Ratan Naval Tata

Padma Vibhushan

Ex-Chairman of the Tata Group

During his tenure as the Chairman of Tata Sons, the group revenue increased manifold from $5B to $100B. In addition to India’s second-highest civilian award, the Padma Vibhushan, he has been appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire and lifetime achievement award from the Rockefeller Foundation. Currently, Chairman of Tata Trusts - the largest private-sector-promoted philanthropic trusts in India, trustee of Cornell University and the University of Southern California. Mr. Tata holds a Bachelors in Architecture from the Cornell University and Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School


Nandan Nilekani

Padma Bhushan

Co-Founder, Infosys
Founding Chairman, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)

Nandan Nilekani is the Chairman of Infosys. Subsequent to Aadhar, Nandan has spearheaded architectures for national scale public good platforms popularly known as India Stack. Innovations he has mentored include the GSTN, ESign, UPI. Most recently, Nandan has co-founded philanthropic platforms like EkStep (universal literacy), Avanti (financial inclusion) and the Societal Platforms think tank. Time magazine listed him as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2006 & 2009. Nandan holds a B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay.


Dr. Vijay L. Kelkar

Padma Vibhushan

Chairman, National Institute of Public Finance & Policy (NIPFP)

Dr. Kelkar was the Chairman of a committee constituted for Revisiting & Revitalization the PPP Model of Infrastructure Development and the Chairman, Forum of Federations, Ottawa from January 2010 to March 2013. He was the Chairman of the Finance Commission in the rank of a Union Cabinet Minister, 2010. Earlier, he was the Executive Director for India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Bhutan at the IMF. He has held positions of Finance Secretary, GOI; Director & Coordinator, International Trade Division, UNCTAD, Geneva; Secretary, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, GOI, 1985–1988. Dr. Kelkar is Chairman and member of Board of Directors and on Board of Governors of various global companies and organizations. Dr. Kelkar holds B.S., from the University of Pune, India, 1963, M.S., from the University of Minnesota, USA, 1965 and Ph.D. from University of California at Berkeley, USA, 1970.


Bindu Ananth


Bindu is the co-founder and Chair of Dvara Trust. She was Board Chair of Northern Arc Capital from 2009 – 2018. Prior to this, Bindu worked in ICICI Bank’s microfinance team between 2001 and 2005 and was head of the new product development team within their Rural Banking Group in 2007. She has an under-graduate degree in Economics from Madras University and Masters Degrees from the Institute of Rural Management (IRMA) and Harvard University’s John. F. Kennedy School of Government. Bindu has co-edited “Financial Engineering for Low-Income Households”, a book published by SAGE. She has also published in the Economic and Political Weekly, OECD Trade Paper Series and the Small Enterprise Development Journal. She was a member of three RBI Committees: financial inclusion, SME finance and housing securitisation. She was a member of the Government of India’s High Level Committee on Women (2014-15). She is a member of the Taskforce of the Insolvency & Bankruptcy Board of India (2017) She is an Independent Director of NeoGrowth Credit, Equalize Health, Syngenta Foundation and Lendable Credit Fund. She is also a member of the Executive Committee of CGAP. In 2017, Bindu was featured by Forbes as one of India’s leading women leaders.