speakers



Vijay Kalantri

President, All India Association of Industries


Mr. Vijay Kalantri, an eminent and versatile business leader, is a first generation entrepreneur who has made remarkable contribution to Industry & Trade Promotion, Infrastructure Development, Development of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Sector, Financial Services and Globalization of Indian Business. His work with the central and state governments of India to promote trade and commerce is only matched by his contributions to leading International business organizations such as the World Trade Organization (WTO), UN International Labor Organization (ILO) and UNIDO-India Industries Council.

Mr. Kalantri is the pioneering spirit behind the Balaji Group of Industries, which owns businesses in the Textiles, Leasing Finance and Infrastructure Development sectors.

Currently, he also serves as the Chairman & Managing Director of Dighi Port Ltd, Maharashtra’s first private sector port and port-based Special Economic Zone (SEZ). Mr. Kalantri is also the President of All India Association of Industries (AIAI), the Indian Council of Foreign Trade and the Indo-Polish Chamber of Commerce & Industry, besides serving as the Vice Chairman of World Trade Centre (WTC) Mumbai and as a member of the Board of Directors of World Trade Centers’ Association (WTCA), New York. He also serves as a member on several committees of the Reserve Bank of India, such as the Standing Committee for Small Scale Industries, the Exchange Control Committee, and the All India Export Advisory Committee.

He is also a member of the Steel Consumers’ Council, the Bombay Stock Exchange Derivatives Council Board, the Advisory Board of Corporate Governance Committee of SEBI and the Central Council of Customs and Excise. He is on the national advisory board of Small Industries Development Bank of India and the Employees State Insurance Corporation. Previously, he has also served as director of many institutions such as the Maharashtra Small Scale Industries Development Corporation Limited, Dena Bank and Canara Bank.

As President of All India Association of Industries (AIAI), Mr. Kalantri has always represented the cause of industries to the respective central and state governments and tirelessly worked to create unique solutions. As the Vice-Chairman of WTC Mumbai, he has painstakingly worked to make the institution the premier trade promotion body in the nation. Under his leadership, WTC Mumbai and AIAI have jointly organized several unique initiatives, such as the Global Economic Summits (GES) and the ITM Expos, to name a few.

Throughout his long career, Mr. Kalantri has been at the forefront to promote social welfare and won a number of laurels from private institutions and government bodies alike.

The Government of Poland in 2005 conferred on him the ‘Commander Cross of the Order of Merit’, its highest civilian award. The Russian Federation has also commended his outstanding work by conferring on him the ‘Pushkin Award’ in 2014.

R Kannan

Head, Corporate Performance Monitoring & Research, Hinduja Group


Mr.Kannan is an expert in Finance and Strategy with more than 30 years experience .His career spans as a Management Consultant and as a Key member of Corporate Head Quarters in Various corporates including TCS / PWC as Management Consultant, Hinduja Group as VP and Head of Strategy, ICICI Infotech as EVP and Head of Strategy, ICICI Bank as EVP Strategy. Carried out assignments relating to Corporate Finance, Fund Raising, Treasury Management, Strategy Formulation/Implementation, Organisation Restructuring, Corporate Performance Management, Business Development and Mergers/Acquisitions. At present he is heading the Corporate Performance Management Function at the Group level in Hinduja Group dealing in aspects relating to Planning, Budgeting , Performance Monitoring, Business Development M&A and Global Economic and Industry Research. He is a member of Expert Committees in FICCI/CII/ Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Indian Merchant's Chamber on Committees relating to States, Industry, Economy, Banking, Transportation, Environment, etc. At present Member of the Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee of Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The sectors where assignments completed include Airlines, Auto, Auto Components, Banking and Financial Services/Insurance/Venture Capital/ Mutual Funds, Cable/Internet/Media, Education, Engineering, FMCG, Healthcare, IT/ITES, Management consulting, Mining, Oil and Gas, Pharma. Power, Retail, Rural/Urban/Infrastructure Development, Telecom and Textiles. The assignments were carried out for Public, Private and Social Sectors. He had attended programmes organized by World Bank, International Institute of Finance and Asian Development Bank on International Finance and spoken in Seminars on Union Budget, Indian Economy, Banking and Management, Annual CFO and Management conferences as a speaker in various forums. He was a member on the board of Studies of SIES school of Management and Presently the Member of Academic Advisory council in Birla Institute of Management Technology, Greater Noida. He is the President of 75 year old Bombay Tamil Sangam. He has delivered guest lectures including Management Development Programmes for Top level Executives/Senior Bankers from India and abroad on various aspects of management in various forums. He has a personal interest in Global and Indian Economy and shared his ideas on Economic Development and Economic Crisis with the Government Stake holders from across the world and some of the recommendations on crisis resolution and Economic Development were implemented by the Government Authorities across the world. Received several awards from the employers. He has a blog on Indian Economy, www.indiaat10.blogspot.com.

Dayesh Angle

CFO - India/South Asia at IBM India Private Limited at IBM India Private Limited



Winner of CFONEXT100 2017 Award by CFO India (http://www.cfo-india.in/cfonext100/?q=node/20). Recognized as a high performing Finance professional with potential to become one of India's leading CFOs in the coming years. 
CFA-MBA with over 18 years of all round Finance experience spanning various roles in Financial Planning, Treasury, Pricing, Treasury Management, Fund Raising & Banking, Working capital management. Industry experience in MNC IT Services, Software, Hardware, BPO and Manufacturing.

Nabomita Mazumdar

Mentor of Change NITI Ayog



Nabomita Mazumdar is  an Indian businesswoman who was named a Top 100 Women Achiever's Award winner by the Ministry of Women and Child Development in 2016.[1] She worked as a Partner to an online community, Cite Community,[2] serving more than 3 million management professionals worldwide.

Mazumdar is a speaker for Future of Work, HR, Startup, Women and Business, Social media and Technology. She has been invited by forums worldwide including Adobe Think Tank at San Francisco.[2]

Mazumdar has received acknowledgements and awards for her work. She was ranked second in the Top 20 HR Influencers in Social Media by SHRM India 2015.[3] She received Best 100 Young Speaker Award Cambridge English in Asia, 2011 Western Region. She was named one of the Top 25 Influential Women on Twitter by CIOL India.

Jayaprakash Kalappan

Chief Financial Officer of Panasonic Appliances India Company Limited



Jayaprakash Kalappan is the Chief Financial Officer of Panasonic Appliances India Company Limited, a Japan MNC the manufacturer of Kitchen Appliances. Prior to Panasonic, he headed the Finance function in R. STAHL, a German MNC the manufacturer of Electronic equipment for hazardous industry and in Lumina Datamatics, a US MNC on the ePublishing industry.
He is holding 2 decade of rich experience in finance, compliance, business planning/budgeting, merger/acquisition & strategic alliances. His expertise includes conceptualizing & implementing financial procedures, working capital management, profit monitoring, financial restructuring and building internal financial controls.
He is a fellow member of Institute of Chartered Accountants, Institute of Company Secretaries and Institute of Cost Accountants.
He is also a visiting faculty for various Institutions.

Ganesh S

CFO , Parry Sugars Refinery India Private Limited



 

Nirav

Co-founder and CEO of CredAble



Nirav is the Co-founder and CEO of CredAble, a FinTech company that is transforming supply chain finance with its proprietary Working Capital Optimization platform and 'just-in-time' working capital financing solutions with a mission to triple the available working capital in India over the next 5 years.

CredAble partners with leading blue-chip corporates to provide innovative digital supply chain financing and working capital optimization solutions that enable their vendors, dealers and distributors instant access to working capital and drives significant EBIDTA margin enhancements to the corporate in the process.

Prior to CredAble, Nirav co-founded Equentia Natural Resources Pte Ltd., a multi-commodity trading and structured finance company with offices in Singapore, Jakarta, Dubai and Mumbai. ENR is amongst the top 5 importers of Indonesian Thermal Coal for the private sector in India with revenues in excess of $500 Million a year and trading volumes of over 10 Million MT. ENR also has a significant structured trade finance and debt arbitrage operation.

Prior to that Nirav has founded several companies in the internet and technology space and have had 3 successful exits.

In 2013, he setup a fund with his personal funds to invest in early stage opportunities called HHC Holdings in Singapore. This is a sector and region agnostic fund focused specifically on seed and angel stage investments. HHC typically writes checks ranging from $20000 to $2500000 USD. HHC is also LPs in Kae Capital and actively involved with Mumbai Angels, Lets Venture and other similar platforms.

Aparna Gopalakrishnan

Director Finance at Automation Excellence Pvt Ltd



A chartered accountant with 20 years of corporate experience spanning areas of consulting/operations across India and Indonesia. Started her career as a consultant in Gobel International, a Joint Venture partner of National Panasonic in Jakarta. Was instrumental in setting up the internal control and accounting systems of the Group and also integration with the subsidiaries. After relocating to India, joined KPMG in their Tax division and engaged with multinational clients – providing advisory, planning and compliance services for Corporates on Income tax matters as well as advisory services for merger & acquisitions and due diligence. Subsequently, joined a software services company and handled all operational areas including HR, Finance, Legal and Administration. In the capacity of Chief Financial Officer, lead the finance function of the company for their offices in India and Mexico covering areas of Accounting, Budgeting, Cash Forecasting, Bank Financing, Financial Analysis, MIS Reporting, Audit and Statutory Compliances.

Currently she is the co-founder and Finance Director of Automation Excellence Pvt Limited , a company engaged in the business of designing and implementing value-added Smart Manufacturing solutions for Industrial organizations in India and abroad. AEPL combines the knowledge of Industrial Automation (IA) with the power of Information Technology (IT) and deep Domain experience of Manufacturing of various industry to provide seamless Smart Manufacturing Solution for Industry in a digitized environment.

S Kathir Kamanathan

Chief Financial Officer |Lanco Tanjore Power Co. Ltd.



Currently   the  Executive Director & Chief Financial Officer  for  LANCO Tanjore  Power a subsidiary of LANCO Infratech Ltd  Have been working with LANCO for past 14 years. Previous experience with GMR group, Covanta Energy & S & S Power.

Have enriched experience in Finance & Accounting in Energy sector , Financial Modelling, Due Diligence for acquisition, Commercial contracts like Power Purchase Agreements , Operations & Power Trading & Carbon Credit & Sustainability , Regulatory issues.

Professional Achievements

  • Member Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) TN Renewable Energy Committee
  • Member CII SR Energy & sustainability Committee
  • Member CII TN Economic Affairs and Taxation Panel
  • Speaker in CII The India Finance Forum 2018
  • Active Speaker in CII & FICCI ( Federation of Indian chamber of Commerce and Industry ) conferences in Energy & Infrastructure
  • Guest speaker in International Research Institute of Manufacturing (IRIM) Chennai
  • Have delivered lectures on Power sector and Renewable energy at CII and FICCI forums.
  • Felicitated by Honourable Union Minister of Power and Coal Mr Piyush Goyal for speaking on “Power sector reforms” at the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants , Chennai in July 2017.

Mr. Ranjith Ayinala

Founder and CEO of ROKA.



 

CK Kumaravel

Co-founder of Groom India Salon & Spa Pvt Ltd



Destined to be an entrepreneur with a difference, Mr C. K. Kumaravel is the co-founder of Groom India Salon & Spa Pvt Ltd, the brand that owns India’s No 1 salon chain Naturals. The first Naturals salon was started in 2000 by his wife, Ms K Veena, and the brand now has 650 + salons across India and has been hailed as a game changer in the salon and franchising industry. What gives him immense happiness today is not the magical number of salons, but the fact that Naturals has created 400 women franchise partners, trained over 10,000 staffs and serviced 40+ lakh happy customers in the last 18 years. CKK believes in the power of women and encourages them to be financially independent and has a dream to eradicate the word ‘housewife’ from the English dictionary.

​In fact, CKK and Veena have redefined and revolutionized the salon and franchising industry by constantly innovating and offering services that delight customers. They have recently started the Naturals Training Academy which will function as a launch pad for young people looking to make a mark in the beauty industry. 

It is C. K. Kumaravel’s fervent belief that women are just as capable as men in the business world and all they require is a small push to start them off as entrepreneurs and a little guidance in the initial stages of business, which Naturals is more than happy to provide. The brand vision is to create 3,000 salons, 1,000 successful women entrepreneurs and 50,000 job opportunities by the year 2020.

Naturals is today India’s No.1 salon chain and the dream is to make it the world’s No.1 salon brand in the near future. Over the last few years, CKK is a speaker at various forums and enjoys motivating students and youth of our country to take up entrepreneurship.

Some of the awards received by the brand:
INDIA’S FAVORITE SALON BY NDTV – Hindu Lifestyle Awards.BEST NATIONAL
SALON CHAIN OF THE YEAR – Salon International.
BEST SALON CHAIN – Schwarzkopf professional Estetica Hair couture awards.
SALON CHAIN OF THE YEAR – Indian Salon Congress.
WOMEN ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR – Entrepreneur India
MOST ADMIRED RETAILER HEALTH & WELLNESS – India Retail Forum.
BEST FRANCHISER IN THE BEAUTY AND WELLNESS – Franchise India.
MOST ADMIRED SALON – Estetica Magazine.
WOMEN ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR – Franchise India,
MOST ADMIRED RETAILER OF THE YEAR, HEALTH AND BEAUTY SERVICES – Images 
BEST IN CATEGORY BEAUTY AIDS & SALONS – Franchise India.
BEST SOUTHERN REGION EMERGING ENTREPRENEUR AWARD – CII.
BRANDS ACHIEVER NATIONAL BUSINESS & SERVICE LEADERS AWARDS – Brands Achievers, Delhi.
BEST SALON OF THE YEAR – I Diva Salon Awards, Research Poll
ANNUAL WOMEN ACHIEVERS AWARD – Raindrops
GATEWAY TO BEAUTY (SOUTH) – We Awards
WOMEN ACHIEVERS – Rotary International
INSPIRING CHANGE IN WOMEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP – Pink Power Award
BEST ENTREPRENEUR AWARD – Saveetha Engineering College

Swapnesh Patel

CEO & Co-founder
Omniscient Software Pvt. Ltd.



Swapnesh has been a pioneer in the Corporate Cash & Treasury Management for over two decades. He co-founded a company called CashTech in the early 90’s (now a part of Finastra), whose CashIn’ product defined the foundations of Receivables, Payables, & Liquidity Management Solutions for most Private, Public and Foreign Banks across India and ASEAN. Since 2006 he has been the CEO & Co-founder of Omniscient, a leader in the Corporate Treasury & Cash Management Domain with FIRESTART® & LIQUIDICE® Products.
At Omniscient Swapnesh has been closely involved on LIQUIDICE® based Treasury Digitization & Bank Connectivity initiatives for Corporates across various industry sectors. He also works closely with some of the largest Private and Foreign Banks in India & the ASEAN on various FIRESTART® based Corporate Connectivity & STP initiatives.
Swapnesh in an Engineer from the State University of New York (Masters), IIT Mumbai (Masters) and VJTI Mumbai (Bachelors).

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