Raghunath Mashelkar, FRS, is one of India's foremost science and innovation leaders. He gave transformative leadership to CSIR as its director general. He chaired the National Innovation Foundation and also several corporate innovation boards. His global recognitions include forty-one honorary doctorates, the prestigious TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize, the Star of Asia award and the Padma Vibhushan. He conceptualized 'Gandhian engineering', leading to the emergence of innovation's holy grail of 'more from less for more people', which is now globally acknowledged.
Ravi Pandit is the chairman of KPIT Technologies Ltd, a global leader in innovative automotive technologies committed to deliver green, smart and safe mobility. He is also the founder/trustee of Janwani, an institution focused on urban social transformation. A management graduate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a gold medallist chartered accountant and a member of the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants, Ravi was awarded an honorary DLitt by the prestigious Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth.