Architect Ratan J Batliboi

Owner at Ratan J Baltiboi Architects

Ratan J. Batliboi, is a master architect with a 40-year career marked by groundbreaking design, unwavering commitment to sustainability, and a belief in challenging conventions. Graduating in 1980, he went on to establish Ratan J. Batliboi Consultants Pvt. Ltd., now a leading Indian architecture firm. His portfolio is as diverse as it is prestigious, encompassing corporate offices, cultural spaces, academic institutions, and urban landmarks like the CIDCO Exhibition Centre and the reimagined August Kranti Maidan. His holistic approach integrates aesthetics, functionality, and environmental sensitivity, earning him the coveted Aga Khan Award for Architecture and numerous other accolades, including the Indian Institute of Architects Gold Medal and the IGBC Lifetime Achievement Award. A Fellow of both the Indian Institute of Architects and the Indian Institute of Interior Designers, he remains a thought leader, shaping the future of Indian architecture with his visionary approach and unwavering dedication to excellence

Dr. Jamila Varawala

Member of Board of Studies at Avantika University of Ujjain

A passionate educator and design thinker, Dr. Jamila Varamala finds her deepest fulfilment in guiding young minds. This dedication is reflected in her extensive experience, spanning Academic Director roles at Chanakya School of Craft and Ecole Intuit.Lab, to design consulting for YPO. Dr. Jamila’s academic background is equally impressive, with a PhD. in Sequential Thinking in Visual Communications and a diverse range of qualifications in design, copywriting, and ceramic arts. A prolific author, she has curated children's books and penned works on Indian festivals and good habits. These engaging works, translated into multiple languages, showcase her ability to bridge cultures and generations through storytelling. Recognised globally, Dr. Jamila's poster for the Rio Summit, addressing sustainability, earned her participation honours. She continues to inspire and empower future generations, leaving an indelible mark on the world of design and education.

Ganga Kadakia

Founder of Art Village

Ganga Kadakia, a versatile Artist and Founder member of 'Art Village' in Karjat, Mumbai, is a prolific force in the world of art. Her ceramic art installation, featured in The Vogue Art Report 2017, and participation in various exhibitions, including The Harmony Show and a group show in Chelsea, New York, showcase her global presence. Ganga's commissioned works, such as a Graphitti wall for 'The Big Nasty' bar and a wallpaper fresco for 'Satyani’s' jewelry store, have earned accolades and awards. Beyond her artistic achievements, Ganga's commitment to non-profit work, including creating art for NGOs and educating slum children, reflects her dedication to social causes. As a self-taught artist, she draws inspiration from nature, weaving storytelling into her paintings, clay works, and illustrations. Ganga’s journey encompasses collaboration, mentorship, and a passion for diverse artistic forms, making her a prominent figure in the art world.

Mohit Gulati

Managing Partner & CIO at ITI Growth

Mohit has over 13 years of global alternative asset expertise fuelled by a passion for helping entrepreneurs build transformative businesses. From honing long-short fund investments at Tiger Cub Kelusa Capital to backing early-stage gems like ECOM Express and at Oliphans Capital, his journey exemplifies a keen eye for potential. An alumnus of Pune University and IIT Bombay, Mohit now inspires future investors as an adjunct professor at NMIMS. Recognised as one of India's "40 under 40 Alternative Investment Professionals," Mohit's dedication to building the next generation of tech leaders is undeniable.

Amit Puri

Chef / F&B Expert

Chef Amit Puri, a well-known F&B consultant, Chef, and Founder of InSiViA Hospitality, emerges as a culinary virtuoso with over 23 years of industry expertise. He also co-founded The Blue Tiffin, a cloud kitchen serving comfort Indian cuisine with a royal twist, and Wicked Wraps, showcasing his contemporary flair. As an F&B consultant, Chef Amit helps others realise their culinary dreams, from menu crafting to staff training, ensuring every detail sings in harmony. His career spans across esteemed establishments like The Taj Hotels and international brands, and his unconventional yet balanced cooking style has garnered acclaim. A degree holder from the American Hotel and Motel Association, Chef Amit seamlessly merges academic rigour with his culinary expertise. From an early age, his deep-seated passion for food shines through in his meticulous approach. In his cookbook, "Redefining Comfort Food with Amit Puri," he blends artistic, modern, and contemporary styles with flavour- driven innovation.

Nemish Sanghvi

Founder at WE Hospitality

Nemish Sanghvi, a veteran with over 25 years of experience in the Wedding, Entertainment, and Hospitality industry. Nemish began his journey at Wizcraft International and later contributed significantly at Percept, playing a crucial role in organising numerous events. His impressive track record includes managing Sunburn since its inception and spearheading successful projects like Goa Super Sixes, Big Laugh, Metal Fest, and Windsong in Goa. As the Founder of WE Hospitality, Nemish continues to lead with passion, commitment, and a wealth of industry knowledge, delivering unparalleled experiences for clients.

Adv. Kshitij Sancheti

Founder at Settle Legal, Advocates

Advocate Kshitij Sancheti, a distinguished legal professional with over two decades of expertise in corporate and commercial law. Holding a law degree from ILS Law College, Pune, Adv. Kshitij is the Founder at Settle Legal, Advocates. Specialising in transactions, he adeptly handles private equity and venture capital matters, cross-border acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures, and more. His comprehensive skill set extends to compliance, guiding both listed and unlisted companies through regulatory complexities. Recognised as a leading practitioner in Corporate and M&A by The Legal 500, Kshitij is committed to providing invaluable support, especially to emerging startups.

Achal Patel

CEO, Co-Founder at Ewya

Achal Patel, the CEO and Co-Founder of Eywa, commenced her professional journey as a Developer at Riktam Technologies, specializing in software and application development. Ascending the ranks, Achal took on pivotal roles such as Mobile Application Head at Eywa and later assumed the positions of COO and Co-Founder before attaining the role of CEO. Currently also serving as the Director at My Health Closet, Achal's versatile experience underscores her commitment to elevating service standards in the technology domain. With a Computer Science degree from Walchand Institute of Technology and a Computer Engineering diploma from Government Polytechnic, Solapur, combines academic ability with practical skills. This synergy fuels the development of innovative digital marketing and tailored technology solutions for business expansion.