Mr. Adil Zainulbhai is currently Senior Advisor to McKinsey. He retired as Chairman of McKinsey, India after 34 years at McKinsey. He spent the last 10 years in India. Prior to returning to India, he led the Washington office of McKinsey and founded the Minneapolis office. Over the last 10 years in India, Mr. Adil has worked directly with the CEOs and promoters of some of the major companies in India and globally –private companies, MNCs and PSUs. Mr. Adil has also been working with several parts of the government and led efforts around urbanization, inclusive growth and energy. Recently, Mr. Adil co-edited the book, ‘Reimagining India’ which featured 60 authors including prominent businessmen, academics, economists, authors and journalists. The book has been #1 in non-fiction in India on its release and #2 on Amazon’s International Business List in the US. Mr. Adil is currently on the Boards of Reliance Industries Ltd., Larsen & Toubro Ltd. and Cipla. He grew up in Bombay and graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology. He also has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Mr. Adil is very active in community and social causes. He is a Board member of the American India Foundation, Saifee Hospital, Board of Trustees at Saifee Burhani Upliftment Trust (redeveloping Bhendi Bazaar in Mumbai), Advisory Board of the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Wockhardt Foundation, HMRI (Health Management Research Institute), Harvard Business School Alumni Association of India and on the Global Advisory Board of the Booth School of Business at University of Chicago.
Mr. Dhruv Kaji serves as a Finance Director of Raymond Ltd. Mr. Kaji has an experience of more than 25 years. He is a Financial Advisor and Management Consultant. His expertise lies in strategic planning. He has experience in evaluating and guiding business projects in India and abroad. He serves as a Director of Colorplus Fashions Limited. He serves as an Executive Director of Pinesworth Holding Ltd. (Singapore). He serves as a Non-Executive & Independent Director at Diamines & Chemicals Ltd. He served as a Director of Balaji Telefilms Ltd. from September 2, 2004 to October 28, 2010. Mr. Kaji is a Chartered Accountant. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from University of Mumbai and is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Mr. Rajiv Krishan Luthra is the Founder and Managing Partner of Luthra & Luthra Law Offices, one of India’s largest and most prestigious full-service corporate law firms. He has over three decades of experience as a trusted advisor to the Indian government and top domestic and international corporations. He serves on numerous corporate boards and government commissions, and has served as the convenor of the Joint Economic and Trade Committee (JETCO) between India and the UK.?
Luthra & Luthra has, among other awards, been recognized as the No.1 law firm in the world in ‘Global PFI / PPP deals’ and Mr. Luthra has advised on infrastructure projects worth over US$ 80 billion. Mr. Luthra is the recipient of numerous accolades, including the ‘2008 National Law Day Award’ conferred by the Prime Minister of India for “… his singular contribution to the practice of corporate and commercial law in India and for being one of the country’s earliest pioneers in international transaction lawyering.”
Mr. Luthra supports a number of charitable and non-profit initiatives, and founded “LIFE” Foundation (Leading India to a Fresh Environment). He was instrumental in the setting up of the SRIMS Emergency Service Foundation which provides free ambulance services, and is involved in the ‘Save the Tiger Campaign’ along with NDTV.
Mrs. Nirupama Rao, was appointed to the Indian Foreign Service in 1973. During a career of four decades she served in various key assignments in the Ministry of External Affairs and in various Indian embassies around the world. She was the first woman spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs, the first woman High Commissioner from India to Sri Lanka and the first Indian woman Ambassador to China. From 2009-2011 she served as India's Foreign Secretary. On her retirement in July 2011, she was appointed Ambassador of India to the United States of America.
Ambassador Rao holds a Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa) from Pondicherry University. She is a published poet.
Mr. PMS Prasad is an Executive Director at Reliance Industries Limited. He has contributed to the growth of Reliance over the past three decades and has held various posts in the petrochemicals, refining and marketing, exploration and production and fibres businesses of the company. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in science and engineering.
His exemplary leadership in steering the diversification of RIL – from a refining and petrochemicals company to an exploration and product business company earned him the Energy Executive of the Year Award in 2008 from Petroleum Economist. For his contribution to the petroleum sector, he has been awarded an honorary doctorate degree by the University of Petroleum Engineering, Dehradun.