Principal Adviser & Director General of Development Monitoring & Evaluation Office, NITI Aayog, Govt of India
Mr. Anil Srivastava, an IAS officer of 1985 batch of Madhya Pradesh cadre, has over three decades of working experience with Government in India. He has held various senior level positions of responsibility in Indian Administrative Service including that of Principal Adviser & Director General of Development Monitoring & Evaluation Office at NITI Aayog, Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Chairman & Managing Director, Pawan Hans Ltd. He has held the positions of Secretary in various departments of State Government including Finance, Revenue, New & Renewable Energy, Commerce & Industries etc. He has also served on the Boards of Optel Telecommunications, Hotline Glass, Fujitsu Optel Ltd., National Information Technologies, Air India, Airports Authority of India etc.
He represented India and led Indian Delegations to various international conferences while working in Madhya Pradesh state and at Centre. He has been recognized as a prolific thought leader on e-vehicles and mobility/transportation related issues in various national and international events and was a distinguished speaker at WRI, World Bank Group event at World Bank Headquarters on Transforming Transportation. He has been a part of several international collaborations to foster cooperation between India and other countries such as China, France and Japan on spearheading electric mobility. He was part of the NITI Aayog delegation to 3rd NITI-DRC Dialogue on World Economic Prospects & China-India Economic Cooperation in December, 2017. He led Industry delegation from India to China EV 100 Forum, in January, 2019. He has consistently driven the agenda for Indian leadership in the global mobility spectrum.
Under his leadership, the first ever National Summit on mobility was conducted successfully with large and active participation from global leadership representing industry, think tanks, practitioners and governments. The Summit was inaugurated by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India. He has spearheaded the development of a robust policy paradigm to promote clean, shared and connected mobility in the country.
Mr. Anil Srivastava had his education at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and Maxwell School of Public Policy & Citizenship, Syracuse University, USA. He is a Fellow of the Computer Society of India and his e-governance initiatives have won him awards.
Dr. Arunkumar Sampath
Chief Engineer – Electric Vehicles and Head – Innovation & Global EV Technology Centre, Mahindra Electric
Dr. Arunkumar M. Sampath is currently with Mahindra Electric as their Chief Engineer for Electric Vehicles and Head Innovation and Global EV Technology Centre. Previously, he held the position of Director, UI/UX Development, Supplier Interface & Operations at Automobili Pininfarina GmbH, Munich Germany – a 100% EV Startup from Mahindra. Dr. Arun has 23+ years of experience in the gamut of automotive and aerospace/defense fields including NVH, Automotive Electronics, Vehicle Engineering, HEV/EV, Autonomous and Connected Technologies, Project Management and Processes. obtained his M.B.A. with distinction from Lawrence Tech University, Southfield, Michigan, USA in 2008, Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park, USA in 1997, M.S. from Villanova University, Pennsylvania, USA in 1993, and B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras in the year 1991.
Aswin Kumar P
Program Manager - South Asia and Middle East - Automotive and Transportation, Frost & Sullivan
Aswin Kumar leads the Passenger Vehicles and Two Wheelers team at Frost & Sullivan, brings with him over 12 years of automotive consulting expertise, with particular expertise covering – Electric Mobility, Connected Vehicles, Competitive intelligence and bench marking. Aswin is a recognized thought leader on urban mobility, smart mobility and worked with leading OEMs, tier 1 suppliers and other key stakeholders to identify and quantify the growth potential in these segments.
Chief Operating Officer-Leasing, Avis IndiaView Bio
Avinash Gupte is Chief Operating Officer – Lease for AVIS India, responsible for developing and implementing growth strategies specially in the mobility solutions space in these disruptive times. In 2017, APAC CIO Outlook recognised Avis Lease as 10 most promising Fleet Management Solutions providers.
Customer service coupled with his passion for cars are the building blocks in his career. Initial days at Maruti Suzuki gave insights from manufacturing to after sales service and contributed significantly to up the delivery standards of its dealer network specially on customer satisfaction levels and simultaneously enhanced revenue for the dealers. Thereafter, opportunity in the Car Leasing and Fleet Management area took him to build Lease Plan in Mumbai which then led to build ALD Automotive practically from ground up.
His areas of professional interests are to constantly innovate, conceptualize and implement new products and initiatives for long term sustainable growth in the ever changing disruptive environment. A Mechanical Engineer from IIT Bombay, followed by MBA in Marketing from Fore School of Management, Delhi. His passion for cars saw him don the role of Scrutineer in the Himalayan Rally 1990, an accomplished basket ball & Table Tennis player, loves music, theater, traveling and adventure sports.
Deepangshu Dev Sarmah
Editor-in-Chief, Auto, Tech Review
Deepangshu Dev Sarmah is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Auto Tech Review and Head of Professional Publishing at Springer Nature India.
A journalist with 18 years of professional experience, Deepangshu joined Springer India in January 2011 to conceive and launch a new automotive magazine in India. Auto Tech Review was thus born as India’s first and by far, the only automotive technology magazine in the country. The magazine today is the country’s most comprehensive automotive B2B portfolio across print, digital and niche technology conferences.
Currently, he is spearheading a project within the company to build a comprehensive driver training programme in sync with the Central Government’s mission of bringing down traffic-related deaths by half. Deepangshu has done plays and anchored shows for All India Radio and Doordarshan in the past, and has also lent his voice to radio & TV commercials. A keen political observer, he is an avid reader, a sports fanatic and an experimental chef, and someday wishes to pursue his dream of being a nursery school teacher. He is married with a seven-year-old daughter.
Gautam Hari Singhania
Chairman & Managing Director, Raymond
Gautam Hari Singhania is the Chairman & Managing Director of Raymond Limited, a billion dollar group. With over 17 years at the helm of Raymond group, he has successfully steered the iconic Raymond Group to newer levels of success. With a focus of transforming Raymond into an international business group Singhania has embarked on a journey to create a new age organization that is geared to outpace competitors to ensure enhanced value creation for all concerned stakeholders.
Gautam Singhania has been instrumental for the group’s aggressive foray into the ready to wear apparel segment, to provide complete wardrobe solutions for the discerning Indian male today and now into real estate. A harbinger of change, Mr. Singhania has been pivotal for the launch of KamaSutra condoms way back in 1991 that is still amongst the leading players in the Sexual Wellness space. The astute leadership of Mr Singhania also saw the rise of Raymond’s B2B Businesses such as Denim and Garmenting that has some of the most eminent brand names globally as its customers.
He has been conferred with the Maha Udyog Shri award by the Government of Maharashtra for Industrial Excellence.
Apart from business, Gautam Hari Singhania deftly shifts gears in racing super cars. A pioneering enthusiast in Indian motorsport, he was recently elected as India’s representative of the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) World Motor Sports Council (WMSC) and will represent the FMSCI (Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India) as its Titular.
Gautam Hari Singhania is India’s only drifting champion in the country.
Founder, Digital Matters
Jaspreet is the Founder of Digital Matters, an advisory firm in the areas of Digital Transformation, Blockchain and the Future of Work. Until recently, Jaspreet was the Senior Vice President- Digital Transformation, of the $20bn Mahindra Group of Companies. He is a Digital Advisor to Mahindra Group, Adjunct Advisor to IDC, and the Emerging Technologies Advisor to Internet and Mobile Association of India. He sits on the Advisory Board of AI firm Findability Sciences and a few other companies in the technology space.
His digital transformation experience spans across Agritech, Real Estate, Next-gen Social Networks, Hospitality, Auto and Financial Services. Jaspreet is also a thought-leader in the Blockchain space in India, and he has built Proof of Concepts and products based on this technology. He is on the Advisory Board of Blockchained India, India’s largest Blockchain community, has invested in few Blockchain start-ups, and mentors the Blockchain Group for IAMAI. He has also delivered a platform-leading talk on Block Chain at TEDx.
Karan is the Co-Founder of Revv, India’s fastest growing car sharing and subscriptions platform. Given the ever increasing mobility requirements, and the fact that only 2% of Indian’s own cars, Revv aims to provide convenient and affordable mobility solutions, through innovative product offerings. Revv started in July 2015, and is currently operational in 19 cities across India, with a fleet of ~2,500 cars. Prior to starting Revv, Karan worked at McKinsey & Company for about 8 years, in the Delhi and Sydney offices. In his free time, Karan loves reading and traveling.
Vice President - Mobility, South Asia, Frost & Sullivan
Kaushik Madhavan heads the Automotive and Transportation Practice (A&T) for the MENASA region. He has over 15 years of experience in the automotive industry, especially in strategic consulting and market research, His expertise lies in competitive intelligence and benchmarking, new market entry and diversification strategies, new business model analysis and evaluation and end consumer analysis of automotive technologies. Kaushik has an in-depth understanding of the growing passenger and commercial vehicle business sectors and on the growing aftermarket opportunities for OEMs in India and the Middle East. He has worked with a cross-functional team in charting out the passenger vehicle product / technology roadmap for Nissan and Datsun in India. He is a Master of Science in Automotive Systems Engineering from RWTH Aachen, Germany.
Convener, Centre for Auto Policy & Research
Mr. KK Gandhi is currently the Convener at Centre for Auto Policy & Research. He is also an Executive Advisor at TVS Motors and a Director at Lumax Automotive Systems, Avan Motors and Strategic CSR Alliance. He is an automotive and fuel expert with over 5 decades of experience. Previously, he was working with SIAM as Executive Director (Technical) wherein his responsibilities included, liaising with Government, testing agencies and Member Companies on all technical issues related to Emissions, Safety, Alternative fuel vehicles standards and regulations. He represented the Indian Auto Industry both in National and International forums, like CMVR-TSC, SCOE, AISC, BIS, UN WP 29, OICA, IMMA, JASIC, etc.
He was also the Scientist in Directors scale and Area Leader, Alternate fuels & Emissions and Industrial & Domestic Combustion at the Indian Institute of Petroleum. He is also a much sought after speaker and thought leader having chaired, presented papers and participated in panel discussions in more than 100 National & International Conferences & Seminars.
Managing Partner, advantEdge Founders
Kunal leads the investment initiatives as well as operations at advantEdge Founders- India’s leading seed stage technology fund focusing on consumers and mobility. Kunal has been actively mentoring and investing in startups in his individual capacity as well. He is passionate about partnering with companies across the digital spectrum including mobile commerce, digital media and other technology fields. Kunal is a Director on the Boards of Rapido and Smartivity and an Observer on the Boards of Scoopwoop and Chalo. Kunal is a Charter Member of TiE.
Kunal is a serial entrepreneur and an investor with over 24 years of global experience in varied corporate and entrepreneurial roles. He co-founded Carnation Auto – India’s first and largest independent Multi-Brand Auto Solutions company resulting in an exit to the Mahindra Group.
Kunal has global experience of working in companies such as Aptuit, InfoPro Solutions, Vodafone and Razorfish. He previously cofounded SimplyLook.com in Silicon Valley and also led the investment for a US based PE firm into Laurus Labs which is a BSE listed entity.
Kunal has a Bachelors degree in Economics (Honors) from Delhi University, an MBA from FSM, New Delhi and an MS from Kellogg and Medill School, Northwestern University.
CEO, Kreisel Electric GmbH & Co KG
Markus, the 2nd of the three Kreisel brothers, was always inspired by the idea of making road mobility more efficient and environmentally friendly. Creating regional value and reducing the carbon footprint to protect the environment has always been of paramount importance to him. His daily journey through an untouched natural landscape soon led to ambitions to keep the emissions as low as possible, without sacrificing driving pleasure. Markus Kreisel is CEO of Kreisel Electric GmbH & Co KG since 2014 with his brothers Johann and Philipp. He is responsible for sales, finance, marketing and public relations at Kreisel.
As a solution provider Kreisel offers comprehensive solutions for the energy revolution. Kreisel is known for their development of the most-efficient battery storage packs for e-mobility as well as stationary storage systems. Frost & Sullivan awarded the company the world’s best battery technology in July 2017. Kreisel Electric has been awarded among others with the first Austrian World Summit Innovation Award and Klimaschutzpreis.
Nabeel A Khan
Nabeel A Khan is an ace journalist and industry expert with an excellent understanding of business and economy. He is an avid student of automobile product strategy, future global trends in the automobile space. In his more than decade-long career as a journalist, he has covered Indian politics, RTI, IT, and other issues of human interest. He dedicates his last eight years of career in the automotive industry covering various aspects and stakeholders.
As an auto industry journalist, he has frequently traveled to most of the global automotive hubs and also interviewed the top global leaders in the sector. His in-depth articles and analysis have mirrored the future market trends and also unearthed various missed out important factors of the industry. Nabeel is also regularly invited to speak at business and technology forums. In the past, Nabeel has worked with top rung media houses like Network 18, IANS. In 2013, he joined Times Group and launched ETAuto.
Head, Business Development, Uber India and South Asia
Nandini Maheshwari is the Head of business development for Uber India and South Asia. She has built key strategic partnerships, spanning both private and public sector to unlock growth in a market of global strategic important for Uber. Her mandate covers our rides business, new mobility initiatives, payments-related partnerships, capturing new green spaces and other strategic relationships.
Prior to Uber, she was an investment banker at JPMorgan in New York advising clients on M&A and IPO – executed multi-billion transactions for Verizon, Visa and Blackberry, amongst others. With over a decade of experience across US, Europe and India, she has been a key advisor to clients in technology, media and telecom sector.
She holds a Bachelors in Technology from IIT Bombay and an MBA with Honors from University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She co-heads Women of Uber employee group across APAC. She enjoys reading, travel, painting and theater. She lives with her husband and daughter in Gurgaon
Chairman, Automotive Skill Development Council India
Mr. Nikunj Sanghi is an industry veteran and has been vocal on the issues related to the automobile industry. He is a strong business development professional skilled in Negotiation, Business Planning, Operations Management, Sales, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM). He is an experienced owner with a demonstrated history of working in the automotive industry and is among the top 10 dealers of Mahindra & Mahindra with 5-3S showrooms and one 3S facility of Hero Moto Corp in Rajasthan. He was also the past president of Federation of Automobile Dealers Association (FADA). Mr. Sanghi is an eminent individual and is trustee of the Jaipur Calagary Eye Hospital and Rajasthan Swasthya Yoga Parishad and the Vice President of SML Blood Bank Charitable Trust. In addition, he is also a part of various organizations. He is a patron of Alwar Tractor and Automobile Dealers Association and Authorised Motor Vehicle Dealers Association Rajasthan as well as a member of Industrial Advisory Committee Govt. of Rajasthan, Bhartiya Skill Development University Jaipur and a council member of Alwar Chapter, Institute of Company Secretaries of India.
He has been bestowed with several awards like Rajasthan Govt. Citation for Contribution to Beautification of Alwar City, Best Service Dealer for Honda Parts Products Ltd., Role of Honour for Best Human Resources Policies amongst Mahindra Dealership and a few more. Mr. Sanghi is an Honours Graduate in Business Management from University of Rajasthan and has also done L.L.B. from University of Delhi. He has studied Corporate Law and holds a degree of ACS from The Institute of Company Secretaries of India.
Managing Director, HELLA India Lighting Ltd.
One of the Youngest Professional CEO, A Social Entrepreneur, Ramashankar Pandey is the Managing Director of Hella India Lighting Ltd. Since year 2010, a Great Place to Work Certified Company and the most Innovative enterprise as awarded by CII in 2017 in Mid-Size Manufacturing Category.
Winner of Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award for 2016 in the Promising Category, he is an alumnus of NIT Calicut, ICFAI Hyderabad and IIM Bangalore. He also completed AIMA’s flagship Global Advance Management Program at University of California, Berkeley at Silicon Valley. He is the chairman of Aftermarket committee at ACMA. He is GC member at TIE Chandigarh & EG member at ASDC Road Transport Committee. He is Jury member of AIMA’s (All India Management Association) National Competition for Young Managers-2016.
He is very passionate and actively engaged to fight the menace of alarming Road Deaths on Indian Roads by steering various road safety awareness campaigns as president-CWC of “Drive Smart, Drive Safe” organisation. In this capacity he is known more as a social activist, a Road Safety Warrior than a Professional CEO. His contribution towards Skill India initiative, as co-founder of “Prayaas Bangalore” since his BOSCH days in 1998, has benefited 100’s of underprivileged youths get jobs and livelihood they deserve, currently 3 Skill centres are run by Prayaas in association with Smart Village Project in Andhra.
Vice President & India Country Manager, NXP India
Sanjay Gupta is the Vice President and India Country Manager at NXP India and leads the organization’s business in India while ensuring local compliance with both, government and corporate programs & policies. He is also responsible for Noida, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Pune sites that represents all NXP product groups.
Additionally, Sanjay is the Automotive Business Unit lead for NXP India and Chairs the Innovation board across global organizational units. He is also a member of IESA Executive Council. Sanjay started his professional journey with Motorola in 1996. He holds multiple U.S. patents and numerous technical publications Sanjay is a graduate from Delhi College of Engineering, and he holds an MBA from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.
Senior General Manager & Head - Digital & Mobility Solutions, Mahindra Electric Mobility Ltd
Santhosh is a Global business leader with 20+ years of experience. He is responsible for driving ‘Digital Transformation’ and building digital capabilities across various business sectors within Mahindra. His primary focus areas include strategy development and implementation around IoT, Analytics and eCommerce. He has driven several initiatives for Auto, Manufacturing, Agri/Farming, Logistics, Smart City, Solar sectors, etc.
In his current role, Santhosh heads the ‘mobility’ business for Mahindra Electric and has been instrumental in creating a new business models around shared mobility services for electric vehicles. Prior to joining Mahindra, Santhosh was leading the IoT/Analytics Solutions business at Cisco for APJ. He has worked in the Silicon Valley for over 12 years and holds an MBA from UC Berkeley – Haas School of Business, California.
Managing Partner, Frost & Sullivan
Sarwant Singh is Managing Partner and Regional Leader for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region at Frost & Sullivan. In addition to these roles, he is also the company’s Global Head of the Mobility, Aerospace, Defence & Security Practice. He is also the leader and founder of a think tank group within the organisation that works on future Mega Trends. Sarwant consults to clients like Ford, Philips, BMW, Fiat group, Nissan, Toyota, UNIDO, Fincantieri and many other high profile organisations leveraging his Mega Trends and Future of Mobility work. He is author of a book titled, “New Mega Trends” launched in Oct 2012 with Palgrave Macmillan has since been sold in over 30 countries and recently been translated into Chinese for a local China market release. Sarwant is a member of the World Economic Forum Transportation group and writes for Forbes. He sits on advisory boards of Nissan, ATI, Leeds University Business School and a few start ups.
Consulting Director - Automotive, CounterPoint
Vinay is Consulting Director – Automotive, with Counterpoint Research, having over 30 years of operational experience at senior leadership levels in India, Asia Pacific, Middle East. He has been associated with Ford Motor Company for over 18 years in Ford India, Philippines, Asia Pacific and Ford’s Global Business Centre (GBS) – planning, developing and launching several new products in these emerging markets.
Based in Gurgaon, Vinay keenly monitors trends in the global automotive and mobility landscape. A marketing leader, with technical and finance experience, he has a mechanical engineering degree from IIT-Delhi and an MBA from Tulane University, New Orleans, USA.
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