Mr Ratan P Watal
Principal Adviser, NITI Aayog, India
Member Secretary, PM’s Economic Advisory Council, India
Mr. Ratan P. Watal is Principal Adviser, NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India). He has served in various capacities in Government of India, Prime Minister’s Office, the International Monetary Fund and Government of Andhra Pradesh. He has a unique exposure to Government policy making and working of the Union Government in the areas of Human Resources Development, Renewable Energy, Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulation, Defence Expenditure and External Affairs. He was a member of the Space Commission and the Atomic Energy Commission and a Director in the National Highways Authority of India. Before joining NITI Aayog he was the Finance Secretary in the Ministry of Finance up to April 2016. He briefly held additional charge of the Ministry of Home Affairs during his Finance Ministry tenure.
L V Subramanyam
Chief Secretary to Government of Andhra Pradesh, India
The 1983 batch officer had earlier held key positions including principal secretary health, finance and Executive Officer of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD).
Dr Harish Pal Kumar
Co-Chair, FICCI MSME Committee
Dr H P Kumar, is the former CMD of The National Small Industries Corporation Ltd and has served for 9 years till 2014. He has a rich experience in the promotion and development of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME’s) throughout the country. Dr. Kumar has to his credit, scores of publications in the field of promotion and development of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and been on various Govt. Committees concerning issues of the MSME Sector. He also has wide international experience of dealing with a large number of countries for cooperation in the MSME Sector. He is currently serving as Director in various companies.
Mr Himanshu H. Godara
Senior Manager, Global Marketing, SKP Business Consulting
Himanshu Godara is a Senior Manager, Global Marketing at SKP Business Consulting. He is an engineer (IIT Roorkee) and MBA (IIM Indore) by qualification with more than 9 years of professional experience. In his current role, he is leading field marketing team at pan-India level and responsible for business development and generating business opportunities for various service offerings at SKP. In his prior role at SKP, he was leading market research team and had supported several foreign companies in developing India entry strategy including feasibility study, business plan preparation, customer and competition analysis, identifying suitable business partners, etc.
Ms Karishma M Nagar
Manager, Corporate Tax Advisory Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers Singapore Pte. Ltd
Karishma is a Manager with Corporate Tax Advisory team of PwC Singapore. Comes with more than 12 years of experience in advising and implementing a broad range of cross border transactions for Singapore and Indian companies. In her advisory role, Karishma has worked on various international tax consulting projects involving inbound and outbound transactions where she has provided advice on Singapore tax and foreign tax implications relating to these transactions. She was also involved in international tax structuring projects where she helped clients in various industries, plan and strategize their investments in a tax-compliant and tax-efficient manner. As an in-house adviser with the Finance team for a multinational company, she was responsible for corporate tax and indirect taxes for different entities widening her vision for different aspects of each transaction.