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Dr. Kewal Krishan Nohria
A graduate in Electrical Engineering from Banaras Hindu University and management from Manchester Technical College, UK, Dr. Nohria also holds a D.Litt (Honaris Causa) from Banaras Hindu University. He has been associated with the Electrical Industry and has held senior positions with a number of organizations, last being Chairman & Managing Director of Crompton Greaves Limited. He is also the past president of AIMA, ASSOCHAM, IEEMA, Bombay Chamber of Commerce Industry & CII (Western Region). Currently he is the Chairman of Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala, a deemed University as well as Member, Board of Governors, IIM, Indore.
Sunil Ghorawat
Managing Partner, Earth Water Group
Sunil is a serial water entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Earth Water Group, a leading integrated emerging market water platform with a focus on South Asia. The Earth Water Group consists of system integration (Fontus Water), value added distribution (Aventura), analytics (EverythingAboutWater) and several group businesses. Fontus has over [2,000] installations and a broader customer base of industrial, commercial and selective government clients. Aventura has one of the most robust distribution channels in India with an established set of brands. The Group has a track record of scaling water businesses, especially in emerging markets and creating value for shareholders. Prior to starting the Earth Water Group, Sunil was the Managing Director for Indian subcontinent of Pentair Corporation, one of the largest water-treatment and pump companies in the world. He has built strong relations with a number of industries and key water professionals globally. Sunil is a graduate from St.Xavier’s College (Kolkata, India) and a management graduate from Case Western Reserve University (USA).
H. Subramaniam
Chief Operating Officer, EA Water Pvt. Ltd.
An engineer and a management graduate from one of India’s leading institutes – Faculty of Management Studies, Mr. Subramaniam brings over a decade of experience in the Indian water industry. Prior to joining Fontus Water, he was managing national sales and marketing at Pentair Corporation, a multinational water corporation. In his role as Chief Operating Officer for Fontus Water, he brings in strong knowledge of the industry and new technologies. Mr. Subramaniam is also the Editor of EverythingAboutWater magazine, India’s first & only monthly magazine on water & wastewater and comments regularly on the latest developments and trends in this field. He has represented the Indian water industry at numerous international conferences and events.
Kamal Tiwari
Chief Operating Officer, Aventura Components Pvt. Ltd.
Kamal Tiwari is presently the Chief Operating Officer of Aventura Components Pvt. Ltd., a leader in water components in India. As one of the co-founders of the company, Mr. Tiwari has been instrumental in changing the face of the water components market in India by making it an organized trade. He has spearheaded the entry of global players into India, thus heralding the arrival of the latest technologies into the Indian water components market. His persistent efforts has led to Aventura becoming the Market leader in 800 plus small Medium Water Treatment OEM market. Mr. Tiwari’s foresight has contributed to Aventura becoming a leading water engineering solutions provider from a water component distribution company.