Leaders Express

A 3 day leadership summit at IIM Lucknow

× Note: This is a part of Young Leaders Program. To attend this workshop, Participants have to register here.


“Leadership is not a position or a title, it is action and example.”

ICON series is our flagship leader interactive session, a congregation of speakers and leaders from all walks of life who will share their inspiring life experiences. The series has a long legacy of more than two decades and has hosted thought leaders and inspirational stalwarts from diverse backgrounds including the likes of Mr. Piyush Mishra, Mr, Anshu Gupta, Mr. Suresh Prabhu, Mr. Rakesh Sharma, Mr. Ravish Kumar, Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam, Dr. D Subbarao, Mr. Azim Premji, Mr. Kishore Biyani, Mr. Kapil Dev, Mr. Amish Tripathi and many more.

Manfest-Varchasva is proud to present these 3 esteemed ICONS, who will address you as keynote speakers:

  • Smriti Irani – Union cabinet minister and incumbent Textile minister of India
  • Ashish Vidyarthi – A national award winning multi lingual actor
  • Ashwin Sanghi – India’s best-selling conspiracy fiction writer

Smriti Irani

Union cabinet minister and incumbent Textile minister of India, Mrs. Smriti started her career at a young age of 22. She became the Finalists of the beauty pageant Miss India 1998 and made her TV debut in 2000. We have all grown up with her character of “Tulsi Virani”, the lead actress in the show "Kyonki Saans bhi kabhi bahu thi". In her career, she has been associated with many TV shows & Films in the capacity of the main character, host and even producer. After establishing herself as a versatile actress and winning multiple awards for her impeccable performance, she began her political career in 2003. Over past few years, she has held multiple important positions for Government of India. Voicing her opinions & concerns to uplift the marginalized section and ensuring that she take steps which takes her department to new heights; She has proved & established herself as an able administrator as well. Currently, she also holds the position of Vice president of BJP and Member of Parliament for Rajya Sabha from Gujarat

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Ashish Vidyarthi

A national award winning multi lingual actor, Ashish Vidyarthi has proved his mettle across Bollywood, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu and Bengali entertainment industry. He has acted in more than 200 films across 12 languages with the same charisma, bringing to the table the diversity and variations the role demanded. Popular among the audience, young and old, for his brilliant acting method and the ease with which he gets under the skin of character he portrays and enthralling the audience with his presence.

His entrepreneurial venture, Avid Miner Conversations, has created out of box interactive modules customised for organisations and their needs. Using performative storytelling and unique conversational tools, he motivates and engages people to act and make most of the opportunity called life.

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Ashwin Sanghi

Entrepreneur by day and novelist by night, Ashwin Sanghi, is one of India’s best-selling conspiracy fiction writer and rightfully touted as India’s Dan Brown. With his best sellers like The Rozabal Line, Chanakya’s Chant, The Krishna Key, The Sialkot Saga and Keepers of the Kalachakra in his Bharat Series, he has been the flagbearer of the new era genre that retells Indian history or mythology in a contemporary context. Included by Forbes India in their Celebrity 100 and winner of the Crossword Popular Choice, he has also co-authored two New York Times bestselling crime thrillers with James Patterson called Private India (sold in the US as City On Fire) and Private Delhi (sold in the US as Count to Ten).

A graduate from St. Xavier’s college and a post graduate from Yale school of management, he describes himself as more of a storyteller than a writer and is famous for his well-researched characters and intricate plotlines.

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