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Anshul has completed dual degree management programme from Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida. He had also been part of Indian Youth Delegation to UN Headquarters, New York and New York Stock Exchange during Kairos Global Summit, 2011.
Dr. Amit Kapoor is Professor of Strategy at Management Development Institute; Honorary Chairman at Institute for Competitiveness studying firms, clusters and economies; Director for The Competitiveness Institute, Sloan Affiliate; and member of the Collective. He is an affiliate faculty for the Microeconomics of Competitiveness & Value Based Health Care Delivery courses of Institute of Strategy and Competitiveness, Harvard Business School. He offers the course at Management Development Institute, Gurgaon. Prior to his appointment with MDI, Gurgaon he was with IIM, Lucknow and has also been the Chief Economist with Datamonitor PLC. Amit is a Ph.D. in Industrial Economics and Business Strategy and an accomplished academician and has received the ESSID Scholarship and MIT DCA Scholarship. Amit has been a faculty and consultant in the domain of strategy, innovation and competitiveness. He is a Ruth Greene Memorial Award winner for writing the best case of the year, by North American Case Research Association (NACRA). He has been invited by Kennedy School of Government & Harvard Law School, Harvard University; World Economic Forum at its India Economic Summit and Asia Summit to present his views on various issues and themes like strategy, outsourcing and economic development. Amit has been a resource for journalists and expert committees. He has made contemporary contribution towards thought on dynamics of evolution of firms and impact of regulation on the performance of firms. His research interest lies in the fields of Enhancing Competitiveness, Competitive Advantage and Leveraging Technology for Success. Amit has worked with organizations like Intel, PepsiCo, Airtel during his consulting assignments.
Gudrun joined DEG’s Financial Institutions Department in 2001 and has contributed to building the African, Central and East Asian portfolio. She was responsible for concluding DEG’s first equity investment into a local Chinese bank and served as a member of the board of directors. Within various settings, Gudrun has given presentations on financial sector issues and bank management in Emerging Markets. After a stage in the equity and mezzanine team, Gudrun built a product innovation function where she explored the match of the company’s focus and product set to challenges and changing requirements of emerging markets.
Her career started with Dresdner Bank AG and Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW). Gudrun holds a master’s degree of Bonn University in economic studies. She majored in Chinese culture and philosophy at the universities of Bonn and Nanjing.