Mr. Sam Pitroda, Chairman

Sam Pitroda is an internationally respected development thinker, policy maker, telecom inventor and entrepreneur, who spent over four decades in Information and Communications Technology. Read More

Mr. Arun Maira

Arun Maira was appointed a Member of the Planning Commission in the Government of India in 2009. Read More

Dr. K. Kasturirangan

For over nine years until 2003, Dr. Kasturirangan steered the Indian Space programme as Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Read More

Dr. Ramesh Mashelkar

Dr. R.A. Mashelkar, CSIR Bhatnagar Fellow, is presently also the President of Global Research Alliance, a network of publicly funded R&D institutes from Asia-Pacific, Europe and USA with over 60,000 Read More

Mr. Kiran Karnik

Kiran Karnik held the office of President of NASSCOM, the premier trade body for the IT software and services industry in India, till 2008. Read More

Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty

Dr. Devi Shetty is a renowned cardiac surgeon and his team has pioneered neo-natal cardiac surgery. Read More

Mr. R. Gopalakrishnan

R. Gopalakrishnan has worked for thirty one years in Hindustan Unilever, and for twelve years in Tata. Read More

Ms. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

A successful technocrat of global standing, Ms. Shaw heads India Read More

Mr. Shekhar Kapur

Shekhar Kapur is considered one of India’s most visionary film directors. Read More

Mr. Saurabh Srivastava

Saurabh Srivastava, Chairman of CA Technologies, India, is one of India Read More

Dr. Anil K. Gupta

Presently, Dr. Gupta is a Professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and Visiting Professor of Innovation Management in Emerging Markets, European Business School, Berlin. Read More

Dr. Sujatha Ramdorai

Sujatha Ramdorai is Professor at the School of Mathematics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR). She has been with TIFR since 1985. Read More

Mr. Chandrajit Banerjee

Mr Banerjee has held several senior posts with the CII for twenty two years (in all four regions of CII). He has been the Director General of CII since 2008. Read More

Dr. Samir Brahmachari

Dr. Samir K. Brahmachari Ph.D., former Professor, IISc, Bangalore; Founder-Director, Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, (CSIR) Delh. Read More

Dr. Sanjay Dhande

Dr. Sanjay Govind Dhande has been the Director of Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur since 2001. He was the Founder Director of PDPM Indian Institute of Information Technology Design & Read More

Mr. Sam Pitroda, Chairman Mr. Arun Maira Dr. K. Kasturirangan Dr. Ramesh Mashelkar Mr. Kiran Karnik Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty Mr. R. Gopalakrishnan Ms. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw Mr. Shekhar Kapur Mr. Saurabh Srivastava Dr. Anil K. Gupta Dr. Sujatha Ramdorai Mr. Chandrajit Banerjee Dr. Samir Brahmachari Dr. Sanjay Dhande

Mr. R. Gopalakrishnan

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R Gopalakrishnan (called Gopal) has worked for 45 years as a professional manager – 31 years at Hindustan Unilever and 14 years at Tata.

Currently, he is a director of Tata Sons. He is the chairman of Tata AutoComp Systems and Rallis India, and Vice Chairman of Tata Chemicals. He also serves as a director for Tata Power and Tata Technologies. He is an independent director on the boards of the Indian subsidiary of Akzo Nobel and Castrol India. Before joining Tata as executive director in 1998, he served Unilever in Jeddah as chairman of Unilever Arabia, managing director of Brooke Bond Lipton India, and finally as vice chairman of Hindustan Lever.

He is involved with education through the board memberships of a school and two management institutes. He has also been the President of the All India Management Association. He has delivered several guest lectures in India and abroad. He has also taught a credit course entitled 'LWNT – Learning What’s Not Taught' at Tata Management Training Centre; Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad; and other prestigious institutions.

His articles have been published in management journals and financial newspapers. In 2007, he authored his first book, The Case of the Bonsai Manager.In 2010, his second book, When the penny drops: Learning what is not taught, was also published by Penguin India.His third book, What the CEO really wants from you: Four straight As, has been published by HarperCollins India.

Mr. R. Gopalakrishnan on Indian Innovations


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