Destined to be an entrepreneur with a difference, Mr C.K Kumaravel is the co-founder of "Naturals" , India’s No 1 salon chain. Together with his wife Ms.Veena, he has revolutionized the salon and franchising industry with over 550+ salons spread across India. Naturals has created 350 women franchise partners and trained over 8000 staff. Thanks to the 30 lakh customers of Naturals!
An entrepreneur, a startup leader, a strong strategist and a master at execution, Rajeev has successfully started, grown and scaled numerous companies, both within India and globally. Rajeev has been a prolific business leader and an enabler of growth for companies including Ilantus Technologies, Computer Associates (NASDAQ:CA), Symantec (NASDAQ:SYMC) and IT&T Enterprises (now Igate Technologies), and Gartner Inc (NYSE:IT). Today Rajeev is considered a global expert for Start-Ups, leading tech startups - building growth strategies, raising capital, and thereafter ensuring flawless execution and a successful exit.
Rajeev received his Bachelors of Engineering – Computer Science Degree from University of Pune. He lives in Bangalore with his wife and two daughters. He is a passionate ultra runner, an avid reader, and yoga enthusiast.Read More
Satya Prabhakar is an Indian/American entrepreneur, engineer, writer and the Founder & CEO of Sulekha, a digital mobile platform for expert services in India, matching 24+ million consumers per month with ~120,000+ service professionals across 200 categories in about 40 cities. Originally from Machilipatnam, Andhra Pradesh, Prabhakar earned his Bachelors degree in Electronics and Communications from National institute of Technology (NIT REC), Trichy, India; Masters in Computer Science and an MBA in International Finance from University of Florida.
He has nearly 20 years of professional experience in various technical, business development, strategy and general management roles at TCS India, Philips N.V., Honeywell and AT&T in the areas of databases, real- time operating systems, Interactive TV, Internet access, hosting and interactive services. He has written over 25 technical papers and articles in the areas of artificial intelligence, database design, optimization and integration. He won prestigious awards tor technical business leadership both at 880 and Honeywell.Read More
“Venkatesh Iyer is the Founder and CEO of Goli Vadapav, India’s largest national ethnic fast food chain having 300+ stores spread across 100 cities & 20 states. From Finance to food, with over 15 years of experience in corporate finance and investment banking, Venkatesh Iyer has been instrumental in helping entrepreneurs translate ideas into story boards using his unique strength of critical thinking, imagination and communication.
One fine day, he decided to change his course and create what was then called a very creative food revolution! His ultimate dream has been of “corporatization” of the humble Vadapav and to see Vadapav as a brand amongst the pizzas and burgers of the world. He’s a visionary par excellence who sees things beyond the obvious and it is this attitude that made his dream turn into reality! He has been invited as an inspirational speaker and delivered more than 250 talks on Goli Vadapav story in India and abroad at various large entrepreneurial summits and business schools like Harvard, IMD Switzerland, ISB Hyderabad, etc. His book “My Journey with Vadapav” was published by CNBC-TV18 in 2016.”Read More
Balaji Thirunauvkkarasu, born in Tamil Nadu, India on 13th May 1989, obtained his B.E degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2011 from the Anna University, Chennai and he has completed his M.Tech in Robotics at SRM University, Chennai. He is presently serving as Assistant Professor at Vel Tech University, Chennai, with his thirst for research in Robotics. He has successfully completed a Government Project on Solar Aircraft of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Design funded by the Tamilnadu State Council for Science and Technology, during 2011.
This budding researcher has also received Best Project Awards and the Young Scientist Award for his innovative projects on Robotics /Aircraft Design in various forums from different organizations. He has also published more than 12 papers in leading national and international conferences and reputed journals. He has developed many products for educational based robot and has delivered several lectures for schools and colleges.He published book for technical –How to Make Robot,Mr.Balaji has visited many countries, including like USA, JAPAN and given interviews in local TV Channels, Magazines and some Daily news media. Media have given enough coverage to his models on Robotics to foster his quest for innovation.Read More
KAVITA PANCHOLI is a senior member of the Corporate and Transaction Team at the Firm’s Chennai office.
She first joined the Chennai office in 2010, following which she moved to Mumbai for a couple of years to explore her interest in fund advisory practise. Thereafter, she re-joined the Chennai office again in 2013 and has since been the key member of the Chennai Team not only in terms of Client delivery and services but also in terms of assisting in building and mentoring the team and expanding on practise areas.
Corporate & Regulatory | Private Equity & Fund Advisory | Transactional Law | Employment Law
She has worked with many domestic and foreign companies in various stages of growth from ideation to their fund raising stage in terms of providing full corporate support from incorporating a company to negotiating private equity transactions representing the company and the promoters in various business verticals ranging from microfinance to healthcare.
She also heads the Fund Advisory practise at the Chennai office including assisting in registering of alternative investment funds.
She holds a graduate degree in business administration and law graduating with honours from the very prestigious, National Law University, Jodhpur and is enrolled with the Enrolled with the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry
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Sangeeta is on a mission to educate, empower and elevate businesses by working with Leaders and Teams wanting financial growth and high performance. She brings along rich corporate experience of around twenty-five years, including leadership positions with multinationals, across geographies.
By education Sangeeta is a Chartered Accountant and Management Accountant and has completed an executive education program from Harvard Business School. She is a Professional Speaker, High Performance Business Coach credentialed from International Coaching Federation, Author of the best seller “What The Finance”
Sangeeta is a key note speaker at many national and international events, various forums and for multinationals on Business finance, High Performance and Leadership. She believes in value creation for her clients.
She is married to Sumesh, mother of two and balances her personal, professional, social and spiritual life by being an art of living practitioner.Read More