2020 Sikh Leadership Summit

10th Annual Leadership Summit
Navigating Crisis and Building Trust

The Leadership Summit is intended to inspire and develop the next generation of leaders for success by facilitating interactions with prominent industry leaders, entrepreneurs and professionals across various sectors such as business, government, academe, media, health, nonprofit, culture and the arts.

  • Driven by Millennials, social impact is a way of life and a way of being in the world. It has undeniably changed the way corporations do business.
  • What does it take to cultivate a community of Change Leaders
  • As a member of society, how can we as individuals be purpose-driven to scale “Doing Well by Doing Good” to drive sustainable social impact
  • Gain insights into our distinguished panelist’s journey to leadership positions and core values and competencies essential in pursuit of excellence




Opening Remarks
Mr. Gurbir S. Grewal - Attorney General, State of New Jersey

Panel Session
Mr. Aman Bhutani, CEO, GoDaddy
Ms. Kiran Kiki Kapany, CEO, KIKIM Media
Dr. R.S. Sodhi, Managing Director, Amul

Dr. Mandeep Kaur Rai, Author, “The Values Compass: What 101 Countries Teach us about Purpose, Life and Leadership”

Closing Remarks
Mr. Ajay Banga, CEO, Mastercard



Ajay Banga

Mr. Ajay Banga

CEO, MasterCard

Ajay Banga is president and chief executive officer of Mastercard and a member of its board of directors. Mr. Banga is a member of President Obama's Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. He is chairman of the U.S.-India Business Council and a member of the U.S.-India CEO Forum. He is a fellow of the Foreign Policy Association and was awarded the Foreign Policy Association Medal in 2012.

Mr. Banga serves on the Executive Committee of the Business Roundtable, and is vice chair of the Financial Services Roundtable as well as the Business Council. He is a member of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Economic Club of New York.

Aman Bhutani

Mr. Aman Bhutani

CEO, GoDaddy

As CEO of GoDaddy, Aman Bhutani brings over 20 years of experience in technical, management, and leadership roles ushering brands into new eras of innovation and global growth.

Prior to joining GoDaddy in 2019, Aman spent nearly a decade at Expedia Inc., where he served as Brand Expedia Group president from 2015 to 2019 and chief technology officer and SVP of worldwide engineering from 2010 to 2015. Prior to joining Expedia, Aman served as senior vice president at JP Morgan Chase.

In 2018, Aman was elected to the board of directors of The New York Times Company serving the Audit and Finance committees.

He earned his MBA from Lancaster University in Lancashire, England, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Delhi University. Aman and his family live in Kirkland, Washington.

Mr. Gurbir S. Grewal

Mr. Gurbir S. Grewal

Attorney General, State of New Jersey

Governor Philip D. Murphy announced his intention to nominate Gurbir S. Grewal to serve as New Jersey’s 61st Attorney General on December 12, 2017. He was confirmed by the New Jersey Senate and assumed the office on January 16, 2018.

Since assuming office, Attorney General Grewal has focused his attention on protecting the interests of New Jersey residents by expanding affirmative litigation, strengthening police-community relations, reducing violent crime and fighting the opioid epidemic.


Before becoming New Jersey Attorney General, Grewal served as Bergen County Prosecutor, the chief law enforcement officer of the most populous county in New Jersey and home to nearly 1 million residents living in 70 municipalities. As Bergen County Prosecutor, Grewal supervised a staff of 265 personnel and had supervisory authority over approximately 2,700 sworn law enforcement officers across 74 law enforcement agencies. Among other accomplishments during his tenure, he developed and implemented several creative approaches designed to tackle the heroin and opioid crisis, including “Operation Helping Hand,” a program that offers low-level drug offenders treatment options upon arrest. He also established a Community Affairs Unit, which is dedicated to assisting local departments improve police/community relations.

From 2010 to 2016, Grewal worked as an Assistant United States Attorney (“AUSA”) in the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, where he served as Chief of the Economic Crimes Unit from 2014 to 2016 and oversaw the investigation and prosecution of all major white collar and cybercrimes in the District of New Jersey. He was the lead prosecutor in United States v. Drinkman, et al., the largest known data breach prosecution in which the conspirators participated in a worldwide scheme that targeted major corporate networks and stole more than 160 million credit card numbers, causing hundreds of millions of dollars in losses. He was also the lead prosecutor in United States v. Weinstein, et al., a $200 million Ponzi scheme in which the lead defendant was sentenced to 24 years’ imprisonment.

Before becoming a federal prosecutor in New Jersey, Grewal also served as an AUSA in the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York from 2004 to 2007, where he was ultimately assigned to the Business and Securities Fraud Unit. As an AUSA in the Eastern District of New York, he investigated and prosecuted a wide range of narcotics offenses, white collar crimes, and terrorism cases. His significant matters included the successful prosecution of 12 men charged with providing material support to the Tamil Tigers terrorist organization.

In addition to his work as a federal prosecutor, Grewal has also worked in private practice, including at Howrey LLP (from 1999 to 2004 in Washington, D.C., and from 2008 to 2010 in New York, NY). While at Howrey LLP, he counseled clients on a range of matters including securities, trademark, antitrust and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act issues; represented individuals and companies in government investigations and criminal proceedings; conducted internal investigations for public corporations; and conducted civil trials.

Attorney General Grewal graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in 1995. He obtained his law degree from the College of William & Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law in 1999.

Ms. Kiran Kiki Kapany

Ms. Kiran Kiki Kapany


Kiki Kapany is the CEO and Executive Producer at Kikim Media, where all of the productions are guided by our fundamental commitment to fairness and accuracy and by the conviction that a true story, honestly told, can change lives.

Her most recent productions include Look Who’s Driving (2019), a documentary on the future of autonomous vehicles for PBS’s NOVA and The Ornament of the World (2019), a two-hour animated and live action documentary for PBS about the relationships among Muslims, Jews and Christians in medieval Spain.


Kapany’s additional productions include Silicon Valley: The Untold Story (2018), a three-hour series about the cultural, technological and intellectual history of Silicon Valley for Discovery’s Science Channel, as well as two films based on Michael Pollan’s best-selling books, the Emmy-nominated film In Defense of Food (2015), critically acclaimed at over 20 film festivals around the world, and The Botany of Desire (2009). Kapany has also produced Capturing Grace (2014), a one-hour observational film that documents the intersection between those who live with a movement disorder (Parkinson’s Disease) and those who move for a living; My Father, My Brother and Me (2009), a chronicle of Parkinson’s disease, for FRONTLINE, and Hunting the Hidden Dimension (2008), the story of fractal geometry, for NOVA. She also executive produced Ending AIDS: The Search for a Vaccine (2005), widely praised as a compelling chronicle of one of the world’s greatest biomedical research challenges, as well as the groundbreaking Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet (2002), honored with a Special Jury Award from Ciné Golden Eagle and a Bronze World Medal from the International Film and Video Festival of New York. Kapany’s other programs for public television include The Next Big Thing?, Stopwatch, Naked to the Bone, and In Search of Law and Order (a three-hour production on alternatives to the juvenile justice system). Kikim Media also produced and directed three short videos for the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, a series of 27 short videos about fascinating social entrepreneurs for the Skoll Foundation, a series about diabetes for the University of California, San Francisco Diabetes Center and the Diabetic Youth Foundation, and the special features for HBO’s DVD release of Deadwood.

Kiki Kapany is a graduate of University of California, Berkeley (B.S. and J.D.) and her experienced legal sense, paired with a sound creative approach to production on a worldwide scale, adds a key dimension to Kikim’s resources. She manages all of the entertainment law and day-to-day business required in Kikim’s operations, including overseeing business development, strategic planning, finance and administration. Her expertise extends to the creation and management of major production budgets, extensive image research, grant reporting, organizing project deliverables and managing all production and post-production logistics for a wide variety of projects.

Dr. Mandeep Kaur Rai

Dr. Mandeep Kaur Rai

Author, “The Values Compass: What 101 Countries Teach us about Purpose, Life and Leadership”

Mandeep Rai is a global authority on values, working with companies, institutions, and individuals around the world. She has travelled to more that 150 countries and reported as a journalist for the BBC World Service and Reuters, amongst others. She began her career in private banking at JPMorgan, and later worked for the United Nations, the European Commission, and grassroots NGOs before setting up the UAE’s first media venture capital fund.

Mandeep studied philosophy, politics, and economics (PPE), has an MSc in development from the London School of Economics, and completed an MBA at London Business School, with a year at Harvard Business School and MIT. She also holds a PhD in global values.


Dr. R.S. Sodhi

Dr. R.S. Sodhi

Managing Director, Amul

Dr. Rupinder Singh Sodhi is Managing Director of Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation, Ltd., (AMUL), which is India’s largest Food Products and FMCG organization with annual group turnover of more than Rs. 52,000 crores (US $ 7.0 billion) during 2019-20. Dr. Sodhi has 38 years of rich experience in leading & developing cooperative sector within Indian dairy industry, having served dairy farmers in several capacities. He has been responsible for creating the current structure of the AMUL, enabling the organization to maintain and enhance its leadership status within Indian dairy industry. Member unions of GCMMF are procuring 25 million liters of milk per day from more than 18,600 Village Dairy Co-operative societies.


For more than three decades, Dr. Sodhi has worked under direct guidance & mentorship of father of white revolution, Dr. Verghese Kurien and has ensured that values cherished by Dr. Kurien, such as integrity, dedication, courage, honesty, commitment to farmers and to consumers, remained deeply ingrained in the culture of AMUL.