2019 Young Leaders Program

2019 Young Leaders Program

Indo-American Community Services (IACS) is conducting Young Leaders program to help young mid-level managers. This program prepares the young managers for break through career growth and global business opportunities by providing skills, professional relationship strategies, financial aspects and global perspective. Breaking through requires fast starts, sustained momentum and inspired managerial practice to actively build career success with global reach, organizational impact and personal fulfillment.

The two-day Young Leaders Program consists of workshops on Leadership, Finance and Strategy during the day of June 13th and extends to the IACS Executive Leadership Conference on June 13th evening to June 14th afternoon.  The participants interact with some of the corporate business executives throughout the program. Breakfast Lunch and Dinner will be provided throughout the program.

This Young Leaders Program aims to provide new tools needed for participants to ignite their careers and global contributions. Working alongside fellow participants and in this program, you will develop insight and build competencies to increase your effectiveness as a manager of teams and an individual contributor.

Applicants are selected based on the following criteria

1. Have to be around 35 years old or younger.

2. Have to be a manager or at higher level at their work.

3. Based on the recommendation letter from their management

4. Based on academic and professional experience

5. Based on the 200 words write up about their future plans







June 13th  Thursday Starting at 8:00AM – 2PM

Venue:  Cardinal Ballroom, Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center


Thursday, June 13th 2018

8:00 am - 9:00 AM – Breakfast


9:00 – 10.00 AM – Leadership


Speaker | Pete Kyrychenko, VP, Talent Management & Leadership Development, ITW


10:00 – 10.30 AM – Break/Networking


10:30 – 11.30 AM – Finance


Speaker | Sumit Dangi, SVP & CFO Global Data & Analytics, HSBC


11:30 – 1.00 PM – Lunch/Networking


1:00 – 2.00 PM – Strategy


Speaker | Anand Shekhar, Associate Partner,  McKinsey




4th IACS Executive Leadership Network’s Conference




Thursday, June 13th 2019


3:00 - 4.30 pm – Keynote & Panel Discussion Town Hall Meeting

Growth Strategy and Case studies.

Keynote speakers | 

Andrew Mines, EVP ITW

Jamie Cleghorn, Partner,  Bain & Company 

JehanZeb Noor, VP &GM Healthcare, Amcor Flexibles Americas


Moderator:  Ankur Agrawal,  Founder & CEO, Inhabitr 


5:30 – 7:30 pm - Welcome Reception, Networking, Dinner.


7:30 – 9 pm  Fireside Chat with CEO

                          Conversation with Soma Somasundaram, President & CEO of Apergy”

Keynote speaker  | Soma Somasundaram, President & CEO of Apergy 


Moderator: Sundaram Nagarajan, Executive Vice President of ITW



Friday, June 14th 2019 - Morning


7:00 am - 8:00 am - Group activity


8:00 am - 9:00 am – Breakfast


9.00 am- 10:00 am: Fireside Chat with CEO

                                 Conversation with Christopher Griffin, President & CEO, USG Corporation

Keynote speakerChristopher GriffinPresident & CEO,  USG Corporation 


Moderator: Srinivas Veeramasuneni, SVP & Chief Technology Officer, USG Corporation



10.30 am - 11:00 am : Break/Networking



Friday, June 14th 2019 – Afternoon



11:00 am - 12:00 am - Keynote & Panel Discussion Town Hall Meeting

                                              “Having the Right Talent”  

Keynote speakers | 

Kathleen Carroll, SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer, W.W. Grainger 

Milton G. Silva-Craig,  CEO,  Q-Centrix 

Kathi Moore,  Vice President, Human Resources, Motorola Solutions


Moderator: Amy Best SVP and Chief Human Resources Officer, Exelon Corporation



12.00 am – 1.00 pm – Networking & Lunch


1:00 pm – 2:30 pm : Keynote & Panel Discussion Town Hall Meeting

                                          “How can Digital Transformation drive growth? “

Keynote speakers: 

Faisal Pandit, President,  Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America

Nageswaran (Nag) Vaidyanathan, EVP & Chief Technology Officer,  OneMain Financial 


Sumit Dutta,  Partner, Mckinsey 


Moderator: Girish Juneja, SVP & Chief Digital Officer of Dover Corporation



2:30 pm – Closing