Vaibhav Gupta
CHAIRMAN EMERITUS
Board Members

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Mr. Analjit Singh
Founder & Chairman, Max Group

Mr Analjit Singh is the Founder & Chairman of The Max Group, a US$ 3 billion multi business enterprise, with interests in life insurance (Max Life), health care (Max Healthcare), health insurance (Max Bupa), real estate (Max Estates), senior living (Antara) and speciality packaging (Max Speciality Films). Max Group is renowned for service excellence and has successful joint ventures with some of the pre-eminent firms including Mitsui Sumitomo and Toppan from Japan, Life Healthcare from South Africa and Bupa Plc from the United Kingdom. Earlier partners include DSM, Netherlands; New York Life Insurance Company; Hutchison Whampoa; Motorola; Lockheed Martin and others.

Amongst privately held family businesses, Mr Analjit Singh is the founder of Leeu Collection, a group of leisure boutique hotels in Franschhoek, South Africa; The Lake District, UK; and soon to be opened in Florence, Italy. Leeu Collection also includes a significant presence in wine and viticulture through Mullineux Leeu Family Wines; an active F&B portfolio of restaurants in partnership with Azure Hospitality, Ritu Dalmia, The La Colombe Group in Cape Town , SA and the Alajmo Group in Italy. Art and Landscaping are significant differentiators in the hospitality businesses aided by a strong relationship with Everard Read, SA and Franchesca Watson.

A self-made entrepreneur, Mr Analjit Singh was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India’s third highest civilian honour, by the President of India in 2011. An alumnus of The Doon School and Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi, Mr Analjit Singh holds an MBA from Graduate School of Management, Boston University. He has been conferred with an honorary doctorate by Amity University.

Professionally, he is the non-executive Chairman of multiple Max Group companies – Max Financial Services, Max India, Max Ventures & Industries, Max Life and Antara Senior Living. He is also a Director on the Board of Sofina NV/SA, Belgium. Till October 2018, he was the non-executive Chairman of Vodafone India.

Mr Analjit Singh is a member of the Founder Executive Board of the Indian School of Business (ISB), India’s top ranked B-School and has served as Chairman of Board of Governors of:
– The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee – India’s oldest and most prestigious engineering college.
-The Doon School, a premier Indian boarding school.

Mr Analjit Singh has also served on the Prime Minister’s Indo US CEO council. He also served as the co-chair of Prabodhan, a unique forum for facilitating closer and more effective engagement between European and Indian decision makers and opinion leaders.

He has been felicitated by Senator Hillary Clinton, former US Secretary of State, on behalf of the Indian American Centre for Political Awareness for his outstanding achievement in presenting the international community with an understanding of a modern and vibrant India and for creating several successful joint ventures with leading American companies and promoting business ties with the USA.

He has been honoured with the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Service Category) and the Golden Peacock Award for Leadership and Service Excellence. In 2014 he was awarded with Spain’s second highest civilian honour, the Knight Commander of the Order of Queen Isabella and the Distinguished Alumni Award from Boston University. He also served as the Honorary Consul General of the Republic of San Marino in India.

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Mr. Mohit Talwar
Managing Director

Mohit Talwar is the Vice Chairman of the Max Group. He is also the Managing Director of Max Financial Services Limited and Max India Limited, and Vice Chairman of Max Ventures & Industries Limited (MaxVIL). In addition, he is the Chairman of Max Speciality Films and serves on the Boards of Max Life Insurance, Max Healthcare, Max Bupa Health Insurance and Antara Senior Living.

In his earlier role as the Deputy Managing Director of the erstwhile consolidated Max India Limited, he successfully leveraged his strong relationships with institutional investors, hedge funds, banks and private equity firms, and led several complex corporate finance and financial structuring deals to ensure adequate investment and liquidity for the Group’s operations. He has played a central role in executing key transactions including the setting up of Max Bupa Health Insurance, bringing on board MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings as the new JV partner for Max Life and Life Healthcare’s entry as JV partner in Max Healthcare, and later the equalization of its stake in the business, and completing the mega restructuring of the erstwhile Max India into three new listed companies, which received a significantly positive reaction from capital markets. In his new role, Mr. Talwar was instrumental in executing a stake repurchase transaction with IDFC Limited, and more recently a transaction with IFC to repurchase its stake in Max Healthcare. He has also overseen key transactions in MaxVIL, including the induction of Toppan Group as a JV partner in Max Speciality Films, and a 22.5% stake sale to New York Life’s subsidiary.

A veteran in the Corporate Finance and Investment Banking industry, Mr. Mohit Talwar has a wealth of experience in Corporate Finance and Investment Banking, having spent 24 years in Wholesale Banking across global organizations such as Standard Chartered, ANZ Grindlays and Bank of Nova Scotia, prior to joining the Max Group.

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Mr. Ashok Kacker
Independent Director

Mr. Kacker, M. Sc. (Physics), University of Allahabad (Topper of the 1972 batch), has more than 3 decades of experience in the Government as an Indian Revenue Service (IRS) Officer.He has served as Chief Commissioner of Income Tax and held senior positions both in executive capacities and policy formulation roles.

He has also served as Executive Director with Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and in various capacities in committees set up by SEBI. He is the Founder and Managing Partner of A.K. Advisors and Consultants, an Advisory Company in the area of financial services and Group Advisor with the India Bulls Group of Companies.

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Mr. K.N. Murthy
Independent Director

Mr. K. Narasimha Murthy, entered the profession of Cost & Management Accountancy in 1983. He has been associated with the development of Cost & Management Information Systems for more than 150 companies across more than 45 industries. In addition, he has been closely involved in turning around multiple large corporates, focusing on systems improvement with a cost optimisation approach.

He has been associated with more than 28 High Level Committees as Chairman / Member both at the National and State level, including Prasara Bharati Restructuring Committee, Expert Committee on Common Wealth Games, Restructuring Committee of State Level PSUs, Expert Committee on Co-op. Credit Institutions, Fiscal Reforms Implementation Committee, TTD Investment Committee – Tirupati, among others.

He is also associated with the development of Cost Accounting Record Rules for many industries as a member of Informal Advisory Committee, Department of Corporate Affairs, Government of India. His contribution to the Costing & Management Accounting profession in India has been recognised by the Institute of Cost & Works Accountants of India (ICWAI) which honoured him with a citation in October 2007.

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Mr. Ashwani Windlass
Director

Mr. Ashwani Windlass was part of the founding team at Max India, having served the Max Group in different capacities including as its Joint MD as well as MD, Hutchison Max Telecom from 1994 until 1998.

He has continued as a Board member of the Company ever since. He has been the Chairman, MGRM (Asia-Pac) and Vice Chairman, and the MD of Reliance Telecom.

He serves on leading advisory and statutory Boards, including Antara Senior Living Limited, Max Ventures Pvt. Ltd, MGRM Holdings Inc., USA, Vodafone India Ltd. and Hindustan Media Ventures Ltd. and Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University.

He holds degrees in B.Com (Gold Medal), Bachelor of Journalism and MBA.

Mr. Dinesh Kumar Mittal
Mr. Dinesh Kumar Mittal
Independent Director

Mr. D. K. Mittal is a former Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer from the batch of 1977 and has served the Government of India in various capacities, including Secretary, Department of Financial Services, Secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Additional Secretary, Department of Commerce.

Mr. Mittal has hands on experience in Infrastructure, International Trade, Urban Development, Renewable Energy, Agriculture Development and Micro-Credit, Corporate Governance, Banking, Insurance, Pension and Finance. He holds a Master’s degree in physics with specialisation in Electronics from the University of Allahabad, India.

Tara
Ms. Tara Singh Vachani
Director

The CEO and Managing Director of Antara Senior Living, Tara Singh Vachani holds a thorough understanding of senior living. She is driven by the passion to create an enriching and fulfilling lifestyle for seniors that is unique to India. Her knowledge is backed by over three years of extensive research of senior living communities in India and Internationally.

Before venturing into senior living, she worked with the Corporate Development team at the erstwhile consolidated Max India Ltd. She has also been actively engaged in philanthropy through her involvement with Max India Foundation, the CSR arm of the Max Group.

She has a diverse academic background and learning. She majored in Politics and South Asian studies at the National University of Singapore followed by courses in Strategy Management at the London School of Economics, and Hospitality Business Strategy and Management at Ecole hotelier de Lausanne, Switzerland.

Tara Singh Vachani is the youngest child of Mr. Analjit Singh, a well-known business leader and visionary. The idea of caring is close to her heart and Antara for her is the altruistic coming together of enterprise and the joy of doing something meaningful for the seniors of our country.

She is married to Sahil Vachani and lives in Delhi. In her free time, she likes to engage herself in theatre and cinema, reading, playing with her dogs and most of all, spending time with close family and friends.

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Mrs. Sharmila Tagore
Independent Director

Mrs. Sharmila Tagore is a highly experienced senior actress of the Indian Film Industry. She started her career in films in the year, 1957. She had won National Film Awards and Filmfare Awards for her various performances. The ministry of Culture and Communications of the Government of France had honoured her, in the year, 1999, by making her an “Officer de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres” ( Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters ).

Apart from acting, she has been and remains actively involved in social work both in India and abroad. She is UNICEF’s goodwill ambassador in the cause of HIV/AIDS, works for the corneally challenged at the Venu Eye Institute, and is a Board member of the PSB trust. She gives general support for socio-cultural and community projects, e.g. communal harmony and for “Katha”, and organization for under-privileged women and children that translates regional literature into English. In 2013, she was awarded Padma Bhushan by the Government of India.