COUNCIL

Shivjeet Kullar

Council Leader – SuperStartUps

Shivjeet has over 25 years of experience in the advertising world. Winner of over 100 National and International Awards for creativity, he has worked with the best brands in India. A few years back, Campaign magazine rated him as one of the ‘top 10 most high profile creative names in India

Padmaja Ruparel

President, Indian Angel Network

Padmaja Ruparel is an Angel Investor and President of Indian Angel Network (IAN), India’s first and Asia’s largest group of business angels, comprising the who’s who of successful entrepreneurs and dynamic CEOs from India and overseas.

Prahlad Kakkar

Founder – Genesis Film Productions

Prahlad Kakkar is a leading Indian ad film director, best known for his work on the famous Pepsi TV commercial with Amitabh Bachchan and Sachin Tendulkar. He is the founder and main director for Genesis Film Productions, one of India’s leading production houses.

Valerie Pinto

CEO, Weber Shandwick

Valerie has over fifteen years of experience in the field of communications and image management. She has been a strategic counselor to Fortune 500 companies and C-suite executives on shaping their reputation with influential stakeholders.

Sanjeev Bikhchandani

Founder – Info Edge

Sanjeev Bikhchandani has been an entrepreneur since 1990. He is the founder of Info Edge which runs portals like Naukri.com, India’s leading job site besides other web sites like Jeevansathi.com, 99acres.com, Naukrigulf.com, Shiksha.com, and Firstnaukri.com.

Deep Kalra

Founder & CEO, Make My Trip

We’ve heard many a time that real businesses take a lifetime to build and Deep Kalra’s journey epitomizes this sentiment. Complete devotion for more than a decade and a laser sharp focus is what has taken for Makemytrip to reach the stage of an IPO and scale to this level.

Sid Talwar

VC, Founder – Lightbox

Sid is a Co-founder and Partner at Lightbox, a venture capital firm based out of India. Lightbox invests in emerging technology companies at an early stage. Prior to Lightbox, Sid founded Evolv, a vocational training company funded by Singapore Technologies

Suresh Ramanathan

Professor – Texas A&M University

Suresh is a widely published scholar with expertise in consumer behavior. With a PhD in Marketing from the Stern School of Business at New York University, he has 10 years of experience in marketing and advertising in India at JWT, Lintas, and McCann-Erickson.

Namrata Suri

Founder, National Institute of Advertising

Namrata Suri is the Founder, Director & Chairperson of the prestigious National Institute of Advertising. Having worked for over 30 years in the advertising and communications industry, she has formidable experience in media marketing, client servicing, media buying and integrated marketing communication, including digital and direct marketing.