The Indian School of Business (ISB) is pleased to launch the inaugural edition of the ‘PGPMAX Leadership Summit’ this October, with a vision to fuel future opportunities and avenues for maximizing the potential of the ISB community. Focused towards nurturing the leader in every individual, the summit will gather the best of the ignited minds to enlighten and collectively uplift the spirits of the global communities during these unprecedented times!

The summit will be a confluence of thought leadership, cultural diversity, and innovative ideas, from around the world. This also coincides with celebrating 10 years of the PGPMAX journey and will seize the intellectual cache, power the synergies, and drive lifelong learning for the ISB community.

The summit will strive to discuss and debate the competence to REINVENT, REBUILD and REVIVE the global landscape including businesses, and societies.


  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • + 05:30 PM – 06:00 PM

    The Grand Launch

    Opening remarks by the Senior Leadership of ISB. Launch of Catch-a-Tale (First e-story book authored by ISB kids)
    Professor Rajendra Srivastava
    Novartis Professor of Marketing Strategy and Innovation
    Professor Milind G. Sohoni
    Area Leader - Operations Management
    Deputy Dean - Academic Affairs and Hyderabad Campus
    Professor Philip Zerrillo
    Deputy Dean
    Practice Professor - Marketing
  • + 06:05 PM – 07:05 PM

    Executive Connect

    Engage with a strong network of ISB Board Members, as they share their experience and journey

    Sanjiv Puri
    Chairman & MD – ITC Ltd.
    Executive Board Member – ISB

    Moderator: Dibyendu Bikash Bose
    Head - Office of Alumni Engagement and Admissions & Financial Aid
    Director - Dean's Office
  • + 07:10 PM – 08:15 PM

    Back to Classroom with Professor Harbir Singh

    Learning session with top global faculty
    Professor Harbir Singh
    Mack Professor
    Professor of Management
    Co-Director, Mack Institute for Innovation Management
    Faculty Director, Huntsman Program
    Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
    Moderator: Professor Harsha Tadikonda
    Assistant Professor- Strategy
  • + 08:20 PM – 09:05 PM

    Mīmāṃsā - The Reflection

    Success stories of Indian entrepreneurs - inspiration to disrupt, innovate and push boundaries

    Harshavardhan Neotia
    Ambuja Neotia Group 

    Dipali Goenka
    CEO & Joint MD
    Welspun India Ltd. 
    Moderator: Professor Kavil Ramachandran
    Clinical Professor - Entrepreneurship
    Executive Director - Thomas Schmidheiny Centre for Family Enterprise (TSCFE)
  • + 09:10 PM – 09:55 PM

    Pow-wow with inspirational leaders – what gives?

    On tailwinds to build resilience and how they resoundingly maintain their stead at all times, straight from the top brass from – FT Top 100 companies
    Kulmeet Bawa
    President & MD 
    SAP, Indian Subcontinent
    Sri Shivananda
    Moderator: Professor Chandrasekhar Sripada
    Clinical Professor -Organisational Behaviour
  • + 10:00 PM – 10:45 PM

    Digital Transformation | Coding Future of Businesses

    On demystifying the concept of digital transformation and what it really means to ‘digitally transform a business’

    Dilip Asbe
    MD & CEO
    National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)
    Savi Baveja
    Bain & Company

    Moderator: Professor Abhishek Kathuria
    Assistant Professor - Information Systems
  • 10:45 PM – 11:00 PM

    Closing - Day 1

  • + 05:00 PM – 06:00 PM

    Venture the Unventured: Powered by Creativity and Boldness

    Freewheeling chat with bold personalities who have ventured onto off beaten paths, in pursuit of their passion yet created a niche for themselves
    Dhiraj Malhotra
    Delhi Capitals
    Guneet Monga
    Indian Film Producer
    Founder - Sikhya Entertainment
    R Balki
    Indian Filmmaker
    Moderator: Gayatri Rangachari Shah
    Journalist and Author
  • + 06:05 PM – 06:50 PM

    Duologue with Transformers

    Recoding the DNA of businesses. Spotlight on sectors thinking big about future - the story of reinvention and revival. The three parallel tracks are New Age Technologies, E-Retail & Digital Innovation, Healthcare & Life Sciences. 
    New Age Technologies: 
    Krishna Bhagavathula
    Senior Vice President & CTO
    National Basketball Association (NBA)
    Dr. Ganesh Natrajan
    Chairman - 5F World, Lighthouse Communities Foundation, PCC
    Board Director- SBI, GTT, Kalzoom Advisors, AVPN, Hinduja Global Solutions, Educate Girls, Principal, SVP International
    Moderator: Professor Rajib Saha
    Assistant Professor- Information Systems
    É-Retail and Digital Innovation: 
    Kishore Thota
    Director – India Consumer Engagement and Marketing  
    Amazon India
    Arijit Sarker
    Vice President- gTech Professional Services
    Google Site Lead- Google Hyderabad
    Moderator: Professor Milind G. Sohoni
    Area Leader - Operations Management
    Deputy Dean - Academic Affairs and Hyderabad Campus
    Healthcare & Life Sciences:
    Dr. Sangita Reddy
    Joint Managing Director
    Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd. 
    Dr. Jogin Desai
    Founder & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
    Eyestem Research Pvt Ltd.
    Moderator: Professor Sarang Deo
    Professor-Operations Management
    Executive Director-Max Institute of Healthcare Management (MIHM)
  • + 07:00 PM – 08:00 PM

    Onward and Upward - Seal of Minervas

    Fireside chat with an awe-inspiring woman leader

    Padmaja Chakravarty
    General Counsel – Citi India, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh
    Executive Board member – ISB
    Moderator: Professor Chandan Chowdhury
    Practice Professor
    Senior Associate Dean
    Executive Director - Munjal Institute for Global Manufacturing (MIGM) & Punj Lloyd Institute of Infrastructure Management (PLIIM)
  • + 08:05 PM – 09:05 PM

    Leadership and Strategy: The New Normal

    Approach to leadership & strategy across the organisations of future, in this world of disruption

    Dr K Rajeswara Rao
    Additional Secretary - NITI Aayog
    Government of India
    Rajeev Dubey
    Principal Advisor - Mahindra & Mahindra
    Chairman - Mahindra Insurance Brokers Ltd.
    Member of the Governing Body - International Labor Organization (ILO), Geneva
    Abhishek Ganguly
    Managing Director
    PUMA India 
    Moderator: Professor Ram Nidumolu
    Clinical Professor - Organisational Behaviour
  • + 09:10 PM – 10:10 PM

    Discovery Zone - Ballista 2020 | Arming the Future Founders

    A vibrant pitch carpet for future founders and owners. The chance to land start-up thrive ecosystem in the discovery zone

    Prasad Vanga
    Founder & CEO
    Anthill Ventures
    Sanjay Mehta
    Founder & Partner - 100X.VC
    Early Stage Investor

    Professor S Arunachalam
    Assistant Professor - Marketing
    Academic Director - Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE)

    Bowie Lau
    Founder & Managing Director

    Vinay Bansal
    Founder & Chief Executive Officer
    Inflection Point Ventures (IP Ventures)



  • + 10:10 PM – 10:20 PM

    Closing Remarks and Vote of Thanks

    Dibyendu Bikash Bose
    Head - Office of Alumni Engagement and Admissions & Financial Aid
    Director - Dean's Office
  • + 10:20 PM – 10:45 PM


    Celebrating 10 years of PGPMAX
    Unveil the PGPMAX 'Alumni-Hall of Fame' to celebrate achievements of alumni. A tribute to alums by PGPMAX Co '20.


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