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Managing Director & CEO, Tata Capital
Mr. Rajiv Sabharwal, a B. Tech from IIT Delhi and PGDM from IIM Lucknow, has over 28 years of experience in the banking and financial services industry. Mr. Sabharwal is currently the Managing Director & CEO of Tata Capital Limited. He is also the Chairman of Tata Capital Financial Services Limited, Tata Capital Housing Finance Limited and Tata Securities Limited and is also on the Board of Tata Capital Cleantech Limited, Tata Capital Pte Ltd. and Tata Realty and Infrastructure Limited.
He has served as an Executive Director on the Board of ICICI Bank where he was responsible for several businesses including retail banking, business banking, rural banking, financial inclusion, technology and digital banking. He has also served as the Chairman of ICICI Home Finance Company Limited and was on the Board of ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company Limited. He was also on the Investment Advisory Committee (Real Estate) of ICICI Prudential AMC.
Mr. Sabharwal has been acknowledged for his contribution to the growth of the Retail Banking and Real Estate & Housing Finance market in India.
Mr. Sabharwal also has had experience in both Venture Capital and Growth Capital investing at Sequoia Capital and True North. He has been on the Board of a number of early stage and growth companies in Financial services space.
He has also served on a number of committees of RBI and IBA.
Mr. Sabharwal has had successful stints with True North Managers LLP, Sequoia Capital, Godrej Group, SRF Finance, GE Capital and Times Bank.
Chairman and Managing Director, Praxis Home Retail Limited
Viraj Didwania is the Chairman and Managing Director of Praxis Home Retail Limited (PHRL). Praxis is a pioneer in home retail in India, and operates stores across India under the Hometown brand name with large e-commerce business.
Viraj graduated with dual majors in Commerce from the Business School and Economics from the University of Virginia in 2004. Viraj has worked as a consultant for Ernst and Young and as an investment banker with Morgan Stanley, both in New York City. He is a practitioner of meditation since 1999 and became one of the youngest meditation teachers for the Art of Living (an educational and humanitarian NGO operating in 154 countries) in 2008. Viraj has a Private Pilot License since 2009 and enjoys flying single engine planes around the world for the sheer joy and freedom of the experience. Viraj is a Fellow of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Sapna quit corporate life in 2008 to join the social sector, fulfilling her desire to work with youth, helping them develop the skills required to be successful in life. In the last 12 years, Sapna has enabled NIIT foundation to deliver quality at scale, educating and skilling over 2.5 million children, youth, and adults pan India. Over 75,000 youth have transitioned to work life with support from over 60 corporates and their CSR programs. Sapna is passionate about deep transformation and NIIT Foundation currently working on a Change Maker Student initiative to ensure that every student develops qualities such as confidence, communication, civic sense, and helpful nature along with the technical skills they learn.
Gaurav Yadav, President and Head Admissions at WhiteHat Jr which provides live one on one coding classes for children between the age group of 6-14.
Gaurav has more than 15 years of experience in technical, customer engagement and business development. Gaurav believes that education is the key to economic growth and innovation and teaching kids to become creators at a young age can serve the real purpose of education.
Sr. Vice-President, Business Transformation, Pine Labs
Anujai is an accomplished and result-driven business leader, consistently recognised for sound business and technology prowess, comprehensive problem-solving skills, superior execution skills and ability to develop winning teams from scratch. He boasts rich experience in varied business areas in BFSI sector while working with top Indian players (HDFC Ltd & ICICI Bank), one of the largest and the most respected MNCs (GE Capital) and one of the most successful fintech start-ups (Pine Labs).
Vice President, Marketing, IDFC Asset Management Company Limited
Shwetal is a seasoned professional with 12+ years of experience largely in Digital Marketing across the BFSI sector. She currently leads all the Digital Marketing initiatives at IDFC Asset Management Company Limited. Her primary responsibilities include t drive a digital-first approach with partners and customers, increasing revenue through online campaigns, craft advertisements and drive content strategy. She is obsessed with making ideas a reality.
She’s a new mom, fitness enthusiast, avid reader and a keen learner.
Sidharth is a seasoned technology leader with extensive experience in building scalable software products and solutions. He has successfully led digital transformation journeys in startup as well as large enterprise setups with global engineering presence. Still a developer at heart, he loves to code and considers himself a learner for life.
Siddarth is currently heading the Engineering of PAN India Digitization of the HT Print Circulation Landscape - covering Power Users, FOS, BPO & Back Office, Agents, Vendors, Partners and Readers.
Jackson Fernandez heads ecommerce for Puma in India, where he is helping transform the way consumers discover and buy Puma online. Jackson brings in a rich and diverse experience set, having worked in technology companies, on strategy consulting, and with ecommerce leaders. He has a keen interest in learning new skills and is passionate about building and scaling businesses.
Sarajit Jha is Chief - Business Transformation & Digital Solutions, Tata Steel, based out of Jamshedpur. He is involved in partnering the leadership in evolving the scope and direction of Tata Steels digital journey. Strengthening the strategic mindset of Tata Steel and building its digital capabilities are two key deliverables. He is excited about helping TSL’s journey in fostering agility, bolstering insight generation, innovation and building platforms.
An ofﬁcer of the Tata Administrative Service (TAS), Sarajit has worked with Tata BSS, Tata Global Beverages and Tata Steel Ltd, over the last 2 decades.
Sarajit is the founder and current Chair of DX 50 – India’s only Chief Digital Officer organization. He is also convenor of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) – ICTE forum for Jharkhand. The National Council for Development had nominated Sarajit for prestigious Bharat Gaurav award in 2008. He also represented India in the Thora renewal program in Malaysia.
Hari comes to Appirio/Wipro with 20+ experience in Services Industry, with 17+ years spent in markets driving Sales, Channel and Business growth and 3+ years in driving Global Delivery from India. Hari’s core expertise is around ~ Business Turnaround, Incubation, Scale and M&A in CRM, Business Process Management and Integration areas.
Most recently, he was heading Salesforce Practice for Cognizant in North America region, where the practice has doubled in Revenue, in 2 years, becoming the fastest consulting services provider to achieve GSI status and also moved into Leaders Quadrant in leading analyst surveys for Salesforce services.
Prior that, he was heading the Global Delivery for Integration & Business Process Management Practice at Cognizant, managing a business of half a billion dollars, growing in double digits. Earlier, he headed Cognizant’s CRM Practice to drive it from high teens to $200 Million Run Rate in 5 years, incubating Contact Center, Marketing and Sales Performance Management practices and also driving the practice to Leaders in Gartner Magic Quadrant for the first time.
Hari started his career in Citicorp as Business Analyst, moved into management consulting with Pricewaterhouse Coopers focusing on Financial Services. He later joined a boutique startup in Silicon Valley providing CRM Consulting and Implementation services, which was acquired by Cognizant, laying the foundation for Cognizant’s CRM practice.
Hari is a MBA Graduate from Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, specializing in Finance & Systems. He will be spending time between India and Markets to ensure we get back to Industry leading growth rates for Appirio business.
Hari is married with 2 kids (12 & 9) and enjoys his spare time following cricket, movies and reading books.
National Sales Head, Godrej Appliances, Godrej & Boyce
Mr. Sanjeev Jain joined Godrej Appliances as the National Sales Head in August 2017. He brings with him diverse and rich experiences across a variety of industries including the consumer durable, finance and retail industries over a career spanning close to 30 years which includes product and sales.
Initially starting off in Sales at Usha International Ltd. in 1989, Mr. Jain rose up the corporate ladder, working with leading companies in the consumer durable industry. Sony, LG, ICICI Bank etc. and a 5-year stint as an entrepreneur in retail fashion industry.
Head, IT, Business Intelligence & Data Visualisation, Tata Steel
Vikash Srivastava, Head IT, Business Intelligence & Data Visualization, is directly responsible for setting BI roadmap and emerging technologies in Tata Steel. Previously as Head IT, CRM, spearheaded the successful implementation of CRM in Tata Steel. Dossier is replete with rich and variegated experience of 15 years across multiple technologies spanning various business functions.
Deputy General Manager, Godrej Infotech, Godrej & Boyce
Santosh's mission is to help customers and companies bridge the gap between what-is and what-could-be, by implementation of robust, innovative digital IT solutions. He possesses a unique blend of hands-on leadership, managerial and techno-functional skills. As a seasoned, certified CRM Practitioner, Santosh has successfully led and delivered several large and complex CRM implementation projects in multiple geographies.
Outside of work, Santosh is a very passionate and keen observer of sports, financial markets and geo-politics.