Mr. Prakash Kumar (IAS-1985 UT Cadre) alumnus of NetarhatVidyalay,IIT Kanpur and Saitama University, Japan) is an embodiment of the wonders that happen when science meets governance.Besides the IAS, he was also the National Technology Manager for Microsoft and Director at Cisco. An ardent believer in the power of technology in the field of governance, Prakash Kumar has also authored four books
Pankaj Sudan (Founder & President Change Makers Society)
Pankaj Sudan, a multifaceted person, is a graduate in Chemical Engineering from Panjab University and a Masters degree in Business Administration from Asian Institute of Managment, Manila, Philippines. An NTSE and National scholarship holder he qualified for the Indian Civil Services in his first attempt. He resigned from the Civil Services to pursue his passion in business administration. Pankaj has worked in senior positions in globally reputed MNC’s like GE ,Royal DSM and Philips. However, his creative passion and entrepreneurial zeal compelled him to give up his lucrative corporate positions and to start a Social Enterprise. A truly global citizen, well traveled and widely read, he believes in the power of education as a tool of emancipation for all. Pankaj is a highly energetic man with a keen interest in sports. A keen student of life, he maintains a very humble and amiable disposition.
Adish Gupta (Founder & MD Simbizsol Software Pvt. Ltd.)
A graduate in Chemical Engineering from Panjab University and CORe( Harvard Business School), Adish is an entrepreneur at heart who is committed to making this world a better place. Having successfully set up businesses in Textiles and Information Technology he found his mojo in teaching. Currently, his company Simbizsol Software Pvt. Ltd. provides software solutions to many Fortune 500 companies in USA, Germany and Australia besides working with hundreds of school across India.
Sudhanshu Vats (Group CEO-Viacom18 Media)
Sudhanshu Vats boasts of an expansive repertoire of skills. An NTSE scholar (CBSE, 1983), Best All Round Student (MNSS Rai, 1985) & Best All Rounder (NIT, Kurukshetra) and IIM Ahmedabad, he goes for gold and doesn’t miss. Sudhanshu has held leadership positions at Hindustan Unilever Ltd., BP and Viacom18 Media. With a good grasp in the field of communication & entertainment, he is also the Vice President of IBF. Education is his ‘Giving Space’ where he actively contributes towards Primary School Education for the underprivileged. A marathoner and lover of trekking, he continues to scale more than just literal peaks.
Mr. Kakkar has always been fascinated with technology and the possibilities it has to revolutionize the world around us. Becoming an engineer with an MBA in technology management fell right into his life’s plan. He was the man behind major transformations in tech giants like Siemens Healthcare and Wipro. For the last few years, he’s been leading Varian Medical Systems, another revolutionary organization in tech space. He loves to read while travelling to new places that spark his soul and he’s always looking for marathons to win.
Dr. Rajeev Sudan
Dr. Rajeev Sudan is an ophthalmologist and alumnus of AIIMS, New Delhi. He is in a private practice in Delhi. A pleasant personality with an easy smile and a firm handshake, he has a keen interest in history, academics, philosophy, reading, traveling and sports. Dr. Rajeev is a fitness enthusiast and is an avid endurance runner, who regularly participates in marathons. He believes in “now” and “today is the best day”.
K P Singh (Indian Customs and Central Excise Service -1992)
K P Singh is a perpetual learner, and he is really passionate about education. He has an M. Phil from JNU, Delhi and executive courses from IIFT Delhi, LSE London, Nynrode Business School Amsterdam and WTO Geneva. He resigned from Civil Services as a Commissioner of Indian Customs and Central Excise. Currently, he is a leading advisor to corporates in the field of indirect taxation. He is a regular contributor and speaker at CII, FICCI, PHDCCI, and WTO Center.
Col. Karan S. Dahiya
Col. Karan S. Dahiya believes that education isn’t just a road, it’s the sky – endless possibilities waiting to be harnessed. He is a trained pilot and has flown professionally for the Indian Army. Col. Dahiya is an avid swimmer, golfer and paraglider. Along with adventure, he also has a taste for wine. While many aim for the skies, he conquers them.
Om Prakash Hisaria (Indian Trade Service -1991)
With the University of Delhi and IIM Ahmedabad as his alma maters, Om Prakash Hisaria is a powerhouse personified. He has served with the Indian Trade Service and is currently Sr. VPof Reliance Industries. Challenges seldom faze him, and his interest in shooting and marathon running reinforce his relentless dedication.
Praveen Tyagi (Founder& MD PACE Education)
Praveen Tyagi (B.TechIIT, Delhi) shares a long and rich relationship with the field of education. His brainchild, PACE (an Educational Institute that prepares engineering and medical aspirants) has more than 50 study centres across India as well as an international centre in Dubai. Ivy League institutions continue to appreciate the young entrepreneur’s work. PT is anEducator, philosopher, occasional poet and a real philanthropist.
An alumnus of the esteemed NIFT (Delhi) & Asian Institute of Management (Manila), Romi is a born leader. He has been at the helm of Silvia Apparels Ltd. (Delhi) & Alok Ind ustries Ltd. (Mumbai) as CEO of Garments division. Romi is an ardent lover of travelling, a believer of astrology, a fantastic human being with a heart of gold and a mischievous smile.
An alumnus of the illustrious IIT Khargapur, Phani is a tech entrepreneur with a difference. He strongly believes that any business should leave a lasting impact on society and the ecosystem. Small wonder that his brainchild is Anant Computing, India’s first indigenenously developed mobile application development platform – an initiative that allows coding in any Indian language, and creates apps in all of them – thus unlocking the world of mobile for end users and developers. A serial entrepreneur and an ardent proponent of “Make in India”, Phani believes that the ideal educational curriculum should harness the natural creativity and curiosity in a child’s mind and prepare him for his future with an entrepreneurial mindset.
Ms. Indu Puri, is the Promoter and a designated Director of, Puri Oil Mills Ltd, the manufacturer of the famed ‘P’ Mark mustard oil. She obtained a Masters degree in Economics from Punjab University, Chandigarh in 1964. She was a UGC Scholar and did research under the patronage of Dr. Manmohan Singh, the former Prime Minister of India. She joined the family business in 1970 and has been actively participating since then. She has vast experience in business in various fields like Oil Mills, Dairy Development, Marketing & Indian Oil Corporation’s petroleum products retail for over 45 years.
She is the member of District Legal Services Authority and Family Welfare Committee, Moga, designated by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. She is a social worker and has been actively participating in the Red Cross and Hospitals Welfare activities. She is also the Managing Trustee of the Trusts – Devi Dass Kewal Krishan Charitable Trust & Shri J. K. Puri Memorial Trust, Moga. These trusts are managing various charitable activities such as; Summer Camp, Yoga classes, Eye Checkup Camp, Distribution of Scholarship to poor students, Distribution of ration to needy widows.
Pankaj Sindhu is a coming together of drive and passion. He is a first generation serial entrepreneur and his efforts are creating waves in the Indian healthcare industry. Currently the CEO & MD of Welnus, he has had 2 successful exits where both firms had a pan-India presence in healthcare. Sindhu is a risk-taker and inspires everyone around him. Apart from his own ventures, he is providing strong support to multiple Indian startups. He finds peace in travelling and contributing to society.
Dr. Abha Jaiswal
Dr. Abha Jaiswal’s life is a combination of several shades and colours. She started out as a dentist and went on to obtain a Masters degree in Spanish (Cuba) & in Public Health (New York). Dr. Jaiswal’s expertise in the field of health has maximised with experience in research and coordination at a global level. Currently, she is a Director at Global Health Strategies. Recreation means travelling, reading and writing, to her.
A product of the revered Doon School Dehradun, Hindu College Delhi and IRMA Anand, Nakul has the finest credentials as a student. He has contributed his skills to firms such as Bharti Airtel Ltd., Reliance Communications Ltd. and GE and Varian Healthcare. Nakul heads Sanofi India’s Corporate Affairs vertical. He enjoys sports, reading and poetry.