Patrons

DR. S.CHANDRA (Chief Mentor)
Dr. Chandra is an internationally renowned management expert and institution builder. In a career spanning over five decades he has been Consultant and Advisor to I.L.O. and other UN bodies, International agencies in Europe, Asia, Middle and Far East, Member Board of Directors and advisor in large number of leading private and public sector organizations, premiere educational institutions like the International Management Institute, New Delhi and Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad. Dr. Chandra has been a member of many official committees of the Government of India and State Government, visiting scholar in many overseas universities. He has published extensively in India and abroad and is associated with several Non Government Organizations.

 


DR. Sanat Kaul
Dr. Sanat Kaul, IAS is presently the Representative of India on the Council of International Civil Aviation Organization in Montreal, Canada. He has held several important portfolios through his caeer including Joint Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Commissioner, Sales Tax Department, Government of NCT of Delhi and Secretary, Delhi Finance Commission. Dr. Kaul has a PH.D in Economics from the University of London and has recently specialized in Aerospace Law from the Institute of Air & Space Law, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

 



Ankur Bhatia
Mr. Ankur Bhatia, Executive Director of the Bird Group, has been instrumental in pioneering automation in the Indian subcontinent travel & tourism industry. As an Executive Director of the Bird Group, his role and futuristic vision has taken the Company to great heights and the group has emerged as the leading Travel Technology Conglomerate in the subcontinent.

 



Pradeep Maharesh
Mr. Pradeep Maharesh is the CEO of Reservation Data Maintenance India Private Limited, the country's first travel BPO. He shares and contributes to the vision of the Bird Group. Foresight, Planning Strategy, Organization and Education being his pivotal focus, he has been responsible for training and development of human resource as well as establishment of various centers of competence within RDM which handle Outsource Aviation Related processes to India.

 


Mrs Kalpana Shashank
Mrs. Kalpana Shahank is a linguist and is fluent in many languages including Arabic, Korean and French. She holds a diploma in mass media and mass communication and has worked in several international conferences in New Delhi. As a wife of a Diplomat from the Indian Foreign Service, she has traveled widely and interacted with policy makers, women leaders etc. She was the president of the External Affairs Wives Association during the years 2003-2004.