Speaker Bio's:  

R. Chandrasekharan
Chairman, Kerala State Cashew Development Corporation
Chandrasekharan, Chairman of Kerala State Cashew Development Corporation. With over 2 decades of experience, Chandrasekharan has held many positions in many esteemed organizations. He was the Former Chairman at Kerala Institute of Labour and Employment. Possessing a Diploma in Trade Union Management System from the International Labour Organisation (ILO), he has served as the President or General Secretary of several Trade Unions.
Gopala Pillai
Past Chairman, Indo-American Chamber of Commerce(Kerala)
Dr. Pillai has over 38 years of Professional experience in various capacities. He was the CEO of various Public Sector Undertakings for the last 21 years. One of his last assignment was as the Chairman & Managing Director of Fertilizers and Chemicals Travancore Limited (FACT Ltd.) -- a schedule A company of the Govt; of India -, prior to which he was the Managing Director of Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (KINFRA) – for about 13 years. He was expert member to the Planning Commission, Government of India, for the specialized fields like Bio-technology, Food processing etc. He is the Past Chairman of the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce(Kerala).
Nishesh Shah
President, Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Cochin
Nishesh is the President of the Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Immediately after his MBA he joined Pidilite Industries. He took over as the country head of Bangladesh – youngest member in the history of Pidilite to do so ( at age of 25). Quit Pidilite in 2002 and took over family business – Universal Oleoresins in Kochi, since then.
Prakash Chandran
Chairman, Indo-American Chamber of Commerce-Kerala
Prakash Chandran has his basic education at Kottayam and graduation from CMS College Kottayam. He was the president of Rotary Club of Cochin North for the year 2005 06. As the President, he organized Multi Zone Membership Development Seminar & Sasthra Mela for students in association with ISRO, science Association and Kerala Government.
Jacob Kuruvilla
VP & Chief Financial Officer, V Guard Industries Ltd
Roshan K Menon
Vice President, Binani Zinc
Roshan comes with three decades of experience. His expertise lies in Finance, Accounting, Strategic Management and Procurement of raw materials, consumables, engineering spares, capital equipment.
Robin Joy
CIO & GM, V Guard Industries
Robin has more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry. At V-Guard he is managing the IT infrastructure covering factory, corporate office and more than 35 branches through effective FMS and SLA with different service providers and an overall team of thirty IT professionals. His experties lies in ERP hardware procurement, deployment and setting up of Data center. Prior to V-Guard, Robin was associated with ITC Ltd, Hindustan Paper Corp and many more.
Manoj P.B
Regional Manager – Kerala Emerging Enterprises, Sify
Manoj has over two decades of experience in IT industry and has worked in companies like Zenith Computers, Tata Infotech, PCS, and DELL.
Ameer Khan E
Security Consultant, Symantec
Ameer is a Security professional with 9 years of experience with Symantec, in handling 0-day threats/exploits and expertise in handling Malware/Virus outbreaks for very large enterprise customers. He is currently practicing on information protection, Identity protection and Data loss prevention. Ameer has a deep knowledge on Symantec global intelligent network and handles Deepsight queries for his customers.
Narayanan Attupurathmana Raman
Narayanan is having more than two decades of experience in finance. His expertise lies in Corporate Finance, Corporate Treasury, Working Capital Management, Management of Audits, Accounting & Reporting, Taxation, Audit, Budgeting, Planning, Strategic Cost Management, Import & Export Management, Commercial Functions, and Administration in the Manufacturing industry. Prior to IMC, he was associated with English Indian Clays Ltd, Cochin Minerals & Rutile Ltd and many more.
K K Balachandran
General Manager, HMT Machine Tools Limited
Balachandran has over three decades of experience in the manufacturing industry. His expertise lies in manufacturing of General Purpose machines, CNC machines and Printing Machines. Currently Balachandran is the Unit Chief of HMT Machine Tools Limited, Kalamassery heading Machine Tools and Printing Machinery Division.