Vice Chairperson, Kinetic Engineering,
Founder & CEO, Kinetic Green Energy & Power Solutions Limited
CEO & Joint MD
Dr. Annurag Batra
Chairman & Editor in Chief
VP, South Asia & Managing Director, India
Managing Director & CEO
CEO, India & South Asia
MD & CEO
Herjit S. Bhalla
Managing Director - India
President India & South Asia
Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director
Digital & New Media Consultant
Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director
Sanjeev Srinivasan is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director at Bharti AXA General Insurance, since December 21, 2016. Sanjeev had joined Bharti AXA General Insurance on August 09, 2016 as the Chief Commercial and Principal Officer.
He is a seasoned insurance industry professional with a stellar track record of over 20 years of experience,spanning both Life and General Insurance, manufacturing and logistics. He previously worked with ICICI Lombard, where he was heading Marketing, Bancassurance and eBusiness in his last assignment. Sanjeev played a pivotal role in developing the direct sales, agency sales, bancassurance and digital channels of ICICI Lombard. He was also responsible for the brand, marketing corporate communication and PR function. He has earlier worked with leading companies including Fullerton India Credit Limited, ING Life Insurance, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, Xerox India Limited and DHL Worldwide.
Sanjeev is a post graduate in management, and graduate in science with statistics as a specialization.
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Ms Vibha Padalkar has been associated with HDFC Life since August 2008. Ms Padalkar qualified as a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales in 1992. She is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Prior to her appointment with our Company, she has worked in varied sectors such as global Business Process Outsourcing, global FMCG and in an international audit firm.
Ms Padalkar was recently honoured the 'CA CFO - Insurance Sector' award by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and by Business Today for the second consecutive year, as being amongst the 'Top 30 most powerful women in business'. She was also conferred the 'CFO-woman of the year' award by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India in 2011 and for "Excellence in Financial Control, Compliance and Corporate Governance" by IMA, India in 2013.
Mr. Suresh Narayanan
Chairman and Managing Director, Nestlé India Limited
Suresh Narayanan has over 35 years of rich and exhaustive experience in the FMCG Industry and has held Senior Management and Top Leadership roles in leading global companies. He is on the Board of Directors of Nestlé India Limited from 1st August, 2015. Mr. Narayanan was Chairman and CEO of Nestlé Philippines prior to joining Nestlé India in 2015 and was appointed Chairman of the Board from October 2015.
Mr. Narayanan was Managing Director of Nestlé Singapore Pte. Ltd., from 2008 to 2010. During his time, the overall business in Singapore witnessed sustained growth amidst the economic downturn. He was awarded the Medal of Commendation by the Government of Singapore in 2010, for excellence in employee relations during this challenging period. He moved to Nestlé Egypt as Chairman and CEO and Head of NEAR, where his initiatives resulted in significant business growth and investments despite the turbulence and volatility faced by the region at this time.
Mr. Narayanan joined Nestlé in 1999 as Executive Vice President for Sales in India, where he spearheaded major structural and strategic changes in Sales and Customer Management and set up the chilled dairy business. He moved to Nestlé Indochina in 2003, as Executive Director for Sales, Marketing and Food-Services, covering the countries of Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam. Two years later in 2005, he returned to Nestlé India as Head of Sales for India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal.
Mr. Narayanan began his career as a Management Trainee with Hindustan Unilever, where he held numerous positions of increasing responsibility in Sales, Marketing and General Management. He has also worked with Colgate Palmolive in India.
Mr. Narayanan holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics and has a Diploma from the IMD (Lausanne) Program for Executive Development. He has participated in the Nestlé Leadership Program of the London Business School. He has been on various Industry Forums including being the Vice Chairman of ECR – Thailand, Member of the Council of Singapore Manufacturers Association (SMa), Co-Chair of the Trade & Industry Committee of American Chamber, Cairo and Member of the Advisory Board of the American University of Cairo (AUC) Business School. He is currently the Chairman of Food Processing Committee of CII.
He has delivered talks at NASSCOM forums, various Corporates, NUS School of Business-Singapore, American University–Cairo, Columbia University, Business Schools in India, Naval War College, Army War College, CII-Young India Forum and Indian Army’s Training Command in Shimla.
Suresh has been honoured at the Forbes India Leadership Awards 2017 as the Best CEO in the Multinational category.
VP, South Asia & Managing Director, India, Glaxo Smith Kline Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Annaswamy Vaidheesh is Vice President, South Asia & Managing Director, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Vaidheesh is a successful senior business leader with over 3 decades of diverse experience in healthcare and FMCG domain. He has a strong track record of leadership development and building leading brands/franchises across various categories and multi-cultural locations in Asia-pacific region. In December 2016, Vaidheesh was recognised as one of the “Most Influential Leaders of Asia” by Economic Times at the Asian Business Leaders Conclave held in Malaysia.
Vaidheesh is a Bachelor of Physics, from Madras University and has done his Master’s Degree in Marketing Management from Bombay University. He is an Honorary Fellow of The Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India and is a certified Process Excellence Black Belt.
Prior to his current role he was Vice President, Corporate Government Affairs, Asia-Pacific for Johnson & Johnson based out of Singapore and a member of Global Leadership team for healthcare advocacy and policy. Before that he was Managing Director of Johnson & Johnson Medical India (JJMI) and Vice president, Asia-Pacific- Diabetes franchise for five years.
Vaidheesh is widely recognised for chairing various initiatives with industry bodies in India and in Asia Pacific Region. Strategic MOU with China Communist Party School, India Health Insurance development and leading Healthcare agenda in APEC summits are noteworthy. He is currently the President of the Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India (OPPI), the Chairman of Healthcare Committee of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and on the Board of UK India Business Council (UKIBC).
Vaidheesh is married and has a daughter.
CEO, India & South Asia, Schindler India & South Asia
Mr. Ashok Ramachandran is the Chief Executive Officer, Schindler India & South Asia wherein he is responsible for the Operations including that of Factory and the R&D facility.
Ashok got his Engineering Degree from University of Madras in Instrumentation & Control and completed his master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne. His journey with Schindler started in Australia in 2006 as a Quality Engineer working on Process Improvement and ISO audits. Later he moved on to become the MD of Schindler Vietnam in 2012 and then MD of Schindler Malaysia and Brunei in 2016.
Ashok is a highly passionate, motivated and result driven professional with varied experience from leading business in mature markets to fast growing developing markets. His achievements include developing and coaching talents, creating and driving strategy, sales management, end to end successful P & L Management and achieving results in varied markets and environments.
MD & CEO, ICICI Lombard General Insurance Co Ltd.
Mr. Bhargav Dasgupta is the Managing Director & CEO, ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Limited, the largest private sector General Insurance Company in India.
Mr. Dasgupta began his career with the erstwhile ICICI Limited in 1992 and he has held key leadership positions in diverse business areas in the ICICI Group including Project Finance and Corporate Banking, E-commerce & Technology Management, International Banking and Life Insurance.
Mr. Bhargav Dasgupta holds a PGDBA from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore and a B.E (Mechanical) degree from Jadhavpur University.
Herjit S. Bhalla
Managing Director - India, Hershey Company
Mr. Herjit S. Bhalla is the Managing Director India at The Hershey Company. He brings extensive experience in building consumer, food and retail brands, and is an accomplished industry leader.
Mr Bhallahas spent more than 18 years in various sales and marketing and management roles at Unilever in India, Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus. In his last position, he served on the Board of Directors with Metro Cash & Carry handling operations for North and East India. Mr. Bhalla has repeatedly demonstrated his unique proficiency in effectively leading teams, turning around and building businesses, driving employee engagementand positively impacting revenue growth.
President India & South Asia, Rolls Royce
Kishore Jayaraman is the President for Rolls-Royce India and South Asia. Based in New Delhi, Kishore looks after all operations and activities of Rolls-Royce in India and South Asia and pursues expanded opportunities for all Rolls-Royce businesses across the region.
Kishore came into Rolls-Royce after 23 years with GE, the last of which was as President & CEO, of GE Energy, South Asia. Kishore has multi-faceted experience in Technology, Project Management, Commercial Operations and Business Leadership. Kishore has spent extensive time in global management responsibilities and during the course has relocated for extensive durations globally.
Born in Chennai, India, Kishore graduated with a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and is an MBA graduate from the Terry College of Business, University of Georgia, Athens.
Kishore is an active member of several boards and committees in the South Asia region and is based in New Delhi, India.
Mr. Rajesh Ramakrishnan
Managing Director, Perfetti Van Melle India
A veteran with more than 24 years of experience in General Management, Sales and Marketing, Rajesh Ramakrishnan is the Managing Director at Perfetti Van Melle India, the country’s leading confectionery player. Rajesh is responsible for the overall operations of the company for India and Nepal.
An accomplished business leader and a seasoned marketing professional, Rajesh has worked across categories like Personal Care, Household Care, Foods & Beverages, Confectionery and Media. Rajesh is well respected for his extensive skills and knowledge across management functions. Under his leadership, Perfetti Van Melle, Bangladesh delivered sustained growth and achieved market leadership in 2016.
Prior to joining Perfetti Van Melle in 2014, he was the Marketing Head at HT Media Limited. He has also held senior positions in diverse corporations includingPepsico, Marico Industries and Reckitt Benckiser.Post his graduation in Engineering from BITS Pilani, Rajesh pursued his masters from XLRI, Jamshedpur.
Rajesh is an award- winning photographer. His work has been featured at Cannes and has also been published in several publications in India and outside. He is also passionate about travelling and has been on expeditions to Everest Base Camp and Kilimanjaro. Rajesh along with his wife and teenage daughter started an initiative- My Daughter is Precious [MDIP] in March 2015 to raise awareness about gender equality and support the education of the girl child.
President - Cisco India & SAARC
Sameer Garde is President of Cisco's India and SAARC theater.
As President, Sameer is responsible for sales, operations, growth initiatives and investments in strategic alliances in the theater. Sameer spearheads Cisco's objective to be a transformational partner to the government across states and cities and provide customers with the right foundation for their digital businesses.
Over a career spanning 27 years, Sameer has led several top performing organizations with an enduring track record across multiple roles and regions. His keen understanding of technology and market opportunities enables him to drive transformation and capture critical market transitions. A proven leader, Sameer has built and managed global and regional businesses in India, Europe, USA and Asia.
Prior to joining Cisco, Sameer worked with and mentored a few emerging technology and B2C/distribution-related start-ups and as an executive coach and business consultant.
Earlier, as the President and MD for Dell India, he consolidated and stabilized the consumer and enterprise business for the company. During his nine-year stint in Dell in various sales and management leadership roles, he was instrumental in making Dell the number one hardware vendor in the country.
Sameer has served as President, South Asia at Philips Healthcare and Country Head for Enterprise Business at Samsung India.
Sameer is a highly respected leader who maintains a commitment to professional development and inclusion and diversity in the workplace.
He holds an engineering degree from IIT Delhi and an MBA from IIM Kolkata. Sameer dabbles in amateur long-distance running and photography, and is a driving-holiday enthusiast.
Digital & New Media Consultant
Sanjay Trehan is currently a Digital & New Media Consultant. With over 30 years’ experience in the super exciting space of new media and advertising across web, video, print and mobile content landscapes and monetisation models, he is now excited about creating disproportionate value for companies.
Before turning a new media consultant, Sanjay was the Business Head-Digital Content & Syndication with HT Digital Streams Ltd. Earlier he was with MSN India (portal and apps) for Microsoft Information and Content Experiences (ICE) Group as its Head & Executive Producer. A seasoned internet professional, Sanjay brings a deep understanding of the converging media ecosystem. Prior to joining Microsoft, Sanjay was the founding CEO of NDTV Convergence Ltd., the digital arm of NDTV. Under Sanjay’s leadership, NDTV Convergence incubated many new initiatives in the Web 2.0 and mobile space including the revamp of NDTV.com and the launch of India’s first full-service WAP portal.
Prior to NDTV, Sanjay was Vice President Broadband and Web 2.0 at Times Internet Ltd., where he rolled out a number of verticals and built Web 2.0 communities. He also took Indiatimes into the online gaming arena. Previous to that, he was the Chief of Internet at Hindustan Times, where he played a key role in turning the website into a profitable business.
An alumnus of St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi, Sanjay is a founding member of Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI). He has also published a book of poems. Sanjay and his wife currently reside in Gurgaon, India with their daughter.
Executive Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals
Shobana Kamineni is the Executive Vice Chairperson of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited and a member of its founding family. Apollo Hospitals is the pioneer of private healthcare in India and is Asia's foremost integrated healthcare conglomerate.
Championing Special Initiatives for over seven years, Shobana had steered the organization's emergence as a proponent of integrated healthcare in India. She heads Apollo Pharmacy, India's largest pharmacy chain with a pan-India network of over 3,250 stores, 23,000 employees; it serves 4,00,000 customers a day. She is a founder and chairperson on the Board of Apollo Munich Health Insurance, acknowledged as India's best specialized Health Insurance company for 6 years, consecutively.
s lead Director in Apollo’s research and innovation activities, and cognizant of the convergence between healthcare, pharmaceutical & biotech industries and the academia, Shobana championed the creation and Incubation of a Biobank – a catalogued library of Ethically consented, anonymised bio-samples. The Biobank was recognized as one of the top 10 ideas in Life Sciences by the Time Magazine for the decade.
Alongside, in keeping with her keen interest to participate in Public Health, Shobana accepted a Board position in FIND (Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics), an international non-profit organization that enables the development and delivery of much-needed diagnostic tests for poverty-related diseases. Since its inception, FIND partnered in the delivery of 21 new diagnostic tools and has active collaborations with more than 200 partners.
Passionate about inculcating a culture of wellness, Shobana had championed the establishment of 'Billion Hearts Beating' - an NGO dedicated to educating fellow Indians about preventing heart disease and staying heart-healthy.
An active member of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Shobana’s appointment as its president in 2017- 18 created history as she was the first ever woman to hold the position since its inception in 1895. Dedicated to ensuring that more women enter the workforce, she has launched the Power of Parity Initiative. In 2018, she was invited by the Indian Ministry of Corporate Affairs to be member of the National Foundation for Corporate Governance (NGFC) Trust.
She is an Independent Director on the Boards of Blue Star Limited and Hero MotoCorp. In addition, Shobana is Vice-Chairperson of the KEI Group, a diversified logistics, leisure & infrastructure business, that she founded with her husband.
Shobana has been a recipient of prestigious national awards for Entrepreneurship and Leadership. The Women Economic Forum conferred upon her the award of ‘Businesswomen of the Decade’ in recognition of her work in healthcare and empowerment of women. She was conferred an Honorary Doctorate Degree of Science by the prestigious Bryant University, USA, in recognition of her life's work in healthcare & pharmaceuticals and her leadership role in business expansion in India.
Chief Executive Officer, India, Standard Chartered Bank
Zarin Daruwala has been the Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank, India since 2016. In a career spanning over 28 years she has worked across all areas of banking ranging from wholesale banking, agri-finance, corporate finance, corporate planning, investment banking and credit
As the CEO, she has been driving transformational change to get the Bank back to sustained growth and profitability; building out a competitive and technologically smart retail banking business; focusing on new income-streams, new segments; greater use of analytics to deliver better customer experience as well as better risk monitoring, and investments for increased process efficiencies.
She was selected as one of the Top 30 most powerful women in Indian business by Business Today seven times and has now entered the coveted “BT Hall of Fame” for being a consistent performer. She was also named the 6th most powerful woman in business by Fortune India in 2018, making her the highest-ranking banker in the overall listing. She has been recognised for “Outstanding Contribution toward Banking and Financial Services” for 2017-18 by Ladies’ wing of IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Zarin features in “Top 100 Most Influential BFSI Leaders” released by the World BFSI Congress and Awards.
A rank holder in Chartered Accountancy, Zarin has also won the President's gold medal, topping the all India Company Secretary exams. She has also been conferred the CA Business Achiever award by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Prior to Standard Chartered, Zarin worked at ICICI Bank, where she spent 26 years of her career, starting out as a management trainee, eventually becoming President and Head of the Wholesale Banking business. She has also served on the Board of Directors of key ICICI group companies, ICICI Lombard General Insurance and ICICI Securities; and was also on the board of JSW Steel for almost eight years.
Zarin is married and has two children.
Mr. Sushobhan Dasgupta
Managing Director, Johnson & Johnson Medical India
Vice President – Orthopedics, Asia Pacific, Johnson & Johnson
Sushobhan Dasgupta is the Managing Director, Johnson & Johnson Medical India (JJMI) & South Asia and Vice President, Orthopaedics, Johnson & Johnson Asia Pacific serving as a member of the Johnson & Johnson Orthopaedics Global Leadership team. A gold medalist in Business Administration from Jadavpur University and a Master of Science degree in Human Physiology from Presidency College, Kolkata, Sushobhan joined Johnson & Johnson in 1992.
Over his 26-year career with J&J, Sushobhan has lived and worked in several developed and emerging markets such as USA, UK, Germany, Singapore and Australia/New Zealand. In his various roles, Mr. Dasgupta has led and delivered accelerated business growth through innovation, continuous talent and organization development. He has always been a strong proponent and advocate of business ethics and compliant business practices.
In his current role, Sushobhan is actively engaged in helping shape the Indian healthcare environment through active participation in leading industry forums. He is the Past President of the Healthcare Federation of India (NATHEALTH), immediate Past Chairman of the FICCI Medical Devices Forum and currently Chair – Finance, Healthcare Sector Skills Council.
In addition, he is also an active member of FICCI’s National Committee on Healthcare, CII’s National Committee on Public Health and CII’s National Committee on MNCs, The American Chamber of Commerce’s (AMCHAM) and ADVAMED Medical Devices Forum. He is a founder member of the newly formed Medical Technology Association of India (MTai).
Sushobhan is the recipient of the honorary fellowship from the Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India (AMASI), a rare recognition to an industry leader. He is also the only recipient of the Award of Appreciation from the Indian Arthroplasty association of IAACON 2017 Kolkata for his contribution over the years in the field of Arthroplasty in India.
He is passionate when it comes to contributing to the community. An advocate of “Operation Smile”, an international children's medical charity, that performs safe, effective cleft lip and cleft palate surgery, and delivers postoperative therapies, he extended his love by cooking for this noble cause and in turn raised money for Operation Smile.
Managing Director & CEO, Berger Paints India Limited
Born and brought up in Jamshedpur, a graduate in Mechanical
Engineering with MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
Started his career with Asian Paints (I) Ltd. and thereafter joined Lab
Garnier, a division of L’Oreal in 1994. Joined Berger Paints in the year
1996 and took over as MD and CEO from 1 st July 2012.
In the period between 2012 & now, Berger India’s market cap has
increased from Rs. 3693 Crores to more than Rs. 29000 Crores, taking
it to the Top 100 most valuable companies in India. Berger Paints
has featured in Forbes India Magazine as India’s Super 50
companies for 3 consecutive years from 2015. He was selected as
one of the 6 Best CEOs under Private Sector category of Forbes India
Leadership Award 2015 & 2016 and one of 100 Top CEOs as per
Business Today, 2016 & 2017.
He is President of Indian Paint Association and a Management
Committee member of the Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry
and Deputy.Chairman of CII.
Sulajja Firodia Motwani
Vice Chairperson, Kinetic Engineering
Founder & CEO, Kinetic Green Energy & Power Solutions Limited
Ms. Sulajja Firodia Motwani is the Founder & CEO of Kinetic Green Energy and Power Solutions
Limited, specialised in Green Mobility through electric and hybrid vehicles. She is also the Vice
Chairperson of Kinetic Engineering Ltd. She is responsible for Kinetic group’s overall business
strategy and development. Kinetic Group’s business interests include Automotive Systems, Green
Energy, Multilevel parking solutions, Elevators & Escalators. Kinetic’s partners include companies like
Hyundai, Ducati Energia, Taigene Electrical, Magna etc. Sulajja plays a key role in steering this
business strategy and in its implementation across group companies.
Sulajja has received numerous awards for her achievements and has been invited to speak at a large
number of forums. Sulajja has been selected by the World Economic Forum as a “Young Global
Leader“. She was featured as a business “Face of the Millennium” by leading magazine India Today;
and was voted among the top 25 business leaders of the next century in a poll of industrialists
conducted by Fortune India. Sulajja has received the Society Young Achiever’s Award for Business,
Young Super Achiever Award by Business Today, and MTV’s style icon award, “India's Most Powerful
Women award” and Top Management Consortium Award of Excellence, among others.
She has been invited to participate in and speak at a large number of industry forums and associations.
Sulajja is a Industry nominee on National Board for Electrical Mobility of India from the Ministry of
Heavy Industries, and heads the Electric Three Wheeler category in SMEV (Society of Manufacturers
of Electric Vehicles). She has been a member of the National Executive Committee of CII, member of
the prestigious Governing Body of CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India) and
Chairperson of FICCI Young Leaders forum and a member of National Steering Committee of FICCI.
She is also on the Board of Advisors of iCreate – International Centre for Entrepreneurship &
Technology, an initiative of Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi. She has been a Director on the
Board of Invest India, a dedicated Investment promotion agency for Govt. of India. Sulajja is also the
Brand Ambassador for Plan International, for their “Save the Girl child” initiative.
Sulajja holds an MBA from the prestigious Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania, USA. She has
also served on the Board of Trustees of the University and was invited on the President’s Committee
for India for several years.
Sulajja worked with BARRA International in their office at Berkeley, California before returning to
India. She is a fitness enthusiast and a marathon runner. Her interests also include adventure sports
such as skiing, scuba , mountain biking and sky diving.
CEO & Joint MD, Welspun India Ltd
Dipali Goenka, CEO & Joint MD, Welspun India Ltd. is one of India’s leading entrepreneurs, known for her dynamic leadership and passion for people. She has steered Welspun India to become one of the world’s largest home textile companies and the biggest supplier to US. She has been responsible for taking the Welspun brand, with its superior quality of bed, bath and area rug products, to homes in India and across the globe. For her exemplary leadership and contribution to the industry and society at large, Ms. Goenka has been ranked as the 16th most powerful businesswoman in Asia by Forbes.
Welspun India’s leadership positions attained globally and in India can be attributed to her customer centric approach to business. She has consistently worked on developing this culture within the organization. By putting the customer as the focal point of the business, she has transformed Welspun into an innovation led company that addresses consumer needs through superior products and services.
Ms. Goenka is known to be a 'CEO with a soul' and a passionate philanthropist, who tirelessly works for inclusive development. Her beliefs have been translated into Welspun’s vision to bring Corporate Social Value to communities via the 3Es of Welspun – Education, Empowerment and Environment & Health.
Ms. Goenka’s fervour for women empowerment has made her the brand ambassador of WEConnect International, a recognized Women Business Certification global body. The body assesses global marketing business for textiles, and has certified Welspun as a “Woman Owned Enterprise”.
With a strong sense of business acumen and industry expertise, she continues to spearhead Welspun India to achieve greater heights.
Dr. Annurag Batra
Chairman & Editor in Chief, BW Businessworld & exchange4media Group
Annurag Batra is a serial entrepreneur, media mogul, a journalist and an eternal optimist rolled into one. He is a B. Tech in Computer Sciences, a degree, which he acquired before joining Management Development Institute MDI Gurgaon (Now its Gurugram), one of India's leading Business School. He is a first generation entrepreneur and after acquiring the iconic business media and magazine brand BW Businessworld. a 35 year strong media brand as well as most respected business publication in the country.
Since taking over BW Businessworld 13 months back Mr. Batra has expanded BW Businessworld into digital, events and BW communities and has taken into its fold www.digitalmarket.asia, a leading website on digital marketing, www.everythingexperiential.com India’s leading experiential marketing website and launch BW Hotelier in partnership with hotelier international. BW Smart Cities an editorial platform in a 360 degree format is to be launched in mid February 2015. Mr. Batra is building the BW Businessworld business aggressively.
Mr. Batra also founded the exchange4media group and he serves as the Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of exchange4media group which includes exchange4media.com – India’s leading media industry website, PITCH – India’s only Advertising, Marketing and Media Magazine, IMPACT – The Marketing Weekly, Franchisee Plus – Business Opportunity Magazine, Realty Plus – India’s leading monthly real estate magazine and samachar4media.com/ – leading media industry website in Hindi.
Mr. Batra is also appointed by Government of India as the Chairman of an industry committee formed to come up with a vocational training framework for the media, communication and entertainment industry. He mentors many budding entrepreneurs and enjoys the process of reverse mentoring as in what he learns from these young entrepreneurs. At BW Businessworld BW Accelerate is an initiative to provide a structured platform to entrepreneurs for mentorship and growth.