Ajay advises on all aspects of corporate & commercial laws with special expertise in corporate acquisitions, cross border investments, takeovers & mergers (unlisted and listed), venture capital and private equity investments. He also advises foreign enterprises on their India entry strategies, including through subsidiary model, technology or intellectual property licensing, joint venture and franchising initiatives.
Ajay has advised clients on investment and acquisition transactions across sectors such as pharmaceutical, power, real estate, e-commerce and manufacturing etc. He has successfully led and negotiated many complex and high value cross border M&A transactions involving listed and unlisted companies.
Prior to starting Veyrah Law, Ajay was part of the corporate M&A practices of some of the leading national law firms in India.
Mr. Anil Trigunayat, Ambassador
Ambassador Anil Trigunayat has been a member of the Indian Foreign Service. He has served in the Indian Missions in Cote d’Ivoire, Bangladesh, Mongolia, USA, Russia, Sweden, Nigeria, Libya, Malta and Jordan. In the Ministry of External Affairs, he worked in the Economic, West Asia and North Africa, Gulf and Consular Divisions.
He also served as Director General/Joint Secretary for the Gulf & Haj Divisions in the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi. Thereafter, Mr. Trigunayat worked as Deputy Chief of Mission in the rank of Ambassador in the Embassy of India, Moscow
Prior to his superannuation in May 2016, he served as Ambassador of India to Jordan and Libya and High Commissioner to Malta (June 2012 – May 2016).
He is a post Graduate in Physics from the Agra/Kumaon University and also studied Russian History, Culture and Language at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. As a visiting fellow he conducted research work on “WTO and Regional Trading Blocs” at the Oxford University.
He is a member of the All India Management Association/Delhi Management Association as well as that of Oxford and Cambridge Society of India. For last three years he has been Secretary of the Association of Indian Diplomats (former Ambassadors). He is also the Honorary Member of the International Trade Council, Brussels and that of Centre for International Relations and Community Well-Being (CIRCW), & Board Member of Peaceful Mind Foundation as well as Confederation of Education Excellence , New Delhi. He also serves on the Board of Advisers of BRICS Chamber of Commerce and Asia- Africa Chamber of Commerce apart from being the President of MIICCIA Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture (www.miiccia.com). He is the Distinguished Fellow at Vivekananda International Foundation (www.vifindia.org). Recently he has joined the National Cooperatives Development Corporation as Adviser International ( www.ncdc.in) and as Co-President of www.udmrd.org . He is a regular contributor and commentator on foreign and economic policy and education and interfaith Dialogue related issues.
As a Peace Ambassador Mr. Trigunayat is closely associated with the Interfaith Dialogue ,Peace and Harmony efforts in the Society especially through the Unity Dialogue by www.unity.earth and World Congress of Religions at Kazakhstan. Amb Trigunayat knows French, Russian and Spanish languages.
Amit Narayan is a Partner at Control Risks and leads the India and South Asia business. Based in New Delhi, Amit has supported a wide range of private and public-sector clients with designing, developing and implementing risk-mitigation strategies. He has over two decades of experience with helping clients with crisis management and reputational risk mitigation plans. He has advised clients on political and regulatory risk, preinvestment risk, public policy, labour disputes and stakeholder mapping across the sub-continent.
Ashish Agarwal is a seasoned global professional with multiple years of experience that ranges from corporate finance, fund/investment management, treasury management, organizational development, corporate structuring, strategic business development (that includes joint ventures /partnerships and organic/inorganic growth), blockchain/fintech consulting to fund raise.
He has founded 4 ventures till date. Currently, he is the Managing Director at MA Advisors Pvt Ltd (a boutique investment banking firm that specializes in providing in corporate finance, financial advisory, strategic business development and similar services) and Whispering Farms India Pvt Ltd (a not-for-profit agricultural company focused on producing ayurvedic and medicinal plants through organic and traditional farming, at its 200 acre farms in India).
Ashwani Kumar Sharma
Ashwani Kumar Sharma is the proud founder and director of the company. An experienced Internet marketing Professional with a comprehensive knowledge and expertise in growing a business from the ground to the top, he launched his organization with the goal of providing high-quality internet marketing solutions with the most unparalleled customers experience possible.
We are Google certified internet marketing agency with over 13 years of experience helping new and existing business owners grow and expand their business online. We have worked with hundreds of companies, business niche, small and medium-sized businesses all over the world. We help ambitious businesses like yours generate more profits by generating top search engine rankings, driving web traffic, building brand awareness, connecting with customers, and growing overall sales.
H.E. Mr. Nejmeddine Lakhal, Ambassador
Mr. Nejmeddine Lakhal was appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Tunisia to the Republic of India on August 09, 2017.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Nejmeddine Lakhal held the position of Chargé de Mission in the Cabinet of the Minister of Foreign Affairs from February to August 2017. He also held the positions of Head of the Directorate of Multilateral Cooperation and Director-General. Assistant to the General Direction of Organizations and International Conferences from 2013 to 2016.
Mr. Nejmeddine Lakhal served as Secretary of Foreign Affairs at the Embassy of the Republic of Tunisia in Washington (1995-2001) and as Counselor at the Embassy of the Republic of Tunisia in Ottawa (2007-2011). He also served as Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York (2011-2012).
Mr. Nejmeddine Lakhal began his career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1992, after spending three years in the Directorate of Legal Affairs at the Ministry of National Economy.
He holds a Bachelor's degree in International Public Law (1986).
Dr. Sharad Kohli
The multi-faceted and versatile Sharad Kohli is the Founder and Chairman of KCC Group, a multidisciplinary advisory Group comprising of 14 companies. His personality is reflected in various titles which he has been bestowed with like “Startup Guru”,” Tax Guru”, “Finance Guru” & an Economist by sections of both print and electronic media. He is a dual CA from India & the UK. Besides being a management and law graduate, he is also an alumnus of Harvard University. With over 80 Awards and Honors to his credit he is a regular Panelist with over 54 TV News Channels and is known for his talk shows and fiery debates on business and economic issues. As a fashion icon he has been first ever winner in Mumbai of the title of Mr. India in married men category. He has been a jurist for several beauty pageants. He can be seen walking the ramp and endorsing brands besides being a director of an elite and high profile Fashion LifeStyle Magazine. His business group also owns a high end fashion label called “Personified” for both men and women.
Dr. Gopakumar G. Nair
Dr. Nair is a Ph.D from National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pune and has Diploma in Management & Patent Law. Dr. Nair is also a Law (LL.B) graduate from Mumbai University. He is IPR Committee Chairman of Indian Drug Manufacturers’ Association (IDMA). Dr. Nair has many articles and publications to his credit, including valid granted Indian patents, as an Inventor.
40 years in Pharma Industry as Director, Managing Director & Chairman of various public limited pharma companies, Dr.Nair has also served Industry Associations for more than 35 years in various capacities, latest as President of Indian Drug Manufacturers’ Association (IDMA), during 1999-2000. Dr. Nair is also Editor and Editorial Board Member of various publications and journals, relating to pharma, biotech and chemicals, including IDMA Bulletin and INDIAN DRUGS.
He is also associated with various Educational Institutions such as President, Bharat Education Society, with schools & colleges under its ambit, including skill development and Namankit Adivasi boarding schools at Neral, Matheran Valley.
In the field of Intellectual Properties, Dr.Nair was the Dean of Institute of Intellectual Property Studies (IIPS) at Hyderabad, India. Presently he heads his own IP boutique firm, Gopakumar Nair Associates and is also CEO of Patent Gurukul, reputed and well-known training centre for Patents. Dr. Nair is a registered Patent & Trademark Agent and also Scientific Adviser to the Patent Office under Rule 103 of the Patents Rules, 2003.
Partner of Atlantic Law Associates, New Delhi. Practising Law since 2012 in all courts and tribunals of India, primarly New Delhi, Mumbai and Chandigarh. Graduate of law B.A. LL.B. (H) from National Law University, Lucknow in 2011. LL.M. in Mergers and Acquisitions from Vanderbilt University Law School, Nashville, United States of America. Harshita has 9 years of experience in Client Negotiations, Mergers and Acquisitions, Contracts and Agreements, Criminal Litigation, Real Estate and Infrastruscture, Environmental Laws and International Human Rights.
An engineer and an avid designer at heart, Hitesh has over 18 years of experience in helping businesses across the globe build their web, mobile, and digital presence. He leverages his extensive experience to generate ideas, offers support and articulates practical solutions for clients. A visionary and a Technical Evangelist, he brings together a balance of design, technology and business!
Hitesh has developed WITS Interactive from a boutique web design studio, to one of the leading DesignTech agencies in India with 80 people across 3 offices in Mumbai, Munich, and London. Through his vision and leadership, WITS Interactive has evolved to provide solutions to its clientele across AR, VR, MR, Mobile & Web platforms (GoPhygital, www.gophygital.io); Exhibitions, Events & Retail Design (Black Pepper India, www.blackpepperindia.com); Spatial & Environmental Design Solutions (terrawits, www.terrawits.com) and Strategic Brand Design (CreateID8, www.createid8.com).
In addition to leading WITS Interactive, he is also the co-founder of three joint ventures in the publishing and EdTech space. The first is a data science driven marketing tool built for publishers called Book2look International GmbH (www.book2look.com). The second is an award winning, state of the art social solution for “talking back to the text” called Lectory Limited (www.lectory.io). The third, a multi-award winning English language learning and mobile subscription services in the field of early education called Playvolution GmbH (www.playvolution.io).
With over 20 years of experience in Business Process Management and setting up Virtual Global teams, Jeshtal has worked for various industries such as BPM,Legal, Real Estate, IT, Construction & Manufacturing.
Heading the Business Process Management (BPO, KPO, ITES) business division, he has been the key in driving process improvement and automation initiatives to bring improvements in quality and productivity delivering value to the customers. Jeshtal is currently focusing for new business acquisition, creating global partnerships and driving the next level of growth for the company.
Jeshtal has a master’s degree in Business Administration, Bachelor’s Degree in Science specializing in Physics and Acoustics and is Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certified.
H.E. Mr. Daniel Chuburu
He holds a Bachelor's degree in Economic and Entrepreneurial Sciences at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and has studied at the Foreign Service Institute (ISEN) of Argentina.
Chuburu was part of the Permanent Mission of the Argentine Republic to the International Organizations in Geneva, Switzerland (1987-1990) and in 2006 he was appointed Ambassador to Kenya, with concurrent accreditation to Rwanda, Burundi, Seychelles, Uganda, Comoros, Tanzania, Madagascar, Etiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti. He was also appointed Permanent Representative to the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) and to UN-Habitat.
Moreover, he has held different positions within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Argentina: he worked in the General Directorate of International Cooperation at the Undersecretariat for International Economic Relations (1984-1986); at the General Directorate of Multilateral Economic Affairs (1990-1993); he was posted to the Argentine Embassy in the United States (1993-1998); and he was Director for Neighbouring countries (2000-2003) at the General Directorate for South American Affairs.
Mr. Chuburu has been a member of the argentine delegations to the following multilateral meetings: FONPLATA, Transnational Businesses Commission, UNDP, UNEP, WTO, ILO, ITU, OAS, WHO, WIPO, UN-Habitat, ECOSOC, UNCTAD, SELA, G-77, African Union, World Oceanographic Institute, CELAC, UNASUR, SICA y ACS. He has taken part in official visits to Bolivia, Belize, Brasil, Chile, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Dominican Republic, and Uruguay.
His last position was head of the Directorate of Central America, the Caribbean and Mexico.
On 5 June, 2017 he presented letter credentials to the Governor General of Belize, Sir Colville Young and since then, he works to enhance bilateral relations between Argentina and Belice.
Mr. Chuburu was born in Buenos Aires, August 3, 1955 and is married to Carola Machinandiarena. He has five children.
Meera Tenguria, is an entrepreneur and communications consultant with more than 25 years of experience and a strong track record in corporate strategy including Corporate Communications, Crisis Communications, Stakeholder Communications, Brand Management, Social Media, Content Strategy, Sustainability & CSR Communication.
She has a passion for creating innovative and strategic solutions for communication challenges. She has been a valued advisor and communications consultant for a wide variety of businesses including start-ups, corporates and Not For Profits. With 20 plus years of experience in advising tech entrepreneurs with business’ in science and technology fields, she has expertise in BtoB as well as BtoC sectors.
She believes that communications is an important strategic tool for organizations to achieve their business goals. She is a speaker and trainer on using digital communications for creating awareness, thought leadership, stakeholder engagement and brand communications.
With a Degree in Microbiology, a Post graduate in Business Management and a Masters in Sociology, Meera is committed to help science based organisations and scientists use communications as tool to create change, and contribute towards Sustainable Development Goals.
As mentor, trainer and leadership coach she is committed to contributing towards women empowerment.
Dr. MJ Khan
A well known face in political and agriculture arena, Dr. MJ Khan has made noticeable contributions to the Indian and global food and agriculture sector. Dr. Khan graduated in agriculture from Meerut University, post graduated in business management from AMU Aligarh and obtained Ph.D in agribusiness management from Prescott University, UK. During his two and half decades long career, Dr. Khan served the Government of Uttar Pradesh in Animal Husbandry department, global major Glaxo India in veterinary division, Indian conglomerate, EID Parry in Seeds business and the Indian Agrochemicals Association, before starting knowledge sector enterprise in agriculture. Dr. Khan launched Agriculture Today Group to provide knowledge led growth of Indian farm sector.
Under his leadership, Indian Council of Food and Agriculture has been constituted. ICFA is working as the apex level policy research and trade facilitation body and national knowledge resource centre for food and agriculture sector in India and also serving as the global platform for partnerships, technology, investments and agribusiness services. ICFA through its proactive policy and development agenda, and national and global partnerships is creating opportunities for growth, value addition and trade to help improve the income of farmers. Towards international reach out, Dr. Khan led delegations of agriculture stake-holders to Israel, Holland, France, Germany, China and many other countries. He has been sponsored by the Governments of Israel, US, Denmark, Poland, China, France etc. to visit their countries and study agriculture. He also launched International Agriculture Consulting Group in 2011 for providing Indian expertise in food and agriculture to the Asian and African countries to help India forge better ties.
Dr. MJ Khan has hosted over 150 programs of stake-holders, including a series of Round Tables of Policy makers, industry, farmers and experts since the year 2000. He has pioneered many new concepts such as National Policy on Organic Farming, National Extension Policy, and North Eastern Agriculture Development Plans. Dr. Khan has authored over 200 papers on various subjects related to food, agriculture, agribusiness and rural development. He also conceptualized and successfully started the annual Global Agriculture Leadership Summit in India since 2008. Dr. Khan has discharged duties in various capacities, including nominations by the Ministry of Agriculture to various committees and Governing Boards. He is credited for growth in agribusiness sector, giving voice to the farm sector and positioning of Indian agriculture globally.
Mr. Gabor Szucs
Ms. Sakshi Mehley
Partner of Atlantic Law Associates, New Delhi. Practising law since 2010 in all courts and tribunals of India, primarily New Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Jaipur. Graduate of law from Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, Delhi University in 2010. Advocate on Record (AOR) for the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. Sakshi has 10 years of experience in International and Domestic Arbitration, Aviation, Commercial Litigation, Client Negotiations, Contracts and Agreements.
An entrepreneur and an avid gamer at heart, Ninad has over 20 years of experience in gaming and the interactive media space.
He is currently the COO of WITS Interactive, a DesignTech agency, and is also the Co- Founder of GoPhygital, a VR, AR/MR & AI focused venture.
Prior to joining WITS Interactive, Ninad held leadership roles at premium mobile apps and game development companies in India such as Robosoft Technologies, Reliance Games, and Indiagames where he was instrumental towards their growth.
Over the past few years, Ninad has led development teams, and worked closely with leading media and entertainment companies like Viacom18, Saregama, Hungama etc. to help them create some of their popular apps.
Ninad’s foray into gaming began when he co-founded Indiagames Ltd. [now a part of Walt Disney (India) Pvt. Ltd.] and played a key role in building the organization to become a leading global mobile game publisher in its early days.
In addition to app development, he also has extensive experience in creating and publishing games across platforms and has several award winning games to his credit.
Ninad is affiliated with associations like the NASSCOM Gaming Forum (NGF) and the FICCI Animation and Gaming Forum. He is also a member of the Internet and Mobile Association India (IAMAI) AR/VR Committee which aims to promote Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality technology to drive economic growth, job creation, and skill development in the country.
Ninad regularly speaks at conferences, both in India and internationally, on topics covering App Development, AR/MR, VR, AI, and Gaming/Gamification. At his day job, Ninad is a professional advisor to businesses in helping them formulate their Phygital strategies, and is a binge-watcher and semi-professional gamer in his spare time.
Sameer has over 12 years of extensive experience in representing domestic and foreign corporations in business deals in India. Sameer has been engaged in internal audits, process reviews and Corporate Governance reviews of some of the very large organizations at both Global and Domestic levels across different business sectors.
Sameer has advised clients across diverse sectors on all aspects pertaining to joint ventures, inbound investments and has been closely involved in transactional matters including structuring transactions, advising on entry strategies for foreign entities, advising on foreign equity participation, compliances, regulatory approvals pertaining to foreign investment and assisting clients during negotiations in the course of acquisitions and other business transactions.
Sameer currently Chairs International Trade Council, India and is also on the Board of Governors of the Institute of Internal Auditors, Florida – Delhi Chapter. Formerly, Sameer was also the member of the Internal Audit Standards Board of ICAI, India.
Sunil Chandna, Founder and CEO, Stellar Data Recovery is a corporate professional with a career spanning over 25 years in diverse roles. Sunil has been steering the company up the growth ladder since 1993, he is responsible for defining and delivering the business strategy and providing overall leadership for Stellar’s operations in India and abroad. Starting from a small 4 member team in New Delhi, he has scaled Stellar to 400+ strong team that serves customers globally.
Sunil laid down the foundation of Stellar with his two of his tech savvy friends Manoj Dhingra, and Kuljeet Singh. He is a seasoned business leader who is passionate about innovation, entrepreneurship and business transformation to drive competitiveness and customer value. He is also credited for pioneering the concept of ‘data recovery’ in India including new age software techniques.
In his current role Sunil is responsible for defining and delivering the business strategy and extending Stellar’s global leadership in ‘data care’ solutions as the company focuses on its mission to provide the world’s simplest DIY data recovery and erasure solutions.
A computer science engineering graduate from Pune University, Sunil drives company’s strategic agenda to provide best in class data care solutions, with continued commitment to innovate best data services and solutions for consumers and businesses. He has driven the transformation and revitalization of the Stellar’s portfolio to become a focused data care leader globally through targeted associations, expansions & organic business development.
Sunil has been a part of several influential forums and events that aims at driving cyber security awareness and safeguarding data privacy. He has been featured by top global media organizations during critical cyber-attacks and for changing landscape in IT sector. He leverages his global perspective to regularly share industry insights related to data privacy and data protection.
Sunil lives in Gurugram with his family. His interests include new age technology, reading and travelling. A philanthropist at heart, supports NGO ‘Age Care Foundation’ for caring for disadvantaged elderly senior citizens in India and ‘Family Vision’ NGO for enabling rag pickers in slums to go to school.
Vasilis SKRONIAS, born in Athens in 1955, got a French education, at the French high school of Athens (Lycée Léonin) and at four French higher education institutions, like the universities of “Paris 2”, “Paris 5”, “Orleans” & the Institute of Studies of International Relations (ILERI-Paris). He studied International Relations & Law (B.A.), Economy (B.A.), law of International Organisations (Master Degree) and Law of Development (Master Degree). Finally he graduated from the National School of Administration of Greece-Section of Economic & commercial Counsellors.
Between the years 1984 & 1989 he has been free-lance journalist for a few French magazines and Economic Analyst at the Commercial Bank of Greece (1886/89). His career as Economic & Commercial Attaché and later as Counsellor started in 1989 at the Ministry of Commerce- or Development- at the Direction of European Affairs and since 1991 abroad: at the Embassy of Greece in Paris (1991-1994) and at the Permanent Representation of Greece at the European Union as negotiator for international trade issues (1994-1997): Head of the Offices of Economic & commercial Affairs at the embassy of Greece in Tbilisi-Georgia (1997-2003) and in Dubai (2003-2007); Coordinator at the Directorate of bilateral economic relations with the Northern Africa, Middle East & Gulf countries at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2007-2010); Head of the Office for Economic & Commercial Affairs-Embassy of Greece in Nicosia (August 2010-June2016) ; and in New Delhi, in charge of India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka & Maldives (since July 2016).
In addition to the above mentioned, Vasilis Skronias has represented Greece in several international for a: as a student in 1982 (XXth International seminar in United Nations-Geneva), on international strategic issues organized by NATO (Cannes-every September between 1986 and 1989), at Kiel University & Kiel Institute of World Economy (July 1988) and as an economic diplomat in European Union, at the Organisation for Cooperation of the Black Sea Countries, COCOM (West/East dual use technology control) etc. He has published more than 10 economic etc. articles in international economic & strategic reviews.
Personal profile main characteristics revealed during his career (following references): efficient negotiator/ initial targets or goals, communicator or speaker & public relations manager of important promotional events, organizing-delegating skills, long experience in national exports actions, as well as, some other qualities like consistency, pragmatism, adaptability or flexibility, efficiency & practical approach on resolving problems, anticipation or foresight, crisis management etc.
Nominations-decorations: Special Permanent Charge d’ affairs of the Intl. Dipl. Academy of Paris (1994): Knight of the National Order of Merit of the French Republic (by President Fr. Mitterrand’s decree-1995): Knight of the Order of St-Constantine the Great (under the Auspices of The Patriarchate pf Alexandria & All Africa-2010); Paul Harris Fellow of The rotary Intl(Rotary District Conference-Limasol, 213).
He is married with Dr. Maya Togionidze: in 2002, she gave birth to their son, Alexandros-Hermes.
Mr. Virendra Mohan Pandit, M.Sc. (Criminology and Forensic Sciences), Bachelor of Law. Trained as Police Officer in National Police Academy, India and served Central Bureau of Investigation for 26 years. Investigated economic offences, Corruption cases, frauds and homicide (including assassination of Indian Prime Minister, Mrs. Indira Gandhi).
Took voluntary retirement in 1993 and became Private Investigator based at New Delhi for the last 26 years. Expertise includes competitive business intelligence; corporate investigation; due diligence; skip tracing; forensic investigations; litigation support; financial fraud investigation etc. Cumulative experience resulted in Life Time achievement award in the field of investigation and intelligence (2010).Member World Association of Detectives (WAD) for last 13 years and was Director from 2013-2019. Panelist and Speaker for WAD in conferences.
Founder Director of VMP Academy of Investigation and Intelligence Management (VMPAIIM) for training private investigators in India. CEO of Multidimensional Management Consultants. Being an Advocate, registered with the Delhi High Court for the last 25 years, he has achieved national and international advisor ship with Multinational Conglomerates and Solicitor Companies. Prolific writer on matters of importance concerned with Law and Order and Legal issues with publications in leading magazines and Newspapers.
Promoted Association of Private Detectives of India(APDI) from its inception in 2006 as Chairman Ethics Committee, formulated Conduct Rules, working in various capacities as Chapter Chairman, Delhi from 2010- 2014 and National President from 2010-2015. Instrumental in analyzing legal aspects pertaining to PADA(R) Bill 2007 for representation with GOI. Presently Convener and Promoter of Association of Certified Professional Investigators (ACPI), a new entity for bestowing credentials of CPI. Formulated National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Detective Professionals under guidelines of Skill Development Council, leading to Certification of professionals.
Won most prestigious award “Investigator of the year” bestowed by WAD in 2017. Authored two books- Private Investigation and Security Management.