Rohit Bansal
CEO & Co-Founder, India Strategy Group, Hammurabi & Solomon Consulting

Rohit Bansal is a Harvard Business School alumnus, entrepreneur, columnist, and business strategist to companies.  He is currently

  • Visiting fellow, Observor Research Foundation, New Delhi
  • Media Partner, OECD Annual Conference, Paris
  • Business-Page Columnist, The Pioneer and Contributing Editor, Governance Now
  • Member, World Editors Forum and Juror, World Association of Newspapers-IFRA Global Awards
  • Member, Global Editors Network
  • Media Advisor, Alumni Executive and Member, Organising Committee, Vision 2050, St Stephen’s College
  • Member, Advisory Board, Disha Institute of Management & Technology
  • Independent Director, Rockland Hospitals Ltd, New Delhi
  • Independent Director, Essel Bioscope Ltd, Essel Group, Mumbai

Rohit has formerly been:

  • COO, Independent News Service Pvt Ltd
  • Resident Editor, Financial Express, Delhi
  • General Manager, Marketing & Business Development, Essel Housing and Suncity Projects
  • Editor Business & Channel Brand Manager, Zee Telefilms and Essel Group
  • Special Correspondent, (Asia Business News) Television Eighteen
  • Senior Business Correspondent at The Times of India
  • Board Member, News Broadcasters Association
  • Treasurer, Editors Guild of India

Dr. Mark Esposito
Associate Professor of Management Grenoble School of Management Visiting Scholar, Harvard University

Dr. Mark is an Organizational Management and Sustainability expert and focuses on systems dynamics and complexity in all industries. All his projects and researches concentrates on the development of sustainable thought and the facets of organizational and human performance. He has founded the Lab-Center for Competitiveness, in affiliation with the Microeconomics of Competitiveness program developed at the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, at the Harvard Business School.

He serves as a faculty in various Universities worldwide and has been appointed as a Research Fellow for the United Nations and Center of Sustainability & Business at Ashridge Business School.

Amit Kapoor

Dr. Amit Kapoor is Honorary Chairman at Institute for Competitiveness, India and Prosperity Institute of India, Editor in Chief of Thinkers in addition to being the President & CEO of India Council on Competitiveness. He sits on the board of Competitiveness initiatives in MexicoNetherlands & France in addition to being advisor to Thinkers50 and participant with the Global Solutions Network of Martin Prosperity Institute & Rotman School of Management. He is an affiliate faculty for the Microeconomics of Competitiveness & Value Based Health Care Delivery courses of Institute of Strategy and CompetitivenessHarvard Business School. He has been inducted into the Competitiveness Hall of Fame at Harvard Business School, which is administered by Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School. Amit is a Ph.D. in Industrial Economics and Business Strategy and has received the Ruth Greene Memorial Award winner for writing the best case of the year, by North American Case Research Association (NACRA). He has been invited by Kennedy School of Government & Harvard Law School, Harvard University; Pennsylvania State University to address the Vice Chancellors & Academic Leaders training programs; World Economic Forum at its India Economic Summit and Asia Summit to present his views on various issues and themes like strategy, outsourcing and economic development (Complete list of speaking engagements). Amit is the author of India City Competitiveness Report, India State Competitiveness Report, India State Sustainability Report, Livability Report et al. He is also a columnist with Mint, Financial Express, Outlook Business & Governance Now in addition to penning down academic pieces (Complete set of articles & publications). Based on his work two awards have been constituted within the country titled “State Competitiveness Awards” by Mint & Hindustan Times wherein the Chief Ministers are awarded and “Institute for Competitiveness ­Mint Strategy Awards” wherein the corporates are awarded for their strategic acumen.  He chairs the jury and curates Porter Prize & Tapscott Award in addition to curating events like Competitiveness Forum, Thinkers 50 (India) etc. He tweets @arthsastra and maintains a professional profile at LinkedIn. 

Sandeep Goyal 

Sandeep Goyal is working with IFC (Institute for Competitiveness, India) as a research fellow since Jan 2011. He is also pursuing doctoral program me (ABD) in Strategic Management from MDI, Gurgaon (June 2009 onwards). He holds MBA and B.E (Comp Sc) and is a Techno-Management Consultant having 14+ years of professional experience in IT industry. He is certified in Six Sigma Black Belt, PMP, USA and IT Service Management (ITSM). His research areas include understanding the design and implementation of business models primarily at the base of the pyramid in emerging economies. The research activities include publications/acceptance for publication in research journals like International Journal of Trade and Global Markets (IJTGM), Journal of Competitiveness & Strategy (JOCS), Corporate Governance, Research Journal of Economics and Business Studies (RJEBS) and Emerald Emerging Case Studies (EECS).

Vishwanath Madhugiri
Chief Innovation Officer at Lycamobile, the largest MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) in the world by geographic reach

He has two decades plus business experience in the IT, Financial services and Automotive sectors, with clients spanning the UK, USA, India, Middle-East, Europe and Australia. As GM-Research Collaborations at Infosys Technologies (, a global IT consulting firm, he created strategic partnerships with world-leading universities/companies, including University of Cambridge. Later, he partnered with ETH-Zurich. At Cercia, UK (, he was Business Head and Member, Management Board. Cercia is a centre of excellence for evolving robust solutions to complex business problems by applying biologically-inspired technologies.

Vishwanath is an invited member of the International Business Forum at UK Trade & Investment, and the CII-UK India Business Forum. A thought leader, he speaks at institutions like London Business School, Cambridge and Imperial. He has interacted with UK Members of Parliament and was a VIP invitee at the Economist Innovation Summit. His co-authored paper Academia – Industry Collaboration: The Changing Contours won the 2009 EMERALD BEST INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM AWARD at the Academy of Management Annual Conference.

Ajit Prasad

Independent Director, Member of Audit Committee, Member of CSR & Sustainable Development Committee, Member of Committee for The Public Issue of Tax Free Bonds, Member of Ethics Committee and Member of CSR & Sustainable Development Committee, Power Finance Corporation Limited

Mr. Prasad has been involved with various organizations as an academician. His publications and research interests are in the areas of corporate planning, strategic thinking and governance along with a focus on ethics and corporate social responsibility. He holds a Master’s degree in Economics from University of Delhi and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the International Management Institute. Mr. Prasad also holds a Ph.D. from Patna University.

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