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India Conference, Bengaluru | 20 June 2018 | ITC Gardenia
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Arora, Ramita

Managing Director, Tenant Representation, Cushman & Wakefield

Ramita is responsible for managing the operations for Bangalore for C&W. She has over 14 years of experience in the Real Estate industry delivering over 22 Mn sq.ft. Her areas of expertise include developing real estate strategies with focus on implementation of best practices. She started her real estate career with JLL in 2003 and has worked across various asset classes. She has acted in the advisor capacity for campus developments for various clients including, CITRIX, EMC, Microsoft and Flipkart. Over the years, her focus has been Client Management, Strategy Development & Execution and Transaction Management.

She has led teams to successfully over a period of seven years. Her diverse experience also includes international real estate experience, having worked in the United States of America, as part of her role she was also overseeing real estate business for other countries including Slovakia, Mexico, Brazil & China.

Asrani, Naveen

Director – Start-Ups, Microsoft Corporation (India) Pvt Ltd

Naveen Asrani is the Director – Startups at Microsoft Corporation India. He is a seasoned executive with over two decades of experience in building eco-systems, categories and products both Regionally in the Asia Pacific Region and in Global markets. In his current role, he works closely with startups, mentoring and accelerating them as they realize their aspirations. Naveen is passionate about ideas, products and businesses. Prior to joining Microsoft, he was with Oracle and Sun Microsystems.

Gowda, Roshan 

CRE Lead, Accenture, India

As the Corporate Real Estate Lead for Accenture in India, Roshan’s role encompasses the complexities of Real Estate Transaction, Workplace Buildout and Space Management across an almost 18 million square feet leased portfolio in India.

Haren, Fredrik


Fredrik is an author and global keynote speaker on Business Creativity, Change and Global Business. He talks on creativity, innovation and idea generation – and on how to develop a global mindset and build a truly global company. Fredrik has delivered 2,000 presentations in over 65 different countries on 6 continents. His speeches help the audience understand how valuable it is to think in new ways – and how difficult this is to achieve.

Fredrik was invited to speak in 23 different countries last year alone, and has been based in Asia since 2005. Satisfied customers include VISA, IKEA, KPMG, Hewlett Packard, China Mobile, Ogilvy American Express and many, many more.

Fredrik was voted Speaker of The Year in Sweden and selected as one of the “The Best Swedish Speakers Ever”. He is a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional – one of 700 globally) as well as a Global Speaking Fellow (one of only 30 globally). He is the author of 9 books, including ‘The Idea Book’ which was included in the 100 Best Business Books of All Time.


Joshi, Tribhuwan

Director of RE Services - India & SA, MasterCard

Seasoned corporate real estate professional with 20 years of proven track record in leading multinational & Indian corporates (IT/ITES, Distribution & Services organization). Led & managed portfolio from 2 Lac sft to 3 million sft of real estate supporting headcount of 30000+ employees across India responsible for entire gamut of corporate real estate i.e. Portfolio planning, lease management, project/built out, facility operations, facility optimization & transportation. 

Managed a span of 300+ team members (FTE + Contractors), ability to lead & execute on broader strategy, work with globally connected teams and a strong understanding & effective interaction at all levels of stakeholders to cater the end client requirements.

Currently leads the CRE function for Mastercard in India & SA.

Kuruvilla, John

Chief Mentor, Brigade REAP

John comes with 32 years of diverse experience covering Marketing, Sales, Brand building, Customer Relations, Revenue Management, Pricing, General Management, P&L responsibility and entrepreneurship.

His name is associated with prestigious companies  like Air Deccan, Oberoi Group of hotels and  has successfully launched popular brand campaigns like Humara Bajaj, Maruti Omni, Toyota Qualis, Hitachi air conditioners to name a few. He has done 2 startups – Propmart in the real estate space and Taggle in the ecommerce space. His new  startup - Kalpnik Technologies where he is the CRO & Co-founder is leveraging AR/ VR to help devotees bridge the gaps between their faith and themselves.

In his last corporate Avataar he was the managing director of Reliance Industries’ sponsored ​venture capital arm GenNext Ventures.

He mentors startups at Brigade’s accelerator programme ​ which has been set up to find innovative early-stage companies in the Smart Cities and ​construction sector.

​He has mentored several Entrepreneurs and companies like US Pizza, Oravel ( Now Oyo Rooms), Loginext, Snaptrude, Treetins, Book your table amongst others.

He is a visiting faculty at IIM Bangalore​ and SIBM Pune.

Mishra, Mridul

Senior Director, Fidelity Business Services India Private Limited

Mridul Mishra works as a Senior Director with  Fidelity Investments where he leads  emerging technologies group. In his role, he is responsible for identifying , evaluating and applying new technologies to create business value.  Currently his focus areas involve Artificial Intelligence,  Blockchain, Next generation user interfaces like AR/VR and Behavioral Finance. He has been part of many Blockchain initiative and work as a mentor to NASSCOM  for Blockchain projects.

Oberoi, Amit

Executive Director, Corporate Solutions, Colliers International India

Amit has over 17 years of experience as a real estate consultant and a research analyst. Apart from India, he has worked in projects in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Latin America and the USA.

He is well versed in all major real estate sectors - residential, commercial, retail, industrial, and hospitality. He has also extensively worked on large infrastructure projects such as railway stations, ports, airports, roads and special economic zones (including multi-product SEZs).

As head of the research team at Colliers, his responsibility also includes the publication of the quarterly “India Property Market Overview” and the annual “Colliers Investor Perception Survey” reports. The team also publishes white papers on issues concerning the Indian Real Estate Markets.

Pratim Bhattacharyya, Partha

Director - Administration and Asset Management Services, Conduent

Partha is currently the Head of Administration and IT Asset Management Services at Conduent and is responsible for Strategy and Operations for India. After leaving his job as a Marine Pilot with the Calcutta Port Trust in 1992, he started his career in Administration & Facility Management with TCS and went on to spend 25 years, to complete the cycle of FM & CRE, having gained knowledge & experience with Integrated Property Consultants, Developers and End Users. He loves to spend his leisure time reading about interesting articles on Digital Revolution and Future inventions. 

Rajagopal, Renuka

Senior Director, Real Estate and Workplace, VMWare

Renuka Rajagopal works as Senior Director, Real Estate and Workplace, India for VMware Inc. She is a passionate champion of “Be Inclusive” .   At Vmware she  also co-leads VMInclusion for India a workforce diversity and inclusion enterprise initiative of Vmware, focussed on  harnessing the power of human difference for  transformative solutions and   better business outcomes.

Renuka has over  two decades plus  years of experience, developing her career from being a professional architect to an expert in Corporate Real Estate and Facility Management.    Being an authentic leader, Aligning to business strategy, enriching customer experience, strategic decision making, leading successful teams, leading change, transformation, creating and driving value, volunteering are some of her key strengths.

Rao, Nitin

Executive Director – Advisory & Transaction Services, India, CBRE

Nitin has spent over 13 years in CBRE and in his current role he manages CBRE’s key transaction client relationships in India. He has an overall experience of over 18 years in transaction management, account management, client relationships, sales & marketing

Nitin has multi-market experience and has worked across different markets across various geographies.

His professional responsibilities include account management, technology management and transaction management.

Rawal, Praveen

Managing Director – India, Singapore & SEA, Steelcase Asia Pacific Holdings Pvt. Ltd

Praveen Rawal is Managing Director, India and Southeast Asia.  Appointed to this role, he is responsible for Steelcase’s sales and dealers activities in India, Singapore and rest of Southeast Asia.  Mr. Rawal also a member of Asia Pacific Leadership Team.

Praveen began his journey with Steelcase in Delhi in 2004 and helped to develop the Steelcase India business which led to rapid growth in market share and success in the country. He managed the sales and project teams across India including key cities such as Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Mumbai for over 10 years. Due to his immense success in India, Praveen was promoted to lead the market and sales teams in both India and Southeast Asia in 2015.

A strategic thinker and visionary behind Steelcase’s imposing success in the region, Praveen and his entire team at Steelcase India and Southeast Asia have fortified the presence and sales of the brand in Asia Pacific market.

Praveen Rawal holds an MBA in Marketing, possesses over 20 years of sales and management experience in the AP region.

Singh, Kushagra

Blockchain Growth Consultant, Neptune Blockchain

Sudan Kankani, Madhu

Partner, KPMG India

Madhu is a Partner with the Accounting Advisory Services (AAS) practice and heads the AAS practice for South India and Kolkata for the firm. Madhu joined the firm in 1999 and has more than 19 years of experience in Auditing, Reporting and Accounting Advisory Services. Madhu is also a part of the Advisory Leadership Team of the firm.

Madhu has been practicing international reporting (IFRS and US GAAP) for more than 13 years and has worked with large number of companies on audit, reporting and complex accounting matters, advising them on reporting compliances and challenges including overseas listing, carve-outs, mergers and acquisitions, GAAP conversion, restatement, reporting process improvements and knowledge management.

Tewari, Gautam

Founder, SmartVizX

Gautam is an architect with a Masters Degree in Construction Management from University of New South Wales. Gautam started SmartVizX in 2014 after nearly a decade and a half of being a key workplace projects solution provider and leader. With SmartVizX Gautam aims to change the struggles faced by the industry due to static ways of design visualization and collaboration though Virtual Reality. Gautam leads a team of leading VR and Gaming professionals and adds exceptional project implementation knowledge to the team. 

Having successfully led multiple teams on projects of varying scale and complexities, Gautam was one of pioneers in Design and Build method of project delivery in India. Focusing and specialising in delivering Workplace projects over sixteen years, he has worked with international and local clients putting together best in class facilities.

Gautam has also been associated with developing new tech, strategies and initiatives for improving the process of Design and Build to help maximize value for clients. His constant pursuit of excellence, the ability to challenge status quo, helps him to consistently meet and even exceed the set objectives; be it projects or setting up new business.

Verghese, Joe

Managing Director, Colliers International

Joe has been with Colliers International since Apr 2006 when he joined as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the India business and has since been appointed as Executive Director (July 07) of the Board and the Managing Director (Jan 08) of the India business.
Joe’s key area of expertise in the business is in providing strategic oversight to the National Leadership and Executive teams as well as providing strategic real estate advise to investor and occupier clients looking to use real estate solutions to drive value and growth in their business.

Through the company’s six service lines; Office, Residential, Investments, Project Management, Facilities Management and Valuation & Advisory, Joe works on critical client projects with the aim of providing game-changing real estate advisory/ transaction solutions using data analytics as a basis for decision making. Under his leadership the company has invested in Business Intelligence as a key tool to provide value added knowledge to clients.
Dedicated to improve service quality, Joe is responsible for systematizing processes to ensure consistent delivery of service quality and is responsible for driving continuous improvement in the company’s Net Promoter Score (NPS).

Vermeulen, Marnik

Director Real Estate Strategy & Operations, IBM India / South-Asia

 As Real Estate Strategy & Operations Director for IBM in India / South Asia, Marnik and his team manage the office and data center portfolio of around 120.000 people and 10.5 Msft. Marnik has been almost 20 years with IBM and close to 30 years in the industry. He worked across all of Europe and is since 2 years in India. He is not only managing the office portfolio of almost one third of IBM's global headcount, he is also a key architect of IBM's global facilities management model and an agent of change in IBM's strategic thinking on real estate and operations

His domain experience and multi geographic knowledge gives him the edge to envision long term strategy and efficiencies.