Business Leader Conclave
Business Conclave introduces eminent personalities who have proven their mettle in various sectors of business. This year we have some of the most driving personalities whose stories and backgrounds are sure to inspire the audience.
- Ankur Warikoo - Co-Founder, CEO - Nearbuy
- Tushar Pradhan - CIO, HSBC Asset Management
- Firdose Vandrevala - Former Executive Vice Chairman, Essar Steel India
Passionate about entrepreneurship and a photography, Ankur Warikoo is the Co-founder and CEO of nearbuy (formerly Groupon India). He holds an MBA degree from Indian School of Business, a MS from Michigan State University and a BS from Hindu College, Delhi University. While studying astrophysics at Michigan, he wanted to be the first man on Mars at some point of time. Before plunging full-time into entrepreneurship he was a consultant with A.T. Kearney, India for 3 years. He has been featured in ’40 under 40 list’ of the Fortune magazine, India. He Loves public speaking and can be found speaking at colleges, universities, schools, conferences every now and then. In his own words “Inspired by Johannes HausHofer’s CV of Failures, I share mine with the hope that people realize their problems and challenges are similar to everyone else’s. What may be different is the reaction to it.” This gained huge response from people, creating their own #cvoffailures on twitter.Read more
Tushar Pradhan, Chief Investment Officer, HSBC Global Asset Management, has over 19 years of experience in various roles through his career. He is an MBA in Investment Finance, having graduated from the University of Hartford, Connecticut, USA in 1992. Prior to joining HSBC Global Asset Management, India in June 2009, Tushar has also worked in international positions in the United States for a couple of years before returning to India. In India he has worked with HDFC Asset Management and more recently with AIG Global Asset Management in senior asset management rolesRead more
Mr. Firdose Vandrevala, Former Executive Vice Chairman, Essar Steel India is Immediate Past President of the All India Management Association (AIMA). Mr. Vandrevala has worked in the Steel, Power, Telecommunications and Real Estate industries, with illustrious organizations such as Tata Group, Motorola and Hirco. A recognized leader, Mr. Vandrevala was associated with the Tata Group for over three decades, where he held various leadership positions, the last being Managing Director of Tata Power and Chairman of Tata Teleservices. From Tata Group, he joined Motorola India as the Chairman. He holds a PGDBM from XLRI, Jamshedpur, and has participated in executive training programs at both Harvard and INSEAD.Read more