Neelam Dhawan, Board Member, ICICI Bank India
Ms. Neelam Dhawan has been an Additional Independent Director of ICICI Bank Ltd., since January 12, 2018. Ms. Dhawan serves as Managing Director of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise India. Ms. Dhawan has been the Managing Director of HP India Pvt Ltd. since July 1, 2008, with a portfolio that includes software engineering, research and IT services. Prior to HP India, She served as a Managing Director and leader of the Country businesses for 11 years at Microsoft Corporation (India) Pvt. Ltd.
She served as Vice President of the Customer Solutions Group at HP and served at Compaq and IBM. She has over 35 years of experience in the information technology industry. Starting from 1982, she has held various positions across HCL, IBM, Microsoft and Hewlett Packard. She has been a Member of the Supervisory Board at Philips Electronics Australia Limited since 2012. She has been a Member of the Supervisory Board at Koninklijke Philips N.V. since April 26, 2012. She serves as a Director of HP India Pvt Ltd. Ms. Dhawan is a member of the Global Supervisory Board of Royal Philips N.V., Netherlands since 2012 which helped her extend her experience of information technology industry to the healthcare sector. She served as Vice President of Asia Pacific & Japan at Global Industries, Strategic Alliances and Inside Sales at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. She retired on December 31, 2017. Over several years, leading business journals such as Fortune (international edition), Forbes and Business Today have recognized her as one of the Most Powerful Women in Business. She is an Economics Graduate from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University. She holds Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Economics. She also has an MBA from Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi, India.
Ruchira Chaudhary, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
An alumnus of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Ruchira straddles the corporate and academic worlds – she is a leading executive coach, adjunct faculty at several top tier business schools including her alma mater and an independent strategy consultant.
Acknowledged as an expert in post-merger integration and organisation design– Ruchira has worked in emerging marketplaces in Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. She holds a strong track record in making large-scale change agendas succeed - both from an advisory as well as in-house standpoint. She uses a unique, multi-pronged approach to ensure change is effective in areas where it is known to be most vulnerable – in the realm of leadership, culture and design. She has successfully managed the entire spectrum of strategic people and process initiatives especially when it comes to significant changes resulting from events such as mergers and acquisitions, IPOs or organization restructuring.