Jury Profile


Gopal Srinivasan

Chairman & Managing Director, TVS Capital Funds Ltd.

Gopal Srinivasan is the Chairman and Founder of TVS Capital Funds Limited, Managing two mid-Market Growth Oriented Private Equity Funds, with total AUM of ₹1,100 Crores with 100%-rupee capital.

• Led investments in 22 companies in the Food & Agri, Financial Services, Fintech, Lifestyle and Healthcare Services sectors
• Invested and provided mentorship to over 25 early stage start-ups across various sectors

A 3rd generation TVS Group Family Member. Over a 30-year entrepreneurial career, founded companies operating in a wide spectrum of sectors viz. Information Technology, Private Equity, Consumer Finance, Consumer Durables. Board member of several TVS group companies, start-ups, and portfolio companies of TVS capital. Active member of SEBI’s “Alternative Investment Policy Advisory Committee (AIPAC)”, which was set up to recommend and steer policy changes to enhance India’s regulatory framework for ease of investing and catalyzing domestic capital flows. Several recommendations have been adopted. As Chairman of Indian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association IVCA) since 2015, the largest forum of VC and PE, active advocate of making “Manage in India” for fund managers easier as well as enhancing availability of domestic capital pools. Two-term Chairman of Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII) National Committee for Private Equity & Venture Capital from 2009-2011. Founder member of The Chennai Angels, Chennai’s premier Angel Investor network with over 100 Angel investors. Chairman of Board of Governors at Forge CIBI (a Technology Accelerator & Incubator), hosted at the Kumaraguru College of Technology.

A strong believer in the importance of business education, he serves on the Advisory board of University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, and on the Governing Council of the Loyola Institute of Business Administration in Chennai. Formerly served on the boards of Great Lakes Institute of Management (GLIM) and Institute of Financial Management & Research (IFMR).

Gopal earned a B.Com from Loyola College, Chennai and an MBA from the Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.

Vikram Limaye

Managing Director & CEO, National Stock Exchange of India Limited (NSE)

He is the Managing Director and CEO of the National Stock Exchange of India Limited (NSE) which is the world’s second largest exchange in cash market trades and one of the top three exchanges in index and stock derivatives volumes.

Prior to joining NSE, he was the Managing Director & CEO of IDFC Limited, a diversified financial services conglomerate. He started his professional career with Arthur Andersen in Mumbai in 1987 while pursuing his Chartered Accountancy and worked in the audit and business advisory services groups of Arthur Andersen, Ernst & Young and the consumer banking group of Citibank before going to the US in 1994 to pursue a MBA. After completing his MBA, he worked on Wall Street in USA for 8 years with Credit Suisse First Boston in a variety of roles in investment banking, capital markets, structured finance and credit portfolio management before returning to Mumbai, India in 2004.

He has contributed to various committees of government and industry associations on a range of topics surrounding infrastructure, economic policy, markets, trade, minority affairs etc. He has been a speaker at various domestic and international conferences and has been part of international government delegations for infrastructure and foreign direct investments into India. He has also been on the boards of various corporates, educational institutions and not for profit organisations.

Vishakha Mulye

Executive Director, ICICI Bank Limited

Deep Kalra

Founder, Group Chairman and Group CEO, Make My Trip

Deep is the Founder, Group Chairman and Group CEO of India’s leading online travel company, MakeMyTrip Ltd. Launched in India in 2005, MakeMyTrip is today one of the largest e-commerce business in the country. Deep steered MakeMyTrip as CEO since its inception in 2000, to a successful listing on NASDAQ in August 2010. He took on the role of Group CEO in August 2013, to focus on Strategy, M&A and international businesses. He continues to lead the Group’s strategic development and overall execution excellence.

Deep served as the President of TiE Delhi Chapter from 2013 to 2016 and continues to serve as an active board member. He is the Vice Chairman of IAMAI and a member of Nasscom’s Internet Council. Deep is also closely involved with leading industry bodies like CII and FICCI as part of their Travel & Tourism sub-committees. He is one of the founders of Ashoka University and serves on their governing body. A believer in citizens effort, he is a founding member of “I am Gurgaon” – an NGO focused on improving the quality of life in Gurgaon.

Deep has been recognized by Ernst & Young as Entrepreneur of the Year – Business Transformation (2011) and as the most powerful Digital influencer in India (2012) by KPMG. TTG Asia awarded him Best Travel Entrepreneur of 2012 at the TTG Travel Awards.

Prior to his entrepreneurial venture with MakeMyTrip, Deep has had corporate stints with GE Capital, AMF Bowling Inc. and ABN AMRO Bank. He holds an MBA degree from IIM, Ahmedabad and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi. His interests include swimming, yoga, adventure sports quizzing and travelling.

Abhishek Lodha

Managing Director, Lodha Group

Abhishek Lodha has been associated with the Lodha Group for the last fourteen years, and currently serves as Managing Director of the company. Prior to this, he worked on advising Fortune 500 Companies to Business Strategy as a consultant with McKinsey & Company (in Atlanta, USA).

Abhishek Lodha has been instrumental in establishing a company that exceeds the expectations of the customer and builds a better life for them. He has a focus on creating a process-oriented organization to enable top professionals to be at the helm of decision-making within the group. Abhishek has been at the helm of this growth and has been Managing Director of the group since 2010. Under his leadership, the company has been India’s largest real estate developer by sales for 5 consecutive years since FY 12-13 and has clocked a record sale of Rs. 8,200 crore in FY 16-17.

In 2003, Abhishek joined the family business. In just one decade from 2003 to 2013, Lodha Group grew from a middle-rung developer in Mumbai to India’s largest developer with sales growth from Rs. 50 crore to Rs. 7500 crore in FY 12-13. This represents a sustained annual CAGR of 75% over the first decade of the 2nd generation leadership being involved in the business, which would be one of the highest rates of sustained growth for any company of comparable size. In late 2016, the company’s assets were valued by Knight Frank at > USD 12 billion.

• Leaders of Indian Infrastructure and Construction, Economic Times, 2009
• Top 50 Young Marwaris, Times of India Group, 2008
• President’s Award for highest GPA amongst the graduating class at Georgia Institute of Technology, August 2000
• Henry Ford II Scholar Award, Georgia Institute of Technology, June 2000
• Recipient, Inaugural Honors Recognition Program, Georgia Institute of Technology
• Member, Deans List, Georgia Institute of Technology, Fall’97 – Summer’01
• Recipient, Faculty Honors, Georgia Institute of Technology, Fall’97 – Summer’01

Apart from his academic achievements, he has held important posts while at the University, which include being President, India Club of Georgia Tech from 1999 – 2000 and Board Member, Child Relief and You – Georgia Tech chapter from 1998 – 2000. Since 2017, he serves on the Board of Governors of Anant National University – Gandhinagar.

His hobbies and interests include Architecture, Travel, Politics, Cricket and Tennis and he bagged his degree from M.S., Industrial and Systems Engineering (Supply Chain and Logistics), Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta – USA. Abhishek’s expertise lies in Strategy, Design, Project Management, Legal, and Brand Communication

Shailender Kumar

CEO, Oracle India Private Limited

Shailender Kumar is Managing Director for Oracle India. In this role, Mr. Kumar’s primary responsibility is to grow Oracle’s business in India, increase Oracle’s market share across all product lines and solutions, ensure customer satisfaction and drive Oracle’s citizenship initiatives in the country. As Managing Director, Mr. Kumar manages an entire team of experienced sales and sales consulting professionals from all lines of business including Technology, Applications, Middleware and Systems; focusing on delivering Oracle’s solutions to its 7000+ customers in India. Under Oracle’s renewed strategy, Mr. Kumar will also oversee new businesses such as the public sector unit, geo-expansion business unit (expansion into tier 2, tier 3 markets), Key Accounts Programs and the cloud business.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Kumar was Group Vice President, Key Accounts Program and led this business into one of Oracle India’s most successful programs. Under his leadership, the Key Accounts team became a significant contributor to Oracle India’s overall revenue and a critical asset to Oracle India’s growth strategy. He also successfully orchestrated a tightly integrated working model between the Line of Business leaders and Key Account Directors which resulted in high-profile transformational business for Oracle India. Previously, Mr. Kumar served as Vice President for Oracle India’s Middleware business.

Before joining Oracle, Mr. Kumar was Managing Director at Quest Software and BEA Systems India Private Limited. In previous assignments, he has held senior positions at Microsoft India and IBM India. Mr. Kumar started his career with CMC Limited.

Shailender holds a post-graduate degree in Business Management from the Institute of Management Technology and has received his engineering degree from the Institute of Engineers.