Pranay Dhabhai

Pranay Dhabhai

Founder and Former Whole Time Director, Haier Appliances India Pvt. Ltd.

Education: MBA (1988 from the University of Stirling, UK) Specialization in Marketing & International Trade.

Work Experience: Founder and former Whole Time Director of Haier Appliances India Pvt Ltd. Now a wholly owned subsidiary of Haier group, China. Started India operations from scratch, launched and been responsible for establishing HAIER brand in India and developed the company since its inception, including taking over and expanding manufacturing facility.

In addition, have also handled AKAI, GIONEE and SANSUI brands in India.

Present: Founder, Managing Director & CEO of GBES ASIA LIMITED, Hong Kong. Sole authorized master distributor of BOSCH, DAIKIN and PANASONIC products for Bangladesh, SriLanka, Maldives, Nepal & Bhutan.

We have local operations in the above countries with overall responsibility of business including planning & execution, forecasting, sales & marketing, strategizing and running of day today operations. Products are sourced from factories of these brands from all over the world.

Life Experience: A meditator and a Biker.

Prabhakar Tadepalli

Prabhakar Tadepalli

Co-founder, President & COO Tyfone Inc.

As Co-Founder, President and COO of Tyfone Inc, Prabhakar is responsible for all product and business development aspects of Tyfone in the Asia-Pacific region. A seasoned technology executive, he is instrumental in shaping and directing company strategy. Tyfone specializes in identity security, privacy protection and cyber safety products for Government, Financial Services and Healthcare among other domains.

Tyfone operates in the US, Asia-Pacific, Middle-East and Africa markets. The Company’s growth and reputation are a testament to Prabhakar’s vast domain knowledge and his keen perception of industry-specific identity security and data protection needs.
Prior to establishing Tyfone, Prabhakar was Founder CEO of Finatus, a venture-backed cloud-services company which was one of the earliest companies in the space to target the industrial SME markets in the US.

Nina Chatrath

Nina Chatrath

Leadership and Business Consultant; Independent Board Director, Oriental Hotels

Nina has spent the last decade in guiding businesses to excellence, through quality and leadership initiatives, as she donned the hat of a trusted advisor to organizations. Her key focus area has been to unlock organizational capabilities using business and behavioral interventions. She focuses on building the strategic momentum of the business by working with the top leaders, which is at the heart of what value an HR leader can bring to the organization.

CEO Development and Succession Planning is a delivery expectation from Boards, as also having a robust process to review CEO’s performance in a way that enhances their leadership and company’s performance. As she works towards unlocking the potential of key leaders through coaching, she witnesses the effect it has on the individual performance leading to organizational excellence.

Hema Anamalai

Hema Annamalai

Co-Founder and Vice Chair Green Collar Agritech Solutions Pvt Ltd.

Hema is the Founder and former CEO of Ampere Vehicles, an early mover that spearheaded India’s E-Vehicles revolution. Brand “Ampere” has carved a niche for itself as an innovative technology creator in the nascent Indian Electric Vehicle Industry, contributing to environmental sustainability. Ampere has been acquired and Hema has fully exited the venture.

A serial entrepreneur, Hema has spent the last 25 years creating and driving varied entrepreneurial ventures spanning Professional Services, Electronics, Training and Automobiles.

Hema strongly promotes Job Creation, focusses on Women empowerment. She also invests and mentors Innovative disruptive startups from smaller cities that solves societal problems.

Hema is the immediate past chair of TiE Women program, a global initiative of TiE that embrace, engage and empower Women. She was the Former President of TiE Coimbatore.

Hema is the president of Society for Smart E-Mobility (SSEM), Coimbatore.

Hema holds an MBA from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia and a Bachelors degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Government College of Technology, Coimbatore.

Gitanjali J B

Gitanjali J B

Gitanjali J Angmo, a social entrepreneur and an educationist, is a proponent of lifelong learning. She says her true purpose is helping others find their true purpose through learning and education. It led her to establish Himalayan Institute of Alternatives, Ladakh (HIAL), the fourth startup she founded after setting up businesses in Engineering, Publishing and Healthcare. HIAL is an alternative university for the youth of Himalayan countries. It is a platform to explore challenges and solutions unique to mountain people in the domain of education, environment and cultural identity.

Gitanjali was an advisor to the Government of Maharashtra on the setting up of the Maharashtra International Education Board (MIEB). A speaker of international repute, she has won national and international accolades for her work.

Vinod Rao

Vinod Rao

35+ years of professional experience in Asia/Middle East & Europe spanning 3 Global Multi Nationals: PepsiCo (14 years) ICI (13 years) & Diageo (8 years) across a diverse range of businesses like FMCG, Consumer Durables and Industrial Products.

Over two decades of proven track record in senior /leadership roles with recent stints as Group Treasurer & Investor Relations head, Region Finance head (Diageo & PepsiCo), Country CFO of large & complex Operating business’s (PepsiCo Beverages in India & China), leading M&A deals.
Have been on international assignment, outside home country the last 13+ years based in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore and London.

Director in Public Boards :
– United Spirits Ltd, India. May 2016 to present,
– Sichuan Swelfun Limited, China – Sept 2013 to present
– PSPPI, Philippines – May 2012 to July 2013

My core strengths/Key experience lie in
• Leading communication, extensive interactions with Equity & Debt investors, engagement with the Board on shaping the Capital allocation strategies for the company as well as developing and executing Corporate Finance/Treasury related initiatives.
• Playing a partnering role as a key member of Leadership/Business decision making teams involving developing the Strategic agenda, interactions with JV/Franchise partners as well as delivery of results.
• Leading finance & commercial teams involving P&L, performance and portfolio management, setting & ensuring execution off National functional agenda’s, investment decisions, annual & long-term financial plans development.,
• Talent management, coaching, mentoring as well as building Function Leaders of the future.
• Championing the enhancement of the Control Environment & Standards in the business as well as increase in proportional ownership of Controls as being good business practice.

Deepak Narayanan

Deepak Narayanan, a disruptor and a value creator decided to reimagine how consulting firms added value to customers through a proprietary Return On Investments (ROI) framework. Deepak is the Founder & CEO of Practus( , an implementation focused company that improves business outcomes for clients significantly

Deepak’s tryst with entrepreneurship began in 2007. A qualified Chartered Accountant, Deepak got his basics sorted with AF Ferguson (which became a part of Deloitte) and Ernst & Young advising large corporations. Deepak realised that there were glaring gaps in business consulting practices where the risk was largely on the customer and consulting firms could get away under the garb of merely providing advice without any ‘skin in the game’ ,and this prompted him and his Co-founder, S Venkat to start a company that would change the way in which consulting firms operated

In less than a decade, Practus has grown to become a market leader in the Office of CFO services segment in India working with organisations ranging from start ups to Fortune 500 companies across diverse industries. Practus’ aspiration is to be become the first billion dollar company in the consulting space from India

Practus serves clients from its offices in India, , New York, and Dubai. Practus works with business leaders to improve cash flow, profits, and efficiencies across Finance, Supply Chain, Operations, Manufacturing, Sales, and Marketing functions.            .


Deepak is an active volunteer at the Isha Foundation, a diehard cricket buff, a yoga practioner and a meditator, a voracious reader and loves spending time with people.

Sanjay Rastogi

Sanjay Rastogi

Head, Corporate HR, Trent Limited

Sanjay Rastogi is the Head Corporate HR & Sustainability for Trent Limited. Sanjay has expertise in successfully integrating the organization’s long term business strategy, people strategy, and building customer & employee centric organization. Along with his HR responsibilities, Sanjay also take care of Sustainability initiatives at Trent. Sanjay has core interest and proven experience in enhancing Human Capital Readiness of organisation. He has helped organisation build leadership capabilities ahead of business need so that same can be leveraged by business to meet its strategic objectives. Education & Expertise After completing his Bachelor’s degree in Science from Meerut University, Sanjay went on to complete a course in Computer Application before pursuing his Master’s degree in Business Administration from Mumbai University. Sanjay was part of the healthcare; pharmaceutical sector (Wockhardt Limited) for 13 years prior to joining Trent Limited in 2006. Sanjay’s interest also lies in helping government and non-government bodies in overcoming challenges of employability and education. He loves spending time with students and business start-ups.


Shashi Shekhar

Managing Director, Camfil India

Shashi Shekhar is a business leader and a strategic thinker with more than 28 years of experience in the field of Industrial, Government, and Consumer Business. He has held several leadership positions in companies like Sandvik, 3M & DuPont. Currently serving as the Managing Director of Camfil India (A Swedish MNC and Global Leader in Air Filtration), is responsible for leading the Clean Air Business for India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. He is passionate about making ‘Clean air a human right’. A Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from BIT Sindri and IIM Bangalore alumni has accomplished several professional enhancement programs including Six Sigma DMAIC, DFSS, Leadership Development. Over these years, Mr. Shekhar has been awarded numerous prestigious industry awards and recognized in several industry-leading publications including Forbes, Industry Outlook, CEO Insights, and many more. With the firm belief in youth being the country’s future, Shekhar has mentored several students and held various advisory positions with numerous startups. Presently, Shashi is an advisor on AI for Ikigai Labs, an initiative of IIT Kanpur.

Sridhar Dharmarajan (DS), MSC Software Corporation- High Res

Sridhar Dharmajan

EVP and MD, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence

CEO, MD and Strategy Leader with 30+ years of experience in successfully creating, growing, transforming and dramatically improving P&Ls/businesses. Successfully started, built and established multiple MNCs and start-ups in India over 3 decades in the ‘technology’ domain. Selected and retained the best-fit talent, coached and developed leaders. Collaboratively finds purpose in line with organizational goals.

A people leader who continues to demonstrate his widely acknowledged skill and prowess in inspiring teams to work at the highest level of passion with a relentless result-oriented mindset. Excels at integrating insights towards a purposeful future of the business, and provides a platform for people to accomplish their goals.

Operates with a ‘customer-centric’ approach with the ability to build compelling relationships with CxOs. Focuses on the strengths of the team in a way that has helped in maximizing and creating sustainable growth. Highly proficient in driving digital innovation and bridging the gap between existing industrial environments and emerging new technologies. Known for taking on challenging assignments and utilizing deep experience in the automotive, aerospace, defence and machinery sectors to drive innovative customer solutions and outperform the competition.

𝗚𝗹𝗼𝗯𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 r𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗴𝗻𝗶𝘇𝗲𝗱 e𝘅𝗽𝗲𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘀𝗲 in innovative global product strategies, IoT, machine learning, AI, asset performance management, big data, edge computing, mobility and cloud-based technologies. Adept in complex operations/financials, smart manufacturing and organizational/business turnarounds.

𝗔𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗲𝘅𝗽𝗲𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘀𝗲:

P&L Growth • Digital Innovation • Digital Thought Leadership • Strategic Planning • Product Line Leadership • Industrial Internet • Internet of Things (IoT) • New Product Rollouts • Technology Turn-Around Expertise • Cost-Cutting Initiatives • Software Thought Leadership • Cloud and SaaS Business • Certified Solution Selling • Award Winning Business Leadership