Nita & Mukesh Ambani
Amita & Purnendu Chatterjee
DLF Private Limited
Pheroza & Jamshyd Godrej
Hinduja Group India Limited
Sangita & Sajjan Jindal
Kotak Mahindra Bank
Poonam & Jai Shroff
Board of Directors
Dr Purnendu Chatterjee is the Founder and Chairman of ‘The Chatterjee Group’, a multi-billion-dollar global investment conglomerate headquartered in New York and the sponsor of ‘TCG Lifesciences Private Limited’. He founded TCG Lifesciences in 1998 and is responsible for providing strategic direction and guidance for the growth of the company. Dr Chatterjee has over 35 years of industry experience.
He is also a founder member of ‘Indian School of Business, Hyderabad and a member of the governing council of the ‘Public Health Foundation of India’. Prior to forming the TCG Group, Dr Chatterjee was an advisor to the Soros Fund Management and was responsible for over USD 3 billion in global investments. He holds a B. Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He also holds an M.S. and PhD in operations research from the University of California, Berkley.
Mr. Mihir J. (“Mickey”) Doshi is Managing Director and Country CEO of Credit Suisse, India. He joined Credit Suisse in April 2006 and is based in Mumbai. He is a member of the Asia Pacific Management Committee. Mr. Doshi has been instrumental in establishing Credit Suisse's India franchise, which today is active across Private Banking, and Investment Banking.
He has been deeply involved in strengthening the overall business profile of the Bank in India and in providing its strategic direction. Under his leadership, Credit Suisse has been awarded a banking license by the Reserve Bank of India and established a bank branch in Mumbai in 2011. Mr. Doshi is actively involved in Credit Suisse's corporate responsibility initiatives. He serves on the Board of JSW Foundation, Board of Asia Society and Board of Room to Read. In addition, he is a Trustee of Save the Children India and a member of the UN Women’s Business Sector Advisory Council. Before joining Credit Suisse, Mr. Doshi spent 22 years at Morgan Stanley in various capacities, primarily in New York, Tokyo and Mumbai. His last position was Managing Director and CEO of JM Morgan Stanley Securities Pvt. Ltd. and he is credited with building Morgan Stanley's presence in India. Mr. Doshi holds a Bachelor of Science (Honors) from The New York University and a C. P. A. from The New York State, which he gained while working with Deloitte Haskins and Sells, New York.
Dr Pheroza J. Godrej is an art historian and a PhD in Ancient Indian Culture. She founded the Cymroza Art Gallery and authored various publications and curated highly acclaimed exhibitions for leading National and International Museums. She is Chairperson of the Museum Society of Mumbai; former President of the National Society of the Friends of the Trees for 17 years, President Emeritus since 2016.
Dr Godrej is on the Executive Board of the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology (ATREE) and the Mehli Mehta Music Foundation; Trustee of Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum and the Sea Cadet Corp India. Dr Godrej is the Chairperson of the Godrej Archives Council.
Sangita Jindal, Chairperson of the JSW Foundation, strategizes and oversees social development projects within the JSW Group. The programs at the JSW Foundation span a wide range of interventions and focus on the holistic development of the girl child. From providing Skill Development opportunities to empowering women across India, through health, education and livelihood-oriented programs.
SW Foundation also works with the Government of India to devise strategies & programs to eliminate malnutrition in India. A philanthropist who believes in the transformative powers of art, Mrs. Jindal set up The Jindal Arts Centre (1992) at National Centre for Performing Art, Mumbai, India which became a hub of interdisciplinary arts activity. She also publishes the Art India Magazine which has been a chronicler of record of the Indian Art scene for over two decades.
Mr. Sunil Mehta has over thirty-eight years of proven leadership experience in banking, financial services, insurance and investments with leading global and domestic financial institutions namely Citibank, AIG, SBI, PNB and YES Bank amongst others. Mr. Mehta worked with Citibank for over 18 years. where he has held various senior positions.
It covered operations, sales & risk process re-engineering, risk management, public sector business and corporate banking. As Country Head & CEO for AIG in India from 2000-2013, Mr. Mehta was responsible for all AIG businesses in India covering Insurance, Financial Services, Real Estate and Investments amongst other businesses. Subsequently, he started SPM Capital Advisors Pvt. Ltd. Mr. Mehta is the Chairman and Managing Director of SPM Capital Advisors Pvt. Ltd., a leading boutique business advisory and consulting firm in India. He also serves as the Non-Executive Chairman of Yes Bank Ltd. Mr. Mehta is closely engaged with various Think Tanks and Chambers of Commerce. He is currently on the India Advisory Board of the US India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) and also serves on the Boards of United Way India and
Mumbai. A graduate from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University, he is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and an Alumni of the Wharton School of Management, University of Pennsylvania, USA.
Rashmi Poddar, Director, Jnanapravaha Mumbai (JPM) was awarded a doctorate for her thesis Rasa and Ananda - A Visual Discovery by the University of Mumbai in 1997. Under her guidance JPM is considered a leading para-academia institute that provides a space for the global exchange of creative Indian thought with several seminal courses in the fields of Aesthetics and Critical Theory.
The nearly 450 public programmes testify to her inter-disciplinary approach of melding art history and aesthetics with archaeology, architecture, anthropology, literature and philosophy. Her path-breaking methodology of viewing and understanding Indian classical art has opened up new theories in art history and research. She was the former Director of Aesthetics at the Department of Philosophy, University of Mumbai and was awarded the Paul Mellon Fellowship by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York in 1997. She has been the Associate Editor for Marg publications, India’s oldest art publishing house and was Chairperson, India Foundation of the Arts. She has taught and lectured nationally and internationally at universities and museums. She serves on several boards such as World Monuments Fund India, Asia Society India Centre, Mehli Mehta Music Foundation and Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation.
Jai Shroff is the Global CEO of UPL Limited. He is a well-recognized global leader in the Chemical & Agri-Inputs industry, with over 30 years of experience in India and internationally. He is actively involved in the global development agenda, including the World Economic Forum's Grow Africa and Grow Asia initiatives, IFPRI's Sustainable Agriculture and Global Food Security Initiative, WBCSD, Chicago Council, IGD and ICAR.
Mr Shroff is regularly invited to speak on conference platforms, covering sustainability, food security, climate resilience and technological innovation.