As we come to the end of the month of August 2023, let’s take a moment to reflect on the impactful voices and influential thought leadership that have enriched numerous lives and elevated learning experiences during the last few months. Featuring a remarkable lineup of entrepreneurs, media personalities, sports personalities, tech experts, and more, the top trending speakers of August are spotlighting some of the most passionate and accomplished leaders. The experiences of this list of esteemed individuals provide readers with an insight into trends in the market, how to deal with adversity, and areas where they should invest their time. This post further highlights the growing interest in the stories and triumphs of these leaders as people seek to glean valuable lessons from their experiences. The Top 10 Trending Experts from SpeakIn not only serve as thought leaders but also as captivating storytellers, underlining the modern audience’s desire to understand the narratives behind success. These esteemed individuals represent the Top Trending Experts for August 2023.


Pullela Gopichand

Chief Coach, Indian Badminton Team

We need to play (a) sport, not because you will get a career like mine, but because sports teach you about losing.

Pullela Gopichand, the Chief National Coach of the India national badminton team, created history as the second Indian to secure the All England Open Badminton Championships in 2001, following in Prakash Padukone’s footsteps. His Gopichand Badminton Academy has nurtured talents like Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu, both Olympic medalists. Gopichand’s aggressive play marked his sole Olympic appearance at Sydney 2000. As a five-time Indian national champion since 1996, he earned a silver and bronze in the Commonwealth Games in 1998. Embracing his achievements, including the 1999 Arjuna Award, he remains a pivotal figure in the advancement of Indian badminton.


Aradhana Lal

Senior VP- Sustainability and ESG, Lemon Tree Hotels

Aradhana spearheads Sustainability and ESG efforts at Lemon Tree Hotels. Their inclusive approach involves hiring Employees With Disabilities (EWD) for 15 years, aiming to reach ~30% in FY 2025-2026. Aradhana leads EWD recruitment and innovative disability initiatives, including collaborations with individuals with Down Syndrome, Autism, Visual Impairment, Speech and Hearing Impairment, and Orthopaedic Handicap. With an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad and 29 years of Sales, Marketing, Corporate Communications, and Sustainability experience, she previously served as Vice President – Sales & Marketing at Lemon Tree Hotels.



Aman Gupta

Co Founder and CMO, boAt Lifestyle

Being an entrepreneur requires you to surf through different turfs in one go. This needs passion and love for what you are doing.

Aman Gupta is a transformative entrepreneur behind boAt, an Indian consumer electronics brand that disrupted the audio market. Co-founding boAt in 2016, Aman’s vision combined cutting-edge technology with stylish design, resonating with youth. Under his leadership, boAt achieved Rs 100 crore in home sales within two years, becoming a symbol of quality and affordability. Aman’s strategic prowess in digital marketing connected the brand with its audience, propelling boAt to be recognized as a top wearable brand. His entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to innovation have reshaped the consumer electronics landscape, making boAt a preferred choice globally. He is recognized for his contributions to Indian startups and appears on Shark Tank India.


Vineeta Singh

CEO, SUGAR Cosmetics

We may fail, we may fall, but it’s more important to yet rise every time and show the power of mettle within us!

Vineeta Singh, the Co-founder & CEO of SUGAR Cosmetics, India’s rapidly expanding beauty brand, holds the spotlight as a Shark on Shark Tank India. Her brand boasts a vast distribution network across 35000+ retail outlets in 540+ cities. An alumna of IIT Madras and IIM Ahmedabad, she turned away a Rs. 1 crore job offer from a prominent investment bank to pioneer SUGAR Cosmetics. A symbol of empowerment, Vineeta strives to empower Indian women through her products, encouraging entrepreneurial endeavors. An accomplished triathlete and ultramarathoner, she constantly pushes boundaries. Acknowledged by Fortune 40 Under 40, Economic Times, Forbes, and more, Vineeta’s inspiring journey signifies her impact on the business world and beyond.


Prakash Iyer

CEO and Founder, Leadership Works

What separates champions from mere mortals is not just talent. It’s attitude. It’s mental strength. It’s the willingness to fight when the chips are down. (The Habit of Winning)

Prakash Iyer, a bestselling author, motivational speaker, and leadership coach, formerly served as MD of Kimberly-Clark Lever and earlier led Tata Infomedia as CEO. With a background at Hindustan Unilever and later at PepsiCo, including roles in South India, Sri Lanka, and China, his expertise spans diverse industries. An IIM Ahmedabad alumnus, Prakash’s passion for cricket and people fuels his extensive speaking and writing on motivation, teamwork, and winning. His acclaimed books “The Habit of Winning” and “The Secret of Leadership” have achieved national bestseller status. Transitioning from corporate life, Prakash is a certified leadership coach and an avid cricket enthusiast, sharing lessons learned from his three-decade corporate journey to inspire others to reach their full potential.


Jaspreet Bindra

Founder, Tech Whisperer

Jaspreet Bindra, founder of Digital Matters and Tech Whisperer Limited, specializes in advising on Digital Transformation, AI, Blockchain, and the Future of Work. He was the Chief Tech Whisperer for Findability Sciences, which showcases his tech expertise. Having served as Group Chief Digital Officer at Mahindra Group and a Microsoft Regional Director, Jaspreet is an acclaimed authority on digital innovation. His bestselling books, “The Tech Whisperer” and “The Immune Organisation,” reflect his insights. Recognized as the inaugural ‘Digitalist of the Year,’ he’s a Global Moderator at Harvard Business, Scholar-in-Residence at Indian School of Business, and a Singularity University Partner. Jaspreet’s experience spans sectors from Agritech to Auto and includes impactful blockchain work. He’s an advisor, mentor, and investor in tech startups.


Vikram Chandra

Founder, Founder of Editorji Technologies

Vikram Chandra, the Founder of Editorji Technologies and a former CEO of NDTV Group, embodies the roles of a News Anchor, Journalist, Author, and Entrepreneur, shaping his remarkable journey in the mainstream media spanning more than thirty years. His journalistic acclaim took root while covering terrorism in Kashmir, marking his initiation into television journalism in 1991. Joining NDTV in 1994, Chandra hosted iconic shows like Big Fight, Gadget Guru, and 9 o’clock news for over two decades. With a wealth of experience, he guides businesses in embracing advanced technologies for future readiness. As the Founder of Editorji Technologies Pvt. Ltd, he spearheads an AI-driven startup that revolutionizes news consumption. A World Economic Forum Global Leader for Tomorrow, Chandra shares insights on news, politics, the economy, and foresight.


RS Sodhi

President, Indian Dairy Association

So the question is not about achieving success but about values, because this only will give you satisfaction when you look back at your life, when you would be at my stage.

Dr. R.S. Sodhi, President of the Indian Dairy Association and former Managing Director of Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd (GCMMF), spearheaded India’s prominent dairy cooperative, Amul. He worked under the guidance of Dr. Verghese Kurien, the father of India’s dairy cooperative movement, for over three decades. Dr. Sodhi’s leadership from 2010 to 2023 enabled GCMMF’s Amul to maintain its status as India’s largest food products organization. With a Bachelor’s in Agriculture and an alumnus of the Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA), his visionary work saw Amul procuring 25 million liters of milk daily from over 18,600 Village Dairy Co-operative societies, embodying the values of integrity, dedication, and commitment to farmers and consumers.


Dr. Meeran Chadha Borwankar

IPS Officer (retd.)

I have written this book to share my story with all the young girls that if I can do it, so can they.

Dr. Meeran Chadha Borwankar, a retired Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, currently serves as a Member of the ‘Core Advisory Group on Criminal Justice System Reforms’ under the National Human Rights Commission. She also acts as an Independent External Monitor (IEM) for Union Bank of India and National Aluminium Company Ltd (NALCO). Previously, she held similar roles for organizations like Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL), Gas Authority of India Ltd. (GAIL), and Air India. Dr. Borwankar’s remarkable IPS career from 1981 to 2017 included key positions such as Director General of Bureau of Police Research and Development and National Crime Records Bureau, as well as Commissioner of Police in Pune and Chief of Crime Branch in Mumbai. She has earned numerous accolades, including President of India Police Medal for Distinguished Services, and awards from institutions like FICCI FLO, University of Minnesota, and Bombay Management Association.


Sushil Muhnot

Former Chairman and MD, Bank of Maharashtra

Sushil Muhnot, the Former Chairman & Managing Director of Bank of Maharashtra, has extensive experience in the Indian banking and industrial sectors. With a career spanning 34 years, he held pivotal roles including Chairman & Managing Director of SIDBI and Executive Director of IDBI Ltd. He spent 28 years at IDBI Bank, excelling in diverse areas such as project finance, treasury, business development, and capital markets. Notable achievements under his leadership at Bank of Maharashtra include sustaining profitability during challenging periods, implementing functional reorganization, and driving financial inclusion through initiatives like PM’s Jan Dhan Yojana. In his IDBI tenure, he spearheaded outreach, investment banking, and ISO: 9000 certification efforts. Sushil Muhnot holds qualifications in B. Tech, MBA, CAIIB, and Ecology and Environment.

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