WOMEN LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2018
2018 SPEAKER PROFILES Will be updated soon
CFO, Sasken Communication Technologies Limited
A Harvard Business School AMP graduate, Neeta S Revankar has been with Sasken Communication Technologies since 1995 and is currently the CFO and Member of the Board. Her mandate includes driving the organization to match world standards in accounting processes and disclosures.As CFO, she has helped Sasken establish strong financial discipline, corporate governance & ethical business practices. Besides playing a stellar role as CFO at Sasken, Neeta has also won commendations from external accredited CFO forums. She was conferred the India CFO Award 2005 for ‘Excellence in Finance in SME’ by IMA India for enhancing the strategic scope of the finance function and her exemplified excellence in the domain. She has spoken in multiple forums about women leadership and would be engaging the audience about rising through corporate barriers.
Ex-Partner, McKinsey & Company
Recently retired as Partner from McKinsey & Company, Kaustubh Chakraborty had over 13 years of experience in consulting. His work has spanned across Consumer Goods, Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products and Healthcare in India and other emerging markets. He has broad experience on strategy, growth, sales and marketing and private equity. Kaustubh also served as Master Faculty, and now teaches as Alumni Faculty, for McKinsey Learning Programs.
He is a faculty of the Management Practice at Vedica Scholars Programme for Women, a postgraduate programme aimed at preparing women with potential to achieve fulfilling careers.
Kaustubh graduated from IIM Bangalore in 2003 with a PGDM, and has an undergraduate degree in Economics from St Stephen’s College, Delhi.
CEO, ChipperSage Education
Latha Srinivasan is the Founder Director of Chippersage Education Pvt Ltd. She is a first generation entrepreneur who is a registered member of Ministry of Corporate Affairs, India. She holds a MBA degree from University of Melbourne.
She has worked in the software industry with leading IT companies for 18 long years. Her corporate journey includes serving positions at different levels starting from system engineer to General Manager across 8 different firms.
Since 2008, she has been part of ChipperSage-Company reports, performance and corporate responsibilities like shareholding and regulating liabilities. She has been able to reach 80 schools that use ChipperSage products to increase learning capabilities of students.
She is a motivational speaker and has spoken at various platforms about empowering education system and women entrepreneurs across the country.
Case Team Lead, Bain & Company
Co-founder, Headstart Network Foundation
Mansi Baranwal is currently a Case Team Lead at Bain & Company, where she joined as a Strategy Consultant in 2011. Her experience is primarily focused on FMCG, retail and social development sectors.
She is also the youngest Co-Founder of Headstart Network Foundation, a non-profit organization supporting entrepreneurs. Mansi graduated with an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, prior to which she worked at Yahoo! Bangalore.
Mansi is actively involved in the social sector. She leads a community for revolutionizing education in India and was a life coach with Landmark Education. In 2012, she was rated as one amongst the top 50 women to follow on Twitter in India.
Manager, Deloitte Consulting USI
Founder of WinConnect, Women Inclusion Division at Deloitte
Chitra has over 14 years of experience managing and delivering projects in challenging, dynamic environments. Areas of expertise include CRM, eCommerce, Business Consulting, business process re-engineering and SAP implementations. She has prior domain experience in Sales, Marketing and product management. She focuses on TMT industry, helping clients manage large and complex projects. Chitra leads certain people initiatives which focuses on Collaboration, connect across levels, WIN Connect, Inclusion and mentoring. She has led several events and sessions to help practitioners navigate their professional journey in the firm. She has worked in companies like Tata Infotech, Accenture, SAP America before joining Deloitte.
Dr. Do Thu Ha
Professor, Head of Department of Indian Studies
Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam.
Prof. Dr. Do Thu Ha has obtained her MA. Degree from Berkeley Univ. USA; Ph. D. degree in VNU- Vietnam, Post- Doctorate from Center for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi under - ICCR Fellowship. A renowned scholar of Indology, she has extensively worked on India and honoured by Asia Fellows Awards by Asian Scholarship Foundation (ASF) under Ford Foundation Fellowship. She has been a Visiting Professor in Princeton University, Montana University (America); Calcutta University, India; Chulalongkorn University, Thailand; KOICA- Korea; Phnom Penh University, Cambodia. She has published a number of research papers, editor of several books and author of 11 books. Presently, she is serving as Professor, Head of Department of Indian Studies in the Faculty of Oriental Studies, Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam.
Professor, Organizational Behavior & Human Resource Mgmt, IIMB
Vasanthi Srinivasan is a Professor in the area of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources Management and the Chairperson, Alumni Relations at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. She was the ICCR Chair Professor of Corporate Responsibility and Governance at the HHL School of Management, Leipzig, Germany in 2012-2013. She holds a PGDM in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations from XLRI Jamshedpur. Prior to joining IIMB, she worked at Wipro Limited and The P&P Group, a Bangalore-based boutique consulting firm. She was a British Council Visiting Scholar at the International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility at the Nottingham University Business School.
Her current research is in the field of diversity–gender and generational diversity. She is on the advisory board of Genpact Centre for Women’s Leadership at the Ashoka University. She is involved in a research project on “Mid-career men and women in Technology” with Anita Borg India. She has designed and delivered “Tanmatra”-a women in leadership program. In collaboration with Catalyst and IBM, the program attempts to enhance the capability of senior women leaders across sectors.
Nagaraja (Naga) Prakasam
Partner, Acumen Fund
Angel Investor & Founding Angel, Indian Angel Network
Founder Chairman, Native Angels Network
Board of Director at Nativelead Foundation, Uniphore Software, GoCoop, Saahas, Freshworld, Lumiere Organic, SP Robotic Works, Neurosynaptic Communication, Sattva Media & Consulting, Gaurdian - Acumen Fund Portfolio company
Advisor, NSRCEL, IIMB
Naga is a versatile and passionate leader with around 20+ years of global experience spanning USA and India. As a full time angel investor, Naga has invested in 8 startups through Indian Angel Network (IAN) and leads IAN’s Impact Ventures initiative. Naga advises Acumen Fund – a New York based impact venture fund and also serves as an independent director in one of its portfolio companies, Guardian, a micro-finance venture working in Water and Sanitation. He is involved with mentoring and advising Acumen’s investments including Husk Power Systems in Bihar, Pine Needle Power plant in Uttrakhand and Aravind Eye Hospital in Tamilnadu.
Naga is also a Venture Advisor at United Seed Fund that invests in early stage ventures serving BoP and is part of Ennovent’s Impact Circle.
Earlier in his career, Naga was the President of CDC Software (world’s 12th largest enterprise software company) South and Southeast Asia (SSEA) responsible for 10 countries’ operations managing sales and the India Engineering COE in Bangalore, the largest R&D and support centre for CDC Software’s enterprise software product lines. During his tenure CDC Software was shortlisted for the prestigious NExT Practices Award for “Promoting Innovation & Entrepreneurship 2011” by NASSCOM.
Currently residing in Bangalore, Naga holds a B.E. degree from Thiagarajar College of Engineering, India and an MBA degree from the San Diego/Kennesaw State University, United States.