Former Partner, PwC and Director, Asia Initiatives
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.
Former Union Home Secretary, Government Of India
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. Ajai Chowdhry
Founder, HCL And Padma Bhushan Awardee
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
Senior Advocate, Supreme Court Of India
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 Shri Ram College in Delhi University and L.L.B. from Faculty of Law, University of Delhi.
Mr. Alex Kuruvilla
Managing Director, Conde Nast India
Alex Kuruvilla is a veteran of the Indian media and entertainment industry. He founded Conde Nast India with the launch of fashion bible Vogue in 2007 followed by GQ, Conde Nast Traveller and Architectural Digest, spanning print, events, digital and TV. Alex was earlier Managing Director of MTV Networks India where he won several awards and accolades for his work and was nominated for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2002. He has been widely covered in the international media, including Fortune and The New York Times. Alex was a founding member of the Indian Broadcasting Foundation and is a trustee of the Kochi Biennale Foundation.
Dr. Mahesh Joshi
CEO, Apollo HomeCare
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 CEO of Apollo HomeCare and is also a member of the Corporate Task Force of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).
Mr. Parul Soni
Global Managing Partner, Thinkthrough Consulting
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 working as an Executive Director and Practice leader at Ernst and Young and is currently the Global Managing Partner at Thinkthrough Consulting.
Founder and CEO, SaveLIFE Foundation, and Ashoka Fellow, Echoing Green Fellow, Rolex Laureate and Edward S. Mason Fellow at Harvard University
Piyush Tewari is a tri-sector leader with 15 years of experience in building and scaling government, corporate, and social enterprises. He currently serves as the CEO of SaveLIFE Foundation (SLF) and has been instrumental in leading it to several policy wins and on-ground impact since founding it 2008. Previously, Piyush led the India operations of Calibrated Healthcare, a LA-based private equity fund. Prior to Calibrated, Piyush served on the founding team of India Brand Equity Fund, an initiative of the Prime Minister of India to promote India as a globally competitive investment destination. Piyush is an Ashoka Fellow, an Echoing Green Fellow, and a Rolex Laureate. He has been profiled by The New York Times, National Geographic and Time Magazine. He holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University and a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from Delhi University.