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Bodh Nath Prasad

Specialist : Marine Engineering

Educational Qualification : Marine Engineering (DMET)Gold medalist, MBA from Hong Kong

Career Exposure : 44 years

Bodh Nath Prasad is the Executive Director of IS Container Pte., Ltd, Singapore, a ship-owning company with large container vessels. Prasad started his sailing career in 1973 with Great Eastern Shipping, Mumbai and then worked in Ugland Brothers (UK). Ashore he worked in with Bernhard Shulte Shipmanagement for 21 years, including first 14 years in Hong Kong, and 5.5 years in Mumbai in the capacity of the Managing Director. He laid the foundation of a successful third party ship management for BSM (India) in July 2007 and grew the company to manage 50 ships by end of 2012. He was Director Technology and Innovation for BSM Group from January 2013 until Sept. 2014, where he successfully launched many initiatives such CBM (condition based maintenance) and fuel saving initiatives, "Innov8" and many more.

Girija Nair

Specialist : Management

Educational Qualification : A Physics & Electronic Instrumentation graduate from Mumbai University, Masters in computer Science, Diploma in Business Management, Certified in Customer and Accounting analytics from University of Pennsylvania, Certified in Strategic Management from Copenhagen School of Business, Six Sigma green belt

Career Exposure : 30 years

"The ones that are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do " – Steve Jobs. Industry vetaren Girija Nair believes that world can be changed for the better and passionately works with people who are looking to bring new ideas to life. She is Founder & Ceo of startupmentor.co.in, Global consultant with GLG and Merger Alpha and over her nearly 3 decades of varied leadership roles, she has worked with brands like Naaptol, Reliance Retail, Reliance Infocom, Reliance Energy, Vodafone, Philips, Serco, Datapro, Cadilla and others.

Her background of having worked alongside business leaders throughout her career; diverse experience of innovative thinking & ability to inspire the best ideas have made her a sought after mentor for startups across diverse verticals in India and abroad.

Barun Anand

Specialist : Information Technology

Educational Qualification : BTech (Computer Science & Engineering), Manipal Institute of Technology, Google adwords Certified

Career Exposure :

Barun is the Ceo & Founder of agileconsultancyservices.com is a avid digital marketeer. Just 35 years and he has been successfully running his own organization for the last 10 years. With over 400 clients under his belt, he is an ace when it comes to Digital marketing and Information Technology. Coding with common sense, Marketing with skill has been his hall mark. Solving complex coding challenges is his passion. He is the go to man for many a organization who face crisis in their IT infrastructure.

Sanjay Gajanan Khanolkar

Specialist : Mechanical Engineering

Educational Qualification : Educational Qualification : B. E. ( Mechanical) from Govt College of Engineering Karad

Career Exposure :

Started his carrier with TATA MOTORS which he joined through campus interview in 1981 , where he worked for 12 years , and then joined KIRLOSKAR GROUP at a senior position , worked their for another 12 years.

For last 14 years is running his own FOUNDRY TOOLING company called METAL CRAFT INDUSTRIES , which supplies foundry tooling to all Indian foundries and automobile companies as well as many multinationals. METALCRAFT has developed tooling for practically all truck/tractor manufacturers in India including M&M , TATA, VOLVO, DAIMLAR, NISSAN HINO etc, for their blocks and heads

Mr. Khanolkar has spent 37 years in the field of foundry tooling.

Reading is his hobby , and he also writes. He has four Marathi books to his credit. Two of which have won state level awards. Takes keen interest in ROTARY activities. was president of ROTARY CLUB CHINCHWAD ( 2014-15)

He has recently authored a technical book “ PATTERN DESIGN , PRACTICAL GUIDELINES” . This book was published by INDIAN INSTITUTE OF FOUNDRYMEN in 60th INDIAN FOUNDRY CONGRESS held at Banglore.

Mr. Khanolkar is a member of TECHNICAL EXPERT PANEL ( Institute of Indian Foundrymen : National center for technical services ) constituted by IIF.

Zehhra Mirza

Specialist : Human resources & Professional counseling.

Educational Qualification : Master's degree in psychology and counselling, an internationally certified coach and mentor on Industry Psychology from ICEF, a certified coach on positive psychology from Berkeley University of California..

Career Exposure : 18+ years

Enriched with over 18 years of experience in Hr & Counselling (student and professional counselling) in sectors such as Education, ITES, IT, Chemical and Retail with leading brands like Jamnabai Narsee Monjee School, Jet Kids International,HR College,Jai Hind College,Natioanl College,Dow Chemicals, Intelenet, Shahani Education Group, Tata Group, Lifestyle.

Jonaki Thomas

Specialist : Professional Counselor

Educational Qualification : Certified NLP Practitioner,Associate Leadership and Life Coach, MSc Physics,(Delhi University),CAIIB,Certified in Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence

Career Exposure : 18+ years

Founder of Future Strides, Jonaki works in the counselling/Coaching field across all ages she has extensive experience in identifying and facilitating change of overt and covert behavioral issues; she also has enhanced skills to provide a strong foundation with proactive and creative strategies that are appropriate to working with children,adolescents,teenagers and adults.

Kunal Munshi

Specialist : Solar Energy

Educational Qualification : Kunal is an Electrical Engineer from Manipal University and holds a MBA in International Business from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade

Career Exposure : 10 years

Kunal, an avid mountaineer and guitarist, carved his own path by choosing a difficult route of entrepreneurship from a number of secure and prestigious postings with Government of India. Currently, he is the Managing Partner of Sunrater Technologies LLP, an advisory for Solar consulting. He has earlier served as Engineer-In -Charge for National Center for Antarctica & Ocean Research ,Govt. of India, apart from serving as an Electrical Engineer with RITES, Ministry of Railways and as a Project Engineer with EPIL , Ministry of Heavy Industries. He is today in a happy space of success.