Panelists

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Sudeep Chakravarti

Sudeep Chakravarti’s latest book, Clear.Hold.Build: Hard Lessons of Business and Human Rights in India has received the Award for Excellence (Best Insights into Asian Societies) at Asian Publishing Awards 2014.

Sudeep’s other non-fiction narratives—Red Sun: Travels in Naxalite Country, on India’s ongoing Maoist rebellion; and Highway 39: Journeys through a Fractured Land, set in North-east India—are critically fêted bestsellers. He has also published three novels, including Tin Fish and The Avenue of Kings, and several short stories.

Sudeep began his career with The Asian Wall Street Journal. He subsequently held senior editorial positions at India Today Group and HT Media. He blueprinted two major regional thought platforms, India Today Conclave and Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, besides initiating several publications and editorial projects. His media writing is extensively published.

Sudeep is a member of World Future Society, Washington D.C. With fellow scuba diving enthusiasts he co-founded Coastal Impact. A not-for-profit for marine awareness and advocacy in Goa, India, it has also assisted India’s National Institute of Oceanography to map marine biodiversity.