CEO Conclave 2018

The Conclave will provide a distinctive opportunity for the leaders across industries with instrumental insights of leadership, vision, strategy and changing business needs.
The idea behind BW People CEO Conclave 2018 is to deliberate over the present and future challenges in the fast-changing business environment and fulfilling the expectations of various stakeholders.


The conference partners

Special Guest


Meet with greaters


Shortest way to explore what will happen
10:00 am – 10:15 am

Welcome Address

Mr. Annurag Batra, Chairman & Editor-in-Chief, BW Businessworld
10:15 am – 10:30 am

keynote Address

Amo Kalar, Deputy Trade and Investment Commissioner, British High Commission
10:30 am - 10:45 am

Fireside chat

with Amo Kalar, Deputy Trade and Investment Commissioner, British High Commission
Moderator: Taniya Tikoo, Coresspondent - MEA, BW Businessworld
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM

Special Presentation

Dr Prof. S C Sharma, Director, ICFAI Business School (IBS), Gurgaon
11:00 am – 11:45 am

Panel 1: Tomorrow is today

Unlike a few years ago, it is not easier to predict company’s long-term plans. In today’s world, business strategies change daily. What are the top global and domestic trends that should be on CEO’s radar?
  • Deepak Chandnani, Managing Director, Worldline South Asia and Middle East
  • Dhiraj Relli, Managing Director & CEO, HDFC SECURITIES LIMITED
  • Naveen Kukreja, Co-founder and CEO, PAISABAZAR.COM
  • Umang Kumar, President, GIRNARSOFT
  • Amit Ramani, CEO & Co-founder, AWFIS
  • M Murali, MD, Shriram Properties
  • Ashu Malhotra, Market Lead - Indian Sub-Continent and Malaysia Global Human Resource Solutions. Director on Board, Cargill
  • Moderator: Sunil Kumar, President, BW Businessworld
12:30 pm – 12:45 pm

Fireside chat

with Kunwer Sachdev, Managing Director of Su-kam Power Systems
Moderator: Brij Pahwa, Editorial Speacialist, BW Businessworld
12:45 pm – 1:30 pm

Panel 3 : Rationality versus going with your gut!

It is not easy to rise from being just a “boss” to a leader. Cliched, but yet an unknown recipe -- what makes a great leader? What is the role of rationality versus going with your gut? What are the factors that the so-called 'gut' feeling had already calculated?
  • Vikas Gupta, Managing Director, Wiley
  • Naghma Mulla, Chief Operating Officer, EdelGive Foundation
  • Siddharth Kothari, Promoter, Chief Investment Strategist, Om Kothari Group
  • Sidharth Balakrishna, CEO, SITI Cable & Zee
  • Jasmeet Gandhi, Chief Business Officer, Goqii
  • Swadeep Srivastava, Founder & Chief Belief Officer, India Virtual Hospital
  • Moderator: Ankur Sethi, CEO & C0-Founder, Corporate Shiksha
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
02:30 pm - 03:15 pm

Panel 4: Evolving personally and professionally

How does a CEO keep an edge through evolving life stages, personally and professionally? With responsibility, comes stress. How to maintain a healthy balance between sanity of mind, family, health, and profession?
  • Neeraj Sharma, Country Head, Spreadtrum India
  • Anshu Bagai, MD, Jeunesse Global India Pvt ltd
  • S Viswanathan, Chief People Officer, NIIT Technologies
  • Arun Thukral, MD & CEO, Axis Securities
  • Shantanu Das, CHRO, Amway
  • Moderator: Richard Rekhy, Ex. CEO, KPMG
03:30 pm – 04:15

Panel 5 : What CEOs want from CHROs?

Chief Human Resource Officer along with his department has a critical job to do. What are the expectations of the CEOs from CHROs and in turn, what CHROs demand from their CEOs? How they both align the culture of workplace for better sustainability?
  • Aman Attree, President & Head HR, HINDUSTAN POWER PROJECT
  • Gurdeep S. Hora, Managing Director, SYNERGY CONSULTANTS
  • Puja Kapoor, CHRO, Evalueserve
  • Kisha Gupta, Global Talent Acquisition Head, Infosys
  • James Thomas, Country Manager,India, Kronos Incorporated
  • BN Thammaiah, MD, Kelly Services India
  • Kushal Agarwal, Co-Founder, XOXODAY
  • Moderator: Gaurav Chaubey, Director, GRANT THORNTON