Harivansh Narayan Singh
Hon'ble Deputy Chairman, Rajya Sabha
Shri Harivansh is a very senior journalist, an acclaimed writer, avid reader, serious thinker on the issues before the nation and now an active Parliamentarian. Born on 30 th June, 1956 in Citab Dira Village of Ballia District, which is birth place of Jayaprakash Narayan Ji also. He completed his middle and high school education from his village and went to University of BHU for higher studies. Inspired by JP, he became an active participant in the 'JP movement' and started writing on various social and political issues as a Journalist. During about four decades of his career as a Journalist, he has written mainly on social, political, cultural and economic issues concerning the common people. He started his career as a Journalist with TOI (Mumbai) Group and worked for Dharamyug, the largest circulated Hindi Weekly of TOI Group. Worked as Assistant Editor in Ravivar, a Hindi magazine of ABP Group, Kolkata, for a long time; was Consulting Editor Vidura; Chief-Editor - Prabhat Khabar, a leading Hindi daily of Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal for more than 27 years from 1990-2016. Was Additional Information Advisor (Joint Secretary) to then Prime Minister Shri Chandra Shekhar Ji Served on various Committees, Commissions and Boards of the Government of India and different NGOs from time to time. Attended several World Hindi Conferences and honoured for his outstanding contribution to Hindi; received Madhav Sapre Award and Mahavir Prasad Dwivedi Award (See Annexure) for journalism. Has written/edited several books and many are still being written (See Annexure). Widely travelled abroad as Journalist, Member of Indian Delegation for attending international Conferences and now as Deputy Chairman, Rajya Sabha (See Annexure). As Parliamentarian, he has evinced keen interest in raising peoples' issues in the House and participated effectively in discussion on several issues in the House. Within short span, he made a mark in Parliamentary proceedings after he was elected to Rajya Sabha in 2014. His habit of reading and doing extensive research before writing that he had acquired as a journalist helped him excel in Parliamentary debates earning wide acclaim across the party leaders.
Mr. Amitabh Srivastava
Director, I Media International
An industry expert with Nearly 3 decades of winning experience working with top most media brands
like Times TV/ MTV/ BBC/ TV Today/ Walt Disney in Senior Management cadre. He has been associated
with TV, Cable and Satellite industry and has fruitfully handled ground distribution system for several
broadcasters in India and South Asia.
Amitabh is a seasoned veteran in the field of Media, Radio, Broadcasting & Digital Marketing with several top- notch Indian and International broadcasting companies. He had been associated with Radio Netherlands Worldwide for 5 yrs until 2012 and marked his victory working on media and new media establishing their base in South Asia.
Gained endorsement from the association with AIB (Association of International Broadcasting) as Regional Head, South Asia since 2012 and Director, Asia for INSIGHT channel since 2014. Stellar in the areas of Broadcasting, Distribution, Marketing and Branding, Consulting & Business Advisory, Corporate Communication, Media Management and Public Relations.
He is currently heading I Media International as a Director and controlling tasks like Marketing, Distribution, Media packaging, Channel distribution, International business development, Media research, Broadcast management solutions globally. Successful in launching Insight channel in HD over esteemed Jio platform in 2017 and pivotal in bagging co- production deal with world’s biggest radio broadcaster, All India Radio. He commenced his career with Taj Mahal Hotels, New Delhi at a grassroot level and reached hierarchy of success within no time. He has been acknowledged with several awards like Indian Media Award, Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award, BCS Ratna Award, Best Distribution Head of the year’ and Best Distribution Head Award’.
Amitabh is one of the few persons in India who has an extremely good reputation of being a person of solid business acumen with strong branding and marketing techniques. He is a leader of several projects which have high revenue potential with quick returns. Besides, his success in broadcasting, he has also witnessed the growth of upcoming technologies in India. He essayed a key role in establishing brand AajTak which is still maintaining its brand leadership in India and abroad.
He is felicitated with PHD Chamber of Commerce, All India Radio-Akashvani, Delhi, UNICEF, ASSOCHAM, IKEA and Limca Book of Records for excelling his outstanding contribution towards society through media. Amitabh has also delivered sessions at IIT Kharagpur, IIT Delhi, IIM Kozhikode, IIMC, Jamia Millia Islamia University and Pune University , GD Goenka School of Communication, Haryana, Kasiga School, Dehradun.
Post Graduate Diploma in Media & Public Relations and Effective Communication in Tourism Marketing, Amitabh has excellent personal equation with mid-sized and large corporations branded companies both in India and overseas.
National Editor - Brunch and New Media Initiatives at the Hindustan Times.
Jyoti Praksh Gadia
Managing Director, Resurgent India Limited
Mr. Jyoti Prakash Gadia is considered as thought leader in area of finance & strategic leadership, he is an all-round professional with wide experience. He has worked very closely with many corporate & government organizations in successful turnaround of their operations & providing strategic financial services. He has led Resurgent India Limited in creating a seamless platform for one shop solutions for SME segment in India for corporates.
After completion, his studies in 1998 he started his career as head of the finance in Bhagwati Gases Limited. Within span of 7 years he completely turnaround the company financially & operationally. Thereafter he started Resurgent India Limited in the year 2005 with very humble beginning & Resurgent India Limited now has 6 offices across India & employing more than 150 people.
Mr. Puneet Chandok
President, AWS India and South Asia (AISPL)
Puneet leads the AWS business in India and South Asia. As the country MD, he
leads the entire portfolio of AWS Services, and helps organizations innovate and
transform using AWS.
AWS is India's most comprehensive and broadly adopted Cloud platform, we work with customers to help retire their technical debt and drive innovation through our advanced services including Data and Analytics, AI/ML, IoT, etc.
Prior to joining AWS, Puneet held leadership roles with McKinsey & Co. and IBM Global Services. As a Partner at McKinsey, Puneet built and led several practices, digital and technology capabilities across India and Asia.
Puneet holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta (IIM-C).
Pratap Rao Srinath
(Senior Journlist and Content Head 'Ritam' Digital Media , Former Editor-Enadu TV (ETV)
Business Unit Head - Appliances, Orient Electric Limited (Ck Birla Group)
Sh. Sudhir Mishra
Founder & Managing Partner, Trust Legal
Mr. Sudhir Mishra is one of the leading Media, Entertainment and Environmental lawyer. He is a prominent litigation lawyer having represented clients in various Tribunals, High Courts and Supreme Court in closely contested matters. Mr. Mishra had also been selected for the most prestigious International Visitors Leadership Programme (IVLP) sponsored by the United States of America (May 2005), which is “one of the U.S. government’s most prestigious professional exchange programs for foreign opinion makers”. Mr. Mishra is the managing partner of Trust Legal which is one of the leading law firm for music, media and broadcasting laws. Trust Legal is a leading law firm in litigation space as they are handling more than 400 broadcasting matters in TDSAT, New Delhi alone. The firm regularly represents Zee Music, Zee studios and many others before various High Court as well.
Chancellor Noida International University
Former Officer of Indian Police Service 1974 batch: Former Director General of Police – Uttar Pradesh (The largest Police Force in the World consisting
of 190,000 personnel)
∙ One of the most highly decorated police officers in the country, who has relentlessly fought against national, international terrorist outfits and organized crime syndicates
∙ Directly worked for the modernization and induction of state of the art technology & universal best practices to make police effective & people friendly
∙ Rated as a star trainer and speaker on issues related to security, man-management, crisis resolution team building, values ethics
∙ Completed M. Sc. from Allahabad University in 1972 and Ph. D. (Ecology) from Kumaon University in 1990
∙ Currently working as Chancellor of Noida International University
∙ Guest speaker at over fifty prestigious national, international Institutions as well as highly valued and reputed multi-national organizations