LIST OF SPEAKERS – 2017

 

 

Mats Agervi, CEO of Combient

Former CEO for Global Services India Pvt LTD at Ericsson, which he built to 15 000 employees. Before that, he was the Head of Strategy, Sales & Marketing, BU Global Services – Ericsson in Sweden, Sweden.His first assignment in India was as head of Global Delivery, India with IBM, where he founded the unit Global Delivery and built it to 45 000 employees. 

Mats will participate in Re-Imagining India – Part Two – Make In India session at the Business Day

Nalini Bonnier, Director Deutsche Bank in Stockholm

Nalini is a Director at Deutsche Bank Wealth Management in Stockholm, providing investment advice to large privately owned family offices, foundations and private individuals in need of complex international solutions.

She has a broad background from the financial sector working in various roles as CIO at the wealth management company Catella Förmögenhetsförvaltning, as a partner/ hedgefund manager at the global equity long-short tech hedgefund Manticore Capital in the Brummer & Partners Group and also as a partner/hedgefund manager at the global hedgefund Consepio. Prior to this Nalini held various positions as a portfolio manager and financial analyst at The Third National Pension Fund, SEB Kapitalförvaltning and Handelsbanken Markets. She started her career as a financial journalist at the financial daily newspaper Finanstidningen, Dagens Industri and for one season also co-hosting the Swedish Television business talk-show “Affärer” on SVT:s Kanal 1.

Nalini will moderate Re-Imagining India – Part One – Innovation and Sustainable Environment session at the Business Day

SAIREE CHAHAL, FOUNDER AND CEO, SHEROES.IN

Sairee Chahal is the founder and CEO of www.sheroes.in – an online career destination for women.

The SHEROES community has access to high growth career resources, mentorship and support. SHEROES engages with businesses to help them connect with female talent in the form of employees, partners, customers and business owners. Sairee is India’s foremost women-at- work evangelist and earlier co-founded Fleximoms. She is also the convener for The SHEROES Summit and has been instrumental in bringing together businesses and women professionals on a common platform. Nominated for the Editor’s choice for L’oreal Femina Women’s Award, she is also a Cartier Women’s Award Initiative for 2012 alumni, a TED speaker, Business Today, Most Powerful Women in Indian Business 2012 and has been featured on shows such as Young Turks, Pioneering Spirit and What Women Want. Sairee went to Jawaharlal Nehru University for an MPhil in international relations and to IMT, Ghaziabad for a PG in business management.

Sairee will participate in Skilling- Part Two – Skill Up Women in India and Technology: Impact on my Life sessions at the Business Day

 

Hemmant Jha, Chief Design Officer at the Godrej&Boyce Manufacturing Company Ltd

Hemmant believes that Good Design is about finding creative and meaningful solutions to complex problems – across scales, industries and cultures. Good Design is beautiful, rigorous, honest, ambitious, sustainable and responsible. Good Design goes beyond the sensual and the aesthetic. It is more than its functional performance – it appeals to your senses and your intellect. Hemmant received his Master of Architecture degree from Yale University, and his undergraduate degree from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. Hemmant is a supporter and collector of well-designed objects, however humble.

Hemmant will participate in Textile 2047 and Technology: Impact on my Life sessions at the Business Day

 

Johanna Eriksson, R&D Engineer at Domsjö Fabriker

R&D Engineer at Domsjö Fabriker, M.Sc. Engineering Chemistry

Johanna started working at Domsjö Fabriker in 2015 after she did her master thesis for Domsjö Fabriker and MoRe Research about pilot spinning of viscose staple fibres.

Work as a project manager for project mainly regarding Domsjö Cellulose. Does also work with technical customer support and process development.

Johanna will participate in Textile 2047 session at the Business Day

 

Ulf Skarin, Communication Stretigist 

Ulf Skarin works as a communication strategist, moderator, lecturer and writer. He is the creative director at Veckans Affärer with over twenty years of experience as an economic journalist, formerly as editor in chief of Veckans Affärer.

Everyday at #ulfslunch he eats with a new person shaping the future of business.

Ulf will be the moderator for Technology: Impact on my lifeTechnology: Impact on my City and Technology: Impact on my Country sessions at the Business Day

 

Alan Mamedi Co-Founder and CEO, Truecaller

Alan Mamedi is the CEO and co-founder of Truecaller. Truecaller is one of the leading mobile communication applications in the world with services in caller ID, spam detection and dialer functionalities, and has more than 250 million users globally. In this position, Alan focuses on product development and innovation, and charting the strategic roadmap for the company’s success.

Alan lives in Stockholm with his wife, daughter and son, and is an alumnus of KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden where he holds a degree in Computer Science.   

Alan will be participating in the Technology: Impact on my Country session at the Business Day

Östen Ekengren, Vice President for IVL Swedish Environmental Institute

Mr Ekengren is Vice President for IVL Swedish Environmental Institute since 2000. He has joined IVL in 1978. During the years he has been responsible for the implementation of different water treatment technologies in Swedish industries. . He has been project leader for more than hundred National and fifteen international /European Environmental technology projects. Mr Ekengren is also member of the Euro environment umbrella (EUREKA) where he has been active to adopt a new strategy based on the ETAP. He is also member in the European Water Technology platform WSSTP and EIP (European Innovation Platform).

Areas of expertise: – Energy efficiency, Renewable energy, Sustainable Production, Environmental Technology, Resource Effective Processes. (Membrane Technology, Ion-exchange Technology, Chemical Treatment, Filtration Technology), Water conservation, Sustainable production and consumption, Green product development, Waste incineration with energy recovery, Treatment of sewage waste water, Remediation of soil, Sustainable City, Biogas and gasification, Life Cycle Approach.

Östen will participate in the Re-Imagining India – Part One – Innovation and Sustainable Environment session at the Business Day

Jerry Johnson

Jerry works in the Chairmans Office of Indias largest private company, focusing on organisational culture and communication.

Jerry has been a speaker at several TEDx conferences and other platforms around the world. He was also the curator of TEDxChurchgate, which was Bombays first TEDxCity2.0 conference He has published articles and provided commentary on major mainstream news channels in India, including Times Now, CNN-IBN, and BBC World, on matters ranging from free speech to LGBTQ rights. He has co-authored a forthcoming book on affirming the dignity of queer lives to be published by Harper Collins Press. He completed his Philosophy of Political Economy (PPE) program through George Mason University and the University of Hong Kong. He studied Political Economy in the Americas, from the Universidad De Los Andes, in Santiago, Chile, in South America

He earned his Bachelors degree in Communication from Roosevelt University in Chicago, with extensive academic work in Psychology and Philosophy.

Jerry will be participating in the Technology: Impact on my life session at the Business Day.

 

Mats Hultin, CIO, Saab

Mat’s has been the CIO at Saab for the last 7 years. Prior to that, he worked in R&D for 10 years and in Aftermarket and Logistics for 6 years. He holds several roles in advisory Boards, 5 years within European Association ASD.

Mats holds an MSc in Applied Physics & Electrical Engineering from LiTH and MBA in International Business Management from LiTH.

Mats will be participating in the Technology: Impact on my Country session at the Business Day.

 

Maria Rankka, CEO Stockholm Chamber of Commerce

Maria Rankka is the CEO of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, one of Sweden’s leading business organisations. She is also a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Science. In addition, she is a columnist in Svenska Dagbladet. She serves on the Board of Directors of several companies and organisations. Maria has championed the concept of Global Cities in Sweden and worked to promote a better understanding of the new economic geography. Before joining the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, Maria was the CEO of Timbro, a free-market think tank. Maria has previously been a partner in the public relations firm Prime. Prior to that, she worked for Carl Bildt, Sweden’s former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister. She was born in 1975 and holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Uppsala University and has completed the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford Graduate School of Business

Maria will be participating in the Skilling, Part one – The Skilled Indian session at the Business Day.

  Dr. Sunita Narain, Environmentalist and Political Activist

Sunita Narain is a writer and environmental campaigner who conduct her research with forensic rigour combined with passion, so that knowledge can lead to change. She is currently the Director General of the Centre for Science and Environment and Editor of the fortnightly magazine, Down To Earth.

In 2005 she was awarded the Padma Shri by the Indian government. She has also received the Stockholm World Water Prize for work on rainwater harvesting and for its policy influence in building paradigms for community-based water management. In 2005, she also chaired the Tiger Task Force at the direction of the Prime Minister, to evolve an action plan for conservation in the country after the loss of tigers in Sariska. She advocated solutions to build a coexistence agenda with local communities so that benefits of conservation could be shared and the future secured. She was a member of the Prime Minister’s Council for Climate Change as well as the National Ganga River Basin Authority, chaired by the Prime Minister, set up to implement strategies for cleaning the river. She was selected as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by the TIME magazine in 2016. She continues to serve on national and international committees on environment.

Dr. Narain will participate in the Re-Imagining India – Part One – Innovation and Sustainable Environment session at the Business Day

 

Katrina Veem, Director Swedish International Water Insititute

Katarina Veem has a long career with environment and sustainable resource policy and projects from civil society, public and private sectors. Her professional engagement began at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences with preparations of the Rio conference in 1992. With a MA from Harvard in intellectual history focusing on natural resource use, her focus has been on policy and natural resource governance. Before joining SIWI Katarina worked for almost 20 years with marine and fisheries policy, addressing issues ranging from diffuse land based pollution, marine planning to water quality, from hazardous substances to fish stock assessments. At SIWI, Katarina has lead the work of Swedish Water House for five years, focusing on stakeholder engagement, stimulating dialogue to raise awareness and collaboration to address water related global challenges. Several dialogues have placed SIWI and Swedish Water House on the international arena as a private sector dialogue and thought leader in areas such as water and food, textile and pharmaceutical production, water as a financial risk and water and forests.

Katrina will participate in Textile 2047 session at the Business Day

 

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