Our most sought-after experts on leadership lessons in tough times

The Covid-19 pandemic has made us reshape and rethink how we work with our teams. Leaders are faced with making touch decisions in a time of rising uncertainty. Remote working is creating new dynamics that didn’t exist before, at every level of management. How you choose to respond at this time will have a lasting impact on the future of your business.

Here are 13 of our most sought-after experts on leadership and crisis management. They bring invaluable advice and lessons on leading through tough times from their own experience.

A journalist, entrepreneur, media baron and one of the most respected business leaders of India, Raghav is known for building one of the biggest media conglomerates of India. He draws from his vast experience to instil the importance of reinventing oneself to stay relevant and ahead of the curve.


After spending nearly three decades working with teams selling everything from soaps and colas, to yellow pages and diapers, Prakash chose to step out of the corporate world to pursue his passion for writing, speaking, and helping others unleash the leader within. He is the author of two best-selling books: The Habit of Winning and The Secret of Leadership.


When the war hero who led Operation ‘Vijay’ at Kargil in 1999, General Ved Prakash Malik comes to the podium, the audience is nothing less than enthralled. Having served as an advisor to the Government of India for army strategy, personnel development, discipline, and welfare, he currently guides several corporate boards as an independent director.


On her Mission of ‘Ability Beyond Disability’, Deepa Malik has created 4 Limca World Records, becoming the first paraplegic woman in biking, river swimming, high altitude mountain driving and car rallies like Desert Storm & Raid-De-Himalaya. With her inspiring story, Deepa motivates her audience to take charge of their personal transformation and life journey.


  • Suresh Narayanan: Chairman & Managing Director, Nestle India Ltd

With over 35 years of rich and exhaustive experience in the FMCG Industry, Suresh has held senior management and top leadership roles in leading global companies. Tapping into his experience, Suresh speak on leading in times of crises, rebuilding trust and improving business judgement.


An inspiring leader and one of the most-read management authors, Gurcharan Das shares his experience and wisdom about managing people and organisations. Author of two international bestsellers, his talks offer insights into organisational setups, while helping develop perspectives on leadership.


Bharat’s differentiating characteristic is his abiding commitment to the long-term success, and advancement of those he serves. A leader with impeccable decision-making and people skills, Bharat has the power to work collaboratively to resolve problems, and unleash the talents of culturally diverse groups, to make wholesome and lasting change.


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.


Devdutt writes on the relevance of mythology in modern times. Trained in medicine, he worked for 15 years in the healthcare and pharma industries before he plunged full time into his passion. Author of 50 books and 1000 columns, including several bestsellers, he is known for his innovative approach on culture, leadership and the Indian approach to management.


Avinash connects his gruelling years of training, hardship, injuries and modest successes – achieved by harmonising mind, body and spirit – with corporate leadership, in a way that truly helps one understand human potential in action. He also holds several firsts in promoting mind-body systems of training geared towards health and self-protection.


Major Arya is an Indian army veteran and one of the most admired defence analysts of the country. A popular public speaker, he talks about leadership, motivation, team building, strategic affairs, national security and capability building.


Tony brings over 20 years of experience with high-tech and clean technology companies. He has been a keynote speaker at numerous conferences and company events, addressing some of the world’s most pressing topics like technology-based disruption, entrepreneurship, innovation, and the future of energy and transportation.


Voted as the #1 voice in marketing by LinkedIn in 2016 with over 345,000 followers on the platform, Tom is an industry provocateur and commentator on the future of marketing and business. He frequently speaks around the world on business transformation, technological disruption, innovation in advertising and the future of entertainment, retail, mobility and technology.




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