(Independent Consultant & Analyst, Singapore)

I help companies to understand markets in the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia, and to develop strategies to either enter markets or increase their market share. I worked primarily with companies in the industrial and business-to-business space. Clients have included Honeywell, Gemalto, Moog, Wincor Nixdorf, Chevron, First Data and Intercontinental Hotels Group.I also work with faculty members at major international business schools (including IMD and INSEAD) to develop Asian cases. I have written 15 cases so far covering strategy, marketing and leadership.



(Founder & CEO, Cerebrus Consultants, Mumbai)

37 years experience in Management consulting covering Business strategy, Organisation reviews, Compensation & Benefits, Performance management and Strategic HR including transformation. Have been involved with several leadership development initiatives including assessment of leaders and coaching engagements.Worked with over 300 companies as a Consultant in various areas of Human Resources and have worked with most of the major multinationals and large Indian family groups.



(IAS, Former Vice Chairman, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade & Director General, Foreign Trade of India, New Delhi)

K.T. Chacko was born on October 29, 1947 to a Syrian Orthodox Christian family, the youngest of four children, in Kottayam District, Kerala. He studied at the University College Trivandrum where he did his Masters in Economics,obtaining the 1st Rank in the University and in the State and was awarded 3 Gold Medals for meritorious achievements. He then went to study at John F. Kennedy School of Government Harvard University on Edward S. Mason Fellowship where he earned a master's degree in public administration (Class of 1984)



(Managing Director, Marengo Management Ltd, UK )

Managing Director, Marengo Management Limited, London,2011-present, Management and consulting positions, Institutional Investor, Inc, London and Tokyo, 1984-present Consultant, The Kuwait Danish Dairy Company KCSC, 2010-present Vice President, Strategy, The Kuwait Danish Dairy Company KCSC, 2008-2010 Publisher, World Link/Global Agenda, bi-monthly and annual official magazines of the World Economic Forum, 1992-2006

Purvi Sheth


(Chairman of Dalmia Group Holdings)

Gaurav Dalmia is the Chairman of Dalmia Group Holdings, a holding company for business and financial assets. It invests in private equity, real estate, public markets, structured debt and fixed income.He is an early investor in and a Board member of True North (formerly India Value Fund), a leading Indian private equity fund, which manages approximately $2.5billion. He is also the founder and Chairman of Landmark Holdings, a real estate investment firm, which has invested in more than 40 housing projects. He co founded GTI, a long term investment vehicle for India focused investments.He was selected as a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum in 2000. Gaurav Dalmia received an MBA with Beta Gamma Sigma honors from Columbia Business School.

Purvi Sheth


(CEO of Shilputsi India)

Purvi Sheth, CEO of Shilputsi India, has worked with the firm for over 17 years and has several accolades to her credit. She has Executive and business responsibility for all business practices and long term growth of Shilputsi Consultants. A mentor to several entrepreneurial ventures and an advisor to the Entrepreneurship Cell at Indian Institute of Technology (Mumbai &Kharagpur) and at Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management, Mumbai. She is also a Mentor at TIE – The Indus Entrepreneurs, Mumbai. She is a Committee Member of TIEStree Shakti.She is a certified board member by The Director’s Club Board Certification.



(Chief People Officer, Apollo Hospitals Group, Chennai)

HR professional with over 20 years of experience. Experience varied over Strategic HR Consulting, International HR and Start Up HR. HR Skills/Knowledge in the areas of : Performance Management and Development of Reward Systems (Incl. ESOP) Career Planning & Development, Competency Mapping, Change Management, HR Strategy & Organisational Design Organisational Restructuring



(International Corporate Lawyer & Consultant, New Delhi )

India qualified lawyer who has worked with preeminent firms in India prior to joining Olswang in 2006. He specialises in corporate advisory, regulatory and structuring relating to cross border mergers and acquisitions and capital raising and has considerable dispute resolution experience. Specialties: Private Equity, International Fund Raising , Listings on AiM - London Stock Exchange, IPO's, M & A, Project Finance Corporate Finance