Jury 2023

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Pooja Dhingra, Founder & CEO of Le15 Patisserie

Pooja Dhingra, Founder & CEO of Le15 Patisserie, is a renowned pastry chef. Trained at top culinary institutes, she brought macarons to India with Le15's inception in 2010. Recognized as an INK Fellow and Forbes '30 under 30' awardee, Pooja has authored seven cookbooks, including award-winning 'The Big Book of Treats.' Her podcast, #NoSugarCoat, delves into entrepreneurship's raw ingredients.
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Rajiv Anand Executive Director (Wholesale Banking) - Axis Bank

Rajiv Anand is a rank holding qualified Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce. He has over 28 years of experience in the financial services industry & has taken over as the Executive Director - Wholesale Banking at Axis Bank with effect from December 2018. He will also drive the agenda for some of the key subsidiaries like Axis Capital, Axis UK and ATreds.
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Shaili Chopra, Founder of SheThePeople.TV

Shaili Chopra is the founder of SheThePeople.TV passionately championing stories of women and their real efforts across India. She is also the founder of Gytree, a platform provides women with better health outcomes by working with experts and using technology to provide personalized journeys.
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Akila Urankar, Director at Business Standard Private Limited

  • President and Director, Business Standard
  • Successfully led Business Standard to becoming the second largest business newspaper in the country, with a net revenue of over 100 crores.
  • Launched 13 new editions and grew circulation by more than 300%.
  • Mentor and talent developer of teams of increasing size and scope (450 employees).
  • President, Indian Newspaper Society -2017-18
  • Independent Director, Board of Kotak Mahindra Prime Limited
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Hrishikesh Kannan, Radio Jockey and Podcast Host

Hrishikesh Kannan, aka Hrishi K, excels as Radio Host and National Brand Head at RadioOne India Network where he oversees content creation, on-air, and digital execution, along with revenue enhancement through brand integration.

He is also a renowned sports commentator, an award-winning host and a podcaster.

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Varun Vazir, TV actor

Varun Vazir is a versatile individual who wears many hats. An accomplished actor, aspiring filmmaker, and speech & drama instructor, Varun's passion for storytelling shines through. With a background in advertising and journalism, he brings a unique perspective to his creative pursuits. A fervent social media enthusiast, Varun continues to inspire through his multifaceted journey.
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Taniya Biswas, Co-Founder at Suta

Taniya, who wears several hats as an entrepreneur, TEDx speaker, change-maker, and vocal advocate for mindful fashion, is the co-founder of Suta. She has an engineering degree in ceramics from the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, and an MBA from IIM, Lucknow. She was associated with IBM as an associate consultant, worked as a production manager at Tata Refractories, and was a marketing consultant with Seed Fund’s investee firm, before co-founding Suta with her sister Sujata.