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Dr Somdutta Singh
Founder/CEO, Assiduus Global

Dr Somdutta Singh is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, best-selling author and philanthropist. Assiduus Global is her 3rd venture, with her previous ventures having been successfully acquired. In 2021, she has been bestowed with the coveted Times 40 Under 40 honour and in 2020, Dr Som was bestowed with the coveted Indian Achievers’ Award and featured amongst Fortune India’s 50 most powerful business women. She is a member of the highly distinguished Entrepreneurs’ Organization and Young Presidents’ Organization. She has served as the youngest and only elected woman Vice-Chairperson of NASSCOM Product Council and has been the first woman of Indian origin on the Board of Philip Kotler’s Kotler Impact. She has helped the Government of India build the visionary Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP) by NITI Aayog and has authored two best-sellers – Decoding Digital: Unlocking Digital Barriers and Stories from New India: Policies, Hope and Change.

Dr Som has been bestowed with several prestigious awards that include the Impact Entrepreneur Award for Social Innovation by IEEE & UN Women, London, the 2019 Mentor of the Year by the Government of India, the 2017 Digital Leadership Award for Social Innovation by Times of India and the 2017 Women Leadership Award by Economic Times.

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Melanie Wong
Melanie WongFormer CEO, Premium Inc, Real Estate Industrialist
Melanie Wong is the former President and CEO of award-winning Premium Inc. acquired by Office Depot in 2017. She is a real estate industrialist, transformational coach and has been honoured with several prestigious awards. Born in Hong Kong, Melanie graduated from University of Denver in Colorado in 1987 and holds a degree in Business Administration and Management from Harvard University.
Bijal Jani
Bijal JaniAttorney, Founder, Investor & Corporate Strategist
Bijal Jani is a distinguished attorney, founder and corporate strategist. Ms Jani has received her Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Public Accounting from Pace University. She is a recipient of several prestigious awards including the “Excellence for the Future” awards in Jurisprudence and Jewish Law. She is a proactive proponent for women’s empowerment and gender pay equality.
Anuj Jain
Anuj JainCo-Founder And CEO, Startup-O, Corporate Mentor
Anuj Jain is the Co-Founder and CEO of Singapore based Startup-O, a global startup platform for assessments, investments and cross-border business scaling. Anuj specializes in engineering growth, scaling technology ventures and enabling transitions. He holds an MBA degree from SP Jain Institute of Management and Research in India and a degree with honors in Physics from the University of Delhi.