Annush Ramasamy is the President of Sri KumaraGuru Mill (SKG). He is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore and additionally holds a Masters degree in Business Administration (Strategy and Manufacturing Management) from RIT, Rochester, NY.
SKG is part of the USD 500 million KG Group which has its core business activities in the textile industry and has also Private Equity investments in Technology, Mining, Infrastructure and Real Estate Development. Annush proactively leads the group by focusing on new product and new business development. He has a passion for new technology and advanced solutions.
His vision for the company is built around empowering the proud members of the SKG family, providing ample Opportunities for the talented and well deserving, and creating a culture for becoming “An Employer of Choice”
Annush is also a member many prestigious organizations such as: CII’s Young Indians (Yi), Entrepreneurs Organization (EO), The Chennai Angels (TCA), Madras Race Club, The Coimbatore Cosmopolitan Club, to name a few.
Positions in Yi :
National Vice Chairman ( 2018)
Member, Membership Team ( 2017)
Chair, Social Entrepreneurship (2016)
Chair, Partnership ( 2015)
Chair , Entrepreneurship & Innovation(2014)
Member, International Engagement Team (2013)
Chair, Yi Coimbatore (2012)
Incoming Co chair , Yi Coimbatore (2011)
Time away from work, he enjoys reading, traveling, listening to Indian classical music, automobile racing and Skydiving.
Annush is happily married to Shri Vyshnavi. They are blessed with two daughters, Shambavi and Ananya.
Anuj is a second generation Entrepreneur with business interests in pharmaceutical logistics & warehousing.
Anuj aligned Yi to scale up, go younger and do digital. He was G20 YEA President & Sherpa led the Yi delegations to Buenos Aires, Argentina & Berlin, Germany. Over 13 years with Yi he was part of many projects and held various offices.
He’s a fellow of Kamal Nayan Bajaj Aspen Leadership Program.
Anuj has trained the trainers and undertook career counselling which impacted over 10,000 school students across India. Mentored ISB Goldman Sach’s 10,000 women entrepreneur’s program. Was a member of CIPET’s Governing Council (Ministry of Chemicals & Fertiliser, Govt. of India). Speaker at Ministry of External affairs’ ISB Deccan Dialogue on Youth as ambassadors of Economic Diplomacy.
Anuj gained his masters’ in business & computers and went on to become a business banker before turning an entrepreneur in 2003. He lives in Indore. Travel, Sports & Vipassana Meditation keep him unstressed
Jacob Joy is a third
generation family business entrepreneur, he is the Director of JJ confectionery
(P) Ltd, a company engaged in the manufacture of candies, toffees and eclairs.
A passionate chocoholic with a Diploma in Chocolate and Confectionery Manufacturing
from ZDS, Germany, he is also the Managing Director of Jakes Snacks and Foods
(P) Ltd, a company that he formed to introduce luxury chocolates in India.
He also plays an active
part in the family’s plantation, real estate, hospitality and automotive tuning
business (Pete’s). He is a Board Member of the MOSC Medical College and
Hospital, a 1300 bedded charitable trust hospital with undergraduate and
post-graduate medical and nursing courses and a Board Member of the St. Peters
Arts College from which more than 1000 students graduate annually.
A life-long student, he
underwent his schooling in Lawrence School, Lovedale and is a management
graduate from ESSEC Business School, Paris. He also has an ADP from Wharton
University and has undergone training at ISB Hyderabad, IIM Calcutta and IMD
He is an active member of
Young Indians (Yi), an integral part of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
Jacob has a long standing engagement with Yi, starting from his engagement at
the Kochi Chapter level to various important roles at the national level. His
Yi journey is as follows:
2009 – 10 : Chair - Yi (Kochi Chapter)
2010 – 11 : National Chair (Youth Affairs)
2011 – 12 : National Co-Chair (Membership)
2012 – 13 : National Chair (Finance)
2013 – 14 : National Chair (Youth Affairs)
2014 – 15 : National Chair (International Engagements)
Raghu is a
4th generation entreuprenuer, belonging to a business family with a
legacy of nearly 100 years in the
Automobile space. He is involved in businesses in Automobile Components and in
Rare and Fine Spirits. He is an Industrial Engineer from Purdue University, USA.
Raghu was the Past President of the India-Asean Sri Lanka Chamber of
Commerce & Industry and was one of the Indian Representatives on the
ASEAN-India Business Council. He was also the Chairman of Round Table 94 and served
on the National Board of Round Table India. He is involved in the SOS
Children’s Village started by his family and is a part of the Rotary movement.
Raghu has been
involved with CII’s Young Indians for many years and was the past National Chairman.
He has held various positions in the past including the YI Chennai Chapter
Chair and the National Chair – Finance, Membership, Chapter Growth and
Shaurya Veer Himatsingka currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer & Whole time Director for India Carbon Limited and enjoys a strong entrepreneurial, finance and management base. At a Group level, he is directly responsible for Corporate Finance, Strategy, New Projects, Mergers-Acquisitions & Joint Ventures.
He has been instrumental in providing the Group with a new and vibrant growth oriented focus and has been engaged with domestic acquisitions and establishment of Greenfield Projects. Furthermore, he has diversified into the establishment of a Venture Builder focused on the Technology & Mobile space, and is also undertaking Real Estate and IT Infrastructure development projects wherein he is currently leading his team to develop and establish North East India’s first Special Economic Zone in Guwahati, Assam. At the Venture Builder being run under the banner “iExponential”, Shaurya Veer has lead investments in in sectors such as Food Tech, Hyper Local Services, Healthcare, Mobile Health, Education, Shared Mobility, and IoT.
The latest acquisition lead by Shaurya Veer was for majority control of Assam Carbon Products Limited, a company engaged in the manufacture of Electrical & Mechanical Carbon Components and having its manufacturing units in Guwahati, Assam and Hyderabad, Telengana.
He has obtained his Master's in Business Administration from The Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 2005 and was one of the youngest members in his graduating class. He also obtained his Bachelors in Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University and attained Specializations in the fields of Finance, Operations and Computing & Information Technology. He has excelled in all spheres during his five year stint at Carnegie Mellon and above and beyond receiving Dean’s Honors at both the Masters and Undergraduate level has been awarded with Carnegie Mellon’s Senior Leadership Award and the prestigious Virginia Bloom Scholarship Award.
Passionate about making the world a better place Shaurya Veer has served as the National Chairman for CII–Young Indians, an organization with 37 Chapters, having over 13,000 Members, and based on Nation Building and Youth & Thought Leadership. In addition, he has played a vital role in the Business Leaders Group to address Climate Change issues, and has also served as the Chairman of CII Eastern Region’s Family Business Committee. Shaurya has also served as the Chairman of Yi’s One Million Tree Project. Furthermore, he has had the unique distinction of serving as the President of US based National Society of Collegiate Scholars in which he continues as a Honorary Member and is associated with the Phi Kappa Gamma Honors Society in the USA.
Shaurya Veer has recently been honoured by the World Economic Forum as one of only four Indians to be a part of its Young Global Leaders, Class of 2016. Only 121 Individuals (including Scientists, Politicians, Entrepreneurs, etc from across the Globe were selected for this honour.
He has also had the proud privilege of representing the nation and leading a select group of Indians at the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance (YEA) Summit's held in Australia (2014), Turkey (2015), and Germany (2017).
Born on 27th April, 1982, Shaurya Veer is married to Ms. Riddhima SV Himatsingka. Riddhima is currently serving as the Director of ELMAC Foods, a leading manufacturer and exporter of Food and Agro-based products.
D N V Kumara Guru
Director - External RelationsIndian School of Business (ISB)
Kumara Guru is Director – External Relations at Indian
School of Business (ISB). In his current role at the ISB, Guru focuses on
building partnerships for the school with key external stakeholders. An alumnus
of XLRI Jamshedpur, he started his career at the Jain Group of Institutions,
Bangalore. Guru is an alumnus of the Indo-Canada Youth Exchange Programme
(1994), the US State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program
(2009), Australia India Youth Dialogue (2013) and the British High Commission,
India’s Young Leaders Forum (2013).
led the Young Indians as National Chair for the year 2014-15, on the theme
‘Building Youth Leadership’ and worked closely with chapters across 36 cities
in India towards this.
Srikant Suryanarayan on completing his Bachelor in
Commerce from St. Alberts College in Kochi, Kerala in 1993, proceeded to
University of Canberra, Australia for his Masters in Business
Administration, specializing in International Business. In 2003, became
part of the Wharton Fellows Program, University of Pennsylvania, USA. As
Managing Director of the Tradelinks Group of Companies, a
second-generation entrepreneur, his primary responsibility is to drive
growth and explore new business opportunity.
Tradelinks Ventures Pvt Ltd, the flagship company of the Tradelinks
group entered its 50th year of operation in 2013-14 and is a family run
business organization that specializes in trading, distribution and
marketing of products. Suryanarayan Estates is the new unit of the group
that has ventured into the hospitality segment with global tie-ups with
leading hotel operators. A new initiative of the group – Ishka
Renewable Farms Pvt Ltd – has been started with the sole purpose of
venturing in the sunrise sectors in India – Agriculture, Agro processing
and Renewable Energy. This Company has also entered into a joint
venture in the food processing and farming sector in the name of
'IndArge Agro Pvt Ltd' which is an India- Argentina JV that will focus
on large scale Hi-Tech farm and exports. He is married to Fiona and have
2 children, Ishan (11 yrs) and Shika (9 yrs).
Managing Director & Co - FounderHatch Fund & Angel Investors Consortium
Anupama Arya has a Bachelor in Electronics and
Communication Engineering and a M.S. in Computer Science. She is an
investor, serial entrepreneur, business
executive, technologist, and mentor.
She is the Managing Director of Hatch Fund & Angel Investors
Consortium. As an entrepreneur she founded and led 3 companies in India
and Silicon Valley. Before starting on the entrepreneurial career,
Anupama led many Software Development and Architecture initiatives at
Lucent Technologies and Synoptics / Bay Networks (Acquired by Nortel
Anupama is a Member of the CII National Micro Small and Medium
Enterprises (MSME) Council and Chairperson
of the CII MSME Sub Group on Technology and Innovation; Board Member of
the Hatch (a network of Indian Business Incubators); Board Member of
Investors Consortium and Board Member of Athena Foundation – an
international organization focused on women leadership Anupama is Aspen
Fellow under the India Leadership Initiative; the recipient of the
Athena India Leadership Award; Rotary International Young Achievers
Award; "Award for Excellence - Women Entrepreneur" by Software
Technology Parks of India, Government of India; and "All India
Outstanding Woman Entrepreneur for the year Award" by the Electronics
and Computer Software Export Promotion
Council, Ministry of Information and Technology, Government of India.
Widely traveled, she has spoken at a number of industry events,
symposium and standard body meetings worldwide. Anupama has been
profiled in a number of
media articles and was most recently featured on CNBC "Young Turks"
program. Anupama has taught topics on advanced communication
technologies at UC
Berkeley and San Jose State Universities.
Joint CorrespondentKumaraguru College of Technology
Shankar Vanavarayar, a next generation leader in keenly working in the areas of education, social impact, entrepreneurship and culture. He has a MBA from the Cardiff University and a PG Diploma in International Education Management from the University of Leeds.
Shankar is the President of Kumaraguru Institutions, an educational conglomeration with over 7000 Students, centered on values and vision of its by legendry founder Dr. N. Mahalingam. His dynamism in change management and his creative approach has led to the rapid progress of Kumaraguru College of Technology (KCT) started in 1984 is today among the top 100 institutions in India. Along with KCT, the KCT Business School, Kumaraguru Institute of Agriculture and Kumaraguru College of Liberal Arts and Science are imparting high quality education and impacting society through empowering the youth.
Shankar is also the President of Suddha Sanmarga Nilayam Institutions (est. 1951). With over 5000 students, the Nilayam has 15 institutions dedicated to enhance the lives of thousands from very humble backgrounds. He is committed to transforming the Indian higher education system through innovative administration, learner-centric approach and high quality infrastructure, research & innovation and international collaboration.
Shankar works with the youth of India with a vision to empower them towards building a greater nation. As a National Chairman of CII’s Young Indians in 2011-2012, Shankar played a key role in various national projects and was involved in the creation of Commonwealth Asia Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs (CAAYE). He represented India as the Global Young Leader in the BOAO Forum in China (2012) and delivered speeches at Commonwealth Business Forum London, CHOGM Perth summit (2011).
Shankar has a proven track record in building teams, strategic planning, managing programs and operations in multiple domains spanning business (automotive, financial services, retail), education (arts, science & technology), culture and heritage, community and social development, youth development.
He is a fellow of The Aspen Global Leadership Network, and the Kamalnayan Bajaj Fellowship and looks at personal transformation as an integral ingredient to impact change in the larger world.
Shankar is involved in various businesses of the Sakthi Group and is also the Chairman of CII India@75, Southern Region Committee. He founded the Coimbatore Innovation and Business Incubator and the Forge Accelerator, with an aspiration to encourage and support innovations and start-ups.
Born in an ancient legacy, Shankar is very passionate and committed towards the arts, architecture, culture and history of India, he established The Vanavarayar Foundation with a vision to protect, preserve, portray its heritage. The foundation also promotes and enhances the wellbeing of the agrarian community.
Bhairavi Jani - Executive Director, SCA Group & Chairperson, IEF
Bhairavi is a fourth-generation entrepreneur, developmental enthusiast and an avid philanthropist. She is the Chairperson and Founder of IEF Entrepreneurship Foundation and Executive Director of SCA Group of Companies founded in 1896. SCA Group undertakes activities in supply chain and logistics sector.
Bhairavi has been listed as one of the 30 most Powerful Women in India by the India Today publication. She has been profiled as Stree Shakti (Woman Power) person by CNBC Awaaz and featured as a Young Turk by CNBC TV 18. She has been listed as one of the 10 women exemplars by the Hindustan Times and Business Today Magazine has featured her as the Supply Chain Maven.
Bhairavi is World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leader. She is a KBF Fellow of the Aspen Global Leadership Network of the Aspen Institute and a Responsible Leader of the BMW World Responsible Leaders Forum. She is a Member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the Business Honor Society, USA and is Past National Chairman, CII's Young Indians. She is a trustee of India@75 Foundation, Leap Foundation and Ananta Centre and serves on the Global Advisory Committee of Earth Day Network.
In the past decade Bhairavi has started, acquired, scaled up many ventures, most of them focused on supply chain and logistics. She is a firm believer in entrepreneurial ecosystems that create livelihood opportunities and dedicates a significant amount of her time, expertise and philanthropy for the cause. Bhairavi is a trained classical dancer and is passionate about the Arts. Co-creating sustainable livelihoods for communities in higher Himalayas is a mission close to her heart.
Dr Rahul Mirchandani has 26 years of experience as Director of Aries Agro Limited, ranked amongst the ’50 Most Influential Rural Marketing Professionals of India - 2019 and the ‘30 Most Innovative CEOs in India - 2014. Has pioneered several unique marketing processes and brand management tactics at Aries.
These include launching India’s first loyalty programme in agribusiness, India’s first Agribusiness flash sale (earning a Limca Book of Records), insurance-based customer retention programmes for farmers, executing the first nationwide single day launch for a specialty fertilizer brand as well as several shock-and-awe brand building programmes to sustain and grow 85 rural brands with zero mass media advertising. Many of these strategies are being documented and taught as case studies in customer relations management at leading Indian business schools.
He holds a Doctorate in Management Studies from NMIMS University, Mumbai and is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and holds an MBA from the University of Canberra, Australia. Rahul has delivered sessions on Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Oxford University, UK and has lectured at over 50 B-Schools in India. A Past National Chairman of the Confederation of Indian Industry’s Young Indians (CII-Yi), he is the architect of Yi’s Farmers Net program and has served on the CII Agriculture, Innovation, International Policy and India@75 National Councils. He has been the Chairman for the Yi’s Next Practices platform and has also chaired Yi’s International Relations and Partnerships and is the Founder of the Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs- Asia (CAYE-Asia). He is the recipient of the Bharat Ratna Rajiv Gandhi Yuva Shakti Award 2010 in recognition of outstanding achievements towards Youth Empowerment and Inclusive Growth.
Recognized as one of the world’s foremost achievers in his field, Rahul is listed in the Who’s Who in the World 2013 and has been invited to Receptions at Buckingham Palace, the International Labour Organisation, the Commonwealth Heads of Government meetings, High Commissioners Banquets, Association of MBAs Global Deans conference, amongst many others. Rahul was a member of the Global Jury for the UN-Habitat Youth Entrepreneurship and Innovation Awards 2016. Rahul is a Fellow of the 4Sight Class of Ananta Aspen’s India Leadership Initiative and member of Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Vice Chairman & Managing DirectorAmara Raja Batteries Ltd
2nd Term Member of
Parliament from Guntur Lok Sabha Constituency in Andhra Pradesh
[Member of Parliament in 16th
Lok Sabha (2014-19) & 17th Lok Sabha (2019 onwards)].
currently held as Public representative:
Member – Parliamentary Standing
Committee on External Affairs
Member – Consultative Committee on
Housing & Urban Affairs
Member – Other Parliamentary Standing
Committee on Rules
previously held as Public representative:
In Parliamentary Committees:
- Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence
- Parliamentary Standing Committee on Commerce
- Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Power and Ministry of New &
- Committee on Private Members’ Bills and Resolutions
Member of 3
Select Joint Parliamentary Committees (JPC),
- Joint Committee on Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDI) Bill
- Joint Committee on the enforcement of Security Interest and Recovery of Debts Laws and miscellaneous provision Bill 2016
- Joint Committee on Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code Bill 2015
Member on committees of different ministries of Govt. of India
- Tobacco Board, Govt. of India, Ministry of Commerce & Industry
- Telecom Advisory Committee, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh
- Telecom Advisory Committee - Guntur, Ministry of Communications, Govt of
- Regional Direct Taxes Advisory Committee - Guntur, Ministry of Finance, Govt
- South Central Railways Users Consultative Committee, Ministry of Railways,
Govt of India
Member on committees in State of Andhra Pradesh
Member - Advisory Panel on State
Capital formation to Government of Andhra Pradesh
Member - Task Force for Industry and
Infrastructure, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh
- District Vigilance & Monitoring Committees, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh
Other Current Positions
In Other bodies
·Member, Confederation of Indian
·Member, Yi National Governing Council
& Core Group
·Member, YPO – Hyderabad Chapter -
·Member, Board of Studies in
Electrical Engineering (PG): Andhra University, Vizag
·External Member, Board of Management
Studies (PG): SV University, Tirupati
Trustee : Rajanna Trust - The Charitable
Trust of the AR Group & RN Galla Family
Member : CII’s Young Indians (Yi)
& Managing Director : Amara Raja Batteries Limited.
: Amara Raja Electronics Limited
Vice Chairman : Amara Raja Power Systems Limited.
Mangal Industries Limited
Director : Amara Raja Infra Limited
Amara Raja Industrial Services Private
RNGalla Family Holdings Private Limited
Amaron Batteries Private Limited
Amara Raja Media & Entertainment Pvt. Limited
Tattva Subsea Pte Limited, Singapore
Economic Forum: Mr. Galla is a Member of the World Economic
Forum representing the Amara Raja Group.
He is appointed as a Governor of the Electricity Industry and as a
Principal of the Global Battery Alliance.
He was a panellist for a session titled “Unlocking Value from Lost
Resources” at the Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland in January 2018.
Parliamentarians International Study
University, Washington DC (Sep 16)
(India US Forum of Parliamentarians)
University, Jersey (May 17)
(Strategic Affairs Program, thru GPPI-Center for
·Visit to London
School of Economics (Oct 17)
Parliamentarians Fellowship Program thru GPPI-Center for Policy Research)
·Visit to Tokyo,
Enhancing Japan - India Relations. (Feb 18)
(thru Ananta Aspen)
Ambassador (Dec 17)
(thru FICCI Parliamentarian Forum)
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) & Young Indians (Yi)
·Elected Member, CII National Council
– 2010-11,2012-13, 2013-14
·Chairman, CII AP State Council –
· Vice-Chairman, CII AP State Council –
·National Chairman, Yi : 2008-09
·National Vice-Chairman, Yi : 2007-08
·Chairman, Yi National Summit 2008
·Branding Chair, Yi National 2007-08,
·Chairman, Yi District Chapter
Initiatives – 2006-07, 2007-08
·Chairman of Family Business
Subcommittee, CII SR – 2006-07
·Co-Chairman, Family Business
Sub-Committee, CII SR – 2005-06
·Member, Yi National Governing Council
– 2002 till present
·Founder Member, Yi (Young Indians) -
· Chairman, Young Business Forum, CII
Southern Region – 2001-02
·Member, CII Southern Regional Council
– 2001-02, 2003-04
·Member, CII Andhra Pradesh State
Council–1997-98,1998-99, 1999-00, 2000-01, 2011-12
In other bodies
AP Olympics Association – 2015-19
Andhra Pradesh Squash Rackets Association (Affiliated to The Squash Rackets
Federation of India) – 2015-18
Board of Management: Andhra Pradesh
Horticultural University 2011-12
Madras Round Table No.1 - 2002-06
Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) Chennai Chapter - 2003-04
Member, Hyderabad Chapter, EO - 2002-03
A.P. State Council, WWF India - 2002-03
Member, A.P. Chapter, Indo-American Chamber of Commerce - 1997-98
Political Science & Economics - University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign,
(Honors), – Westmont High School, Westmont, Illinois, USA
Rural Development, Pop Culture, Architecture, Traveling & Photography
sports, Scuba Diving, Golf, Tennis & Chess
speaker & guest lecturer at various industry, business & academic
August 2013 onwards :
Vice Chairman & Managing
Director, Amara Raja Batteries Limited, Amara Raja Electronics Limited, Vice Chairman, Amara Raja
Power Systems Limited, Mangal Industries Limited
Apr 2012-July 2013 :
Managing Director, Amara Raja
of GROCOM, Amara Raja Group Leadership Team
Director, Galla Foods Limited, India
Director, Amara Raja Batteries Limited, India
Director, Amara Raja Batteries Ltd., India
Executive, Amara Raja Batteries Ltd., India
Sales Executive, GNB Battery Technologies, Inc., USA (now part of Exide
Technologies, Inc., USA)
Mr. Galla, known for his eloquence has spoken on a wide range of topics
120 times in the 16th Lok Sabha.
He has an impressive performance in Parliament with over 495 Questions,
120 debates/speeches and 85% attendance, much higher than the National and
State Averages. With vast
knowledge & experience in economics and industry, Mr. Galla has been chosen
a member of 3 Select Joint Parliamentary Committees (JPC).
During the Parliamentarians Study Tours to the US, UK and Japan, key
subjects ranging from International
Trade issues, technical trade barriers, IP protections, Indo-US relations,
skills & educational challenges, women's political participation to US
Foreign Policy in the Trump Administration, Current State of Chinese Economy,
Cyber Security and Automation, Immigration Challenges in Europe, Military
Issues, Chinese Military Power, Future of Globalization to contemporary issues
impacting the world, the UK and India, focus on leadership, international
relations, health, education, foreign policy, human rights, social and public
policy, digital governance, BREXIT, politics & constitution were
deliberated. During the visits he met
UK's top opinion formers and decision-makers, Prime Minister of Japan, Mr. Shinzo
Abe and had meetings with various ministries and industrialists.
Getting exemption of Capital Gains Tax for farmers who
donated land pooled for construction of the capital of AP, introduction of Rs.200 currency note, positioning the largely
grown turmeric and chillies to international markets by introducing bar coding,
getting a Rs.900 Cr underground drainage project, a Rs.460Cr drinking water
project and a Rs.180Cr Waste to Energy Project for Guntur, improving health
amenities in the Govt. Hospital in Guntur, by donating Rs.2.00Cr and mobilising
funds from various Organisations are a few noteworthy achievements. Further, he
adopted 2 villages in the Parliament constituency and developed them as a 'Model Village' with drinking
water, roads, renewable energy, digital connectivity, drainage, sanitation,
waste management, recycling, green spaces, education, skill development and,
above all, a sense of civic duty among the villagers to take ownership in
getting this done and in ensuring that their village is a great place to live,
love, learn, play and earn…
Mr. Jayadev Galla is the Vice-Chairman &
Managing Director Amara Raja Group. His key achievements include establishing
the network with his experience of markets and consumer expectations in the
United States where he was based until 1992, spearheading Amara Raja's automotive
venture by concluding the partnership with JCI for the automotive battery
business and expanding the Group into 6 Organisations with 14 businesses.
‘Amaron’ is the 2nd largest automotive battery brand in India today.
Mr. Galla won the Best CEO Award by Business
Today in 2015, received the Award for the Most Promising Company of the year
Award by CNBC at the IBLA (Indian Business Leadership Awards) in 2017.
Vice Chairman & Managing Director,
Jetline Group of Companies
Rajan Navani is the Vice Chairman & Managing Director of the diversified Jetline Group of Companies, the roots of which originate back to the 1930’s in Bangkok, Thailand and a presence in India since 1974.
With a vision to play a key role in the digital lives of 1.3 billion Indians, the group has recently made significant investments and is building new age businesses in powering varied consumer-facing digital platforms, products and services through group company ‘Jetsynthesys’. Rajan is personally providing leadership and strategic direction to the company with operations in India, MENA, SE Asia, UK, Japan and USA. The group now has operational businesses in new age digital media, entertainment and in categories including short format video & music, gaming, classifieds, cricket, mobility, mindfulness and healthcare. The group is also building artificial intelligence and blockchain led Industry 4.0 solutions to strengthen enterprises globally. Additionally, through the combination of Jet Ventures & JetLabs, powered by ‘Garage’, the group is engaging deeply with the startup ecosystem in India, Israel, Singapore, UK, Japan & USA.
Rajan is currently the Chairman of the Confederation of Indian Industry’s CII National Council on Future Businesses, Chairman of the CII Council on India@75, the Past National Chairman of the CII Young Indians and is a member of CII’s National Council. Rajan is a founding trustee of the India@75 Foundation, through which he is working with multiple stakeholders, including government, corporates and civil society in helping build a Dream India by 2022, seventy-five years since its independence. He is the first National President of the recently constituted Indian Digital Gaming Society and is also a trustee of Aspen’s Ananta Centre in India, a fellow of the Aspen India Leadership Initiative 2011–2012 and member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network, the world’s foremost group on values-based leadership across all walks of life. He is also a BMW Herbert Quandt Foundation’s Young World Leader, a CNBC India’s Young Turk and part of the ASEAN 100 Leadership Forum. Rajan is also playing an active role in helping shape the government and business US-India partnership and is a member of the Singapore-India and Israel-India Track II strategic dialogues. He is a Government of India nominated CEO of the India Japan Business Leaders Forum, member of the India Sweden Business Leaders Forum and is a board member of Indiaspora, a powerful network linking the Indian American Diaspora with India.
ØMaster of Science in Industrial Administration (MSIA),
Purdue University, 1994.
ØBachelor of Engineering in Production Engineering, PSG
College of Technology, Coimbatore, India, 1992.
Work profile :
ØCurrently the Managing Director of Sanmar
Engineering Technologies Private Limited, part of the Chennai based Sanmar
Group with effect from January 2017. Heads the global steel casting business of
the group based in USA, Mexico and India and the Joint Ventures of the group
engaged in production of specialty valves
ØMay 2015 -
December 2016 à Served as
the President and Chief Executive Officer for MacLean Asia Pacific, which is an
integral part of the US-based MacLean-Fogg Inc., global manufacturers of
automotive component and power utility products.
ØPrior to this global assignment, Narayan served as the Managing
Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Chennai-headquartered W.S.
Industries (India) Ltd, a world-class manufacturer of electrical equipment,
with manufacturing centers of excellence in India.
Positions in Industry Bodies :
ØConfederation of Indian Industry (CII) :
of the CII National Exports Council and a member of the National Council
Tamil Nadu State Council: 2013-2014
§ ITI Task Force : 2009-10
§Southern Regional Total Cost Management Committee :
ØCII Young Indians (YI):
§Was part of the founding group, National Vice Chairman
between 2004-2006 and National Chairman 2006-2007.
§Under his leadership, the voluntary industry youth body
doubled its size, and engaged hundreds of youth across several schools and
§Headed international missions to China and Europe, organized
regional and National summits and engaged with global youth organizations
ØIndian Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers
§Served as its National Executive Council Member and its National Public
Policy Cell Chairman.
G V Sanjay Reddy is the Vice Chairman of GVK, a
conglomerate with interests in Energy, Airports, Transportation, Real Estate,
Hospitality and Life Sciences. He is instrumental in making GVK the leading
private operator in India with Mumbai Airport and now with the development of
the Navi Mumbai Airport.
He founded GVK Biosciences, which is one of Asia’s largest
contract research organizations employing more than 2500 scientists. He is
involved with GVK EMRI 108 service, which is the world’s largest ambulance
service offered free of cost to over 800 million people across India and having
saved more than two million lives until date.
In recognition of his
extensive career accomplishments, he was declared the “Emerging Business Leader
of the Year” by AIMA Managing India Awards and was chosen as a Young Global
Leader by the World Economic Forum.
He currently serves as
the Chairman of the University of Michigan India Advisory Board, is a member of
the Purdue-India Executive Council and also a member of the Advisory Board of
the Ross Business School at The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is
the Chairman of Association of Private Airport Operators. He has served as the
Chairman of the Southern Region Council and the Chairman of Infrastructure
Council of the Confederation of Indian Industry. He is an active member of the
Young President’s Organization (YPO) & the Chief Executives Organization
(CEO) and is on the Board of the Jagdish and Kamala Mittal Museum of Indian
Art, among others.
holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and
an MBA from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.