Dr. Binod C. Agrawal, Vice Chancellor, HimgiriNabhVishwavidyalaya, Dehradun, India and Director, TALEEM Research Foundation, Ahmedabad, India. Dr. Agrawal was Advisor (Social Applications) in satellite communications at Space Applications Centre, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). He pioneered use of qualitative methods for communications research during the world famous Satellite Instructional Television Experiment (SITE) while leading SITE social research and evaluation team of over hundred inter-disciplinary teams of social scientists. Dr. Agrawal is founder Director of Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA) as well.
Educationist, Writer and Social Worker. Mr. Dave is active in the area of imparting, administering and leading the fundraising for Education & Healthcare sectors for many years. Active participation in many social projects as Advisor / Patron in India and Europe.
Professor of Economics, ICCR Fellow, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses. Prof Jha is Executive Director at the Centre For Economic and Technical Studies. He has worked for more than three decades in the South Asian region on economic and social issues.
John Birchall is a Development Economist with over 30 years’ experience of practical development – mainly in Africa. His recent assignments have been in Sierra Leone and Zambia and included teaching and assisting young leaders to plan for the future – he is a Visiting Professor at Makeni University, Sierra Leone. His work mostly focuses on introducing development programmes that (a) are not based on ways that will lead the host country to repeat the mistakes of the ‘developed world’ and (b) fostering other ways of ‘developing’ the lives of the majority using ‘sustainable’ policies.
Chairperson, WNRF; President, ISNS; Former Chairman, Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board, New Delhi; Former Vice-Chancellor, NDUAT, Faizabad (UP), HPKV – Palampur (HP) & IGKV, Raipur; Former Secretary, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, New Delhi and a scholar and leader of many other national and global responsibilities has joined Saraswati Seva Foundation as a part of Advisory Board member.
Prof. P N Mishra is professor of management at Devi Ahilya University Indore, and has been Director of the IMS Indore. He has been a recipient of UN Fellowship and Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship. In 1980, India Jaycees found him to be one of the ten most outstanding young persons of the country. He has also been conferred the title of “Yoga Shiromani” by Yoga Vedanta Dhanvantari Ashram, Trivandrum. Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta offered him Sir Ratan Tata Visiting Fellowship in 1997.
Vivek co-founded Saraswati Seva Foundation and is currently associated in Advisor/Enabler capacity. He has worked in senior management roles with global software & consulting firms for over two decades globally. He has set up new businesses, led practices, and managed large programs. Vivek is associated with the strategic government initiatives e.g. part of the advisory committee to the Hon’ble governor of Rajasthan, industry adviser to TIFAC (An agency associated with Department of Science & Technology, Government of India) and Co-Chair of Skills Future Technologies Working Group with IET India (Institution of Engineering & Technology). He works to bring the government, donors, CSOs, academia and media to build sustainable solutions to attaining SDGs. Vivek is trained in Management at the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, studied Environment at King’s College, London, and International Development at the University of Cambridge.
Mr. Aditya Mehra is a Corporate Finance professional with close to 20 years of experience across industries and countries. He specializes in mergers and acquisitions, divestments, capital raising and investor relations having worked in Europe for ArcelorMittal and for a Vedanta group company in India. Presently, he is a partner in PwC India.
Aditya is a Chartered Accountant and an alumnus of Delhi University, Indian School of Business and the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Mr. Atul Arya has 25 years of experience and learning new technologies across diverse sectors. He has his speciality in P/L Management, Sales, Business Development, Channels, ProductMarketing,Product development, Strategy, Alliances, Partnerships, Identifying new growth areas(geographies and business segments), Business Intelligence & Analytics, Policy Advocacy with central and state governments directly, through Associations. He has served as a Head Energy Systems Divisions at Panasonic, Unit Commercial Director at Alstom Grid, General Manager at Johnson Controls, etc.
Mr. Deepak Sharma has a work experience of over two decades in Management and Marketing field globally. He holds knowledge of expertise in Risk Management, Strategic Marketing and Business Development, SaaS, Technology Offshoring, Product Development and Service Delivery, etc. He has a strong track record of growing SaaS, Technology Services and BPO businesses – in Captives, start-ups and traditional service providers. At present he is leading the GIC Transformation Initiative in Wipro.
He has also established and managed a Global In-house Center (GIC) as CEO and Managing Director (for State Street Global Advisors) and helped scale a SaaS start-up (Impelsys) as part of the Executive Team.
Ms. Farhat Nooruddin has more than 34 years of experience in the global information technology industry. She is part of senior management team of Cognizant Technologies in Europe. Prior to joining Cognizant, Farhat worked with TKS-Banking Solutions SA, Cambridge Technology Partners (ATOS) and Arthur D. Little in leadership positions in Europe. She has also spent 13 years with Tata Consultancy Services in various roles including Programme, Quality, Client and Regional Management.
Farhat is a strong advocate of Mentoring and is herself an active Mentor and Coach. She is passionate about Inclusion and Diversity and has spearheaded the D&I initiative for the Global Growth Markets. In addition to her professional skills and strong leadership, Farhat brings terrific integrity, energy and enthusiasm into whatever she does.
Farhat Nooruddin has a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Bombay, India. Farhat is fluent in English, German and French – apart from several Indian languages.
Mr. Govind Jaiswal a highly accomplished academic administrator with past experience of serving as Principal OSD to Hon’ble Governor Rajasthan, Govt. of Rajasthan, Senior Educational Administrator, Govt. of Uttarakhand, Officer on Special Duty, Ministry of MSME Govt. of India, Deputy Director, Department of Education, Uttarakhand. Experienced Academic Administrator with a demonstrated history of working in the international trade and development industry. He is a great visionary with scientific approach. Masters degree in Botany. Skilled in Negotiation, Management, Strategic Planning, Leadership, and Strategy. Strong education professional with a Bachelor in Law
Roopesh is a senior VP at Statestreet, a global financial services firm. He has worked earlier at Wells Fargo, heading Wholesale banking operations across India and Philippines. He was earlier a consultant in Wholesale/ Investment Banking operations in London, and has done assignments for Morgan Stanley, RBS, and Lloyds Bank, and has also worked for UBS and Deutsche Bank. He has worked on shared services, including operations, risk, analytics, automation and innovation, and has also been part of the founding team at two start-ups. He is also a part of Nasscom. Roopesh holds a PDGM degree (MBA) from IIM Calcutta, and is a graduate from IIT Delhi.
Mr. Vinay Dalal possesses a demonstrated history of working in human resource industry across domains. He is skilled and respected in HR industry for competency in HR Consulting, Technical Recruiting, HR Policies, Sourcing, and Screening.
He is also the Co Founder of Cloud based HRIS solutions, Tal Brum ( Talent Cerebrum) & Mera Hunar (a skills initiative). He is self employed at Samadhan – a social initiative to reduce the cost of medical treatment specifically in rural & semi urban areas.
He is Global Director, Digital & Cyber security Head | Smiths Detection | Singapore. Driving digital technology and architecture decisions and digital programs delivery across all Smiths Detection products to ensure that product development is consistent with overall digital strategy. He has also spent 6 years with
Regional Engagement Director for GE Predix Platform and Industrial Internet. Worked on Architecting and developing various Storage products EVA, XP, Solaris multipath drivers and SAN software. Also worked on Synchronization in OpenVMS kernel. He is expertise in Proven track record in improving bottom-line and growing top-line by leading Strategy, Digital and Organizational Transformations, customer engagements, consultative selling, partnerships and building strong customer experience. Execution and innovation focused individual, caring about team with respect and inclusiveness in a matrix organization environment.