FACULTY

The Fellows at Naropa will be taught by a host of leading experts in their fields through the four converging course tracks. The Naropa Fellowship will follow a combination of short-term and long-term visiting faculty model, as well as regular guest lectures and seminar or workshops, wherein, some of the world’s best educators, industry experts, academicians and practitioners will guide and instruct the Fellows to develop professional and entrepreneurial skills. The entrepreneurship track and the live project will be hand-held by a dedicated anchor throughout the academic year.

The Naropa Fellows will be also be mentored by a select group of experienced professionals holding senior leadership positions across global industries and domains. These interactions will be centered around making informed professional choices, providing sustained guidance, and enhancing the Fellows’ experience throughout the duration of the Fellowship.



  • ALL FACULTY
  • ENTREPRENEURSHIP
  • SOCIETY & CULTURE
  • PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
  • COMMUNICATION SKILLS
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SANTHOSH BABU

Chairman, OD Alternatives

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SANTHOSH BABU

Chairman, OD Alternatives

Santhosh Babu is the Chairman, Founder and Managing Director of ODA (Organization Development Alternatives Consultants Pvt. Ltd) and author of India’s first book on coaching published by Wiley. He also writes a weekly column in Business Today called “Buddha in the Boardroom”. Santhosh works in the areas of Cultural Change, Leadership Development and Organisational Transformation. During the last 17 years, he has worked with more than 200 clients and thought leaders worldwide. An engaging and inspiring speaker, Santhosh is regularly invited to deliver key-note addresses at business and strategy conferences around the globe. Using his fun-filled, interactive, high energy, creative facilitation style and magnetic stage presence, he instantly connects with individuals and captivates his audiences. Some of his recent keynote addresses include the Porter Price Event 2014 in Delhi, OPPI (Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers India), the HR Conference 2014, the CII Southern Region HR Conference 2014 and the TIE Annual Conference 2014. Santhosh has worked as a primary school teacher in Bhutan; he also worked with the WWF and travelled around the world as a backpacker before starting at OD Alternatives.

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APOORV BAMBA

Founder & CEO, Ingenious Faces & Curriculum Design Specialist

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APOORV BAMBA

Founder & CEO, Ingenious Faces & Curriculum Design Specialist

Apoorv is a 3x Entrepreneur, angel investor and a curriculum design specialist with facilitation/teaching experience across 12+ countries including India, South Africa, Belgium, and Bhutan. Currently, he is working on his latest venture - Ingenious Faces which aims to disrupt the perception of societal success through integrated out of classroom learning models and travel based knowledge centers. His previous company - Startup Safari helped startups and entrepreneurs immerse and grow across borders and soft land into the fastest growing economies across the globe which were acquired by an US-based media tech company - WeeTracker in Jan 2018. He is a travel addict (42 countries) and plans to explore all the cultures and the stories behind them in the next 15 years.

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ANUNAYA CHAUBEY

Deputy Dean, Young India Fellowship, Ashoka University

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ANUNAYA CHAUBEY

Deputy Dean, Young India Fellowship, Ashoka University

Anunaya Chaubey is a well-known artist whose works explore the mystery of the mundane individual and communal worlds. Layered and subtly textured, his paintings present a play of people and places and the dynamism between the two. His works can be found in both public and private collections across the world.

He has been the Deputy Dean of the Young India Fellowship (a postgraduate liberal arts program) and faculty at Ashoka University in Delhi NCR since 2010. Before coming to Ashoka, he was the Principal of the College of Arts and Crafts at Patna University for 21 years. In 2008, he was invited by the Government of Mauritius as a Visiting Fellow to setup the Department of Arts and Crafts at the Rabindranath Tagore Institute. His latest international engagement was in July 2018 as a teaching fellow at Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change where he conducted a workshop and lectured on “Re-imagining Journalism: News and Storytelling in an Age of Distrust”.

At Ashoka University, Anunaya teaches a postgraduate art appreciation course, which apart from providing an evolutionary account of art, also presents it as a converging ground for ideas and concerns drawn from multiple disciplines as well as a complex medium of expression open to countless valid interpretations. He also teaches a practice-based visual arts course to undergraduate students.

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SEEMA CHOWDHRY

Journalist, Editor

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SEEMA CHOWDHRY

Journalist, Editor

Editor/Journalist and Master in Public Administration, LKYSPP, NUS, Singapore, Seema is a journalist/editor and has worked with established media houses in India including the India Today Group, the Times of India group and Hindustan Times Media in varied roles. She reports on sustainability practices, social entrepreneurship and philanthropy. She edits a daily feature page which looks at the future of work, gig economy, women at work, and millennial work practices.

While at LKYSPP, apart from policy analysis and developmental economics, she studied social entrepreneurship, urban interventions, negotiation, and environmental economics. She went on an exploring spree in Asia covering six countries including walking the Great Wall of China, experiencing Onsen at Beppu in Japan and trawling night markets in Taipei. She has been a part of multiple panel discussions on CSR practices in India. Seema is an alumna of media studies from Sophia, Mumbai University and Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi University.

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SARA J. CORSE

Adjunct Professor, Director of Community Partnership Initiatives, Philadelphia University & Thomas Jefferson University

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SARA J. CORSE

Adjunct Professor, Director of Community Partnership Initiatives, Philadelphia University & Thomas Jefferson University

Dr Corse is the Director of the University City Office of Council for Relationships, the Director of Council for Relationships’ Community Partnership Initiative, and a supervisor and teacher in the Thomas Jefferson/Council for Relationships Masters in Couple and Family Therapy training program. A 1987 graduate of the Clinical/Community Psychology programme at the University of Maryland, Dr Corse began her career as a clinical research professor at the University of Pennsylvania. She conducted research on the effectiveness of various treatments for mental illness and substance abuse. Dr Corse, a member of the American Psychological Association, is the author of "Cradled All the While: The Unexpected Gifts of a Mother's Death". Dr Corse presents seminars and workshops at a variety of for-profit and non-profit organizations on such topics as life balance, parenting, loss and grief, and emotional and spiritual issues in caring for the dying and grieving.

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KATHI DEWITTE

Dean, Arteveldehogeschool Belgium

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KATHI DEWITTE

Dean, Arteveldehogeschool Belgium

Kathi has more than 15 years of experience teaching E-commerce, Corporate Communication, European Business, Retail Marketing, Strategic Management, Marketing and Business Event Management. She has also consistently led facilitator roles for student Internships and Bachelor Projects. She was chosen as the Dean of Business Management, Office Management and International Business Management in 2015 and since July 2016, has held the position of Director of ARTEpreneur cvba (student co-operative for student-entrepreneurs). She is also on the Board of Directors at Haven, a youth co-operative (entrepreneurship).

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SIMON GIFFORD

Founder, Mashauri; Entrepreneurship Lecturer, IE Business School Product Design, Innovation & Delivery; Customer Research & Acquisition

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SIMON GIFFORD

Founder, Mashauri; Entrepreneurship Lecturer, IE Business School Product Design, Innovation & Delivery; Customer Research & Acquisition

Simon has more than 20 years of management consulting experience focused on assisting senior executives in addressing their strategic and operational issues. He is a partner at Genesis Management Consulting, which specialises in strategy and decision making. At Mashauri, Simon supports entrepreneurs through online acceleration programmes which universities use to give students hands-on entrepreneurship education and experience (mashauri.org). Its mission is "building tomorrow's entrepreneurs today". At Genesis, he supports corporates in the area of strategy and innovation. Its current focus is on addressing the potential for industry disruption through defensive or offensive initiatives. The intersection of Genesis and Mashauri is where corporates meet startups. Here, he is able to help startups understand how to create disruptive business models and how to scale. At the IE Business School, he teaches strategy and entrepreneurship. He brings the benefit of massive practical experience (30 years) in supporting new and existing businesses.

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J. N. GODINHO

Associate Professor, MDI Gurgaon

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J. N. GODINHO

Associate Professor, MDI Gurgaon

J. N. Godinho, an associate professor of marketing at MDI, Gurgaon, has a professional experience ranging from the marketing of fashion textiles, international marketing and managing operations of medium-sized export-oriented units. Professor Godinho’s areas of interest center around strategic marketing, brand management, sales and distribution management, and international marketing. He earned his Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration in Marketing from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and a Bachelors in Physics from the University of Madras.

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SAURAV GOSWAMI

Faculty, Vedica Scholars Programme for Women; Manager, 9Dot9 Writing & Communication Facility

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SAURAV GOSWAMI

Faculty, Vedica Scholars Programme for Women; Manager, 9Dot9 Writing & Communication Facility

Saurav Goswami has been teaching at the Vedica Writing & Communication Centre for the past two years. He brings in five years of experience in curricular design, class process and on-field perspectives of language teaching. As Visiting Faculty at the JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur, he has been working to set up its Centre for Communication and Critical Thinking. He is advisory for the 9dot9 Writing & Communication Facility, which oversees various projects on communication skilling across institutes. A linguist and a grammarian, Saurav has had editorial experience with SAGE and Routledge. Before this Saurav worked for three years as English Content and Pedagogy Associate with Pratham Foundation. He integrates principles of ESL teaching and linguistics to customise student-focused curricula in verbal and written communication. Saurav believes in celebrating words but likes the crisp style of business language. He has a Bachelors and a Masters in English.

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JAUME GUIA

Associate Professor, University of Girona; Scientific Director of the Tourism Research Campus, University of Girona; EMTM Erasmus Mundus Master Programme Coordinator

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JAUME GUIA

Associate Professor, University of Girona; Scientific Director of the Tourism Research Campus, University of Girona; EMTM Erasmus Mundus Master Programme Coordinator

Dr. Jaume Guia is an Associate Professor at the Department of Business Administration of the University of Girona, Spain, where he also serves as the Programme Director of the Erasmus Mundus European Master’s in Tourism Management (EMTM), and the Scientific Director of the Tourism Research Campus. He has more than 10 years of experience with Erasmus Mundus joint master programmes, which he has shared at regional conferences on Higher Education in the Balkans, Russia and the European Union. Over the years, he has promoted and participated in a diverse array of collaborative academic projects with universities in countries like Ghana, Madagascar, South Africa, Oman, Malaysia, China, USA, Brazil, Mexico, Slovenia and Denmark. He has supervised over 20 PhD dissertations, and his most recent academic publications cover a variety of topics about tourism destination management, including cross-border destination branding, 'Place Making', the understanding of travelers' experiences, as well as new mobilities and forms of tourism. Currently, he is leading a project in the Western Sahara, where relevant aspects of destination management are analysed in the context of conflict-ridden, insecure and contested spaces, therefore contributing to the research stream on tourism and peace.

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STUART HENDRY

Entrepreneurship Lead Professor, University of Cape Town

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STUART HENDRY

Entrepreneurship Lead Professor, University of Cape Town

Stuart has two decades of experience specialising in Entrepreneurship (The Genesis Project), Sustainable Business and Transformational Leadership Development at the University of Cape Town. He is also a director of special projects at SASDI Consulting, specialising in Strategic Management Consulting and building values-based organizations. He is Chairman of the Board at ‘The Homestead Project for Street Children’, which is an example of existing best practices in the protection and support of orphans and vulnerable children. Currently, he is also the director of University of Cape Town’s DUNE (Development Unit for New Enterprise) Project where he oversees the development, delivery and implementation of high impact projects aimed at promoting entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial leadership.

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CIE AT ISB

Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the Indian School of Business

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CIE AT ISB

Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the Indian School of Business

The Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE) at the Indian School of Business (ISB) aims to foster a vibrant ecosystem for the creation and growth of enterprises through research, education and practice. It seeks to contribute, both to the advancement of knowledge and the practice of innovation and entrepreneurship. While the CIE focuses on knowledge creation and dissemination, it supports the practice of innovation and entrepreneurship through DLabs, the Incubation, Acceleration and Investments arm of ISB.

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DLABS AT ISB

DLabs at Indian School of Business

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DLABS AT ISB

DLabs at Indian School of Business

DLabs is the incubation and acceleration arm of the Indian School of Business set up in collaboration with the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. It aims to support the creation of a vibrant and high-impact entrepreneurial ecosystem focused on innovation in key sectors including technology commercialisation. DLabs leverages the vast resources, expertise and networks of the CIE at ISB through mentorship, education and investor connect.

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ANKUR KULSHRESTHA

CFA, FCA, FRM

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ANKUR KULSHRESTHA

CFA, FCA, FRM

Ankur Kulshrestha, CFA, FCA, IIM-C started his corporate career with Suzuki India through campus placement in 2005. He moved to one of the world’s largest consulting organizations, EY in 2009, specialising in Automotive sector consulting. The role gave him rich exposure of handling international clients on strategic issues. His total industry experience is close to 10 years. Mr. Kulshrestha completed his Chartered Accountancy in 2005 wherein he secured All India ranks in all three stages, a milestone rarely heard-off in the 68 year history of ICAI. Interested in finance, he aced the CFA program by CFA Institute, USA and soon after got his CFA charter. He was the third rank holder in his batch from the Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University. Active in academia, with 10 years of experience, he takes up various finance courses at leading B-Schools in Delhi. He is the lead CFA trainer for FINSTUDYCLUB. Third in India and twentieth globally, he is a member of the prestigious Approved Prep Provider Program of the CFA Institute. His training sessions are webcasted in more than 15 countries. He, with his mobile App which has downloads in more than 60 countries, was the first in India to pioneer the concept of the ‘M-question bank’ for CFA training. Mr. Kulshrestha is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He is one of the empanelled trainers for the Reserve Bank of India. In addition, he is a certified valuator with immense experience in the field of valuation specialising in Corporate Restructurings. He has been a part of various panel discussions on strategic topics on economy, taxation, management, etc. Having learnt management and strategy from IIM Calcutta, he has presented several White Papers in national conferences and different industry fora.

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A. K. SHIVA KUMAR

Development Economist, Visiting Faculty, Harvard University, ISB & Ashoka University

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A. K. SHIVA KUMAR

Development Economist, Visiting Faculty, Harvard University, ISB & Ashoka University

Dr. Kumar is a development economist and professor. He earned his postgraduate diploma in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and his MA in economics from Bangalore University. He also holds a Master's degree in public administration and a Ph.D. in political economy and government from Harvard University. Shiva Kumar teaches economics and public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and is a visiting professor at the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad. He has focused his research on poverty and human development, social sector analysis, and the impact of development policies on children and women. Kumar has been a regular contributor to UNDP's Annual Human Development Reports. In addition to serving as an advisor to UNICEF - India, he is a member of India's National Advisory Council. The council was set up in June 2004 to oversee the implementation of India's National Common Minimum Programme. He has also been associated with the preparation of national human development reports in a number of countries including Bhutan, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar and Serbia. In 2003, Kumar co-edited the book, Readings in Human Development. His other publications include the Public Report on Basic Education (PROBE) (Oxford University Press, 1999) and a co-authored report entitled, Women in India: How free? How Equal?, for the UN System in India.

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VIDUSHI MALHOTRA

Social Entrepreneur & Development Practitioner

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VIDUSHI MALHOTRA

Social Entrepreneur & Development Practitioner

Vidushi is driven by her mission to impact young lives through the means of education across borders. She has eight years of communication experience and of that, over five years of experience in the development sector. A social entrepreneur, Vidushi has curated and executed projects in India, South Africa, Israel, Vietnam and Bhutan at organizations such as Development Alternatives, Tarayana Foundation, the South African Institute for Entrepreneurship and Creative Consulting & Development Works. Through her roles in project management, business development and communication, she has impacted various learners, as well as, marginalised communities across all five countries. Vidushi is a Founding Member and Experience Curator at Startup Safari. He is responsible for designing and executing global immersion programmes and managing delegate experiences, she also brings with her CRM, HR and communication skills.

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AARON DAVID MENDONCA

Architect & Director, Corinthian Consortium

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AARON DAVID MENDONCA

Architect & Director, Corinthian Consortium

Aaron is a registered architect and director of Corinthian Consortium, a collaborative confluence of specialist consultants and skilled craftsmen. He received a B.Arch and minor in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, and the M.Des in Energy and Environments from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design Advanced Studies Program. He was awarded the Institute Silver from IIT Kharagpur and the Lodha Fellowship at Harvard.

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NANDINI NAIR

Journalist, Literary and Culture Editor

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NANDINI NAIR

Journalist, Literary and Culture Editor

Nandini Nair has been a journalist for more than a decade. She is currently the literary and culture editor with Open, a weekly news magazine in Delhi. Her days in the newsroom are spent reporting and researching, reading and writing, editing and commissioning. She has worked previously with the feature sections of The Indian Express and The Hindu. She has a M.A. in Arts and Culture Journalism from Columbia Journalism School, New York. She has a B.A. (Hons) in English from St. Stephen's College, Delhi, and a postgraduate diploma in journalism from Asian College of Journalism, Chennai.

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PRIYANK NARAYAN

Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship, Ashoka University

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PRIYANK NARAYAN

Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship, Ashoka University

Priyank is a seasoned entrepreneur and an educationist who brings with him rich experience in organization building. He is the Founder of IndiaPreneurship, an organisation focused on showcasing entrepreneurial opportunities in India to the world. He also mentors a number of startups based in India and abroad. Priyank is a visiting faculty at IIT Delhi, Department of Management Studies. An alumnus of AIM, Manila and IIM Ahmedabad, Priyank is an avid golfer and a licensed scuba diver. He is also trained in Indian classical music.

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BIKRAM PHOOKUN

Professor, St Stephen's College Delhi

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BIKRAM PHOOKUN

Professor, St Stephen's College Delhi

Bikram is the recipient of the INSA Teachers Award. He has taught Physics St Stephen’s College, Delhi, for over two decades. His primary academic interest is the teaching of physics at the undergraduate level. He earned his Ph.D. in astronomy at the University of Maryland at College Park, USA, in 1993. His interests are, however, not limited to astronomy, nor, indeed, to physics. He currently holds a professor position at Ashoka where he is helping design its physics programme.

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SUNDAR SARRUKAI

Director, Manipal Centre for Philosophy & Humanities, Manipal University

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SUNDAR SARRUKAI

Director, Manipal Centre for Philosophy & Humanities, Manipal University

Sundar Sarukkai, trained in physics and philosophy, has a PhD from Purdue University. He is presently Professor of Philosophy at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru where, in addition to his research, he runs a programme on taking philosophy to the public funded by the Tata Trusts. He was at the National Institute of Advanced Studies from 1994-2009, following which he was the Founding-Director of the Manipal Centre for Philosophy & Humanities, Manipal University from 2010-2015 where he set up innovative Masters programs in Philosophy, Sociology and Literature. He is the author of the following books: Translating the World: Science and Language; Philosophy of Symmetry; Indian Philosophy and Philosophy of Science; What is Science? and The Cracked Mirror: An Indian Debate on Experience and Theory (co-authored with Gopal Guru), and also a co-editor of five edited books. He is an Editorial Advisory Board member of the Leonardo Book Series on science and art, published by MIT Press, the Series Editor for Science and Technology Studies, Routledge and the Chief Editor of the Springer Handbook of Logical Thought in India. His publications have spanned core themes in philosophy of natural science and social science, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of language and art, drawing on both Indian and Western philosophy. In recent times, he has also been involved in philosophy of education and also in policy issues around higher education. He has also been very active in outreach programs in philosophy to take philosophy to different communities and places through his workshops and public writing such as in The Hindu.

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BHAWANI SHEKHAWAT

CEO, Akshayapatra Foundation

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BHAWANI SHEKHAWAT

CEO, Akshayapatra Foundation

Mr Shekhawat is the CEO of AkshayaPatra Foundation and is based in London. He is a speaker, strategic partner and an independent advisor on company boards including Erehwon Innovation Consulting and Sevendots. He has had a career of over 25 years where he worked with Nielsen, Reckitt Benckiser and Coca-Cola. He earned his Bachelors & Masters degrees in Economics from University of Rajasthan and University of Mumbai respectively.

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SHREYASI SINGH

Head, EdTech Initiatives, 9Dot9 MEDIA

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SHREYASI SINGH

Head, EdTech Initiatives, 9Dot9 MEDIA

Shreyasi Singh is currently Head of Edtech Initiatives at 9dot9 Media. Prior to this role, she was Director of Careers and Development at Vedica Scholars Programme for Women; a reimagined women-focussed post-graduate management programme. She also worked as the Managing Editor for Inc. India, the Indian edition of the American magazine Inc. She is a Co-founder of the Foundation for Working Women, a not-profit which works in the areas of policy, infrastructure and advocacy to enable women to “live their choice to work”. Shreyasi is alumna of Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi and has a Masters in English Journalism from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Delhi.

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KENWYN SMITH

Professor, University of Pennsylvania

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KENWYN SMITH

Professor, University of Pennsylvania

Dr Kenwyn Smith is a Professor of Organizational Behaviour and the Director of UPenn's Masters Programme in non-profit/NGO Leadership. Dr Smith teaches leadership, group and intergroup dynamics, organizational politics andchange management in three of UPenn's schools: The School of Social Policy & Practice, the Wharton School and the Fels Institute of Government (Arts and Sciences). His research experience ranges from prisons to schools, from businesses to health care institutions, from state enterprises to social entrepreneurial activities, from oppressed black townships in South Africa to agencies creating sustainable livelihoods in rural India, from pharmaceuticals in Belgium to financial services in urban America, from the World Bank to a community in Philadelphia wrestling with the anguish of people living with HIV/AIDS. Dr Smith did his PhD in Organizational Behaviour in 1974 and MA in Organizational Behaviour in 1973 from Yale University. He has founded a number of volunteer-based, non-profit organizations and is about to launch several research initiatives that will be at the heart of Penn's Center on Nonprofit Leadership. He has also received numerous Excellences in Teaching Awards and also highest ranked teacher award from the University of Pennsylvania. He has also worked in the following universities in various capacities. Oxford University, University of Maryland, University of Melbourne, Yale University, University of New Haven, University of Melbourne.

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STILLWATER

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STILLWATER

Stillwater is a training firm specialising in Leadership Development, Influencing Skills, Effective Communication and Executive Coaching. We work with leaders in organisations and get them to step out of their comfort zone using the ‘Wei Ji’ (crisis) methodology – we get participants to see how they respond to crisis situations and how they can use their authentic leadership style and go past their ‘derailers’. We use proprietary models such as the Stillwater Leadership Effectiveness model, Self-awareness model and psychometric instruments to help participants create what they want in their lives and organisations. We have worked with senior leaders and high potentials at HUL, ABG, Tata Communications, Infosys, HDFC Life, BNP Paribas, etc., and teach Business Communication as a core course at ISB.

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NATASHA UPPAL

Chevening Scholar, Social Development Practitioners, Social Entrepreneurship Design & Public Sector Frameworks

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NATASHA UPPAL

Chevening Scholar, Social Development Practitioners, Social Entrepreneurship Design & Public Sector Frameworks

Natasha has 8 years of volunteer and 5 years of professional experience in the nonprofit sector. A social entrepreneur, she has designed and launched programmes for PYXERA Global, CARE India and AIESEC. She is an Atlas Corps Fellow, a StartingBloc Fellow, and a member of the Nexus Global Youth Network. Her passion for poverty alleviation, gender justice, education, participatory development and design thinking, led her to work in rural and urban India, USA, Turkey, and Kenya. She was chosen as a Chevening Scholar to pursue a Masters in Education, Gender and International Development at the University College London’s Institute of Education.

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ANKUR WARIKOO

CEO, Nearbuy; Guest Lecturer, ISB, IMT

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ANKUR WARIKOO

CEO, Nearbuy; Guest Lecturer, ISB, IMT

Ankur is Founder and CEO of Nearbuy (erstwhile Groupon India). In August 2015, the Groupon India management pulled off a management buyout, partnering with Sequoia Capital to create India’s largest Online to Offline (O2O) player. Prior to this, he was Head of Groupon APAC Emerging Markets, overlooking India, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines. He also was a Venture Partner at Rocket Internet Gmbh. Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Berlin, Rocket supports internet startups in more than 20 countries around the world. He co-founded Accentium Web—an Internet products company formed by 3 ISBians—and exited the venture after 3.5 years in October 2010. AnMBA from ISB, Hyderabad with an MS degree from Michigan State in Astrophysics, he was ranked in Fortune India's ‘40 Under 40’ (India's Top 25 Executives below the age of 40 years) by Business Today and ‘India's Most Promising Entrepreneur’ by Enterprise Asia.