Arjun Malhotra, CEO and Chairman-Headstrong
December 22, 2008

Arjun Malhotra, CEO and Chairman of Headstrong’s Board of Directors met the ISB students at an interactive session on December 22, 2008. Prior to joining Headstrong he was Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of TechSpan, which merged with Headstrong in October 2003. Malhotra, winner of the Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Award, has a long string of entrepreneurial successes. He co-founded the HCL group in 1975, taking it from a six-person “garage operation” to one of India’s largest Information Technology corporations. The first leading Indian entrepreneur to relocate to the USA, Malhotra took over HCL’s US operation in 1989 and grew it to nearly US$100 million annual revenues. In 1992 he ran the HCL-HP joint venture in India, and in 1996 he set up and ran the joint venture with Deluxe Corporation. He consolidated and grew HCL operations in Hong Kong, Australia, and New Zealand.

Arjun Malhotra

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Shaheen Mistry, CEO-Teach for India and Founder of Akanksha Foundation
December 21, 2008

Do you have what it takes to lead a movement to eliminate inequity in education?” That was a question raised by Shaheen Mistry, CEO, Teach for India and Founder of Akanksha Foundation, when she addressed a crowd of young leaders at the ISB. Teach For India is catalysing the movement to eliminate educational inequity by placing India's most outstanding college graduates and young professionals in under-resourced schools to teach for two years. This national movement has a clear aim: to significantly improve the academic achievement of students in our nation’s worst-performing classrooms.

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James R Barth, Lowder Eminent Scholar in Finance, Auburn University, and Senior Fellow, the Milken Institute
December 15, 2008

James R Barth is the Lowder Eminent Scholar in Finance at Auburn University and a Senior Fellow at the Milken Institute. His research focusses on financial institutions and capital markets, both domestic and global, with special emphasis on regulatory issues. Recently, he served as leader of an international team advising the People's Bank of China on banking reform. Barth also participated in the US Speaker and Specialist Program of the US Department of State and the US Embassy in Beijing.
James Barth
Dr Martin Haemmig Dr Martin Haemmig, International Researcher, Lecturer and Advisor
November 26, 2008

Dr Martin Haemmig specialises as international researcher, lecturer, and advisor on "The Globalisation of Venture Capital" focussing on the industry trends, VC best practice, and benchmarks sector developments across geographies (investments, valuations, exits, performance – covering 13 countries in Asia, Europe, Israel, and the United States). While traveling about 7 months per year in Asia, the United States and Europe, he researches and/or teaches in conjunction with leading schools around the world. They are in California (Stanford University, University of California Berkeley & Davis), Europe (INSEAD, ETH Zurich, UniBW Munich, Leiden Univ.), China (Tsinghua, Peking, Renmin, Fudan, SH-Jiaotong) and in India (IIT Delhi & IIT Bombay, IISc & IIM in Bangalore).

Mahesh Samat, Senior Vice President & Managing Director and K Seshasayee, Director, Corporate Communications, Walt Disney India
November 14, 2008

Mahesh Samat, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Walt Disney India and K Seshasayee, Director, Corporate Communications, Walt Disney India visited the ISB. Samat addressed the ISB community on “A family audience – Myth and Opportunity for Entertainment Brands” at a talk hosted by the Marketing Club.

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His Majesty King Albert II His Majesty King Albert II, King of the Belgians
November 8, 2008

His Majesty King Albert II, the King of the Belgians, visited the ISB, during a state visit to India. His Majesty was accompanied by H E Karel De Gucht, Minister of Foreign Affairs and a delegation of economic and academic executives.

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