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Vineet Nayar

Founding Chairman, Sampark Foundation

Founder Chairman of Sampark Foundation and Former CEO of HCL Technologies Ltd. Author of the highly acclaimed management book, Employees First, Customers Second: Turning Conventional Management Upside Down. Recipient of awards and honours, including: Forbes Heroes of Philanthropy 2016; Foreign Policy's Global Thinker; Executive Dream Team, Fortune magazine; Thinkers50 and CEO of the Year, Bloomberg UTV. Currently serving as a Senior Advisor to the McKinsey Leadership Institute and Fortune 1000 companies. Also mentoring 18 technology lead stratups and on the Advisory Board of the Millions Learning Project led by the ex-Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard. One of the Founding member of Brookings India and a Juror of Harvard Business Review’s prestigious McKinsey Prize. Previously, served as Governor of ICT, member of the Global Advisory Board of Women Leader's and Gender Parity Program as well as a Community Partner of the Forum of Young Global Leaders at the World Economic Forum. A “Mentor” (Co-Chair) of WEF’s 2011 AMNC Conference. Joined HCL in 1985 after earning MBA from XLRI. In 1993, founded Comnet and helped it grow into a $1.4 billion dominant leader in Technology Management Services. In 2005, became President of HCL Technologies and served as the company’s CEO from 2007 till January 2013.