Jury Chair:

  • Kunwar Vikram Singh – Chairman, Central Association of Private Security Industry (CAPSI)

Jury Members:

  • Dr. Annurag Batra – Chairman & Editor in Chief, Exchange4Media, Businessworld
  • Tapan Chakraborty – Advisor, ISSPA
  • Paul Devassy – Regional Vice President, ASIS International
  • Anil Dhawan – Co Chairman of Homeland Security and Disaster Management Committee- ASSOCHAM
  • Veena Gupta – Founder-President, WESS
  • Sanjay Kaushik – ARVP, ASIS International
  • Dr. Rajiv Mathur – Regional Advisor – Asia, OSPAs
  • R. Nandkumar – Founder-President, ESA of India
  • Sanjeev Sehgal – Chairman, Security Promotion Group of India
  • Balwant Singh – Founding Member, SAW GACS
  • Captain S.B.Tyagi – Chief Councillor, ICISSM
  • Shiv Charan Yadav – President, APSA

Annurag Batra

Anurag Batra

Mr. Annurag Batra is a serial entrepreneur, media mogul, a journalist and an eternal optimist rolled into one. He is a B. Tech in Computer Sciences, a degree, which he acquired before joining Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon, one of India’s leading Business Schools. He is a first generation entrepreneur and currently the Chairman of BW Businessworld- the iconic 36 year old business media and magazine brand. Since taking over BW Businessworld, Mr. Batra has expanded the media organization into digital, events and BW communities and has taken into its fold www.digitalmarket.asia, Asia a leading website on digital marketing, www.everythingexperiential.com India’s leading experiential marketing website and launched BW hotelier in partnership with hotelier international. He has launched several other communities, which cater to niche audiences in different sectors, under the BW Umbrella. At present, Mr. Batra is building the BW Businessworld business aggressively and taking it to new heights.

Mr. Batra also founded the exchange4media group and he serves as the Chairman and Editor-in-Chief. e4m is India’s leading media industry company which houses several brands under its fold. The brands include- PITCH – India’s only Advertising, Marketing and Media Magazine; IMPACT – The Marketing Weekly; Franchisee Plus – Business Opportunity Magazine; Realty Plus – India’s leading monthly real estate magazine and samachar4media.com – leading media industry website in Hindi.

Mr. Batra is also appointed by Government of India as the Chairman of an industry committee formed to come up with a vocational training framework for the media, communication and entertainment industry. He mentors many budding entrepreneurs and enjoys the process of reverse mentoring as in what he learns from these young entrepreneurs. At BW Businessworld BW Accelerate is an initiative to provide a structured platform to entrepreneurs for mentorship and growth.

An honorary advisor to, http://www.stylekandy.com/, a household name in the fashion industry and also cofounder the auto website www.wheelsunplugged.com which he exited out of three years back after selling to helion backed trivone.

He is also a regular speaker on National and International Conferences on Media, Internet, Television, Media policy and Entrepreneurship. As a member of the Sales & Marketing committee of the Delhi Management Association and President of the Franchising Association of India, Northern chapter, he has a vital role to play in the decision making processes of the industry circles. He is passionate about Magazines and is on the Executive Committee of the Association of Indian Magazines (AIM). He also wants to give back to the industry and his love for teaching comes into play in his position as the Chairman of the Advisory Board of FMCC (Futuristic Media Communication Centre), a leading Media and Communication School in India. In 2006, the prestigious Management Development Institute (MDI) and Mr. Batra’s Alma mater awarded him the “Most Distinguished Alumni of the Decade Award”.

Mr. Batra believes if you make your hobby your profession, you don’t have to work and life is a blessing.

Dr. Tapan Chakraborty

Dr. Tapan Chakraborty, Ph.D., has retired from the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D), Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India as DIG/Dy.Director. He has contributed through his research work on various subjects/areas of policing system, gender justice, Correctional administration, Human Rights, Gender Justice, Anti-Trafficking, Internal Security etc. 

Dr. Chakraborty has an uncanny knack for writing well thought research papers, articles and monograms which are regularly published in prominent Journals of the country and abroad. He has contributed to the society by dedicating at least 30 books either edited or self-written on different aspects of policing, homeland security and other policing and criminological aspects. Books are published by reputed publishers of our country and from other countries like Canada, New York, Germany. Besides other awards, he was blessed with the Govind Vallabh Pant Award for writing book titled “Samudaayik Police Vyavastha” in Hindi in the financial year 2001-02. Government of India recognized his exemplary research work by bestowing him Presidents Police Medal for Meritorious Services on the eve of Independence Day in the year 2009. 

Dr. Chakraborty has made a very significant contribution in the society by guiding Ph.D. students of Criminology from different esteemed universities of our country and abroad. He was a regular Guest Faculty of reputed Universities/Institutes and delivered lectures in various national and international conferences.    

Consistently outstanding performance of Dr. Chakraborty was duly recognized by Senior Police Officers of our Country, especially to mention the name of Dr. Kiran Bedi IPS (Retd.), Shri Shankar Sen IPS (Retd), Shri Kamal Kumar IPS (Retd) Mr.John Winterdyk, Senior Professor of Mount Royal College, Toronto, Canada etc. 

 At present, Dr. Chakraborty is Advisor of International Safety and Security Professionals Association (ISSPA) and Executive Director of Foundation for Police Research and Editor of COPS Today International, a Journal of international repute.  

Paul Devassy

Major Paul Devassy is a Risk and Resiliency professional with 25 + years of experience having wide ranging experience across Hospitality, E-commerce, Chemical & Manufacturing, Banking, ITES & Military. While in the Army he was a gallantry awardee while in Kashmir. Paul has given lectures in Orlando, Macau and numerous other locations pertaining to risks. He has published articles in professional journals and has contributed to international books. Paul has held influential positions in Amazon, Henkel, Standard Chartered bank, Fidelity & Corporation Bank. He presently is working in Oyo as the AVP Safety & Security for India. He believes in volunteering and facilitating the growth of the next wave of risk professionals. Paul also represented ACSG in India. Presently Paul is the Regional Vice President for South Asia in Asis the world’s largest forum of security professionals. Paul is a Risk evangelist, a mentor and a motivator. A confirmed family man, avid calisthenics practitioner, an adventurous chef rounds him off.

Anil Dhawan

Anil Dhawan

Anil Dhawan has thirty five years of experience in security industry, and is the immediate past president of Asian Professional Security Association, APSA – India chapter. He is also the immediate past vice chairman for Overseas Security Council (OSAC) from 2011 onwards, co – chairman, for the homeland security committee – ASSOCHAM, and chief mentor – NGIS government of India. Anil served the world’s largest security provider g4s for twenty one years as managing director and was its first employee in India, as well as being an advisor at Kerala Academy for Skill Excellence. His other involvements include Chairman – technical committee at CAPSI, being a member of the Civil Aviation Committee (FICCI), and he is currently managing director at DB Secure Solution Private limited.

Veena Gupta

Veena GuptaVeena Gupta is the Founder of Seam Group of Companies, having offices in Singapore, the US, and India. She is also the Founder & President of an NGO called WESS which works towards Women’s Empowerment Safety & Security . She has launched a Women Safety App by the name of MSMR. and Author of Book- MSMR, Veena is a TEDx Speaker, Life Coach, Lead Auditor ISO 27000-13, Crime Prevention through Environment Design Specialist, Security Practitioner with expertise in, Cyber Crime and Harrasment Expert , Executive Protection, Integrated Security & Fire Systems Consultancy, Audits & Risk Assessments. She is an author, certified POSH, and self Defence Trainer, she is Martin Artist in Krav Maga by Passion.

Veena, has been a keen Cyber Warrior and has conducted several workshops and webinars on Cyber Crime, Virtual Virtual Harassment, Cyber Sexual Redressal Remides, Virtual Posh and Cyber Child Abuse, Cyber bullying etc. A intensive learner of Ethical Hacking, Dark Net, Web Fusion and Malware Analysis.

Officially Appointed as Dy Chief Warden of Gurugram Civil Defense. Has won more than 1000 Awards & Accolades. With an overall experience of 25+ years, she has imparted training to millions, and to further share her thoughts, ideas and knowledge has her own YouTube Channel.

Sanjay Kaushik

Sanjay Kaushik

Sanjay Kaushik, CFE, ARVP ASIS International Region 13 A, Former Chairman ASIS International, Chapter 207, India and Managing Director Netrika Consulting India Pvt Ltd, is a recognised expert in  Fraud Risk Management, Corporate Security Consulting, Risk Assessment, Investigations, Anti Counterfeit Strategies, with over 26 years of experience including working as Chief Operating Officer of one of the largest Risk Consulting Firm.

Netrika, under the leadership of Sanjay has won the “Best IP Enforcement Firm of the year 2021” by ASSOCHAM”  and  ’Most successful Risk consulting company 2018’. Sanjay  has been conferred with “Fraud investigator of the year 2017” by Wealth & Finance International, U K. He is the proud Recipient of Prestigious “Investigation Professional of the year 2012” Award in the 7th Security Leadership Summit.

Netrika, under the leadership of Sanjay has also won the “Security Design of the Year” award by Secutech in 2015

Sanjay is authorised trainer for Certified Fraud Examiner. He is a trainer for Transport Asset Protection association (TAPA) and have helped many Corporates in securing their supply chain in international borders. Sanjay is trainer and speaker on various investigation techniques globally.

Sanjay is Member of ASIS International, Association of Certified Fraud Examiner (ACFE), Council of International Investigators (C.I.I), World Association of Detectives,  and FICCI Homeland Committee. Sanjay have been Chairman of Law Enforcement Council of ASIS India and Ex-Chairman for Loss Prevention Council of ASIS India, Delhi Chapter # 207.

Dr. Rajiv Mathur

Rajiv Mathur

A seasoned professional with 30 years of work experience in Business Management & Operations, Technology Solutions, Brand Building, Security and Emergency Response. After an experience of three decades as a professional, I have taken a plunge as a businessman. Driving this start-up The Fuel Delivery as the Managing Director; an on-demand fuel delivery service. Worked previously as CEO of V4 Security Services, and Prahar Equicom Pvt. Ltd. – An Orion Group Company. Also served at Samriddhi Automations Pvt. Ltd – Sparsh CCTV, Twenty Four Secure Group, worked with Steelage Industries (Minimax) after starting my career with Ceasefire, in the year 1991.

Industry-recognized expertise and association with security organizations, including ASIS International and APSA. Former President of the International Institute of Safety and Security Management (IISSM) and continued association with various Indian public and private organizations, including CAPSI, FICCI, CII, and ASSOCHAM.

Public speaker, communications expertise and consultant specializing in security industry fields related to Business Risk Management, Emergency Response, Technology, and Security Operations  Currently, as Regional Advisor – Asia at The Outstanding Security Performance Awards, established OSPAs in India.

Recently, through the Corona times, have started my own YouTube channel called ‘Jaane-Anjaane’ – a light-hearted talk show, with the tall leaders from the industry and I talk about every thing but their field of expertise.

R. Nandkumar

Mr. R Nandkumar has over 16 years of experience in Electronic Security Systems Industry. Active Total Security Systems Started in May 2003 as Security Alarm Manufacturing Company.

Active Total Security Systems – ATSS manufactures a wide range of Security products such as Burglar Alarm, Auto Dialer, GSM Communicator and School Bell Timer. ATSS Authorised Distributor for ESSL, eGlu, Svarochi & Energyly.

ATSS is a Security Solutions Provider company with over 16 Years experience in the Security Systems Industry. They provide full-Security Solutions for Commercial and Residential Places.

Digital Marketing is Mr. Nandkumar’s passion. He has more than 12 years experience in the field; he started learning from 2006 through various online sources and implemented it practically to generate marketing leads for ATSS.

Mr. Nandkumar is the Founder President of Electronic Security Association of India (ESAI). The Association of Electronic Security Product Manufacturers, Distributors and System Integrators across the Nation. The ESAI logo itself reflects the Association of Three segments namely Manufacturers, Distributors and System Integrators from Electronic Security Products Industry.

Other Network he is involved in include:

  1. Founder President ESAI – www.esai.in
  2. Social Media Director – www.anandham.org
  3. Rotary Club Of Chennai Gems Joint Secretary – www.rcchennaigems.in
  4. Young Entrepreneur School (YES) – Member
  5. MMA CHENNAI – Member
  6. TIE CHENNAI – Member

Sanjeev Sehgal

Sanjeev Sehgal is the driving force behind Sparsh CCTV. Known fondly as the ‘Made in India man’ in Electronics Security industry, Mr. Sehgal developed the first CCTV Camera, the first Caller ID and now the first Fever Detection camera in India, alongside leading the innovation and development of 20 indigenously produced products in response to COVID-19 in merely 80 days. He is a recipient of the National MSME Award for Quality 2014, Leaders of Tomorrow Award 2010, Technology Evangelist of the Year for last 4 years and many more awards and has been actively promoting Made in India in Electronics at various platforms, working closely with DPIIT, NITI Aayog, CII, ELCINA, MAIT, FSAI and SPGI on redefining Govt. policies. A strong advocate of local production, convenor of Video Surveillance Standards Committee in Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), he has built upon his vast knowledge and understanding of the evolving trends in Security and Surveillance to create domain-defining products and is an eminent speaker at various public platforms

Balwant Singh

Balwant Singh

A complete security professional with over 23 years of diverse experience in the field of Industrial and Corporate Security function. Balwant has profound knowledge in the field of Security Audits & Assessment, Pre-Employment Screening, Control Room Operations, Vendor Compliances, Security Designing, Women Security Programs, Event, Travel Security, Workplace Investigations etc.

Currently he is working in HCL Technologies Ltd. As a Chief Security Officer. Prior joining to HCL he was Head of Corporate Security at Fidelity International Ltd. India and had also worked with Relinace Industries Ltd. at various capacities.

Being active sports personnel, played six nationals and two universities in Handball. Therefore, did Bachelor &
Master Degree in Sports from Barkatullah University, Bhopal.

He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource and have also done various certifications in the field of security.

Member of OSAC (Overseas Security Advisory Council) Delhi Chapter and also a member of ASIS International Delhi Chapter # 207 wherein he served as a:
a) Chapter Secreatry in 2015
b) Vice – Chairman in 2016
c) Chairman in 2017

Captain S. B. Tyagi

Captain S. B. Tyagi holds Masters’ degrees in Philosophy, Sociology, Defense Studies & Political Science beside B.Sc. and LLB. He is also holding master’s degree in Business Administration and post graduate diplomas in Business Administration, Personnel Management & Industrial Relations and Safety & Security Management. He has Thirty Eight years’ experience (including Army) in the field. Kast held assignment was in GAIL (India) Limited as Chief of Security.

He is visiting faculty in various Management Institutes. Various articles are published in related magazines and internet sites. Writer of bestselling book on Industrial Security – “Industrial Security: Management & Strategies”. Widely travelled, he has made presentations in more than 28 international seminars on the subjects of homeland security and industrial security.

He is recipient of the most coveted ‘Best Security Manger’ in 2009, instituted by Security Today, a leading niche magazine for the protection industry. He has been recognized in past too for the similar qualities when he was awarded ‘Best Security Manager’ in 2002 and ‘Best Security Operation Manager’ in 2004 by IISSM (International Institute of Security and Safety Management). He has been given ‘Certification of Recognition’ and awarded as ‘Best Security Practitioner’ in GAIL in year 2009. He is winner of award of Security Manager of the Year by MEESEC in 2012, SECONA Shield Award in 2016 and Best CSO of the Year 2018 by CAPSI.

He is recipient of “Award of Fellowship (FISM)” and is “Certified Security & Safety Consultant (CSC)” by the “International Institute of Security & Safety Management”. He has held the position of Vice Chairman in International Institute of Security & Safety Management for five years

He is Co-founder & Chief Councilor of “International Council of Industrial Security and Safety”. Its monthly publication “We Secure” is published as e-magazine and circulated to more than 7000 recipients’ world over. This has been highly appreciated by the leaders and experts in the field of industrial security and safety management.

Published Book:
Industrial Security: Management & Strategies (Manas Publication 2009)

Kunwar Vikram Singh

Kunwar Vikram Singh

Kunwar Vikram Singh is the Chairman of the Central Association of Private Security Industry (CAPSI) and author of World Encyclopaedia of Security Science & Management. He is also the former Chairman of the World Association Detectives Inc and was Elected President of the World Association of Detectives (WAD) at its 91st annual conference held at Bucharest, Romania.


Shiv Charan Yadav

Shiv Charan Yadav

Mr. Shiv Charan Yadav started his professional career in the Security Industry in 1990.  He started his company M/s Shiva Electrovision and the sister company M/s Hans India under his proprietorship. Today he leads both the company as a well established and reputed company in the field of Surveillance, Fibre & Metal Detector System and CCTV.

For the last twelve years he is actively involved in the association activity. In 2008 he was elected as Vice President of APSA and tremendous development work took place under his dynamic leadership. In the year 2012 and 2015 Mr. Shiv Charan Yadav again elected as President of APSA India Chapter.

He is thoroughly exposed to Systems of CCTV accessories and representing a wide range of International brands Panasonic, HikVision, CP Plus, Dahua and many more. He also travelled extensively in the Middle East and South Asia region to explore International band to his company.

Currently he is the President and Editor of APSA Network Magazine for Asian Professional Security Association a leading Security associations in Asian region.