Mr. Malhotra is CEO and Chairman of Headstrong, a global IT-based Financial Services company. He is a winner of the Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Award and a recipient of the Albert Einstein Technology Medal . He co-founded the HCL group, one of India’s largest Info Tech corporations, in 1975. Mr. Malhotra is a member of the Executive Committee of NASSCOM, India’s industry organisation for IT & ITeS Services. He is also a Charter Member and Chairman of the Global Board of Trustees of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), a non-profit network of over 10,000 members in nine countries. TiE fosters global entrepreneurship through mentoring and networking.
One of the promoter directors, Bina Singh is currently responsible for the group’s CSR initiatives. She operates a non-profit organisation for community development and has been a member of the Delhi Commission for Women, the Delhi Juvenile Board and the Delhi Social Welfare Board. She is a graduate in mechanical engineering from IIT, Delhi and holds the distinction of being IIT’s first woman mechanical engineer.
Gaurav V. Burman
A fifth-generation member of the family that founded Dabur over 130 years ago, Gaurav Burman is a Director of Dabur International. Managing the investment programme for his family’s portfolio of over USD 1 billion, he has forged many successful joint ventures over the years. At the same time, he is on the board of various financial services, consumer durables and healthcare companies. He holds a graduate degree from Tufts University with a dual BA in Economics and History.
An author, commentator, public intellectual and a regular speaker, addressing the management of some of the world’s leading corporations, Gurcharan Das is on the board of several global advisory companies. He was the CEO of Procter and Gamble (P&G) India, the Managing Director, P&G (Strategic Planning) and the Chairman and Managing Director of Richardson Hindustan. After graduating from Harvard University, he attended Harvard Business School (AMP), where he is featured in three case studies.
A teacher by profession, Jayati Chatterjee is a promoter director of the company. She has a keen interest in financial services and over two decades of experience under her belt. Currently, she is a part of the company’s CSR Committee and plays a pivotal role in all the social initiatives.
Meena Hemchandra had an illustrious career of 35 years with the Reserve Bank of India. Appointed in 2015 as Executive Director for the supervision of banks, non-banking financial companies and cooperative banks, she headed various departments, including external investment and operations (which manages India’s reserves), foreign exchange department, Mumbai regional office of the banking supervision and College of Agricultural Banking in her earlier tenure. She retired from the Bank in November 2017. She holds a master’s degree (MA) in Economics from Madurai Kamaraj University, is a Chartered Financial Analyst (from ICFAI) and has received executive training on advance risk management from the Wharton School, USA.
A Chartered Accountant by training, Nipendar Kochhar is a senior level banker and financial services executive with over 35 years of experience, which entailed building, revitalising and strengthening the bottom-line profitability and growth of businesses. He has also masterminded back and front office, finance and technology operations. He has been the Managing Director of Société Générale, the CEO, Citibank (Zurich / New York), the CFO ABN Amro Bank (Singapore / Zurich) and the SVP National Commercial Bank, Saudi Arabia.
After a career spanning almost forty years in Indian banking, Sanjay Bhattacharyya retired in 2010 as the Managing Director of State Bank of India, India’s largest bank by deposits. Prior to that, he held the top post at the State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur where he oversaw a 60% increase in revenues from $7Bn to $11Bn. He was also a member of the Basel II Implementation and Risk Management Committee of the Indian Banks Association and a member of the Expert Committee on Banking and Finance of ASSOCHAM (Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India).
Mr. Tamer Amr was educated at Amherst College, graduating with a B.A. magna cum laude, and an MBA from INSEAD. He is currently the Managing Director of Georgica Advisors and Reinvest Capital, focused on the redevelopment of commercial property in Switzerland. He is also a non-executive director of Crillon Holdings, a German real estate business, and Circuit of the Americas, the owner of the US Formula 1 track facility. Previously, Mr. Amr was Managing Director of the Lehman Brothers Swiss real estate venture, WTF Properties in Zurich, which acquired, renovated, and resold CHF 1.5bn (140 assets, generating 7x cash return). He began his career managing a portfolio of distressed Manhattan real estate for The Brodksy Organization.