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.
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.