Bharat Desai

Bharat Desai

Bharat Desai co-founded Syntel, Inc. in 1980 and served as its Chief Executive Officer from April 1980 to February 2009 and as President from April 1980 to December 21, 2006. He is a Director of ExpenseAdvisor and Cyberstate.org and a Member of the Young President’s Organization (YPO) of Detroit. He has received the award for IIT Alumnus of the Year and been recognized by Crain’s Detroit Business as a “Minority Business All-star.”

Desh Deshpande

Desh Deshpande

Desh Deshpande is the Chair of the Sparta Group and the Deshpande Foundation. Desh has made several investments in India and his foundation has developed a unique Innovation sandbox program that is being scaled from three to twenty areas in India. He is also chair of Akshaya Patra an organization that feeds 1.4 million needy school children every day 

Kris Gopalkrishnan

Kris Gopalkrishnan

Kris Gopalkrishnan has been the President of CII since 2013. He is a co-founder of Axilor Ventures. In 1981 he co-founded Infosys and served as the CEO and MD from June 2007 until August 2011. Since June 2014 he has been serving as non Executive Vice Chairman of Infosys Ltd. He also serves as a Director on the Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation

Naren Gupta

Naren Gupta

Naren Gupta is the Managing Director of Nexus Ventures. Nexus has over $400M under management and Naren has investments in over 50 cross-border tech companies that create jobs in US and India. Naren has over 20 years of experience in early and early growth stage investment in the US and India.

Sunil Wadhwani

Sunil Wadhwani

Sunil Wadhwani is the Chair iGate Corporation, a large IT provider with an extensive presence in India. His foundation has committed several million dollars to scale up over 50 healthcare innovations that will serve the Bottom of the Pyramid.