2023 Speakers

Honorable Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs
Government of India

Kamal has been spearheading reputed Indian as well as multi-national organisations as President & CEO for over two decades. Since April 2014, he is the Managing Director and the President of Volvo Group in India. Kamal has had an illustrious career spanning over 40 years, largely in the automotive and engineering industry.

President & Managing Director, Volvo Group in India
Chairman, Confederation of Indian Industry (Cll) - South India
Chairman, Swedish Chamber of Commerce India (SCCI)

Rajneet joined Britannia Industries as Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director in September 2022. Prior to Britannia, Rajneet worked with Dominos as President & Chief Business Officer wherein he was responsible for its expansion in the country to 1,450 outlets and the company’s digital transformation.

CEO & Executive Director
Britannia Industries Ltd

Sohinder Gill has been the CEO ‐ Global Business for HERO ELECTRIC and DIRECTOR GENERAL of the Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles (SMEV) for the last 14 years. He closely interacts with policy makers, academia, technology institutions, certification agencies and foreign partners to help create the right eco‐system for EVs in India.

CEO ‐ Global Business
HERO ECO

Sanjiv has been leading the strategic vision, growth, and innovation of the company for over 28 years. He has a strong track record of delivering value to clients, partners, and stakeholders through a comprehensive range of financial planning, advisory, and investment solutions.

Joint Chairman and Managing Director
Bajaj Capital

She has over 30 years of experience in the lifestyle and retail sectors, and worked in several companies before becoming the Global Marketing Head – Titan in 2006. Previously, she served as the Regional Business Head- South for Titan Company Ltd, and as the Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for the Watches and Wearables division. Suparna currently serves on the Board of Governors for IIM Kozhikode and has previously served on the board of Tata Power Solar.

CEO, Watches and Wearables
Titan Company Limited

Sarbvir has over 25 years of global experience across corporate leadership roles. Prior to joining Policybazaar, he was a venture capitalist and also served in senior leadership positions with digital and media companies. He was most recently the Managing Partner of WaterBridge Ventures, a leading early-stage venture fund.

Joint Group CEO
PB Fintech

Himanshu, as CEO of Snapdeal leads all aspects of business strategy and operations including Category Management, Technology, Product Engineering, Customer Experience, Supply Chain Management and Data Science functions. He also leads the mission to further grow the business sustainably with consistent and enhanced customer and delivery experience.
Himanshu is an experienced industry leader with experience in FMCG, retail and fashion. He also has significant exposure to technology solutioning and e-commerce during his stints in retail and fashion. Himanshu’s previous assignments pan over Arvind Fashions, The Mobile Store, Trent Limited and Lakme Lever, to name a few.

CEO
Snapdeal

Ada Dyndo is a communication and cross-cultural business professional across South and Southeast Asia. Her primary goal has been to strengthen collaboration between Poland/EU and India while advocating for gender equality within the business landscape. Ada has also served as the head of the Polish Investment and Trade Agency and as a principal consultant at the European Business and Technology Centre. She received recognition in 2021 when EICBI honoured her as one of the Top under 40 Europe-India leaders.

President, Poland-India Business Advisor
WICCI's India-EU Business Council

Pradeep anchors ESPL’s growth both as a business visionary and an industry expert. Under his stewardship, ESPL has steadily expanded its services and grown to become one of India’s leading integrated facilities management players.

MD & CEO
Embassy Services Pvt Ltd

Pranav is known for his collaborative leadership style and technology acumen. Throughout his career spanning more than two decades, Pranav has played an instrumental role in scaling up businesses and steering critical assignments for domestic and international clients.

MD and CEO
Axis Securities

Mohammad Alblooshi’s passion for encouraging the growth of FinTech and emerging technologies in Dubai has made him a strong advocate of fostering innovation within the DIFC start-up ecosystem – DIFC Innovation Hub. He has also been a foundational driver in building DIFC’s reputation as a FinTech hub across the United Kingdom, the United States, Singapore and India.

CEO
DIFC Innovation Hub

Dr Ganesh Natarajan is Founder and Chairman of 5F World, Chairman of Honeywell Automation India and Lighthouse Communities Foundation and a Board member of Global Talent Track, SBI Payments, 1Crowd Investors, Educate Girls and Asian Venture Philanthropy Network, Singapore.

Founder & Chairman 5F World, Chairman, Honeywell Automation
Board Director, SBI Payments

Dr. Satyam Priyadarshy is a pioneer in the fields of data science, big data, analytics, and emerging technologies, quantum mechanics and theoretical chemistry, and is the first Chief Data Scientist of Oil and Gas Industry.

Technology Fellow & Chief Data Scientist
Managing Director - India Center, Halliburton
Advisor
Dubai Government
Co-Founder - Indian Angel Network (IAN) Founder - BioAngels
Co-Chair Global Business Angel Network

He has over 27 years of experience in Information Security, IT Transformation, Intelligent Networking and Telecom Infrastructure. He leads the National Centre of Excellence (NCoE) for Cybersecurity Technology and Entrepreneurship, a joint initiative of DSCI and Ministry of Electronics & IT. He has been deeply engaged with all initiatives of DSCI with government stakeholders and sectoral regulators, including developing regulatory frameworks, certifications and conducting training programs.

CEO
Data Security Council of India (DSCI)

Madhurima has over 20 years of cross functional experience across global organisations. She’s been an active member of the Indian startup ecosystem and contributes actively to the dialogue around diversity. Madhurima has won many industry accolades and most recently was recognized as “Top 10 Corporate Innovation Leaders in India” by Startup Reseau.

Managing Director
Microsoft for Startups

Asit Rath is a seasoned executive with over two decades of experience in the Banking and Insurance Industry. Currently serving as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director at Aviva India, he brings extensive expertise in Operations, Bancassurance Distribution, Digital Transformation, and Brand Development. Asit’s remarkable career includes his tenure as a top talent at ICICI Prudential Life Insurance, and his stint as the CEO of Prudential Myanmar, spearheading the establishment of the country’s first fully digital financial services company.

CEO & Managing Director
Aviva

Vikas Anand is responsible for running DHL’s Supply Chain business in India, which includes all warehousing and distribution operations. DHL Supply Chain India has over 17,000 employees based in 146 locations spread across 39 cities in India. He is also a member of the Asia Pacific Board of Management for DHL Supply Chain.

Managing Director, DHL Supply Chain, India
Member, Board of Management, APAC
Partner
Pontaq Cross Border Innovation Fund

Dr. Sriram is a Senior Management Executive with rich global experience in diversified leadership roles in the IT/ICT/Telecom industry with an excellent track record of progressive achievements, and extensive expertise in building high performance organizations that enable and catalyze business & innovation strategy. He is an Ecosystem Builder, C-Level Advisor, Technology Startups Mentor, Collaborator, Researcher and Author.

CEO, Cyber Security Centre of Excellence
Telangana, Hyderabad

He is presently working as CEO of APIS, Department of ITE&C, Government of AP since August 2022. He is from the State Group-I Services – 2007 batch and has rendered services for the Government of Andhra Pradesh since February 2007 in various capacities.

CEO
Andhra Pradesh Innovation Society, Department of ITE&C, Government of AP

Suresh is a pioneer and leader of pan-India initiatives like #DigiYatra biometric passenger processing using W3C Standards and Self Sovereign Identity. He has worked with IATA One-ID Contactless Travel working group, contributing to redefining the global air travel experience, to make it futuristic, safe and contactless, cutting across international borders.

CEO
Digi Yatra Foundation

Mr. Nitin Mittal leads the Technology and Data functions for the Company and supports the digital pivot of the organization. His extensive expertise is in creating stakeholder value using technology innovation, delivering large scale data solutions, setting-up global shared service centres, incubating global practices for business model reboot using data analytics, Big Data technologies and new business architecture. In his multiple stints he has built and scaled digital business in Retail, Finance, E-commerce, FMCG, Healthcare, Insurance sectors and in E-Governance.

President & Group CTO
ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Limited

Lavanya in her current role as COO, is responsible for managing consumer experience and supporting the business growth, working on improving operational efficiencies through automation for an enhanced consumer experience.

Chief Operations Officer
Zivame

With over 20 years of operational and entrepreneurial experience, Alok Mittal has an accurate knack of understanding the needs of access to Small Medium business financing in India. He is in the management committee of Digital Lenders Association of India (DLAI) and under his vision and leadership; Indifi stands among the founding members of DLAI. He is also an active angel investor, co-founder of Indian Angel Network, and on the board of TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) Delhi.

CEO & Co-Founder Indifi Technologies Private Ltd
President TiE Delhi-NCR

Hailed as “a force of nature”, “Asia’s Anna Wintour” and “Top 100 Women of the Future”, Dr Loretta Chen is an award-winning creative director, bestselling author and respected professor. She was the People’s Choice as Nominated Member of Parliament and is International Consultant to the investment arm of the Royal Government of Bhutan. She is currently CEO and Co-Founder of Smobler, a leading metaverse architecture firm backed by The Sandbox, Brinc and Animoca Brands.

Co-Founder & CEO
Smobler

Karan Keswani is a visionary leader and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of BharatBox, a pioneering company at the forefront of the Metaverse revolution in India. With a passion for innovation and a deep understanding of the potential of virtual worlds, Karan is driving the mission to create a Desi Metaverse experience for the Indian population, and bring the Desi experience to life within the virtual domain.

CEO
BharatBox
Deputy Chief Data Officer, Data Science & Artificial Intelligence Division
GovTech Singapore

Deepak Sharma heads Kotak Mahindra Bank’s digital initiatives where he drives digital channels, payments, transformation, business model innovation, and future-ready initiatives of the bank. He is responsible for efficiency, productivity, customer experience and growth of the business through digital intervention across consumer and SME segments.

President & Chief Digital Officer
Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd.

A 25-year veteran of international financial markets, Shiv brings a wealth of experience in Global Fixed-Income trading and analytics that complements and informs DMI’s activities. He us the Co-Founder of DMI Group where he is the driving force behind the group’s vision and strategy.

Co-founder & Joint Managing Director
DMI Finance

Shanai Ghosh heads one of India’s fastest growing InsurTechs, Zuno General Insurance. She has been with Zuno GI since its inception and has been closely involved in setting up and launching the business. She took over as the CEO of the company in May 2019, to become the first woman CEO for a General Insurance company in India.

MD and CEO
Zuno General Insurance

With more than 25 years’ experience Roberto has become an accomplished technology leader specializing in top management consulting and multinational organizations honing his skills and expertise as a goal driven, forward thinking Strategy and Operations Director for Compute & Innovation within the Tech & Digital team at NEOM.

Strategy & Operations Director, Technology and Digital Computer & Innovation
Tonomus (NEOM)

Anisha is the founder of She Capital, India’s leading diversity fund that invests in high-growth startups led or co-led by women.

Founder
She Capital

William is Managing Director of Orbit Startups the first and longest running startup program in Asia and General Partner of SOSV the #1 most active early stage venture capital investor in the world with US$1.5bn in assets under management.

General Partner at SOSV
Managing Director at Orbit Startups

Currently serving as the CEO of Block Stack, he has extensive experience in driving digital innovation and transforming financial services. With a track record of over 100 successful digital deliveries in his previous role at DCB Bank, he has spearheaded initiatives in blockchain, API banking, and video KYC. He has also been honoured with 60+ awards, including Most Influential Payment Professional and Digital Leader of the Year.

CEO
Block Stack

Nandini started her entrepreneurial journey in 2010, simultaneously building startups and investing in them. As an angel investor, Nandini has a portfolio of 80+ companies and intends to keep investing in startups for the next several decades.

Chief Executive Officer
Mumbai Angels
Sr. Director (Services), Stragility Consulting Adjunct Professor, IIM Kozhikode, and Former CFO Reliance Communication
Ex CFO, Reliance Communications

Vikram Gupta is the Founder and Managing Partner of IvyCap Ventures, one of the largest domestic Venture Capital Funds in India that has INR 4500 crores under management. His career spans over 30 years in Private Equity/ Venture Capital, Business Consulting, M&A, Strategy, and Operations across various sectors.

Founder and Managing Partner
IvyCap Ventures Advisors Pvt Ltd

Suhail has extensive experience working across consumer, fintech, cleantech, energy and institutional investing spaces. Suhail currently, is the Managing Partner at an early stage fund, OTP Ventures, which invests in consumer brands, consumer and financial technologies companies.

Founder and Managing Partner
OTP Venture Partners

Jatinder Handoo is the Chief Executive Officer at the Digital Lenders Association of India (DLAI). With over 20 years of experience in banking, fintech, and public policy, he possesses a deep understanding of the field. He began his career at the State Bank of India, specializing in rural banking and emerging corporates, and later joined HDFC Bank Ltd. In addition, Mr. Handoo has been involved with the Microfinance Information Exchange (MIX Inc) in Washington D.C., where he contributed to MFI capacity building and Social Performance Management (SPM) reporting across Asia and Eastern Europe.

CEO
Digital Lenders Association of India (DLAI)

Prashant Thakkar is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of experience across Financial Services, Investment Management and Manufacturing business of which around 20+ years has been in Financial Services and Investment Management / Asset Management.

Chief of Operations & Technology Officer (COOT)
LIC Mutual Fund Asset Management Limited (LICMF)
CTO
360 ONE (Formerly known as IIFL Wealth & Asset Management

Over a career spanning 25+ years, Mr. Amit Varma has pioneered and shaped financial services industry through business, technology, digital transformation and organisational leadership.

Group Chief Platform Officer,
Emirates NBD

Pallavi Madhok is the Lead for Advisory Solutions in India. She works with partner institutions to develop innovative products and solutions that unlock value for both their women customers and their stakeholders. Her prior experience has been in product management and in management consulting.

VP - Advisory Services - South Asia
Women’s World Banking

Paula Tavangar is a seasoned entrepreneur and renowned leader within the Fintech, Blockchain, and Quantitative Finance space. Paula is the Chief Investment Officer of Injaz Capital, focusing on structured products and private equity.

Chief Investment Officer
Injaz Capital

Swati has over 18 years of experience in financial services, MSME, Agri-banking and financial inclusion. Swati has been one of the earliest members of the South Asia team and leads business and partnership development for Women’s World Banking.

Director, Network and Development - South Asia
Women’s World Banking

A FinTech entrepreneur with an experience of over 18 years in the Micro Loans /Digital Lending Industry. He has been expanding Credit Access in India with Vivifi – a FinTech NBFC – that offers Innovative Financial Products to customers across the Credit Spectrum with focus on the Under-Served / Unserved Customers. Prior to this venture, Anil founded and led TekFriday – a FinTech firm in Miami.

CEO & Founder,
Vivifi India Finance

As the Chief Information Security Officer at Razorpay, Hilal spearheads the enterprise-wide vision, strategy, and execution of cybersecurity initiatives. Committed to revolutionizing the payments sector, he brings more than 16 years of specialized experience in understanding complex threat landscapes and implementing robust security architectures.

Chief Information Security Officer
Razorpay

Pankaj Doval is the National Editor at The Times of India. A keen observer of public policy who maintains a sharp focus on government and economic plans, and corporate movements. Pankaj interacts with bureaucrats, central ministers and business leaders to understand the direction the Indian economy and key global markets are headed for.

National Editor
The Times of India

Ganesh is a seasoned entrepreneur and venture investor, leading Quona’s investments in Asia. Before co-founding Quona, Ganesh led Accion Frontier Investments’ work in India. Prior to his time with Accion, Ganesh was a General Partner of Lok Capital, a venture growth fund that invests in financial inclusion and social enterprises.