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.

Mrs. Tara Singh Vachani
VICE-CHAIR

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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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.

Mrs. Bhawna Agarwal
Independent Director

She is an award-winning Digital leader & an entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in leading media houses, Internet companies & start-ups in India. She has held several leadership & founding roles at platforms like NDTV gadgets, Yatra.com, Seventymm & Times Internet where she successfully incubated new businesses, led the scale up and built high performance teams. In her most recent role, she was the CEO of NDTV Gadgets where she led the company to become the #1 digital tech platform in India. She is currently part of the senior leadership team of HPE driving Growth & Transformation. She is responsible for developing the growth strategy for India to enhance the overall portfolio delivering growth in new and existing Growth market segments in India.

 

She is very active across the start-up ecosystem in India & is a member of various forums, where she is involved in mentoring digital start-ups & nurturing entrepreneurship. In addition to mentoring, she is also on the advisory board of a few ventures helping drive strategy for growth. She is an organization builder & a strong leader, known for starting up & scaling businesses through vision, intuition, technology & user-experience know-how.

 

Bhawna is an alum of Harvard Business School. She was recognized as one of Asia’s Greatest CEO in 2017 by AsiaOne Magazine; Top 50 most Innovative Leaders of 2017; Exceptional Women of Excellence in 2018; Global CIO 200 Leadership Award 2018 & Top CEO Leadership with HR Orientation in 2019

Mr. Mohit Talwar
Non-Executive Director
Mr. Niten Malhan
Independent Director of Max India

Niten Malhan is the founder and managing partner of New Mark Advisors LLP. Prior to founding New Mark Advisors LLP in April 2018, he was the managing director and co-head of India at Warburg Pincus India Private Limited (“Warburg Pincus”), a global private equity firm.

Niten joined Warburg Pincus in 2001 and became a partner at the firm in 2007. In 2012, he was appointed the co-head of the India business, co-leading a team of 15 investment professionals and a portfolio of over $3 billion in value. Between 2012 and 2017,Niten was also a member of the global executive management group of the firm, a group of senior partners who lead different offices and industry groups at Warburg Pincus.

Prior to joining Warburg Pincus, he worked as director of business development at Stratum 8, a Silicon Valley technology start-up company. Before that, he was an engagement manager at McKinsey & Company, and worked in the India, South East Asia and Boston offices of the firm.

Niten has served as member of the board of directors of several investee companies including Alliance Tire Company, AVTEC, Cleanmax Solar, DB Corp, Diligent Power Private Limited, Embassy Industrial Parks, Havells India Limited, Laurus Labs, Lemon Tree Hotels, Metropolis Healthcare Limited and Sintex Industries Limited.

He currently serves as an Independent Director on the boards of Max Ventures and Industries Limited, Lemon Tree Hotels, and Fleur Hotels Private Limited. Niten has also served as the vice-chairman of the Indian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association and is a Founder and Trustee of Plaksha University.

Niten studied Computer Science & Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, and completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

Mr. Pradeep Pant
Independent Director

Mr. Pradeep Pant is a highly experienced business leader, involved in consulting, education and with an experience of about 37 years in the FMCG industry. An expert in building businesses in both mature and emerging markets, he has a deep understanding of market dynamics and cultural diversity. He has managed a wide range of iconic brands across Asia and the Middle East.

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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.