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HPCL-Mittal Energy Limited (HMEL) is dedicated to energising a brighter tomorrow for millions of Indians with its superior petroleum and petrochemical products. A young and value-driven organisation, HMEL benchmarks itself against the global best to deliver consistent excellence to fuel India’s growth story.
HPCL owns & operates 2 major refineries producing a wide variety of petroleum fuels & specialties, one in Mumbai (West Coast) of 7.5 Million Metric Tonnes Per Annum (MMTPA) capacity and the other in Visakhapatnam, (East Coast) with a capacity of 8.3 MMTPA. HPCL also owns and operates the largest Lube Refinery in the country producing Lube Base Oils of international standards, with a capacity of 428 TMT. This Lube Refinery accounts for over 40% of the India's total Lube Base Oil production. HPCL in collaboration with M/s Mittal Energy Investments Pte. Ltd. is operating a 11.3 MMTPA capacity Refinery at Bathinda with 48.99% equity and also holds an equity of about 16.95% in the 15 MMTPA Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd. (MRPL).
Mysore Sales International Ltd., popularly known as MSIL is a premier Govt. of Karnataka organization involved in marketing of various products and services. Established in the year 1966 as a centralized marketing unit to fulfill the marketing needs of Govt. of Karnataka, MSIL today is a vibrant, multi-product, multi-dimensional marketing organization which is reckoned among best public sector organizations in the country.
The Nettur Technical Training Foundation (NTTF) was founded in 1963. NTTF is the repository of active technical support and knowledge transfer from the Swiss industry and training institutions. The seed was sown 50 years ago - the decision to start tool and die-making courses in Tellicherry. Today, it has grown into a successful productive plant, surpassing even the oddest expectations. The foundation has successfully developed over the years, ensuring technical training that meets the needs of our society.
Dynamatic Technologies Limited designs and builds highly engineered products for Automotive, Aeronautic, Hydraulic and Security applications. With futuristic design, engineering and manufacturing facilities in Europe and India, the company is able to meet customers' exacting requirements on 6 continents.
LEAN. GREEN. CLEAN. Dynamatic Technologies is vertically-integrated, with its own alloy-making and casting capabilities as well as its own captive green energy sources. The company's facilities are designed to support neighbouring communities and the environment.
Karnataka Department of Tourism, Government of Karnataka (Department) established in 1974, is vested with the responsibility to develop and promote Karnataka Tourism. Department is continuously endeavoring to promote Karnataka Tourism by developing new tourism destinations, fostering new tourism projects and by participating in national and international tourism trade fairs, investors’ meet, road shows, theme campaigns, etc. Department is bestowed with the responsibility of drafting and implementing enabling tourism policies to ensure growth and sustainability of tourism in the State. Department promotes Karnataka Tourism both nationally as well as internationally through its sustained promotion campaigns.
There are 4 government undertakings functioning under the Department of Tourism, namely Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation Limited (KSTDC), Jungle Lodges and Resorts Limited (JLR), Karnataka Tourism Infrastructure Limited (KTIL) and Karnataka Exhibition Authority (KEA), Mysore.
Set up in 2008, the Karnataka Skill Development Corporation (KSDC), under the aegis of the Skill Development, Entrepreneurship and Livelihood (SDEL) Department, Government of Karnataka, provides short-term vocational training to more than 60,000 candidates annually under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) and the state’s flagship scheme for skill development - the Chief Minister’s Kaushalya Karnataka Yojane (CMKKY). Through its network of more than 800 accredited training centres spread across the state, KSDC provides skill training in multiple sectors, including automotive, IT&ITeS, logistics, apparel, and electronics, to name a few.
Additionally, KSDC also designs and implements special initiatives for skill development and entrepreneurship across Karnataka. KSDC also supports and monitors implementation of these programmes at the district level through the District Skill Development Offices in each district of Karnataka.
The Karnataka State Highways Improvement Project (KSHIP) is the first major initiative of the Public Works Department (PWD) of Government of Karnataka (GOK) for improvement of roads and highways network of the state with external assistance.
Starting as early as 2001, KSHIP has introduced several international best practices in road sector construction in the state with adoption of comprehensive Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) and Environment and Traffic Safety Management Plans along with effective Construction Supervision and Quality monitoring arrangements.
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is the administrative body responsible for civic amenities and some infrastructural assets of the Greater Bangalore metropolitan area. It is the fourth largest Municipal Corporation in India and is responsible for a population of 8.4 million in an area of 741 km2. Its boundaries have expanded more than 10 times over the last six decades.
Its roles and responsibilities include the "orderly development of the city" — zoning and building regulations, health, hygiene, licensing, trade and education, as well as quality of life issues such as public open space, water bodies, parks and greenery.
Kanti Sweets is one of the few sweet makers to have an ISO 9001-2015 and ISO 22000: 2018 certifications. All our Outlets are certified with ISO 22000:2018(FSMS) & Quality Certification, London after quality assessment Audit. For product innovations and various research and development activities, we take the help of Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) Mysore. Also under the guidance of Ex-CFTRI Scientist an In-House GLP Certified Laboratory has been set up to perform Chemical and Microbiological Tests, Analysis of Raw material, Sweets, Savouries and Bakery Products. It facilitates analysis of the varieties of sweets to maintain quality.
Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation - (BMTC) is a government agency that operates the public transport bus service in Bengaluru, India., Smt. G. Sathyavathi, IAS has served as the Managing Director (MD) of BMTC.
The Karnataka State Warehousing Corporation was established in the year 1957 under the Agricultural produce (Development and Warehousing) Corporations Act 1956, later repealed by the Warehousing Corporations Act 1962.
The Government of Karnataka and the Central Warehousing Corporation are the two Share holders of the Corporation having equity shares on 50 : 50
Located at Bengaluru, Environmental Management and Policy Research Institute (EMPRI) is an autonomous institute under the Department of Forest, Ecology and Environment, Government of Karnataka. Our mandate includes applied and policy research on concurrent environmental issues, environmental impact assessment studies, and livelihoods and capacity building trainings. We host NABL. accredited air, water, and soil laboratory.
Deepening our engagement with the mandate of environmental management and policy development, we launch our 3rd decade of existence in the context of sustainable development goals. Fresh capabilities on impact and carrying capacity assessment for sustainable development, and baseline data and modelling for air pollution and climate change are being augmented. To enhance our quality of research, and realising that the capabilities lie distributed, we are developing new alliances with the organizations of national and international repute. The applied research undertaken at EMPRI feeds into our advocacy, training, and policy development programs.
Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) is a public limited company under the Companies Act formed to build, own and operate Bengaluru‘s Greenfield private sector-owned and operated airport – the Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru. Private promoters hold a 74% stake in BIAL while the government holds the remaining 26%. The airport was constructed through a private-public partnership, a first for airports in India. The Government signed a concession agreement with BIAL in July 2004 paving the way for development of Bangalore’s Greenfield airport. Establishing a legal framework played a critical role in providing a safe and encouraging environment for private promoters. Thereafter, other Greenfield airport contracts in the country were signed on a similar model.
GAIL (India) Limited is India’s leading natural gas company with diversified interests across the natural gas value chain of trading, transmission, LPG production & transmission, LNG re-gasification, petrochemicals, city gas, E&P, etc. It owns and operates a network of around 14,488 km of natural gas pipelines spread across the length and breadth of country. It is also working concurrently on execution of multiple pipeline projects to further enhance the spread. GAIL commands 70% market share in gas transmission and has a Gas trading share of over 50% in India. GAIL and its Subsidiaries / JVs also have a formidable market share in City Gas Distribution . In the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) market, GAIL has significantly large portfolio. GAIL is also expanding its presence in renewable energy like Solar, Wind and Biofuel.
Alliance University is a non-profit private university that was established in the State of Karnataka by act no. 34 of year 2010 under the recognition of University Grants Commission of Ministry of Education (India) (MoE). The university offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes in the academic disciplines of business, engineering, technology, liberal arts, applied mathematics, commerce,law and executive education under the aegis of its flagship constituent colleges Alliance School of Business, Alliance College of Engineering and Design, Alliance School of Law, Alliance Ascent College, Alliance School of Liberal Arts, and the Alliance School of Applied Mathematic.
Hutti Gold Mines Company Limited (HGML), Government of Karnataka Undertaking (Established in 1947 as Hyderabad Gold Mines), has the unique distinction of being the only producer of primary gold in the country. HGML has been active in the exploration, development and exploitation of gold deposits occurring in Karnataka. The Company's Corporate Office is situated in Bangalore and it operates two units-The Hutti Gold unit (HGU), in Raichur district and the Chitradurga Gold Unit (CGU) in Chitradurga district with an operating mine at Ajjanahalli (Tumkur District). HGU is a fully integrated unit with a capacity to produce 5,50,000 tonnes per annum.
Karnataka Vidyuth Karkhane Limited (KAVIKA), a fully owned Government of Karnataka Undertaking, is the successor to the Government Electric Factory. KAVIKA is the First ever manufacturer of Electrical Distribution Transformers in the Country. Established way back in 1933 by the erstwhile Sri. Nalvadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar, Maharaja of Mysore. From the past 8 (Eight) Decades, KAVIKA has stood Pioneer in the Manufacture of Electrical Distribution Transformers. KAVIKA has adopted New Technology, Innovation and Manufacturing Process resulting in Business growth.
Today after eight decades of Successful operations, KAVIKA has emerged as a renowned name of in the manufacture of Electrical Distribution Transformers in the range of 25 kVA to 500 kVA upto 11kV/433V class as well as for custom Built/Special type transformers as per their specific requirements.
Justice M. N. Venkatachaliah
Chairman, Institute of Directors
former Chief Justice of India former Chairman, National Human Rights Commission & National Commission for Constitution of India Reforms
Justice M N Venkatachaliah, National Chairman of Executive Council of Institute of Directors, was a former Chief Justice of India. He was Chairman of the Human Rights Commission. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Science and in Law from the University of Mysore. He commenced general practice of law in the year 1951, and was appointed Permanent Judge of the High Court of Karnataka w.e.f. 6.11.1975 and Judge of the Supreme Court of India w.e.f. 5.10.1987. Subsequently, he was appointed Chief Justice of India w.e.f. 12.2.1993 and retired on 24.10.1994. He was 25th Chief Justice of India .Even after his retirement; he has continued to work on anti-corruption and human rights issues, including support for the launch of the Initiatives of Change Centre for Governance.
Mr. Ovais Sarmad
Deputy Executive Secretary
United Nations Framework
Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Ovais Sarmad joined the United Nations Climate Change secretariat (UNFCCC) on 1 September 2017. He supports the Executive Secretary in managing the UNFCCC secretariat and its staff, advising on a range of issues relating to the strategic operations planning and development of the organization. Previously, he served as Chief of Staff to the Director General at the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Geneva. Mr. Sarmad worked in several management and policy capacities in IOM over a period of 27 years. Prior to the IOM, he worked in the private and public sectors in London, where he qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (GCMA). Mr. Sarmad graduated from Osmania University in Hyderabad, India, as a Bachelor of Commerce.
Dr. Rajneesh Goel, IAS
Additional Chief Secretary
Govt. of Karnataka
Dr. Rajneesh Goel is Indian Administrative Service officer, Karnataka Cadre, from 1986 batch. He is presently Additional Chief Secretary, Home Department, Govt. of Karnataka since 2018. Dr. Goel has worked in various capacities with the Govt. of Karnataka. He was Principal Secretary to Government of Karnataka; Department of Women & Child Development; Principal Secretary, Department of Higher Education; Executive Director & Member Secretary, Karnataka State Higher Education Council; Additional Chief Secretary, Energy Department, Youth Empowerment and Sports Department. He was also Vice Chancellor, University of Agricultural Science in Bangalore. Dr. Goel is a Mechanical Engineer and has done his PhD in Public Administration.
Dr. Shalini Rajneesh, IAS
Addl. Chief Secretary
Planning, Programme Monitoring & Statistics Department
Govt. of Karnataka
Dr. Shalini Rajneesh, IAS is a topper of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) 1989 batch, is a gold medalist in Psychology, MBA from Australia and PhD in Rural Development. Currently, she is the Additional Chief Secretary, Planning, Programme Monitoring and Statics Dept., with the Govt. of Karnataka. Her most momentous experience has been during her stint as Deputy Commissioner, Belgaum District, when she deftly handled the worst floods of the century. She won the 2nd Best Panchayat Raj National Award in 2012. She steered a revolutionary legislation i.e. Karnataka's Guarantee of Services to Citizens Act, 2011 popularly known as "Sakala" Project, which bagged the PRIME MINISTER'S Award for Excellence in Civil Services. She has authored 13 books, covering subjects like Management, Personality Development, Women Empowerment, IAS Coaching etc.
Dr. N. V. Prasad, IAS
Tourism & Transport Department
Govt. of Karnataka
Dr. N. V. Prasad, IAS is an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) Officer of 2004 batch of Karnataka Cadre. Currently, he is serving as Secretary, Transport Department & Tourism Department, Govt. of Karnataka. Prior to this, he was Managing Director, Food & Civil Supplies Corporation, Govt. of Karnataka. Previously, he has also served as Managing Director, Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation. Dr. Prasad has held various prestigious positions in the Karnataka State Govt. as Commissioner-Backward classes, Managing Director-Karnataka Public Land Corporation, Special Commissioner -Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), Deputy Commissioner – Gulbarga District etc. Dr. Prasad is a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S)
Mr. Srikar M. S., IAS
Secretary to the Chief Minister, Karnataka
MD, Karnataka Power Corporation Limited India
Mr. Srikar M. S., IAS is a public policy practitioner for more than two decades, and has worked at the local, state, national and international levels. Previously, he has represented India’s legal and trade in services negotiator at the World Trade Organisation. He has a special interest in international economic law and policy (trade and investment law) and its interface with domestic policy making. He has worked in public policy implementation challenges involving complex issues of development, large technology led projects, international economic law and policy and indirect tax administration. He has done a Master’s in Public Administration (2021) from the Harvard Kennedy School.
Mr. Prabh Das
MD & CEO
HPCL-Mittal Energy Limited (HMEL)
Mr. Prabh Das is the MD & CEO of HPCL-Mittal Energy Limited (HMEL). Prior to joining HMEL, during his 25-plus years’ tenure in the Indian Administrative Services, he worked as the District Magistrate and Collector in Midnapur and Jalpaiguri districts of West Bengal, and later served as the Chief Executive Commissioner of Calcutta Metropolitan Development Authority. He also held very senior administrative positions in the Central Government in the Departments of Ocean Development and Ministry of Commerce, Government of India. During his tenure as ‘Joint Secretary - Refineries Division’ in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India (2003 - 2008) he was instrumental in formulation and implementation of the ‘Auto Fuel Policy’, Strategic Storage and New Initiatives in Oil Diplomacy. He has served on the Boards of Fortune 500 companies like Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited and other oil majors such as Mangalore Refineries and Petrochemicals Ltd, Chennai, Petroleum Corporation Ltd. and Engineers India Ltd. Recently he was awarded the ‘CEO of The Year 2022’ by Energy & Climate Initiatives Society, amongst many others over the course of his close to four decade long career. He is also a member of various prestigious oil industry bodies and institutions; and an alumnus of IIT, Kharagpur, Southern Cross University, Australia and is a Certified Project Director by International Project Management Association.
Dr. Richard Vincent Dsouza, IAS
Karnataka State Warehousing Corporation (KSWC)
Dr. Richard Vincent D'Souza, IAS has been serving as the Managing Director of Karnataka State Warehousing Corporation (KSWC) since two years. Previosuly, he has held multiple leadership positions including Managing Director, Hutti Gold Mines Company Limited; Mission Director, National Health Mission, Department of Health and Family Welfare Services, Govt. of Karnataka (GoK). In a career spanning more than 31 years he has held various positions in the Department of Transport, GOK; Chief Executive Officer, Zilla Panchayath, Raichur; Joint Commissioner (West), BBMP, Bangalore; Deputy Commissioner and District Magistrate, Kodagu District, amongst others. He joined the Department of Transport, GOK back in 1991. Prior to joining, he was an Aeronautical Engineer at the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. Dr. D'Souza graduated from the present National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Mr. K.P. Rudrappaiah
Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Ltd. (KREDL)
Mr. K. P. Rudrappaiah is the Managing Director of Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Ltd. (KREDL), a Nodal Agency of the Government of Karnataka, established in 1996 to identify, promote and develop Renewable Energy projects in the state.
Mr. Manoj Kumar, IFS
Additional Principal Chief
Conservator of Forests Govt. of Karnataka & MD, Jungle Lodges
Mr. Manoj Kumar, IFS is an Indian Forest Services officer from the 1997 batch. Currently, he is the Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests with the Govt. of Karnataka, also Managing Director of Jungle Lodges and Resorts Ltd., under the Tourism Department of the State. He has served for over 22 years as an Indian Forest Service officer right from the capacity of Assistant Conservator of Forests. He has served in the field of Social Forestry, Zoo Management and Administration, Protected Area Management, Forest Protection, Research, Food and Civil Supplies, Forest and Wildlife Protection, Pollution Control Board, etc. He is an M.Sc degree holder in Forest Genetics from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore and a PG Diploma holder in Wildlife Management at Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun.
Mr. Kenneth Wong
Consulate General of Canada
Mr. Kenneth Wong (B.Sc. (Mech. Eng), B.A.(Major: Economics, Minor: Math), LL.B (Common Law) joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 1999 (as it was then called) as a career Foreign Service Officer and Trade Commissioner. Currently, he is responsible for Canada’s trade, investment and science, technology and innovation (STI) engagement with South India, managing a team of Canadian and locally based Trade Commissioners working out of the Consulate General in Bengaluru as well as trade offices in Hyderabad and Chennai. His previous assignments include appointments in Johannesburg, Los Angeles and Beijing where he has managed files varying from the promotion of Canadian exports of agricultural products, cultural industries, engineering services, education and tourism, to the attraction of foreign direct investment to Canada.
Mr. Friedrich Birgelen
Deputy General Consul
Mr. Friedrich Birgelen is the Deputy Consul General for Germany in Bangalore, since July 2021. He is a lawyer by training. After completing both the Bar exams successfully, he began his career as a corporate lawyer for the oil company Shell in Hamburg. In 2015 he joined the foreign services and was posted to Nigeria, with a responsibility for migration matters in West-Africa. In early 2019 he returned to headquarters in Berlin where he worked in human resources, before being posted to Bangalore.
Mr. Akhil Mehrotra
Managing Director & CEO
Pipeline Infrastructure Limited
Mr. Akhil Mehrotra is a business leader with over 30 years of experience spread across Oil & Gas, Power and Telecom industries, with more than 18 years in leadership roles. Over the years, he has managed P&L of business, risk and performance turnaround, spearheaded business growth and strategy development, driven continuous improvement & lean initiatives and coached leaders and employees. Before joining Pipeline Infrastructure Limited in 2019 as CEO, he was associated with companies of repute such as Shell Plc, BG Plc, Gujarat Gas Limited and Reliance Group. He is a BE-Mechanical Engineering graduate, MBA in Finance, and a PhD in Gas markets. Apart from completing a management program from IIM Bangalore, he has in his name a gamut of specialised courses from esteemed global institutions like Harvard Business School, Kellogg’s School of Management and London Business School as well.
Mr. B. V. Sudharshan
Deputy Managing Director
Nettur Technical Training Foundation (NTTF)
Mr. B. V. Sudharshan is a senior professional in Operations Management, Lean Management and Supply Chain Management with over 26 years of sound experience in Automotive, Engineering Industries and Multinational companies. He has previously worked with companies like Bosch, Volvo, Knorr Bremse and Kirloskar Electric both in India and abroad in Germany and USA at various Senior Management positions. He has done his Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from SIT, Tumkur and Master’s Mechanical Engineering from UVCE, Bangalore University.
Dr. Jagmohan Sharma, IFS
Environmental Management & Policy Research Institute
Dr. Jagmohan Sharma, IFS has held various positions in Government of Karnataka and Government of India in Environment, Forest sector and Water Resources sector during the past three decades. Presently, he is the Director General of Environmental Management and Policy Research Institute (EMPRI) in Bengaluru. Dr. Sharma has completed a MSc. in Chemistry from IIT, Kanpur, and a Gold Medalist from Indian Institute of Science for his PhD. He is a winner of ‘Elizabeth Sinclair Irvine Prize’ from Edinburgh University, Scotland, UK.
Mr. Damon DuBord
Chief - Energy
Embassy of the United States of America, New Delhi
Mr. Damon DuBord joined the Economic, Environment, Science, and Technology Section at the Embassy of the United States of America in New Delhi, in August 2022. He most recently served as the Deputy Counselor for Trade and Investment in Embassy Ottawa where he supported the implementation of United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement. Prior to Canada, he served as the Economic Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Mozambique, focusing on energy, trade, and economic growth. He has also served in the Economics Bureau in Washington in the Agriculture Policy Office and the Intellectual Property Enforcement Office. His first tour with the Department of State was in Matamoros, Mexico. Mr. DuBord holds a Masters in Economics from the University of Wyoming and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Minnesota State University Moorhead.
Mr. D. Randeep, IAS
Commissionerate Health & Family Welfare Services
Mr. D Randeep, IAS is a officer of the Indian Administrative Services, Karnataka Cadre of 2006 batch. He is currently serving as the Commissioner, Health & Family Welfare and Ayush Services in the Govt. of Karnataka. Prior to this, he was working as the Special Commissioner (Health & IT), Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). Mr Randeep is credited for doing a commendable job of handling Bengaluru’s garbage problem successfully for the last couple of years and has worked with three BBMP Commissioners.
Ms. D. Roopa, IPS
Karnataka State Handicrafts Development Corporation Ltd. (KSHDC)
Ms. Roopa Divakar Moudgil, IPS popularly known as D. Roopa is an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, presently appointed as the Managing Director, Karnataka State Handicrafts Development Corporation Ltd. (KSHDC). Previously, she has been the Inspector-General of Police, Bengaluru, under the Home Department, Govt. of Karnataka. Previously, in 2013, she became the first lady police officer in India to head the Cyber-Crime Police Division. She is also the first woman IPS officer serving in Karnataka and 30th Superintendent of Police of Karnataka, besides being the first woman officer appointed as the Secretary- Prisons, Civil Defence and Auxiliary Services, in the Home Department with the Government of Karnataka. She graduated from Kuvempu University Karnataka with a gold medal and cleared her UPSC exam with an All-India-rank of 43 (out of 2000) and opted for IPS. Post which she underwent rigorous training at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy in Hyderabad.
Mr. Abhay G. Chebbi
Mr. Abhay Chebbi is the Pro-Chancellor of Alliance University. He has held several key positions, before assuming a leadership role at the University. The most prominent being his responsibility as Director - Admissions. Under his leadership, the university witnessed a steady increase in student intake, both in quality and diversity. During his stint, he also built strong alliances and strategic partnerships with prominent global universities in Germany. With an MBA from the University of Michigan, Mr. Chebbi has mastered the art of sound entrepreneurship coupled with social impact outreach. His efforts to uphold the United Nations's Sustainable Development Goals, witnessed Alliance University being elevated to a founding member status at PACT 2030, an initiative by QS to promote institutional participation in fulfilling the sustainable development goals.
Dr. K. S. Krishna Reddy
Public Works Department
Govt. of Karnataka
Dr. K. S Krishna Reddy is the Secretary - Public Works Department with the Govt. of Karnataka. He also serves on the Board of Karnataka Road Development Corporation Limited (KRDL).
Mr. K. R. Raghunath
Founder & CEO
Mr. K. R. Raghunath is Innovator, Creator and Promoter. He founded KIS Group in 2006 and has developed several first-of-its-kind sustainable clean technologies. Under his leadership KIS GROUP has become most successful and most Awarded Biogas technology provider in Asia. KIS Group is Market Leader with Number 1 position in Biogas Power and BioCNG® projects in India & South East Asia. He is credited with eveloping many innovative biogas technologies such as ZPHB®, BioPOWER® , BioCLEAN®, , BioCNG® for converting all kinds of organic liquid & solid waste to Biogas, Biogas power plants & BioCNG, and ZCT® (Zero Chemical Technology) for waste water treatment. Before starting KIS Group, he had international working experience from 1992 to 2006. Worked in Malaysia, China & India for Global companies Reliance, Colgate & Palmolive, Aditya Birla Group & Herdilla chemicals. He is instrumental in spearheading the Biogas industry in South East Asia.
Mr. D. C. Sekhar
Mr. D. C. Sekhar was a captain of large merchant marine oil tankers in the early part of his career. After a brief stint in Singapore managing technical risks of a large oil tanker company, he studied finance management at Singapore and Executive Management at IIM Bengaluru. He founded AlphaMERS Ltd. and spent the last decade developing and commercialising solutions for many of the current day challenges. Few of the solutions designed by him are - Ocean Wave to Electricity Converter Device, Hydraulic Robots to Clean Petroleum Oil Tanks, Small Wave Powered Boats, Passive silt traps for low cost management of silt movement and Waterjet powered boats for specialised applications.
Mr. V. Ravichander
Global Co-Chief Operating Officer
Dynamatic Technologies Ltd.
Mr. V. Ravichander is the Global Co-Chief Operating Officer for Aerospace Division, Dynamatic Technologies Limited, the largest infrastructure in the Indian private sector, possess stringent regulatory approvals and quality certifications that present significant barriers to entry. It is also the only India company to be Tier I supplier to Airbus, Boeing and Bell Helicopters. He joined Dynamatic in 2016, a pioneer and leader in the Indian private sector for manufacture of high precision airframe structures and aerospace components. He has over 24 years’ experience in Production Operations, Quality Assurance, Lean Manufacturing, Value Engineering, Project Management and driving Continuous Improvement to cross-functional teams across over 10 countries. Prior to joining Dynamatic Technologies Limited, he was working with Underwriters Laboratories (UL), Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. Over the years he has received multiple awards for his achievements and work. He is a Post-Graduate in M.S. (Technological Operations) from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India and holds a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from R. V. College of Engineering, Bangalore, India.
Mr. Safil Sunny
CEO & Founder
Tranzmeo IT Solutions Pvt. Ltd
Mr. Safil Sunny is the CEO & Founder of Tranzmeo IT Solutions Pvt. Ltd., a futuristic, technology-oriented product company, with comprehensive solutions designed to redefine anomaly detection in pipelines with the help of AI, ML & smart IIoT Devices. His previous experience includes Microsoft India, Bridge Global mainly in App Development, Building Architecture, Handling multiple delivery teams, Training, Mentoring Teams, Proposal & Planning Generation, Identifying Risks, Contributing to Process Improvement Principles and Techniques. He has a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Information Technology, Matha College of Technology.
Mr. Akash Gupta
Co-Founder & CEO
Mr. Akash Gupta is the Co-Founder & CEO, Zypp Electric, India’s first dock-less electric scooter sharing app. As the chief evangelist, he is building the leading electric scooter sharing venture from ground-up. His vision for Zypp is to solve micro-mobility in cities in a convenient, affordable and eco-friendly way, thereby building more liveable cities and a sustainable nation. He brings years of executive-level leadership experience in marketing and rapidly scaling tech and tech-assisted businesses at MobiKwik, Snapdeal, Dell and Airtel. He is an avid speaker and has been representing as a thought leader in various Electric Mobility, Startup & Marketing events. After a Bachelors of Engineering in Computer Science, Mr. Gupta went on to pursue MBA from IMT Ghaziabad in 2008.
Dr. Ashwathnarayan C. N.
Hon’ble Minister for Higher Education; IT & BT, Science & Technology;
Skill Development, Entrepreneurship & Livelihood
Govt. of Karnataka
Dr. C. N. Ashwathnarayan entered mainstream politics in 2004, by joining the BJP. He was the Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka and the Minister of Higher Education, Information Technology & Biotechnology and Science & Technology, Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, and Livelihood, with the previous state Government. He was also the Chairman of the State's 'Covid-19 Task Force'. He transformed the 'Dhobi Ghat' in Malleswhwaram, making it the first modernized dhobi ghat, which has now become a 'National Model'.
Under his able leadership, the Department of Higher Education initiated steps to adopt the 'National Education Policy 2020', making it the first Indian State to do so. Also, the first state in the country to have integrated learning management solutions, and distributed tablet PCs among students for effective digital learning.
As the Minister for Information Technology, Biotechnology, and Science & Technology, he has taken several measures to encourage start-ups, Engineering R&D, Biotechnology, and establishing technology hubs. This has enabled Karnataka to lead the States' Start-up Ranking for 2 consecutive years in 2020, and retains its No. 1 position as the 'Most Innovative State'. The State contributes to about 34% of India's $ 60 billion bio-economy.
His Department of Skill Development, Entrepreneurship and Livelihood has launched the 'Skill Connect' and 'Skill Registry' portals with his guidance. Under the 'National Rural Livelihood Mission Scheme', various selfhelp groups have been established and brought under a single platform to encourage women in the State.
Dr. Ashwathnarayan C. N. holds an MBBS degree from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore.
Dr. N. Kalaiselvi
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
Secretary, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research Ministry of Science and Technology
Govt. of India
Dr. N. Kalaiselvi is the first woman Director General of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research's (CSIR) 80-year history, a consortium of 38 research institutes across the country. With 25 years’ experience in the industry, as the Director General of CSIR, she will also hold the charge as Secretary, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), a part of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. Earlier in 2019, she became the first female scientist to lead the Central Electrochemical Research Institute (CSIR-CECRI).
Since 2015, she has committed to implementing e-mobility in India, contributing to the Indian Government’s Mobility Mission Concept Note, started by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). She also played a key role in the compilation of the Technical Report on National Mission for Electric Mobility (NMEM).
She is widely-known for her work in lithium-ion batteries, and electrochemical power systems. In particular, in development of electrode materials, she is currently involved in the development of “practically viable Sodium-ion/Lithium-sulfur batteries and Supercapacitors”.
A recipient of many awards, in 2007, she was awarded the ‘International Scientist of the Year’; during 1999 - 2019, she received multiple awards, fellowships and merits, including ‘Young Scientist Seminar Award’ from CECRI (thrice). In 1999, she was also awarded the ‘Indian National Science Academy (INSA) Visiting Fellowship’. In 2003, she received the ‘Brain Pool Fellowship of Korea’. In 2015, she was a recipient of the Materials Research Society Medal, followed by the C.V. Raman Mahila Vijnana Puraskara in 2019. Dr. Kalaiselvi has published over 125 research papers, and holds six patents. She received her PhD from Annamalai University.
Ms. Leena Nandan, IAS
Ministry of Environment
Forest & Climate Change
Govt. of India
Mrs. Leena Nandan is an IAS officer of 1987 Batch, UP Cadre. Mrs. Nandan is a graduate in English (Hons.) from Patna Women’s College, Patna University and has done her Master’s in Development Management from the Asian Institute of Management, Manila.
Mrs. Nandan has served in various capacities in the State and Central Government as District Magistrate in 4 districts, Managing Director, UP Tourism Corporation, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tourism etc. She was posted in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways as Joint Secretary in 2016 and continued there as Additional Secretary and then Special Secretary upto 2020. Mrs. Nandan assumed charge as Secretary in the Department of Consumer Affairs on 1st May 2020, before taking over as Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change on 1st January 2022.
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