Mr. Anirban Ghosh
Chief Sustainability Officer, Mahindra Group
Anirban leads Sustainability at the USD 20.7 billion Mahindra Group. Under his leadership Mahindra has developed an award-winning Sustainability framework, become the first to have a certified carbon neutral factory in India, doubled energy productivity in a company, and enabled 21 locations to become zero waste to landfill. He has, in partnership with the World Bank, facilitated the creation of the Sustainable Housing Leadership Consortium to accelerate the spread of green buildings in India. Anirban has led a shared value project that doubled per capita income for 50,000 people in rural India.
Anirban takes great pleasure in implementing projects that drive positive change in society and has been acknowledged as a “Thought Leader” and a “Distinguished Sustainability Officer”.
Founder & CEO, Unomantra
Shilpa Ajwani is the Founder & CEO of unomantra, a Business Strategy Consulting & Leadership Advisory Firm specialising in enabling Consumer & Lifestyle Businesses to grow faster based on their Purpose.
Shilpa is a seasoned Social Selling Expert with a solid reputation for providing transformative leadership to leading Top Multinational Corporations such as Oriflame Swedish Cosmetics, Vorwerk of Germany and Tupperware Brands. She has an experience of over twenty five years in taking Brands from Start-up to Scale and leading profitable business enterprises as an award winning Managing Director. Shilpa is sought after by Organisations as a Business Consultant, Leadership growth catalyst, Strategy execution expert and an inspirational Keynote Speaker.
Group Vice President Legal & Group Company Secretary Cummins India Limited
With over 25 years of experience as a Company Secretary & Corporate Lawyer, Anubhav has worked across various industries like IT, Automotive, Aerospace, Pharmaceuticals, Food & Agriculture, Banking and Insurance Software and Engineering. He holds a Masters degree in Law from the University of Michigan, and an MBA in finance & information technology from Institute of Management Technology. Currently, he serves as a director on Board of Cummins Sales and Service, Cummins Research and Development Pvt. Ltd and Trustee of Cummins India Foundation. He is also a member of various committees of CII, India. Anubhav has worked with large corporates like Tata Technologies, Cummins, Domino’s Pizza, Polaris Software, Allied in multifarious areas such as M&A, arbitration , litigations, structuring large business contracts, corporate governance, insider trading, private & public offerings etc. During his tenure at Tata Technologies, Anubhav served as Head of Global Corporate Sustainability where he worked extensively in programs related to woman empowerment, promotion of diversity at workplaces and promoting innovation and design thinking amongst engineers.
Managing Director at Adhunik Metaliks Ltd / Liberty House Group
Industry veteran Uday Gupta, who had earlier headed Mahindra Ugine Steel/ Mahindra Sanyo, has over 30 years of experience in the iron and steel industry. Mr. Uday Gupta graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Jadavpur University, Calcutta with 1st class honours. He did his post graduation from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras where he was a recipient of Merit Award. He was appointed as the CEO of Steel Business in 2008 in Musco. He was the Executive Director in First Aluminium Nigeria PLC (erstwhile Alcan, Nigeria), a company listed in the Nigeria Stock Exchange and part of the Inlaks Group of Companies. He was responsible for the aluminium rolling and coil coating business of the group for 10 years. In 2011 he took over as the Managing Director of Musco, then Mahindra Sanyo and now he has taken over as managing director of Adhunik Metallics. He has had a long association of over 16+ years with Indian Aluminium Co Ltd, INDAL (Alcan, India) in various facets of manufacturing – maintenance, projects and overall operation. During his tenure in INDAL, he was deputed for the Business Management course at Management Development Institute, Gurgaon.