About Global Leadership Forum

The Global Leadership Forum (GLF) celebrates the myriad hues of leadership and people who embrace leadership as a virtue. It promotes, supports, and inspires the core idea of taking the world forward by redefining leadership that assures sustainability, human values, and ethics relevant to businesses, governments, sports, and culture. GLF is a platform for eminent leaders from different sections of society from around the world to deliberate on the role of leadership as the trustees of the future generation who can potentially leave behind a lasting legacy that we can be proud of.

With keynote addresses, meaningful discussions and thought-provoking conversations, the Global Leadership Forum 2017 brings the powerful leading voices from across the globe under one roof to churn out promising ways to rebuild the society with responsible leadership being the key catalyst. In its second edition, the conference will touch upon the four core pillars: Politics, Sports, Culture, and Business.

This multi-stakeholder summit will also feature breakaway sessions to enrich the participants’ overall knowledge and propose a substantial agenda for action. The summit will be held at the headquarters of The Art of Living in Bengaluru, India, on November 10 and 11.

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Speakers List 2017

Ms. Arundhati Bhattacharya

Former Chairperson, State Bank of India

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Dr. Subramanian Swamy

Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, Government of India

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Professor Patrick Utomi

Founder, Centre for Values in Leadership

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Hon. Mr. Alojz Peterle

Member of European Parliament, Former Prime Minister, Republic of Slovenia

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Dr. Vandana Shiva

Scholar & Enviromental Activitist

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Mr. Anil Shah

Chief Executive Officer, Mega Bank Nepal Limited

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Mr. Deepak Hota

Chairman & Managing Director, Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML)

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Mr. Inge Andersen

Senior Consultant, Former Secretary General, Norwegian NOC

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Mr. Gerd Hoefner

MD & President, Siemens Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.

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Mr. R.V. Deshpande

Honorable Minister for Medium & Heavy Industries and Infrastructure Development, Government of Karnataka, India

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Mr. Grandhi Mallikarjuna Rao

Chairman, GMR Group

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Mr. Santhosh Jayaram

Partner and Head - Sustainability and CSR Advisory, KPMG India

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Dr. Dulia Enkhtor

Global Conslultant on Organizational Effectiveness, Roche

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Ajay Nanavati

Chairman, Syndicate Bank

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Mr. Siraj Chaudhry

Chairman, Cargill India Pvt. Ltd.

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H.E. Ms. Mareila Cruz Alvarez

Ambassador of the Republic of Costa Rica to India

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Himanshu Gulati

Member of Parliament, Kingdom of Norway

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Mr. Aroon Purie

Editor-In-Chief and Chief Executive, India Today Group

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Mr. Hari Menon

Director for Policy, Partnerships and Poverty Alleviation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Mr. Hemant Bhargava

Managing Director, Life Insurance Corporation, India

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Prof. Dr. Ludvik Toplak

President of Alma Mater Europaea, European Centre Maribor, Slovenia

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Mr. M Murali

Managing Director, Shriram Properties Limited

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Mr. Nirvana Chaudhary

Managing Director, CG Corp Global

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Mr Nithin Kamath

Founder & CEO, Zerodha

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Mr. Parag Satpute

Managing Director and Country Manager, Sandvik Asia Private Limited

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Mr Prashanth Prakash

Partner, Accel Partners

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Ms. Ritu Marya

Editor-In-Chief, Entrepreneur Media

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Mr. Pullela Gopichand

Chief National Coach, Indian Badminton Team

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Mr. Sam Balsara

Chairman and Managing Director, Madison World

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Mr Alexander Gennadievich

Vice-Governor, Sverdlovsk region, Russia

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Ms. Suhaila Sahar

Director General, Afghan People Servant Social Organization

Ms. Supriya Shrinate

Chief Editor, ET Now, India

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Mr. Mohit Gundecha

Co-founder & CEO, Jombay

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Mr. Richard Pattle LVO

Vice Chairman, Standard Chartered Private Bank, United Kingdom

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Agenda

Timing Sessions
7.00 AM to 8.00 AM

Energy Upgrades: Light yoga, powerful breathing exercises and meditation
Amphitheater/ Mythri Hall

8.00 AM to 9.00 AM Breakfast
Annapurna kitchen, first floor
 
Assembly by 9:40 AM
10:00 AM to 11.30 AM

Inaugural Session: LEADERSHIP IN AN INTERDEPENDENT WORLD — COMMUNITIES, CONNECTIONS AND COLLABORATION
Vishalakshi Mantap (VM)

Today, we live in a world which is not only interconnected and interdependent, but also a world which is increasingly growing isolated and divided. The plenary session will bring together insights of how deep, authentic and meaningful relationships are created and nurtured by leaders in business, governments, sports and culture.

Welcome by Emcee
Mr. Christoph Glaser ,
Managing Director, World Forum for Ethics in Business
Ms. Shweta Vyas,
Wealth and Investment Management, Barclays

Lighting of the Inaugural Lamp

Welcome Remarks
Mrs. Rajita Kulkarni ,
President, World Forum for Ethics in Business

Speakers
H.E. Mr. Alojz Peterle,
Former Prime Minister, Slovenia and Member of the European
Parliament, Slovenia

Hon. Mr. Himanshu Gulati,
Member of Parliament, Kingdom of Norway
Ms. Arundhati Bhattacharya,
Former Chairperson, State Bank of India, India
Mr. G M Rao,
Executive Chairman & M.D., GMR Group, India
Mr. Aroon Purie, 
Editor-In-Chief and Chief Executive, India Today Group
Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar,
Global Humanitarian and Founder, Art of Living

11:40 AM to 12:40 PM

Deep Dive: Three Concurrent Break-Away Sessions

Deep Dive I: REINVENTING THE SELF: THE ENERGY SCOREBOARD

The longevity of excellence in a career is a function of one’s ability to maximize their energy capabilities – physical, mental and emotional. For any leader, a big part of their own journey is their ability to reinvent themselves at strategic points in their life and career. How have leaders continually reinvented themselves?

Speakers  
Mr. Hemant Bhargava 
Managing Director, Life Insurance Corporation of India
Professor Dr. Ludvik Toplak
President of Alma Mater Europaea, European Centre Maribor, Slovenia
Hon. Richard Pattle
Vice Chairman, Standard Chartered Bank
Cmde. Sarvottam Rao
Chairman, Vyakti Vikas Kendra, India

Moderator
Mr. Srinivas Uppaluri 
Executive Coach and Management Consultant, India

Deep Dive II: ACTING ON CULTURE BEFORE IT EATS STRATEGY

A vision or a strategy is relatively easy to put up; but what really determines excellence is the persistence and the quality of execution. What kind of culture is conducive to making dreams translate into reality?

Speakers 
Mr. Ajay Nanavati
Chairman, Syndicate Bank, India
Mr. Sam Balsara
Chairman and Managing Director, Madison World, India
Mr. Nirvana Chaudhary
Managing Director, CG Corp Global, Nepal
Professor Patrick Utomi
Founder, Centre for Values in Leadership, Nigeria

Moderator
Mr. Jaideep Nath 
Executive Consultant and former COO of Egon Zehnder, India

Deep Dive III: TRANSFORMATIONAL POWER OF MEDIA: SHAPING WORLD VIEWS

Media has immense power over the human mind. With the pervasive presence of technology, how has media played to its potential in cementing communities, fostering connections and leading to transformation?

Speakers
Mr. Ashok Lalla
Digital Business Advisor, India
Mr. Colvyn Harris
Founder, Harris-Mint; and Ex CEO JWT South Asia & Executive Director - Global Growth, India

Ms. Ritu Marya, 
Editor-In-Chief, Entrepreneur Media, India

Ms. Supriya Srinathe
Chief Editor, News, ET Now, India

Moderator
Ms. Kavita Khanna 
Consultant, India

12:40 PM to 01:00 PM Going deep within: Meditation
01:00 PM to 02:45 PM Lunch
03:00 PM to 04:00 PM

Plenary: LEADERSHIP LEGACY – NURTURING THE NEXT GENERATION

Institutionalization of excellence is essential to leave a lasting legacy and it requires a high degree of commitment, dedication and persistence. How have leaders raised their own aspirations beyond personal achievements to focus their energy on creating a nurturing ecosystem spanning an entire field or industry for the next generation?

Speakers 
Mr. Pullela Gopichand
Chief National Coach, Indian Badminton Team, India

Mr. Inge Andersen
Former Secretary General, Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports, Norway
Mr. Ajay Bagga
Executive Chairman, OPC Asset Solutions Pvt. Ltd, India

Moderator
Ms. Smitha Murthy
Vice President, Art of Living Corporate Programs, India

04:00 PM to 05:00 PM

Plenary: LEADERSHIP BEGINS IN THE MIND

Leadership is the ability to consciously act on the right thought or the right emotion in the crowd of thoughts and emotions jostling in the mind. This session covers insightful conceptual models, powerful breath based tools and calming meditative techniques to strengthen the ability of a leader to stay focused and channel their energy in the most optimal manner.

05:00 PM to 05:20 PM

Plenary: THE INTUITIVE POTENTIAL OF THE MIND

05:00 PM to 06:00 PM High tea

GLF 2016: At A Glance

Leadership Quotes

Success is an attitude, not a phenomenon. The sign of success is an everlasting smile. Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Admitting arrogance and mistakes itself is a virtue. If leaders in every field cultivate this, there won't be any bitterness or guilt. Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Sincerity in purpose, honesty in approach, and dexterity in action is what the youth need to imbibe to become good leaders. Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
A good leader will find and nurture the goodness even in those who have committed crimes. A poor leader tries to find a fault even in a child! Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Your ability to take risks is directly proportional to your success. Staying in comfort zone is a sign of aging. Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
The best way of functioning is to work silently and achieve surely. Success is achieved not by making big noises but by the sincerity of purpose. Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
The best way to deal with people is to be natural. Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Nominate your leader

We invite you to nominate that one person who has led by example, lived by profound values of leadership and has inspired you to be a part of the legacy that has brought positive change in the society.

The selected winner will get a chance to attend GLF and network with the leaders of each industry, upskill themselves, and eventually bring excellence at whatever they do.

The contest is open until 5th Nov 2017. The first winner was announced on 31st Oct 2017, and the second winner on 6th Nov 2017.

How to nominate on Facebook

Step 1 - Log in to your Facebook account and go to this link

Step 2 – In the comments section, tag the person whom you would like to gift the free entry for GLF 2017 and write in few words why you want to nominate him/her.

Use the hashtag #NominateYourLeader while tagging your nominee.

 

How to nominate on Twitter

Step 1 - Log in to your Twitter account.

Step 2 - Tag the person whom you would like to gift the free entry for GLF 2017 and write in few words why you want to nominate him/her.

Ensure to use the hashtag #NominateYourLeader while tagging your nominee.

 

Why attend GLF

The Global Leadership Forum 2017 brings influential leading voices from across the globe under one roof to churn out promising ways to rebuild the society with responsible leadership being the key catalyst. It will be held at The Art of Living's International Center in Bengaluru, India in the presence of Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on November 10 and 11.

  1. Learn and unlearn leadership directly from Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, heading the world's largest volunteer-based organization. 
  2. One platform. Two days. Powerful leaders. Meaningful conversations. 
  3. Come together in thought, action, and responsibility and be the torchbearers of inspiring leaders of tomorrow.

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