experience. Every order delivered by Swiggy’s fleet of independent delivery partners engaged on a principal to principal basis, ensures a host of customer-centric features like lightning fast delivery, no minimum order value, live order tracking, and 24/7 customer support.
HR Head & Senior Director , India Sub-Continent - Procter & Gamble
Nagpur University Bachelors of Engineering, Electronics
Chief Executive Officer, MTR Foods Pvt Ltd
In 1994, Sanjay joined Colgate Palmolive India Pvt. Ltd. as Senior Product Manager and spent four years in the organization. After a career spanning only eight years, Sanjay joined Dabur Foods Ltd. as the Head of
Marketing where he helped Real the packaged Juices vertical of the company grow from being a business of 6 crores to 240 crores. Sanjay left the organization as Business Head of the Foods Division in 2008.
That same year, Sanjay joined IFFCO as the Director of Beverages, Culinary and Strategic Marketing and a year later he took up his current position as the Chief Executive Officer at MTR Foods Pvt. Ltd.
In the last 8 years as CEO of MTR Foods, Sanjay has guided the company into being a 900+ crore organization.
Mr. Sharma is currently based in Bangalore. He completed his graduation fro
Mumbai and went on to complete his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Pune.
Sanjay is currently a member of the National Food Processing Committee for FICCI and CII.
CEO - Zydus Wellness Limited
In his tenure over the last five years, he has been instrumental in turnaround and scale up of the company performance by accelerating the topline and bottom-line growth on back of innovations, laying the foundation for international business and building high performing leadership team. He has also successfully completed integration of Kraft Heinz India business with Zydus Wellness post the largest cash deal in the Indian FMCG industry.
He has worked with various FMCG and retail companies like Danone, Wipro, Bharti Walmart, Godrej and Sara Lee.
Tarun has rich experience of 25 years having played a pivotal role in Business Transformation and post-merger integration projects.
Tarun is a post grad in Management and was listed amongst Young Turks by Economic Times in March 2014.
Partner, & Consumer Head, Consulting - Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP
Representative Engagement Experience
Educational Background – MBA in Marketing & Intl Business (Univ of Akron, OH), B.Com Hons (SRCC), High School – Doon School .
Managing Director - De Beers India
Managing Director - De Beers India
Head Supply Chain, Mondelez
responsible for leading the end-to-end supply chain in this dynamic and emerging market.
Nand is a part of the India BU Leadership team and Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (AMEA)
ISC (Integrated Supply Chain) Leadership Team.
With close to two decades of management experience in planning, logistics, procurement
and manufacturing, he has in depth understanding of end-to-end supply chain covering
Source – Plan – Make – Deliver.
Prior to joining Mondelez India, he was associated with PepsiCo India and Colgate Palmolive
India in various supply chain leadership roles.
He holds Global supply Chain MBA from University of Tennessee, USA, along with a post
graduate degree from NITIE (National Institute of Industrial Engineering) and Bachelor of
Engineering from Pune University.
Partner and Head – Consumer Markets and Life Sciences - KPMG in India
With over 21 years of experience in business transformation across Asia-Pacific and Europe, he has served several clients across consumer goods, agri business, retail & life sciences domains.
Harsha leads the consumer markets and life sciences sector for KPMG in India, encompassing FMCG, Retail, Agriculture, Consumer Durables, Ecommerce and Pharma. As a part of this role, Harsha has been leading multiple large scale organizational transformations, growth strategy, revenue enhancement, cost optimization, technology implementation and business process improvement projects.
Harsha has also played an instrumental role in providing specific sector expertise for clients across Audit, Tax and Advisory at KPMG in India. He is also responsible for driving the overall Consumer Market and Life Sciences sector strategy for the firm.
Prior to joining KPMG in India, he was with Accenture in the United Kingdom for five years leading their digital customer business across the consumer markets vertical. Prior to Accenture, he has served in various sales & marketing leadership roles in India, most notably at Unilever and PepsiCo.
Over the years, Harsha has partnered with large consumer and pharma organizations and has successfully helped them in their transformation journeys and scaling up their operations.
Harsha’s seasoned advisory experience spans across Asia and Europe. While in Asia, Harsha has led several engagements for clients such as L’oreal, P&G, ITC, Bunge, Godrej, etc. His stint in Europe saw him lead several transformation deals across multiple clients. Key amongst these, was his role as part of the global account leadership team at Unilever and British American Tobacco.
Within the Life sciences domain, he has led engagements such as growth and channel strategy for a life sciences MNC; supply chain improvement at an Indian pharma company; digital transformation of an European life sciences giant etc.
Areas of expertise
His wide expertise includes large scale organisational transformation, growth and market entry strategy, sales effectiveness – frontline sales force and distributor management and net revenue management. Apart from this he also specialises in marketing and advertising effectiveness, supply chain and order-to-cash efficiency, operational improvement and cost reduction in overheads.
Partner, Supply Chain & Network Operations Leader - Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India Pvt. Ltd.
He has over 20 years of experience in industry and consulting in the areas of supply chain transformation, digital supply networks and, synchronized planning and fulfillment across key sectors including consumer business, life sciences and retail across geographies
Easwar focuses on transformation programs that deploy class leading operating models and technology enabled supply chain ecosystems for organizations with an emphasis on sustainable growth
He is a member of specific committees of leading industry associations and has worked with the National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council (NMCC) of The Government of India on sector specific growth strategies
Easwar has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and is a Post Graduate in Business Administration.
Owner - Touchstone Gems and Jewellery (India) Pvt. Ltd
Archana was the President of FLO, the women’s wing of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry in 2015- 2016. She has been working in the sphere of women’s development since the last two decades. Among other women empowerment initiatives promoted were Swayam, a handholding, mentoring and consultancy cell nationwide for women, and a number of skilling and employment initiatives under the umbrella WE (Women Empowerment). WE in Transport, WE in Education, WE in Telecom, WE in Security, WE in Ecommerce, and creation of women artisan’s directories.
Archana Garodia Gupta was the National Chair of the FICCI MSME Committee for two years. She is a member of the Brics Financial Committee from India, leading the SME Task force.
In addition to her role at FICCI, she has been a key board member of the Noida Women Entrepreneurs Association for the last 20 years. She helped promote a successful women’s industrial park along with the UP Government, Mahila Udyami Park in Greater Noida in 1999.
Archana qualified with an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, in the top 5% of her class with a merit scholarship.
She is one of India’s leading quizzers. In 2001, she was the declared “Champion of Champions”, by BBC Mastermind in India and has been there as an expert on Kaun Banega Crorepati for many episodes.
Archana is the author of the bestselling two volume “A History of India for Children” published by Hachette, which comprehensively covers the History of India from Prehistory to modern times. Her book, “The Women who ruled India” details the stories of 20 women who ruled in India. She writes on retail, women’s issues and history for newspapers and magazines, and regular columns for Indian Express and the Hindu.
She is on the Board of Trustees and Governing Body of I.P. College for Women, Delhi University and on the Governing body of Indian Institute of Management Sirmaur.
Archana is widely travelled, both in her business capacity, and as a speaker in International conferences. She speaks many languages.
Executive Director HR and Vice President HR - Unilever South Asia.
Executive Director HR and Vice President HR - Unilever South Asia.
She is a Board member of NHRDN India and a member of the CII National Committee for HR and Leadership. She has recently been recognized among India’s Most Powerful Women in Business by Business Today. She featured in the Spencer Stuart & Economic Times list of Rising Indian Women Leaders in 2015.
She is a business focused HR leader who has had an international career with rich experiences in operating company and global leadership roles, partnering members of the Unilever Executive.
She passed out of XLRI in 1999 and joined Hindustan Unilever Ltd. as a Management Trainee.
Anuradha spent the first 14 years of her career in HUL, working with teams in Customer Development, Employee Relations and as HR Partner to members of the HUL Management Committee in Supply Chain and Marketing. In her role as Leadership Development Director, South Asia, she led the Talent agenda, across 5 markets, and was instrumental in bringing significant external recognition to the company.
She worked at Unilever’s headquarters in London for six years, first as Executive Assistant to the former CHRO, followed by a 4 year stint as Vice President HR, Home Care, where she shaped the organisational and cultural transformation of the business globally, to be more agile & consumer connected. She has strong M&A experience having worked with the Unilever Prestige business and has also led the Global Talent Attraction and Employer Brand agenda for Unilever.
Her purpose is to spark magic between people, passion and opportunity – for the benefit of the business, of society and for us all.
Anuradha is a Board member of NHRDN India and a member of the CII National Committee for HR and Leadership. She has recently been recognized among India’s Most Powerful Women in Business by Business Today. She featured in the Spencer Stuart & Economic Times list of Rising Indian Women Leaders in 2015.
She is married to Harsha who is in a Consulting career. They have a son, Rishi who is 10 years old. As a family they love to travel & discover new places and cultures. Anuradha’s other interests include reading, and she follows tennis passionately
Global Head, Strategic Alliances & New Verticals, Customized Intelligence - Nielsen Global Connect
Managing Director, PUMA India and Southeast Asia
Abhishek joined PUMA’s founding team as Director – Sales & Marketing in 2006. He played a pivotal role in setting up the sales, marketing, retail, product, sourcing and planning functions in the company. In his previous role as Managing Director at PUMA India, he was responsible for driving digital transformation initiatives. With a goal of accelerating the company’s growth in the market, Abhishek was instrumental in establishing PUMA as the No.1 sports brand in the country.
Prior to joining PUMA, he had a successful stint with Reebok where he led the business operations in South India. From Supply Chain and Planning to Sales and Retail, his expertise spanned across the value chain.
Known to have an Operator’s Insight, Abhishek is focused on leveraging current market potential while always looking for opportunities to remain future relevant. A strong advocate of people-led success stories, he believes that building the right culture in the organisation is the most critical contribution of a leader.
An active Angel Investor, he invests in and mentors promising start ups in his individual capacity. He is a part of the Indian Angel Network and an LP in Stellaris Venture Partners. Other than Sports and Retail, he is interested in technology, new age media and content-based start-ups. An alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow, Abhishek was recognized by The Economic Times on their 40 under Forty list of India Inc.’s top business leaders in 2018.
Director and CEO - Sri Sri Tattva
He began his career in a private business of international trade in 1997 and was instrumental in the set up and management of group offices in India, Dubai, Hong Kong, USA and Russia.
His experience over the years has seen him contribute effectively to global
strategy, organisational design, business turnaround, expansion and scaling up of projects. His eye for detail compliments his passion for new product development and new businesses.
Senior Vice President & Head - Flipkart Wholesale & Walmart India
At Flipkart, Adarsh has just moved to start-up & lead the new B2B business – an exciting new charter that aims to drive growth & prosperity to millions of kiranas & MSMEs in India, & holds the potential to become a large & meaningful part of the Flipkart Group’s presence in India. In this role, he heads Walmart India – an acquisition made by the Flipkart group to enter the B2B space, & Flipkart Wholesale – the newly launched ECommerce B2B marketplace.
Prior to this, Adarsh headed three Business Units at Flipkart – The Flipkart Private Brands Business Unit horizontally across categories, the Electronics Business Unit & the Furniture Business Unit. Adarsh enjoys working across varied categories & business opportunities, & solving the numerous complex
problems associated with scaling up businesses to positions of dominance in India. He is passionate about leveraging technology to solve problems for India & Indian customers, & in building high-performing & engaged teams.
Adarsh holds an MBA in Marketing & HR from FMS Delhi. He is married to Chandini who heads Marketing for HDFC Credila & they have a 13 year old son Arhaan. In his spare time, Adarsh enjoys playing squash, listening to music & travelling.
CEO India and South Asia, OYO Hotels and Homes Pvt Ltd
Rohit is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience. He joined OYO in December 2018 as CEO, New Real Estate Businesses, and in the span of a year, led the formation and growth of OYO LIFE and OYO Workspaces in India.
Rohit has worked in various leadership positions across sales and finance in several companies such as Max India Limited and Mckinsey & Company. Prior to joining OYO, Rohit was the Executive Board Member at Max Healthcare for close to 5 years. He has also been Senior Director-Strategy & Business Performance at Max. Before Max India, Rohit was serving as the head of strategy for the Religare group and was involved in shaping the company’s presence across sectors. In the past, Rohit has also worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company for close to a decade. During his tenure with McKinsey, he gained extensive exposure to multiple international markets.
Rohit also serves on the board of Antara Senior Living, Max One Distribution and Crossley Remedies. Rohit holds a PGD from Indian School of Business where he was ranked among the top five students in his batch and was the recipient of the Young Leader Award, for best all-around performance in the class.
Rohit has recently been featured as one of ISB’s most influential alumni in the book “ISB Portraits.”
In addition to the PGD, he is also a certified Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA Institute, USA). He is also a visiting faculty at SP Jain Institute of Management and Research, IMT Ghaziabad and Vedic Scholars. In his personal life, he is fond of all things design, is a keen portrait photographer and a fitness enthusiast.
In 2017, he bicycled from Manali to Leh, one of the toughest cycling routes anywhere in the world. Outside of work, Rohit plays the role of a caddie for his children (7-year-old daughter and a 16-year-old son) and supports their passion for golf.
Founder & CEO, Peppefry.com
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’s 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 read and collects Zippo lighters and memorabilia from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels.