With nearly 4 decades of experience in management consulting, Roopen Roy has served in various capacities in India and abroad. He is the Founder and CEO of Sumantrana Management Consultants, a strategic advisory firm. Prior to that, he was the Country Leader and Managing Director of Deloitte Consulting in India.
He was formerly the Managing Director of PricewaterhouseCoopers in India where he pioneered the IT services business and establishment of offshore delivery centers. He is a Chartered Accountant with a Masters’ Degree in Advanced Accounting and a Graduate Degree in Law. He has also completed the Advanced Management Program (AMP) at the Harvard Business School.
He has served on the Board of Governors of IIT Kharagpur, IIM Calcutta,Nasscom, XIM Bhubaneswar and AIMA. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors of Amalgamated Plantations (a Tata enterprise) and TCG Digital LLC, US.
Kiran Karnik is the former President of the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), India’s premier trade body and Chamber of Commerce for the information technology software and services industry. He has also served as Managing Director of the Discovery Network in India, Founder- Director of the Consortium for Educational Communication and the Indian Space Research Organisation.
He is currently member of the Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister and Central Employment Guarantee Council, besides chairing the International Steering Committee of the Commonwealth Connects Programme.
Awarded Padma Shri in 2007 and Data Quest IT Person of the Year award in 2005, he was recognized as one of the ‘Stars of Asia’ by Business Week in 2004 and ‘Face of the Year’ by Forbes magazine in 2003. In 1998, the International Astronautical Federation awarded him with the Frank Malina medal for space education. A post-graduate from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, Karnik holds an honours degree in physics from Mumbai University.
Vishal is a highly experienced change leader with an impressive track record of 22+ years in strategy formulation, business consulting, business development, relationship management, acquisitions, change management and influence.
He has worked with companies like KPMG Consulting, Wipro Limited, NSEIT Limited, HCL Limited and Ways India. During this period, he has worked with clients across multiple geographies covering India, USA, South East Asia, Middle East and Australia. Vishal has a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics Engineering and a Masters in Management Studies with a specialization in Finance.