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Dr. Anup K Pujari

IAS Ex - Secretary Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Government of India

Dr. Anup K Pujari, IAS superannuated as Secretary, Government of India, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise, where he was involved in policy making at the highest level, in end of January 2016. He is a 1980 batch officer of Karnataka cadre. He has served as the Secretary in the Ministry of Mines and held additional charge of Secretary, Ministry of Steel & CMD, Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL). Dr. Pujari with his sound knowledge of economics has expertly handled Foreign Trade as the Director General of Foreign Trade, for which generalist IAS officers usually bank on trade service officers blindly. Dr. Pujari has the experience of public sector management in the State of Karnataka for several years. His notable postings include Principal Secretary, IT & Biotechnology; Managing Director, Karnataka Food & Civil Supplies Corporation; Registrar, Bangalore University; Addl. Commissioner, Commercial Tax; Addl. Secretary, Finance; Deputy Commissioner of Dakshina Kanada District & Shimoga District. Dr. Pujari has done Ph.D in Economics from Boston University and holds a post graduate degree in Economics from Delhi School of Economics.

Mr. Sunil Alagh

Former MD & CEO, Britannia

Sunil Kumar Alagh is the Founder and Chairman of SKA Advisors-a business advisory and consultancy service with an emphasis on Marketing and Brand management strategies. He is a recognised thought provocateur who enables teams to realise their full potential and partners them to build a sustainable profitable business model. Sunil Alagh has 40 years of hands on experience and has developed and incubated several successful brands like Britannia Tiger. He also spearheaded Britannia's successful foray into Dairy through branded cheese and milk. He has a wealth of rich experience in marketing and brand building strategies. Sunil's rich experience in multiple stakeholder management helps him mentor the top most executives plough through business objectives amidst conflicting personal objectives, fractured governance and challenging needs for succession planning.

Mr. Durbar Ganguly

Publisher and Editor in Chief, Millennium Post

Former Vice-Chairman and Joint Managing Director, of the Pioneer Group, Shri. Ganguly is a highly respectable media veteran and heads the Millennium Post as well as publishes the Airport India fortnightly.

Mr. Hemendra Mathur

Investor & Former MD, SEAF India

Mr. Hemendra Mathur the Former Managing Director for SEAF India Investment Advisors, managed a sector dedicated private equity fund for food and agribusiness sector called "SEAF India Agribusiness Fund". Hemendra has about 16 years of experience in management consulting, investment banking and private equity. Prior to working for SEAF,Hemendra has worked with Yes Bank, Rabo India Finance (a 100 percent subsidiary of Rabobank International), KSA Technopak, and ORG MARG (now part of The Nielsen Company).

Mr. Parag Patki

CEO, SMERA Ratings Limited

Mr. Parag Patki – Chief Executive Officer has been involved with SMERA in the current position for over 4 years. Mr. Patki is a commerce graduate and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) with over 25 years of experience, out of which 17 years of total work experience is in Credit Information/Credit Rating/Risk Management arenas in India and Middle East/North Africa. Mr. Patki was involved in setting up offices in Middle East and North Africa while he was working with Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) – the USA based MNC. While in India he was also a part of a core group in D&B where he was instrumental in setting up offices in India.

Mr. Nitin Wali

Sr. Director & Head of India & South Asia, ICANN

Nitin is a leader in the Internet industry with 25 years of cross geography experience in sales, business development, product management, and public policy. With a passion for technology and a deep understanding of the digital landscape, Nitin has played a pivotal role in shaping the industry and driving its growth. In his last role as the Sr. Director of Global Stakeholder Engagement for India and South Asia at ICANN, the not-for-profit multistakeholder body responsible for managing the DNS for the global internet he worked collaboratively with stakeholders like governments, academia, industry and civil society to help drive digital inclusion for the next billion users. Recognizing the importance of public policy in shaping the Internet industry, Nitin has been actively involved in advocacy and regulatory efforts. He has been a vocal advocate for policies that foster innovation, digital inclusivity, and security and has played a pivotal role in shaping public discourse and driving positive change. In his previous role as the Regional Director and Board Member of GoDaddy Registry he was responsible for managing and growing India’s critical internet infrastructure. Nitin continues to shape the Internet industry, driving its evolution and propelling it into the future. In his spare time, Nitin advises start-ups, helping them fine tune their GTM. He is a mentor at IvyCamp (, an IvyCap Ventures platform & a mentor at the Atal Innovation Mission (, under NITI Aayog, Govt of India) helping foster innovation in schools and colleges. As an advisory board member of “The India SME Forum”, one of the largest SMB engagement initiatives in India he pitches in with ways small businesses in India could become “GLOCAL”. He has also been advising industry bodies on digital strategies for businesses in India. Entrepreneurial & passionate in spirit, he is extremely keen to talk to anyone with a good idea.

Mr. Sunil Wuthoo

Business Director, Worldwide Media, Times of India Group

Sunil is a senior management professional with over 25 years’ experience in handling P&Ls with an outstanding performance track record at Leading Indian & Multinational Media & Entertainment conglomerates.
Sunil has been with The Times Group, India’s largest publication house, for over 15 years holding various leadership positions. He was also the printer & publisher for The Times of India & The Economic time during his stint with BCCL. Sunil is also credited with initiating the Launch of Pune Mirror.
Currently with Worldwide Media (A Times Group Co) he has held various senior level positions like Head Business Strategy, Business Head- International Brands, Business Director for their 10 B2C & B2B magazines (Femina, Filmfare, Lonely Planet, Grazia, TopGear, HELLO!, GoodHomes, BBC Knowledge, Home & Design Trends). Before the Times Group, he was associated with companies like Walt Disney, DNA newspaper, Modi Enterprises & Anandabazaar Patrika Group.
Sunil finished his Master’s in Computer Management from Pune University and has undergone several executive education programs across Leadership, Change Management & Decision Making from Indian School of Business. He is also a certified coach by Results Coaching Systems, Franklin Covey entity.

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