Speakers

The Speakers at Development Dialogue are high-achievers from diverse for-profit and non-profit organizations. Many of them are internationally renowned for their indelible impact on the societies they work in, so much so that their insights and opinions many times shape the development discourse of India.
Here are a few of our notable Speakers who have enriched past Dialogues.


Past Development Dialogue Speaker Prof. Muhammad Yunus Prof. Muhammad Yunus
Nobel Laureate, Founder Grameen Bank
Past Development Dialogue Speaker Kailash Satyarthi Kailash Satyarthi
Nobel Laureate and Founder, Bachpan Bachao Andolan
Past Development Dialogue Speaker Dr. Anousheh Ansari Dr. Anousheh Ansari
Co-founder, Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer of Prodea Systems
Past Development Dialogue Speaker Ratan Tata Ratan Tata
Chairman, Tata Sons
Past Development Dialogue Speaker N R Narayana N R Narayana Murthy
Founder, Infosys
Past Development Dialogue Speaker Padmashree Deep Joshi Padma Shri Deep Joshi
Magsasay Awardee and Founder, PRADAN

Past Development Dialogue Speaker Lalitesh Katragadda Lalitesh Katragadda
Creator, Google Map Maker
Past Development Dialogue Speaker Birger Stamperdahl Birger Stamperdahl
CEO, Give2Asia
Past Development Dialogue Speaker Stewart Beck Stewart Beck
High Commissioner to the Republic of India, Govt. of Canada
Past Development Dialogue Speaker Veerendra Heggade Veerendra Heggade
Dharmadhikari, Dharmasthala
Past Development Dialogue Speaker Padma Shri Madhu Pandit Dasa Padma Shri Madhu Pandit Dasa
Chairman, The Akshaya Patra Foundation
Past Development Dialogue Speaker Dilip Chenoy Dilip Chenoy
MD & CEO, NSDC

Past Development Dialogue Speaker Ramji Raghavan Ramji Raghavan
CEO, Agastya International Foundation
Past Development Dialogue Speaker Shekhar Gupta Shekhar Gupta
Journalist & ex Editor-in-Chief, Indian Express
Past Development Dialogue Speaker Will Poole Will Poole
Co-founder, Unitus Seed Fund
Past Development Dialogue Speaker Vineet Rai Vineet Rai
Founder and Managing Director, Aavishkaar
Past Development Dialogue Speaker Dr. Ajit Kanitkar Dr. Ajit Kanitkar
former Program Officer, Ford Foundation
Past Development Dialogue Speaker Zenia Tata Zenia Tata
Executive Director, Global Development, XPRIZE

Past Development Dialogue Speaker Raju Reddy Raju Reddy
Founding Patron - Kakatiya Sandbox, Founder and Former CEO - Sierra Atlantic
Past Development Dialogue Speaker Ajit Dayal Ajit Dayal
Founder and Chairman, Quantum Advisors
Past Development Dialogue Speaker Dilip Modi Dilip Modi
Founder, Ek Soch Sandbox and Chairman S Mobility
Past Development Dialogue Speaker Albina Ruiz Founder, Ciudad Saludable Albina Ruiz
Founder, Ciudad Saludable
Past Development Dialogue Speaker Phanindra Sama Phanindra Sama
Founding Patron, Kakatiya Sanbox and Founder - redbus.in
Past Development Dialogue Speaker Anshu Gupta Fellow and Founder-Director, GOONJ Anshu Gupta
Fellow and Founder-Director, GOONJ

Past Development Dialogue Speaker Anoj Viswanathan Anoj Viswanathan
Co-Founder and President, Milaap
Past Development Dialogue Speaker Sudha Murthy, Co_Founder, Infosys Sudha Murthy
Co-Founder, Infosys
Past Development Dialogue Speaker Ashwin Naik, Founder and CEO, Vaatsalya Healthcare Ashwin Naik
Founder and CEO, Vaatsalya Healthcare
Past Development Dialogue Speaker Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, Founder, Sulabh International Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak
Founder, Sulabh International
Past Development Dialogue Speaker Dr. Adrian Mukhebi Founder, Kace Kenya Dr. Adrian Mukhebi
Founder, Kace Kenya
Past Development Dialogue Speaker Giridhar Aramane, Principal Secretary, Government of Andhra Pradesh Giridhar Aramane
Principal Secretary, Government of Andhra Pradesh


Past Development Dialogue Speaker Dr. H Harish Hande, Co-Founder and Managing Director, SELCO Dr. H Harish Hande
Co-Founder and Managing Director, SELCO
Past Development Dialogue Speaker Jean Claude Rodriquez-Ferrer Jean Claude Rodriquez-Ferrera
ASHOKA Fellow and Founder, ACAF
Past Development Dialogue Speaker Karina Leblanc, Executive Director, Pond-Deshpande Center Karina Leblanc
Executive Director, Pond-Deshpande Centere
Past Development Dialogue Speaker Lisa Nitze, Vice President, Ashoka Lisa Nitze
Vice President, Ashoka
Past Development Dialogue Nand Kishore Chaudhary Nand Kishore Chaudhary
Chairman and Managing Director, Jaipur Rugs
Past Development Dialogue Madan Rai, Founder, Khotang Development Forum Madan Rai
Founder, Khotang Development Forum

Past Development Dialogue Speaker Lisa Nitze, Vice President, Ashoka Noel de Villiers
Founder, Open Africa
Past Development Dialogue Speaker Prasad Ram, Head, Google R&D  India Prasad Ram
Head, Google R&D - India
Past Development Dialogue Speaker Abhay Bang , Founder SEARCH Abhay Bang
Founder, SEARCH
Past Development Dialogue Speaker Tri Mumpuni, Founder, IBEKA Tri Mumpuni
Founder, IBEKA
Past Development Dialogue Speaker prasanna Prasanna
Founder, Desi
Past Development Dialogue Speaker Aparajita Agrawal, Director, Sankalp Forum, Intellecap Aparajita Agrawal
Director, Sankalp Forum, Intellecap