Mr. Levinson is a principal and the Co-Chief Investment Officer of the Drawbridge Global Macro Fund at Fortress Investment Group. Prior to joining Fortress, Mr. Levinson was a fund manager at Tudor Investment Corporation and a proprietary trader for 10 years at Goldman Sachs, moving between Hong Kong, Tokyo, London and New York managing portfolios of G10 and emerging market risk.
Mr. Beever’s investment and corporate finance career spans over thirty years in leadership positions at 3i Group, SG Warburg & Co. Ltd., where he was Vice Chairman and Head of Banking and Finance, and KPMG, where he currently acts as Chairman of KPMG Corporate Finance. He is currently a director of several UK listed companies and has acted for numerous UK and international companies.
Mark has significant experience working in one of the leading global Big Pharma companies, including in China, and since has been a successful entrepreneur. He was the Chief Executive Officer of China Operations at SciClone Pharmaceuticals, Inc and before that he founded and served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of NovaMed Pharmaceuticals Inc. Prior to that he served as Vice President, Commercial Operations of AstraZeneca China. He was responsible for turning AstraZeneca into the largest prescription based multinational in China.
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Mr. Kelkar is an eminent Indian economist, government official and academic well-known for his role in India’s economic reforms. In 2011 he was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian award. He has held several senior positions in the Government of India including Finance Secretary, Secretary of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council and Chairman of the Finance Commission which was responsible for recommending a new tax code for India. Mr. Kelkar also served as the Executive Director on the Board of the IMF for India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka. He also serves as the Chairman of National Stock Exchange of India and on the Board of several companies including Tata Consultancy Services, India’s largest IT services company.
Mr. Mathur is the former Chief Information Commissioner of India serving as head of the Central Information Commission, an agency of the Government of India set up to ensure transparency. Previously, he was the Director of the Intelligence Bureau, India’s foremost internal intelligence agency and was instrumental in revamping the intelligence setup and raising the quality of information gathering and sharing. He started his career in 1972 in the Indian Police Service and served in various capacities in different parts of India earning the Indian Police Medal for Meritorious Service and the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service.
Mr. Desai is an eminent Indian economist and international civil servant. He was Under-Secretary General of the United Nations responsible for Economic and Social Affairs from 1992-2003. Previously, he served in the Government of India in various capacities including as Chief Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister and a Member of the Planning Commission. He has served on numerous panels and boards including as Chairman of the Committee on Technical Innovation and Venture Capital, Co-Chair of the India-UK Roundtable and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Oxfam International.
Mr. Kumar is a leading banking professional with 40 years of experience with some of India’s largest public sector banks. He was recently appointed Independent Director on the Board of Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd by Govt. of India, Department of Atomic Energy . Previously, he was the Chairman and Managing Director of Corporation Bank, a public sector bank with over US$30bn in deposits. Previously, he was an Executive Director at UCO Bank and prior that that, worked across a variety of roles at the Bank of Baroda, India’s second-largest lender. During his long career in banking, Mr. Kumar has undertaken many path-breaking initiatives especially around technology automation and in particular the implementation of internet and mobile banking in the sector.
Mr. Bawri is an eminent industrialist, philanthropist and intellectual. Mr. Bawri has been an entrepreneur for over 40 years and was, till recently, the Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Calcom Cement, the largest private sector enterprise in North-East India. He has made a significant impact in the education and non-profit sector, founding the Bawri Education Foundation, the Bawri Eye Hospital and the JDS school for underprivileged children. Mr. Bawri is active in policy circles – he is a Director of the India Foundation, a leading Indian think tank; and a member of the Atal Innovation Mission, a task force set up by the Indian government to foster innovation and R&D.