- Col Ashok Prabhakar – Vice President (Commercial Services) North Region Chapter Head, GACS
- Mr. Harsh Wardhan – CEO, Exclusive
- Mr. Jasbir Singh Wasu – Vice President CAPSI
- Mr. Kirti W Sharma – Chapter Leader North & Jt. Secretary Legal, GACS
- Maj. Mandeep Singh Garewal, Retd – Chairrman of Programmes Certifications & Awards committee, IISSM
- Col Dr. MP Sen – Director, Courses IISSM
- Mr. R Nandakumar – Founder President, ESAI
- Mr. Shiv Charan Yadav – President, APSA
- Dr. Tapan Chakraborty – Dy. Director, BPR&D (Retd) & Advisor, ISSPA
- Captain S B Tyagi – Chief Councillor, International Council For Industrial Security and Safety Management
- Ms. Veena Gupta – Founder and President, WESS
Col Ashok Prabhakar
Col. Ashok Prabhakar, a black cat commando, served with distinction in the Indian Army for 27 years and thereafter joined the Corp. world in 2007. A post-graduate in Technologies from Pune University and Masters in Business Administration from Symbiosis Institute of Management, he had the distinction of raising two major campuses from scratch: HCL Tech. Campus in Noida & NIIT Tech. Campus in Greater Noida. This entailed setting up SOPs, meeting statutory & regulatory compliances in the newly formed single-commodity SEZs, laying down security processes in locations having law & order problems, preparing Responsibility Matrices for a large workforce, planning for variety of audits etc. Presently handling the operations in capacity of VP Admin Services in another IT organisation, he also leads Northern Chapter of GACS in his voluntary capacity. A voracious reader, health and fitness enthusiast, Yoga Trainer, Col. Ashok is also a faculty at Art of Living.
Mr. Harsh Wardhan
Harsh has been largely responsible for bringing thought leadership and changing the landscape of security industry in India. He has spearheaded Business Units and operations in large multi-national corporations including Shaw Wallace, PepsiCo, G4S, Securitas, UNICEF and large Indian companies.
As CEO of G4S he had built an organization in India with more than 120000 employees, the largest and fastest growing manned security company in the world. He was also Chairman of Operations Group of G4S Middle East. During his leadership, risk mitigation solutions were provided to possibly the largest number of diplomatic missions in the world. As the first CEO of Securitas India, he contributed the exponential profitable growth within 2 years.
Harsh as CEO for last 24 years has extensive board and executive management experience with an exceptional track record of achieving business goals in diverse and complex businesses. He has cross-functional industry expertise ranging from FMCG, Services, Logistics and Infrastructure. He is also credited with commissioning India’s First Waste to Energy plant as CEO of Jindal Infrastructure. Harsh is an MSc (BITS), MBA (FMS)
Mr. Jasbir Singh Wasu
Jasbir S Wasu’s professional journey into the world of Private Security Industry commenced in 1970 from Bombay at the age of 21 years. At 24 he had successfully pioneered North
India’s first Delhi based Industrial Personnel & Security Services Pvt. Ltd. (member of SECURAGRUP) as Managing Director and for 32 years his acumen and enterprising spirit introduced Instant Photo ID cards, Door & Gate Automation, Integrated Security Alarm Systems and Portable Fire Extinguishers etc. In 2002, IPSS partnered with City Security of U.K. under distress conditions because of a personal tragedy in the family.
Mr. Wasu has continued to be at the forefront of the Indian Security Industry and has held leadership positions in international and national professional bodies. He founded with his contemporaries the leading associations APSA (Security Systems) and CAPSI – the apex national representative association and continues to render services to both the sectors. Mr. Wasu is Chairman of SECURAGRUP – a consulting and business management enterprise and leads NATUREALLY FOUNDATION –an NGO devoted to sustainable environment security concerns.
Mr. Kirti W Sharma
Dr. Kirti W. Sharma, Joint Secretary Legal & Chapter Leader for GACS-Delhi/NCR dwells on the changing role of a CSO in ensuring security for an organization, how security strategies are maturing in Indian corporate organizations, role played by technologies such as AI, IoT, Machine Learning and Big Data in enhancing security of an organization and how expos such as IFSEC India can be leveraged by security stakeholders to enhance awareness about security products and learn about security strategies.
Pragmatic, business value driven senior executive with 28 plus years of experience in Litigation and e-Discovery and Contract Lifecycle, IT infrastructure, Information Security, Regulatory Compliance, Risk Management, Business Development and Project Management. Enterprise-wide influencer with focus to deliver sustainable business value to clients by leveraging industry best practices and innovative ideas to ensure cost effectiveness of business process and IT outsourcing. Adept at developing high-performance, award winning teams to deliver results in ever-changing business world. Kirti is an M Com, MBA (HR), IT Certified: ITIL V3/ITSM 20000/CHFI V8/CIPM-IPMA, LLM-Cyber Security and Naturopath. Kirti treats people for chronic diseases in his leisure time with Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) and is registered with AYUSH.
Maj. Mandeep Singh Garewal, Retd
Maj Mandeep S. Garewal has been actively involved with the private security industry since last 22 years and also successfully manages the Force Tech group which provides security, safety, training and audit services in India and overseas to MNCs and reputed corporations in Telecom, Construction, Retail, IT, ITeS, Manufacturing, Hospitality, Facility Management and others across industry.
He is a well-known industry representative and presenter at ASSOCHAM, FICCI, CAPSI, IISSM, FMA and other forums for promoting sustained growth of private security services in India. He serves as an advisor for security skill development within organizations of the industry and the skill council. Mandeep has been invited to participate in various industry specific roundtable conferences and events including public private partnerships in internal security organized by Government and State Police Departments. Mandeep Garewal was nationally selected to be honored as ‘Security Personality of the Year Award’ at the Global Security Leadership Summit in Dec 2010 at New Delhi.
Over the last few years, Mandeep has been part of the core representative teams for industry interactions with the Honorable Ministers of Home Affairs, Labour and Employment, Commerce & Industry, Telecom & IT, and others for assisting in creating common platforms for awareness and cooperation between the Government and Industry. He is currently a Vice Chairman of International Institute of Security & Safety Management and a member of the Board of Governors.
Col Dr. MP Sen
Col (Dr) MP Sen (Retd) was commissioned into the Corps of Signals of the Indian Army and held various Command and staff appointments during the Army Service. He is an alumnus of prestigious Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, India.
Post his pre-mature retirement, he has been Circle CEO for Bharti Infratel (J&K) and Indus Towers Ltd (UP East) and successfully raised two business units. He has also been Country Head for Orun Energy Global in India. In addition, he also has been into the education as CEO of Marudhara Education Group and raised Marudhara Defence Academy at Laxmangarh, Rajasthan. He has been a Visiting Faculty for various Engineering Colleges and Management institutes. He is a qualified Six Sigma Green Belt professional.
He has authored a book titled “Naga Movement: Longest Surviving Insurgency in Asia” and has been contributing articles in various news papers, journals and magazines. He is M.Sc (Physics), M.Tech in (Telecom & IT), M.Sc (Defence & Strategic Studies), PGD (HR) and Ph.D in Conflict Management from Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
Presently he is working as the Director – Courses at International Institute of Security and Safety Management, New Delhi. He is involved in several activities of the IISSM.
Mr. R Nandakumar
Mr. R Nandakumar 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. Nandakumar’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. Nandakumar 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:
- Founder President ESAI – www.esai.in
- Social Media Director – www.anandham.org
- Rotary Club Of Chennai Gems Joint Secretary – www.rcchennaigems.in
- Young Entrepreneur School (YES) – Member
- MMA CHENNAI – Member
- TIE CHENNAI – Member
Mr. Shiv Charan Yadav
Mr. Shiv Charan Yadav started his professional career in the Security Industry year 1990. 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.
Since last Twelve years he is actively involved in the association activity. In the year 2008 he 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 traveled extensively 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.
Dr. Tapan Chakraborty
Dr. Tapan Chaktabourty is an expert in analysis of criminal justice systems and strengthening for the socially oppressed, Homeland Security, Gender justice and Human Rights. His key areas of experience are Police Science, Correctional administration, Human Rights, Gender Justice, Anti-Trafficking and Internal Security and he has a PhD in Community Policing from CSS University, Meerut.
His organization is the Bureau of Police Research & development, Ministry of Home of Affairs and he was previously a Deputy Director of Research. Dr. Tapan Chaktabourty has written and contributed to many books and publications and has been a guest lecturer at many universities.
Captain S B Tyagi
Captain S B Tyagi has more than 35 years of ceaseless service which has enriched his professional experience, broadened the outlook and endowed the priceless knowledge on the matter of Industrial Security Management, which he is putting innovatively to optimum benefit for his organization and for fellow security professionals.
Captain Tyagi was commissioned in the Indian Army in 1982 and served for approximately six years and was awarded Chief of the Army Staff’s Commendation in 1987 for Gallantry and in 1988 for the outstanding service and exemplary devotion to duty, a rare distinction for any officer in such a short tenure. During his career he has achieved many other awards and recognitions including the Best Security Professional of the Year by CAPSI in 2018.
Captain Tyagi is a renowned leader in the world-wide security community and a member of several associations. He has published many articles and in 2009 published his book “Industrial Security: Management & Strategies”
Ms. Veena Gupta
Veena Gupta is the Founder and CMD of Seam Group of companies. The Group consists of companies with entities like “Seam Infratec Projects Private Limited, Seam Risk Solution Private Limited, Concept Safety Systems”, 4 cTecnology Pvt ltd, Seam Global Consulatncy pte ltd Singapore .
She has more than two decades of experience in Executive Protection, Risk Management, Real estate, Fire and security and she is a member of many international security organizations e.g. ASIS, FSAI, SECONA, IISM, APSA, NBAA & IFSEC to name a few.
She is a Post Graduate in Hotel Management (specialization in hospitality and security industries). From 2002 onwards she has been working in to the field of security with Various MNC and started her own her own group Venture in 2005 , which is self funded and for enhancing her skill further she has earned many certifications and accreditations.
Veena, continuing with her passion for the upliftment of women, founded WESS. She is the President of the NGO. It is a group of likeminded individuals and professionals who have come together for the cause of a safer community and environment of women.
The faith of the organisation lies in continuing with the legacy started by Sh. Raja Ram Mohan Roy in 1829 that women and men have equal rights. Also, those women have a right towards a respectful living and thus need to occupy an equal status in the society.