Advisory Board

Donna OrenderDonna Orender

CEO Orender Unlimited

Donna Orender is the CEO of Orender Unlimited, a sales, marketing, media and diversity strategies consulting firm. Orender Unlimited is also involved in the launch of a new brand, Generation W, focused on educating, inspiring and connecting women. Prior to Orender Unlimited, Donna served six years as president of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), and has been recognized as one of the top 10 Most Powerful Women in Sports, and one of Newsweek’ s “100 Most Influential People in Sports.”


hemantHemant Batra

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Kaden Boriss

Hemant has over 21 years experience as an international corporate and commercial lawyer and business strategist.  He is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Kaden Boriss Legal LLP. Hemant has worked with many multinationals including Bayer, Suzuki, LG, Philip Morris (JV), Coca Cola, Accor, Findel, AMEX, Western Union, ABB and Knight Frank and has given his expertise to various former Chief Justices of India, Senior Counsels and Members of the Indian Parliament.

During his career, he has held a number of honorary positions including current Secretary General of SAARCLAW (South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation in Law) and enjoys a quasi-diplomatic status. He is associated with various projects of UN, UNDP, UNAIDS, UN-ESCAP and IDLO.

He is Director, South Asia Region on the Advisory Group of the World NGO Day Initiative (WND) based in London. His other positions and roles include: Expert Observer to the UN Global Commission on HIV and the Law; Chairperson of the Organising Council of International Infrastructure & Construction Law Arbitration Moot (IICLAM); and Member of the Advisory Board of the Organisation for International Cooperation (OIC).

Hemant is a regular speaker at seminars and conferences in India and internationally. He has written as well as lectured widely. He is a visiting Guest Speaker to various international universities and institutions.

gaganSinghGagan Singh

CEO, Business & Chairperson Sri Lanka Operations, Jones Lang LaSalle

Gagan was appointed in May 2007, to oversee the integration of the merged entity – Jones Lang LaSalle Meghraj, which created the pre-eminent and largest real estate services firm in India. Over the last 5 years she has worn several hats. She has led the Projects and Development Services (P&DS) business for India from mid 2008 to August 2012. The P&DS business more than doubled its revenue and margins under her leadership.

As CEO Business for Jones Lang LaSalle India, she has oversight of Retail Leasing and Advisory Services, SEZ Shared Service Operations and the Human Resources function for the Firm. Gagan has also heads the gender diversity focus for India.

Gagan has over 30 years of experience across the apparel, exports and hospitality sector. Prior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle, Gagan was with Benetton India for over 6 years as Executive Director, and was subsequently appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2005. It was during her tenure that Benetton evolved into a powerhouse in the Indian Lifestyle & Apparel industry. Under her stewardship, the brand achieved several firsts for the group
in India.

Previous to Benetton, Gagan was COO at DCM International. She was responsible for all export initiatives of the firm and successfully ensured compliance of all audit related requirements of DCM Financial Services. Gagan has also worked with the Soaltee Group, Nepal as Vice President Finance.

She began her career with Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd.

Gagan is also a trustee of the Salaam Baalak Trust, a Non-Government Organization (NGO) dedicated to working with street and working children and is the founding Vice President of Youthreach, an NGO.