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Ashish is currently the COO for CARE Hospitals Group responsible for identifying and building new businesses for the group which already has a strong presence in the curative space. Most of his activities are related to the preventive stream of the healthcare delivery and to the skilling / Up-skilling space. Prior to CARE Hospitals, he was a part of Apollo Hospitals leading the strategy and new initiatives team.
He brings with him 2 decades of experience in industries like Telecom and Healthcare. He joined the telecom industry right at the inception of the same in India and became the Head of Marketing and Ops by the time he left the industry. He led some of the path breaking initiatives that revolutionized the value added services space in the telecom industry. He worked for Airtel, Vodafone and Cognizant Technologies for most parts of his telecom career.
Ashish is an Electrical Engineer with an MBA in Marketing and Finance. He is passionate about the role of technology in making quality healthcare accessible to all.
He spends his leisure time on music, movies and traveling.
Ashok Dash is a senior business professional having rich experience across diverse functions like Partner Development, Enterprise Sales, Channel Sales, Pre-sales and Implementation. His career has spanned across organizations like L&T, Ramco Systems and Microsoft.
In his current role as Director-Partner Development (Tier I System Integrators) , Ashok manages a set of large Tier 1 System Integrators and drives their India business across all products/technologies/solutions of Microsoft. He is responsible for their business plan, practice development, capability planning, capacity planning, Go To Market strategy and revenue growth in India.
On a personal note, Ashok is passionate about cricket, is an avid music buff and loves travel.
Climate change, livelihood, energy, public policy, e-governance. He formulated many projects for bilateral and multilateral agencies (WORLP, OTELP for DFID, OCTMP, POCRA, APIIATP for the World Bank)
One of the five independent governance advisors for DFID working on energy, institutional reform, public finance and governance.
Chandra Shekhar Chitrala has been an entrepreneur from 1994. Currently the Managing Director of Catalyst IT Solutions Pvt. Ltd., he takes delight in the fact that even today he enjoys his work with the same enthusiasm and energy that he had when starting out.
While his company focuses on developing innovative, economic and efficient solutions for organizations ranging from Indian Railways to the neighbourhood kirana store, he is a member of the NASSCOM Odisha State Council, is passionate about mentoring new entrepreneurs and helping nurture the Alumni network of his alma mater - Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar.
Presenting Mr. Joseph P.C, currently the head of Enterprise Technology Operations in Wells Fargo, previously he has headed Technology Infrastructure in Wells Fargo. Prior to joining Wells Fargo he has worked through multiple Technology related roles in ANZ Bank, iNautix and Bank of New York.
He is particularly interested in Governance of information technology across an enterprise (strategic alignment, value delivery, risk management, resource optimization, business performance measurement), enterprise architecture particularly in the lT4lT space
Presenting Mr. Krishna K.V, current Senior Vice President, Transaction Banking, Yes Bank. He has over fourteen years of banking experience as 0 Transaction Banking professional having worked across foreign and domestic banks (ABN AMRO Bank, The Royal Bank of Scotland, Ratnakar Bank and currently with Yes Bank Ltd).
He has varied experience of managing small, SME. corporate and multinational clients across South India. His passions include reading, music. travelling, long distance running and football. He has completed one full marathon, twelve half-marathons and 3 Trail Runs of 25 kms at different parts of India.
He believes that “Life is a marathon and not a sprint" and that one can take away a lot of learnings from being a long distance runner.
Presenting Lalit Desiraju. an MBA from Xavier institute of Management. Bhubaneswar with around t6 years of experience in the consulting and software industry. He has successfully handled several strategic and Program management and process cansulting assignments.
He has been involved in consultancy assignments for leadings banks in europe, a leading investment management firm in US and a leading insurance firm in the west coast of USA. Areas of his expertise include Digital Transformation, Program Management, DevOps Program Management and Implementation, Business, IT and Ops transformation experience including business case preparation and ROI justification and Process outsourcing due diligence.
Simanta Mohanty is a Human Resources professional with nearly three decades of experience in the public, private, non-profit and government sectors. An alumnus of the Executive PGP 1996-1999 batch of XIMB, Simanta has held leadership positions with Wipro and IBM, among other organizations, and has also been a Principal Consultant for the Government of India’s Higher Education Mission.
He writes extensively on HR and leadership, is active on social media and is one of the most followed Indian management professionals on LinkedIn.com
Presenting our esteemed alumni, Mrinalini Khusape who has had a successful career in driving brands and businesses for varied industries such as Automobile, FMCG, Media & Education. Mrinalini finds an unrelenting zeal in taking up challenging roles in the areas of Business & Revenue Growth and Product & Brand Strategizing.
Brands she has been associated with Skoda India, Hindustan Times, MINT, Tata Salt, Kellogg's, LAKME, RIN, Surf & Axe, Grasim Cement and Hindalco Aluminium.
She is currently with Skoda Auto India where she has lead functions in Sales and Marketing. She has demonstrated strong commercial decisiveness in Business Performance Strategy by charting out sales and product strategies with key focus on enhancing business. Creating award winning adverting campaigns has also been a highpoint of her time with Skoda.
Mrinalini is a mechanical engineer and a national level basketball player. She is a travel and wildlife enthusiast who dabbles in photography and equestrian riding.
Nilanjan Roy is a VP & Business Head with Cigna in India with responsibility for both Cigna Global Health Benefits and Domestic Group Health product segments. Based in Mumbai, he manages the overall Employer Segment Sales and Client management strategy for the Indian market.
Nilanjan has 14+ years of overall work experience including 9 years in the insurance sector with core focus on Employee Risk Management Advisory, Global Health Travel Life & Accident Insurances, Commercial Insurance Broking and Global Benefits Management for several leading and Global blue-chip employers in the India. Before joining CignaTTK , Nilanjan worked with the Marsh & Mc Lennan group as a Regional Business Head for Mercer-Marsh Benefits, India, leading several prestigious Global client assignments on Benefits Management, insurance broking, advisory and client service management.
Prior to insurance he worked in the Retail Banking space specializing on channel sales, mortgage financing, third party product cross sales at ICICI Bank and briefly in the cards & retail overdraft business with Standard Chartered Bank. Nilanjan holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Xavier Institute of Management (XIM), Bhubaneswar and strategy management certification from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad and the Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad.
He is a Private Pilot and Glider Pilot License holder and a proud recipient of the Indian Defence Minister’s Commendation Medal, the Governor’s Gold Medal and National Cadet Corps, NCC, (C) certificate.
Currently heads the marketing function for Vodafone Kolkata where he manages the overall consumer experience on products and services for the largest telecom operator of the circle.
He has 13 years of experience in consumer marketing and strategy across multiple industries – telecom, banking and consumer durables. Leadership for Prithwish is about the 3 C’s - competency, curiosity and clarity.
He believes people are key to business and hence influencing and motivating the team is critical to success.Prithwish strongly believes in the philosophy of a “corporate athlete” and that staying fit physically is critical for mental agility and remaining focused during demanding times. He is a marathon runner and has participated in multiple half marathons and full marathons. He is an avid reader and traveller.
At present Senior Consultant & Program Director, International Solar Alliance, an inter-governmental body initiated by India and France to promote & scale-up solar energy in 121 prospective member countries.
Has a diverse experience of 35 years in energy sector, in companies like NHPC, POWERGRID, PTC India, and Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). He played key role in Cross-Border Transmission Inter-connections & power trade with Bhutan, Nepal and Bangladesh and in the development of a vibrant power market in India. His team efforts in rooftop solar won SECI a National Award in 2016.
He has earlier been ADB National Consultant – India for “SAARC Regional Trade Study, March 2010”; on IEA peer review team, National Task Force on Power Exchange and Programme Director for “Indo Norwegian Programme for Institutional Cooperation”. He is presently a member of CII National Committee on Renewable Energy.
He is presently a member of CII National Committee on Renewable Energy.
Presenting Mr. Saniay Nayak, Associate Vice President and Business Head Financial Services Global, lnfosys 8P0. An XlMB alumnus with 25 years of experience in sales, delivery of IT and Operations in Banking and Financial Services domain. He is also experienced in consulting and outsourcing in IT and ITES sector. building new business worth USD 150 million.
He also has board level experience including multiple M8.A pursuits and innovative commercial models. He conceptualized and delivered integrated platform 8P0 solution on a global scale. He has helped 50 small and mid-cap companies raise money through "’0 and get listed on OTC Exchange of india (market capitalization of USD 1 billion).
He has led a Futures and Options tradaing project team to successful go-live for National Stock Exchange ushering the derivatives trading across India in 2000. His hobbies include running and photography. He is also passionate about social causes like recycling, tree plantation etc.
Subrat brings close to 20 years of industry, management consulting and teaching and research experience, of which the last 5 years have been in academia at KIIT School of Management, as Associate Professor in Marketing. Prior to joining academics, he has worked with several corporates, namely, Avalon Consulting, IBM Business Consulting Services, Wipro Consulting and iGATE- Patni as Director, Consulting. Before he moved to academics, he was designated as Vice President, Market Intelligence at Beroe Inc. with about close to 400 direct and indirect reportees and annual revenue responsibility of 20 million USD.
Subrat’s interests in research include product line decisions and multi market competition theory, multi objective decision models. He is pursuing his fellow program in management from XLRI, Jamshedpur and has submitted his doctoral dissertation. His passion is teaching to make a difference and he loves to travel with his family.
Presenting Sunita Raut, presently transitioning from her HR Manager role for IKEA Purchasing South Asia into setting up her own consulting. She has previously worked across organisations such as Oriflame, Mercuri Urval, Ericcson and Xerox in the HR space. She also founded her own boutique firm Natures Way which provided Leadership Development across India.
Her passion for people and igniting a spark in them makes her a true blue and successful HR personnel.
Presenting, Mr.Vijay Sinha, Senior Vice PresidentHR for JSW Energy Ltd. Vijay is responsible for setting up Shared Services Centre for JSW group and is driving this as Director of JSW GBS Ltd. He also heads JSW Energy Centre of Excellence. Viiay has rich 8. varied experience of more than 23 years in various areas of HR across different industries ranging from manufacturing, hospitality. market research. animation 8. retail. A management graduate from XIMB, he started his career with SAIL.
He strongly believes that employees constitute the most powerful force in moving the organization forward. He has been awarded with "HR Leadership Award" during Global HR Excellence Awards 201 l=l2, as well “lndira Super Achievers Award" in the year 20l0 and the “World's Greatest CHRO 2016-17 award" organized by URS International in the “The lndia-UAE Business & Social Forum 2017". Vijay has been actively associated with SPIC~MACAY during his college days.
25 years of varied Industry experience having handled the entire gamut of Human Resources function for both manufacturing and service sector. Started career as Management Trainee with Vardhman Textiles and later worked with hospitality Industry (Oberoi Hotels, Park Hotels and Radisson Hotels) as Director-Human Resources Had a long stint of 10 years with Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd, joined them in 2004 as a General Manager-HR and left them in 2014 as Senior Vice President- Human Resources. Was the global head of HR for Glenmark Generics Ltd and was instrumental in global scale up and M&A across Europe, USA and LATAM Countries
Presently working with Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd as Group President- Human Resources to head their global human resources function for Emcure and its subsidiaries.
Was awarded the CHRO of the year in the 7th Asia Best Employer Brand Awards 2016 held at Singapore and was awarded one of the most influential leaders in India at the World HRD Congress meet held at Taj Lands End, Mumbai in Feb 2017
Specialties: HR Due Diligence for new acquisitions, OD interventions, Compensation Benchmarking, International HR practices, Union Negotiations, Handling strikes and lockouts
Mr. Chittaranjan Mohanty has total of 18 years of Work Experience. He currently heads the Shared Services for Asset Management Ops India for a Global Financial MNC where he has been working for 9 years. Prior to this, he was heading the Investor Support, Client Information & Reference Data for Ops or Asset Management India.He started the Consulting Services group for India.
He is Certified Master Black Belt & BB from GE Capital. Apart from GE he has worked with NIIT, Polaris Software Lab and had started a startup – Planetworkz.
Dipankar Das heads Sales & Business Development for India & APAC at BRIDGEi2i Analytics Solutions, one of the fastest growing company in Big Data, Analytics and Artificial Intelligence space. He is responsible for Go to Market strategy, sales execution and client acquisition.Dipankar has held various strategy and corporate finance roles at Hewlett Packard & GE for 15 years prior to joining his current position in 2016. He has a diverse set of experience across strategy, organizational change, operating model redesign working across both revenue and cost side of the P&L. At Hewlett Packard, Dipankar led the services portfolio driving revenue growth, portfolio transformation and cost optimization. At GE, he led key Financial Services engagements for GE Capital in the area of Finance & Risk Management.
Dipankar is an avid reader and loves to play golf.
In 1987, Mr Om Prakash started his first venture by the name of Trade and Business Corner and started manufacturing of Plastic Components & equipments as OEM for Konark TV. He started Plastend, which is his present firm, in 1989. He did his MBA from XIM in 1992, when he was 30. Over the years, he has worked in the distribution for various companies like HCL Office Automation Division, Eureka Forbes, and GN Resound Hearing Aid Devices.
In 1995, he started working as Distributor of Nalco Chemicals, which is a Chicago based Chemical Manufacturer and operates in 185 countries. Till today, Nalco is his primary principal. He currently work in the Steel, Paper, Beverages and Hotel Industry and everywhere else where Water Treatment chemicals are a requirement.
Today, he own a 100 million enterprise and aim to make it reach 150 million in another 5 years.
In his current role, Mr Jagannath leads the Dell-EMC Synergy and Alliance role for VMware. This role gives him an opportunity position the VMware solutions on the Dell EMC stack and lead the customers on the Digital Transformation Journey.
In his prior role as the Director of Marketing for VMware in India and the SAARC region, he was responsible for Brand Strategy, Communications, Demand Generation, Partner Marketing, Press and Analyst relations. He is also part of the VMware India Leadership Team. Before joining VMware, Jagannath was the Director Trade Marketing at LinkedIn India. His main focus there was to create monetization opportunities for the professional networking platform. Prior to that, he has held leadership positions at Sun Microsystems, Tech Mahindra and Reliance Infocomm. Jagannath has 20+ years of well-rounded marketing experience with exposure to a wide range of market categories and segments.
Jagannath is an alumnus of MIT Sloan School of Management, where he pursued an advanced course in General Management with Leadership, Innovation and Strategy as the focus areas. He also holds a PDGM (MBA) from XIM Bhubaneswar (a Top 10 B-School) and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics with Hons & Distinction.
Jagannath is a regular speaker at Industry Forums. He was conferred the CMO of the year in the year 2012 and 2016 by VAR India was honored as one of the ‘Most Influential Marketers’ by the World Marketing Congress in 2015.
Jagannath is passionate about education for the underprivileged. He is associated with a number of NGOs to further this cause.‘Jaggi’ as he is known to his peers, is an avid Golfer, Guitarist in a Rock band and has been a National level quizzer.
Shreeprakash has 13 years of experience in Corporate Finance and Investment Banking. He is currently leading a team of analysts and associates working on Investment Banking transactions for HSBC’s EMEA clients. He manages the teams working on Private Equity, Leverage Finance and Infrastructure & Resources transactions.
Previously he had worked with J.P.Morgan Investment Banking research division and was leading the M&A and FSG research teams. He has also worked at GE Capital in credit and risk management. Shreeprakash has done MBA (Finance) from Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar and his Bachelors in Technology from College of Engineering and Technology, Bhubaneswar
Mr. Sidharth Rath is the Group Executive and Head, Corporate & Transaction Banking and also the International Banking of Axis Bank. He heads multiple business and product groups at Axis Bank, which includes Client Coverage and Relationship for Corporates, Financial Institutions and Government; GlobalMarkets; Asset-Liability Management; Trade & Transaction Banking and Capital Markets. Mr. Rath has over 2 decades of experience in the financial sector. He has been in Axis Bank for the last 14 years and was instrumental in setting up the Corporate & Project Advisory Services; Syndication & Debt Capital Markets and the Investment Banking businesses for Axis. Axis Bank has been a market leader in many of these businesses.
Mr. Rath began his career as a Management Trainee with The Industrial Finance Corporation of India (IFCI), the first development financial institution of India, with core skills being in the Project and Corporate finance domain. Mr. Rath has played key roles in various institutional and market committees. He represented IFCI in the Inter-Institutional Committee on Infrastructure Financing and was the Director in many of the Corporates.
Mr. Rath is a Member of Securities Exchange Board of India constituted Corporate Bonds and Securitization Advisory Committee (CoBoSAC), Member in the Advisory Board of the National Securities Clearing Corporation Ltd. (NSCCL) and Director on the Board of Swift India. He is on the board of subsidiaries of Axis Bank, viz. Axis Bank (UK) Ltd., Axis Private Equity Ltd. and Axis Trustees Ltd. As the Head of Advisory Services, Mr Rath has in the past led some of the landmark advisory services in the areas of airports privatization for Airport Authority of India, PPP-BOT road projects for National Highways Authority of India, development of container port terminals, metro rail projects etc.
With nearly 28 years of professional experience in varied industries as following
Sri Sudhanshu Sekhara Mishra is an IRTS officer of 1985 batch having qualification of M.A, LLB & MBA. He is presently working as Chief Safety Officer/East Coast Railway. He has established SBP Division from scratch and made it fully functional during his tenure at Sambalpur. He has consistently achieved/exceeded the physical & financial targets given to him in any post. In Railways, he has been Awarded twice at the level of Genera Manager.
Susanta Mishra is a Business Leader having diverse experience in Global presales, technology enabled partner development, business development, IT services, product development, customer experience and entrepreneurship. He has worked in companies like IBM (India & USA), Siemens, Tata Communications, PWC, PSI Data systems, Bluestar etc. Off late, he has been an entrepreneur and is active in the start- up ecosystem as a cofounder, mentor and investor. His current start- up Aggragati is building an AI enabled learning platform for Higher education. Susanta is passionate about Music, dance and loves photography and travel.