Mr. Atul Bagai joined UN Environments Ozone Action programme under the Montreal Protocol as the Regional Officer for South Asia in 2000 and served as Senior Regional Coordinator to build the capacity of sub regional networks in Asia and enable them to meet the compliance targets under the Montreal Protocol.
Prior to joining UN Environment, Atul worked with the Government of India for 17 years in a number of senior positions such as Chief of Staff to two Ministers at the federal level (Ministry of Finance and Ministry of External Affairs) and to a Chief Minister at the provincial level. He also served as the Ozone Cell Director at the Ministry of Environment and Forests. Mr. Bagai, an Indian national, holds a Post-Graduate degree in History from the University of Delhi.
Padma Shri Gowri Ishwaran is an eminent Indian educationist. She is the founder principal of the Sanskriti School, a New Delhi based so-educational institution, ranked among the top schools in India.
A post graduate in English literature, she has taught at many institutions such as St. Michael's School, Patna, Spring Dales School, Delhi and Delhi Public School and has delivered lectures at various seminars and conferences. The Government of India awarded her the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri, in 2004, for her contributions to the Indian Educational sector.
Vishal Wanchoo is President and CEO for GE South Asia, effective October 1, 2017. In this role, Vishal is responsible for all of GE's operations in the South Asia region. Previously, Vishal was the Commercial Growth Leader for GEs Global Growth Organization (GGO), developing growth and marketing strategies Read More
and execution plans for all GE businesses in the growth regions around the world (outside USA). This involved building strategic marketing capability including market research, competitive intelligence, segmentation, business case development and digital marketing capability across businesses.
Prior to his role as a Commercial Growth Leader, Vishal was heading Business Development, Growth & Strategy for GE South Asia and prior to that was running GEs global Healthcare IT business (HCIT) based in the United States. Vishal began his career with GE in November 1997, as the Vice President and General Manager of the Imaging and Information Systems organization. He was appointed also a GE Officer in 2005.
Vishal is an alumnus of the Lawrence School, Lovedale. He earned an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from IIT Delhi and went on to pursue his Masters in computer engineering at the University of Southern California.