Chandramouli Venkatesan (Author) The late Chandramouli Venkatesan, author of Catalyst and Get Better at Getting Better, was a corporate veteran with over twenty-six years of experience in the industry. He worked with Asian Paints, Cadbury/Mondelez, Mirc Electronics/Onida and Pidilite. He served in various senior capacities, including as CEO and managing director. While the bulk of his work life had been in business and P&L leadership roles, there was a three-year period when he did a cross-functional stint as the HR head for Cadbury India, which further developed his understanding of what makes people successful.
Chandramouli was a keen golfer and sports enthusiast, and believed in holding his life in balance. This, coupled with his sense of values and spirituality, led him to believe that every person must impact society positively. He conducted numerous speaking sessions, which have benefited over 1000 people, and mentored and guided many others to be successful in their careers.
Vasudha Rai (Author) VASUDHA RAI is an author, columnist and podcaster who has written on beauty and wellness for more than two decades. Her bestseller, Glow: Indian Foods, Recipes and Rituals for Beauty, Inside and Out, has revived the use of traditional ingredients in everyday living. She is a certified yoga teacher. Her beauty column appears in HT Mint Lounge and her podcast, Holistic Healing with Vasudha Rai-in association with Red FM, India’s leading radio channel-streams on all major platforms. Her work has appeared in publications such as Vogue, Conde Nast Traveller and The Hindu Weekend.
In 2022, she was awarded the Voice of Reason award in beauty writing, as part of the Vogue Beauty Festival. She’s also been the beauty director for Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan and Women’s Health, India.