The biggest names of business and entrepreneurship from across the country attend to share their experiences at the first ever Jai Hind College Entrepreneurship Summit.
Mrs. Meera Sanyal
Chairperson, IMC & Ex-CEO, RBS
Meera Sanyal was an Indian banker and politician. She served as CEO and chairperson of the Royal Bank of Scotland in India.She served on the board of Pradan, an Indian NGO that works to empower women through entrepreneurship and on the international board of Right to Play, a global organisation that has helped over 1 million children through the transformative power of play. She was also on the boards of Jai Hind College and the Indian Liberal Group. She was a member of various national committees at the CII and FICCI. She was the former chairperson of the Indian Advisory Board of AIESEC.
Mr. Subhash Dandekar
Chairman Emeritus, Kokuyo-Camlin
Mr. Subhash Dandekar is an eminent Industrialist and Chairman Emeritus of Kokuyo Camlin Ltd. He is also Corporate Advisor to Camlin Fine Sciences Limited and President of Shushrusha Citizen's Co-op Hospital Limited, Dadar, Mumbai. Mr. Dandekar has held various positions in different entities such as Executive Chairman - Camlin Limited, Chairman - SICOM Limited (State Investment Corporation of Maharashtra). His many years of experience in building and branding businesses, from stationery to chemicals, brings a unique perspective on startup entrepreneurship.
Mr. Ajeet Khurana
Ex CEO, SINE
Ajeet Khurana, a University of Texas alumnus, is a seasoned entrepreneur and mentor who has been into start-us in India since 1993 and works with early- stage enterprises. He is one of India’s leading angel investors. Mr. Khurana earlier founded Corpos Collosum Learning Pvt. Ltd. and KITS. He is the former CEO of SINE, IIT Bombay’s business incubator, mentor, member of Mumbai Angels, and more. As an angel investor, he invested $10000 each in over half a dozen startups a year in areas like education, e-commerce, software, internet and internet enabled services.
Mr. Devandra Shah
Founder & Chairman, Parag Milk Foods
Mr. Devendra Shah is Chairman & Managing Director of Parag Milk Foods, India’s largest private dairy and manufacturers of the Gowardhan and Go range of milk and milk products. He also holds reputed positions in various ventures like Director - Bhimashankar Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana, Pargaon; Secretary of National Centre for Rural Development. In 1989 he found his true calling - the dairy business. Devendra Shah turned Parag Milk Foods into one of the most profitable dairy businesses ever.
Ms. Ansoo Gupta
Founder, OneShoe Trust & COO, Pinstorm
A communications and marketing professional, Ansoo had been working in digital/broadcast media, and never thought about starting a blog or travel group to share information, but was happy to help anyone who asked her opinion. What began as giving friendly advice to friends who wanted to travel on a budget, planning their itinerary, and suggesting places, soon led to structured travel workshops titled “Come.Plan.Go”. Based out of Mumbai, Ansoo started her workshops in June 2012 because she realised that all her friends and acquaintances wanted to travel but they found it overwhelming to plan, and take out time.
Ms. Ajita Shashidhar
Senior Editor, Business Today
Ajita Shashidhar has done indepth reporting on the media and entertainment sector, where she has been tracking media conglomerates such as Star India, ZEE, Viacom 18, Sony and NDTV. she has also been doing lot of industry features. In FMCG and retail also, she has covered big companies such as HUL, Marico, Cadbury, Future Group, Shoppers Stop and so on.
Ms. Neha Sethi
Founder & Head Chef, Sweetish House Mafia
Neha Arya Sethi got into investment banking to follow the bandwagon. After graduating from Wharton School of Business, she worked as an investment banker in New York for a year. But she realised that finance was not her cup of tea, and she wanted to pursue something else. Neha’s childhood passion got the better of her and she made the switch from banker to baker.
She now sweetens the palate of the city. Neha has been featured in several national publications, including Business Standard, Vogue and Economic Times, and has also been on the cover of Forbes India.