Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship
Avi Basu
CEO , Connectiva
Arun Maheshwari
Founder of Rising Sun Ventures
Akash Jain
Jamal Mazhar
CEO, Kaavo
P.V. Kannan
CEO, 24/7 Customer
Prof. Bruce Kogut (Moderator)
Professor & Chair, Leadership and Ethics, Management Department, Columbia Business School
L.N. Balaji
President & ITC InfoTech USA
Sanjeev Nikore
Americas Head, HCL
Lalit Dhingra
President, NIIT Technologies Ltd. and Head of US Operations
Nick Sharma
CEO, CSS Corp.
Sridhar Ramasubbu
CFO, Americas and Europe, Wipro Technologies
 Capital Markets
Madhu Kannan
CEO, Bombay Stock Exchange
Bunty Bohra
CEO, Goldman Sachs Services India
Vallabh Bhanshali
CEO, Enam Securities
Gagan Singh
Chief Investment Officer, PNC Bank
Georges Ugeux
CEO, Galileo Global Advisors
Prof. Partha Mohanram  (Moderator)
Philip H. Geier Jr. Associate Professor of Business, Columbia Business School
 Social Enterprise
Gil Crawford
CEO, Microvest Investment Management
Brinda Ganguly
Rockefeller Foundation
Prem Ramaswami
Product Manager, Google
Sriram Padmanabhan
Group Engagement Manager, Infosys
Sukumar Natesan
Sukumar Natasen, Chief Compliance Officer, Merck India
Rama Rao
US R&D Finance Head, Novartis
Debjit Ghosh (Moderator)
Managing Director, Huron Consulting
David Good
Chief Representative, TATA Sons, USA
Madhu Vuppuluri
President, Essar Americas, President & CEO, Essar Steel Minnesota LLC
Howard Endelmann
Baseline Ventures, a US fund (backed by Wexford)
Dianne Maughon
Dow Chemical Company
Anil Kumar
CEO & Managing Director, iMaCS Venture Partners
Prof. Arvind Panagriya  (Moderator)
Columbia University Professor & Former Chief Economist, Asian Development Bank

Bunty Bohra

Bunty Bohra
CEO, Goldman Sachs Services India

Bunty is chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs Services in India, responsible for oversight of staffacross Operations, Technology, Finance,GIR, Investment Banking, GSAM, Legal,Compliance and Human CapitalManagement. He serves on FedCom, FirmCom and the Structured Finance Capital Committee. Bunty co-chairs the India Diversity Committee and was previously co-captain of MIT undergraduate recruiting for the firm and co-chair of the firmwide Asian Professionals Network.Prior to assuming his current role in 2009, Bunty was global head of the Structured Product Syndicate desk and oversaw warehouse financing in the Mortgage Department of the Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities Division in New York. Bunty was also co-head of the Structured Finance Group (SFG) in the Americas.

Bunty joined Goldman Sachs in 1996 in the J. Aron Currency and Commodities Division, where he traded commodities for four years in New York and London. He spent a year working on the development and launch of IntercontinentalExchange (ICE), an electronic derivatives exchange and trading platform, before becoming franchise manager of the Commodities and Futures Services business units. Bunty was named managing director in 2005. Bunty is a Fellow of the Aspen Institute's India Leadership Initiative and serves on the Asia Society Corporate Diversity Council. Bunty earned dual SB degrees in Chemical Engineering and Management Science from MIT in 1996.

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David Good

David Good

David Good joined the Tata Group on February 1, 2005, as their corporate representative in North America after completing a 34-year career with the U.S. Department of State. His last position with the State Department was Director of the Office of India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Maldives Affairs, following a three-year stint as American Consul General in Mumbai (Bombay), India from 1999-2002. During his career in the Foreign Service, he also served as Public Affairs Officer at the American Embassies in Tel Aviv, Israel; in Amman, Jordan; in Kuwait City, Kuwait; and at the American Consulate General in Jerusalem.
From 1997-1999, Mr. Good was Director of the Office of North African, Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs at the U.S. Information Agency in Washington, and responsible for U.S. Government education, exchange and information programs across the Middle East and South Asia. From 1989-1991, he was Spokesman and Director of Public Affairs at the Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs Bureau of the State Department. He served in previous assignments in Calcutta and New Delhi, India and in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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Georges Ugeux

Georges Ugeux
CEO, Galileo Global Advisors

On October 1, 2003, Georges Ugeux founded Galileo Global Advisors LLC to offer CEOs, Boards of Directors and Governments independent advice on international business development, restructuring, compliance and capital market issues. Prior to founding Galileo, Georges Ugeux joined the New York Stock Exchange in September 1996, as Group Executive Vice President, International & Research. He built and managed the Exchange's International Group and, during his tenure, spearheaded the listing of 308 companies from 43 countries, out of the 470 non-US companies listed on the NYSE with an aggregate value of $2.7 trillion. During that same period, the NYSE's international trading moved from 40 to 140 million shares a day. He was also in charge of the NYSE's relationships with foreign Stock Exchanges, Regulators and Governments. Georges Ugeux, a 65-year old Belgian national, began his career in 1970 at Societe Generale de Banque (now Fortis Bank), the leading Belgian commercial bank, where he became General Manager of the investment banking and trust division. His career led him to London in 1985, as Managing Director of Morgan Stanley's Mergers and Acquisitions department. In 1988, he was appointed Group Finance Director at Societe Generale de Belgique, the leading Belgian diversified industrial and financial conglomerate. In 1992, he became president of Kidder, Peabody Europe as well as Managing Director while serving as a member of the Management Committee and the Board of Directors of Kidder, Peabody, Inc. He was put in charge of the firm's global origination efforts. In addition, he was also a member of the European Corporate Executive Council of General Electric Inc. From 1995 until joining the NYSE, Georges Ugeux served as President of the European Investment Fund, a Euro 2 billion public-private partnership created by the Heads of State and Government of the European Union at the Edinburgh Summit. He also chaired the Kingdom of Belgium's Privatization Commission, at the time of the Belgacom privatization. Georges Ugeux holds a Doctorate in Law and is Licentiate in Economics from the Catholic University of Louvain. He has lectured at that University, as well as at the College of Europe in Bruges. He also served as a Special Advisor of the Program on International Financial Systems of Harvard Law School. Georges is a US FINRA Registered Representative with Series 24 and Series 62 licenses. Georges Ugeux is Chairman of the Belgian American Chamber of Commerce and of the Catholic University of Louvain Foundation. Georges Ugeux is also a director of Amoeba Capital, British American Business, Inc., and the French-American Chamber of Commerce. He sits on the International Advisory Board of the Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School and Oxford Analytica.

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Sanjeev Nikore

Sanjeev Nikore
CEO, HCL Technologies

Sanjeev Nikore is Senior Corporate Vice President & President ofthe Consumer and Manufacturing Services for HCL Technologies. Prior to this role Sanjeev was the Corporate Vice President and Global Business Head of Consumer Services business. Sanjeev has played different roles in HCL including being the Corporate Head of Sales and Marketing at HCL Technologies and Chief Operating Officer of HCL Comnet (Infrastructure division of HCLTechnologies). Sanjeev started his career as a consultant with the Indian arm of Ernst & Young and contributed to several consulting assignments within India as well as in MiddleEast and Africa. Sanjeev has been associated with several important industry initiatives during the course of his career-notable being :•Consultant to the Ministry of Environment, Government of India for phasing out ozone depleting substances :presented India’s case in the UNEP session on Montreal protocol held in Geneva;•Setting up a fully digital stock exchange at a national level vizNational Stock Exchange of India (NSE);•Active participation in liberalization of telecom sector in India :President Of VSAT Services Association of India during the liberalisation phase;•Remote management of power distribution networks in India;•Provision of electronic trading and distance education for remote villages in India;•Interactive distance education project for India Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India; Sanjeev is a Mechanical Engineer from Institute of Technology, Benares Hindu University and Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi.

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Vallabh Bhanshali

Vallabh Bhanshali
CEO, Enam Securities

Mr. Vallabh Bhanshali is the co-founder and Chairman of ENAM Securities Pvt Ltd, one of the leading home grown financial services group. Founded in 1984, ENAM has presence in institutional broking, investment banking, asset management, distribution and insurance broking. The group owes its success to its ability to understand and value businesses across categories; and research which it pioneered and remains core to ENAM’s business. ENAM Securities occupies a significant position in the Indian capital market. Its belief in the philosophy of “underpromise but overperform” has enabled it to top the funds mobilization tables across categories of investors and bring new industries and companies to the market regularly. ENAM has been voted the best Domestic Equity House by AsiaMoney, and Finance Asia magazines; it has also been ranked among the top ten in the Indian M&A League Tables by Bloomberg. Has done pioneering IPOs in several sectors and been instrumental in the growth of several business houses of the country, including Infosys, Zee, Sterlite, Marico, Pantaloon, Radio Mirchi; PSUs such as NTPC, PTC, PFC, etc. Mr. Bhanshali has personally been involved in several M&A deals such as Birlas takeover of L & T cement, Spice Telecom, etc. A Chartered Accountant with a Degree in Law, Mr. Bhanshali has over 25 years of association with capital market and investment banking. His professional association spans across a large number of capital market entities. Mr. Bhanshali is a much sought after speaker and has served on several Committees of SEBI, the first index committee of BSE. .He is also a Trustee of the BSE. It is not just finance. Mr. Bhanshali is a person with diversified interests and has a deep interest and understanding in spirituality, behavioral sciences and economic development. An avid practitioner of Vipassana meditation, Mr. Bhanshali is the Chairman of Global Vipassana Trust.

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Prem Ramaswami

Prem Ramaswamii
Product Manager, Google

Prem Ramaswami has been a Product Manager at Google since, 2006. Currently, Prem focuses on Google's Dotorg efforts around Disaster relief and NGO outreach. He has worked on projects such as Google Checkout, Google's ecommerce shopping solution, and the Internet Bus Project aimed at increasing Internet penetration in India. Additionally, Prem was instrumental in launching Google Checkout for Non-Profits. Prem was also part of Google's Network Infrastructure team as part of the Make the Web Faster Initiative launching Google Public DNS. Prem graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with degrees in Biomedical and Computer Engineering and worked at MIT Lincoln Laboratory on an airborne 3D laser radar wide area mapping system before joining Google. He also is a diehard Jets fan, loves college basketball, and is addicted to TV.

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Friday, April 2nd 2010
Alfred Lerner Hall,
Columbia University
2960 Broadway,
New York, NY 10027

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