Who’s Speaking

Mr. Krishna Murari

Joint Director, HAL Management Academy (HMA), Hindustan Aeronautics Limited

Over two decades of experience in Teaching / Guiding Corporate officials and Management personnel leading to PGDM in Production and Quality Management, involved in major projects Light Combat Aircraft, Advanced Light Helicopter. Guided M.E. and B.E. Students. Published many articles and presented in conferences in the fields of Leadership Styles, Employee Empowerment and also on Opportunities and Challenges for Indian Aerospace Industry. Author of the Book “Impact of Leadership Styles on employee Empowerment”. Recipient of Rakha Mantri Award for Excellence in Performance.

Ms. Meenalochani

Global Lead–Leadership Development, Sutherland

Global Lead – Executive Leadership Programs at Sutherland with responsibilities across 4 geos and 19 countries.
A Neuro Leadership coach, thought Leader and pioneer in the Corporate Mentoring space in India. Only Indian woman to be a speaker at the CEB-Gartner Leadership conference in June 2019 and to be on the Board of the International Mentoring Association.
Has been recognized by Femina, Collabera, ISTD, World HRD, International Women Leadership Federation, and eWIT for her Leadership Featured as a trailblazer on Asiabiz today Speaker at forums such as NHRD, ISTD, eWIT, IMA and was nominated to be part of the XLRI Ethics Research Committee based on her work in the areas of Integrity and culture-building. She is on the Grace Hopper ”Mentoring Circles” committee and is a speaker at the CEB-Gartner- Centre for Leadership’s 25th Annual Leadership Summit in June 2019

Mr. Bala Mahadevan

Chief Executive Officer at Orange Business Services

Bala Mahadevan joined the ICT sector fresh out of BITS Pilani in the early ’80s.His assignments took him to the US, where he lived for the next 17 years. Apart from the Madras Stock Exchange, he recalls developing a defence hospital management service in the US. He was at Camp Lejeune, a Marine Corps training facility in Jacksonville, North Carolina, training Marines and Marine doctors on how to use computer systems.

Dr.Naveen Gurusiddaiah

Leadership & Management Expert

Proactive strategist with recognized proficiency in spearheading business into a successful & profitable venture with efficient solution engineering and business relations to accomplish corporate plans and goals, having worked in organizations like Micro Focus, Compuware, Borland Software etc.

Dr.CG Krishnadas Nair

Chancellor, JAIN (Deemed to be University) & Former Chairman, HAL

Former Chairman, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Fellow, Indian National Academy of Engineering, Technologist and Industry leader of eminence. Padma Shri Awardee for outstanding contributions in Engineering Science and Technology. During his distinguished professional career spanning over 40 years, made significant lifetime contributions in Aerospace Industry, Engineering Education, R&D and Small & Medium Scale Industry, Private-Public Industry Co-operation and International Co-operation. Winner of SCOPE Award for excellence in Public Sector Management, Prime Minister’s Gold Trophy for the Best Chief Executive. He has been a director / member board of several public and private sector corporates. Currently President, SIATI & Chancellor, Jain (Deemed to be University)

Mr. Anirvan Mukherjee

Director, HR, CGI Group Inc

An HR professional with a passion for contributing to business outcomes and success, adding value to colleagues and stakeholders, encouraging a culture of integrity, respect for diversity, empathy, innovation, learning, excellence and meritocracy, touching lives, and making a change in the world for the better in one’s small and humble way, and having worked in organizations like Wells` Fargo, Accenture, IBM , SAP & HCL Technologies.

Mr. Lakshmi Narayanan

Director, Jyothy Laboratories Ltd & Chief Learning Officer, iNurture Education Solutions

An alumnus of IIT, Delhi, and IIM, Bangalore, LN is an industry veteran with vast experience in leading organizations. The former CEO of Mudra Communications, his in-depth knowledge of course design and content creation has helped iNurture make great strides. He was conferred the “Guru Vandana” award by the Governor of Karnataka in 2013.

Mr. Suraj Chettri

Head HR, Airbus India

Suraj has an overall experience of 26 years in the aerospace, automotive, engineering sales and marketing and manufacturing sectors and is located out of Bangalore. He is a life member of NHRD, ISTD, BMA and NIPM and is a regular speaker at all major Business Schools, Seminars and Conferences in India.

Mr. Neelesh Singh

Head Market Risk, ANZ Bank

Neelesh Singh has an overall experience of 17 years of experience in the area of Market Risk Operational and having worked in organisations like ANZ, HDFC Bank , Fidelity Investments, etc.

Mr. Lokesh Gandhi

Director - CFO Advisory, KPMG

Lokesh Gandhi is the Alumnai of our JAIN (Deemed-to-be University).He has 14 years of experience, and he started off his career in Pierian Services Pvt.Ltd and his currently in KPMG as the Director - CFO Advisory.

Mr. AC. Chidanand

Head-Information Technology, Titan Industries Ltd

Chidanand has been a part of Titan Industries for almost 25 years. He has spent a decade in manufacturing, focusing on process engineering, industrial engineering, subcontracting and vendor development, a decade in IT managing, ERP, e-commerce, retail applications , intranets and about five years in the area of knowledge and business excellence management.

Dr. Chenraj Roychand

Founder Chairman, JGI Group

Dr. Chenraj Roychand is the Founder Chairman of JGI Group. A visionary leader, educationist, social entrepreneur, and angel investor, he has been promoting the educational and entrepreneurship sectors in India for more than two decades. Dr. Chenraj Roychand incepted JGI Group in 1990 with the aim of providing quality educational and entrepreneurial opportunities to the masses. He established Jain College in Bangalore that same year and it marked the beginning of his long and enduring tryst with education. His vision to generate a culture of educational excellence has led to the development of numerous successful educational institutions across India. He believes that education is the cornerstone for empowerment of people since it enables them to respond to opportunities, challenge their traditional roles, and change their lives.

Mr. Varun Jain

CEO, Miles Education & CareerGraph

With the vision to educate and empower students and professionals to make an impact in the world, he has co-founded:
1. Miles Education - Mission to upskill students and professionals to be future-ready. Started with skill-based training in finance & accounting (CPA & CMA), and have now diversified to marketing, leadership and strategy, human resources, data analytics, information technology, artificial intelligence and robotics.
2. CareerGraph - Mission to create a bridge between the academia and the industry by integrating “experience” with “learning”.

Mr. Surya Prakash Mohapatra

Global Head - Talent Transformation and Learning & Development at Wipro Digital Operations & Platforms

Surya Prakash Mohapatra, is the Global Head- Talent Transformation at Wipro BPS. He has over 20 years of experience in various leadership roles in several leading IT and ITES organizations. Surya speaks regularly in various national and international forums on topics related to HR, Learning and Development, Learning Technologies, Social and Community Learning, Corporate Culture and Spirituality. His articles have been published in various journals and magazines in India and abroad. Recently World HRD Congress recognized Surya as one of the 25 Most Talented Global Training & Development Leaders.