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Tejpreet Singh Chopra
BA (Hons) in Economics, St Stephen's College, Delhi University; MBA, Cornell University. Over 16 years' global management and finance experience in France, UK, Hong Kong, India and the US. Founder & CEO of Bharat Light & Power. Leading wind and solar power generation company in India (IPP). Group has 3 independent companies - large utility scale wind/solar, distributed solar and technology services - Orion. Orion is an Enterprise AI based IOT platform. Leverages proprietary failure prediction models, big data analytics & machine learning to help industries improve productivity and optimize energy consumption. Provides predictive intelligence for over 2GW of wind & solar farms globally. Also, AI based solutions to industries such as auto, FMCG, mining, oil & gas, steel, cement etc. Earlier with General Electric (GE) for 14+ years. Was President & CEO of GE India, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh in last role. Previous roles included GE Commercial Aviation Services (GECAS), 1996: roles in marketing, structured finance and risk management; 2005, opened GECAS office in Delhi; Senior Vice-President and Country Head, India, arranged more than $1 billion in financing for India's airline industry; President & CEO, GE Commercial Finance, India; 2007. At present, Chairman of the Board, APM Terminals (Maersk Group) - Gujarat Pipavav Port; Member, Board of Directors, SRF; and Board member Anand Group, and Indian Energy Exchange. National Council of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum and on WEF YGL Foundation Board. Co-Chair of WEF GFC on Energy. Aspen Institute Fellow. YPO member. Interests: national swimmer, golf, classical music and Formula 1.
Rhea Mazumdar Singhal
Rhea Mazumdar Singhal is the Founder and CEO of Ecoware, India’s first and largest sustainable packaging company. Rhea was awarded the Nari Shakti Puraskar, the highest civilian honour for women by the President of India. Rhea is a World Economic Forum ‘Young Global Leader’ (YGL) and a member of the CII National Committee on Women Empowerment & Clean Air. Rhea has attended the University of Bristol, Oxford and Harvard University. Prior to founding Ecoware, Rhea was a senior sales executive at Pfizer Inc., UK .
From the UK, Rhea moved to India where she founded Ecoware with the sole aim of solving India’s plastic menace. Ecoware disrupted the food packaging industry by introducing a fully compostable alternative to plastic. Ecoware is made from the waste of agricultural crops that would otherwise be burnt, thus contributing to debilitating air pollution. One of Rhea’s greatest successes has been persuading the Indian Railways, the largest food service operator in India, to switch to Ecoware biodegradables trays. Rhea has been featured in major national and international publications and has appeared as a speaker at events such as Salesforce and the National Commission for Women in India.
Bhav Singh is Founder and CEO of Sandbox & Co., a digital learning company with 13 market leading properties including CoolMathGames, Hopster, Kidomi, Code Kingdoms, TinyBop, Poptropica and Teachervision among them, reaching more than 55million users each month. In the last 6 years, Sandbox has harnessed technology, distribution, and content to create a safe and fun learning ecosystem of complementary digital products and services for parents, kids, and teachers.
Prior to Sandbox, Bhav worked as an ‘intrapreneur’ within large media and learning corporates, focusing on developing and scaling high growth divisions. As President and CEO of Pearson English, Bhav transformed the company into an integrated portfolio across, institutional, corporate, retail and direct to consumer suite of products and services, through organic growth and strategic acquisitions (China, Brazil, Germany, Indonesia, and the US). His innovation led the foundation of a new umbrella brand; ‘Pearson English’, which became one of the fastest growing divisions within Pearson Plc. Prior to Pearson, Bhav spent eight years at Viacom as Managing Director and Executive Vice President of the Emerging Markets group, rapidly scaling Viacom brands including MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central among others from entry level into strong market leading positions in key growth territories across India, Russia, Central Europe, Middle East, and Africa as well as building Viacom 18 (Viacom’s market leading presence in India). Bhav has also held senior roles across digital, general management and business development with Manchester United, IMG, and Discovery Communications.
Bhav serves on the advisory board of Antenna Media Group, various Sandbox portfolio companies including Hopster and Tinybop, and is a former non-executive board member of Forthnet Group. Additionally, Bhav is a member of the World Economic Forum, as a Young Global Leader. Away from work, Bhav is a huge Pink Floyd fan and a passionate cricket follower, who loves to watch all forms of the game.
Jagmeet Singh was born in Scarborough, Ontario and spent some time growing up on Canada's East coast before moving back to Southern Ontario. As a kid, he often felt on the margins and left out. That made him more determined to be himself. That’s why he grew up to defend the rights of others to be seen and heard for themselves. Jagmeet went to law school to stack his tool box to fight the powerful forces of poverty and racism. As a lawyer, he knew he could help those with little power and money to assert their own rights. He campaigned with anti-poverty groups and immigrant and refugee organizations for changes that would make people’s lives better. As a young man, his father became ill and he had to step up to care for his family. He experienced precarity and understood how important it is to have people around who care and can help. That’s just one of the reasons why he wants to help others. Jagmeet decided to run for office because too many government choices were hurting people, rather than helping them get ahead. As an MPP, Jagmeet took on auto insurance companies to end the exploitation of people. He fought for fair coverage at a fair price. Jagmeet also fought for workers at temporary job agencies so that they could get the security they deserve. He was tenacious about convincing the government to commit to ending arbitrary street checks or ‘carding’. As Leader of Canada’s NDP, Jagmeet believes that how we pay for and deliver services to Canadians must work everyone.
Navrina is the Founder & CEO of Credo AI.Credo.AI is on a mission to empower enterprises to develop AI with the highest ethical standards. Credo AI ensures compliant, trustworthy, fair and auditable development and use of AI. As the pioneer in context driven, continuous and comprehensive AI governance , Credo AI's SaaS enables enterprise to measure, monitor and manage AI introduced risks at scale and empowering enterprises to deliver Responsible AI.
A technology leader with over 18+ years experience in Enterprise SaaS, AI and Mobile, Navrina has held multiple product and business leadership roles at Microsoft and Qualcomm. Navrina is a member of the U.S. Department of Commerce National Artificial Intelligence Advisory Committee (NAIAC), which advises the United States President and the National AI Initiative Office. Navrina is an executive board member of Mozilla guiding their trustworthy AI charter. Navrina is also a young global leader with the World economic forum & was on their future council for AI guiding policies & regulations in responsible AI.
Navrina holds a Masters in Electrical & Computer Engineering from University of Wisconsin -Madison & an MBA from Marshall School of Business at University of Southern California.
Shamina is the Founder and President of the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and the Executive Vice President of Corporate Sustainability at Mastercard. She is also President of the Mastercard Impact Fund, where she is responsible for activating a $500 million commitment to advance inclusive growth around the world. Shamina is a member of Mastercard's Management Committee and serves on the boards of ADL and the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders.
Vineeta Singh is Co-Founder and Chief Executive of SUGAR Cosmetics. Prior, she founded and ran an HR outsourcing organization and then launched Fab Bag, a beauty subscription service for women, that recently crossed a million-dollar turnover. Singh was one of the Top 6 Women Entrepreneurs at Grace Hopper Women Entrepreneur Quest 2014 and was featured as one of the Young Leaders to watch out for in Outlook Business in 2009. A cult favourite makeup brand among millennials, her company won the Award for Health & Lifestyle in India in 2021. Singh is an avid marathoner who has run more than 20 international races. Accolades include being the fastest Indian woman at the 75km Bangalore Ultra-Marathon in 2010 and the Nashik Half-Marathon in 2013.
Mayank Singhal is a career investor focused on technology and growth. Since the inception of ADG in mid 2021, Singhal has already invested over $8 billion across global markets including Asia, Europe and the United States. His recent investments include SpaceX, Chime, Uber Freight, Flipkart, Byju’s, Dream11, Getir and Aleph Farms, amongst others. Singhal’s prior experiences include roles at Temasek, TPG and McKinsey in India. He is also a former advisor to Ratan N Tata, Chairman Emeritus of Tata Group, and helped set up RNT Capital, a $250m venture fund backed by Ratan Tat, to invest in global technology start-ups including CureFit, Ola, Xiaomi, PayTM and AirBnB.
Tara Singh Vachani
Tara Singh Vachani is the Managing Director of Antara Senior Living, focused on improving the lives of seniors. Antara Senior Living is the first Indian venture creating vibrant residential communities that offer lifestyle with lifecare. Tara is also engaged with the Max India Foundation.