Jaithirth Rao

Jaithirth (Jerry) Rao is currently the Chairman of Value & Budget Housing Corporation.He holds a Master's degrees in Business Administration from IIM-Ahmedabad as well as the University of Chicago. He is a visiting faculty at both institutions. He has been honored with the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Chicago.

He was also the founder, Chairman and Managing Director of Mphasis during which time he was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award twice in 2001 & 2004, and the Karnataka State Rajyothsava Award in 2005. In the past, Rao has served as chairman of NASSCOM. He was with Citicorp for 20 years in various capacities across the world, including the Head of Citibank where he was primarily responsible for building one of the Bank's Asian retail and credit card franchises.He has been an entrepreneur-in-residence at the Harvard Business School and lecturer at IIT, Bombay.He is on the Board of Trustees of the India Foundation of the Arts and of Sujaya Foundation.

Sushil Mantri

Sushil Mantri is the Chairman and Managing Director of Mantri Developers Private Limited, one of India's fastest growing property development companies headquartered at Bengaluru. Under his stewardship, the company's 15 year history is a testimony to the success of a rank outsider to property development in a new city, and it's evolution into one of India's most professionally managed Real Estate business houses. Today, Mantri Developers has an enviable portfolio of assets comprising world class residential projects, IT Parks, Shopping Centres, Office buildings and Educational Institutions.

An alumnus of the prestigious Harvard Business School, Sushil Mantri is a business leader with a clear vision for the industry, and serves in the capacity of the Vice-President of CREDAI (Confederation of Real Estate Developers' Associations of India). He has also served as a past-President of the state chapter of CREDAI Karnataka.At the core of Mantri's professional endeavours is his personal credo of PQRST - Punctuality, Quality, Reliability, Speed and Transparency. This value framework places the customer at the heart of every project and every activity within the Mantri organisation. Through this, Mr Mantri has succeeded in infusing a high level of professionalism very early in the organisation, which was not seen in the realty sector.

His roots from a traditional Marwari business family notwithstanding, Mr. Sushil Mantri's vision for the business to be at the cutting edge of innovation, the flag bearer of responsible practices and a commitment to social responsibility have given the organization an enviable reputation as a new age leader in the industry.

Sanjay Kalra

Sanjay Kalra is an Entrepreneur-at-Large, in pursuit of the next inflection point. Till recently, he was the CEO of Tech Mahindra and a Director on the Board of Mahindra Satyam. Tech Mahindra grew from a 5,000 people company in 2005 to a 35,000 people company in 2010 with more than a $1Bn revenue. During this period of frantic growth, Tech Mahindra signed some of the largest contracts in the IT industry, became a clear leader for IT Solutions to the Telecom industry, did a successful IPO and acquired Satyam.

Prior to joining Tech Mahindra, Sanjay was the CEO of DSL Software (a joint venture between HCL and Deutsche Bank), focused on IT and BPO solutions to Capital Markets. He has also served as President of HCL Technologies Europe and was responsible for the creation and incubation of Cisco's first outsourced R&D center outside North America with 1000+ engineers. He has held global roles at Schlumberger and Tata Unisys. An IIT Delhi Alumnus and the recipient of the Alumni award for National Development in 2007, Sanjay has nurtured start-ups and led high growth businesses. He was also responsible for cross-border transactions involving the acquisition of Deutsche Software from Deutsche Bank, Apollo Contact Center from BT in Northern Ireland and Axes Technologies in India.