Member - NHEV Knowledge Group Secretary - CPOs India Founder Co-Chair - ASSOCHAM Railways & Urban Mobility International Council Div
Established Leadership and Expertise of over 35 years in Technology Management, Business Development, Policy Advocacy, New Products Launch, Foreign Alliances, Vertical Leadership, Revenue Maximisation and Market Expansion in Railways, Metros, Automotive, Industrial and Manufacturing Sectors.
National Program Director Ease of Doing Business
Abhijeet Sinha is serving as National Program Director of Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) program and Country Director (India & UAE) at Advance Services for Social & Administrative Reforms (ASSAR) with Adnl. Charge of ‘Project Director’ in National Highways for Electric Vehicles (#NHforEV2020). He is a ‘Technocrat’ turned ‘Policy Entrepreneur’ with his cross-domain consulting in Hybrid Annuity Model(HAM) and conceptualization of energy infrastructure innovations like Annuity Hybrid E-Mobility (AHEM) for NHEV (A prototypical transformative mobility program to convert National Highways and Expressways into E-Highways with Charging Stations and Public Transport fleets under EoDB of ASSAR supported by NITI Aayog, Ministry of Science & Technology and 5 Cabinet Ministers ). He is currently also on the Advisory Board of Steel Users Federation of India and India Think Council. Member- Belgium Luxemburg Business Association, Member- Indo Dutch Chamber of Business & Sciences, Facilitator for ISGF – India Smart Utility Week 2019-20 and has been a well-known corporate consultant for Govt of India’s flagship programs Make In India, Startup India, and Digital India. Abhijeet Sinha Before joining currently Prime Minister of India then CM Gujarat Sri Narendra Modi’s Citizen for Accountable Governance (CAG) campaign during 2014 Parliamentary polls – Abhijeet began his career as a corporate banker, he later stepped in project consulting role of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) involves with his expertise in delivering strategic level policy and ground-level financial solutions for climate and green energy projects. He further served as Program Director at ASSAR in SDG involves across India, Pakistan, Nepal, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives. Extending his services to other international bodies, he worked with projects under UNDP India, UNICEF India, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, CARIAA, IDRC, CRDI, Red Cross – Red Crescent and studies under Universities of Cape Town, Ghana, Nairobi, East Anglia, Namibia funded by Department for International Development UK-AIDs in varied ASSAR projects. He is on the Board of Studies of AMITY University and also a Corporate Counsel – ENACTUS (DCAC & SRCC, Delhi University) Youth Advocate – Swachh Bharat Mission & Digital Bharat. Abhijeet is an ISO Certified Energy Consultant 9001-14001 owning 18 Patents March 2018. Abhijeet is a frequent traveler, Urdu Poet and taken as the no-nonsense keynote speaker at public forums and news channels. On pro-bono he also contributes as Corporate resources for C e n tr e Fo r E n tr e p r e n e u rs h I p Development – NIFTEM (Ministry of Food Processing Industry).
Head Special Projects ( Domestic & International Market ) Network 18
Sudha Sharma is a Post Graduate in Global Business Management from IIM- Calcutta and has work Experience of 15 years across Telecom and Media Industry. She has worked with some Global brands like Vodafone, Aircel & Times Of India. She is currently Heading Special Projects for Domestic and International Markets for Network 18 – Digital Business. She works with Corporate Sector, State, Central and International Govt. She was currently a speaker at ICAI Forum, Dubai on India’s Rural Challenges on GST Reform.. She has represented Network 18 at India – UK Investment Forum and Indian Real Estate Scenario at the Parliament House of London. She has recently been a part of World Bank’s South Asian Countries Dialog on Melting Glaciers of Himalayas at their Headquarters at Washington DC. She has also been part of bilateral trade meetings at UK and UAE. She has worked on various projects from Revival of Benaras Handlooms to Scarcity of Truck Drivers in India to Sustainability to Competitive Federalism in India.
Member of NHEV Working Group Managing Partner of Accures Legal
Vedant Pujari is a business lawyer and managing partner of Accures Legal – an Intellectual Property and corporate practice. He has behind him a dynamic professional experience spanning over 16 years in working with a wide range of businesses, Indian and overseas. He belongs to a breed of legal practitioners who fuse technology with law, thus, consistently breaking the status quo by revamping the traditional ways in which legal services are rendered in India. His motto has always been – “advice from a lawyer must foster his client’s business(es) and not just be focused on compliance”. In the past few years, Vedant’s focus has been on advising clients on their IP and commercial transactions.
He was a part of the team appointed by the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemical and Fertilizers to assess the impact of the creation of IPR facilitation center at Hyderabad. He is an empanelled legal consultant for Electroprenure Park – a collaboration between STPI, University of Delhi, and Indian Electronics and Semiconductors Association (IESA) and on the Board of a public listed company called Precision Camshafts Ltd. as an Independent Director. In February 2019, Vedant was awarded by the Hon’ble Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Mr. Suresh Prabhu for his contribution to Strengthening Start-up Ecosystem in India.
Vedant is an avid reader and loves to pen down his thoughts on various topics of his interest. He has played pivotal roles in different organizations and headed a variety of teams comprising lawyers, paralegals, information analysts, information scientists, and marketing and sales professionals. Vedant has trotted the globe as a speaker in several conferences and seminars of international repute and has conducted many training programs in association with eminent industry organizations.
Member NHEV Working Group Co-founder - Zeamly Ltd
He is a member in the ‘Working Group’ of National Highway for Electric Vehicle (NHEV) an Ease of Doing Business pilot in E-mobility to upgrade regular highways into E-Highways. Kalle Toiskallio has over 25 years of experience in versatile, academic and practical mobility development projects, especially in parking information. Co-founder and the chair of the board of start-ups to solve urban carbon footprint and air quality issues of cities and companies. Possess Doctor of social science (sociology) from the University of Helsinki. He has a very long history in strategical consulting in the planning of traffic and constructed environment, especially car parking, but also defining, testing and certificating competencies of municipal engineering. Furthermore, has familiarity with R&D&I of smart cities.
Founder Innov8 Coworking
Dr Ritesh Malik is an Indian doctor, entrepreneur and investor. He is honored to be in FORBES 30 under 30 Finance and Venture Capital List- ASIA of 2016. He’s also the CEO of a Y Combinator company, Innov8.Work. Ritesh runs a virtual Startup Accelerator in India, currently investing in and mentoring 20+ startups across various industries. He was the first investor & mentor of FIN ROBOTICS, which became the first Indian hardware product company to raise a Series a venture funding. In 2015 Ritesh plans to launch his latest funding venture, ‘Project Guerrilla’, his vision for a premiere India based accelerator & incubation centre. He is on a mission to make India the next BIG entrepreneurial hub of the world. His journey till now has been very exciting. Since March 2013, after finishing MBBS, he cofounded a technology company (Adstuck) that sold off its flagship product (ALIVE APP) to the Times of India. He is leading an angel fund, Guerrilla Ventures that has invested in over 20 companies mostly in the hardware space e.g. Fin, Sectorqube, Exploride, WooStays, Comet Core, Flip Technologies, Wigzo, Mashinga etc.
Manager Spain Business Group Coinmen Consultants LLP
Leading the Spain Business Group at Coinmen Consultants, Berta has experience of successfully developing businesses in multiple countries thorough research and analysis, stakeholder management and core engineering skills. She has worked with several Infrastructure companies and consequently significant expertise and network in the sector. Having lived in India since 2013, she confided in the Indian market and works towards assisting companies to do business in India. Her focus areas are strategy and business consulting for Spanish companies who are planning to enter India or are operating in India.
Marketing Head Coinmen Consultants LLP
Shoan, the Marketing Head at Coinmen Consultants brings to the table an experience of over 12 years in building brands and businesses, including his own creative agency and a family enterprise. Leveraging his design thinking approach, business acumen, entrepreneurial experience, and formal business education from the Indian School of Business, he helps companies from across sectors, build brands and go-to-market strategies. Tapping into consumer behaviour patterns as well as sectoral opportunities, he assists companies to develop strategies that align with their short as well as long term goals.
Founder Something Creative
Leher Sethi adviser of Delhi Literature Festival founder of Something Creative. Leher is also a renowned social activist, she is associated with various NGOs and is a secretary Indian Council For Human Relations and ICUNR (Indian Council for UN Relations). She is also a secretary of the Indo-Indonesia Friendship Society and the Indo-Vietnam Friendship Society. She was identified as one of the 20 women as a ‘Leader of tomorrow’ by the The New York Times as it brought the Women in the World Summit to India for the first time in 2015. She has been recently appointed the Director of the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana for the Villages Budhan Pur Majra & Salah Pur Majra, collectively known as Majra Dabbas in Bawana Vidhan Sabha under the Member of Parliament – North West Delhi and has been working on the developing the village. She was just awarded the National Changemakers Award dedicated to Swami Vivekananda.
President Sankalp For Khadi Co founder My India Foundation
Founder President “Sankalp For Khadi “ and Co founder of My India Foundation which is registered under Trust Act. She is an empaneled in Ministry of textile and working on grassroots level with thousands of artisan, weavers and craftsmen. She is a Social reformer and Academician in the field of textile industry She is committed to marrying the compassion of the non profit world with the effectiveness and efficiency of business. She propagates Khadi movement amongst youth and to make a difference in our society of educating them about the importance of Khadi that it is not only a symbol of nationalism, equality and self reliance but it is also the pride of India
CEO & Founder Jan ki Baat
Sr. Journalists DD NEWS
Lee Strasberg Film and Theatre Institute Los Angeles
In a journey of 6 years in the world of filmmaking i have learnt that more than any of worldly experiences, the true source of creativity lies deep inside us. I serve to give words to the thoughts. “Art becomes sacred when an artist discovers the dimensions beyond senses.”
Delhi School of Photography
I had fallen in love with camera 5 years back, my way of exploring and solving the equations of nature. I believe that the secret to skies lies in holding strongly to your roots. My work is to give a living world to imagination. “It’s not about depth of field, its about depth of feel.”
Founding Partner Coinmen Consultants LLP
As a Founding Partner of Coinmen Consultants, Nitin leverages an experience of nearly two decades to reposition India’s brand image for foreign investors. A business and tax expert, he strives to help multi-national companies do business in India through prudent and optimal financial strategies. He believes in creating an inclusive ecosystem that not only benefits all its stakeholders but also is built for the future. A disruptor of the otherwise traditional financial services industry, Nitin is always one step ahead in the game and ensures that this practice benefits all the companies he works with; and his continual pursuit of excellence of everything else is a way of life for him.
CEO Caonweb Private Ltd
Member at Working Group - Agriculture Sector in Ease of Doing Business
Dr. NagaLaxmi M. Raman is Member at Working Group – Agriculture Sector in Ease of Doing Business Division of Advance Services for Social and Administrative Reforms (ASSAR). She specializes in Public Administration, International Studies, Public Policy Analysis, Human Resource Management, E-Governance, Decentralization-Local Governance and application of Post Harvest Technologies & Cold Chain Management. She has published a Book, 19 research papers, 2 training manuals and delivered 7 platform presentations at National and International level. Expertise in executing eight National and International projects which includes designing, execution of training programs, and preparation of training manuals/materials.
AVP Corporate & Govt Communication Ease of Doing Business Program
Swati Sharma is a journalist and a communications specialist with over a decade of professional experience based in New Delhi, India. Swati has served Indian media organizations and foreign missions like German and American embassy in Delhi. She has traveled around the world and worked with organizations like NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and CERN in her position as a Corporate Communications specialist. She strategies web content while pursuing her passion for documentary film-making and learning foreign languages. She has Bachelors’s and Masters’s degree in English literature and PG diplomas in Journalism and International Law and Diplomacy. She is an avid reader, adventure traveler, inspirational speaker, and poet.
Philanthropist & Industrialist, Head Corporate & Govt. Relation ASSAR
EX SVP - Execution and Delivery Ease of Doing Business Program
Director APlus Integrated Business Services Pvt Ltd
Rajeev Kumar is Delhi University Graduate and Masters in Mass Communication. A business communication specialist with ringside view of the corporate, Steel and Power & Energy sectors for business networking, alliances and consulting. Designing & organizing special events, brand activation & promotions, product launches for almost 17 years and creating new B2B & B2C initiatives at the national & international level for Steel sector. Advising and guiding clients from a wide gamut of industries including large corporate, trade bodies and privately owned SME’s for internal & external business communication solution.
Research Advisor Sustainable Business Ventures
I am a Computer Science Engineer with a Master’s degree in Enterprise from the University of Manchester. My expertise is building businesses and adding value to help them flourish. I am a researcher exploring multifarious steps towards sustainable and exponential growth of our societies and systems.
I believe being the superior species, it is our responsibility to build a society that is most importantly ‘Humane’. My aim is to promote knowledge, as it is the sole way to liberate us from dogmatic beliefs and help us build better societies.