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Mr Analjit Singh is the Founder and Chairman Emeritus 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), senior living (Antara), speciality packaging (Max Speciality Films) and real estate (Max Estates). 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 private family owned 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 come in Florence , Italy. The Leeu Collection also includes a significant presence in wine and viticulture through Mullineux Leeu Family Wines; an active F&B portfolio of restaurants and partnerships with Ritu Dalmia, La Colombe in the Cape SA and the Alajmo Group in Italy. Art and Landscaping are also major pillars with a strong relationship with Everard Read, SA.
A self-made entrepreneur Mr Analjit Singh was awarded 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 a honorary doctorate by Amity University.
Professionally, he is the non-executive Chairman of Max Ventures and Industries, Vodafone India and a Director on the board of Sofina NV/SA, Belgium.
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. He also served as Chairman of the Doon School. Mr Analjit Singh is a member of the Prime Minister’s Indo UK CEO council. In past he has also served on the Prime Minister’s Indo US CEO council. Mr Analjit Singh has 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 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 serves as the Honorary Consul General of the Republic of San Marino in India from October 2007 till August 2018.
Mr. Rahul Khosla is a seasoned business leader with deep management experience, broad leadership skills and wide business perspectives, developed over a global career spanning more than 35 years. He is currently President, Max Group and Executive President, Max Financial Services. In addition, he is the Chairman of the Boards of Max India, Max Life Insurance and Max Healthcare. He also serves on the Boards of Max Bupa Health Insurance and Antara Senior Living.
As Group President, Mr. Khosla holds the highest executive position in the Max Group. He is responsible for group strategy, corporate governance, overall management of group capital, performance, human capital, partnerships, policies, brand, reputation and external representation, while deepening the Group’s framework of core values.
Till January 2016, Mr. Khosla was the Managing Director of the erstwhile consolidated Max India Limited. Under his leadership, the Max Group has delivered superior financial performance, significantly grown market capitalization, and concluded seminal corporate transactions. He also led the mega-restructuring of the erstwhile Max India into three new listed entities.
Mr. Khosla served as President, NatHealth, India’s leading multi-stakeholder platform for healthcare organizations in 2016, and as the Chairman of the FICCI Committee on Health Services in 2017. In addition, he serves on the Executive Board of the Indian School of Business (ISB), one of Asia’s top B-Schools.
Before joining Max, Mr. Khosla spent more than a decade in Singapore as the Group Head of Products at Visa Inc. for Asia Pacific, Central Europe, Middle East and Africa, following his role at Visa Inc. as Chief Operating Officer for the Asia Pacific region. He held several senior roles prior to that – as Country Head for ANZ Grindlays’ consumer banking businesses in India; Head of Retail Assets, Strategy, Finance and Legal at Bank of America; CFO for the American Express TRS businesses for India and South Asia, and as a Business Leader to help set up a pioneering in-house global processing facility for American Express.
He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, an Economics graduate from St. Stephens College, Delhi and completed his schooling at St. Xavier’s in Delhi.
Mr. Mohit Talwar is the Managing Director of Max Financial Services and Max India. In addition, he is the Vice Chairman of Max Ventures & Industries Limited (MVIL), Chairman of Max Speciality Films and serves on the Boards of Max Life Insurance, Max Healthcare, Max Bupa and Antara Senior Living.
Till January 2016, Mr. Talwar was the Deputy Managing Director of the erstwhile consolidated Max India Limited.In this role, Mr. Talwar led on multiple fronts including effective shareholder alignment – especially with Max Group’s valued joint venture partners, progressing new business opportunities – both organically and inorganically, ensuring appropriate funding arrangements for the Group, optimising capital management and treasury, managing investor and analyst relations and advising management and shareholders on capital market implications.
In his tenure with the Max Group, he has 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 Company’s operations. He spearheaded the setting up of Max Bupa Health Insurance, the Health Insurance Joint Venture of Max India with Bupa.
In addition, he is also responsible for driving synergies across the Max Group and has played a central role in executing key transactions across Group companies. Mr. Talwar has a wealth of experience in Corporate Finance and Investment Banking, and spent 24 years in Wholesale Banking in Standard Chartered, ANZ Grindlays and Bank of Nova Scotia.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.