Mr. Analjit Singh is the Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Max Group, and Chairman of Max Ventures & Industries and Antara Senior Living. As Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Mr. Analjit Singh provides guidance and vision to the Group and its executive management.
An industry statesman, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan, one of India’s top civilian honours in 2011.He is also the Chairman of Vodafone India, and is on the Board of Tata Global Beverages and Sofina NV/SA, Belgium. He has significant interests in real estate in India and lifestyle related ventures in the Western Cape, South Africa, pertaining to viticulture, wine making and hospitality.
Mr. Analjit Singh is a member of the Founder Executive Board of the Indian School of Business (ISB), India’s top ranked B-School, and has served as Chairman of Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee – India’s most prestigious engineering college.He was awarded the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Service Category) in 2012 and the US India Business Council Leadership Award in 2013.
In 2014, he was awarded with Spain’s second highest civilian honour, the Knight Commander of the Order of Queen Isabella. He is an alumnus of Doon School and Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), Delhi University, and holds an MBA from Boston University.
In 2015, he was conferred the Degree of Honorary Doctorate by Amity University in recognition of his unique achievements in the fields of business, governance and education. He also serves as the Honorary Consul General of the Republic of San Marino in India.
Ms. Naina Lal Kidwai is Chairman, Max Financial Services and Senior Advisor, Advent Private Equity. She is also a Non-Executive Director on the boards of Nestle SA and CIPLA Ltd and has been Past President of FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry). She retired on December 2015 as Executive Director on the board of HSBC Asia Pacific and Chairman HSBC India. She is Chairman of the Harvard Business School, South Asia Board.
An MBA from Harvard Business School, she makes a regular appearance on listings by Fortune since 2002 and others of international women in business. She has received many awards and honours in India and was awarded the Padma Shri, for her contribution to Trade & Industry, from the Government of India in 2007. She has edited two books Contemporary Banking in India and 30 Women in Power : Their Voices, Their Stories.
Her interest in Water and the environment and empowerment of women are reflected in her board positions of not-for-profit institutions like Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation, The Energy Resources Institute, International Advisory Council of the Inquiry of United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), Commissioner for the Global Commission on Economy & Climate, Chair of FICCI’s Water Mission and FICCI’s Inclusive Governance Council and Chair of the India Sanitation Coalition.
She is one of India’s representatives on the BRICs Business Council and India Malaysia CEO Forum, and is on the Governing Boards of the National Council of Applied Economic Research and ICRIER and also a member of Rajasthan Chief Minister’s Advisory Council. She has been a member of the Government of India’s Industry Task Force, the Prime Minister’s Trade and Industry Council, the National Manufacturing Council, the National Trade Council, and on the Working Group on Banking, Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission and the National Institute of Bank Management.
Mr. Mohit Talwar is the Managing Director of Max Financial Services and Max India. In addition, he is the Vice Chairman of Max Ventures & Industries Limited (MVIL), Chairman of Max Speciality Films and serves on the Boards of Max Life Insurance, Max Healthcare, Max Bupa and Antara Senior Living.
Till January 2016, Mr. Talwar was the Deputy Managing Director of the erstwhile consolidated Max India Limited.In this role, Mr. Talwar led on multiple fronts including effective shareholder alignment – especially with Max Group’s valued joint venture partners, progressing new business opportunities – both organically and inorganically, ensuring appropriate funding arrangements for the Group, optimising capital management and treasury, managing investor and analyst relations and advising management and shareholders on capital market implications.
In his tenure with the Max Group, he has successfully leveraged his strong relationships with institutional investors, hedge funds, banks and private equity firms, and led several complex corporate finance and financial structuring deals to ensure adequate investment and liquidity for the Company’s operations.He spearheaded the setting up of Max Bupa Health Insurance, the Health Insurance Joint Venture of Max India with Bupa.
In addition, he is also responsible for driving synergies across the Max Group and has played a central role in executing key transactions across Group companies. Mr. Talwar has a wealth of experience in Corporate Finance and Investment Banking, and spent 24 years in Wholesale Banking in Standard Chartered, ANZ Grindlays and Bank of Nova Scotia.
Mr. Aman Mehta retired as CEO of HSBC Asia Pacific in Jan 2004, after a global career of 35 years, and returned to India on permanent resettlement. He serves as an Independent, Non-Executive Director on the boards of numerous public companies and institutions in India as well as overseas.
Mr. Ashwani Windlass was part of the founding team at Max India, having served the Max Group in different capacities including as its Joint MD as well as MD, Hutchison Max Telecom from 1994 until 1998.
He has continued as a Board member of the Company ever since. He has been the Chairman, MGRM (Asia-Pac) and Vice Chairman, and the MD of Reliance Telecom.
He serves on leading advisory and statutory Boards, including Antara Senior Living Limited, Max Ventures Pvt. Ltd, MGRM Holdings Inc., USA, Vodafone India Ltd. and Hindustan Media Ventures Ltd. and Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University.
He holds degrees in B.Com (Gold Medal), Bachelor of Journalism and MBA.
Mr. D. K. Mittal is a former Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer from the batch of 1977 and has served the Government of India in various capacities, including Secretary, Department of Financial Services, Secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Additional Secretary, Department of Commerce.
Mr. Mittal has hands on experience in Infrastructure, International Trade, Urban Development, Renewable Energy, Agriculture Development and Micro-Credit, Corporate Governance, Banking, Insurance, Pension and Finance. He holds a Master’s degree in physics with specialisation in Electronics from the University of Allahabad, India.
Mr. Rajesh Khanna is the founder and CEO of Arka Capital Advisors Pvt. Ltd, and is an investor in various companies. He is a Director on the Board of Max Life Insurance Company Ltd.
Mr. Khanna is a member of the Equity Investment Committee of Piramal Fund Management Pvt. Ltd and is a member of the Advisory Board of Kae Capital.
Previously, he served as a Managing Director and India Head of Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm, and was a member of its global Executive Management Group.
He received an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and is a Chartered Accountant.
Mr. Sanjay Nayar (Mumbai) is a Member and CEO of KKR India. He is also a member of the Asia Portfolio Management Committee.
He is on the board of KKR’s portfolio companies Alliance Tire Group, Bharti Infratel, Magma Financial Services, Dalmia Bharat Cement, and Coffee Day Holdings, and has had significant involvement with KKR’s investment in Apollo Hospitals and Avantha. He also supports expanding the range of KKR’s credit and capital markets offerings across the region.
Prior to joining KKR, he served as CEO of Citigroup’s Indian and South Asian operations and as a member of Citigroup’s Management Committee and Asia Executive Operating Committee. He also serves on the Committee of the Reserve Bank of India tasked with building a Centre for Advanced Financial Learning (CAFL).
Currently, He is on the board of Habitat for Humanity, Pratham and Grameen Capital, and is a founding member of the Brookings Foundation, India. He was recently appointed to the Board of Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA), and serves as the Chairman of the Indian Private Venture Capital Association. In addition, he is also on the Board of the Indian School of Business (ISB).