Krishen Mehta is a writer, teacher, and speaker on issues of global tax justice. Prior to making tax justice his main focus, he was a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and served in their New York, London, and Tokyo offices. His responsibilities included PwC’s US Tax practices in Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Korea, China, and Indonesia, encompassing over 140 American companies conducting business in Asia. Krishen is a Senior Advisor to Tax Justice Network. He serves on the Advisory Board of Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program, and is a member of the Asia Advisory Council of Human Rights Watch. He is also a Trustee of the Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, and of the Institute of Current World Affairs in Washington, DC. He is also an Adjunct Professor at American University, and a frequent guest speaker at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in Boston and at Tokyo University in Japan. He has also conducted Capstone workshops for graduate students at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University. From 2010-2012, Krishen was Co-Chairman of the Advisory Board of GFI, a research and advocacy group at the Center for International Policy in Washington, DC, engaged in the area of financial transparency.
Mr. G. K. Pillai, an IAS of the batch of 1972, has held a number of prestigious positions in the government. He took over as Union Home Secretary in 2009 while he concurrently held the position of Secretary of the Department of Justice, Ministry of Law and Justice. In the past he has also held the position of Commerce Secretary and was the principal secretary to the Chief Minister of Kerala from 2001-04. He belongs to the Kerala cadre of the Indian Administrative Service (1972 batch) and is a graduate from I.I.T. Madras. He retired as the Union Home Secretary of India in 2011.
Mr. Chowdhry is one of the six founding members of HCL. A highly well known industrialist, Mr. Chowdhry was conferred with the prestigious Padma Bhushan, the highest civilian honour for his consistent contribution in the field of Information Technologies in 2011. He was also conferred with the Honoris Causa Doctorate of Science by IIT Roorkee and has been appointed as the Chairman of IIT-Patna by the Hon’ble President of India, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee.
Ms. Indu Malhotra is a Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court of India. She is the second lady ever to be designated ‘Senior Advocate’ by the Supreme Court. Ms. Malhotra holds an M.A. in Political Science from Lady Sri Ram College in Delhi University and L.L.B. from Faculty of Law, University of Delhi.
Dr. Mahesh Joshi holds a MBBS degree from Dr PDM Medical College, Amravati, Maharashtra and a fellowship in Emergency Medicine from Apollo Hospitals Hyderabad. He is currently employed with Apollo Hospital Hyderabad as Head, Department of Emergency Medicine and is also a member of the Corporate Task Force of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).
A graduate from St. Stephen’s college, Mr. Soni has been associated with a number of well known organizations during the course of his career. During the early phases of his career, he worked with Rajiv Gandhi Foundation and was the country representative for India and Nepal for Save the children campaign. He was the Associate Director and Practice Head South Asia at KPMG India from 2007-2009 and is currently working as an Executive Director and Practice leader at Ernst and Young.
Piyush Tewari is a social entrepreneur focused on improving road safety and emergency medical care across India. He is the Founder & President of SaveLIFE Foundation, an initiative for which he has been awarded the Ashoka Fellowship, the Echoing Green Fellowship and the prestigious Rolex Award for Enterprise. He is advocating for a strong national road safety law for India and currently expanding SaveLIFE’s award-winning model of emergency care, which trains, connects and mobilises community volunteers and police officers to the aid of injured victims well before formal care is available. Piyush is a graduate of Delhi University.