Co-Founder, IISE/Emergent Institute and Vice Chairman, Dayananda Sagar Institutions (DSI), Bengaluru
Premchandra Sagar is Vice Chairman of the Dayananda Sagar Insitutions. He has played a key role in identifying opportunities in the healthcare sector also and worked closely with the Chairman to start a major initiative for the Group to start hospitals in the State. Due to his efforts, Dayananda Sagar Institutions (DSI) is today a centre of excellence. The Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering (DSCE) is now the largest engineering college in India offering all major programs. All other colleges in the group have also grown to become centre`s of excellence. Dr Sagar served on the Senate of Bangalore University,Karnataka from 1990 to 1995. Dr Sagar is a voracious reader, widely traveled, very business like and takes decisions with great speed. A good orator, he is comfortable in speaking to any audience. Dr. D. Premachandra Sagar is the son of Barrister R. Dayananda Sagar & Dr. Chandramma Sagar.
Co-Founder, IISE/Emergent Institute and Managing Partner, Beekman Advisors, Inc. USA
Shekar Narasimhan is the Managing Partner at at Beekman Advisors a strategic advisory firm in the US that has advised on over $2.5 billion of mergers and acquisitions. He also serves as CEO of Beekman Helix India Partners (BHI), a real estate merchant bank focused on providing capital solutions to developers and promoters of real estate projects in India with an asset management portfolio of $250 million. Prior to Beekman Advisors, Shekar Narasimhan was a Managing Director of Prudential Mortgage Capital Company, one of the nation's leading providers of commercial mortgage financing. Immediately prior to Shekar's time at Prudential, he was Chairman & CEO of the WMF Group, a publicly traded, commercial mortgage financial services company. WMF was one of the largest such firms in the country before being acquired by Prudential in 2000.
Shekar is currently on the boards of Broadstone Net Lease, Inc, the Community Preservation Development Corp and the CDT Mortgage Investors. He is also a Fellow at the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University and on the Advisory Board of Housing Development Reporter. He has also served on the boards of the Low Income Investment Fund, the National Multi Housing Council and was the founding chair for the Campaign for Affordable Housing. He was also the Co-Chair of the Democratic National Committee ‘s Indo-American Leadership Council.
Shekar has received numerous awards and recognition in the real estate industry including the Mortgage Bankers Associations highest honor in 1999 and the Fannie Mae Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003. Shekar holds a BS (B.Tech) in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India. He also holds an MBA from the Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 2010, he was the recipient of the Dean H.J. Zoffer Distinguished Service Medal from the University of Pittsburgh.
Co-Founder, IISE/Emergent Institute and Technologist, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), USA.
Sachidananda Babu has been working with NASA for more than two decades. During this period he had many different roles, including researcher, systems engineer and technology manager. At NASA he has worked in the areas of semiconductor fabrication, Nanotechnology, MEMS, Radiation Detection and others. His work at NASA has been on well known NASA missions like Cassini mission to Saturn, Gravity Probe B, SOHO Solar Heliospheric observatory, SWIFT gamma ray observatory, SIRTIF Infrared observatory and James Webb Space Telescope. He has received numerous awards and recognitions for his efforts in technology development. In 2001 his team was inducted into the “ Space Technology Hall of Fame ”for their contributions in developing Quantum Well Infra Red Photonic sensors. Sachidananda holds patents in microelectronics and MEMS device fabrication technologies. He is also a recipient of “NASA Exceptional Service Medal“ in 2004, for his contributions in technology development at NASA.
Sachidananda has co – authored more than 30 technical papers. For more than a decade he has been serving on IEEE and ANSI standards committee. Prior to joining NASA, he has worked at Intel sub-micron R&D, Santa Clara, CA and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai India. Sachidananda holds a MS (M.Sc) in Physics and a MS in Computer and Electronics Engineering.
A. Chandrashekar Raju.
Co-Founder, IISE/Emergent Institute and Managing Director, Sree Seshachala Builders Ltd.,
Chandrashekar Raju is associated with several Educational Institutions and strove hard for their progress. Few of the Educational Institutions where he is acting as office bearers are: Rashtreeya Sikshana Samithi Trust, Bangalore, Sri Krishnadevaraya Educational Trust (Sir M.Visveswaraya Institute of Technology, Bangalore, Sri Kumaran’s Children Home Educational Council, Bangalore, Seshadripuram Educational Trust, Bangalore, and Universal Educational Trust (Royal School), Bangalore. He is also Managing Partner of Sri Balaji Engineering & Construction Works, Bangalore and Sri Venkateshwara Builders, Bangalore. He is Managing Director of Chamundi Hotel Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore and Sree Seshachala Builders Ltd, Bangalore.
Prof. Stuart Hart
Founder and Senior Managing Director, IISE/Emergent Institute, S. C. Johnson Chair in Sustainable Global Enterprise, Cornell University. Distinguished Fellow, William Davidson Institute, University of Michigan. USA
Dr. Stuart L. Hart is the Samuel C. Johnson Chair in Sustainable Global Enterprise and Professor of Management at Cornell University's Johnson School of Management. He also serves as Distinguished Fellow at the William Davidson Institute (University of Michigan) ; Founder and President of Enterprise for a Sustainable World, and the Founding Director of the Indian Institute for Sustainable Enterprise (IISE)/Emergent Institute based in Bengaluru, India. Professor Hart is one of the world's top authorities on the implications of environment and poverty for business strategy. His article "Beyond Greening: Strategies for a Sustainable World" won the McKinsey Award for Best Article in the Harvard Business Review for 1997 and helped launch the movement for corporate sustainability. With C.K. Prahalad, Hart also wrote the path breaking 2002 article "The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid,"which provided the first articulation of how business could profitably serve the needs of the four billion poor in the developing world.