India International Centre

(IIC) New Delhi

11th December 2018
2nd Roundtable Conference on ‘Ease of Doing Business in India : Improvements & Imperatives’

We help you bring pride and purpose to boost performance at your workplace

Straight Drive

Grit. Respect. Dignity

About Us

Straight Drive is a training and consulting start up dedicated to help professionals and organisations improve their performance and discover their true potential through innovative interventions. Set up with the intent to improve the happiness quotient of organisations where people look forward to coming to office everyday, Straight Drive strives to connect performance with pride and purpose. It boasts of a strong network of trainers with years of experience and expertise in different facets of people and performance management.

According to a research conducted by the famous research scholar and an expert in positive psychology, Shawn Achor, the organisations derive the following benefits by creating happiness at workplace:

3 times higher Creativity

Higher Productivity0%

Higher Sales0%

Satisfaction & Happiness at Work Place: bring focus on company

About Event

Creating a Happy Workplace – Is there a choice?

The topic has been inspired by the recent report of India recording a significant jump of 30 positions to become the top 100th country in the area of ease of doing business. The idea is to explore areas of further improvements and trigger conversations around solutions to the teething troubles that the companies in India continue to face while doing business in India.

Among others a select group of policymakers and the founders and CEOs of around 25 companies which will also include some known MNCs and start ups will attend the conference.

Speaker Lineup

A galaxy of eminent speakers from across the industry will congregate at the venue to discuss and deliberate on how to deliver happiness at workplace to drive organisational success.

Mr. Nikhil Arora


Mr. P.K. Gupta

Director (HR)

Mr. Biren Anshu


Mr. P. Dwarakanath

Head, Group Human Capital
Max India Limited

Mr. Adam Cox

Chief Strategist, Consultant
Consultant, UK, USA, Japan

Ms Manika Sharma

The Shri Ram Schools

Dr. S.C. Manchanda

Padma Shri and a Cardiologist

Prof. Debashis Chatterjee

Director General

IMI, New Delhi

Mr. Arun Arora

Head of Corporate Communications
Cairn Energy

Dr. Rakesh Shrivastava

Alumnus of BHU
Cardiologist, USA

Nitin Razdan

Deloitte Consulting

Ms. Lipika Verma

Global Rewards Leader – Supply Chain
Schneider Electric

Mr. Kartik Bharat Ram


Mr. Ajay Chowdhury


Ms. Shravani Dang

VP & Global Head, Commn. & Marktg.
Avantha Group

Ms. Deepa Dey

Head of Communications
GlaxoSmithKline, Consumer Healthcare

Mr. Palash Jain

Management Consultant
Former Director, Google India Core Operations

Mr. Pankaj Bansal

People Strong

Mr. Vijay Sinha

Sr. VP
JSW Energy

Ms. Jennifer Hancock

Humanist Approach to Happiness

Dr. Yogesh Pahuja

Happiness Studio

Ms. Shalini Nambiar

Vice President
GEMS Education

Organising Team

Mukund Trivedy

An Independent Consultant with more than 23 years of experience in the field of Branding, Communications and Employee Engagement across Steel, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industries. He is an alumnus of Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon.

Dr. Rakesh Shrivastava

An alumnus of BHU, Currently Chief MedicalOfficer at First Physicians Capital Group Inc (FPCG), Oklahoma City, USA. A cardiologist by profession, Rakesh is committed to help companies create a healthy workplace to drive a healthy performance

Sanjeeva Shivesh

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Entrepreurship School, Sanjeev has been a serial entrepreneur with over twenty years of experience in industry and government. Some of his protégés have successfully launched their enterprises in the recent years. Sanjeeva is a B. Tech from I.I.T, Delhi and MBA from Cranfield University, UK.

Masroor Lodi

Co-founder and Director of The Entrepreurship School, Masroor is a serial entrepreneur with leading or significant partnerships in multiple technology and non-technology start-ups at all stages of their life cycle. Masroor has a Masters in HRM from J.M.I, New Delhi, and an award winning MBA in Entrepreneurship from Cranfield University, UK.

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Conclave Takeaways

Among other things the experts will share their expert views on the following topics:

  • Industry best practices of creating a healthy work culture
  • Roles and responsibilities of founders and CEOs in defining and reviewing the culture.
  • Probable health hazards associated with a toxic organisation.
  • Rules of managing company’s reputation in case of employees’ rant on social media.
  • Roadblocks in the effective implementation of whistle blower policies.

Registration Details

Delegate Fee : Rs 1200 per participant

The cheque may be issued in the name of ‘Straight Drive’ and sent to Mukund Trivedy, 12-A, Tower 8, Central Park 2, Sohna Road, Gurgaon 122018.

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Straight Drive

Account Number: 103105500432

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