Palki Sharma is a news junkie, grammar nazi, technological dinosaur and a mother being raised by her children. She was a literature and design student who entered the world of journalism by a happy accident and never left.
Currently, she’s the Executive Editor of WION, India’s only international news channel. She hosts the 9 pm show Gravitas.
Palki also anchors the channel’s flagship Global Leadership Series that features current and former heads of state through wide-ranging interviews. Palki conceptualized and steers a monthly event called the WION World Order that aims to bring diplomatic conversations out of closed doors and within reach of the layperson.
With the focus largely on international affairs, Palki has reported from the ground on key events and stories like PM Modi’s Israel visit, the Modi-Xi Wuhan Summit, the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka, the UNGA 2019 session, etc.
She has a career spanning 18 years with stints in the ITV Network, CNN-IBN, Doordarshan News and Hindustan Times.
When not reporting stories, she’s found reading them.
Anil Singhvi, Managing Editor, Zee Business
Anil Singhvi, 49, is a commerce graduate with professional qualifications of Chartered Accountancy (1993) and Company Secretary (1993), having over 26 years of diversified experience of working with the leaders in Media, Capital and Financial Services market.
Presently, he is heading Zee Business, a leading Hindi Business Channel as Managing Editor, which is a part of India’s largest media group “Zee Media”. In his short tenure of 18 months, he has helped the channel to scale new heights. His positive attitude, friendly and informal way of communicating, which is easy to understand, unbiased views about the stock market that is supported by the knowledge that he carries with him has helped the channel, ZEE BUSINESS, to come close to becoming the number 1 business channel in India.
With his enriching experience in the capital markets, he worked in business media as Executive Editor at “CNBC Awaaz” for 13 years.
Apart from TV, he also shares his views on various radio channels like BBC London Hindi service, MY FM and Big FM. His articles and chats are featured on popular websites.
Recently, he was awarded as ICON of Business Journalism by IBJA.
He was nominated as BEST HINDI NEWS ANCHOR by ENBA in 2017.
He was awarded as the best business anchor by IBJA in 2017.
He received an award for Outstanding contribution in Business Journalism by Padmashree Mrs Rajshree Birla.
He was elected as Secretary to WICASA during 1992-93. He was awarded President’s Scout Award by the President of India in 1987.
Executive Editor, Special Projects
Prerna Kaul Mishra
Managing Editor- Social Media and Content Services
India Today Group
Prerna Kaul Mishra, Managing Editor- Social Media and Content Services, India Today Group
Prerna Koul Mishra is Managing Editor, Social Media, India Today Group and is also responsible for spearheading Social Media Strategy for all the properties of the Group.
Prior to joining the India Today Group, she worked in the capacity of Deputy Editor, The Economic Times (Online Edition) (2007-2010); Special Correspondent, Business Bureau, The Hindustan Times (2000-2007); Senior Correspondent, The Indian Express (1996-2000); Trainee, Times of India, Mumbai (2009-2010) through Campus Selection.
She also has to her credit the experience of working with The Voice of America, in the South East Asia Bureau, based out of Delhi.
Over a span of 21 years in Journalism, she primarily covered the IT and the Technology beat along with Aviation and Travel as supplementary beats. With The Economic Times, she gained experience in the digital medium and contributed to the print edition on macro polity, policy and the economic issues. She has also contributed regularly to the feature pages of the respective newspapers as a creative writer.
As a journalist, Prerna has covered three editions of the Annual meet of the World Economic Forum at Davos (2005, 2008 and 2010).
She also took a brief stint away from Journalism and worked for three years as Director, NASSCOM, where she was responsible for tracking the industry trends and identifying issues relevant to the technology sector.
Prerna is a Science graduate and holds a post-graduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communication
She has also authored a book Karmik Divas: The Success Story of Eight Indian Businesswomen.
Dr. Bhuvan Lall
Filmmaker and Author
Lall Brothers Entertainment
Chief Growth Officer
Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd
Former Asia – PAC Marketing Head
Lloyd Mathias, Former Asia – PAC Marketing Head, HP
Lloyd Mathias is an angel investor and business strategist. He is an advisor to a number of start-ups in the technology and consumer space.
He has held senior leadership roles in Fortune 500 companies across India & Asia-Pacific in Packaged Consumer Goods, Telecom and Technology.
Till June 2017, Lloyd was the Asia marketing head of HP's Personal Computer business comprising 23 countries including China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, India and South East Asia, based out of Singapore.
In previous corporate roles he was President & Chief Marketing Officer of Tata Docomo, Country Sales Director for Motorola in India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
Lloyd had a 12-year sting with PepsiCo where his last role was Executive VP Marketing and Category Director for PepsiCo’s beverages in India.
Lloyd has been active in industry bodies and has been Chairman of MRUC the publishers of the Indian Readership Survey (IRS); Co-Chairman of the Device Strategy Council of the Worldwide Mobility Development Group, USA; and Asia Board Member of the CMO Council. He was Chairman of Mobile Asia - the world’s largest mobile expo - between 2006-08.
Lloyd is a science graduate from Mumbai’s St. Xavier’s College; has an MBA from Bombay University and did a Senior Executive Program at the London Business School.
He is among India’s best known marketers and has been on Campaign India’s A list for over 10 years, featured among Asia’s best Marketers twice. In 2007 he was named among the world’s top 15 marketers, by Inter national list magazine – a list that celebrates those international marketers behind outstanding cross border campaigns.
He has written op-eds, opinion pieces and been quoted on business and policy issues in publications like The Times of India, Economic Times, Hindustan Times, Mint, Business Standard, Straits Times, Singapore and The New York Times. A selection of these can be found on: https://muckrack.com/lloyd-mathias-1
Sr. Director - Marketing
Satyajit Sen, Sr. Director - Marketing, Samsung India
Kawaljit Singh Bedi
Chief Technology and Product Officer
Kawaljit Singh Bedi, Chief Technology and Product Officer, NDTV Group
Kawaljit Singh Bedi is the Chief Technology and Product Officer of NDTV Group. Kawaljit has been with the NDTV Group for over 20 years and oversees technology, user-experience and p0roduct road-map for all of NDTV's platforms including broadcast and digital.
Kawaljit has won several international awards in the field of innovation including Commonwealth Broadcasting Association award for Innovative engineering and NAB International Broadcasting Excellence award. He and his team have also filed for multiple patents in the fields of digital media and broadcast engineering. He has been trained in digital journalism from the Thomson Foundation in Cardiff, UK.
ZEE MPCG/ ZEE UP UK/ ZEE PHH/ ZEE Salaam
Shazia Ilmi, Spokesperson, BJP
Shazia Ilmi is an Indian politician. She was previously a television journalist and anchor at Star News. She was a spokesperson for the India Against Corruption movement led by Anna Hazare in 2011 and 2012. She led a media campaign for an anti-corruption bill (to institute an ombudsman popularly known as the Jan Lokpal Bill). She was a member of the Aam Aadmi Party's National Executive but left the party in May 2014 and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in January 2015.
Deputy Leader Shiv Sena
Executive Editor, Special Projects
Associate Editor - Special Projects
Sahara Samay News Network
Channel Head & Editor
Nilesh Khare, Channel Head & Editor, Saam TV
Nilesh is the Youngest channel head and editor of
Maharashtra television. He is having 20 years of reach and
diversified journalistic experience in print , Television and
Digital media , he is known for his turnaround story of Saam
In his 20 years stint he worked for Etv ,Zee News , Star
News , ABP News and ABP majha as political and Business
Spl Correspondent .
He done several series for the channels , which are highly
recognized by the viewers and industry. Marathi Big Boss is
one of it , highly inspirational for Marathi community and
He is known for his new format television utility journalism.
Developmental journalism with high television viewership is
motto of his programming and on the same line of
programming format Saam TV team achieved the number
one spot for Saam TV from the last in just 6 months under
his leadership and become profitable channel .
He also got recognition time to time for his Anchoring ,
journalistic skills and concept programming by the NT award
, Acharya Atre Young Editor Award and Varunraj Bhide
political Journalist award .
He is also known as political Cartoonist , he did several
political cartoons for Mid Day , Maharashtra Times , Rediff
etc . He also awarded for his political cartooning by the
Cartoonist combine founded by the Bal Thackrey .
He is currently working as Channel head and Editor of
Saam Tv and Sugran Tv (OTT) owned by Maharashtra’s
leading Sakal Media Group.
S K Shama Sundara
Suvarnanews.com/Asianet Kannada Digital
S K Shama Sundara, Chief Editor
, Suvarnanews.com/Asianet Kannada Digital
S K Shama Sundara comes with over 35 years of experience in print, TV, radio and as faculty member of various journalism institutes. Starting his career in print journalism as a reporter, Sundara was one of the early adopters of digital media, foreseeing its potential and reach. He was the founding editor of Kannada portal Oneindia.com and was part of the organisation for 18 years. He has also served as a faculty member at the Asian College of Journalism, Bengaluru,
Shama Sundara leads Kannada Portal as the Chief – Editor at AsiaNetNews.com
Senior Independent Journalist
Huffington Post / etv Bharat