The Leading Edge : Ideas to Impact

The ISB Leadership Summit is an annual marquee event at the Indian School of Business, that resonates with ISB's vision of leadership, excellence and diversity. Each year we host a plethora of stalwarts who are exemplary leaders in their respective fields and can add valuable insights into the holistic education philosophy that ISB stands for.
The theme for this year is ‘The Leading Edge: Ideas to Impact’ – with the vision to celebrate individuals who have expanded the edges of yesterday through their transformative actions, to pave the way forward for generations to follow. At ILS this year, we aspire to learn from the leaders of very domain in a world that’s always looking for the next big disruption. We explore the stories of firms and individuals who’ve broken every barrier and come to the forefront, right from their ideas to the impact they’ve created.
Mohali Campus - September 20-21. Hyderabad Campus - September 21-22.


2 Campuses. 3 Days. 40 Speakers. Countless Ideas.

Hyderabad Campus

General Bikram Singh

Former Chief of Indian Army Staff

Jairam Ramesh

Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha

M K Anand

Managing Director Times Network

Sonali Bendre

Indian film actress

Alice G Vaidyan

Chairman & MD, General Insurance Corporation

Atishi Marlena Singh

Indian Politician, Ex- Advisor to Dep CM of Delhi

Apoorva Mehta

CEO, Dharma Productions

Ravish Kumar

Head - Regional Channels, Viacom 18

Sudha Srinivasan

CEO, N/Core Incubator for Non-Profits

Dr. Rajat Kumar

Chief Electoral Officer, Telangana

Megha Chawla

Partner, Bain & Company

Sivakumar S

Global Head of G-Tech Users & Product Ops, Google

Rohit Kapoor

CEO, New Real Estate Businesses at OYO

Ajit Kumar

Country Head, Deloitte Digital

Arun Vinayak

CPO and Founding Partner at Ather Energy

Gaurav Gandhi

Director and Country General Manager, Amazon Prime Video

Anil Giriraj

COO & Co-founder, Bounce

Nikhil Dey

Indian Social Activist, MKSS

Anshul Tewari

Founder and Editor-in-chief, Youth Ki Awaaz

Mr. Sharad Sagar

Founder and CEO at Dexterity Global

Arvind Narrain

Human rights Lawyer, activist, Writer

Varun Chawla

Co-founder, 91 Springboard

Divij Shah

Para-Athlete, Motivational Speaker

Deepshikha Anand

Founder and Managing Partner, SpeakIn

Mohali Campus

Manish Sisodia

Deputy CM, Delhi

Dr. Indu Bhushan

CEO, Ayushman Bharat- PMJAY & National Health Authority

Farah Khan

Film Director, Producer, Actor & Choreographer

Kunal Kapoor

Bollywood Actor and Producer, Co-Founder Ketto

Gopal Sarma

Partner, Bain & Co.

Harj Dhaliwal

MD, Middle East & India, Virgin Hyperloop-One

Sanjay Malik

Sr. Vice President and Head of India Market, Nokia

Shweta Shalini

BJP Spokesperson, Advisor to CM (Maharashtra), Election Strategist

Lt. Gen (Retd.) Syed Ata Hasnain

Retd. Three-Star General, Indian Army

Alok Kumar

Advisor: Healthcare, Education- NITI Aayog

Rucha Pathak

Producer, Chief Creative Officer- Fox Star Studios

Anirudh Pandita

Founder, Pocket Aces- FilterCopy, Dice Media

Serge De Vos

Director Global Finance, Commercial and People Operations, AB InBev

Rahul Maroli

VP, Enterprise Business, Ola Cabs

Anisha Singh

Founder & CEO SheCapital, ex CEO MyDala

Dhanya Rajendran

Editor-in-Chief, The News Minute

Karishma Mehta

Founder & CEO, Humans of Bombay

Dharamveer Singh Chouhan

Founder, Zostel

Zaheer Adenwala

Co-Founder, Ketto

Ankit Aggarwal

Founder & CEO, Dare2Compete

Gautam Raj Anand

CEO and Founder, HubHopper

Shobhit Raj Mathur

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Vision India Foundation

Sudhanshu Kaushik

Founder & CEO, Young India Foundation

Saachi Soni

Mountaineer, Consultant at Doordarshan Sports

Temsutula Imsong

Co-Founder, Sakaar Sewa Samiti

Past speakers

Dr. Manmohan Singh

M. Venkaiah Naidu

Dr. Kiran Bedi

Nitin Gadkari

Devendra Fadnavis

Karan Johar

Late Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

Neeraj Arora

Farhan Akhtar

N.R. Narayana Murthy

Raghuram Rajan

Amitabh Kant

Bhaskar Pramanik

Dia Mirza

Kishore Biyani

Adi Godrej



Online registrations are now closed for Mohali Campus. You may register on the spot.

Frequently asked questions

How can I register for the summit?

For registration link, click here. Registration is mandatory for participation in the summit. Please be sure to provide your full name, email address and contact number.

What are the dates for the summit?

The conference is being organized across our two campuses:
Mohali Campus: 20th and 21st September
Hyderabad Campus: 21st and 22nd September  

What arrangements for accommodation will be provided?

No accommodation will be provided for delegates on the campus. Kindly make sure to arrange your own accommodation off-campus.

How can I interact with the Speakers at the event?

Ample opportunities will be available for the delegates to interact with distinguished speakers at the event: 
Q & A sessions, Networking lunches and dinner, Informal break-out sessions

How can I know more about Indian School of Business (ISB)?

Kindly follow this link to know more about ISB.


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