Anil Swarup was born on 01 July 1958 in Allahabad in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. He is a post graduate in Political Science from the University of Allahabad in 1978, where he was awarded Chancellor's gold medal for being the "best all-round student". Before joining IAS, he worked as an Indian Police Service officer for one year. Swarup joined IAS in 1981 and is the recipient of Director's gold medal for "best officer trainee" of his batch at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA).
He became Secretary in the coal ministry after the coal scam in which the Supreme Court of India cancelled more than 200 blocks allocated since 1993. Swarup conducted coal auctions in a transparent manner, which was a huge success
Founder & CEO - Luxury Connect
Widely recognized as India’s foremost authority on luxury retail and brand strategy, Abhay Gupta has a multitude of expertise. In this capacity, he pursues a plethora of activities including writing, advisory, public speaking, thought leadership and philanthropy. He is a thought leader, brand leader, luxury retail expert, and consumer champion.
In his efforts to promote and educate the nation about luxury brands & lifestyle, he has founded Luxury Connect LLP, Luxury Connect Business School and Luxury Cruxx.
Ekta Bhaskar is an M.A. Post - Graduate from S.M.U. in Mass Communication & Journalism . She is an Editorial Board Member for the International Journal of Advance Study and Research Work. She is a seasoned professional, with prior experience as the Director of MyGov, the citizen engagement portal of Government of India. She has worked in diverse fields with expertise in Corporate Social responsibility, Media Relations, and Branding. She has also been awarded as the Most Promising Indian for Idea and Innovation 2017 by Promising Indian Society.
Dr. Rita Anwari
International Account Executive and Women's Right Activist.
Rita is a Founding Director of Women Empowerment and Leadership in Australia, an organisation dedicated to investing in the education, capacity development and welfare of Women in Afghanistan and Australia.
Her deep committement to reconstruct and develop local communities of Afghanistan and Australia, enabled her to become a bridge of cooperation and understanding between the two nations. She has received an Honorary PhD from King's International University, served as the Head of International Business Development at Harvest Education Technical College. In 2019, she received High Achievement Trophy from the Minister of Higher Education Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
Member (Signal & Telecom), Railway Board
Shri Pradeep Kumar is a Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics & Communication) and Master of Engineering (Communication Systems) from the University of Roorkee (now IIT Roorkee) & Master of Business Administration (Marketing & Finance) from Southern Cross University, New South Wales, Australia.
Shri Kumar joined Northern Railway in 1983. During the course of his llustrious career, Shri Kumar has held several important executives and managerial positions on Indian Railways. He has served on Northern Railway, South Eastern Railway, South Central Railway, West Central Railway, Railway Electrification, Railway Board and RailTel Corporation of India Limited, New Delhi, besides serving as DG/NAIR, Vadodara.
Satya N. Gupta
Chairman - BLUETOWN
Satya N. Gupta has spent over 38 years in the telecom industry, executing projects and creating and managing telecom entities. The most notable entity created under his leadership was Ircon Telenet Pvt. Ltd, a joint venture (JV) between Indian Railways and British Telecom. Later converted into a PSU by the Ministry of Railways, the JV is today known as RailTel Corporation of India. During his career, he has been associated with corporations such as Ircon International, BT Global Services and Sterlite Tech. He has also worked with TRAI as principal adviser.
Founder at Yung Minds
Shaifaly is a founder and Proprietor of Young Minded into HR Services, Catering to Corporate Requirement for their Manpower needs.
She also Runs Programs for under privileged children, women and now moving on emotional intelligence.
Founder of Futura Robotics
An extraordinary achiver, Krithik holds a passion for Robotics and has already formed his company named Futura Robotics.
He has received numerous awards and medals in Science and Technology events which showcase innovations in technology including the UN, IIT Madras, RAAF India and Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota.
COO - Exicom Tele-Systems Limited
Amit Pandey has been always striving for innovation. His passion towards his profession has resulted into 110 awards to his credit in the field of Leadership, Procurement, Supply Chain and Human Resource, to name few. He is a TEDx speaker and is often invited by the leading business and engineering schools for his motivational talks & that’s how students have given him the name “Human Charger”.
Founder, Promising Indian Society, CEO of DigiGaon Foundation
Prerna Singh is a young management degree holder, author of various books, articles, and whitepapers. She has also chaired numerous publications of journals and magazines of international repute. She has laid the foundation of the Promising Indians’ Society with a unique motivational force of innovative ideas, energies and team of compatible content rich professionals. She holds the vision to bridge the communication gap among the PIOs, NRIs and citizens of India and aims to inter-connect them on a platform that would unleash the strong business opportunities and augment socio-economic prospects
Retired Indian Information Service Officer
Archana Datta is a social activist, eminent in areas of Public Service, Mass Media, Organisational Administration and Management. She has worked as Executive Magistrate in West Bengal Civil Services from 1997-83. She served as Press Secretary to the President of India, Director Journal News with All India Radio and Doordarshan.
Elstan A Fernandez
Marine Officer Turned Philanthroper
Former Marine Electrical Engineer and Submarine Veteran ElstanA Fernandez was born in a small village in Coimbatore. Elstan finished his schooling and went on to join the Indian Navy to build a new life for himself and finally support his parents until a small incident that took place in Vishakhapatnam changed his life.
In the year 1999, while passing by Mother Teresa’s Home in Visakhapatnam, he noticed a few kids at the gate who were calling out to all those who were passing by. He was reminded of the children who stayed behind his ancestral home in abject poverty but what was worse was that these kids were orphans. Elstan was overcome with an uncontrollable urge to help them in whatever manner possible. He spent the next five years serving as a professional trainer at the Submarine School and devoting most of his free time volunteering and caring and providing for the destitute children.
Deputy Commissioner – NDMC
Ira Singhal is 2015 batch, AGMUT cadre Indian Administrative Service officer. Singhal topped the exam in her fourth attempt, to become the first differently abled woman to top the civil services exam in the general category. She completed her B.E. from Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, University of Delhi.
Director, Aanyah Management
An Operations, Materials and Project Pre-Opening (Hospitality Industry) professional with over 27 years of experience in leading 5-star hotels and Michelin Starred Restaurants in India, Nepal, and Kenya.
His Specialties: Set up of Restaurants, Hotels, and Spas. Tie-ups of existing properties with established brands. Operations Process Corrections of running restaurants to ensure stronger bottom lines.
Founder, Vishal Enterprise
After finishing her Graduation and Post-Graduation in English Literature, she did an MBA (Business Management) in Marketing Having a natural instinct for an apparel design from childhood, she did a Diploma in Advance Fashion Designing from Mumbai University with an advance course in AUTOCAD Designing and got selected by M/s CREATIVE GARMENTS through campus interview for a Merchandiser role.
She started her professional journey from trainee Merchandiser to Sr. Merchandising Manager and Merchandising Marketing Manager. Her finest skills and experiences have led her to work for several industries internationally well-known MNCs like Export Syndicate, Donear Industries Limited, Mumbai, Kalyani Exporters etc.
Founder of Literature Corner , Director of Something Creative
Leher is a Founder of Literature Corner , Director of Something Creative. Also She’s a Advisor at Delhi Literature Festival.
She is part of DMA (Delhi Management Association)’s Women in Management Committee, and a Member of the Women Entrepreneurship Committee of the PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry. She was awarded the National Change makers Award dedicated to Swami Vivekananda in 2018, and was selected and awarded as an Influencer by the Confederation of Women Entrepreneurs Womennovator in 2018.
LIFE MEMBER, General Body of FORE Society
Experienced Administrator with a demonstrated history of working in the sports industry. Skilled in Event Management, Team Building, Media Relations, Corporate Communications and Management.
Founder RevUP, Co-Founder MENTORx
Nancy is a highly acclaimed communication and leadership strategist. She has over 10 years of experience in training entrepreneurs, corporate employees, college students, teenagers and kids. She is a People Transformation Trainee and Leadership Mentor that is sought out by numerous corporate and institutional entities. Audience of all age groups instantly connects with Nancy. She facilitates articulate seminars, presentations, workshops and courses based on personal and business priorities of individual focus groups.
Nancy Juneja comes from a family of educators who run pioneering educational institutions -Shanti Gyan Niketan School and Shanti Gyan Vidyapeeth School, Goyla, Dwarka. Growing up in Family which has mentored more than 10000 students from past 25 years gave her a desire to empower people not only in academics but life skills too which is the need of the hour in 21st century.
President & Chief Operating Officer, SBI Foundation
Nixon Joseph, President & Chief Operating Officer, SBI Foundation, is a post graduate in English Language and Literature and joined State Bank of India in 1985 as probationary officer. As a career Banker, he has extensive experience in various facets of Banking like Corporate Credit, Retail Operations, International Banking etc. and has worked all over India including Northeast.
He was President of the Sakura Toastmasters Club, Tokyo and also started the Tokyo debating society. His interest in long distance running has led to his completion of 28 full marathons(42.195km), thus being the only official among the 1.1 million bank employees in India to have the achievement. He was never an athlete, yet he started full marathon running at the age of 44 years, went ahead completing full marathons and is still running at the age of 57 years. He is the recipient of Dr A. P. J. Abdul Kalam award 2018 for excellence in public service.
Hollywood actress and producer
PreityÜpala, Hollywood actress and producer, is a former Investment banker turned Multi media Entrepreneur. The former Miss India International and has appeared in numerous commercials, TV and movie productions in Australia as well as Bollywood and Hollywood. She is currently the Global Brand Ambassador of several lifestyle brands such as Oenoviva, PenApp, Thea Resorts, and Chloe & Isabelle Jewelry.
Director of Paint Our World
Priya Virmani is a political and economic analyst. She is the founder and director of Paint Our World – a humanitarian project that works with underprivileged children.
Sidhartha Roy is an author of best-selling book ‘The Special Fish’ and Manuscript of the year award winner (Lit O fest) ‘Rise in Love’. I am also key contributor for several English daily! I have received the title of ‘youngest to be creative head’ by World Record India. I believe to be a better human with each passing day and to give back to the society which has helped you to grow so I donated all the profits of the first book to drought hit farmers of Maharashtra and also working for welfare. I am working with I believe in being a student for life and to explore so my scope of work is diversified! I am an Abudhaya Global village school and teach the unprivileged children to be a human first! I have received awards from Help Age India, Global Cancer Concern, Madhav Eye bank and Rotary club for my contributions to the society.
Director of DSKZ company
Shireen Motala, a Law graduate is also the Director of DSKZ company (CCTV cameras and security systems), Director at Green Orchard (vegetable plantation), Director of Club des Gourmets (a coffee shop located inEbene) and Director of Elysian (Film Production and media). Her life achievements includesPanache Women of Wonders Award (2019), Most Promising Indian African Awards in Business (2018 & 2019) and Africa’s Women Leaders (2018) at international level. At the national level she was among the 100 Most Influential Women (2017-2018) and recently awarded Exemplary Leader of the Year (2019).
Marketing Director – Da Milano
Shivani Malik, Director, Da Milano hails from a background with rich international exposure and diverse experiences. Shivani entered the Da Milano business back in 2007 when only two stores were in operation and soon she took up the challenge of expanding the brand across horizons and successfully managed to achieve unprecedented success. Her creativity and conviction contributes in creating Da Milano as a distinguished brand and reinventing the very notion of affordable luxury in India.
A ‘go to’ woman for all things luxe, Shivani’s passion and flair in marketing constantly spurs her to come up with fresh perspectives to keep up with current trends and appease the discerning clientele.
Addl. Secretary – MSDE
Sunita Sanghi is a Senior Advisor and Additional Secretary at Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
Currently, she is working at the senior management level in the Government of India, also serving as an officer from the Indian Economic Service. She has worked in various sectors including Agriculture, Finance, Capital Market, Petroleum, Education, Minorities, Employment and Skill development. About a decade, she is deeply involved with labour sector and has been actively associated with the work relating to Skill Development.
Abdul Razzak Rumane
Abdul Razzak Rumane was born in 1948 at Chandve, a small village in Raigad District of Maharashtra-India. He is son of Abdul Rehman Hasanmiya and Rabia. He completed his primary education at Zilla Parished School in Chandve.
Dr. Abdul Razzak Rumane also presented technical seminar at 2011 International Lean & Six Sigma Conference held at San Antonio, Texas, USA. The topic of seminar was “Application of Six Sigma DMADV Tool in Construction Projects”. The seminar was categorised under “Design and Innovation for Six Sigma”.
Joint Secretary – Department of Rural Development
Ms Leena Johri is a Joint Secretary in the Department of Rural Development.She is the IAS of 1994 batch stood all India 2nd and Topper amongst women candidates. Her Schooling from Chirst Church College, Lucknow. She Topped in class 12 th (ISC), securing highest percentage in Science and Humanities Stream and B.A Graduated from Avadh Girls’ Degree College and M.A from Lucknow University in Composite History (secured highest percentage).
Dr. BBL Madhukar
Chairman, Fore School of Management
A Gold Medalist in both MA Eco and LL.B. plus a Ph.D Started career as a Lecturer in the University and later moved to State Bank of India(India's biggest Bank) and held senior positions. After about 14 years with the Bank, held positions of Chairman -cum-Managing Director of two Govt. of India Enterprises., and Board level Director in scores of public and private sector Companies. He has studied management at Henley School of Business, England and did Internship with London School of Economics. Received Best CEO of the Year award and UDYOG RATAN AWARD.
Dr. Shashi Sewsurn
Head of Cancer Center
Dr. SHASHI SEWSURN dreams of “QUALITY CANCER CARE IN COST EFFECTIVE WAY” as many people in this world are deprived of Quality Health care due to poverty, ignorance and inadequate health care facilities.
Founder, Promising Indian Society, CEO of DigiGaon Foundation
Prerna Singh is a young management degree holder, author of various books, articles, and whitepapers. She has also chaired numerous publications of journals and magazines of international repute. She has laid the foundation of the Promising Indians’ Society with a unique motivational force of innovative ideas, energies and team of compatible content rich professionals. She holds the vision to bridge the communication gap among the PIOs, NRIs and citizens of India and aims to inter-connect them on a platform that would unleash the strong business opportunities and augment socio-economic prospects.