INSIGHT in Hyderabad

October 18, 2014

Time : 11 am to 12 noon

Details : Introductory talk on INSIGHT: The DNA of Success with Q& A session followed by High Tea Venue: M A D : MUSIC ARTS DANCE PAATASAALA, Door No 8-2-293/82, P.No.291, Block No III, Road No 78, Jubilee hills, Padmalaya Studio Road, Hyderabad 500033, Telangana


Head- Corporate Center, Member-Executive Management Committee, Larsen & Toubro Ltd   DR.HASIT JOSHIPURA Dr. Hasit Joshipura is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from VJTI – Bombay University and a Post Graduate in Business Administration from Indian Institute of Management – Ahmedabad. He has completed his Doctorate in Marketing at the School of Management at IIT Mumbai and holds a degree in Law from Bombay University. After having spent about three years with the Tata Administrative Services, Hasit has spent about 16 years with the Unilever Group of companies in India and held positions of increasing responsibility in commercial, sales, marketing and business management functions. He joined the pharmaceutical business of Johnson & Johnson Ltd., as President & Executive Director in October 2001, a position he held until August 2006. Hasit was also the Chair person for the Corporate Contributions Programme, as well as the lead for Government Affairs for the Johnson & Johnson group of businesses in India. In October 2006, Hasit was appointed Vice President, South Asia and Managing Director India with GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (GSK) and formally took over on 1st January, 2007. He served as Chairman of GSK Bangladesh from 2007 to 2010. He was promoted to Senior Vice President, South Asia and Managing Director, India in December 2012. He also has oversight for Nepal and is the Chairman of GSK Sri Lanka. Dr. Joshipura is the President of Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) and has been serving as a member of the Board of Governors of VJTI since 2009. He served on the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) from 2009 to 2013 where he was a member of the Search & Selection Committee for the new Chairman as well as the new Director. He also chaired the Finance Committee of the Board. Dr. Joshipura was one of the Vice Presidents of the Organization of Pharmaceutical Producers of India (OPPI) from October 2010 to September 2013. He is an Adjunct Faculty at IIMA and a Visiting faculty at School of Management, IIT, Mumbai. He also frequently lectures students of Wharton School of Business.
Prahlad Kakar


Brand consultant and advertising professional   PK 2 Prahlad Kakar is the Advertising Film Director for Genesis Film Production, one of India’s oldest and foremost Ad film production houses since its inception in 1977. He virtually invented a genre of television advertising in India in the years that followed. Prahlad has created Award winning commercials for the most reputed Corporates and agencies in India and the Asia Pacific region. Known as the “Ad guru” he has been instrumental in changing the face of advertising in our country. He has helped create memorable campaigns for brands like Pepsi “yehi heh right choice baby! Aha” Gold spot “the zing thing”, Maggie “2 minutes?” Britannia “ting ting ti ting”, Limca “Zor ka Jhatka”and Maggi Sauces “Its different”. 30 years down the line Prahlad Kakar has earned himself a Lifetime Achievement Award by the IAAFA in the year 1999 and has got Genesis the top Production House for 2 years in a row for years 2003 and 2004 by the Brand Equity. Today Prahlad is consulting with Companies to provide innovative solutions for promoting and brand building various products and services. Creative workshops, Motivational and Leadership interactive sessions for middle management and top management executives, university students etc  to deal with current issues and future challenges specifically designed for every Company’s needs.


Managing Director, Cholamandalam Investment & Finance VELLAYAN SUBBIAH Vellayan Subbiah, son of Padma Bhushan M V Subbiah, is part of the fourth generation of the Murugappa family. Mr. Vellayan, holds a degree of Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering from the IIT Madras and a Masters in Business Administration from the Michigan University, USA. His professional experience includes a 6 year stint with McKinsey, Chicago and associations with 24/7 Customer Inc. Las Gatos and The Carlyle Group, San Francisco. He later debuted in the Murugappa Group, steering its BPO arm Laserwords and is currently the Managing Director of Cholamandalam Investment And Finance Company limited, a Murugappa group company. Mr. Vellayan is an avid cyclist and a marathon runner.