As part of the various initiatives by AIMA Young Leaders Council, has started Special Interest Groups (SIG). Currently the SIGs will be broadly classified in 5 diverse areas: Human Resource Management, Tech start ups, Marketing & Communication, Art & Culture, Social Business. Each group will be steered nationally by a Group Chair / Co-Chair.
The key objective of the SIGs is to prioritize areas of work around the theme of interest group and Organize activities and sessions.
Special Interest Group – Chairs
Manu Wadhwa – CHRO Sony Pictures India Pvt LtdManu is a dynamic Global Business & HR Executive. Driven by the purpose to Strive for Excellence & Growth. With over 2 plus decades of experience across complex industries and countries, in various roles such as Finance Specialist, Chief People Officer, Mergers & Acquisitions Lead, Transformation Expert, Change & Digital Innovation. Board Member & Advisor. An Industry Activist. Passionate towards Youth Voice Inclusion in driving Growth.
Nanjappa Somanna - Vice President Head Employee Relations at Infosys LtdNanjappa B.S is a seasoned Human Resources professional with a career spanning 17 years. In his
current role, he is Vice President, HR at Infosys. In this role, he is Global Head for Employee Relations
and Head HR for the regions of APAC and LATAM
Marketing and Communication
Amit Tiwari - Vice President Marketing at Havells India Ltd.Amit is a Marketing professional with a solid experience of 18 years working with some of the most
incredibly talented teams. During this period, he has built and expanded multi-million dollar
businesses for leading global and Indian brands. A life-long practitioner of art & science of
Marketing. A MarTech evangelist - his passion is transformation of Marketing with focus on Digital &
eCommerce & connecting with consumers through platform neutral, omni-channel approach.
Persuasive, collaborative senior marketing and branding leader with experience in developing
strategic initiatives that drive objectives and align with corporate strategies. He has a deep
experience in jump-starting growth through a consultative approach, a proven track record of
propelling growth, expediting marketing-to-sales timeline, crafting differentiating brands, and
building high-performance teams. He is a skilled digital director with extensive knowledge of the
digital ecosystem, can implement digital marketing strategies that increase revenue and consumer
Shipra Singh- Co-Founder at Ikigai CommunicationsShipra is a an expert in crisis communications, reputation management and soft skills training, with
over 20 years of experience. Shipra has held CEO positions in a number of global companies before
starting her own business 6 years ago.
Tanya Singh – YLC MemberI serve as the Marketing Advisor @ ProactiveForHer is a digital clinic for women, offering accessible, personalised and confidential health-care solutions. We offer products and services for out-patient health concerns of Indian women, across their lifetime - from puberty to pregnancy to menopause. I also Advise CalyxPod : a Tech solution across Universities and Corporates to enable all India hiring for TA and TNP teams. As Proprietor of iDevi; I help startups across Growth Hacking, Branding, Government Lobbying, and PR & Communications Strategy.
Gangadhar Gude- Founder at INVECASWorked at AMD as a Chip Designer and Started a Semiconductor comany after that.
Art & Culture
Yuvika Gupta – Founder at YouWe NetworkYuvika is the founder and CEO of YouWe Global Network LLP. She is a Chartered Accountant turned talk Show Host, Producer and Author. She has worked with PwC and KVG- Stat. Audit Dept. And has international exposure of studying at Babson, U.S. and TBS, France. She has been a speaker at Josh Talk & in South Africa International Creativity Conference. She has been awarded the Indian Achiever's Award 2020-Business Excellence and nominated for Rex Karmaveer Chakra Award. Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India Co-opted member of PR Committee of ICAI.
Mr Ambi Subramaniam – Co-Founder SAPA In SchoolsHailed as "the new king of Indian classical violin" by The Times of India and “India’s Itzhak Pearlmann” by Ozy Magazine, Ambi Subramaniam was trained by his father and guru Dr. L. Subramaniam since he was three years old, and gave his first performance at the age of seven. He has received awards and recognitions including the Ritz Icon of the Year Award, the Rotary Youth Award, and two Global Indian Music Awards. He was also awarded a ‘Golden Violin’ from Sri Jayendra Saraswati when he was 18.
Along with his sister Bindu Subramaniam, Ambi runs the SaPa in Schools program, which teaches music to over 30,000 students across the world. He also co-hosts The SaPa Show on Sankara TV, which teaches global music to young children.
Ambi is a youth delegate at the United Nations for the Sri Chinmoy Peace Meditation group.
Meghna Arora - Senior Commander at Jet Airways India Ltd.Meghna Arora is a young yet highly experienced Airline Pilot, with over 15 years in the Aviation Industry. One of the youngest Flying Instructors in her erstwhile airline, she has trained numerous pilots throughout her aviation career, and has flown around the world many times over in a variety of modern Jet aircraft. With dreams of taking to the skies since childhood, her commercial flying experience began at the tender age of 18 flying multiple variants of the narrow bodied jet aircraft Boeing 737 (including the newest 737 Max), and then progressing onto the wide bodied jets Airbus 330 and Boeing 777. She follows in the footsteps of her father and grandfather, both of whom served the Indian Air Force with pride and dedication.
Due to the demanding nature of her work, which involves jet lag, disruption of circadian rhythms and sleep cycles, and often consuming food on-the-go, she is an advocate for Holistic Wellness as an approach towards not just better health, but also for delivering optimum performance. Over the past 10 years, she has completed courses in Ayurveda, Meditation and Nutrition, and has received her advanced Pranic Energy Healer certification. She is currently completing her Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher Training, and her A.C. Osteopathy. She has started Wings of Wellness along with her network of wellness coaches, yoga teachers and health specialists to curate holistic wellness programs that are tailor made and backed by the extensive research, modern science and ancient wisdom.
An ardent supporter of women empowerment and gender equality, she has been a Guest Speaker with SEWA Bharat for PANKH India, and a Community Volunteer at PRAYAS. She is currently a Council Member with the AIMA Young Leaders Council and a mentor at TUM The Ultimate Mentors. She has also been interviewed on the UK Health Radio, an international platform promoting women empowerment and women's wellness.
Dr Parag Agarwal – Founder and CMD at JanaJal - Supremus Developers Pvt LtdFor over 2 decades, Parag has worked with cutting edge technologies and worked across sectors and
geographies to enable their implementation in India. His biggest strength being his ability to work with the
private sector and state, federal and government agencies, both within India and overseas, Parag has
successfully delivered some landmark projects in the past. His global exposure across various industries and
sectors, focuses on technology-based solutions in Integrated Water and Waste Management, Agri-Logistics &
Post Harvest Infrastructure, Drinking Water & Sanitation, and Homeland Security. Parag identified the need
for safe drinking water in the life of every human being along with the need to make it available and
accessible to all in an efficient, robust and sustainable manner.
If you are a YLC member, please send your request to join the SIG of your interest to email@example.com