Orientation week (Day 6) – Speaker Bios

Prantap Kalra

Prantap is a multifaceted counsel with diverse experience (global and local) focusing on handling business operations spanning manufacturing, IT/ITES, outsourcing, sales marketing, distribution, customer related issues and corporate secretarial function. His experience as a counsel at the Supreme Court and with law firms has given him a profound understanding of the legal framework and implementing strategies to avoid/manage disputes and instructing external counsel. He has incessantly been involved in setting-up, scaling and handling teams/department. Recently, at Nissan’s global HQ at Japan he supported global IS/IT and Technology contracts (including connected new tech vehicles) and currently serves as the General Counsel for Nissan India and S. Asia.

Dr Madhav Khosla

Madhav Khosla is the Ambedkar Visiting Associate Professor at Columbia Law School. He is also an Associate Professor of Political Science at Ashoka University and a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows. He studied political theory at Harvard University, where his dissertation was awarded the Edward M. Chase Prize for “the best dissertation on a subject relating to the promotion of world peace”. His research interests lie in the fields of public law and political theory, and much of his work is on the theory and practice of constitutionalism under conditions of rapid democratization, weak state capacity, and low levels of socio-economic development. His most recent book India’s Founding Moment: The Constitution of a Most Surprising Democracy has been widely acclaimed across circles.

Neha Goenka

A Public Relations and communications professional with 14+ years of experience, Neha has designed strategies across industries and sectors to build businesses, scale accounts (geographically and across platforms), develop teams, and launch new services covering PR, digital, content development and integrated communications.

In her previous role, she has been instrumental in developing the external and internal communication and content strategies and implementing them through various tools and tactics using media outreach, social media platforms and events.

As a PR consultant with Adfactors PR, India’s largest independent PR agency, she has offered clients such as Godrej Group, Ola Cabs, ICICI Bank, Vodafone India, Mahindra Group among many others, communication frameworks and counsel that enabled them to achieve the business objectives and enhance corporate reputation.She holds a Masters in Strategic Management and Planning from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, Ireland.


Sonakshi Batra


Sonakshi Batra is a sales professional with 4+ years of B2B sales experience. She enjoys helping customers solve challenges through solutions driven by AI and Machine learning.  In her current role as an Account Director, she handles the markets of North and East India for LinkedIn Talent & Learning Solutions. She is also a RockYourProfile certified ambassador and is passionate to help organisations leverage LinkedIN better


Nandini Khaitan


Nandini Khaitan is a partner with the Dispute Resolution Practice group in the Kolkata office. Nandini has vast experience in commercial, environment, intellectual property, real estate and family disputes / litigation. She has appeared at every level of the Indian judicial system, including the Supreme Court of India, High Courts, National Company Law Tribunal, National Green Tribunal and other forums.  Having worked extensively with two chartered High Courts of the country (Bombay and Calcutta), she is thorough in the nuances of litigation across the country.


Srijan Sinha


Srijan’s Identity crisis is rooted in his upbringing. He was born in Delhi, grew up in Rajasthan, studied in Gujarat and worked in Bangalore. His humour, drawn from his experiences, also suffers the same fate as his identity, often a confused, incoherent monologue that leaves the audience in splits and he tries to see the silver lining in any situation.

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