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Mentors

Mr T V Mohandas Pai

PRESIDENT AIMA
Chairperson, Manipal Global Education Services Pvt Ltd

Mohan is Chairperson of Manipal Global Education Services Pvt Ltd. He co-founded AARIN Capital to fund companies in Technology, Ecommerce, Health Care and Life Science. He is based out of Bangalore, India.

Mohan actively interfaces with key leadership in Indian governments and regulators to improve the business ecosystem. He was awarded the Padma Shri award by the President of India in 2015, and the Karnataka Rojyotsava Award in 2004.

Mohan is a key player in the development of the IT services industry in India and instituted several industry-firsts in the Country. Prior to this, he was a Member of the Board at Infosys Ltd., where he also served as CFO and the lead for HR and Education & Research. He was the first to institute the broad based employee stock option plan, led the first Indian company to list in the US etc. He co-founded Aarin Capital Partners in early 2012 to fund opportunities in Health Care, Life Sciences, Education and Technology-led businesses. He also co-founded Exfinity Investment Managers in mid-2014 to launch Exfinity Technology Fund I and focused on providing capital and operational support to technology companies with an India base or focus.

He is also the Chairman of SEBI Primary Markets Advisory Committee (PMAC). He was a Trustee of the International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) Foundation and a Member of the Dr. Anil Kakodkar Committee on Autonomy for the IITs and the Karnataka Knowledge Commission. Chairperson, FICCI Higher Skills Committee. He was a Member of various important national committees like the Kelkar Committee, constituted by the Ministry of Finance, GoI; the Non-Resident Taxation Committee as well as the Chair of the Karnataka ICT Group 2020.

He is also a keen philanthropist who helped set up the Akshaya Patra Foundation in Bangalore which today delivers a hot mid-day meal to over 1.6 million school children in 11,000 government schools across 9 states in India along with other likeminded persons. In April 2015, the President of India awarded him the Padma Shri in recognition of his efforts for the betterment of the nation in areas of Trade and Industry.

Ms Rekha Sethi

DIRECTOR GENERAL AIMA

Ms Rekha Sethi is the Director General of the All India Management Association (AIMA), the apex body for management in India.

AIMA is a non-lobbying organization, working closely with Industry, Government, Academia and students to further the cause of the management profession in India. AIMA makes a salutary contribution to management learning and practice in the country by offering various services in the areas of testing, distance education, research, publications and management development programmes.

Rekha took charge of AIMA in June 2008. She has since established AIMA as the preferred platform for discussions and debate on management and has deepened AIMA's relationship with the Government of India and India Inc. AIMA now attracts India's top industry leaders and policy makers on its platform.

Rekha is also on the Boards of some leading Indian companies as an Independent Director including Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, the world's fifth largest specialty generic pharmaceutical company and India's top pharmaceutical company. She is also on the Board of Sun Pharma Laboratories Ltd.

Rekha is an Independent Director on the Board of CESC, one of India's leading Power generation and distribution companies and the flagship company in the RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group. She is also an Independent Director on the Board of Hero Steels Limited, which manufactures steel sheets and products.

She is part of the Executive Council of the National Board of Accreditation, which is mandated to facilitate quality in technical education syllabi in India and a member of the Advisory Board of the Switzerland based St Gallen Foundation think tank, Leaders of Tomorrow – Knowledge Pool.

Prior to joining AIMA, Rekha worked with India's premier industry organization, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for over 17 years. There she led the initiative to create high-profile international events to promote India's economic interests.

Rekha started her career at the Centre for Development of Telematics (C-Dot) in 1985 and worked at UDI, India's first yellow pages publisher, before joining CII.

She graduated in English Literature from St Stephens College, Delhi, and has a post-graduate diploma in Advertising and Marketing.