The Reboot Team

Dipika is a serial entrepreneur backed by over 2 decades of experience with Fortune 100 companies, a Venture Capital firm and start-ups across North America, South Asia and S. E Asia. 

 

In large organisations and start-ups alike, Dipika has distinguished herself by conceptualizing, designing, building, launching and marketing innovative products and services across different categories and markets on a hands-on basis. Dipika has co-founded and led 3 successful start-ups: a Marketing Services company, an Admissions Counselling firm, and a Consumer Internet firm. Dipika has held senior leadership positions with Pillsbury, where she oversaw APAC consumer marketing strategy for their leading brands including Haagen Dazs ice cream, Green Giant Vegetables and Old El Paso Mexican food range. Dipika was a Venture Partner with Trident Capital, a multistage venture capital firm that has invested in over 180 companies since inception in 1993. Dipika established Trident’s investment footprint in India in consumer internet, education and media. 

Dipika’s impact-passion to equip others with the ability to help themselves has driven her to start Reboot.

Dipika holds a Masters in International Business from Columbia University, New York and a Masters in Economics from Delhi School of Economics and a Bachelor in Economics from University of Delhi, India.

Dipika Chopra

FOUNDER & CEO

Jitesh Avlani

BOARD MEMBER

Jitesh is currently holding several professional roles, including serving as Strategic Advisor to Jindal Steel & Power Ltd, a leading publicly-listed steel producer; is a Board Director of Simply Fresh Pvt Ltd, the largest precision farming company in India; and is on the Advisory Board of another start-up focused on digital extrapolation and interpretation of financial statements.  
 
Jitesh’s career in Cargill spanned 33 years. His most recent role was Managing Director, Cargill Trade & Structured Finance, a business that provides financial solutions, structuring expertise, trade finance and risk management expertise to customers. Concurrently, Jitesh was Country Manager for Cargill Singapore, where he was responsible for supporting the management and growth of all of Cargill’s businesses in Singapore.   
 
Jitesh has held several other leadership roles globally including Global Business Unit Leader for Cargill Ferrous International during which he established the business as a premier leading iron and steel trading and processing company. 
 
In 2006, Jitesh was appointed Chairman, Cargill India, based in Delhi, having supervisory responsibility over all of Cargill’s businesses in India, while still serving as global leader of the ferrous business.  
 
Jitesh has served on several global corporate committees in Cargill, including the Corporate Brand Reputation Committee and the Business Ethics and Compliance Committee. 
 
Jitesh is active in community service activities. He is a Trustee of the Singapore Gujarati Society and the Singapore Gujarati Hindu Endowment Trust and is a founding member of the Singapore chapter of the Jain International Trade Organisation (JITO). 
 
Jitesh graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from the National University of Singapore. He is married and has two sons, aged 24 and 22. 

​Deepak Chopra, M.D., F.A.C.P.  is a world renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation. He founded the Chopra Foundation, and co-founded the Chopra Center for Wellbeing, whose unique life coaching program has helped guide clients towards realisation of their life's dreams using a holistic mind, body and spirit approach. 

 

He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and Researcher, Neurology and Psychiatry, at Massachusetts General Hospital. He also serves as Adjunct professor at Kellogg and Columbia Business School, and is a Professor of Consciousness Studies at Sofia University.

 

The World Post and The Huffington Post global internet survey ranked Chopra #17 influential thinker in the world and #1 in Medicine.” TIME magazine has described Dr. Chopra as "one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century.”  He has authored more than 85 books translated into over 43 languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. 

Deepak Chopra

Author, Public Speaker, Mindfulness Expert

ADVISOR

​Michelle is Clinical Professor of Leadership at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.  She previously served as the School's first Director of Leadership Initiatives from 2006 to 2013, designing and coordinating opportunities for personal leadership development.

Her courses focus on the ways leaders maximize their performance and unleash their teams' potential by addressing 1) how self-reflection and awareness of one's identity, values and purpose serve as foundations of effective leadership; and 2) how leaders engage and inspire others and set them up for success.  She teaches modules on leadership narrative and storytelling, creating cultures of courageous conversations, and the dynamics of leading and following. She is committed to designing innovative learning experiences that transform lives by providing purpose, passion, and possibility.  

Michelle has a PhD and MA in Social Psychology from Princeton University, and a bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan. 

Michelle L. Buck

Clinical Professor of Leadership, Kellogg 

ADVISOR

Lin Tan

Founder, The Coaching Collective

EXPERT

Lin Tan is 1 of 6 Master Certified Coaches (ICF) in Singapore. She brings over 3,000 hours of coaching experience across 1,500 individuals into her work with organizations and individuals. Lin specializes in coaching on interpersonal skills and leadership presence. Her clients include senior and C-suite execs from a range of industries such as finance and banking, travel, communication, media, logistics and even the government. Her clients include DHL, BoA Merrill Lynch, Scripps Networks, Navaplus, Dentsu, BCD Travel, Sotheby’s, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, SPRING Singapore and NTUC.

Paul A O' Keefe

Assistant Prof of Psychology, YaleNUS College

ADVISOR

Paul A. O’Keefe, Ph.D. is a social psychologist and Assistant Professor of Psychology at YaleNUS College. He is also Director of the Mindsets & Motivation Lab, which focuses on research pertaining to goal pursuit with particular attention to motivational factors, such as interest, implicit self-theories, and self-regulation.

He earned a Bachelors in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, and joined the Yale University Center for the Psychology of Abilities, Competencies, and Expertise, where he worked with Robert J. Sternberg and Elena L. Grigorenko. In 2009, he completed his doctoral training in social psychology at Duke University under James Y. Shah and Lisa Linnenbrink-Garcia. He then took a postdoctoral fellowship at New York University before being awarded the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Postdoctoral Fellowship, a title he held at Stanford University working with Carol S. Dweck.

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