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2021 Jury

Manish Sabharwal

Jury Chairman

Manish is a successful serial entrepreneur, currently co-founder and chairman of TeamLease Services. Manish also currently serves as an Independent Director on the Board of the RBI, as member of the Central Advisory Board on Education in the HRD Ministry and Member of Advisory Board of Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

Imran Jafar

Imran is a founding member of the Gaja Capital team and has over 22 years of experience in private equity, pharmaceuticals, and technology services. Imran has co-led investments in the education and consumer clusters. He holds an MBA from IIM Bangalore and a master’s degree in software engineering from  
BITS-Pilani.  
 

Upendra Kumar Sinha

Upendra Kumar Sinha headed the RBI Expert Committee on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). He was the Chairman of the SEBI, having served two consecutive three-year terms, starting in 2011. He was also the Chairman and Managing Director of UTI Mutual Fund. He was selected for the Indian Administrative Services (IAS)  
in 1976.

Michael Queen

Michael is a reputed successful global investment professional, currently Chairman of the University of Surrey. He was formerly Chief Executive of 3i Group plc and served as Chairman of the British Venture Capital Association. He is also serving as the Chairman of Thames Bridge Capital, where he provides strategic advisory to alternative asset managers and corporates.

Narayan Ramachandran

Narayan is a successful investment professional and a keen social entrepreneur. He was earlier the country head of Morgan Stanley in India (2007-10). He had also previously led portfolio management of Morgan Stanley’s Global Emerging Markets and Global Asset Allocation teams, managing over US$25 billion in assets.

Prithvi Haldea

Prithvi is a member of several capital market related committees of SEBI and has served as a member of the Indian finance minister’s high level expert committee on corporate bonds and securitization. Prithvi has worked as a consultant for the World Bank and U.S. Department of Commerce. In 1989, he set up Prime Database, India’s first and largest repository for all primary capital market offerings.

Dr. Lakshmi Venu

Dr. Lakshmi Venu is the Joint MD of Sundaram-Clayton Ltd (SCL), which forms part of the $8.5 billion TVS Group. She is also the Deputy MD of TAFE Motors and Tractors Limited. Dr. Venu’s focus at SCL has been to create a sustainable foundation for the companies’ future growth and to create flexible and agile companies for a VUCA world.

Shailesh Haribhakti

Shailesh Haribhakti is an experienced accountant and an independent board member of several leading Indian companies. He is also the Chairman of DHC (Desai Haribhakti) one of India’s leading accountancy and advisory firms. He is actively involved with several prominent financial institutions in India, including the NSE, CII, IMC and ASSOCHAM.

Neelkanth Mishra

Neelkanth Mishra is Co-​Head of Equity Strategy, APAC and India Equity Strategist, Securities Research, at Credit Suisse. He is part of the Advisory Council to India’s 15th Finance Commission and has been an advisor to government committees such as the Revenue Neutral Rate Committee on GST and the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Review Committee.

2021 Shortlist

HDFC Bank 2.0

by Tamal Bandopadhyay

Tamal Bandyopadhyay, the Indian business journalist, known for his weekly column on banking and finance in Business Standard and Mint has authored over five books. His latest one is a narrative on the digital revolution within HDFC Bank, India’s largest bank by market capitalization, the seeds of which were sown in September 2014, when HDFC Bank MD, Aditya Puri, went to Silicon Valley to meet some of the brightest tech minds in the world. HDFC 2.0 is a fascinating account of the ambitious, digital transformation of a large, successful and traditional business in India and gives a sneak peek into what it takes to make that happen.

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