Dr. Ashok Patil

Chairman, Dr. Vikhe Patil Foundation, Pune

Dr. Ashok Patil is the Chairman of the Dr. Vikhe Patil Foundation and also the first Indian to become a President of International Association of Agricultural Medicine and Rural Health (IAAMRH). Dr. Ashok Patil along with Magsaysay Award Winner Padmshree Dr. Rajanikant Arole founded the Indian Chapter of the Association in 1988, under the auspices of Pravara Medical Trust, Loni. (Maharashtra state, India).

Howard Bloom

Author and Expert on Mass Behavior

Howard Bloom is the critically acclaimed author of Global Brain: The Evolution of Mass Mind from the Big Bang to the 21st Century (2000). He is a member of the New York Academy of Sciences, the National Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Psychological Society, amongst several prominent names. He is also a former member of the Board of Directors of the National Space Society.

Prof. Vinay Pathak

Vice-Chancellor, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University

Prof. Vinay Kumar Pathak took over as the Vice Chancellor of Uttarakhand Open University (UOU) on 25 November 2009. He has also served as Lecturer, Assistant Professor at Harcourt Butler Technical University (HBTI) Kanpur, Project Scientist at IIT Kanpur and again as Professor and Dean at HBTI Kanpur. Prof. Vinay Pathak has worked in Media Lab Asia and successfully did the work of info-sculpture

Desh Deepak Verma

Secretary-General, Rajya Sabha

Shri Desh Deepak Verma, IAS batch of 1978, is a retired officer associated with the U.P. Cadre. In his fulfilling career, he brilliantly performed both at the State and at the Central level. Post his retirement as the Secretary, Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Govt. of India, he was selected as Chairman of U.P. Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC). He joined as Secretary General, Rajya Sabha on September 01, 2017 in the rank and status of Cabinet Secretary.

Varesh Sinha (IAS Retd.)

Former Chief Secretary, Gujarat

Dr. Varesh Sinha is a 1977- batch IAS officer of Gujarat cadre. He was named as the electoral officer by the Baroda Cricket Association and has also served as the state election commissioner previously. Dr. Sinha has held several important positions with the Government of Gujarat having worked in various sectors like Tourism, Agri-business, Energy, Education, Panchayat, Urban, Labour, Home, Finance, etc.

K.P. Bakshi (IAS Retd.)

Chairman, Maharashtra Water Resources Regulatory Authority

Shri K. P. Bakshi is an IAS Officer from the batch of 1982 Maharashtra cadre. He worked as a Senior Scientific Officer in Defense Research & Development Laboratory (DRDL) Hyderabad, developing Missiles for 5 years before switching over to the IAS. He has participated in several courses in public administration in international and national institutions of great repute.

Swami Nikhileswarananda

Head, Ramakrishna Mission, Rajkot

Swami Nikhileswarananda is the Head of Rajkot centre of Ramakrishna Mission, which is having its Headquarters at Belur Math, (near Kolkata) and having 173 branches all over the world. He graduated in Chemical Engineering and holds a postgraduate in Industrial Engineering. After working for a short period as a Management Consultant, he renounced the world and joined Ramakrishna Order at its Headquarter at Belur Math.

Dilip Rath (IAS Retd.)

Former Chairman, National Dairy Development Board

Shri Dilip Rath, is the former chairman of National Dairy Development Board (NDDB). A 1979 batch IAS, he has served in different capacities under the State Governments of West Bengal and Odisha and the Central Government. He was the Joint Secretary in the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Government of India from 2008 to 2010. He was also the Mission Director for the National Dairy Plan.

Dr. Lovi Raj Gupta

Executive Dean, Lovely Professional University

Dr. Lovi Raj Gupta is the Senior Dean and Head, Faculty of Engineering, Technology and Science, Lovely Professional University (LPU). He holds a PhD in Bioinformatics and his M.Tech. in Computer Aided Design & Interactive Graphics from IIT, Kanpur. In 2001 he was appointed as Assistant Controller (Technology), Ministry of IT, Govt. of India by the Honourable President of India in the Office of the Controller of Certifying Authorities (CCA)

Anuj Dayal

Executive Director, Corporate Communication, DMRC

Shri Anuj Dayal is the Executive Director, Corporate Communications, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation. He has been associated with the Delhi Metro Rail project since the initiation and is an integral member of the core project implementation team of the corporation.

Vishal Chordia

Chairman, Maharashtra State Khadi and Village Industries Board

Shri Vishal Chordia is the Chairman, Maharashtra State Khadi & Village Industries Board (MSKVIB). He is one of Pune’s distinguished citizens and founder-member of the Entrepreneurs Organisation - Pune Chapter. He is also a member of the Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture, and more. He also owns a food and spices business, and runs a sports NGO - Lakshya.

Saroj Bala (IAS Retd.)

Renowned Author & Spiritual Thinker

Ms. Saroj Bala had distinguished herself as an officer of the Indian Revenue Service. She holds degrees in Law and Political Science. Ms. Bala engrossed herself deeply into multidisciplinary scientific research to ascertain the historicity and antiquity of Vedas and Epics. She remained the Director of the Institute of Scientific Research on Vedas during 2009 to 2017.

Dr. Mahesh Gupta

Chairman & MD, Kent RO Systems Ltd.

Dr. Mahesh Gupta is Chairman & MD, Kent RO Systems Ltd. Dr. Gupta, a mechanical engineer from IIT Kanpur and received his master’s degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP) Dehradun. Dr. Mahesh Gupta started his career with Indian Oil Limited, one of the most prestigious Indian oil corporations in 1977 and in 1988, he left the job of oil sector giant to begin his entrepreneurial venture.

Piyush Kumar

Director, Prabhat Prakashan

Shri Piyush Kumar is the director of Prabhat Prakashan. A graduate in LLB and an MBA, post which Mr. Kumar was associated with a German MNC, Siemens Ltd. as a management trainee for over two years. Mr. Piyush Kumar started marketing focus for each book for specific markets making optimum utilization of social media and digital media, striving to put Prabhat Prakashan as a super-brand in the Indian publishing forum.

Pradeep Mishra

Advisor to the Minister of State for HRD, Govt. of India

Vikash Mittersain

President, Indian Business Group

Shri Vikash Mittersain is the President of Indian Business Group. He has 38 years of industry experience of growing diverse businesses to more than hundreds of crores in turnover. He is the founding Chairman and Managing Director of Nazara Technologies, since the year 1999 and the Hon. Consul General for the Republic of Mali. He has authored 3 books and is also a TEDx speaker.

Vinod Kumar Mall (IPS)

DGP (Police Reforms), Gandhinagar

Shri Vinod Kumar Mall is the Director General of Police (DGP) in Gujarat. He is a 1986 batch IPS officer of Gujarat cadre. He was also the Director at National Security Council Secretariat at the Government of India.

Navniet Sekera (IPS)

Inspector General of Home and Welfare, Police Headquarters Lucknow

Shri Navniet Sekera is the Inspector General of Home and Welfare, Police Headquarters Lucknow. He is from the 1996 batch of IPS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre and is a graduate in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Roorkee. He later went on to join the Indian Police Service in 1996 and is also known for developing and conceptualizing the idea of 'Women Power Line 1090'.

GS Naveen Kumar (IAS)

Managing Director, Andhra Pradesh State Housing Corporation

Shri GS Naveen Kumar is an IAS officer and the Managing Director of Andhra Pradesh State Housing Corporation. He has also served as the Director, Directorate of Gram Volunteers/ Ward Volunteers and Village Secretariat/ Ward Secretariat.

P. Unnikrishnan

Chairman, SPAC WLL

Shri P. Unnikrishnan is the Chairman of SPAC WLL. Apart from being a visionary entrepreneur, he is also an acclaimed multilingual writer and orator. In 1999 he opened the door for one of the first foreign media offices in Bahrain by establishing Asianet Television (part of News Corporation). He believes in the philosophy to 'inspire' people, businesses and society through his entrepreneurial initiatives.

Sarvesh Tiwari

Founder, PR Professionals

Shri Sarvesh Tiwari is the founder of PR Professionals. He is a seasoned communications professional, a far-sighted and zealous entrepreneur, and true philanthropist with nearly 20 years of dynamic experience across industries. He has some illustrious stints with big media houses of the country. He has been the Head Communications for realty giants DLF Ltd (Infra project) & IL&FS.

Harry Sheridon

Former Private Secretary, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

Shri Harry Sheridon was the Private Secretary to Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam the 11th President of India.