The Global Advisory Board is an exceptional group of leaders from industry,  academia, and entrepreneurship. They bring diverse and deep expertise from various sectors and multiple geographies. 
 

Mukesh Aghi

President and Chief Executive Officer of US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF), trustee at Claremont Graduate University, and former Chief Executive and Member of the Board at L&T Infotech.

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Montek Singh Ahluwalia

Member Board of Council on Energy, Environment and Water, Former Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission of India, formerly at the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

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Prith Banerjee

CTO, ANSYS, member Board of Directors of Cray  and on the Technical Advisory Board of Ingram Micro, Candi Controls, and Virsec, and former CTO at ABB and Schneider Electric. 

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Chitta Baral

Professor and Graduate Program Chair of Computer Science, and Head of Cognition and Intelligence Lab at the Arizona State University (ASU).

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Anand Deshpande

Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of Persistent Systems since its inception and is responsible for the overall leadership, strategy and management of the Company. Member of the Dean’s Advisory Council in the School of Informatics of Indiana University.

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R. Gopalakrishnan

Author of six books, Board member of Akzo Nobel India, Castrol India, and Hemas Holdings PLC, Sri Lanka, and former Executive Director, Tata Sons, Vice Chairman, Hindustan Lever Ltd., and Chairman, Unilever, Arabia, 

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Ramesh Jain

Professor, Computer Science, UC Irvine (UCI) and Founding Director, UCI Future Health. A pioneer in the field of AI, he was the Founding Director of University of Michigan's AI Lab in 1986. 

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Pankaj Jalote

Founding Director of Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Delhi.

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Mohan Kankanhalli

Dean of National University of Singapore (NUS) School of Computing where he is the Provost’s Chair Professor of Computer Science. Before becoming the Dean in 2016, he was the NUS Vice Provost (Graduate Education) during 2014-2016 and Associate Provost (Graduate Education) during 2011-2013. 

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Anil Kakodkar

President, National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI), Chairman, Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) and Chairman, Rajiv Gandhi Science and Technology Commission (RGSTC), former Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission and IIT Bombay.

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Devesh Kapur

Starr Foundation South Asia Studies Professor and Asia Programs Director at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C.

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Vistasp M. Karbhari

President of The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) and a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Department of Civil Engineering.

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​​Pramod P. Khargonekar

Vice Chancellor for Research and Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine.

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Gauri Kirloskar

Member, Board of Directors, Kirloskar Oil Engines since 2014 and Independent Director on the boards of Bombay Dyeing and Manufacturing Company Limited and Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation Limited since early 2019. 

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Shailendra "Shail" Kumar

Founder and President of Nalanda 2.0 (www.Nalanda2.org), author of Building Golden India: How to unleash India's vast potential and transform its higher education system. Now.  and former administrator at UC Berkeley and UC San Diego. 

 

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Sunil Kumar

Global Professor of Engineering at New York University (NYU), Vice Provost for Graduate and Postdoctoral Programs at NYU Abu Dhabi, and Founding Dean of Engineering, NYU Abu Dhabi.

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Vijay Madisetti

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech, Executive Director of Georgia Tech's India Initiative, and Fellow of the IEEE.

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Arjun Malhotra

Pioneer of India's IT industry, former Chairman of Headstrong’s Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of TechSpan, and co-founder HCL group, on the Boards of ISB, Hyderabad, RGIIM Shillong, IIT (Kharagpur) Foundation and Nalanda 2.0.

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Anju Patwardhan

Director, Productive Longevity, National University of Singapore, Advisor. CE FinTech VC Fund, and a Fellow at Stanford University’s Distinguished Careers Institute (2017-2018).

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Arogyaswami Paulraj

Emeritus Professor at Stanford University, National Inventors Hall of Fame inductee (2018), and 2014 Marconi Prize and the 2011 IEEE Alexander Graham Bell medal winner. 

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Dheeraj Sanghi

Director, Punjab Engineering College (PEC), Chandigarh. Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Kanpur, he was formerly the Dean of Academic Affairs at IIT Kanpur from 2011to 2014.

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Krishna Saraswat

Rickey/Nielsen Professor in the School of Engineering, Professor of Electrical Engineering and by courtesy Professor of Materials Science & Engineering at Stanford University, honorary appointment of an Adjunct Professor at BITS, Pilani since January 2004, member of Nalanda 2.0 Board of Directors. 

 

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Ajit Singh

Partner at Artiman Ventures, Adjunct Professor in the School of Medicine at Stanford, on the Board of Directors of CardioDx, CLICK, CORE Diagnostics, medECUBE Healthcare, Aditazz, Terapore, Max Healthcare, Cadila Pharmaceuticals and Sophie Biosciences, Former CEO of Biolmagene and faculty member at Princeton University.

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Nikhil Sinha

Chief Executive Officer of GSVlabs and a Partner at Global Silicon Valley. Previously he was Chief Business Officer and Chief Content Officer, Coursera and founding Vice Chancellor, Shiv Nadar University. He is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of HCL Infosystems, Director of Silverskills Pvt. Ltd., a member of the Advisory Board of the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, . 

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Juzer Vasi

Professor Emeritus, IIT Bombay, Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of IEEE, and a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee to the Cabinet of the Government of India (2006-2017).   

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