Time again to welcome the 4th edition of Ramp for Champs in Bangalore, in association with Prasad Bidapa.
The biggest charity fashion event on 24th August 2014 at the spectacular ambience of the Ritz Carlton, Bangalore.
Watch the who’s who of Bangalore walking the ramp for providing education to 1000 underprivileged children of India.


Personalities Walking the Ramp

  • Atul Ujagar

    Atul Ujagar

  • Kiran Mazumdar

    Kiran Mazumdar

  • Shailesh Chaturvedi

    Shailesh Chaturvedi

  • Navneet Kapoor

    Navneet Kapoor

  • Shane Krige

    Shane Krige

  • Vikram S Kirloskar

    Vikram S Kirloskar

  • Srinivas Prasad

    Srinivas Prasad

  • David Orth

    David Orth

  • Rachna Aggarwal

    Rachna Aggarwal

  • Pankaj Advani

    Pankaj Advani

  • Ashwini Nachappa

    Ashwini Nachappa

  • Priyanka Upendra

    Priyanka Upendra

  • Indrajit Lankesh

    Indrajit Lankesh

  • Beena Patre

    Beena Patre

  • Kulsum Shadab Wahab

    Kulsum Shadab Wahab

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Atul is heading Nike’s Apparel sourcing operations for South Asia, (India, Srilanka and Pakistan) since 2001 in the capacity of Country Director. The South Asian region,which Atul manages, exports over 45 million units(over 350Mn $) annually of Nike Apparel to global markets.

Atul is a bachelor in Mech. Engineering, New Delhi (1987-1991) and a post graduate in Apparel Marketing and Merchandising from National Institute of Fashion technology (NIFT–Delhi 1992-1994)

Prior to the current India assignment, Atul has been working in S.E. Asia (Thailand and Indonesia)for several years where he managedkey functions of apparel operations and sourcing.

Atul’s leadership position in regional sourcing function alongwith being an integral part of Nike’s global apparel supply chain enables him to draw from his invaluable insights and global exposure. Atul is credited with developing strategic relationships with vendors in the subcontinent with a few of them becoming Nike’s topmost sourcing partners. Atul has also been instrumental in building and aligning textile supply chains which never existed in the Indian source base earlier.More recently under Atul’s leadership of the S Asian source base, Nike has set up Global Apparel’s Innovation, LEAN and Training center in Sri Lanka for steering sustainable manufacturing practices.

Atul is a 3-time “Nike Apparel Maxim award”winner and has also been felicitated “Excellence Award for contribution to business and society” by the Hon, Textile Minister of Govt. of India felicitating the award at National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi in the year 05 in presence of The President of India. Atul has held leadership positions and was the Chairman of American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) -Bangalore chapter for the year 10-11.

His other interests are golf and yoga.
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Chairman & Managing Director, Biocon Limited A pioneer of the biotechnology industry in India and the head of country’s leading biotechnology enterprise, Biocon, Ms. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is a highly respected businesswoman. Ms. Shaw, a first generation entrepreneur, has made her country proud with a globally recognized bio-pharma enterprise, which is committed to innovation and affordability in delivering world class therapeutics to patients worldwide. As the first woman brew master of India, with a pioneering spirit to make a difference she leveraged her knowledge of fermentation science to pursue the road less taken and build an innovative bio-pharma company, the first in India. Today, Biocon is India’s largest insulins Company that pioneered the development of the world’s only pichia based recombinant human insulin, which is now available in over 50 countries. Under her leadership Biocon has become a well-recognized global brand.

Named among TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world, Ms. Mazumdar-Shaw has made affordable innovation the foundation of her business model. Economic Times had ranked her among India Inc.’s top 10 most powerful women CEOs in 2012 and Nature Biotechnology voted her the most influential Bio-businessperson outside Europe and the USA. Her vision and work for biotechnology have drawn global recognition both for Indian Industry and Biocon. Recently, U.S.-based Chemical Heritage Foundation recently conferred Ms Shaw with the ‘2014 Othmer Gold Medal’ and Germany-based Kiel Institute for the World Economy awarded her its coveted ‘2014 Global Economy Prize’ for Business.

Ms Shaw is also an Independent Member of the Board of Infosys, a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing solutions. She is also the Chairperson of its Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.

In addition to her formal qualifications of a Brewmaster from Ballarat University, Australia; she holds several other honorary degrees from renowned international universities like Trinity College, Dublin; University of Abertay, Dundee; University of Glasgow; Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh etc. Ms. Shaw is the recipient of several prestigious awards including the Nikkei Asia Prize, 2009 for Regional Growth; Express Pharmaceutical Leadership Summit Award 2009 for Dynamic Entrepreneur; the Economic Times ‘Businesswoman of the Year’; the ‘Veuve Clicquot Initiative’ for Economic Development for Asia; Ernst & Young's ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ Award for Life Sciences & Healthcare; ‘Technology Pioneer’ recognition by World Economic Forum Issued by: Corporate Communications For more information visit: www.biocon.com

and The Indian Chamber of Commerce, ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’. Her most cherished awards are the two National Civilian Awards, PADMASHRI (1989) and PADMA BHUSHAN (2005) presented to her by the President of India, for her innovative efforts in Industrial Biotechnology. She is also the Honorary Consul of Ireland in Bangalore.
With expertise in development of premium apparel brands, Shailesh is a business leader with 22 yrs of work experience in apparel industry. For the last 8 yrs he has been working as the ‘Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer’ of Tommy Hilfiger business in India and in a pioneering effort , has demonstrated methods of rapidly scaling up premium , imported business of very high standards in India .

Along with Tommy Hilfiger, he has led some of the biggest brands including German brand Esprit, Benetton in Asia and brands of Madura Garments including Louise Philippe, Van Heusen & Allen Solly.

Before the current assignment with Tommy Hilfiger, he had briefly worked in Hong Kong with Benetton plc of Italy as the Head of its wholesale business in Asia Pacific region.

Some key professional recognitions :
• Selection into the list of top 10 young CEOs in India (Business Today magazine selection in Feb2009)
• Selection by CNBC TV into ‘The Young Turks in India’ series in Apr2008.
• Co chairman of the prestigious industry event IRF (India retail forum 2013)

Professional Qualification
• MBA: Yr 1992 batch of NM Institute of Mgmt Studies, Bombay University.
• Bachelor Of Engineering: Yr 1990 batch of Sardar Patel College, Bombay University.
Navneet Kapoor is the President and Managing Director for Target India, a fully owned subsidiary of Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT). Target is a Minneapolis-based discount retailer with over $70 billion in annual revenue, which serves guests at 1,916 stores – 1,789 in the United States and 127 in Canada.

Navneet was named to his current position in June 2012, after spending sixyears with Target during which he held a variety of leadership roles. In his current role, Navneet has responsibility for all aspects - strategic and operational - of Target India, and leads an organization of over 2,900 talented team members focused on all key functional areas associated with a retail business: technology, e-commerce, analytics and reporting, merchandising, marketing, finance, property development, among others.

Prior to joining Target, Navneet spent about 10 years with GE in New York - USA, Bangkok - Thailand, Tokyo - Japan and Gurgaon –India, in a variety of roles spanning research and development, operations & quality, and marketing. Most recently before Target, he served as Vice President - Marketing for GE’s Commercial Finance business in Asia.

Navneet received his Ph.D (Chemical Engineering) and M.S (Electrical Engineering) degrees from the University of Minnesota, USA, an MBA from the University of Chicago, USA and a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering from IIT Kanpur, India. He has several patents to his name, has published numerous research articles in various refereed journals like IEEE and has presented his research at numerous conferences.

Navneet is married and lives in Bangalore with his wife and two sons. When not at work, he enjoys sports, movies, theatre and traveling.
With over 15 years of experience, Mr. Shane Krige has joined The Ritz-Carlton Bangalore as General Manager. In his earlier role as the General Manager of The Plaza New York, he led the three-year US$450 million renovation. Prior to this he distinguished himself in leadership roles in London and Dallas. He has re-joined The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company after previously holding a senior management position at The Ritz-Carlton in Washington D.C. Mr. Krige began his career with Marriott Hotels & Resorts and has also held senior management positions with Hyatt Hotels.

A native of South Africa, Mr. Krige holds a bachelor of science in Hotel Management with minor in business from Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Mr. Krige is married and has two children; he is passionate about Motocross and surfing. He has recently been appointed a parent member on the Advisory Council of the Canadian International School.

His personal motto is - Do the right thing because it’s the right thing to do.

The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore is a 277-room, five-star luxury property, which offers exquisite restaurants, extensive meeting and flexible events space, a luxurious spa, an outdoor swimming pool, and an entire floor dedicated to high- end retail boutiques.
SB in Mechanical Engineering, MIT Class of 1981

4th Generation member of the Kirloskar Group started in 1888. Kirloskar Group manufactures Pumps, Engines and Compressors and other related products.

He is the Chairman and Managing Director of Kirloskar Systems Ltd. and Vice Chairman of Toyota Kirloskar Motor.

He lives in Bangalore, Karnataka State and is responsible for partnering the Toyota group and starting a major automobile manufacturing industry in the state. For this he has been recognized by the Government and presented with the "Suvarna Karnataka" award.

Vikram started working in the family business after College, initially in Production Engineering. He designed and developed many processes and machine tools early in his career.

He was involved in opening the import licensing for capital equipment while serving on the Government’s Development Council for Machine Tools in the late 1980’s. He has also served as the President of The Central Manufacturing Technology Institute in Bangalore. He continues to serve on the National Council of the Confederation of Indian Industry and is Chairman of its Innovation Council. He also serves on the Govt. of India Development Council for Automobiles and the National Council for Electric Mobility.

He has been elected President of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers. He is also involved in many activities at MIT and serves on the Visiting Humanities Committee and Educational Council.

Kirloskar Systems Ltd. is a holding and investment company owned by Vikram, and is involved in Real Estate and Healthcare, and is the partner in the joint ventures with Toyota.

The Toyota businesses in India include the following companies where Kirloskar Systems is the partner.
1. Kirloskar Toyota Textile Machinery Pvt. Ltd., manufacturing Spinning machines, Aluminum die-casting and auto components.
2. Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd., manufacturing cars.
3. Toyota Kirloskar Auto Parts Pvt. Ltd., manufacturing Axles, drive-shafts, transmissions and engines.
4. TG Kirloskar Pvt Ltd., manufacturing plastic parts.
5. Denso Kirloskar India Pvt Ltd., Manufacturing heat exchangers and AC.
6. Toyota Tsusho Insurance Broker, dealing with insurance brokerage.

He and his wife Geetanjali and their daughter Manasi have started a new Health Care venture – Sakra World Hospital, the first Indo-Japan multi-speciality hospital which has recently opened in Bangalore.

Vikram likes wine and enjoys cooking and good food. Both he and Geetanjali golf regularly and spend a lot of time travelling and exploring.
Prasad has over 3 decades of experience with various Technology companies. Prior to his current assignment, Prasad was Vice President-IT at FMR India, a leading US Multinational in Bangalore. He has also established and served as General Manager for the Software Architecture Division of Sony in India. Earlier in his career Prasad worked for Alcatel Business Systems in France and Indian Telephone Industries in various capacities, leading teams in developing telecom products for the Indian and Global markets. Before his current role as CEO-PIC, he headed the Healthcare division at PIC as Sr. Director.

Prasad has an outstanding academic record and holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics and Communication and a Masters in Business Administration.

Having a unique distinction of being a Hindu Hitachi Scholar, he has published papers at the Telecom IEEE conferences. Prasad has worked in Japan and France earlier in his career. He has been part of several national committees in India including the CII taskforce to drive Broadband adoption in India.

An ardent cricket enthusiast he has played for Karnataka state, South Zone and represented the Country earlier in his career. Read more about Prasad and his achievements at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M._R._Srinivasaprasad.
David Orth is the General Manager of GKN Aerospace India. David has an MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Chalmers University in Sweden. After graduation he joined Semcon, working for the company in Germany, Sweden, UK and India. Between 2009 and 2013 David was Managing Director for Semcon in India where he played a key role in establishing and growing their engineering capabilities. In 2013 he joined GKN Aerospace as general manager for the company’s India operation and the new Bangalore site .
Rachna Aggarwal, an MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad, started her career with Coats Viyella Plc. She worked on Van Heusen and went on to launch Allen Solly in 1993, when she introduced the concept of `Friday Dressing’ to the country.

In 1999, Rachna co-promoted the venture capital funded brand-marketing firm, Indus-League Clothing Ltd along with 7 other colleagues. It was acquired by The Future Group in 2005. Rachna took over as CEO of Indus League in 2008.

Indus League, a division of Future Lifestyle Fashions Limited is engaged in lifestyle brand marketing that designs, manufactures and retails readymade apparels and accessories under own brands such as, Indigo Nation, Scullers, Urbana, Jealous 21, Urban Yoga, Privilege Club, Mohr, Lombard, John Miller and licenses International Brands such as Daniel Hechter and Manchester United as well as oversees the business operations of Giovani and Mother Earth.

Rachna’s interests include practising Yoga; reading fiction and holidaying with her family. She is married to Arun Sirdeshmukh, CEO & Co-founder of Fashionara.com. They have 2 daughters, Riya (16) and Risha (11).
When most athletes only begin to peak, at the age of 28, Pankaj Advani has already won all the championships his game has to offer many times over. The 9-time World Champion in cue sports won his first world title when he was just 18 and is the only Asian to have ever won both the Billiards and Snooker World Championships. One of the youngest Indians to be honoured with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, Pankaj has also been conferred the Arjuna and Padmashree awards. He is widely admired for his calm and intense focus while competing. He is a compassionate vegetarian and a teetotaller. The suave young achiever is quite the fashionista and has walked the ramp as showstopper for top designers like Wendell Rodricks, Babita Malkani and Manoviraj Khosla.
Ashwini Nachappa is an accomplished former athlete and an Indian film actress from Karnataka, India. Nachappa gained fame around the start of the 1980s, when she outran P.T. Usha on two separate occasions. She has since been referred to as India's FloJo, and in 1990 she received the prestigious Arjuna award. Being noted as a social worker and educationist, she has also built a school. She is currently the president of the Bangalore Urban District Athletics Association.
Beautiful Priyanka Upendra is an Indian actress who has acted in Kannada, Tamil and some Telugu and Tollywood Bangla films. She is widely popular in Kollywood and is regarded as one of the top actors in the field. Priyanka is married to a famous Kannada cinema director, actor and script writer Upendra. She has acted with Vishuvardhan in Kotigobba with Upendra in Raa, H2O and Shrimathi and with Ravichandran in Malla.
Mr Indrajit Lankesh is a multifaceted personality, playing varies roles. He is the editor and publisher of Lankesh Patrike, a decade-old publication renowned for investigative journalism and no ADs. Mr. Indrajit is also a successful producer-director of multilingual cinema (Kannada, Telugu and Hindi films). In all, he has produced nine films in three languages and have met box office success, some of them winning awards and accolades. His label Red Cherry Productions is constantly striving to bring new issues and subjects that connect with new age audience regularly. A star director, Mr. Indrajit has an eye for the right fit. Most debutants with him - Deepika Padukone, Sadaa, Illeana, Nathalia Kaur - to name a few have moved on to make it big in various film industries including Bollywood. His films have been a trend-setter of stylized cosmopolitan aesthetics and attitude in Kannada cinema and standout for their contemporary and modern outlook and a 'romantic-drama' genre of film entertainment.
Beena Patre is an entrepreneur and interior stylist with a formal education in Interior Architecture and Design. She has launched her passion in Bangalore,Nouveau Euro Furniture Gallery, a concept gallery which carries luxury brands of furniture and accessories hand crafted solely in Europe. Besides travel and food being her hobby, she has also assisted her principles in designing some of the furniture. She is a philanthropist at heart and wants to bring about a change in society by educating the needy, a passion that is close to her heart. As Mahatma Gandhi once said, "Live as if you were to die tomorrow, learn as if you were to live forever.
Kulsum Shadab Wahab, a Bangalorean, is a successful woman entrepreneur. A graduate from Bangalore University. She has been associated with the affairs of Wahab Group of companies - an organisation with various diversified businesses in and around Karnataka. As a social obligation, the Wahab group believes in giving back to the society. It identifies the need and is involved in many charitable activities. Wahab Group of companies, a cluster of diversified companies, also promotes the Hothur Trust, a registered charitable institution to address the economically backward, in which she is actively involved. The Trust identifies and sponsors economically backward students for their education; helps settle poor eligible brides and grooms in matrimony; and also sponsors and conducts sports and games tournaments with the aim of encouraging and promoting active sports and games among youngsters. The trust also forges collaborations with similar charitable institutions to widen their reach and contribution towards the uplift of the need.