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OUR TRUSTEES

 
 

KAMAL MEATTLE

Principle Trustee and Chief Executive Officer, Paharpur Business Centre

As an avid environmentalist, he is the founder of several NGOs such as “Save the Tree Organization”, “Save Two Wheeler on Polluting Delhi” and “Nehru Place Greens.” He has also been featured in the MIT Technology Review as ‘The Mad Hatter of Nehru Place Greens’ and has presented at the TED Conference in USA on ‘How to Grow Your Own Fresh Air’.

​Kamal is extensively involved in various industry organizations. He is Chairman of the Northern Region of the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce, is a member of CII National Committee on Environment, a member of the CII- Indian Green Building Council steering committee and a Board member of the MIT South Asian Alumni Association. He is a former member of the Governing Board of the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi and the former National President of the Indo American chamber of Commerce and the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce.

Kamal holds a B. Sc. Degree from Joseph’s College, North Point, Darjeeling and an SM from the Sloan School of Management, MIT, USA. He attended the Doon School in Dehra Doon, India. He was awarded a Life Time Achievement award by St. Joseph’s College in March 2007 and the MIT Distinguished Alumni Award in September 2007.

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KRISHAN KALRA

Former Secretary General of PHD Chamber. He was earlier Additional Secretary General and Adviser, FICCI.

Krishan Kalra, B.E. (Mech.), FIE, finished the 3 year assignment as Secretary General of PHD Chamber at the end of January 2010. He was earlier Additional Secretary General and Adviser at FICCI for nearly seven years.  After retirement from PHD-C, Mr. Kalra has taken up some voluntary assignments:

Past President of the All India Management Association (AIMA) for 1998-99 and Delhi Management Association (DMA) for 1989-90, Mr. Kalra has served for five-years as Member of the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata (IIM-C) from 2001 to 2006.

Before Joining FICCI, in April 2000, Kalra spent 38 years in the corporate world; working with companies like ESSO, L&T group and Shriram group; from 1980 to 2000, he was Managing Director of INALSA, a leading manufacturer of kitchen appliances and precision engineering products.

He has also served as member of the (i) Governing Body of Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), (ii) AICTE Council, (iii) UGC's Standing Committee on Vocational Education, (iv) Governing Council of Foundation for Innovation & Technology Transfer (FITT), (v) Indraprastha University Committee on MBA Courses, (vi) GOI’s Small Scale Industry Board, (vii) Advisory Board for Sustainable Trade and Innova.

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​An alumnus of MIT, from where he graduated with a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Mr. Pradip Burman is the Chairman of Ayurvet. In a distinguished career spanning 4 decades, Mr. Burman has held several positions in Dabur India before joining the board of Dabur in 1985. He is also the Chairman of Sanat Products, India's leading manufacturer of Spirulina and other nutraceutical products. He also has a passionate interest in social work and creative arts. He is the Founder Chairman of Sundesh - a non - profit organization involved in the education of rural women and in other socio-economic activities. He has also worked as Chairman of the Governing Body (Aug'86 to June'99) - PHDCCI-Rural Development Foundation, Delhi - a non-profit organization Looking after socio-economic activities of the rural areas.

PRADIP BURMAN

MIT alumnus; Chairman of Ayurvet. Formerly held leadership positions at Dabur.

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She is a Kathak Maestro and an outstanding dancer. She is an incarnation of the great artistic and social traditions of India. She created a new and innovative style of performing arts by enriching it with a deeper and wider canvas of expression and dimensions. She has been awarded with Padmashri in 1992 and Sangeet Natak Academy Awards in 1999.

Shovana Narayan established herself as a dancer during 1970s and the last four decades have seen her captivating audiences in numerous dance festivals. Trained by legendary Kathak maestro Pandit Birju Maharaj and Kundanlal Gangani at Kathak Kendra, Delhi, Shovana Narayan is known for her strong urge for experimentation. She has set a unique trend by redefining dance and often considered as a living legend in the field of art. Narayan is the first ever professional dancer who combines a full-fledged career as a senior serving civil servant in the Government of India.

SHOVANA NARAYAN

Kathak Maestro; Padmashri - 1992 and SangeetNatak Academy Awards in 1999.