Mr. Jaxay Shah is the Chairman of the ASSOCHAM Western Region Development Council. He is also the Founder and Chief Managing Director of the Savvy Group of Companies, a professional construction conglomerate that he established in 1996. Furthermore, he is the former Chairman of theConfederation of Real Estate Developers’ Association of India (CREDAI), the apex body of private Real Estate developers in India, representing 11,940 developers through 23 states and 204 city chapters.
Under his leadership, CREDAI joined the ‘National Mission of Housing for All’ by launching more than 375 Affordable Housing Projects comprising 250,000 units by CREDAI member developers across the country. He played a key role in CREDAI’s Skill Development program, which now trains more than 1,00,000 construction workers every year. He was also involved in the CREDAI Clean City Mission which focused on a pan-India vision for Solid State Management. He was instrumental in establishing CREDAI Women and Youth Wing as an endeavour toward gender equality in real estate.
Mr. Jaxay Shah stands as an Advisor and Mentor at the PharmEasy Accelerator Program, which offers 1 lakh+ medicine and health products across various categories across the country. He is also a Promotional Director of Kensville Golf and Country Club as well as Savvy Swaraaj Sports Academy, and a trustee of LAA (LD College of Engineering Alumni Association) as well as JYOT (NGO).
He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Geo-technology and Foundation Engineering from L.D. College of Engineering, Gujarat University.
He is also an environment and sustainability crusader and is working towards eco-friendly construction through renewable technology for a better planet.
He represents QCI on the Board of Directors of ONDC with other luminaries like, Dr RS Sharma, CEO, NHA; Sh. Anil Agrawal, Additional Secretary, DPIIT and Sh. Adil Zainulbhai, Chairman, Capacity Building Commission, which is also guided by an Advisory Council chaired by Hon’ble Commerce & Industry Minister Sh. Piyush Goyal and joined by members such as Sh. Nandan Nilekani, Ms. Anjali Bansal and Sh. Arvind Gupta.
Dr R P Singh
SECRETARY GENERAL, QCI
Dr. Ravi P. Singh is the 4th Secretary General of Quality Council of India an independent organization under Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Government of India. He heads the organization which has the mandate to improve the quality of products, processes and services in sectors like education, healthcare, skills training, manufacturing etc.
Prior to being appointed as Secretary General by the Government of India, Dr. Singh served IGNOU as the Director of Regional Services Division and then as the Senior Regional Director in Delhi.
Dr. Singh was formerly the founder Vice Chancellor of Sharda University at Greater Noida. He joined this position on leave from Punjab Technical University where he continued as Dean from 2003-2009.
Dr. Singh started his career as an Assistant Director in All India Council for Technical Education in 1996 and continued as Deputy Director till 2003. He held various important positions like Regional Officer of the Northern Regional Office at Kanpur during 1996-1999 and later as the regional Officer of Eastern Regional Office at Kolkata during 2000-2001. He has been an academic administrator since 1996 and has made exceptional contributions in policy planning, accreditation, use of ICT in classroom learning, flexible credit based system implementation, research and development.
Ever since joining QCI, Dr. Singh has initiated various innovative schemes and projects for quality intervention at grassroots level. Under his leadership, QCI is presently involved in Zero Defect, Zero Effect Maturity Model implementation in manufacturing as well as Competence Certification of Yoga Professionals around the world. Dr. Singh is known for his frank ideas and writes regularly in magazines and journals. He sits on various Boards and Committees in Government as well as Industry and travels extensively in India and abroad
Born in Varanasi, Dr. Singh completed his Bachelors and Masters in Physics from Banaras Hindu University. He was the Gold Medal winner at Masters level in Physics and pursued his Ph.D and Post-doctoral work in Condensed Matter from University of Western Ontario, Canada during 1989-1995.
Padma Shri Prof. Subbanna Ayyappan,
Prof. S. Ayyappan Chancellor, Central Agricultural University, Imphal;
Chairman, Karnataka Science & Technology Academy, Bengaluru; and
Adjunct Professor, NIAS, Bengaluru
Former Secretary, DARE, Govt. of India&Director General, ICAR, New Delhi;President, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, New Delhi
Born in Alakere, Karnataka, India on 10 December, 1955; Educated at National High School, Bangalore, 1967-70; National College, Bangalore, 1971; College of Fisheries, Mangalore, UAS, Bangalore, 1971-77; Ph.D. Bangalore University, 1988.
Scientist, Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore, 1978-84; Senior Scientist and Principal Scientist, 1984-95; Director, Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar,1996-2000; Director, Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai, 2000-2002; Deputy Director General (Fisheries), ICAR, New Delhi, 2002-09;Founder Chief Executive, National Fisheries Development Board, Hyderabad, 2006-08; Secretary to Government of India, Department of Agricultural Research & Education (DARE) and Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi, 2010-16.Also served as Member of Governing Boards of several FAO and CGIAR Institutes.
Specific Research areas include Fisheries, Freshwater Aquaculture and Aquatic Microbiology; Fellow of several National Academies and Societies, including National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) and National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI); Conferred D.Sc. (honoris causa) by 15 Universities and over 30 awards; Recipient of Padma Shri, 2022 and Karnataka Rajyotsava Award, 2013.
Chairing several national and international Committees, Prof. Ayyappan has also represented the country in important international fora.His visits toover 40 countries have developed a deep understanding and widened the horizon of his vision of Food & Agriculture, Education and Rural development, especially in the Developing countries.
Mr. N Venkateswaran,
Mr. N Venkateswaran has completed Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) from Madurai Kamaraj University and Master of Science (M.S.) in Quality Management from BITS Pilani.
Mr. Venkateswaran has about 25 years of working experience with 9 years in Industry and 16 years in NABL.
Mr. Venkateswaran is a member of many international committees like ISO WG 44, ISO WG 56, ISO WG 57, ISO TC 212 etc. He is also member of APAC PT Committee, Technical Committee etc in APAC Region and member of ILAC Accreditation Committee, Arrangement Committee, Laboratory Committee etc in ILAC Region.
Mr. Venkateswaran is a well renowned faculty for ISO/IEC 17011, ISO/IEC 17025, ISO/IEC 17043 and ISO/IEC 17034 standards in India and have done number of training programs on the same.
Mr. Venkateswaran has initiated the concept of Laboratory Conclave and PTP / RMP Conclave in India.
Mr. Venkateswaran has conducted number of NABL Audits as Lead Assessor. He is an APAC Evaluator and participated in evaluation of Accreditation Bodies in other economies.
Mr. Venkateswaran has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) from 31 May 2019.