Mr T V Mohandas Pai

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


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 on the Board of Spencer’s Retail Ltd. She is also an Independent Director on the Board of Hero Steels Limited, which manufactures steel sheets and products.

She represents AIMA on the Board of All India Board of Management Studies, constituted by AICTE.

She is also a member of the sub-Committee of Academic Advisory Committee (AAC) 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.

Mr. Ajey Mehta

Vice President and Region Head, APAC at Trustonic | Co founder, Gamsa | Ex. HMD, Microsoft, Nokia, Coca Cola, ITC | Entrepreneur | Investor

Senior C-suite executive with the unique mix of running large organizations as well as launching start-ups. Global experience across industries spanning consumer goods, telecom and SaaS solutions. Worked across emerging markets esp. India, Southeast Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa. Known to build and lead large teams through organizational transformations.

His recent achievements include a start-up for launching B2C brands in South Asia. He signed up SUUNTO® as an exclusive brand partner for South Asia. He also was instrumental in broad basing the manufacturing and sourcing of Nokia smart devices in India.

Ms. Rakhee Mallik

Director and Head HR- Kearney, India

Ms. Rakhee Malik has had an illustrious career spanning 19 years in the field of Human resources management across preeminent organizations in management consulting and Knowledge services industry.

In her current role, Rakhee heads the people function for the Indian office of A.T. Kearney Ltd. She is also the Asia Pacific regional leader for performance management and sits on the Board of A.T. Kearney’s India entity. In her diverse role, she is responsible for strategic HR programs like Leadership Capability Building, Global Talent management, Diversity & Inclusion initiatives and Transformational Leadership.

She has also been associated with leading firms like McKinsey & Company and WNS Global services. While at McKinsey, she was instrumental in setting up and growing their first ever Knowledge Centre in India. Rakhee also spearheaded the HR and Professional Development function for the Research & Analytics team at WNS Global Services.

An eminent speaker at industry forums and educational institutions, she is often invited to share her thinking on Woman Leadership and Diversity. She was awarded the “Women Super Achiever Award” by the World HRD Congress in 2016 and “Most Influential HR Leader” in 2017.
Rakhee holds an MBA in Human Resources, a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and is also a certified Neuro Linguistic Practitioner.

Mr Ajay Nahar

Wipro Insights Leader, Wipro Limited

Ajay is a reputed knowledge leader with two decades of experience in market intelligence, business research and insights creation. Ajay has built knowledge capabilities across the globe and brings strong growth-driven leadership experience in the consulting, professional services, and technology space.

His key competencies include operations and financial management, delivering cross-sectoral and sector-driven insights, leading large scale transformation and integration programs and has a passion for coaching 'High Performing / Higher Potential' emerging leaders.