Luis founded IDFC Private Equity in 2002 and retired in 2010 to focus on not-for-profits in human rights, health and education. He is the chairman of the Centre for Civil Society, a trustee of the Society for Nutrition Education and Health Action (SNEHA), and a senior advisor to Morgan Stanley Infrastructure. He also sits on the advisory boards of the Booth School of Business, University of Chicago and St Xavier’s College, Mumbai. Luis received an MBA from the Chicago Booth and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He lives in Mumbai.
The desire to make a difference in the life of disadvantaged pushed Suman to leave his comfortable job of a Civil Engineer in Singapore and plunged into the world of development in India. Initially, he travelled extensively in India to understand the works done by various people including Anna Hazare. Soon realising that in order to “connect all these dots” he needed a formal education in an informal setting. He joined the world’s 1st ranking NGO BRAC in Bangladesh in 2003 that runs a NGO management programme in collaboration with World Learning, USA.
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Rama A. Iyer
Rama A. Iyer is the Founder, Director of White Kettle Consulting Pvt. Ltd, a firm that partners Corporates, Government and Civil Society in developing CSRPolicies and Strategy. Rama has been Identified among ‘15 Emerging Leaders in India’ in the social Sector -2013, by Dishaa a platform initiated by The British Prime Minister David Cameron. Advisory panel Member to World CSR Congress, she has also been nominated ‘Expert Trainer CSR’ by the Dutch Government (CBI- External Affairs Ministry) and has partnered The Government of Netherlands jointly with “FICCI- Aditya Birla CSR Center of Excellence” in training and guiding CSR consultants in developing CSR strategies for Indian SMEs and exporters with special focus on European market.
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Jm is based in Mumbai and heads South Asia operations of Actis, an emerging markets private equity firm which spun out of UK based CDC in 2004. Actis invests in midmarket control/buyout and growth capital deals. Jm joined CDC in 1997 to establish its private equity operations out of its Mumbai office. He was one of the founding partners when Actis spun out of CDC in 2004. Prior to joining CDC Jm was Sr. vice president of GVFL, one of the first VC firms in India. He has led a number of marquee deals in the PE market in India including UTI Bank, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals and Paras pharmaceuticals. Jm has worked in financial services industry in India for more than 35 years. Jm graduated in Chemical Engineering from IIT-Bombay in 1975.