K C Mehra, Chairman, National Board for Quality Promotion
K C Mehra, a veteran corporate executive, is currently the Chair of the National Board of Quality Promotion under the Quality Council of India. KC, as he is popularly known, has held several leadership roles within the Tata Group, including Chairman of Tata Robbins Frazer, Vice Chairman of Forbes Gokak, Joint Managing Director of Tata Steel etc. He has served as Chairman of SKF Bearings and has also been the Honorary Consul General of Sweden in Mumbai.
Rakesh Rewari, Expert – India Inclusive Innovation Fund, Former Deputy Managing Director, SIDBI
Rakesh Rewari is a well-known financial innovation expert and is currently advising the Government of India on its India Inclusive Innovation Fund initiative. Previously as the Deputy Managing Director of SIDBI, he was responsible for business activities relating to credit delivery to the Micro, Small and Medium sectors, on-lending through Micro Finance Institutions, Risk Management, Recovery Management, Corporate Governance, Venture Financing, development of innovative products for MSME sector, etc.
Padu S. Padmanaban, Ex-Program Director, USAID South Asia Regional Energy Initiative
Padu S. Padmanaban has been till recently the Senior Energy Advisor and Program Director of the South Asia Regional Energy Initiative. His career spans 35 years of service as an energy specialist with multilateral, bilateral, and quasi-governmental organizations in Asia and North America. He has specialized in the energy sector,leading environment and energy policy reform programs with host governments in India, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, and the Maldives.
Bharat Wakhlu, Resident Director, Tata Services
Based in New Delhi, Bharat Wakhlu is the resident director of Tata Services, a Tata Sons entity. He was previously President of Tata Incorporated in New York before returning to India. Mr. Wakhlu advises C-suite executives of Tata Group companies, on policy and regulatory compliance, global business opportunities, brand promotion, sustainability and management by ethics.