Dr. Padmakali Banerjee

Dr. Padmakali Banerjee is a thought leader, public speaker and Life Coach, with over two decades of experience in research, teaching, training and academic administration. She has a doctorate degree from the University of Delhi and is a Fellow of the prestigious Somatic Inkblot Series (FSIS–US). In her current leadership position, she is the Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean, Academics of Amity University Haryana and Director of Amity Business School. She also heads the Centre for BRICS Studies—a centre of excellence. She is involved in strategic planning and leads the development and implementation of the university’s academic processes. She spearheaded many innovative initiatives including the introduction of a flexible credit system, industry academic integration and internationalization. She fosters strategic changes in teaching and learning, and student affairs. She pioneered the skill development programme at the university and got Amity a prominent place on the skills map of the country. She is also Governing Body member of the prestigious Medanta Institute of Education and Research, Gurugram, India. In her academic career, she has been an institution builder, serving as Dean and Director of institutions of higher learning across Delhi NCR. Her early academic experience includes serving at the Centre for Science Education and Communication, University of Delhi; Maulana Azad Centre for Elementary and Social Education, University of Delhi; and Jesus and Mary College. As an executive coach and mentor, she has been a resource person for management development programmes at various national and international forums. She has been a consultant and trainer on HRD issues for various private and public sector organizations. As a life coach, she has closely worked with corporate functionaries, holding leadership development workshops and training programmes for corporate leaders. Her experience extends across an array of industries including telecom, oil and gas, FMCG, and tourism and hospitality. She has been instrumental in national and international academic collaborations. She was actively associated as a founding member with the Bradford University Programme, UK, at Institute for Integrated Learning and Management (IILM) in India right from its inception, and has been involved in the academic delivery, administration and quality audit.

Mr. Nitin D Parekh

Mr. Nitin D Parekh, a holder of six qualifications, has a brilliant academic track record with ranks and gold medals in several exams including CA, CFA and MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad. Mr. Nitin Parekh is serving as a Group Chief Financial Officer in Cadila Healthcare Limited, Ahmedabad, which has consolidated annual turnover of more than Rs. 15000 crores. He possesses 36 years of post-qualification experience in finance, legal and IT functions. An ace deal maker, a strategic thinker, an excellent coach and a person of razor sharp commercial acumen, he has handled more than 15 M&A deals, including Rs. 4600 crores acquisition of Heinz India Private Limited in Jan-2019 and divestment of India centric animal health business for Rs. 2900 crores in July-2021.

Mr. Nitin Parekh is selected for award of “Excellence in Mergers and Acquisitions” by CII in December, 2021. He is adjudged as India’s Best CFO-Large Enterprises by Businessworld in August, 2021. He is recipient of “Top 50 Finance Leaders of India 2021 award from White Page International, in July 2021 and “Glory of India” award from Indian Achievers Forum in June, 2021. He received “Outstanding Manager of the year award” from Ahmedabad Management Association in March 2021 and “League of Excellence 2020” award from CFO, India. He was declared as the Best CFO in Healthcare sector for 2012 and also for 2017 by Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He is chosen amongst the top 100 CFOs of India for eight times in succession by CFO, India. He has also received Businessworld-Best CFO of India Award 2017 for Healthy Balance Sheet Management Large Corporates. SAP has selected him amongst the top 25 Digitalist Thought Leaders of India for 2015. He has served on the Board of Governors of Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India, ICFAI Business School, ICFAI University and on Accountancy Board of Gujarat University.

Dr. Himanshu Rai

Dr. Himanshu Rai is the Director of IIM Indore. Under his leadership IIM Indore got the triple crown accreditation of AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS making it one of the 90 odd institutions in the world to have the honor. He is spearheading multiple initiatives at IIM Indore to create significant social impact and address challenges faced by the country. Prior to this he has been the Dean of SDA Bocconi India campus, Professor at SDA Bocconi, Milan, and has taught at IIM Lucknow and XLRI. He is an alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad and KREC Surathkal. He specializes in Negotiation and his core teaching area include Negotiation, Leadership, and Justice. His book titled “Negotiation” published by McGraw Hill Education is a bestseller on Amazon. His TEDx talk on “Ethical Leadership: Lessons from the Vedas won him several accolades the world over. As the Convener of CAT 2010, he successfully led the largest format change in world’s testing history exceeding all global standards of testing. Through his initiatives gender and educational background parity was achieved by IIMs. He has published extensively, and his current areas of research include Negotiation, Ethical Leadership, Cross Cultural Issues, Management and Religion, Spirituality, Gender, and Influence Tactics. A connoisseur of Sanskrit literature, he has also written about and given discourses on Indian and Western philosophy, which he avidly studies. Dr. Himanshu has trained over 20,000 professionals, both in the private as well as the government sector.

Dr. Amita Srivastava

Currently helming the position of a Director at Brencis Centre for Research Training and Consultancy (BCRTC) in Ghaziabad, India, Dr. Amita Srivastava is a well-known expert in the fields of Management Philosophy, Strategic Management, Human Resource Development, Quality Systems, and Human Values. A gold medalist in her area of expertise, Dr. Srivastava has experience spanning more than 25 years in areas of Research, Training, Consultancy, Teaching, and Administration in Management. She has conducted many FDPs and MDPs. She has done assignments for some leading Institutions of National and International repute like IIM-(Lko), Nuvia (UK), UNIDO, Central Defence Academy, Syndicate Bank, IBA, Semi-Conductor Complex Ltd., ABCL, Kirloskar Brothers, WPIL Ltd., Jaipur Stock Exchange, KRIBHKO, etc. She has also been the Chief Editor for a management journal called Attitude and has been functional in organizing many national and international conferences. She has widely experimented with new approaches to learning and creativity. She helped many SMEs to organize the structure and processes of the organization, institutionalize innovative methods of work and inculcate healthy organizational Culture. She was instrumental in turnaround of many SMEs. She had successfully experimented in using Indian thoughts in management policies.