10 Business Speakers to Navigate the “Next Normal”

Covid-19 has restructured our economies, changed consumer behaviour and market dynamics, creating new imperatives for entrepreneurs. What will it take to navigate this crisis? How do businesses need to change for the “next normal”? What should leaders do differently in heralding this new era?

While business speakers have always been sought-after for their incisive perspectives on strategy, leadership, scaling-up, diversifying and various facets of running a business, their importance has become even more today’s environment. Kick-start your engagement with these some of most popular business speakers for 2021. 

One of India’s most respected CEOs and Chairman of the Bank of Baroda, Ravi Venkatesan is also an impact investor, social entrepreneur, mentor and author. He is a passionate advocate of India’s potential and persuasively talks about business, disruptive innovation, transformational leadership, globalisation, philanthropy and social entrepreneurship. He is the former Chairman of Microsoft India…

Ravi Venkatesan

Technology And Business Visionary | Former Chairman, Microsoft India | Social Entrepreneur

An inspiring leader and one of the most-read management authors, Gurcharan Das shares his experience and wisdom about managing people and an organisation. Not only do his talks give an insight into organisational setups, they also help develop a perspective on leadership. Gurcharan graduated with honours from Harvard University and later attended Harvard Business School…

Gurcharan Das

Author | Consultant | Former VP and MD, P&G Worldwide

Prakash Iyer is an independent business advisor with over 30 years of solid, hands-on experience in building businesses and developing leaders in India and overseas. He is the Founder – CEO of Leadership Works, a leadership advisory firm that helps leaders and teams become as good as they were meant to be. After spending nearly…

Prakash Iyer

Founder-Ceo, Leadership Works | Former Managing Director, Kimberly Clark Motivational Speaker | Best-Selling Author | Leadership Coach

Naina Lal Kidwai is a well-known leader who has successfully broken the glass ceiling, with many firsts to her credit – from being the first Indian woman MBA from Harvard Business School to the first woman to head a private sector / foreign bank in India and the first woman to be elected as President…

Naina Lal Kidwai

Industry Leader | Past President, FICCI

Author of LIMITLESS (2022), LinkedIn Top Voices 2020: India & Top Voices 2020: Global (Finance & Economy), ET 40UnderFourty India’s Hottest Business Leader-2020 A graduate from the Management and Technology Program at the University of Pennsylvania (USA); with joint degrees in Economics from the Wharton School & Computer Science Engineering from the Moore School, Radhika…

Radhika Gupta

MD & CEO, Edelweiss MF | Vice Chairperson, Amfi | Motivational Speaker

With close to three decades of experience, Sanjay is one of the most illustrious business leaders and entrepreneurs in India. He has spent 17 years in the telecommunications industry and has helped shape the growth and diversity of India’s largest integrated telecom service providers across multiple lines of businesses. Sanjay is also a public speaker…

Sanjay Kapoor

Business Leader | Entrepreneur | Keynote Speaker

A world-renowned business consultant, author and speaker, Ram Charan has spent the last three and a half decades of his life working with top companies, CEOs and boards. He brings the depth of his knowledge and an inside view on the functioning of economies and leading companies to the speaking platforms when he delivers talks…

Ram Charan

Business Consultant | Speaker | Writer

Raghav Bahl is a veteran first-generation media entrepreneur, broadcast/digital journalist, and author of the best-selling “Super Trilogy” published by Penguin Allen Lane. In his first innings (1992-2014), Raghav founded the Network18 group of media companies. Starting from scratch, Raghav built Network18 into a formidable network of over 12 news channels (including CNBC-TV18, CNN-News18, CNBC-Awaaz, and…

Raghav Bahl

Founder, Quint | Founder & Former Md, Network 18

Pramod is one of the first business leaders in the country to bring about a transformation in the knowledge industry. Thanks to him, General Electric (GE) is today a business case study. In his talks, Pramod shares his vast experience as a leader, handling adverse situations in the dynamic business environment of India, and how…

Pramod Bhasin

Founder, Genpact | Chairman, The Skills Academy | Industry Champion | Thought Leader

With over thirty-five years of experience in the IT industry, managing complex technologies in highly matrixed organisations, Neelam is an icon and mentor for the tech world. Her sessions help businesses understand and thrive with the “new reality” of technology; and talk about how technology is changing the face of sectors such as healthcare. Over…

Neelam Dhawan

Former Md, Hewlett Packard India

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