Mr. Ankur Warikoo
Co-Founder at Nearbuy.com, Former Board Member at ISB, Former CEO of Groupon
Mr. Ankur Warikoo is an Internet entrepreneur, motivational speaker and angel investor based in India. He is the co-founder of nearbuy.com. He was awarded India's Most Promising Entrepreneur in 2013 by Enterprise Asia. In 2014, Ankur was recognized by Business Today amongst India's Top 25 Executives under the age of 40. He was also a part of the prestigious list of LinkedIn Power Profiles in India in 2018. He also holds a degree of MS Physics from Michigan State University.
Mr. Ashwini Vaishnaw
Member of Parliament, Ex-IAS Officer, Former Deputy Secretary to the PM
An ex-IAS officer, Mr. Ashwini Vaishnaw is a Member of Parliament in the Upper House. During his tenure as a civil servant, he was appointed as deputy secretary in the office of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. After taking an early retirement from civil services, he went on to lead General Electrics Transportation Business and then Siemens Locomotive business.
Mr. Rajesh Tailang
Indian Film Actor
Best known for playing the titular role in the Indo-Canadian film Siddharth (2013) directed by Richie Mehta, Rajesh Tailang is an Indian actor and writer who primarily works in Bollywood. For his brilliant performance in the movie, Rajesh not only won wide acclaim from the audience and the critics but also won the Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Actor. Some of his notable film credits in Bollywood include Phantom, Dev, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Umrika, Mangal Pandey: The Rising, Aiyaary, and Panga. Rajesh believes that an actor's choices determine his path, and he has proved just that having played major supporting roles in Netflix Originals Selection Day and Delhi Crime along with Amazon Prime Original Mirzapur. Besides being an actor and writer, he is a poet as well.
Ms. Koyal Rana
Miss India 2014
Ms. Koyal Rana is an Indian model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Femina Miss India 2014 beauty pageant. She came to light at the age of 15 during MTV Teen Diva. At the age of 21, she represented India in Miss World 2014 that was held in London and ended up to be in the top 10 with the highest score. She was crowned Miss World Asia after the event. In 2012, at the age of 19, she co-founded a Non-Governmental Organisation(NGO), Moksha Foundation. She has been an instrumental part in the promotion of the organization and its activities.
Ms. Licypriya Kangujam
8 year old Indian Climate Activist, Founder of The Child Movement and also the youngest green activist in the World
Ms. Licypriya Kangujam is the World Children Peace Prize Laureate 2019, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Children Award 2019, India Peace Prize 2019 and also amongst the “Top 100 Amazing Children of the World 2020”. She was even praised by United Nations Secretary General Mr. Antonio Guterres for her courage to fight with the global issues. She is also the rising star of Earth Day Network. She is the youngest speaker at United Nations in history of the World. She travelled over 32 countries as a part of her movement.
Ms. Pallavi Bishnoi
Assistant Vice President, Invest India
Ms. Pallavi Bishnoi is the Assistant Vice-President at Invest India, India’s National Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency. In her role at Invest India, she leads Korea Plus – a bilateral initiative between the Government of India and Republic of Korea, set up as a one stop shop desk to promote and facilitate investments from Korea. She has also led facilitation of investments from Germany, Central and Eastern Europe and Turkey. She is a founding member of Russia Plus, a dedicated desk established to promote and facilitate Russian investments into India. One of the youngest leaders at Invest India, Pallavi is a part of the client team that won Invest India the 2018 United Nation Award for excellence in promoting investments in Sustainable Development. Her last roles in corporate world included working at Goldman Sachs’ securities division in Bengaluru and New York, and Deloitte’s audit division in Delhi.