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Pamela Chopra
Producer, writer, designer, wife and mother to a filmmaking dynasty, Pamela Chopra has lived a life steeped in India’s rich cinema history. As a mother she has raised two successful filmmakers in sons Aditya and Uday. As an artist she has had a hand in several of the most treasured movies in modern cinema like Kabhi Kabhie, Noorie, Khazana, Aaina, Mohabbatein and many more.

Simi Garewal
A highly respected and popular actress, director, writer, producer and television host, Simi Garewal has seen great success in many fields across film and television. Her first acting role was in the English language film ‘Tarzan Goes to India’ (1962). In the 1960s and ‘70s she acted for many Indian and international directors from Raj Kapoor to Satyajit Ray to Conrad Rook’s critically acclaimed ‘Siddhartha’.

In the early ‘80s Simi’s attention turned to writing and direction, forming her own production company under which she made documentaries and television commercials, for which she won the 1st Prize at the 1988 Paters Awards in Australia. She is most recently known for anchoring the talk show ‘Rendezvous with Simi Garewal’ which is a trend-setter in the genre.

Ross Fitzgerald
Director of Visy Industries, and the Founding CEO of Spectrum Venture Management.

Ross is committed to promoting greater friendship, mutual understanding and co-operation between Australia and India.
To this end, he is:
- Co-Chairman, the Australia India Leadership Dialogue; and the India Australia Israel Food and Water Security Dialogue
- Board member of the Australia India Institute; and the Australian Friends of ASHA.

Ross was formerly a consultant with McKinsey & Co., and he has an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Ronnie Screwvala
An unstoppable force, Ronnie has staked out a powerful position within the Indian broadcasting, internet and production industries. As a producer and founder of leading Indian film studio UTV Group, he helped introduce Indians to cable TV and soap operas and established modern standards of studio efficiency and movie production. Disney, keen to increase their presence in a country with a massively expanding middle class, took notice and Ronnie successfully sold UTV to create Walt Disney Company India, of which he is now Managing Director.