National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People

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Mr. Som Mittal

Mr. Mittal, is the former Chairman and President of NASSCOM, the premier trade body for the IT-BPM Industry in India. Mr. Mittal has forty plus years of global experience across diverse industries and has an established track record of scaling up and building lasting organizations by creating high performance leadership teams, known for strong integrity and balanced focus on customers and people. Mr. Mittal is also closely associated with the social sector and education, including many universities, corporate entities and NGO’s and is the former Chairperson of National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP). He is also on the Board of Apollo Hospitals. Mr. Mittal served as a member of the Prime Minister’s Committee on National e-Governance and was the Chairman of the Advisory Council to develop the IT Vision for Indian Railways. He is an alumnus of IIT Kanpur and IIM Ahmedabad.

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Mr. A.S. Narayanan

Mr. Narayanan has been working with the deaf community for the past 25 years. He is the Secretary of National Association of the Deaf, India. He is actively involved in the setting up and functioning of Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre. Currently, he is leading the campaign for the recognition of Indian Sign Language as one of the official languages of India, issuance of driving licenses for deaf people, and captioning on TV, among other issues.

Mr. Arun Seth

Board member, Narayana Health and Jubilant Pharmova  Mr Arun Seth took early retirement from his corporate career to focus on bringing the benefits of IT/Telecom to real world businesses in energy, health, fintech, medtech, education, hospitality etc. via a vibrant innovative entrepreneurial eco system and a focus on giving back to society. He had been very active with Govt and Regulators on shaping Telecoms Policy and IT policy being an elected member of Nasscom for more than a decade. Currently an independent Director on FMRT, IITK and on the board of listed cos Jubilant Pharmova Ltd, Jubilant Ingrevia Ltd, Narayana Hrudalaya. An alumnus of IIT Kanpur and IIM Calcutta – he has worked in senior commercial positions in the BT, HCL, Usha Martin and the UB Group, in the last 40+ years.

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Major General Ian Cardozo

A decorated war veteran, Major General Cardozo became the first officer with a disability in the Indian Army to be approved for command of an infantry battalion and brigade, after losing a leg during the battle of Sylhet in Bangladesh. He was also the first officer of the Indian Army to be awarded the Sena Medal for gallantry on a patrol in the erstwhile North-East Frontier Agency (NEFA) in 1960. Major General Cardozo has been part of the Sino-Indian war of 1962, and the Indo-Pak wars of 1965 and 1971. After retirement as Chief of Staff of a Corps in the North East of India, he worked as Vice President of the War Wounded Foundation and was later appointed as the Chairman of the Rehabilitation Council of India. His books ‘Param Vir’, and ‘The Sinking of INS Khukri’ have been widely acclaimed.

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Ms. Kanchan Pamnani

Ms. Pamnani is a Solicitor practicing mainly in the Bombay High Court in the field of Corporate, Testamentary, Property and Disability law. A graduate in Commerce from Sydenham College and a postgraduate in law from the University of Bombay, Ms. Pamnani has completed two courses from the World Intellectual Property Organisation, Geneva and a course in Arbitration from the Indian Merchant’s Chamber and a diploma in Intellectual Property Law from the University of Bombay. She has passed the examination of the Bombay Incorporated Law Society and additionally the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test from the Law Society, England.

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Mr. Pradeep Gupta

Pradeep Gupta is the Chairman of the CyberMedia Group, the specialty media house, with brands like Dataquest, PCQuest, Voice&Data, DARE, CIOL, Global Services, etc. He was conferred the “National Entrepreneurship Award as the Best Mentor” by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India. Pradeep is the Chief Mentor of Electropreneur Park, Delhi & Bhubaneshwar. Pradeep is an Angel investor and has mentored over 250 start-ups. He is the co-founder of Indian Angel Network, Asia’s largest angel network. He is also the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni award of IIT Delhi and IIM Calcutta and the Helen Keller award for working in the disability sector. He is currently the Chairperson of NCPEDP’s Board of Trustees.

Mr. Rakesh Jinsi

Mr. Rakesh Jinsi

Mr. Jinsi has held leadership positions with organisations such as Eicher, Hero Motors, Chase Manhattan, Force Motors, Tata Trucks, New Holland Fiat Tractors, SOS Children’s Villages and School Of Inspired Leadership. He has been a member of National level bodies such as National Human Rights Commission, National Skill Development Corporation and Voluntary Action Network of India(VANI),the apex body of the NGO sector. He has also been an advisor to the Boards of few organisations including the CMD of Hero Cycles. He currently serves as the President (Chairperson) Of the Board of SOS Children’s Villages of India, as a member of the International Senate SOS Children’s Villages International Austria, as an Independent Director on the board of Fairfield Asia(a part of the Dana group), as a Chairperson of Khushboo Welfare Society, as a Trustee of Ahvaan Trust and Member Advisory Board with Leadership Et’ Humanite’.

He is also an empanelled Coach/Mentor for senior level executives and also works with small and medium size organisations, helping them to scale up their business. In the past he has been on the boards of many large organisations viz Schaeffler India Ltd,Minda Automotive Solutions, Hero Motors, Hero Cycles, Munjal Hospitality and Inspired Leadership Gurukul.