Business Excellence Board

Mr. MD Asthana , IAS (Retd.)

Mr. Asthana is a 1965 batch Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officer and has held various positions in Punjab and Haryana Administration including Head of Departments for Agriculture & Rural Development , Social Welfare & Welfare of Schedule/Backward Classes, Women & Child Development , and has been MD of various PSU’s in the State and the Govt. of India, Director, Joint Secretary and Secretary in the GOI. His last posting was in the Planning Commission as Principal Advisor in charge of agriculture and rural development .He has been CEO of the Council for Social Development (CSD) from 2002-2004. He is currently advisor and consultant in an NGO working in the rural areas involved in the improvement of the lots of poor and specially minorities. Mr. Asthana received M.Sc. in Physics & Mathematics from Allahabad University, M.A in Economics from Punjab University and M.Sc. in Economic Development and Social Studies from the Manchester University, UK.

Adv. Balbir Singh Nayyar

Adv. Nayyar is Chairman of Arsym Consulting and is an eminent Corporate Law Consultant with more than 45 years of experience in banking and law. His endeavor is to help the SMB sector in India leverage the integrated modern business practices by process re-engineering and financial restructuring. As a senior consultant in BIFR, Adv. Nayyar has helped many Sick business units survive and set them on the path of a growth strategy. Adv. Nayyar is a former Senior Executive with Canara Bank, a Top 5 Nationalized Bank in India. Adv. Nayyar is a commerce graduate from Hans Raj College, Delhi University and also holds a LLB degree from Meerut University.

S S Syal

Mr. Syal is the Chairman of Hardwyn group of companies and one of the Pioneers in Indian Manufacturing industry. With his prodigious efforts of over 50 years and sincere business mission, Hardwyn has successfully emerged as the leading global brand in in Architectural Hardware and Home Appliances. His efforts towards social responsibility had attached him to many social organizations namely, World Punjabi Organization, International Punjabi Society, Chelmsford Club and Indo-Pak Cultural Societies, Delhi Golf Club and Lions Club International. Mr Syal has been past Chairman of Mata Sundari College for Women, New Delhi (Under University of Delhi), and Past Vice Chairman of Guru Tegh Bahadur Institute of Technology (Under Indraprastha University) and he continues to serve and contribute in every possible way, towards the prosperity of the generations to come.

Mr. Amit Dhawan

Mr. Dhawan has more than 25 years of experience expertise in creating and developing new operations together with the direction and motivation of large multi-functional teams. He specializes in articulating strategic road-map and execution plan, creating products, services and business positioning to gain leadership in market place. He was former Head and President of Randstad India, Chief Strategy Officer for Apollo LogiSolutions India , Managing Director, G4S Cash Solutions India and Board Member of DHL Global Mail (UK). Mr. Dhawan is a serial entrepreneur and has founded companies across domains including gaming, staffing, lifestyle and technology. Mr Dhawan received the B.Com. from University of Mumbai and LL.b from Lucknow University. He has completed senior business and leadership program from University of Michigan.

Ms. Pallavi Walia Raj

Ms. Raj is an Interactive Marketing and Communication doyen with versatile experience of 20 years across being a Radio Jokey, Personality Coach and Communications Expert, Anchor and a Fashion Model and successful entrepreneur. Ms. Raj I won the Gladrags Mrs India &Best Model titles for 2006. She has taught soft skills at leading global schools such S P Jain School of Global Management and Xavier’s institute of Communication. She is the Co-Founder and CEO of QFL Global , a leading interactive marketing company. She compere Live events and conducts 1 to many trainings, corporate trainings and Workshops & Programs designed for children & parents. Ms. Raj received her B.A. (Economics and Statistics) from University of Mumbai.