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Mr. Prahlad Kakar

Advertising and Branding Guru
Genesis Film Production Pvt. Ltd.


Prahlad Kakar founded Genesis Film Production Pvt. Ltd. in 1977 and virtually re invented regional television advertising, after having assisted Shyam Benegal, one of India’s most renowned filmmakers. “To tell a story in 30 seconds in the most engaging way possible” remains Prahlad’s raison d’etre for remaining passionate about ad filmmaking even 30 years later. Genesis, as is common knowledge in the business, continues to train generations of talented, dedicated filmmakers. Through the last few decades , corporates like Nestlé, PepsiCo, Britannia, Uni Levers have continued to communicate their brand stories through Prahlad Kakar. Making films that capture the dreams and aspirations of his vast target audience, Prahlad has ruled the ad film making business and has won several awards for technical excellence, Innovation and creativity in advertising & marketing over the years in India.

 

Mr. Vinod Kumar

Country Manager & Senior Partner - India & Middle East, SDRC India Advisors LLP

Currently heading, India & Middle East for Sustainable Development Research & Consulting, Mr. Vinod Kumar is an experienced Business Strategy Consultant and Investor! As a mentor and investor in SMEs and start-ups, Mr. Kumar has a strong network among Indian entrepreneurs. An experienced guide, equity investor as well as pathfinder, Mr Kumar offers his incredible expertise in equity investments & finance, market studies and research, strategic business growth advice and handholding for International Joint ventures & Collaborations, with a mission of translating the dreams of Indian SMEs into reality. Prior to his role as the cherisher of SMEs, Mr. Kumar has performed various versatile roles, latest being MD of Mafatlal Consultancy Services Ltd and having setup Microsoft’s Exclusive Software Distribution & Training network. He is an avid believer in innovation and has invested in various Innovative technology, media, web learning and manufacturing startups.

Mr. Tilak Raj Bajalia

Ex- Deputy Managing Director, SIDBI

Mr. Bajalia is an Economics graduate with ICWA and Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers. He started his career in a commercial bank in 1974 and moved to IDBI in 1983. During his 30 years stay in IDBI he handled varied portfolios viz. Corporate & Retail finance, Recovery & NPA Management, Restructuring, Human Resource Management, etc. He set up Recovery Vertical and SME Vertical in IDBI. In Corporate Banking he handled Infra projects, Paper, Textile, Engineering, Mining Industry. He headed the Branch Office at Jaipur & Largest Branch of IDBI Mumbai. He headed HRD function of IDBI during its transformation into a Commercial Bank portfolio after 2011. Prior to appointment as DMD in SIDBI, Shri Bajalia was the Executive Director of IDBI Ltd. He retired this year with an overall experience of about 40 years in banking.

Dr. J.S. Juneja

Chairman
Global Projects & Services (P) Ltd.

Dr. J S Juneja has a unique experience in the public & private sector managements and worked diligently for the SME development, policy formulation & advocacy, institutional capacity building & restructuring, entrepreneurship development for over three decades. Promoting investments and joint ventures from India to other countries of Asia and Africa especially to Mauritius and Botswana. Provided management consultancy to the Governments of Egypt, UAE (Dubai), Kenya, Sri Lanka and several other countries of Asia & Africa, United Nations organizations, Commonwealth Secretariat etc. He is Vice President of WUSME, Chairman of SME Committee & Past President of AIMA and former Chairman of NSIC. An MBA from University of Oregon, USA and Doctoral Degree in Applied Economics from the University of Bombay. He has been Visiting Professor to the University of Rhode Island, USA and IIT, New Delhi. Dr Juneja has written extensively and recently authored ‘SMEs in Asian Region- Harnessing the Growth Potential’ and ‘Policy Guidebook for SME Development in Asia and the Pacific’ edited and published by United Nation ESCAP.

Mr. Parag Patki

CEO – SMERA Ratings Ltd.

Parag Patki, Chief Executive Officer, has been involved with SMERA in the current position for over 6 years. Mr. Patki is a commerce graduate and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) with over 32 years of experience, out of which 20 years of total work experience is in Credit Information/Credit Rating/ Risk Management in India and Middle East/North Africa. Mr. Patki was involved in setting up D&B’s Risk Management Practices in Middle East and North Africa while he was working with Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) - a USA based MNC. While in India, he was also part of D&B’s senior management in making D&B services popular amongst the financial as well as the corporate sector.

Mr. Durbar Ganguly

Publisher and Editor in Chief, Millennium Post

Former Vice-Chairman and Joint Managing Director, of the Pioneer Group, Shri. Ganguly is a highly respectable media veteran and heads the Millennium Post as well as publishes the Airport India fortnightly.

Mr. Hemendra Mathur

Managing Director
SEAF India Investment Advisors

Mr. Hemendra Mathur is the Managing Director for SEAF India Investment Advisors, managing a sector dedicated private equity fund for food and agribusiness sector called “SEAF India Agribusiness Fund”. Hemendra has about 18 years of experience in private equity, management consulting, investment banking and private equity. Prior to working for SEAF, Hemendra has worked with Yes Bank, Rabo India Finance (a 100 percent subsidiary of Rabobank International), KSA Technopak, and ORG MARG (now part of The Nielsen Company). He also is closely associated with many incubation, mentoring and angel networks.

Ms. Amisha Vora

Group Joint Managing Director
Prabhudas Lilladher Group

Ms. Amisha Vora is a Chartered Accountant with over 27 years of venerable experience in financial services. She has been awarded “The 10 Powerful Women - Rising Star” by India Business Today and also conferred as the “Best Sales Person of the Year” by Asiamoney for 3 consecutive years. She is a member of the CII National Committee on Capital Markets for 2014-2015 as well as the Advisory Committee (SME) of National Stock Exchange of India Limited. A frequent opinion maker in the TV and Print media, her views on the markets and investment strategies are sought after by CNBC TV18, NDTV Profit, Zee Business, ET NOW, Bloomberg TV and The New York Times. Under her leadership & guidance, Prabhudas Lilladher Group has grown into a holistic financial services organization. She has added various complementary businesses - promoted PL Capital Market to carry on full-fledged Merchant Banking business, besides promoting PL NBFC to complement the broking business with margin funding and beyond. She has been instrumental in making PL one of the most respected and recognized research houses of India.

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Mumbai- 400 053.

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