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Mr. Binod Kumar Bawri is a leading intellectual, visionary, entrepreneur, and philanthropist in India. He is the pioneer of industrialization in North-East India. For over 40 years he has dedicated himself to the economic and social enhancement of North-East India. He has uplifted the lives of tens of thousands of people through results-oriented philanthrophy and public-spirited endeavors.

He was the Founder of Calcom Cement, the largest private-sector enterprise in North-East India. Calcom provided direct and indirect employment to over 25,000 people annually. Mr. Bawri has over 30 years of experience in the cement industry, and over 40 years of business experience in manufacturing. At the age of 21 he set up one of the first manufacturing industries in North-East India. He started and built several companies in diverse industries such as plywood, timber, cement, spices, retail, software, and construction, etc., over the last four decades.

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Ambassador Asoke Kumar Mukerji is an Indian diplomat and writer. He was the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations from 2013 to 2015. He was the Former Special Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, India where he was responsible for India’s foreign policy planning and review, participation in international organizations, border management, and cyber issues.

He headed the Government of India’s multi-agency counter terrorism working groups with foreign countries, including the five permanent members of the UN Security Council. He co-chaired the India-EU Security Dialogue. During his 36-year career in the Indian Foreign Service, Ambassador Mukerji served in London as Acting/Deputy High Commissioner; Moscow as Deputy Chief of Mission, overseeing the acquisition of state-of-the art air, land and sea defence systems by India’s armed forces; and Washington DC as Political Officer and Special Assistant to the Ambassador.

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ADVISORS 

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Dr. Ashish Gupta is a co-founder of Helion and serves on several boards including ezetap, Pubmatic, simplilearn, SMSGupshup, Naukri (NSE: NAUKRI) and Qwikcilver. He has co-founded two successful companies – Tavant Technologies and Junglee (AMZN).

He has also worked at Woodside Fund, Oracle Corporation and IBM research. He is a leading venture capitalist and angel investor. Some of his past investments include Daksh (IBM), NAUKRI, MakeMyTrip (MMYT), MuSigma , Upwork, and Redbus (MIH).

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Dr. Nikhil Agarwal is the Founder of Entrepreneur Café, a global entrepreneurship movement connecting over 45,000 entrepreneurs in 100 cities in 6 continents. He is the Convener of India Global, a leading think tank based in Denver.  He is the Former CEO of Innovation, Government of Andhra Pradesh, India.

During his tenure he helped develop several large scale urban and rural innovation projects and incubation centers. He helped forge many important national and international relationships for the Government of Andhra Pradesh.

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FOUNDERS

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Ritesh Bawri is the Founder of Think India. He is the Founder of Quantta Analytics, a Big Data and Artificial Intelligence driven platform that creates efficiencies in human interactions. He is the Co-Founder of Diduce Technologies, a software startup focused on search.

He was the Managing Director of Calcom Cement, the largest private-sector enterprise in North-East India. He spent over a decade building and running cement plants in Eastern India. He was the founder of Cijen, an analytics and software company based out of California. He served as the President of the University of Michigan Indian Alumni Association. He is a member of the Alumni Board, Ross School of Business. He co-founded the India Business Conference at the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business.

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Malvika Bawri is the Co-Founder and President of Think India. She is the Founder of Diduce Technologies, a software startup focused on search. She is the Co-Founder of Quantta Analytics, a Big Data and Artificial Intelligence driven platform that creates efficiencies in human interactions.

She was the Chief Strategy Officer of Calcom Cement, the largest private-sector enterprise in North-East India. She is the Founder of ‘Ideopedia’, an organization that disseminates cutting-edge information and ideas to over five thousand of India’s ‘top influencers’. Ideopedia’s readers, India’s top-brass, are leading policy makers and thought leaders. The top 5000 influencers in India, including Top members of the Judiciary and the Legislature, Leading Scientists, Distinguished Academicians, CEO’s, and others, comprise the Ideopedia Circle.

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