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Kolkata Event - 15 Dec 2016 (Concluded)

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The digital revolution has intersected every business vertical across the industry, and is here to stay. The final event of the Do Big Symposium season 9 presented by Tata Tele Business Services & powered by CNBC-TV18 was held in Kolkata at Taj Bengal on 15th December, 2016. The event commenced with the keynote address delivered by Kaushik Banerjee, President and CEO of Asset Finance, Magma Fincorp Ltd. He quoted, “Enterprises need to continuously revisit their business model and avoid complacency.” He further added that this needs to be done in order to reap digital dividends for organisations. As the keynote address concluded, Mr. Prateek Pashine, President Enterprise, Tata Tele Business Services took the stage to present Tata Tele Business Services’ view on Digital Dividends: A Leader’s Perspective. This was followed by a panel discussion on “Digital Dividends: A Leader’s Perspective’. The panel consisted of Shitanshu Jhunjhunwalla, Director of Turtle Ltd., Gyanesh Chaudhary, MD and CEO of Vikram Solar Pvt. Ltd., Keshav Bhajanka – Director of CenturyPly, Suvankar Sen – Executive Director of Senco and Harjit Singh Chauhan – Head – SME Operations, Enterprise Business, Tata Teleservices Ltd. The event was brought to a close by a vote of thanks and summary of the evening’s proceedings delivered by Abhimanyu Radhakrishnan.

Our Kolkata Event Speakers

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Gyanesh Chaudhary - (MD & CEO Vikram Solar Pvt. Limited)

A dynamic business leader and the key driving force of Vikram Solar, Mr. Gyanesh Chaudhary is the Managing Director & CEO of Vikram Solar Private Limited. Under his able leadership, the company has established itself as an internationally acclaimed solar PV module manufacturer and a comprehensive EPC solutions provider. Mr. Chaudhary strongly believes in the economic, environmental and social implications of business and understands the value of sustainability for business growth and continuity. Ideologically, he believes solar is the core strategy and an answer to various environmental issues affecting the world today. He is a graduate in Business Management from Cardiff University, U.K., and has done Executive Education in Marketing and International Trade from Harvard Business School and Boston University, U.S.A. In addition to his responsibilities at Vikram Solar, he is actively associated in a leadership position with various industry bodies: • Member of Solar Energy Task Force of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). • Chairman, Standing Committee on Power & Renewable Energy, MCC Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MCC) • Chairman, Manufacturing Committee of National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) • Former Co-Chairman, Energy Task Force of Confederation of Indian Industry, Eastern Region Additionally, he is also a member of Indian Chamber of Commerce, Bharat Chamber of Commerce, West Bengal State Solar Advisory Committee, Indian Electrical & Electronic Manufacturing Association, Federation of Indian Export Organization, Engineering Export Promotion Council and Calcutta Management Association.

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Kaushik Banerjee - (President & CEO - Asset Finance Magma Fincorp Ltd)

Kaushik Banerjee is the President & CEO – Asset Finance of Magma Fincorp Ltd, a leading Non-Banking Finance Company in India. Magma operates through 273 branches in 25 states, employs about 9000 people and has assets under management of nearly Rs 18,000 crore. Magma offers a wide bouquet of services including Asset finance, SME Finance, Affordable Home Finance and General Insurance (through a JV with HDI Gerling, a German Insurer). Kaushik Banerjee is an alumnus of La Martinere for Boys Kolkata. He completed his B.Com from Sydenham College of Commerce & Economics, Mumbai followed by an MBA in Marketing from the Asian Institute of Management Manila, Philippines. Kaushik has spent 25 years in the retail financial services industry, having begun his career with ITC Classic Finance. He spent 7 years with Esanda Finanz (a subsidiary of ANZ Grindlays Bank), followed by a 14 year stint with Chola Finance, where he joined as CMO - Westand rose to become President – Asset Finance, based in Chennai. His last position in Chola was in Mumbai as President – Strategy & Corporate Affairs. During his tenure in Chola, Kaushik successfully grew the asset book from Rs.1000 crores to Rs.17500 crores and established Chola as a leading financier of commercial vehicles with leadership in Light & Small commercial vehicles. He also expanded the branch network from under 100 to over 500 with a team of over 12500. He broad based the product mix by introducing Used vehicles, Tractors, and Construction Equipment and ensured that Chola enjoyed a reputation of consistently delivering superior portfolio quality.

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Keshav Bhajanka - (Director CenturyPly)

Mr. Keshav Bhajanka is a meritorious graduate from Warwick University, UK in Bachelors of Accounts and Finance in 2010. He also topped Class Twelfth in the year 2007 from The Cambridge School, Calcutta. He started his career as the Director-In-Charge of Decorative Business of CenturyPly, headquartered in Kolkata, in 2010. Within a short span of time, Keshav today is the man behind many successful projects of the company which includes Exteria exterior laminates,and the supply chain management project of the decorative business. Keshav’s aim is to make Century Ply one the Fortune 500 companies by 2020 and to double the capacity of Laminates in India. He is the member of ‘Round Table India’, a charitable organisation that promotes freedom to education and also a member of ‘Friends of Tribal Society’.

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Shitanshu Jhunjhunwalla - (Director Turtle Limited)

He is the young lead behind the exceptional success and growth of the organization. A youthful, go getter and versatile personality who looks for excellence in every aspect of life. A supply chain engineer from Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, Shitanshu Jhunjhunwalla, has been one of the key players in developing an orthodox manufacturing company in to a lifestyle retail brand in India. As a Director in Turtle Limited, Shitanshu has been meticulously contributing towards the growth and success of the organization. He joined Turtle in 2009 and since then the company under his leadership, has been growing with a youthful vibrancy. His wealth of experience, global exposure, business acumen and an in-depth understanding of the market scenario has significantly contributed to the growth and established it as a leading player in this segment. To create a successful global corporate house, seeking excellence in lifestyle, consumer delight, business ethics and innovation through the medium of menswear fashion, Shitanshu Jhunjhunwala brought international fashion trends to India. He is an active member of Retailers Association of India, Alumnorum Societas (ALSOC) - St. Xavier’s School - Kolkata, Georgia Entrepreneurs Society, Young Entrepreneur Organization – Kolkata Chapter, Member of CAN – Calcutta Angel Network, Mentor at Neoleap Accelerator Program, Kolkata.

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Suvankar Sen - (Executive Director Senco)

Mr. Suvankar Sen is the 4th generation entrepreneur from the house of Senco Gold & Diamonds. After completing his graduation from St. Xavier’s College , Calcutta and his Management from IMT , Ghaziabad he plunged into family business in 2005 to take it to dizzying heights. He brought in strategic and contemporary thinking which is the hallmark of any modern business of today. Under his stewardship Senco Gold & Diamonds embarked on a path breaking journey which included setting up a strong identity in new unknown shores. That journey continues unabated even with more momentum with his vision firmly set to make Senco Gold & Diamonds an 100 store retail jewellery chain by 2018.

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