Pratima Ram is an experienced banker with three decades in corporate, international, investment and retail banking.
Pratima held the position of Chief General Manager and Country Head of the United States Operations of State Bank of India, New York. Prior to this, she was the CEO of the South African operations at Johannesburg. On leaving the public sector, she joined Punj Lloyd Group as Group President Finance and later was the CEO and Whole Time Director of India Infoline Finance Ltd.
She is an Independent Director on boards of corporates in the electrical, auto, energy, healthcare and mining industry. She also mentors start-ups in IT, renewable energy and agriculture sectors. She has been associated with CII for their programmes for small and medium industry.
Pratima graduated from University of Virginia, USA and Bangalore University.
Professor Khandwalla is a highly distinguished academician with more than 35 years of industrial experience.
He taught at McGill University, Canada and later moved to Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad where he held various academic and administrative positions including being the Director. He has been a consultant to several Indian and international organizations primarily in the areas of team-building, innovative excellence and creativity training. He has authored nearly a dozen books, and over 80 papers and articles in Indian and foreign journals, for which he received several awards.
Prof. Khandwalla holds an MBA from Wharton School - University of Pennsylvania (USA) and a Ph.D. from Carnegie-Mellon University (USA).
Maj. General Khurana is a retired Indian Army officer with over four decades of distinguished service.
During his army career, Maj. General Khurana was in charge of overall operations of India Army in the Maldives in 1989 and was also responsible for the planning of Indian Army operations in Sri Lanka. He has been the Director General of All India Management Association for more than 9 years. He was an Adjunct Professor at the Swinburne University of Australia for more than four years. He was also a member of the Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow.
Maj. General Khurana holds an M.Sc. and B. E. degree in Electronics and Communications.
Amitava Mukherjee is a merger and acquisition expert and active consultant providing mentorship to organizations in the social sector.
He has over 30 years' experience in finance and investment banking and has been an independent director of many reputed companies. His top skills include Business Management, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Finance and Management Consulting. He was instrumental in setting up India's first philanthropic forum for Dasra where he is currently the Director. He founded Aquatar wherein he guides organizations in the social sector and mentors young leaders and entrepreneurs.
Amitava Mukherjee completed his MBA from the Asian Institute of Management and has a Master's degree in Business Economics from Delhi School of Economics.
Girdhar Balwani is a pharmaceutical professional with 35 years of experience in the Asia-Pacific region.
His expertise lies in sales, marketing and business development, besides supervision of medical, manufacturing (both formulations and API), finance and human resources. He is known to set up, nurture and grow affiliates in the Asia Pacific region. He was a Managing Director in Menarini India and was earlier associated with UCB Pharma and Rhone Poulenc India.
Girdhar Balwani has done his Master of Science (Pharmaceutical Administration - Marketing) from Long Island University; Brooklyn, New York and Master of Pharmacy and Bachelor of Pharmacy from the University of Bombay. He has also done his marketing studies from the Institute of Marketing, UK
Dr. Rajiv I. Modi is the Chairman and Managing Director of Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
A biotechnologist, Dr. Modi has a rich experience of more than 20 years of managing pharmaceutical companies. He holds a Ph.D. in Biological Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA. He obtained his M.Sc. in Biochemical Engineering from University College, London and B. Tech. in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, India.
Ramesh Choksi is a whole-time Director in Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd. and Director in CPL Biologicals Private Ltd. and Casil Industries Limited.
Ramesh Choksi has over 40 years of experience spanning a myriad of industries such as pharmaceuticals, cement, engineering, finance and consumer products. He has been associated with Cadila for more than 23 years, working across various positions spanning finance, costing, production, management, distribution, domestic and international marketing. His expertise pertains establishing, conceptualizing and scaling up of plants for bulk production.
Ramesh Choksi holds a Master's degree in Commerce and is a Fellow Chartered Accountant of 1972 batch.
Dr. Abhijat Sheth is the Director of Medical Services of Apollo Hospitals, Ahmedabad.
Dr. Sheth worked as an Assistant Professor - Cardiothoracic Surgery until 1998 at Sheth VS General Hospital and Smt. NHL Medical College, Ahmedabad. In 1998, he was the Senior House Officer and Registrar in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Freeman Hospital, Newcastle. His principal place of work has been in the Cardiothoracic Department of St George's Hospital NHS Trust in London.
Dr. Sheth has a distinguished career in cardiothoracic research. He published more than 20 peer-reviewed publications, 40 abstract presentations and 40 conference presentations at the British Thoracic Society, World Congress of Bronchology, European Respiratory Society and American Thoracic Society.
Dr. Sheth completed his post-graduation in Cardiothoracic Surgery from Sheth KM School of Postgraduate Medicine and Research, Ahmedabad and (Health Executive) from Keele University, Manchester (UK).
Dr. Ajit Singh is a Partner at Artiman Ventures, a venture fund focussed on white space companies.
In Artiman, Dr. Singh looks after early-stage technology and life science investments. Dr. Singh is an Adjunct Professor at the School of Medicine at Stanford University. Before joining Artiman, Dr. Singh was the President and CEO of Biolmagene, USA. Before Biolmagene, he had spent nearly twenty years at Siemens in various roles, most recently as CEO of its Digital Imaging and Medical Informatics business. He was also a faculty at Princeton University. He has published two books and numerous refereed articles and holds five patents.
Dr. Ajit Singh has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Columbia University, a Master's Degree in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University and a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Banaras Hindu University, India.
Jaswinder Matharu is the CEO and founder of Agilis International Inc., a leader in big data and analytics.
Agilis was acquired by Infogix where he successfully integrated the two companies. Along with Agilis, Jaswinder co-founded Omniglobe International, a leading provider of outsourced provisioning services for the telecommunications service providers. He is widely recognized to be an innovation leader in technology and business process improvement
Jaswinder Matharu holds a Master's Degree in Computer Science from George Washington University, where he also served as an Assistant Professorial Lecturer. He received his Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Telecommunications from IIT, New Delhi, India. He also holds a Master's Degree in Computer Science from George Washington University.