Arindam BhattacharyaSenior Partner and Director - BCG Henderson Institute, Former MD of BCG India. University of Warwick (PhD in Engineering), IIM Ahmedabad (MBA), IIT Kharagpur (B.Tech.)
Dr. Bhattacharya has over 25 years of experience in the industry, consulting and as a researcher focused on the manufacturing industry on topics across the value chain and has advised leading Indian and global manufacturing companies on competitive strategy. As head of BCG India, he has led the growing Social Impact practice in India in Education (including a flagship project to transform the state-owned school system in one of the Indian states in partnership with the state government), Food and Nutrition, and Health Services.
Dr. Bhattacharya is member of Confederation of Indian Industry's (CII) National Council, and Chairman of CII's–National committee on States competitiveness.He is a member of the Governing Council for Save the Children India, a leading NGO and has been a member of several expert committees set up by the Government of India.
Dr. Bhattacharya writes extensively in the business media on the development of manufacturing sector in India and globalisation from an emerging market perspective. He co-authored Globality – Competing with Everyone from Everywhere for Everything, which was nominated among the best business books by The Economist in 2008, and “How Local Companies Keep Multinationals at Bay,” published in the March 2008 Harvard Business Review, which highlights the business strategies of innovative domestic companies in China, India, and other emerging markets.
Dr. Bhattacharya was educated at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and Warwick Manufacturing Group, University of Warwick, UK where he completed Doctorate of Engineering with his thesis focused on the topic of 'time based competition' in manufacturing industries.
Pramath Raj SinhaFounder and Managing Director - 9.9 Media, Founding Dean, ISB, Founder & Trustee, Ashoka University, Ex Partner, Mckinsey. University of Pennsylvania (Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering), IIT Kanpur (B. Tech.)
Pramath spent 13 years with McKinsey as a partner and also a Founding Dean of Indian School Business (ISB). He is a Founder and Trustee of the liberal arts university, Ashoka University and heads the India operations of Albright Stonebridge Group, a US-based commercial diplomacy firm. He is the founder of 9.9 Media, and prior to that, he was the MD and CEO of the ABP Media Group. He holds an M.S.E. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.Tech. in Metallurgy from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.
Shantha SinhaFounder -Mamidipudi Venkatarangaiya Foundation (MV Foundation)
Jawaharlal Nehru University (PhD in Political Science)
An internationally acclaimed anti-child labour activist, Shantha was the first chairperson of the "National Commission for Protection of Child Rights" (NCPCR). She headed NCPCR for two consecutive terms. She also served as a Professor in the Department of Political Science at Hyderabad Central University. She was awarded the civilian honour of 'Padma Shri' by the Government of India in 1998. In 2003, she was awarded theprestigious 'Ramon Magsaysay Award' for community leadership. She completed her M.A in Political Science from Osmania University and Ph.D from JNU.
Tushaar ShahBoard of Director - ICICI Bank, Ex-Director, IRMA
IIM Ahmedabad (Management Fellow - Managerial Economics)
Tushaar Shah completed his Fellow Programme in Management at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad in 1978 with specialization in managerial economics. Although his doctoral work was on money and banking, Shah’s subsequent work forayed into the economics of dairying, oilseeds, forestry and irrigation. He taught Economics for Rural Managers to several generations of IRMA students. To bring the village economy to his classroom, in the early 1980’s, Shah developed a simulation game called Naranpur Express using live data from one of his field research projects. The game confronted students with everyday decision-making in a household managing mixed-farming system, dealing with risks and uncertainties, transacting on input and output markets. Even today, Naranpur Express continues to be used to introduce new batches of IRMA students to the intricacies of managing a farm household economy.
During recent years, as a Senior Fellow of Colombo-based International Water Management Institute, Shah’s research has focused on water policy, institutions and management in India.
Ved AryaCEO - SRIJAN, Managing Director - (SIDS). Former Hubert Humphrey North-South Fellow. IIM Ahmedabad (MBA), IIT Kanpur (B.Tech.)
A social entrepreneur, Ved Arya has founded two organisations, SRIJAN and SIDS and has also been a Humphrey Fellow, UNEP Fellow, Ashoka Fellow and Aspire Fellow. SRIJAN is a grassroots organisation that works to improve incomes of 40,000 rural families in 15 backward districts of five states in India. It was declared winner in the Emerging Non Profit (Livelihoods) category of ICICI-CNBC Inclusive India Awards, 2013. It also received Vodafone Mobile for Good Award in 2014. SIDS is credited with a number of innovations in the human resources development (HRD) field.
Ved has been a member of various policy making bodies in Government of India such as Working Group to the National Advisory Council on Improving Effectiveness of Flagship Programmes, Human Resources for Rural Development (Ministry of Rural Development) and Steering Committee on Rural Development and Rural Governance (Planning Commission).
Ved has been on the National Selection Committee, Hubert Humphrey North South Fellowship, Ashoka Fellowship and Ford Foundation International Fellowship. Ved has been a consultant and advisor to the World Bank, SDC, SIDA and DfID. He was founder chairman of Ibtada and is currently a member of the boards of several NGOs such as SPWD and Mobile Creches. He has co-authored a book Human Resource Strategies to Build Pro-Poor Institutions (McGraw Hill Education. 2014).
Ved studied to be an aeronautical engineer from IIT Kanpur and went on to get his management degree from IIM Ahmedabad. He pursued further education at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Boston University, and also worked at the World Bank, Washington DC, USA.