Senior Advisor- Everstone Capital Advisors


Former General Manager, IBM Global Technology Services, India/South AsiaGANESH MARGABANDHU

Ganesh Margabandhu is a respected leader in the IT Industry.
A graduate from Loyola College and Indian Institute of Science, his 35+ years of experience in India and abroad spans several key positions in Sales, Marketing, Operations, Services and Global Delivery in Wipro, Ariba and 25+years in IBM.
The key leadership positions held were, Managing Director of Ariba , South Asia, Leader of IBM’s eBusiness on Demand program , based in Singapore, Vice President – IBM Global Delivery serving clients across the globe, Vice President ( Sales) for IBM Growth Markets based in Shanghai and General Manager for IBM’s Global Technology Services for India and South Asia, during which period he led a team that transformed the region’s Services business to become the fastest growth engine for IBM world wide. He retired as the Transformation, Leadership and Coach for IBM .
Ganesh is a certified Executive Coach by Marshall Goldsmith.


Country Head in HDFC Bank covering businesses of Private BankingABHAY AIMA

Abhay is a Country Head in HDFC Bank covering businesses of Private Banking, Retail Liabilities, Digital Banking & International Business. He has more than 30 years of experience, 22 years being in the bank and is considered to be one of the Wizards of Dalal Street.

He has a multi-disciplinary profile where he started off in the National Defence Academy at Khadakwasla, from where he joined the air force. After that he started off in Mumbai selling lamp shades, STD disconnectors and CCTV cameras before a break in Citibank.

Abhay, then became a member of the core promoter group of HDFC Bank. He initially focused on investments and gradually expanded into private banking business and the investment product distribution business where he played a pioneering role in the industry and built a market leadership position for HDFC Bank. He is also a director in HDFC Securities.



Dr. T. V. Rao is currently the Chairman of TVRLS. He is associated with the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad for the last 44 years in various capacities, first as a Professor and recently as IIMA society and board member. He is the co-founder of the National HRD Network and Academy of HRD.
He initiated the HRD Function and movement in the country along with Udai Pareek in the mid-seventies,starting with Larsen & Toubro, SBI, BEML and various other organizations. While at IIMA he taught OB, HRD & entrepreneurship, chaired various programs, and started a leadership development methodology based on what is now known as “360-degree feedback”. He is also the author of over 60 books, including Effective People, HRD Missionary, Nurturing Excellence-IIMA, Managers Who Make a Difference, and The Future of HRD.
Dr. Rao has received many awards including the Ravi Matthai Fellow from AIMS and worked as UNDP, UNESCO, USAID, and Commonwealth Secretariat in various countries.


Head – Group Human Capital, Max India LimitedP DWARAKANATH

Mr. Dwarakanath who heads the Human Capital function of Max Group, brings a rich and varied experience of over four decades. Prior to this, he was the Director – Human Resources and Administration, South Asia of GlaxoSimthKline (GSK) and associated with GSK for close to three decades. He was also a member of GSK’s International HR team. He is on the board of several Companies / Institutions including GSK Consumer Healthcare Ltd.
Mr. Dwarakanath has held several management positions in the various professional bodies. To name a few, he was the President of National Human Resources Development Network (NHRDN), President of Delhi Management Association (DMA), Regional President – Northern Region of All India Management Association (AIMA) and Treasurer of AIMA.
Mr. Dwarakanath has won several prestigious awards for his valuable contribution in the field of Human Resources including the “Pathfinders Award” and “Lifetime Achievement Award” by the NHRDN; the “Career Achievement Award” by GSK International, and “Chairman’s Award” by Max India.



Founder and COO, ScripboxSANJIV SINGHAL

With over 25 years of operating at the intersection of finance and technology, Sanjiv has a deep understanding of how technology and behavioral finance can be combined to deliver better personal finance outcomes for consumers.
With a passionate focus on user-experience and simplicity, Sanjiv has been instrumental in conceiving and building the Scripbox personal finance platform and assembling the outstanding team that powers it.
Sanjiv has held leadership positions in a number of financial institutions such as Kotak Mahindra, ABN AMRO and Citigroup and at technology pioneers such as CyberCash. In the last 20 years, Sanjiv has helped build wealth management, retail banking and internet payment systems for financial institutions in India, UK, Europe, Southeast Asia and Japan.
Sanjiv is a graduate of NIT Kurukshetra and IIM Bangalore.



Founder & CEO of 3rd Dimension AdvisoryKulbir Singh Ahuja

Kulbir, in a career spanning over three and half decades as a corporate leader, Executive Coach ( Certified in Stake Holder Centred Coaching by Marshall Goldsmith) & business consultant , has accumulated wealth of experience in diverse industries like KPO and BPO, automotive, consumer durables, beverages, gaming/lottery and garments. He has held significant P&L responsibilities and has nurtured large multi-location multi-cultural teams (15,000+). He has deep rooted background in Sales & Marketing in global and domestic markets for retail and institutional customers. In addition to this, he has excellent grounding in Finance & Commercial functions. He has created high performance organizations through empowered teams with his ‘intra-prenuerial’ bent of mind, passion for innovation, while simplifying complexity and striving for excellence.
Kulbir has led teams across large matrix global corporations like IBM, Prudential Group &Sitel India as well as large Indian industrial houses like TATAs, Eicher, Ballarpur and Zee group.
Kulbir holds graduate degree in Commerce and a MBA. Kulbir is married to Preeti who is a graphic designer & they are blessed with two lovely daughters.


Founder and Executive Chairman, Praj IndustriesPRAMOD CHOUDHARI

Pramod Chaudhari , a first-generation Entrepreneur, is Founder and Executive Chairman of Praj Industries, a global process solutions company driven by innovation and integration capabilities in Bio-industrial sector, with references across five continents. Pramod is also President of Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA) Pune for the term 2016-2018.AtConfederation of Indian Industry (CII), he spearheadedBiofuels movement in India since 2007,almost for a decade. He has been actively contributing on various Climate Change platforms including that of UN Leadership Forum on Climate Change. He hasseveral awards and recognitions to his credit including amongst ‘Globally Top 100 People’ in BioEnergyIndustry by USA based publication, ‘Biofuels Digest’.

Pramod is a ‘Distinguished Alumnus of IIT Bombay (1971)’ and an alumnus of Harvard Business School (AMP 1995). He is great proponent of entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship development. Pramodis Advisory Board Member of several reputed academic institutionsin the field of Engineering, Technology and Management; fostering partnership between Industry and Academia.


Board member, Sylvant Advisors, Ruban Bridge, and Add On Gyan; Advisor, VNIR Bio Tech

Dr. A. VelumaniM Chandrasekaran is a member of the board of Sylvant Advisors, Ruban Bridge and Add On Gyan and advisor to VNIR Bio Technologies. Till recently, he was corporate advisor to the Manipal Education and Medical Group, co-Chairperson of the Innovation and Incubation Centre of Manipal University, and a member of the board of Stempeutics.
Earlier, he was Founder-Executive Chairman of the technology start up, Impulsesoft Pvt. Ltd., a provider of short range wireless solutions and was an advisor/member of the board of several fast-growing companies in India, including publicly listed companies such as 3i Infotech, Sasken and Aztec Software. He has also been an advisor to ChrysCapital and IDFC PE, two of the largest PE funds in India.
He has been one of the prime movers of the PGSM program for working IT professionals at IIM Bangalore. He writes regularly on corporate matters.
He has a degree in engineering from the College of Engineering, Guindy, and a PGDBA from IIM Ahmedabad.