Arvind Thakur is the Vice Chairman and Managing Director at NIIT Technologies Ltd, a global IT solutions and business services organization which he has led to be among the top IT Services providers from the country. In 2012 he was conferred the prestigious global Gold Stevie award as Executive of the Year in the Computer Services category.
Mr Thakur serves as Chairman on the board of Esri India Technologies Ltd, Incessant Technologies Ltd & NIIT Smart Serve Ltd. He also serves on the Board of Management of NIIT University, a not for profit institution.
Mr Thakur is an elected member of NASSCOM Executive Council where he served as a member of IT Services Council and Chairman, Domestic Council. Currently he Chairs the Finance & Investment Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee. He also serves on the Indo-Spanish CEO Forum anchored by FICCI and Co-Chairs the CII National Committee on IPR.
Mr. Thakur graduated in engineering from IIT, Kharagpur where he received the Institute Silver medal. Thereafter he pursued Post Graduation in Industrial Engineering from NITIE, Mumbai.
Mr. Mehta is Chairman & Managing Director of Pinnacle Industries Ltd, Pithampur, Madhya Pradesh. Pinnacle is India’s largest commercial vehicle seating and Interiors Company. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science & Economics - Depauw University, USA and MBA in Finance & International Business - University of Chicago, USA.
Mr. Sudhir Mehta is a serial entrepreneur who has started and successfully led several ventures. The group employs over 3000 people in India, Israel, Spain and USA. He is also the Past Chairman of CII Western Region.
Mr. Mehta is also:
Director, Force Motors Ltd, Pune - Force is a leading automobile company, with expertise in design, development and manufacture of the full spectrum of automotive components, aggregates and vehicles for the last 60 years. Its range includes Small Commercial Vehicles, Multi-Utility Vehicles (MUV), Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV), Sports Utility Vehicles (SUV) and Agricultural Tractors.
Director, Rivulis Irrigation Ltd. Israel - Rivulis is one of the leading drip and micro irrigation manufacturers worldwide. With 11 factories in 20 countries, it has a global distribution network of over 1,000 dealers and OEM partners. The company has its India factory in Gujarat.
Director, Kider India Pvt. Ltd, Pune - Kider is India’s largest manufacturer of store fittings.
Vice Chairman, Indaux India, Pune - Indaux is a joint venture with Indaux Spain for furniture fittings.
Director, VDL Pinnacle Engineering, Pune –Is a joint venture company with VDL Groep of Netherlands to provide specialised engineering services for the production automation Industry worldwide.
Director, CB VAT Israel , India . Reclaiming International VAT.
Managing Director of Man Force Trucks from 2004 to 2011. Successfully set up a medium and heavy truck plant in collaboration with MAN Germany with a capacity of 24,000 trucks annually. Setup a nationwide network of Sales & Service dealers in India with exports to over 20 countries.
Mr. Mehta is on the Board of Management of Ajeenkya D Y Patil University and Member of Indian Angels Network which is India’s largest network of angel investors. He is also on the South Asia Board of the Young Presidents Organisation (YPO) . Advisory Council of IIT Gandhinagar Research Park & Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre.
He is also involved in social activities in his capacity as:
Secretary, (BMVSS), Indore Largest Artificial Limbs NGO in the world. Rehabilitated more than 1.3 million amputees and polio patients by fitting / providing artificial limbs (Jaipur Foot variations), calipers, and other aids and appliances free of cost, in 26 countries across the world.
Partner - Global Research Innovation & Technology-NGO (GRIT ) - Boston - USA / India – NGO making the Leveraged Freedom Chair (LFC) - Joint activity between Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) & Pinnacle. Enables people with disabilities in developing countries to get access to mobility.