Suhel SETH, born in May, 1963, in Calcutta, West Bengal, India Suhel Seth is the Founder and Managing Partner of Counselage India. He is a regular speaker at industry meets; is a lecturer at various Indian Institutes of Management. Suhel also writes provocative columns in The Financial Times, London and in Business India, The Hindustan Times and The Indian Express on current affairs and the social landscape of India.Suhel was on the global advisory board of British Airways 2009 and presently sits on the global boards of Cavendish, Intelligence Squared and RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, London) and on the regional board of Coca Cola. He also sits on the board of IMG Reliance.
Pavan K. Varma
A widely admired public speaker, columnist, and television commentator Pavan K. Varma, was till 1st January, 2013 the Indian Ambassador to Bhutan, after which he took premature retirement from service. In the same month, Mr Varma joined as Adviser (Culture) to the Chief Minister of Bihar, with the rank of Cabinet Minister. With effect from 19 June, 2014 he is a Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha). He is a member of the Standing Committee on External Affairs, Committee on Government Assurances and Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. He has also been nominated to the Samsad (Court) of the Visva Bharati University, West Bengal, and the Court of Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Lakshmi Chauhry, co-founder of Firstpost.com, freelance writer and senior editor. Working at numerous newspapers such as Nation Magazine, The Nation Institute, Wired.com and In These Times she is also an extraordinary speaker with a tremendous experience. She has been Panelist at several events such as: Cracking the Code summit hosted by the Ford Foundation in 2014, Is This the End of America? in 2007, Toward a Progressive Foreign Policy, NetRoots Nation conference in 2006, Keynote Speaker, 20th anniversary symposium of the Chicago Foundation for Women in 2005 and Keynote Speaker, Plenary Session of Power Matters conference hosted by the National Conference for Research on Women in 2005.