2016 JURY PANEL

  • Harsh Mariwala
  • Kalpana Morparia
  • Noshir Kaka
  • Pramit Jhaveri
  • Pranay Chulet
  • Rajan-Anandan
  • Roopa Kudva
  • Sanjiv Mehta
  • Shikha Sharma
  • Vijay Shekhar Sharma
  • Vineet Nayar

Jury Profile

  • HARSH MARIWALA

    MARICO

    Mr. Harsh Mariwala, Chairman, Marico Ltd, founded Marico in 1990 and transformed a traditional commodity-driven business into a leader in the beauty and wellness space. His entrepreneurial drive and passion for innovation enthused him to establish the Marico Innovation Foundation in 2003, which acts as a catalyst to fuel innovation in India, and also mentors a group of upcoming entrepreneurs. At 64, he is now a hands-off boss, leaving day-to-day operations of the Rs 5,000-crore FMCG firm to a CEO and manages the company’s CSR initiatives and its investment arm and plays golf.

  • Kalpana Morparia

    JP Morgan

    Kalpana Morparia is an Indian banker. She was associated with ICICI Bank for 33 years. Presently, she is the Chief Executive Officer of JP Morgan India, the Indian extension of a $2.1 trillion American company. Ms. Morparia leads each of the firm's lines of business - Investment Banking, Asset Management, Treasury Services and Principal Investment Management.

  • Noshir Kaka

    McKinsey

    Noshir Kaka is managing director of McKinsey’s India offices and the founder of its global Outsourcing and Offshoring Practice. He joined McKinsey in 1994, soon after the firm opened its offices in India. Since then, he has helped build McKinsey into India’s pre-eminent consulting firm, playing an active role in the country's transformation and development, helping Indian companies win on the world stage, and growing the next generation of Indian leaders.

  • Pramit Jhaveri

    CITI

    Pramit Jhaveri is the CEO of Citi India, responsible for all of Citi's businesses in the country. Under Pramit's leadership, Citi India has won a number of awards. Pramit is on the Managing Committee of the Indian Banks Association and a Director on the Board of the Pratham Education Foundation. He is also on the IndiaBuilds Advisory Committee of Habitat for Humanity, the India Advisory Council of American India Foundation, the Advisory Board of Catalyst India and the Board of Trustees of India Foundation for the Arts.

  • Pranay Chulet

    Quikr

    Pranay Chulet is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Quikr since January 2008. He graduated from IIM Calcutta with a Gold Medal in 1996 and earned a B.Tech. from IIT Delhi prior to that. He has also earned a US patent in the area of matchmaking between buyers and sellers while at Walker Digital in US. Pranay is an avid follower of films and has also learnt film making at the New York Film Academy.

  • Rajan Anandan

    Google

    Rajan is the Managing Director of Google India and is responsible for Google's operations in India. He invests in early stage technology companies and brings a deep understanding of technology, a track record of investing in many sectors across technology, first-hand experience working closely with founding teams of startups and leading and growing several large technology businesses in US and India.

  • Roopa Kudva

    Omidyar Network

    Roopa Kudva is Managing Director of Omidyar Network India Advisors and Omidyar Network partner. Omidyar Network is a US-based philanthropic investment firm.Previously, she was the MD and CEO of CRISIL, Under her leadership, CRISIL’s market capitalization had grown four-fold from Rs. 2,900 crores to Rs. 14,000 crores.

  • Sanjiv Mehta

    Hindustan Uniliver

    Sanjiv Mehta is the Managing Director and CEO of Hindustan Unilever, having taken up a board position in the sub-continent in 2013. Mr. Mehta joined Unilever in October 1992 and in 2008, he took up responsibility as the Chairman of Unilever North Africa and Middle East, leading a multi-country organisation spanning 20 countries in the region. During his tenure as the head of various Unilever companies, the business achieved significant success, accelerating both growth and profitability.

  • Shikha Sharma

    AXIS BANK

    Mrs. Shikha Sharma is the Managing Director & CEO of Axis Bank since 2009. Mrs. Sharma has more than three decades of experience in the financial sector having begun her career with ICICI Bank in 1980. As a leader adept at managing change, she has focused on transforming Axis Bank into a Bank with strengths across a wide range of corporate and retail banking products. As an acknowledgement of her efforts, Harvard Business School has published a case study on “Managing Change at Axis Bank” in 2013.

  • Vijay Shekhar Sharma

    Paytm

    Vijay Shekhar Sharma is the founder & CEO of One97 Communications/Paytm- which was launched as an online payment platform and now has 4,000 employees, an online wallet that is near ubiquitous and a full-blown e-commerce site. Vijay also invests in early stage mobile Internet startups from his company’s One97 Mobility Fund.

  • Vineet Nayar

    HCL Technologies

    Vineet Nayar is the former CEO of HCL Technologies and Founder of Sampark Foundation, after quitting as CEO of the IT company whose revenues he grew from $1.3 billion to $4.2 billion in five years, Nayar, 52, is changing gears in his new avatar as a full-time philanthropist. He is also author of the highly acclaimed management book Employees First, Customers Second: Turning Conventional Management Upside Down.