Anil Puri is the Chairman of Purico Limited, based in Nottingham, UK. He has full executive responsibilities for the head office management functions for this leading edge international manufacturing group. He is very keen in automobiles and new technology. Purico group has 7500 employees mainly in manufacturing and established businesses in UK, USA, Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Bharat, Mexico, China and Hong Kong.

Dr. Gautam Sen is a well-known writer and international political economist and a member of the Steering Committee of the WHEF. He has particular expertise in South Asian, American and British foreign and international economic policies. Dr. Sen was an adviser to the Prime Minister’s Office in India on economic liberalisation and Indo-Nepal relations and appointed a member of the Eminent Persons Group of the Indo-UK Roundtable. Dr. Sen taught at the London School of Economics and Political Science for more than two decades.