Jury Chair:

  • Raman Sidhu, FCA – President, European Business Group

Jury Members:

  • Col. Inderjeet Singh Barara – DG, CSAI
  • Dr. Annurag Batra – Chairman & Editor in Chief, Exchange4Media, Businessworld
  • Kalyan Bose – President, British Business Group
  • Paul Devassy – Sr. Regional VP, ASIS International
  • Anil Dhawan – Co Chairman of Homeland Security and Disaster Management Committee – ASSOCHAM
  • Veena Gupta – Founder-President, WESS
  • Vikram Mahurkar – Vice Chairman, CAPSI
  • Dr. Rajiv Mathur – Regional Advisor – India OSPAs
  • Lt. Col. Vijay Pal Singh, SM (Retd.) – Regional Head for Delhi & North Eastern States, Bharti Foundation
  • Col (Dr) M.P. Sen (Retd.) – Director (Courses), IISSM
  • Narendra Singh Sirola – Centre Head – Centre for Corporate and Private Security Studies
  • Captain S.B.Tyagi – Chief Councillor, ICISSM
  • Harsh Wardhan – CEO, BW Security World

Raman Sidhu, FCA

A qualified Chartered Accountant of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW), as well as a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in India (ICAI)

He is Chairman, EBG Federation, India. He is also Senior Adviser, TMF – Group India & Senior Advisor, Accord Group (India), part of AltoPartners Worldwide, Senior Executive search firm & of SpeakIn Bureau. He is also an Independent Director on the board of Selan Exploration Technology Ltd. (An oil drilling & exploration co.) as well of Cremica Food Industries Ltd. in India. He is also an Independent Direon the Board of Directors of Caparo Engineering India Ltd. 

He is the Senior Adviser – India to TMF-Group (Netherlands) as well as Getzner GMBH (Austria) in India. He is one of the 5 Life Trustees of Foundation for Aviation & Sustainable Tourism (FAST). He is Co-Founder and Past President of the Public Affairs Forum of India (PAFI) and Member of its’ Steering Committee. He is a member of the Management Committee of the Association of Chartered Accountants of Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales in India. He is a Member of the Core Group of the Global Alumni Committee of St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University.

He was an Independent Director on the Boards of G4S Corporate Services Ltd, holding Company of G4S Group in India, Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL), National Hydro-Electric Power Corporation (NHPC), India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited (IIFCL), Deutsche Post Bank Home Finance Ltd, National Textile Corporation Ltd (NTC) and Accord India (International executive search company). He was one of 5 members of the Ministry of  Finance & Corporate Affairs’ ‘Core Group’ set up to establish Corporate Governance norms for all International FII’s (Banks, Insurance companies, Mutual funds, Private Equity, etc.) operating in India. He was also Senior Director & Board Member – HSBC Securities & Capital Markets (India) Pvt. Ltd, Director – Fidelity Fund Management & of Barclays Bank PLC & Barclays de Zoete Wedd (BZW), India. He is a Past Member of National Executive Committee of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) for 7 years. He was an Adviser of the Commonwealth Secretariat, London to the Minister of Industries, Government of Trinidad and Tobago. He has also in  the past been elected and  served as Chairman of the Indo-Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Deputy Chairman, British Business Group (BBG). He has also been a member for over 19 years of Young President Organisation (YPO and YPO- Gold) International & served as a Board Member of the YPO-Gold Saarc region. He has also served as a Member of the Jury on 2 occasions appointed by NITI Aayog to select the top 20 Women Entrepreneurs of India. He has served on similar juries for SpeakIn as well as BBG. He is an Alumni of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Commonwealth Study Conference 1998.

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.

Paul Devassy

Major Paul Devassy, CPP is a gallantry awardee, Risk evangelist professional with over 29 years of experience having wide ranging experience straddling disparate industries. Paul has held leadership roles in Oyo, Amazon, Henkel, Standard Chartered bank, Fidelity, Corporation Bank & Indian Army.

Presently performing the role of Head Safety & Security for WTW for Australasia, India & CEEMEA. Paul has given lectures at Asis International meets at Orlando, Macau and numerous other locations on various aspects of risk. He has published articles in professional journals and has contributed to books published internationally. Paul believes in volunteering as a means of facilitating the growth of the next wave of risk leaders. He has also represented ACSG in India & presently the Senior Regional Vice President for South Asia & South East Asia in Asis – the world’s largest forum of security professionals. Paul rounds himself off by being a consummate family man, a gourmet cook, an avid calisthenics practitioner & a Krav Maga exponent.

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.

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.

Lt. Col. Vijay Pal Singh, SM (Retd.)

Lt Col VP Singh, SM is an alumnus of Indian Military Academy. An Army Veteran from the asaam Regiment, with 30+ years of transformational leadership in National Security operations &, programs, manpowermanagement and skill development since the distinguished career in Defense and Corporate Sector.

He is a result-oriented leader: Valued for National Security & Crisis Management under extreme pressuresituations, adverse climatic conditions & terrain, safeguarded the high-value assets of the Nation against any internal/external threats.

  • Served as an Officer with distinction in Peace, Field & High-Altitude and Counter Insurgency Areas of J&K, ( Kargil,     Drass and Leh) at the Indian Army. Leveraged modern security, vigilance devices,deployment of security personnel for robust disaster/emergency management.     
  • Awarded with Sena Medal (Gallantry) for successful operations and elimination of Militants in Poonch, J&K.
  • Served as Instructor at Indian Military Academy, trained Gentlemen Cadets especially in CounterInsurgency & Jungle Warfare
  • Served as Commanding Officer Training Battalion, Assam Regimental Centre, responsible for training ofrecruits to be Young Solders of Successfully trained and led the Assam Regimental Marchingcontingent during Army Day and Republic Day Parades of 1995 and won the Best MarchingContingent, Army Day Parade.
  • Recognized as a good sportsperson, represented IMA Basketball & Polo Teams, Sharp Shooter, Coachand Drill Enthusiast, effectively coached and Won Services level Shooting Championship (2005)and was awarded Chief of Army Staff Commendation for the
  • Creatively Conceptualized, Planned and created assets and Infra/Facilities such as – ShootingRanges, Paragliding Node, Advance Rock Climbing Course at Drass, Obstacle Course, Drill Nursery andWar Memorial at Assam Regimental Centre.
  • Effectively ensured Military drills and procedures implementation with innovations such as ‘Regimental Song – Badlu Ram Ka Badan-Its modern version, Flash of the Swords, North East Warriorsact and Fusion of
  • Social Change Agent, Micro-influencer & Education Enthusiast: Passionate about Socio-Economic Devolvement, Child Welfare / Education, Academic Excellence & giving back to the society, attaining newer goals and targets through motivation and decisive leadership.
  • Presently with Bharti Foundation, as Regional Head for Delhi & North Eastern States, under the Quality Support Program-Operations – driving improvement of the program, constantly innovating and guiding the team to steadfastly enhance the quality of Education, attain new goals and heights in Schools performances through Co-Scholastic interventions, Skill Development ,curriculum & learning materials, learning & development programs, financial support, infrastructure, capacity building & effective implementation.

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)