Major General Sharma, AVSM, SM (Retd), Director (Research) and Head of Centre for Strategic Studies & Simulation at the United Service Institution of India. He specializes in strategic net assessment methodology, scenario building and strategic gaming. He has been a senior faculty member at the National Defense College, BGS of a Corps in the northeast, Principal Director at the Directorate of Net Assessment, HQ integrated Defense Staff, and Director at the Military Wing at the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee. Apart from this, he has been Defense Attache in Embassy of India in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan and as UN Military Observer in Central America. Besides four military awards he was conferred national award for nation building by the Confederation of Educational Excellence of India in 2017. He is chosen for the coveted REX Karamveer Global Fellow Award 2019 and has been a member of Academic Council of the NDC. He is an accomplished strategic analyst and regular contributor to seminars at national and international level.
Dr. Dykeman is a President & Vice-Chancellor of University Canada West since January 2019. Prior to this he was VP Academic. His career has been dedicated to brining quality business education to undeserved populations - with a strong emphasis on international education. Brock has taught in China and has travelled on university business to many countries. He has managed international partnership programs in China, India and the UK. He is also advisor for Bharat Centre of Canada
Dr. Das is a Vice Chancellor in Krishna KantaHandiqui State Open University, Guwahati. He is an eminent scholar, a Fulbright Fellow and an exponent of Open and Distance Learning (ODL) in Assam and other areas in India. He has published extensively in the areas like Russian Studies, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies and Open & Distance Learning. He actively participated in policy making as members of the Court, Academic Council and various statutory bodies of Guwahati University. He also acted as the co-investigator and local coordinator for India in the International Project on “OER Differentiation in Global South” jointly conducted by Brazil, South Africa, Indonesia, Malaysia, India and sponsored by IDRC, Canada. He has participated in various seminars and conferences in India and abroad, delivered key note addresses, acted as panelist/resource persons besides chairing various sessions and presenting papers in a number of national and international forums.
He is Career Diplomat. Served in different Eurasian Nations, was Indian Ambassador to Armenia, Georgia and Mongolia.
Margaret Osborne’s career has taken her through many fields, including the cosmetic industry, internet security, education and opticianry. She is the former director of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), member of Non-Commercial Users Constituency (ICANN), and was vice-president of the University College of the Cayman Islands. Also an entrepreneur, Margaret owns Realeye.ca, which builds strategies for new and established eye care professionals.
President and CEO ICICI Bank. Before joining ICICI Bank in North America, Mr. Goel was a core member of the transformational risk team at ICICI Bank UK PLC based in London, United Kingdom. Mr. Goel has also previously held a key position in the bank’s relationship team in New Delhi,India.Prior to joining ICICI Group, Mr. Goel worked on critical software and hardware automation projects with Indian Railways based in various cities in India. Mr. Goel graduated from Delhi University with Honours in Engineering and holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India.
Dr. Nivedita Das Kundu, (PhD) an academic with University teaching and think tank research experience. She completed her master's and doctoral studies from Jawahar Lal Nehru University, New Delhi and University of Helsinki., Finland. She did her post-doctoral study from Woodrow Willson Centre for Scholars, Washington DC. Her Ph.D and post-doctoral studies is in International Relations. She has authored two books and has been editor for seven books on International Relations. She has contributed research papers and articles to various research journals, websites and newspapers. She has published chapters in edited books. She has additional qualification on women, borders and migration studies from University of Hannover and Pushkin Institute, Russia. Her research expertise focuses on geopolitics, foreign policy, strategic dimensions of security. She has presented papers and delivered lectures in various countries in international conferences and forums. Her accolades include prestigious state award “Pushkin Medal.” She is also CWC (Chemical Weapons Convention) Coalition member and works on WMD issues and concerns and participates regularly in meetings at Organisation for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Hague. She is a board member and chair working group, Science for Peace, University of Toronto. She is a director of Canada-India project for research and innovation (CIPRI) .
Captain Alok Bansal is a naval officer with commissioned service, has participated in Indian peacekeeping operations, in Sri Lanka. He has been Directing Staff at the Defence Services Staff College. He has represented the Indian side in Indo-Australian and Indo-Malaysian strategic dialogues. He has written extensively for many Indian and international newspapers, websites and journals.He was a Director at India Foundation. He is the Executive Director of South Asian Institute for Strategic Affairs (SAISA). He has been the Executive Director of the National Maritime Foundation (NMF) and has worked with the Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) and Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS) earlier.He has authored a book titled “Balochistan in Turmoil:Pakistan at Cross Roadsand has co-edited several other books.
Group Captain (Retd.) AjeyLele is Senior Fellow in the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses and heads its Centre on Strategic Technologies. He started his professional career as an officer in the Indian Air Force and took early retirement from the service to pursue his academic interests. His specific areas of research include issues related to Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), Space Security and Strategic Technologies. He has contributed articles to various national and international journals, websites and newspapers. He has authored seven books and has also has been an editor for six books. He is a recipient of K. Subrahmanyam Award (2013) which is conferred for outstanding contribution in the area of strategic and security studies.
Dr. Kumar is an officer of the Civil Services,Joint Secretary with Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. She is an officer of Civil Services. She is a graduate of Delhi University and a post graduate from Carnegie Mellon University. She hold a PhD from Gujarat University. She has attended leadership programmes at RIPA, London and Cambridge UniversityShe has worked extensively on development of industry, public procurement and complex national defence programs. She has led high level delegations to several countries for collaborative international projects.Have contributed to policy making for enhancing competitiveness of industry; investment promotion, implementation and streamlining processes across organizations for greater efficiency and effectiveness. She also have a 360 degree view of defence financial management.Strives to work as a change agent for the benefit of people, organization and stakeholders they serve. Imbued with a researcher's orientation. She has an integrative approach to policy work rooted in empirical evidence. Shehas been part of high level delegations to several countries and have participated in collaborative international projects. Having traveled widely and studied and trained at diverse and renowned universities of the world.She has the ability to work with global multicultural and multidisciplinary teams.
Mr. V. Gopalakrishnan, had served as Policy Analyst on Space Law and Policy matters at Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)Head Quarter. Presently is Consultant with ISRO. He has published many Policy Briefs and articles on this subject of specialisation.
Dr. Das is a consultant, Vascular Surgery in AMRI Hospital. He is MBBS, MS General Surgery , MCh, Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery. He has published articles in research journals and chapters in Books on his subject of specialisations.
Mr. Sharma is a certified techno functional Specialist in business process and content management. He is senior consultant with Pegasystems. He has extensive experience in working in India, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Dubai, Canada and in US Markets. He is adjunct faculty for Bharat Centre of Canada.
Brig. Singh is Indian Armed forces veteran. He heads Veterans Association of Ontario.
Neeraj Pal, Barrister, Solicitor and Notary Public is the principal of Gretis Legal. Neeraj’s practice covers a range of civil litigation, including injury claims and commercial disputes, corporate commercial, and real estate closings. He assists clients his clients in contract negotiations and drafting, including business, technology, and employment agreements. Prior to pursuing his admission to the Ontario bar, Neeraj has worked as a legal and regulatory counsel for major corporations in India, such as Times Network, ESPN Star, Viacom, and Vodafone. During his legal career in India, Neeraj developed extensive experience in reviewing and drafting commercial agreements for the licensing and acquisition, purchase, sale, distribution and marketing of technology. Neeraj has done his LL.M. from King’s College London (UK) in technology regulations, comparative copyrights, and privacy laws.
Mr. Kumaran is a Director, India Tourism, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India , in New York
Mr. Kumaran is a Director, India Tourism, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India , in New York
Bala Menon is a journalist-artist-researcher-storyteller with a deep interest in history and anthropology. He began his career with India's premier English-language newspaper, “The Times of India”,in Mumbai, and then took up an assignment as Deputy Editor with Times of Oman, the national daily of the Sultanate of Oman in Muscat. He was later Deputy Editor at Gulf News, the largest-circulated English-language newspaper in the Middle East, published from Dubai. He has travelled widely in the Middle East and Europe and now works in a publishing house in Toronto, Canada.
Dr. Sharma is International Relations expert. University teacher and author. His specialization includes strategic and security studies and foreign policy. He has published extensively on his area of research. He is regular speaker in international conferences and forums.
Experienced foreign and security policy analyst working in the area of international political economy, international development, international relations and public policy. Author of the book "Emerging Powers, Development Cooperation and South-South Relations". International Political Economy, Foreign Aid, Emerging/Rising Powers, South-South Cooperation, Economic Diplomacy, Energy Security, Climate Change, Food Security and Public Health. AreaExpertise: South Asia, Latin America, China, BRICS, SAARC.
Dr. Gupta is a researcher and social scientist. She has experience in college teaching. She is author of a Book.
Mr. PulkeetMehra is social work expert with the experience of international NGO on social activities.