Mr Vikramjit is a Counsel at the Supreme Court of India. He is a law graduate from the National Law School of India University and has completed his LLM in Human Rights and Civil Liberties from University of Leicester.
Mr Anurag Batra is a serial entrepreneur, media mogul, journalist and an eternal optimist rolled into one. He holds B. Tech in Computer Sciences which he acquired before joining Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon, one of India’s leading Business Schools. He is a first generation entrepreneur and currently the Chairman and Editor-In-Chief of BW Businessworld, a 35 year strong business media brand as well as one of the most respected business publications in the country. Since taking over BW Businessworld about 2 years and 4 months back, Mr. Batra has expanded the brand into digital at www.businessworld.in which is approaching ten million in monthly traffic, events and BW communities.
Aarti Bharadwaj currently leads the Global Analytics delivery hub for Publicis Media based out of India. She has worked on marketing and media analytics for the past 9 years across brands like GSK, Kelloggs, HSBC, Axis Bank, Coca Cola and Samsung. Prior to that, she has used quantitative techniques in research in the areas of Development Economics and Energy Economics. Her published work includes papers on using quantitative techniques to quantify digital and social advertising effectiveness in media, Convergence attribution across Paid, Owned and Earned Media, demand forecasting for electricity, intellectual property rights and their impact on the economy. She has a degree in Mathematics, and has specialized in Quantitative Economics from Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi.
Mr Bhaskar has extensive knowledge and experience in drug laws and alcoholic beverage regulations and the regulatory environment over the years. During his more than a decade of association with CLG, he has advised and successfully completed a number of enviable assignments for various Union Ministries, Trade & Corporate Bodies, international NGOs, etc. on a variety of issues ranging from India’s WTO commitments, Public Policy Advocacy, Regulatory and other compliance issues and so on. In the pharmaceutical sector, Bhaskar advises clients predominantly on Pharmaceutical Policy issues, especially issues relating to IP and Government Price Controls.
Sary Levy- Carciente:
Dr Sary Levy-Carciente is a Venezuelan economist with expertise in the field of financial macroeconomics. She holds a PhD in Development Studies, a Master in International Economics and a Professional Specialization in Administrative Sciences. She is Board Member of the National Academy of Economic Sciences in Venezuela, a full professor at Universidad Central de Venezuela, and during her academic career has held different positions. She wrote her Ph.D. thesis on financial instability, developing a mathematical model showing how economic cycles allow irregular dynamics that eventually can lead to chaos. In her more recent researches she uses network theory to depict the topological structure of financial systems and to model contagion effects under systemic stress.
Dr. Gouri, former member of the Competition Commission of India, is an economist with vast and diversified experience in academic and administration. A doctorate in economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, her career initially was in academics starting at Lady Shri Ram College for Women, (Delhi University), later at the Institute of Public Enterprises, and thereafter at Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI) before shifting to Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission as Director (Tariffs). Dr. Gouri has been a visiting scholar at London Business School and a resource person in seminars in India and abroad, in the areas of power sector reforms and privatization.
Dr. Amit Kapoor is President and CEO of India Council on Competitiveness; Honorary Chairman at Institute for Competitiveness, India and Editor-in-Chief of Thinkers (Magazine). He is the chair for the Social Progress Imperative and Shared Value Initiative in India and sits on the board of Competitiveness initiatives in Mexico, Netherlands, Italy & France; Member of the Board of Strategic Management Forum in addition to being advisor to Thinkers50 and participant with the Global Solutions Network.
He is an affiliate faculty for the Microeconomics of Competitiveness & Value Based Health Care Delivery courses of Institute of Strategy and Competitiveness, Harvard Business School and an instructor with Harvard Business Publishing in the area of Strategy, Competitiveness and Business Models. He has been inducted into the Competitiveness Hall of Fame which is administered by Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School. Amit is a Ph.D. in Industrial Economics and Business Strategy and has received the Ruth Greene Memorial Award winner for writing the best case of the year, by North American Case Research Association (NACRA).
Meenakshi Lekhi’s bio: Mrs Meenakshi Lekhi is a lawyer of Supreme Court & socio-political activist. She has worked on several important cases like banning of lotteries in Delhi, Shantimukund rape case, and special prosecutor for Jyoti Dhawan’s case. She has been involved with several NGOs and Commissions for Women Empowerment. She has also been member of the drafting committee of “Women Reservation Bill” & “Problem of Sexual Harassment at Workplace”. She has been taking various lectures at NHRC and gender training programmes with various Ministries. She is also regular on television debates on various national channels on several issues of national importance.
Mr Barun is the founder and director of the Liberty Institute, a non-profit, independent public policy research and advocacy organisation, based in New Delhi, India. Liberty Institute is dedicated to enhancing individual freedom in economic and political domains. Among the recognition the Institute has received was the Templeton Award for social entrepreneurship in 2003. Barun Mitra also received the 2005 Julian L. Simon Award for his contribution in environmental policy debates from the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
Mr Lorenzo is Executive Director of the Property Rights Alliance (PRA), an advocacy group/think tank based in Washington, DC USA committed to the protection of physical, legal and intellectual property rights around the world. On the international stage, PRA works closely with famed property rights champion and President of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy (ILD) in Lima, Peru, Hernando de Soto and other 81 think tanks. At Property Rights Alliance, he is in charge of publishing the International Property Rights Index, an international comparative study focus on intellectual and physical property rights. Previously, he worked for a public affairs firm in Washington, DC and as a political analyst and electoral observer in Latin America. Lorenzo holds a BA in Political Science and in International Relations from the University of Bologna and MA in Political Management from the George Washington University. He collaborates with The Daily Caller and Forbes.
Mr Baladevan is a social entrepreneur with extensive experience in research, advocacy, community engagement, campaigns, organization building and education leadership. He is the Founder and Director of India Institute (www.indiaI.org) and the author of The Private School Revolution in Bihar: Findings from a survey in Patna Urban (with James Tooley and Pauline Dixon), India’s first landscape study of the school market in a city. His pioneering use of GPS technology to measure private school popularity provided new information on school distribution and enrollment patterns – data that helped the state review its regulatory policies. The study won the global Templeton Freedom Award in 2012. A staunch proponent of choice and enterprise, Bala is widely quoted and has appeared in national and international media, most often commenting on education policies and social infrastructure issues. Recently, Bala founded the Centre for Justice at India Institute to promote the rule of law, competition and individual liberty; and released i-torney, a mobile app to strengthen rule of law by empowering the common man with knowledge of his natural and legal rights.
Ms Seetha is a senior journalist with over 30 years of experience in reputed newspapers and business magazines such as The Telegraph, DNA, The Economic Times and Times of India. She is the author of The Backroom Brigade: How a few Intrepid entrepreneurs brought the world to India; and co-author, along with R C Bhargava, of The Maruti Story: How a Public Sector Company put India on Wheels. She currently writes for Swarajya, India’s first liberal centre-right media venture, and Firstpost.
Dr Arghya is the Founder and Research Director at Vidhi. He is an alumnus of National Law School of India University Bangalore and the University of Oxford where he was a Rhodes Scholar. While, at Oxford, he completed his D.Phil. on Independence and Accountability of the Indian Higher Judiciary and was a Lecturer in Administrative Law. His areas of specialisation are constitutional and administrative law. He has a number of academic publications on the Supreme Court, Parliament, fundamental rights and federalism and writes regularly for The Hindu, The Times of India and the Economic and Political Weekly.
Mr Anupam has the experience of more than 23 glorious years in the practice of civil and corporate laws, which are being witnessed by a plethora of judgments, serving as judicial precedents across the High Courts of the Country. He has co-authored a book on a new enactment which has high impact for the Industry- Guide to Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013. This book will serve as a guide to every one interested in the acquisition of the land. The book is published by CCH- A Wolters Klwer Business in 2014. Anupam’s expertise transcends the varied areas of civil and corporate practice, which includes the Real Estate Laws, Commercial Transactions, Company Matters and the Personal Laws. His book “A Hand Book on Real Estate Investment- A Legal Perspective”, written by him is the only book available in the market, which provides help to the laymen in his day to day life, for issues, being faced by him, related to real estate laws.