Key to Recovery from an Economic Crater – Strategic Relationships, Co-Creation, and Curve-Benders
In conversation with Leadership Advisor, Executive Coach and Global Keynote Speaker, to ideate new strategic relationship possibilities, and link conceptual ideas to concrete opportunities.
The Nour Group
David Nour is the CEO of The Nour Group, Inc., a consulting firm that advises top global leaders and boards of corporations, associations and academic forums on disruptive innovations to fuel their growth.
He is internationally recognized as the leading expert on applications of strategic relationships in profitable growth, sustained innovation, and lasting change. The author of ten books, including best-sellers Relationship Economics® (Wiley), and Co-Create (St. Martin’s Press), as well as the forthcoming Curve Benders, Nour serves as a trusted advisor to global clients and coaches corporate leaders.
A Forbes Leadership contributor on the Future of Work, and an Inc. contributor on Relationship Economics, Nour’s unique insights have been featured in a variety of prominent publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fast Company, Huffington Post Business, Entrepreneur, and Knowledge@Wharton.
Hunt Partners (Moderator)
Suresh leads the Industrial & Infrastructure practices for Hunt Partners, working with emerging corporations, both multinational and Indian, to support their growth globally. He also co-leads the Board practice.
Suresh brings two decades’ of first-hand corporate experience across various Indian and multi-national companies. Suresh has held various leadership positions, managing and growing business spanning regions including South Asia, Middle East & Africa, and North America. In his last role Suresh held the position of Managing Director for North America & Caribbean, at De La Rue Cash Processing Solutions.
Earlier Suresh worked with several global corporations, including HCL, Invensys, Bristol Myers Squibb, and Prudential Financial.
Suresh has earned his B.Tech (Electronics) degree from NIT, Srinagar, and an MBA (Finance & Marketing) from the Rutgers Graduate School of Business, USA. He has also attended several Executive Management programs at ISB, Harvard, Stanford, and Kellogg Business schools.
Suresh is a Certified Coach (ACC) from International Coaching Federation and is a coach to CEO’s. Suresh pursues a deep interest in leadership principles with a focus on change management and transformation. Suresh is an avid runner and practices Yoga. He also volunteers with non-profit organizations.
People & Innovation – Driving business prosperity in the Covid World
In conversation with Entrepreneurs, Industry Leaders and Specialists to understand how these two pivots are making businesses resilient and sustainable for the future.
Day & Date: Friday, 24th July 2020
Timings: 3:30 pm IST to 4.45 pm IST / 10:00 am GMT to 11.15 am GMT
Co-Founder & Chairman
Tasty Bite and CSAW
Ashok Vasudevan is a corporate executive turned entrepreneur and academician with an abiding interest in food & agriculture, international entrepreneurship and a deep commitment to affordable wellness through food and nutrition.
Along with his wife Meera, he co-founded Preferred Brands International, a US based food company that makes Tasty Bite (www.tastybite.com) and a range of other natural, ethnic and specialty foods sold in major supermarkets in North America, Australia, and UK. Ashok is also Chairman of the Board of Tasty Bite Eatables Ltd, a public Company on the Bombay and the National Stock Exchange (TSTY:IN).
Tasty Bite announced the sale of the company to Food major Mars Inc. in 2017.
In 2015, Meera and Ashok set up MAVF (www.mavfoundation.org), a fully-funded family foundation dedicated to ending hunger and malnutrition in the United States in a manner that is sustainable, self reliant and healthy.
He recently relocated to Singapore with his wife where they founded MAV Holdings Pte. Ltd and launched C-SAW® an initiative dedicated to the spread of affordable wellness, which will have a think tank, applied research center, a food & ag incubator/accelerator and an advisory practice.
He has been on the board of several non-profit organizations in the US and India and is a distinguished Visiting Professor of International Entrepreneurship at Great Lakes Institute of Management in Chennai.
Ashok Vasudevan graduated in Agricultural Sciences from Bangalore and went to business school at the Bajaj Institute of Management, Bombay and the Harvard Business School.
Managing Director Pizza Hut (Asia Pacific)
Unnat Varma is the Managing Director – Pizza Hut for Asia Pacific Region. Prior to this role, Unnat was the Managing Director for the Indian Sub-continent. Pizza Hut is the world’s largest Pizza chain owned by Yum Brands which also own KFC and Taco Bell worldwide.
Unnat has 25 years of experience of which he has spent 14 years working with Yum! Brands. He joined Yum! In 2006 as Director Marketing – KFC for the Indian Subcontinent. He spent 5 years in that role and built the foundation for a KFC’s success and growth in India. In Jan 2011, he was given the responsibility of building Taco Bell as the next growth engine for Yum! In India. After successfully proving the consumer and business proposition for Taco Bell and appointing a new franchise partner, Unnat was given the responsibility of the Pizza Hut brand in Jan 2015. Prior to joining Yum! Brands, Unnat worked with Gillette in India for 11 yrs across Sales and Marketing functions.
Unnat has a degree in Engineering and Management from University of Poona. He did his MBA from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune.
He is married and has two children.
Former Managing Director & CEO
Godrej Consumer Products
Vivek is a senior executive with deep experience as CEO, Chief Strategy Officer and Partner in fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) and management consulting in India, USA and Singapore. Till recently, he was the CEO of Godrej Consumer Products Limited (GCPL), where he led the expansion and transformation to a global home and personal care company. Prior to this role, he was the Chief Strategy Officer for Godrej Industries, where he was responsible for formulating group vision and enhancing strategic capability of Godrej group companies. He was also the founding member of Bain & Company’s consulting operations in India and led the firm’s FMCG and Telecommunications practices.
Vivek has an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BA and BS from Lafayette College.
He is on the boards of Godrej Consumer Products, Metropolis Healthcare and Samast Technologies. He is an advisor to the Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation and is the President of the Harvard Business School Club of India.
Vivek is married to Roopika, who is a photographer and a social worker. They have three children, Janya, Aarav and Imara.
Associate Partner (Moderator)
Nikita brings 11 years in Executive Search and Board Advisory to Hunt Partners. She joined us in August 2016 to build our Private Equity, Real Estate and Retail practice.
She has worked on more than 100 mandates through her experience at the C-Suite level, with a focus on CEO and CFO appointments. She has been associated with global search firms like RGF Executive Search and Amrop India in her earlier roles.
Nikita will be leading the engagement with the client and candidates on this mandate.
Emerging from the Crisis
In Conversation with Global Leaders, Specialists and Industry Experts to discuss Business Challenges & Opportunities as we Emerge From the Crisis, ready for the New Normal!
Day & Date: Friday, 26th June 2020
Timings: 2:30 pm IST to 3.45 pm IST / 9:00 am GMT to 10.15 am GMT
Vice President (Global) High Growth Markets
President and CEO – South Asia
President-Asia Pacific & Japan
Hunt Partners (Moderator)
Rebuilding business for the ‘New Normal’
Date: 5th June, 2020
Timings: 2:30 pm IST/ 9:00 am GMT
Bahram N Vakil
Founder & Senior Partner
AZB & Partners
Hunt Partners (Moderator)
Strategy for Business Continuity: Navigating the Crisis & Adapting to the New Normal
Date: 22nd May, 2020
Timings: 3:30 pm IST/ 10:00 am GMT
Mia de Kuijper
Managing Cash Flows – Surviving the Crisis
Date: 8th May, 2020
Timings: 2:30 pm IST/ 9:00 am GMT
Ex ED and CFO -Taj Group of Hotels
ISS Facility India
Legal Advisor and Managing Partner