Our Advisory Board


Mallipudi Mangapati Pallam Raju is an Indian politician who served as the Cabinet Minister for Human Resources Development and Minister of State for Defence in the Central Government.

He is a member of the 9th, 14th and 15th Lok Sabha of India. He represented the Kakinada constituency of Andhra Pradesh and is a member of the Indian National Congress.


Niren Chaudhary is the Chairman of the Board of Panera Brands, one of the world’s largest fast casual restaurant companies with nearly 4000 locations in 10 countries. Panera Brands is comprised of Panera Bread, Caribou Coffee and Einstein Bros Bagels. Niren also serves as the CEO of Panera Bread, a pioneer and market leader in fast casual.


He is the Chairman and Managing Director of Lemon Tree Hotels operating 84 hotels in India & Abroad. He is the Chairman of the Skills Council for Persons with Disability, also a member of the University Grants Commission and a member of the Board of Governors of IIT Delhi.


He is the Managing Director & CEO of Future Brands Ltd, one of India’s foremost branding services companies. He is an author, columnist and media critic, He heads a brand and consumer consultancy company and has previously headed an advertising agency. Santosh’s principal area of interest lies in examining the evolving nature of consumer culture in India. He has been writing a weekly column in the Times of India for over 14 years.


Regarded Professional & a Veteran with 39 years 21 of which have been in the telecommunications and allied services. He is the Ex-CEO of Bharti
Airtel and Ex-Chairman of Micromax now pursues a “Plural Career” which includes Entrepreneurship, Consulting, Investing in & mentoring early stage ventures and board positions. His business interests now extend
much beyond pure play telecom to include Micro-learning, E-commerce, Green energy, Robotics & Cognitive computing, amongst other contemporary digital services.