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Theme: नेतृत्व: An Eternal Journey

This event occurred on
April 27, 2018
Ahmedabad, Gujarat

नेतृत्व is a Sanskrit word for leadership. The theme came up after multiple brainstorming sessions. We feel that it is important for us to envision leadership as a journey. That view endows leadership its unfolding, evolving, and living nature. With unfolding and evolution come empathy and sensitivity. Those two in turn, bring in inclusion, sharedness, and mutuality. An interaction of all these layers give the phenomenon of leadership multiple colors - not just success, not a single level, not a definite point of start ad end. Our event, designed with this perspective is evident in our visual representations, speaker choice, and the ideas presented at the event. Stay connected for more!

EMMRC Hall, Gujarat University
University Road
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, 380009
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Anchal Jain

Co-convener, Crafting Luxury Lifestyle and Business
Anchal blends his 30 years of global entrepreneurial experience in lifestyle industries into the field of advisory, education and artisanal transformation. He has reshaped his learning to share it meaningfully with industry and students alike through path breaking, innovative research, programmes and workshops. He is an ardent promoter of purposeful consumption and a catalyst of artisanal transformation in developing countries by helping conscious stakeholders in the eco-system align their “Golden Thread” of core brand value.

Anuja Parikh

Marathon runner, President at Intech Systems Pvt. Ltd.
Anuja has over 15 years of experience in creating cutting edge technology products and services, global marketing, e-commerce, and deploying business solutions. She currently leads overall operations of Intech Systems including international expansion to US, Canada, South East Asia and Middle East. Prior to Intech, Anuja spent 8 years in Silicon Valley in leadership positions in product management and global marketing for Excite@Home and Trend Micro. She holds an Engineering degree from L.D. Engineering College, Ahmedabad. She is also an MBA and Masters in MIS from Boston University. Anuja is an active TiE Charter member.

Avisek Barla

CEO, Micro Life Innovations
Micro Life Innovations is a diagnostics start up from IIT Madras. It focuses on bringing power in the hands of people via technology of miniaturized labs.

Chintan Pandya

Actor, Director
Mr. Chintan Pandya is an actor, director and writer and has acted in or directed many stage-plays, television serials and films as well as documentaries. Founder of the TransIndus Foundation (2008) and Fanatika (2010), he has been the head of arts and culture section for the Alliance Française d'Ahmedabad (French Cultural Centre) for as many as 13 years. He has trained with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and Central School of Speech and Drama (CSSD) - University of London through the British Council and holds a Masters in Arts, Design and Communication with Major in Theatre from the CEPT University.

Falguni Vasavada

Body Positivity Champion, Fashionista, Fashion Blogger
Dr. Falguni Vasavada-Oza is a double gold medallist working as a Professor, Marketing Area and the Chairperson of Online Programmes at MICA. Prior to MICA, she has worked with the MBA Department of Saurashtra University and Christ College. Dr. Falguni Vasavada-Oza has researched and published papers on cross cultural communication, content analysis, account planning and portrayals in Advertising. Currently she is working on Advertising and IMC, Account Planning, Social Media Insights, Youth as Consumers, Portrayals in Advertising, Content Analysis of Commercials and Public Relations. She holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in Business Administration and a Ph.D. in Advertising.

Jasmine Gupta

Vice President, Kotak Mahindra Bank
Dr. Jasmine Gupta, a senior banking professional, with 14 years of corporate experience, is Vice President at Kotak Mahindra Bank, Mumbai. A Gold Medalist in MBA Finance and Doctorate in Management from B.K. School of Business Management, Gujarat University, she also excels at Dancing, Fine Arts and Public speaking.

Nayan Parikh

Champion of Material Spiritualism, CEO, Nayan Parikh & Consultants
Mr Parikh, Chief executive of Nayan Parikh & Consultants (NPC) is a commerce and law graduate. He was a university rank holder & a recipient of the National scholarship for higher studies. He obtained an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, one of the top Business Schools in Asia-Pacific region.

Paras Desai

Fourth Generation Family Entrepreneur, Executive Director
Mr. Paras Desai serves as an Executive Director of Gujarat Tea Processors and Packers Limited. Mr. Desai holds Diploma in Management Studies from Ohio State University USA.

Samir Shah

Owner, JBS Group
A strategic thinker with an entrepreneurial knack for spotting opportunities – is one of the prime movers of logistic education & SCM training in India. Has wide-ranging interests and continuously generates a lot of ideas in Logistic & SCM fields. Professional Pay Back:- Want to ensure Supply Chain and Logistics have social adequacy as careers on par with being a doctor, engineer or lawyer etc. In line with this endeavor has set up Supply Chain and Logistics Education centre's at various cities in Gujarat and desires to set up on all India basis to make such education available across the length and breadth of the country. Take keen interest in the Public charities & social causes with both financial & personal contribution. Has women education as a priority area.

Vashishth Thakkar

Radio Jockey at Radio Mirchi, Ahmedabad
RJ manje RamtaJogi, also a Radio Jockey with Radio Mirchi 98.3, Ahmedabad. a liar aka a story teller :P (liars are good story tellers, so if you are one of them, give me high five!) Lover of love. (bas ek sanam chahie) a listener (only if you have tea and a story) An old school guy, who still believes in magic of writing letters(khat), prefers face to face meeting over facetime, a chai lover (chaay humaari maata hai!) & a dog lover.

Vishwaraj Jadeja

Long-Distance Ice Skater
Vishvaraj Jadeja (born 19 July 1998) is an Indian cricketer.[1] He made his Twenty20 debut for Saurashtra in the 2017–18 Zonal T20 League on 8 January 2018.

Organizing team


Ahmedabad, India
  • Deep Vyas
  • Sanjana Parikh
  • Vatsal Raval