Celebrating The Leaders Of New India
The unprecedented financial and operational challenges amid the ongoing health crises have led leaders across industries to discover new ways to innovate, influence, and inspire.
The inaugural edition of the Influential Leaders of New India celebrates the leaders who have exemplified leadership in the new world order by leading with their head, heart, and actions.
Recognizing their unique leadership capabilities in the face of crisis, we are facilitating the new age leaders who moved beyond crisis response by breaking grounds in guiding people and businesses through the uncertainty and are leading the road ahead to 'New India'.
Join us on
17.40 – 17.50
Registrations & Networking
17.50 – 17.55
Welcome Note by Rajesh Khubchandani, CEO, Team Marksmen
17.55 – 18.05
Opening Remarks by Sudhakar Adapa, Founder & CEO, Commerzify
18.05 – 18.20
Keynote Address 1: Leadership in the Post Covid era, Marzin Shroff, MD & CEO, Eureka Forbes
The pandemic has transformed the way we work, and for many, a hybrid future is imminent. The writing is on the wall: we need to radically rethink the way we see leadership and the organizations about tomorrow. The novel challenges of combining remote and on-site work have created an unbelievable opportunity to reimagine culture and puts the impetus on leaders to marshal the troops and regroup to scale new summits. It’s rare in a leader’s lifetime to have such a clean drop for reshaping how they run the place, and we glean insights into this from one of India Inc’s foremost corporate visionaries.
18.20 – 18.30
Keynote Address 2: Business as unusual - Reimagining the business of business, C. P. Gurnani, MD & CEO, Tech Mahindra
Business at the best of times is a gauntlet not everyone can run, and when you throw the threat of a runaway pandemic into the mix you get a systemic aftershock whose ripple effects are felt far and wide. COVID-19 has been transformative, shining a light on vulnerabilities and bringing to the fore disruptions that will change the face of entrepreneurship forever, right from the giants of Wall Street to the stores that dot the landscape of our communities. Businesses are now expected to examine their operating models to build trust, create value for society at large, and mitigate long-term risks. It can no longer be business as usual, and while the playbook for how to thrive in a post-pandemic world is still being written as we speak, it would appear we are seeing a seismic shift in business philosophy from shareholder capitalism to stakeholder capitalism. This keynote address sees us ruminate over the societal, economic, and industrial ramifications of the year that was.
18.30 – 18.40
Keynote Address 3: Staying healthy - A recipe for prosperity, (Hon.) Brig. Dr Arvind Lal, Padma Shri, Exec. Chairman, Dr. Lal Path Labs
As we emerge from the pandemic, investing in health and health services will not only save lives and foster resilience, but drive economic growth and prosperity. Health and the economy are inextricably interlinked, and this crisis is not only a challenge, but an opportunity to fix the problems exposed by the pandemic, to save lives, to improve our quality of life, create an inclusive health ecosystem, and build greater resilience, all while promoting prosperity and wellness for all.
18:40 – 19:05
Fireside Chat: Unleashing the Empathetic Leader Within
The socio-economic toll of the events of the last year and more have been immense, and has perhaps forever shifted how employees expect employers to support their well-being, skills development and more. Disruption and change is inevitable and often unpredictable, and yet it is change that humankind most avoids. This creates a conundrum, a void into which the empathetic leader must venture. Doing so has multiple upsides, such as driving employee confidence, effectiveness, and holistic well-being. Join us as we delve into understanding the role leaders have in building an environment where people can bring their full selves to work - and new support for physical and mental well-being. The employer-employee dynamic has radically changed, and leadership failure could have major repercussions down the line.
Sunil Dutt, President - Devices and Sales & Distribution, Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited
Dinesh Aggarwal, Jt. MD, Panasonic
Moderator: Abhishek Malhotra, Partner, McKinsey & Company
19.05 – 20.00
Panel Discussion: Towards Better Business- Putting Stakeholder Capitalism into Practice
A business’ purpose has never been under greater scrutiny than today. The tumult in technological, environmental, geopolitical, and socioeconomic environments has posed fundamental challenges to many areas of public policy and governance. A greater emphasis on stakeholder capitalism can weave these disparate elements into a cohesive whole, but embracing such an ethos isn’t easy, but it is essential, and those who resist may well find themselves not only out of step with the times, but also at a competitive disadvantage. We bring together a power-packed panel to pore over this essential business principle that has come to the fore in recent years.
Akshat Birla, Founder & CEO, Finovate Capital
Dr. Sanjay Arora, MD, Suburban Diagnostics
Juzar Khorakiwala, Chairman & MD, Biostadt India Limited
A S Rajgopal, CEO & MD, NxtGen Datacenter & Cloud Technologies Private Limited
Sabyasachi Goswami, Chief Business Officer, Perfios Software Solutions
Vijay Karia, CMD, Ravin Group
Moderator: Jimmy Mistry, Founder & CMD, Della Group
20:00 – 20:05
Keynote 4: Dipali Goenka, CEO & Jt. MD, Welspun Group
20.05 – 20.35
Felicitation Ceremony of Leaders
20.35 – 20.40
Closing Remarks followed by Dinner