Harsh Mariwala

Founder and Chairman, Marico (Jury chair)

Harsh Mariwala, who has built a Rs 8,300 crore FMCG giant Marico, after starting out with commoditised products such as edible and coconuts oils, now scouts for young Indian entrepreneurs and facilitating the startup ecosystem through the not-for-profit Ascent Foundation.

Ashu Suyash

Entrepreneur, Independent Director

A financial services veteran, Ashu Suyash transformed Crisil during her six-year leadership tenure into a global analytics and data powerhouse from a single-revenue channel business. Suyash, a former banker, is now an independent director on several large Indian corporates.

Ankur Gupta

Managing Partner, Brookfield Asset Management

Ankur Gupta is head of Brookfield’s India office and also leads their real estate business across the Middle-East and South Asia regions. Under his leadership the Brookfield India REIT got listed on Indian bourses in 2021. Gupta brings with him the understanding of developing businesses from the ground up.

Rajat Dhawan

Managing Partner, McKinsey India

Heading McKinsey’s India operations, Rajat Dhawan is a McKinsey veteran of over 24 years and had previously co-led the operations practice in Asia. He advises companies on strategy and performance transformation and has supported dozens of companies across Asia and Europe on their transformation journey to become preeminent national and global leaders.

Saurabh Mukherjea

Founder and CEO, Marcellus Investment Managers

An investment and wealth management expert, Saurabh Mukherjea's Marcellus Investment Managers is one of the fastest growing portfolio management services in the country, managing and advising equity assets in excess of Rs 11,300 crore ($1.5 bln). An author of six bestselling books, his expertise is to interpreting financial data and balance sheets.

V. Vaidyanathan

Managing Director and CEO, IDFC First Bank

V. Vaidyanathan, a leading banker with over two decades in financial services in India, he is now in charge of the newly created IDFC First Bank since late 2018. Vaidyanathan brings to the jury the deep understanding of corporate functioning, strengthening the financial health of organisations and building effective businesses.