Jury
Harsh Mariwala

Marico (Jury Chair)

Sanjay Nayar

KKR India

Ashu Suyash

CRISIL

Saurabh Mukherjea

Founder, Marcellus Investment Managers

Ronnie Screwvala

UpGrad

Noshir Kaka

McKinsey India

Harsh Mariwala

Chairman, Marico Ltd

Harsh Mariwala, has been an Independent Director of Aster DM Healthcare Limited since January 2015. Dr. Mariwala serves as an Independent Director of L&T Financial Consultants Ltd. He is experienced in the field of consumer products. He leads Marico Limited as its Chairman and is the Chairman and Managing Director of Kaya Limited.

He was ranked as one of India’s best CEOs in the FMCG category (mid-sized companies) by Business Today. His Directorship includes Aqua Centric Private Limited, Ascent India Foundation, Eternis Fine Chemicals Limited, Indian School of Communications Private Limited, Kaya Limited, L&T Finance Holdings Limited, Marico Consumer Care Limited, Marico Innovation Foundation, Marico Limited, Mariwala Health Foundation, Scientific Precision Private Limited, Thermax Limited. He has been the FICCI President since 2011. He has been a part of the Young President Organisation (YPO) and is now a part of the World President Organisation (WPO).

He has held the position of YPO Education, Membership and Chapter Chair for the Bombay Chapter and was a member of the International Forum Board of YPO International. Mr. Mariwala has also launched ASCENT – Accelerating the SCaling up of ENTerprises to identify growth-stage entrepreneurs with potential and enable them in their scaling-up journey. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Mumbai, India

Sanjay Nayar

KKR India

Sanjay Nayar (Mumbai) joined KKR in 2009 and is a Member and CEO of KKR India. He is also a member of the Asia Portfolio Management Committee and Asian Investment Committee. He is on the board of KKR's portfolio companies Radiant Healthcare, Bharti Infratel, Magma Financial Services, and Coffee Day Holdings, and has had significant involvement with KKR's investment in Apollo Hospitals. He also supports expanding the range of KKR's credit and capital markets offerings across the region.

Prior to joining KKR, he served as CEO of Citigroup's Indian and South Asian operations and as a member of Citigroup’s Management Committee and Asia Executive Operating Committee. Currently, he is a member of the board of USISPF, and SEBI’s NISM Board of Governors. He serves on the boards of Washington D.C.-based EMPEA and the Indian School of Business (ISB), and is a founding member of the Brookings Foundation, India. Mr. Nayar was additionally the deputy chairman of the Indian Banks Association (IBA) and served on the Committee of the Reserve Bank of India tasked with building the bank’s Centre for Advanced Financial Learning (CAFRAL).

He was the co-chairman of the Banking Committee for the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and served as the chairman of the Indian Private Venture Capital Association.

Ashu Suyash

CRISIL

Ms. Suyash leads CRISIL’s domestic and global businesses, steering its efforts to deliver high quality analytics, opinions and solutions to its rich and diversified client base which ranges from small companies to large corporations, investors, financial institutions, governments and policy makers based in India and around the world.

Under her leadership, CRISIL has strengthened existing business portfolios, enhanced its customer value proposition and is creating new intellectual properties.

Ms. Suyash has 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to CRISIL, she served as the Chief Executive Officer of L&T Investment Management Ltd. She led Fidelity’s Indian Mutual Fund business from 2003 to 2012 as its Country Head and Managing Director. Prior to Fidelity Mutual Fund, Ms.Suyash was the Head of Strategy and Business Development at Citibank India. Her career at Citibank spanned over 15 years during which she held several key positions across the corporate, consumer and investment banking divisions.

Over the years, Ms. Suyash has been recognised among the Top 50 Women in business in India and Asia by various publications. She is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce. She is on the Advisory Board of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, the Primary Markets and Advisory Committee, and the Corporate Bonds and Securitization Advisory Committee of SEBI. She has a keen interest in the education sector and is associated with the Board of Studies at NMIMS, NM College, and on the Advisory Board of Aseema Charitable Trust - an NGO that provides education to underprivileged children.

Saurabh Mukherjea

Founder, Marcellus Investment Managers

Mr. Saurabh Mukherjea, CFA, is the former Chief Executive Officer of Institutional Equities Business at Ambit Holdings Pvt. Ltd. He quit last week. Mr. Mukherjea serves as an Analyst at AMBIT Capital Private Limited, Research Division.

He is a part of institutional equities team at the firm. Mr. Mukherjea has over 12 years of experience in the equities business. Prior to this, he was the Head of Indian Equities at Execution Noble Limited and built the equities business from its inception and also served as the Lead Analyst at Noble Group Limited, Research Division. Mr. Mukherjea co-founded Clear Capital in 2003.

Mr. Mukherjea also writes two fortnightly columns for Outlook Business, Wealth Insight and VC Circle and has also had his articles published in Forbes India and Value Research. He was voted as the number one Strategist in India in 2014, 2015 and 2016 by Asiamoney. He is a CFA. Mr. Mukherjea has done his BSc and MSc from the London school of Economics, London, UK.

Ronnie Screwvala

UpGrad

Co-Founded U Education Management Private Limited in March 2015 and serves as its Chairman of the Board and Director. Mr. Screwvala served as Managing Director at The Walt Disney Company (India) Pvt. Ltd. Mr. Screwvala is the Founder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Advisor at Unilazer Ventures and Unilazer Venture Fund. He is the Co-Founder of Swades Foundation.

He was the Founder and Owner United Home Entertainment Limited. From there, he went on to build a Media and Entertainment conglomerate spanning Television, Motion Pictures, Broadcasting, Games and Digital, that he listed in 2005 for a market cap of $ 55 million and that The Walt Disney Company bought in 2012 for an enterprise value of $ 1.4 billion. He founded UTV Software Communications and served as its Managing Director. He served as the President at UTV Software Communications since June 1, 2006.

He served as the Chief Executive Officer at United Home Entertainment Limited. He serves as the Chairman of UTV Software Communications, UMP Plc and UTV India. He has been Director of UMP Plc since May 16, 2007. He serves as a Whole-Time Director of UTV Software Communications Ltd. He serves as a Non-Executive Director of UTV Communications (USA) LLC of UTV Software Communications. He serves as a Director of United Tele Shopping & Marketing Co. Ltd., Unilazer Exports & Management Consultants Ltd., Unitas Creative Television Ltd., Unilazer Hongkong Ltd. and United Entertainment Solutions Private Ltd. He served as a Director of UTV Software Communications Ltd. since August 1, 2001.

He served as a Director of United Home Entertainment Private Limited. He has experience of creating strong brands, building businesses of scale and delivering shareholder value on a consistent basis.

Noshir Kaka

McKinsey India

Noshir joined McKinsey in 1994, soon after the firm opened its offices in India. Since then, he has helped build McKinsey into India’s preeminent consulting firm, playing an active role in the country's transformation and development, helping Indian companies win on the world stage, and growing the next generation of Indian leaders.

Noshir has worked across South Asia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. He has helped major companies, public-sector institutions, and nonprofits develop strategies for growth, reshape their organisations, build their people’s capabilities, and improve operational performance.

Noshir contributes actively to the growth of India’s vibrant IT and business-process outsourcing (BPO) industries. Across the outsourcing landscape, he has helped over 100 global corporations develop and deliver their strategic plans. In addition, he has helped over a dozen governments create valuable jobs and investments from the sector.

Noshir has also helped several leading business houses in India professionalise and globalise their companies. He speaks frequently at key industry forums, including the Confederation of Indian Industry and NASSCOM, and has served on the juries of several business media awards.