Guest Speakers at Vedica

“You are the hope of the future. It was wonderful to be with you and see that we all have a lot to look forward to. The best is yet to come.” – Raymond E Vickery

“It has been a great pleasure visiting Vedica. It is a unique way of preparing young women to take up leadership.” – Dago Tshering

“I was delighted to interact with the Founding Class of Vedica Scholars. They are the right blend of curiosity and confidence and I am sure they will be successful and reflective professionals. This is an outstanding Programme that seeks to help discover and groom leaders of tomorrow, and I look forward to a continued association with this initiative.” – Samir Saran

Illustrious guest speakers at Vedica add to the Scholars’ repository of knowledge beyond the courses, workshops and seminar series integrated into the Programme. These sessions give Scholars a peek into the speakers’ personal journeys and diverse professional experiences, leaving them with the inspiration to build upon their ideas.

Rajendra Prasad, CFO, SRF
Mohinish Sinha, Global Expertise Leader, Hay Group
Savita Mahajan, Former Deputy Dean, ISB
Punita Lal, Co-Founder, 8ty8 Solutions
Swati Desai, Founder, 2Meditate
Polly Doak, Chief Strategy Officer, Max Bupa Health Insurance
Gowri Ishwaran, CEO, The Global Education and Leadership Foundation; Founder Principal, Sanskriti School
Vikas Goswami, Head, Good and Green, Godrej
Anup Surendranath, Assistant Professor, National Law University, Delhi
Preeti Singh, Executive Editor, BusinessWorld
Raymond E Vickery, Senior Advisor, Albright Stonebridge Group
Saurav and Devpriya Jha, Authors, The Heat and Dust Project
Ireena Vittal, Former Partner, McKinsey
Jean-Pierre Lehmann, Professor Emeritus, IMD, Switzerland
Miniya Chatterji, Chief Sustainability Officer, Jindal Steel and Power
Chirag Anand, Finance Research Group, Indira Gandhi Group of Development Research
Abheek Barua, Chief Economist, HDFC Bank
Pramod Bhasin, Former President and CEO, Skills Academy
Shaunaka Rishi Das, Director, Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies
Durga Raghunath, Former CEO, Network18 Digital
Dago Tshering, Special Envoy of PM of Bhutan
Samir Saran, Vice-President, ORF
NiveditaNarain, Member, Governing Council; Programme Director, Pradan
Mrinalini Sapra, Indian Revenue Services
Reena Mithal, Member, Governing Council
UnniKarunakara, Senior Fellow, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Yale University
ShankkarAiyyar, Author, “Accidental India”
Geeta Jain, CEO, Carlson Wagonlit Travel
Robi Damelin, Spokesperson, International Relations, The Parents Circle – Families Forum
Shubhro Sen, Co-Founder and Exec Director, Conscious Capitalism Institute
Rupam Nair, Correspondent, Thomson Reuters
Vimlendu Jha, Founder and Executive Director, Swechha
Manjari Jaruhar, Retired Special Director General of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)
Alka Pande, Art Advisor and Curator, Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre
Anurag Das, MD, Rain Tree Capital
Sairee Chahal, Co-Founder, Sheroes
Jay Panda, MP, BJD – Odisha
Shikha Uberoi, Former WTA Tennis Pro, Co-Founder,
Arup Ghosh, CEO, Network 1 Media
Arpitha Kodiveri, Lawyer, Natural Justice
Anjuli Bhargava, Editor, Business World
Madhav Khosla, PhD candidate, Harvard University
Deepak Goel, Founder, Karma Circles
Anne Boring, Post Doctoral Researcher, OFCE, Sciences Po
Pria Somiah, Executive Director, Miditech
Arpita Gandhi & Chetan Vohra , Founders, WeddingLine
Ashwani Singla, Founding Managing Partner, Astrum



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