(Independent Consultant & Analyst, Singapore)

Abraham helps companies understand markets in the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia, and develops strategies to enter markets or increase their market share. He primarily works with companies in the industrial and business-to-business space. Clients have included Honeywell, Gemalto, Chevron, and Intercontinental Hotels Group. He also works with faculty at international business schools (IMD and INSEAD) to develop Asian cases.



(Founder & CEO, Cerebrus Consultants, Mumbai)

Anita has 37 years’ experience in management consulting covering business strategy, organisation reviews, compensation & benefits, performance management and strategic HR, including transformation. She has 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 HR



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

K. T. Chacko is former Vice Chairman, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade & Director General, Foreign Trade of India, New Delhi. He bagged the 1st rank in Masters in Economics, in Kerala, and was awarded 3 gold medals for meritorious achievements. He went to John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University on the Edward S. Mason Fellowship where he earned a master's degree in public administration (1984).



(Managing Director, Marengo Management Ltd, UK )

David has held several management and consulting positions at Institutional Investor Inc, London and Tokyo. He is also consultant, The Kuwait Danish Dairy Company, and has been Vice President - Strategy earlier at KDDC. He's also been a Publisher of World Link/Global Agenda, the bi-monthly and annual official magazines of the World Economic Forum, between 1992 and 2006.

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(Chairman of Dalmia Group Holdings)

Gaurav Dalmia is an investor in and board member of True North, a leading Indian private equity fund, which manages $ 2.5billion. He is also the founder and Chairman of Landmark Holdings, a real estate investment firm, with over 40 housing projects. He co-founded GTI, an investment vehicle for India-focused investments. He was nominated as Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum in 2000.



(Chief Human Resource Officer, Columbia Asia Healthcare, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

HR professional with over 20 years of experience in strategic HR consulting, international HR and startup HR. HR skills/knowledge in the areas of performance management and development of reward systems (including 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, regulation and structuring in cross border mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, with dispute resolution experience. Specialties: private equity, international fundraising, listings on AiM - London Stock Exchange, IPOs, M & A, project finance, corporate finance.

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(CEO of Shilputsi India)

Purvi Sheth has worked with the firm for over 17 years with executive and business responsibility for its long-term growth. She mentors on several ventures and is advisor to the Entrepreneurship Cell at Indian Institute of Technology (Mumbai & Kharagpur) and at Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management, Mumbai. She mentors at TIE – The Indus Entrepreneurs, Mumbai, and is a committee member of TIEStree Shakti.



(Professor of Marketing & Chairperson MDPs at IMT Ghaziabad)

An academic with over twenty years of experience in teaching, training, program leadership and research, Sapna is currently associated with IMT Ghaziabad, India as a Professor of Marketing. She has also successfully led academic institutions, helped scale organisations, contributed to Indian and overseas academic journals, written case studies and managed large conferences. She brings this substantial experience and enthusiasm to XEDGlobal especially in reaching out to global business schools, marketing and strategic advisory and mentorship of young XED-ians.



(Founder, BMR Legal)

Mukesh Butani is a chattered accountant with a Criminal and Civil Law degree from Mumbai University. He has worked at huge Accounting firms such as Andersen and Ernst & Young as Tax practice leader. He is now the Co-Founder, Managing Partner and tax practice leader at BMR Legal. Along with this he is also a visiting faculty at WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business).



(Former Dean -IIFT & Sr. Advisor to the UN Archive)

B Bhattacharya, former professor and dean, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (1994-2003) has earlier served as Senior Advisor to International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WHO. He is an internationally recognised expert in International trade and has served as ad advisor/consultant to many international organisations including UN-ESCAP, UNDP, UNCTAD and DFID. Author to more than a dozen books and 50 research reports, Prof Bhattacharya’s current research interest is in economic reforms and its impact.



Sarika Mehta brings with her a wealth of experience spanning over 25 years in the fields of project management, event execution public relations, marketing and Executive Coaching. Based in New Delhi but working across continents. Starting off as a nutrition consultant having been trained as one, she however earned her spurs in the early part of her career in marketing ,communications and event management. However, it was as the Country Director of the Ernst & Young (EY) Entrepreneur of the Year Award Program in India for twelve long years that she built a reputation as one of the top-notch professionals in this segment in India with her committed, result-oriented and execution-led approach.



Joy Konnayil is an entrepreneur and an Investor with over 5 decade of experience. He mentors start-ups and guides them in the process of scaling up to the next level.