Mr. Chandrakant Salunkhe has commerce background with intensive experience in Business Management.
He is the Founder and Chairman & Managing Director of Macro Group of Companies in 1991 at Mumbai.
The group is involved in Manufacturing of Packaging Machinery, Equipment and Industrial products.
The Group is also involved in Exports, Marketing, Distributorship and Franchising as well as importing Capital Goods, New Technology, Innovative and Industrial Products.
Mr. Salunkhe has also founded the following organisations to integrate Small and Medium entrepreneurs from manufacturing and service sectors. The objectives of these organisations are to support and assist entrepreneurs from various fields for business growth and expansion. He constantly puts efforts to resolve the issues and problems of the Industry and SME Sector.
Under his leadership, the above organisations have been organising various national and international level activities for the promotion of Industries and SMEs, Investment, International Cooperation and providing interactive and networking platform for identifying new business opportunities as well as imparting knowledge and education.
Mr. Salunkhe has been speaker at various international Conferences and Seminars namely, G-20 Conference on SME, SME Assembly by European Commission, SME and Industry Conference by Malaysian Government, Government of Turkey, CCPIT-China, UK, Canadian and USA Organisations and presented papers on SME Sector, Manufacturing, Finance, International Trade, Packaging Industry and Young Entrepreneurs / Start-ups.
Mr. Salunkhe has also initiated various Bi-lateral Trade Promotion Divisions for enhancing connectivity between Indian and overseas entrepreneurs and SMEs, investors, Government Agencies, Multinational companies and other industries from UK, USA, Europe, Canada, China, South Korea, Japan, Gulf Countries, Turkey and African Countries.
Mr. Salunkhe frequently travels to USA, Canada, UK, Israel, various European Countries, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Hong Kong, China, Turkey, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Egypt, Singapore, Bahrain, UAE, South Africa, Oman, Mauritius, Qatar, Taiwan and Saudi Arabia for development of business, connectivity with heads of Organisations, Government Agencies and to address and attend various conferences as well as to participate in Exhibitions and Trade Fairs.
Mr. Salunkhe has represented various Government Committees, Study Groups, Sub-Committees and Panels to give inputs on Industry, Finance and SME Sector.
Mr. Salunkhe can be contacted on : firstname.lastname@example.org
Kewal Handa has been as Managing Director of Pfizer Limited, India since 2005 to 2012. Prior to this, Kewal served as Executive Director - Finance, Pfizer Limited. Kewal was also the Managing Director of Wyeth Ltd.
During his twenty years with the company, Kewal Handa has been entrusted with positions of increasing responsibility. He has a broad range of experience and has risen above his portfolio as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) by being a key contributor to shaping the future of Pfizer. He has demonstrated leadership and excellence in strategically guiding Pfizer Limited through three mergers with Parke Davis - Warner Lambert (India) Private Limited, Pharmacia and Wyeth Ltd. respectively. Kewal has radically changed the mindset and skill sets of colleagues across the organization to achieve these goals and help them capture market opportunities.
His ability to complement strengths and overcome weaknesses has helped maximize value from mergers and create a strong organization.
Under his leadership, Pfizer India became one of the top ten pharmaceutical companies in India. Pfizer has been growing consistently above the market, Indian companies and MNCs due to new initiatives and innovative strategies implemented in the last few years. Kewal has constantly challenged the rules of the game – whether it was making Pfizer India the first MNC to enter into the branded generics space in India or explore a unique partnership with the Government to increase access.
Building a diverse organization is one of the Kewal’s key focuses. As part of this, he has driven the various teams to hire and retain women colleagues in management and most importantly in sales positions – an initiative unheard of in the Indian pharmaceutical industry. He has managed this by sensitization and developing policies that are women friendly. These initiatives are now case studies and were showcased at a ministerial round table held in Turkey.
Kewal played a critical role to make Pfizer India the first MNC to enter into the space of branded generics. Pfizer India paved the path for the others to follow. These products are not only growing faster than their competitors but also growing in the therapeutic areas. Kewal has ensured that Pfizer globally is benefitted by India, not only as a market but also as a service provider. He painstakingly worked with several stakeholders across the global organization to showcase the India potential, thus drawing funds into India. The organization went through radical change from launching 2-3 products in one decade to building capability and launching 50 products.
Kewal is recognized as an industry expert on issues concerning the pharmaceutical sector. During his tenure of Vice President of the Organization of Pharmaceutical Producers of India (OPPI), he had been at the forefront of the industry's efforts to resolve issues pertaining to the pharmaceutical sector.
Kewal has diverse experience in Finance, Commercial, Strategy and Business Development, Corporate Affairs etc. Prior to being the Finance Director of Pfizer Ltd., he was heading the Animal Health business of Pfizer India. Kewal also has experience in other sectors like Engineering, Consumer and Project Finance in companies like Schrader Scovill, SICOM, HLL & Vidyut Blades.
Kewal is the past President of All India Management Association (AIMA), a Committee Member of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), a past member of the Managing Committee of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Chairman of the Pharmaceutical Committee - ASSOCHAM. He is also a member of the Governing Boards of IIM, Raipur and was the independent Board Director and Chairman of audit committee at Alfa Lava ltd, . Kewal is a qualified Management Accountant and Company Secretary and has a Masters Degree in Commerce. He has completed the Pfizer Leadership Development Program from Harvard University and the Senior Management Development Program from IIM, Ahmadabad. He has also done a course on Marketing Strategy from Columbia Business School.
Kewal was awarded the ‘India CFO 2004 – Excellence in Finance in an MNC’ by International Market – Assessment Group, the Bharat Shiromani Award in 2007 and the Pharma Leaders - Pharma Professional of the year 2010.
Kewal is presently Promoter Director of Salus Lifecare Pvt. Ltd. and Strategic Adviser to various companies.
Prof. Dr. Uday Salunkhe is often referred to as a leader and a visionary. He is the group Director of Welingkar Institute of Management and Research (WeSchool), in Mumbai and Bangalore. Before starting at WeSchool, he was associated with well known corporate organizations such as Mahindra & Mahindra, ISPL to name a few. A mechanical engineer with a management degree in Operations and a Doctorate in Turnaround Strategies, Dr.Uday Salunkhe enjoys over 20 years of experience in academics. He earned his doctorate in 'Turnaround Strategies for Sick Companies', an achievement that helped him lead WeSchool, run by Shikshana Prasaraka Mandali (SP Mandali), one of the top B-schools in the country. Since his appointment as Director in the year 2000, he has brought more to the table at WeSchool than expected within 5 years of his appointment. His constant hard-work, persistence and commitment towards the institute earned him the position of the Group Director of WeSchool and there has been no looking back since then. He strives hard to continuously find new and innovative methods to mentor students at WeSchool to grow and be equipped with the required tools that not only make them competitive on a global playing field but also helps them succeed through imparting quality education.
At WeSchool, Dr.Uday Salunkhe is famously known for successful launches of first of its kind Post Graduate Management Programs like E-Biz, Business Design, Retail, Media and Entertainment, Healthcare and Rural Management, in addition to the launch of Innovation Lab (InnoWe) and innovative initiatives such as the Global Citizen Leader Program.
Prof. Dr. Uday Salunkhe has a great reputation in India and abroad. He has been invited as a guest faculty to prestigious institutes like the Harvard Business School and the European University in Germany. He has also conducted seminars at the Asian Institute of Management in Manila. In recognition to these efforts and rich contribution to management education, he was awarded the 'Professor Dharni Sinha Memorial Award' for Excellence in Management Education by the 12th Annual Convention on Leadership. His outstanding work has also earned him 'The Young Achievers Award' in the field of Academics by the Indo-American Society. The teachings of Jack Welch and Arya Chanakya are major influencers in Dr. Uday Salunkhe's life and all his work reflects the preaching of his gurus.
Currently serving as the Chairman of the Ad-hoc board of studies in Management Courses of the University of Mumbai, Dr. Uday Salunkhe has also been the Chairman of the Local Management Committee of the Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA) which is an initiative of the South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC). He became the President of Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS), the 2nd largest body of management schools in the world that boasts of over 500 members for the year 2007 - 2008
With the help of excellent leadership by Prof. Dr. Uday Salunkhe, WeSchool was ranked 10th in India by the Times of India B-School survey in 2015.
Before this, WeSchool was ranked 7th in West India and 16th overall in India's top 50 Business Schools by Hindustan Times Best B-schools in India Survey in 2010. Under Dr. Uday Salunkhe's remarkable leadership, Welingkar Institute enjoyed the 8th Spot in the private B-School category by Outlook in the B-School survey in 2008, 3rd in Student Exchange Program category and 7th in Faculty Exchange Program category.
It is only because of Prof. Dr. Uday Salunkhe's remarkable vision and result oriented thought process that WeSchool is a renowned institute and a name to reckon with not only in India but also at a global level. His efforts have helped Welingkar elevate to new heights and reach great milestones that have resulted in Welingkar being nominated for and also winning various awards due to Dr. Uday Salunkhe's valuable contributions in the field of education. A thought leader and motivator to students, he constantly imparts great knowledge to students all over. His articles on leadership, career management and skills have been published by various business dailies.
The Founder and Managing Director of Resurgent India Ltd., Jyoti have spearheaded Resurgent’s growth. He has more than 15 years of experience in the financial services industry. Over the years, he has been closely associated with the CEOs of highly successful mid market companies, as an advisor on business strategy and capital raising. He holds to his credit educational degrees of CFA, CA, CS, MBA (Finance) and AICWA. His core competence is in the field of corporate finance and management consultancy. Jyoti likes to spend his lighter moments playing badminton and cricket.
Annurag Batra is an entrepreneur, journalist, Internet evangelist and media expert all rolled into one. He belongs to first generation of entrepreneurs and currently Chairman of business magazine BW | Businessworld. He has multi-industry experience, having worked with India’s largest advertising and media services firm as well as in the real estate industry and a host of relevant branded event initiatives. He addresses at various International forums and contributes extensively to various national and international publications. Annurag also serves as Joint Managing Director of India’s leading fortnightly magazine Governance Now, besides mentoring many budding entrepreneurs. He was nominted as Chairman of industry committee proposed by Shri Kapil Sibal - MHRD & AICTE, to come up with a vocational training framework for the media, communication and entertainment industry.
Mr. Jitender Bhargava commenced his career in 1970 as a journalist concurrently working with the All India Radio and The Hindustan Times. Mr Bhargava held various key positions, including that of Executive Director of Air India – Inflight Service (on-board services and cabin crew); Executive Director – Human Resources Development Department and Executive Director – Corporate Communications.
He now articulates his views on TV news channels regularly.. He has recently authored a book, 'The Descent of Air India', chronicling the decline of the national carrier from an iconic airline to being virtually grounded so that other PSUs don't meet a similar fate. Regarded as an efficient and innovative officer, his services were requisitioned by the Government of India in 1982 for organizing the IX Asian Games in New Delhi. His meritorious services for successful conduct of the Games were duly recognized when he was conferred with the ‘Asiad Jyoti’ award by the President of India.
Mr. Bhargava has been a recipient of numerous awards for his extraordinary abilities in various fields. Mr Bhargava is also associated with various academic, business and social organizations viz. Public Affairs Asia, Hong Kong, as an adviser and jury member for Gold Standard Awards and member of various prominent organisations. Mr. Bhargava has taken initiative to escalate the start-ups and young entrepreneurs for better growth and empowerment.