Malini Agarwal Founder of Miss Malini
Malini Agarwal a.k.a MissMalini is the Founder & Creative Director of MissMalini Entertainment, a leading media lifestyle brand that creates highly engaging, multi-platform content geared towards India's Internet Generation.
Malini is India's first and most famous Digital Influencer, having pioneered Indian lifestyle blogging with her website MissMalini.com in 2008. Today MissMalini Entertainment content reaches 30 million people a month every across their owned channels, with over 10 million direct social media followers. She was in Fortune India’s 40 Under 40 List as well as GQ’s 50 Most Influential Young Indians List and World Marketing Congress’s 50 Most Influential Digital Marketing Leaders Listing in 2017. She was also featured as one of the Top 10 Young Business Women of 2016 by CNBC-TV18 at the Young Turks Summit, and declared as the #1 Digital Influencer in the world on SERMO's Digital Influencer Index 2016. Malini is a regular industry panelist and moderator, she was the keynote speaker at the Babson College Indian Symposium, and at Ficci Flow chapters of Amritsar, Jaipur, Kolkata, and Ahmedabad. Within a few years of blogging, The Huffington Post and Forbes named Malini as India’s most famous Digital Influencer, and since then Malini has been profiled by various international media outlets including BBC World (UK), Reuters, CNN (USA), DW (Germany), TV5 (France) and The Globe & Mail (Canada), and is a regular fixture in local publications such as Vogue India, Elle India, Grazia India, Hello! India, India Today, The Economic Times, Business Standard, NDTV Profit, and on CNBC's Young Turks as a fast-growing media start-up to watch. Expanding on her digital leadership, Malini made her first foray into television in 2014 with the self-produced reality entertainment TV series, MissMalini’s World on TLC. She went on to also host Kya Seen Hai @MissMalini on ZOOM, one of India’s leading Bollywood & Entertainment TV channels and then two season on Vh1 with her show Inside Access with MissMalini. Malini’s passion and efforts are now spent using her reach and influencer to launch social initiatives that facilitate cultural change. Most prominent of these is her invite-only & Facebook group exclusively for women called ‘Malini’s Girl Tribe’, a supportive community of 42,000 women, as well as her Positive Masculinity community, a co-ed group for all to discuss the way towards a more socially progressive and world. By creating safe spaces for women, a myriad of topics and modern issues are discussed openly every day. Women are able to support each other, help each other, and have meaningful connections every day. The Girl Tribe also gave rise to a web-series featuring such distinguished guests as Rega Jha, Adhuna Bhabani, Mallika Dua, Sonali Bendre Behl, Anjali Lama, Trisha Shetty, and Dia Mirza, covering topics ranging from oppressive beauty standards and gender expectations to raising compassionate children, fighting sexual abuse, and more. On July 18th, 2018, Malini launched #ItEndsWithMe, a campaign to raise everyone’s social consciousness, engagement, and commitment to fight against the pervasiveness of sexism, violence, and discrimination in our world. With continuous multimedia and multilingual pledges to take a stand coming from numerous individuals, celebs, and brands, the campaign has sparked a longer-term movement for change. Sanjoo Malhotra Country Project Manager at Visit Sweden
Punjabi, born on 23 December 1970 in Kolkata, grew up in Bangalore and Chennai, studied in Manipal, worked in Goa and have also trained in Mumbai and New Delhi. Lives in Sweden.
Moving to Sweden in 1996 and after having completed a Masters in International Business at Stockholm University, I became interested in the interplay between Globalization, Innovation, Design, Technology, Business and Culture. Since then, I undertook a project with e2home, an Ericsson/Electrolux Joint venture conceptualizing new products and services for the Smart Home and Smart Kitchen. From 2006 to 2013I have contributed extensively in planning, strategizing and organizing global think tanks like Globe Forum, Future Design Days and events for Swedish India Business Council, ITIM International and private events which have a India focus. In Globe Forum, I arranged a three day event on emerging markets in 2007 with 2000 people and included few heads of state and was instrumental in bringing the leading CEO’s and media from India. In 2013 in collaboration with the Indian Embassy of Sweden have created a brand platform called India Unlimited (www.indiaunlimited.se) to promote business and cultural connections between Sweden and India. As Indian Food is my passion, I also lead food tours to India and offer Indian culinary courses in Sweden. I am the Founder of Tasting India Symposium , which has been recognized in India as the first cross-section dialogue to take a 360-degree view of food, linking traditional farmers to urban tables via the modern marketplace, promoting sustainable food culture and promoting India as a food destination for the global traveler. www.tastingindiasymposium.com Nordic Council of Ministers has selected me as a Trace Explorer from the Nordic Food Manifesto to the India Food Manifesto. Sanjoo is also the Country Manager for Visit Sweden. Björn Ekegren Country Manager, Sweden and Finland at Emirates
Björn Ekegren has been in the aviation industry for 33 years. He took up the position at Emirates in 2013.
Prior to the position at Emirates he has been working for SAS. The background of various strategic head office functions, operational line management leadership and several years of international experience has given a solid background of the industry. During his 26-year career at SAS, he has held several international positions for 14 years, as head of operations Hong Kong, China, Korea, Philippines, Taiwan and Germany, as well as sales manager and chief financial officer in Bangkok. Björn Ekegren holds a degree in computer science from Stockholm University. Michael Lyngdho Founder of Tripoto
Michael Lyngdoh is the founder of Tripoto, the largest and fastest growing travel social network in the world. In a short span of 5 years since it’s inception, Tripoto has grown to 10million+ monthly active users and is partnered with some of the biggest names in the travel industry.
Michael graduated top of his class from St Xavier’s college, and went on to earn a Masters in Economics at Delhi School of Economics. He decided to forgo the corporate offers and join his family’s horticulture export business. Within 4 years, he scaled the business to 5 international markets. His fresh perspective and action orientation was just the boost that the 30+ year old business needed. During this time, Michael realized that he always wants be an entrepreneur. He loved getting his hands dirty and running a business end to end. That’s when he took a break to go to the prestigious Indian School of Business, and got and MBA while ideating his next venture. What started as a way to share travel stories and itineraries with friends and family has now become a successful series B funded tech company that is growing at breakneck speed and epitomizes the scrappy agile startup mentality while already at the scale of a large business. Priya Kumari Rana Luxury, Travel and Lifestyle Journalist Priya Kumari Rana Luxury, Travel and Lifestyle Journalist
Priya graduated from UC Berkeley, California with a Bachelors in Comparative Literature (English and French), and went on to get her Masters in English and French from the University of Strasbourg, France. She speaks French and German fluently.
She has two decades of experience with luxury brands, and has edited a number of fashion and luxury magazines in Delhi. She now contributes articles on fashion, spirits, watches, food, travel, decor, and personality profiles to various publications in India. An avid traveller, she calls Gurugram her home. Cecilia Oldne Sweden-India Business Council
She is Sweden-India Business Council’s India representative and Brand Ambassador and Head of Communication. SIBC is one of the world’s most active country to country networks and the first choice network in the Sweden and India corridor. SIBC is also the secretary for Sweden India Business Leaders’ Roundtable, co-chaired by Marcus Wallenberg and Baba Kalyani.
She is of Swedish origin but based in Mumbai since 2007. Cecilia has played a significant role in sparking the Indian Wine Revolution, placing India on the world wine map. She has played an instrumental role in the Sula Vineyards success story - India’s largest wine producer with 65% market share, exporting to 30 countries and a winery with 400,000 visitors last year. She is today shareholder in Sula. Cecilia is Amphora Portfolio Management’s Managing Director South East Asia and The Nordics and very first Ambassador. Amphora is a leading fine wine investment firm and a team of fine wine experts with sparkling financial markets backgrounds. Cecilia builds and manages bespoke fine wine portfolios for collectors, investors and wine enthusiasts. The company is also in the midst of setting up a fine wine fund. Cecilia was recently appointed a Fashion Revolution Ambassador - working towards a safer, fairer, cleaner and more transparent clothing industry with positive outcomes for both people and the planet. She is also instrumental in the opening of Soho House Mumbai - Asia’s first Soho House. She also help raise capital to people and companies she believes in - from Broadcast Media, Life Science to Diamonds. Cecilia is experienced in the boardroom and a Professional Independent Women Director. She is open to additional Board of Director and Advisory Board roles. Cecilia also co-founded Asian Wine Producers Association - to support Asian wineries in their set-up, growth and expansion. She is also a Mentor at Girls Club Capital in NYC. With GCC’s founder Ashmoret Mishal Girls Club Capital connects female entrepreneurs with accredited investors. The aim is to strategically fund, accelerate and provide business lift as companies launch and expand their product/service in the market. Google ‘Cecilia Oldne’ for more!