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.

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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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

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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