Non Executive Chairman
Nishith Arora, an entrepreneur based in India, has many years of experience in international and domestic publishing outsourcing. He is the founder of International Typesetting and Composition (subsequently sold and renamed Glyph) and ADI BPO/Neuetype and a co-founder of ADI Media, a leading B2B magazine publisher.An economics Honors graduate from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi (1977), with an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad (1979), he completed the three year Owner President Management program at Harvard Business School in 2009.
Mr. Ajay Mankotia
Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee
Mr. Ajay Mankotia pursued BA in Economics (Honours) from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University followed by a Master’s Degree in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University. He has a Diplôme D’études Superiéures Spécialisées (DESS) in Diplomacy and Administration of International Organizations from the University of Paris-XI, Paris, Diploma in International Economic Relations from Institut International d’Administration Publique (IIAP), Paris, and Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LLB) from Law Centre, Delhi University.
Ajay, who joined the Indian Revenue Service in 1982, has worked at a wide variety of posts in the Income Tax Department – Assessments, Appeals, Administration, Central Board of Direct Taxes and Search & Seizure. During the course of his career he was also deputed as Chief Vigilance Officer of some public sector fertilizer companies and was deputed for foreign courses in Vigilance and Internal Affairs. When he was Commissioner of Income Tax, he decided to opt for Voluntary Retirement in 2008 after having spent 26 years as an IRS officer and joined a media company as President (Corporate Planning and Operations). He presently runs his own Tax and Legal Advisory.
Dr. Piyush Kumar Rastogi
Dr. Piyush Kumar Rastogi is Senior Partner with Rastogi and Donald, a leading Chartered Accountants’ firm with offices in New Delhi and Noida, UP that was established in 1986. The firm is registered with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and leads public sector audits. The firm is on the panel of nationalized banks and financial institutions and leads statutory audits of banks and provides consultancy services to financial institutions. Additionally, the firm provides financial consultancy services to public and private limited companies. The firm has worked as Merchant Banker Category III, approved by the Securities and Exchange Board of India and have been assisting public issue of shares and bonds, helping them for approval of prospectus of the companies from ROC and and getting permission from SEBI for public issue.
Previously, Dr. Rastogi has been a Lecturer in Rohilhand University teaching Audit, Financial Accounting, Corporate Law, and Financial Management and continues his teaching passion as a Visiting Professor at Ishan Institute of Management in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
Dr. Rastogi is a Fellow Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and holds a Doctorate Degree in Commerce (Banking) from Rohilkhand University. Piyush also completed his LLB and his Masters in Commerce from the same University, while he completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from Agra University.
Rahul Arora is Managing Director of MPS Limited. As Managing Director, Rahul is leading MPS to achieve its maximum potential and relies on the core values of Excellence, Empathy, and Efficiency. MPS is at an inflection point and Rahul aspires to lead disruptive innovation in his industry to unlock value. Rahul is an authentic leader who takes pride in his agility to adapt swiftly to market needs. 2,800 associates spread across India, US, UAE, Germany, and Canada to support Rahul in his vision of growing to be the undisputed market leader by 2023, loved and admired by all stakeholders.
Rahul caught the entrepreneurial bug during his undergrad days at Babson College. Upon receiving overwhelming consensus on a case study that he authored on his situation – leading the family business versus jumping into Corporate America, Rahul returned to India to manage the B2B magazine publishing business.
A Bachelors of Science graduate from Babson College (2006), with an MBA from the Indian School of Business (2011), he completed the Wharton Advanced Management Program in 2017.
Yamini is a graduate from Lady Shri Ram College and a post graduate from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, with a specialization in Marketing and Strategy. She is currently also serving as Senior Vice President, School Delivery of MPS North America, LLC (Subsidiary of MPS Limited)
Ms. Tandon has previously worked as a Senior Consultant with Gallup consulting across their US and India offices, and as a Strategic Planner at Euro RSCG in New Delhi, India.
Jayantika is an Independent, Non-Executive Director on the Ingersoll Rand India Board, and is a Founder Trustee of the Delhi Bird Foundation, and the KN Dave Educational Trust. She is also an Executive Coach, and a consultant on HR Strategy.
Prior to these roles, she was the Vice-President – Human Resources Ingersoll Rand in India, and led the Human Resource strategy and direction for Ingersoll Rand’s aggressive growth plans in India. Under her leadership, Ingersoll Rand India was repeatedly recognized as an Employer of Choice, and the Human Resources team won a number of awards for excellence in Leadership Development, and for Innovative HR Practices. Before this, she was the Head of Human Resources for Agilent Technologies in India, and also held
Human Resource leadership positions in Hewlett Packard India. She has also worked as a Consultant in different areas of business and as an Entrepreneur.
Throughout her multi-faceted, 35 year long career, she has always been a key business consulting partner, as well as the architect for senior leadership development, a Coach for the senior leaders in the organization in India, and a mentor for the HR team. Her role has involved growing, acquiring, and divesting businesses, and building organization capability. She has had multi-sector experience, in the Industrial, Hi-Tech, and Financial Services sector, and with diverse teams – Sales, R&D and Support.
She is a certified Executive and Life Coach from ICF, a certified Assessor for Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), for Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), and for Personality & Profiles Inventory (PAPI). She is an Economics Honours graduate from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University, and has a Master’s in Business Administration from the Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University.
Ms. Achal Khanna is the CEO for SHRM India and Asia Pacific Head for Business Development. SHRM India is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), which is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management with more than 2,90,000 members worldwide. Achal is responsible for leading the India operations of SHRM, as well as Asia Pacific operations including Middle-East.
She serves on the global SHRM Leadership Team and is responsible for building the brand, expanding its business and developing professional relationships with government agencies, and other HR and business associations in the region. Achal has over 30 years of work experience. Prior to joining SHRM, she was Managing Director for Kelly India operations; Vice President for GE; and Country Manager for Polaroid India. She has also worked with Dupont, ITC and Cosmo Group in various capacities. She is a recipient of the “Best Women Executive in India” award.
Achal holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics; a Master’s Degree in English Literature and she is an MBA from Delhi.