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Mr. Ravi Vira Gupta, Chairman

Mr. Ravi Vira Gupta served as an IAS officer and joined the Indian Administrative Services in 1962. He served in key positions at various levels in the Government of Madhya Pradesh and the Government of India and also served as the Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India for three years. Actively associated with institutions promoting education and culture, Mr. Gupta has been the key member of many educational committees over the years. As the Chairman of DPS, GBN he has steered DPS, GBN on the path of growth and success.

Mr. Arvind Varma, Vice Chairman

Mr. Arvind Varma began his illustrious career in 1963 as an officer of the Indian Administrative Service and superannuated on Oct 31, 2000. His career path saw him hold offices as Collector & District Magistrate, Divisional Commissioner and Secretary/Principal Secretary to the Uttar Pradesh in various departments. He also served as Joint Secretary in Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Special Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs and Secretary in the Ministries/Departments of Coal, Personnel, Mines and Chemicals & Petrochemicals. After superannuation, he had served as the Chairman of various Committees and Task Forces set up by the Government of India. Over the past few years he has been associated with the non-alcoholic beverage industry.

Dr. Deepak Nayyar, Member

Dr Deepak Nayyar is a Professor of Economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has taught at the University of Oxford, the University of Sussex, the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM-C), and the New School for Social Research, New York. He was Vice Chancellor of the University of Delhi from 2000 to 2005.

He served in the Indian Administrative Service and has held the position of Economic Adviser in the Ministry of Commerce. Later, he was Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India and Secretary in the Ministry of Finance. He has published more than 50 papers in academic journals. He is the author, co-author or editor of 12 books on Finance and Economy.

Mr. Vineet Nayyar, Pro Vice – Chairperson

Mr. Vineet Nayyar is the Former Executive Vice Chairman of Tech Mahindra.’ An accomplished leader, Mr. Nayyar has led several organizations across industries creating high performing teams and successful businesses. He has a rich and varied experience having worked with the government, International Multilateral Agencies and the Corporate Sector both Public and Private that spans over 50 years. Mr. Nayyar holds a Master’s degree in Development Economics from Williams College , Massachusetts and started his career with the Indian Administrative Service in 1961.While in the Government , he held series of senior positions including that of a District Magistrate, Secretary, Agriculture & Rural Development, Government of Haryana and Director Department of Economic Affairs, Government of India. Mr. Nayyar worked with The World Bank for over 10 years in a series of senior assignments , including successively being the chief for the Energy , Infrastructure and the Finance Divisions for East Asia and Pacific. . He was awarded the Ernst and Young ‘Entrepreneur of the Year [Manager]’ for the Year 2013. He was also featured as one of the Top 20 Best Indian CEOs awarded by Business Today in 2015.

Mrs. Reva Nayyar, Member

Mrs. Reva Nayyar is Member of the School Managing Committee and an IAS officer of 1968 batch from Haryana cadre. For more than three decades she has been closely engaged in Public administration and Human resource management at the center and state government levels. During her stint in 2004-06, as the secretary to the Government of India- Ministry of Woman & Child Development she was instrumental in the implementation of women-children centric legislations like the Domestic Violence Act 2005, Commission for protection of Child Rights Act 2005 and the National Plan of Action for Children 2005. She is presently on the boards of a number of key organizations. She is also chairperson of Bal Sahyog, appointed in November 2010 by Prime Minister of India Dr. Man Mohan Singh.

Mr. S. K. Misra, Member

Mr. SK Misra has served as an IAS officer and his distinguished career as an administrator began in 1968. He has held key administrative positions over the past 4 decades in the States of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and the Government of India. He has held the offices of Joint Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Cabinet Secretariat and Additional Secretary, Ministry of Defence. He has served as the Chief Secretary to Government of Chhattisgarh, the Chairman, State Electricity Regulatory Commission and the Advisor to the State Finance Commission. Presently he is the Chairman of Tehsil and Block Reorganization Commission of the Chhattisgarh. He is a Queen Elizabeth Fellow in Oxford University, UK (1989-90).

Ms. Vineeta Nayyar, Member

An educationist, Ms Nayyar, is the Managing Director and a School Governor of Victory Heights Primary School in Dubai. She is the Director of The Wonder Years Nursery, Dubai as well. Before establishing herself as a visionary educationist, she worked as a corporate lawyer. Her first employment was as a solicitor with CMS Cameron McKenna, London. She later joined the Berkshire Hathaway group in Switzerland as Senior Contract Manager. Ms Vineeta has been educated in the United Kingdom. She holds a BA (Hons) in Economics and an MA from the University of Bristol, as well as her post-graduate legal qualifications (CPE and LPC) from the College of Law, London.

Mr Sudhir Kumar, Member

Mr Kumar joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1978 and during her tenure, he worked at different positions in the state of Uttar Pradesh as well as under the Government of India. He superannuated as Secretary, Govt of India in the year 2015. He is known for his expertise in policy formulation and implementation in Food Sector (Food Security and Management), Social Sector (Child Rights, Child Protection and Adoption), and Education and Renewable Energy.

Dr. Sudipta Ghose, Member

Dr Sudipta Ghose, M.Sc. (Physics), M.Ed., Ph.D. is Associate Professor in the Department of Education, SPM College (Delhi University). She has been Visiting Professor in the Department of Education in Utica College, Utica, New York State, USA. She also has a Masters in International Protection of Human Rights from Utica College. Her specializations lie in the areas of Science Education; Cognition and Learning; Gender; Human Rights; and Special Education. She has presented papers in conferences held in London, Nicosia (Cyprus), Thessaloniki (Greece) and at various places in India. She has worked as Consultant on various Government sponsored projects related to education. She has also delivered talks and conducted workshops for various schools in India. She has publications in National and International journals.

Mr. Shivanand, Member

Mr. Shivanand is an accomplished Leader who, for many years, has proved his mettle in the Corporate Sector. With over 3+ decades of experience across diverse industries in the Public Sector Undertaking, Joint Venture Company of the Government of India and the Private Sector, he is known for his sharp business acumen and people management skills. He was formerly associated with Tech Mahindra Ltd as the Global Procurement and Infrastructure Head and is presently serving as the Director of Mahindra Educational Institutions. During his 12 years of association with Tech Mahindra, he was one of the dynamic Game Changers and effectively spearheaded numerous consolidation and cost optimization drives on a global-scale, instrumental in creating large Campuses across the Country. He also served as Director in Tech Mahindra BPO Ltd and Satyam Venture Engineering Services Pvt Ltd. Prior to Tech Mahindra, he has served in Petronet LNG Ltd as the General Manager (Commercial & Marketing), Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India) and the GAIL (India) Ltd. During his association with PLL, DGH and GAIL, he was an active Member of various Steering Committees/Working Groups/Task Forces and was leading large commercial and contractual negotiations. Mr. Shivanand holds an MBA Degree with specialization in Marketing, Master’s Degree in Public Administration and PG Diploma in Industrial Relations & Personnel Management."

Ms. Indira Kohli, Director

Indira Kohli is a renowned educationist and institution builder with 30 years of experience in school management, curriculum development and teaching. Her expertise lies in developing curriculum to accommodate different learning styles & maximizing students’ comprehension skills. She has been recognized for her proficiency in developing all aspects of a ‘start up school’ including facilities, infrastructure, staffing, welfare, discipline, policy, regulatory development and implementation. She is the Director of Delhi Public School, Gautam Buddh Nagar. Prior to taking over as the Director, she served as the Founder Principal of the school. Over the span of eight years she successfully established the school as a leading centre of learning as per the standards of Delhi Public Schools.

Ms. Supriti Chauhan, Principal

Supriti Chauhan's passion and enthusiasm for education leads to an innovative and dynamic approach towards teaching-learning process and effective leadership. She comes with a diverse background, rich in experience and administrative skills, having worked with some of the finest Schools across the country spanning over 22 years.

Her consistent and creative leadership is exemplary in adopting technology and 21st-century skills in building strong academic foundations. She is extremely data-driven and believes in the power of data to examine impediments and improve progress in all spheres of school functioning. She is determined towards school ‘turn-arounds’ and turning challenges into exemplary success stories.

She is an M.Sc. B.ed with advanced validations for teacher and leadership trainings from IECS, British Council India, NPTEL- IIT Madras, Institute of Psychotherapy and Management Sciences, Global Career Counselling Certification from UCLA, Quality Council of India (NABET) – School Academic and Audit Assessor Certification. She has been associated with the British Council as a Training Consultant for 21st-century core Skills and a British Council School Ambassador since 2013.

She enjoys helping people move forward, striking a ‘Work-Life’ balance in their professional journey and their personal lives.