Advisory Board

Advisory Board

Mr. Bimal Patel

Director HCP Design Planning and Management Pvt. Ltd.


Dr.Bimal Patel has over 25 years of professional, research and teaching experience in architecture, urban design and urban planning. He divides his time between two institutions. He is President of CEPT University in Ahmedabad, which is focused on the architecture, planning, design, construction and management of human habitats. Dr. Patel is also Director at HCP Design Planning and Management Pvt. Ltd. This fifty-year-old professional firm’s architectural, urban design and urban planning work is internationally recognized. Dr. Patel has received several national and international awards.


Mr. Navzer Irani


Architect Mr. Navzer Irani

Mr NavzerIrani is a leading architect in Mumbai who exudes immense confidence and possesses vast and rich experience in the planning, designing engineering and implementation of a wide range of projects. He completed his G.D. Arch. from Sir J.J. College of Architecture, Mumbai in 1975-76. He is a Member of the Council of Architecture and an Associate of the Indian Institute of Architects (IIA).

Mr. James Law



James is the founder of design firm James Law Cybertecture. He is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum; a Council Member of World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Design & Innovation; Board Member of the Hong Kong Design Centre and twice nominee for the Asian Innovation Award. James is a qualified architect who graduated from the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. He practised in Japan and UK before founding his own company in 2001 in Hong Kong to develop designs of Cybertecture encompassing future city planning, architecture, interiors and products all focused with a spirit of forward looking innovation.

Mr. P Venkat

Managing Partner - Murty & Manyam Architects & Engineers


An architect and managing partner for over 21 years with a Bachelor in Architecture from Bangalore University (1990) and Masters in management from University of Oklahoma City, USA (1993). He has been responsible for conceiving, design and planning major projects for different firms like: Tata Housing Development Ltd., Symbiosis International University, Andhra Pradesh Horticultural University, Bayer Bio-Science, VITP Pvt Ltd (Ascendas), GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited and more.

Wg. Cdr. Arun Kaul (Retd.)



He is an ex-Indian Air Force officer who writes fiction and non-fiction. His first non-fiction book – Only One Life to Give – is based on real-life incidents of individuals who have lived lives of compassion, honesty and dignity. He is a Kashmiri by birth and have lived in Jaipur through my growing years. During his Air Force days, he lived in Belgaum, Hyderabad, Srinagar, New Delhi and Bangalore. He has worked as Group Head – Human Resources in Arvind Ltd in Ahmedabad.

Mr. Jitendra Mistry

Founder - Mistry Associates

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Mr. Jitendra Mistry, is an architect having taken his degree from USA. He worked under the guidance and direction of world famous architect Dr. Walter Group is at the Architects Collaborative Inc., Cambridge, USA. Founded in year 1968, by Mr. Jitendra Mistry, Mistry Associates provides complete professional services in the fields of Architecture, Master Planning & Interior Designing. Mr. Mistry has designed several projects for Educational Institutes, Hotels, Commercial Buildings, Industrial Estates and Private residential houses.

Mr. Kunal Patel

Director -Strategic Planning HCP Design Planning and Management

kunalpatelKunal has led several architectural design projects at HCP, and is one of its core members. He has developed a forte in designing fast-paced, large-scale, highly complex and heavily-serviced production and research facilities for a variety of industries. He relishes projects which involve diverse technologies, and which require an extensive coordination of many technical disciplines.

Mr. Srinivas Patro

Media Consultant


In a career spanning across 20 years in Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, New York, Vancouver and Toronto, Shrini (as he is popularly known) has been associated with world class film makers like Rakesh Roshan, GovindNihalini, Shyam BenegalSubhashGhai , Mani Kaul&Ektakapoor. Some of his films are Yaadein, Joggers Park, Pyar Ki Dhun ,Kuch To Hai, Tumko Na Bhool and Taal. He has been associated with various Canadian TV channels producing shows for A Channel, Global TV and Rogers Television since 2004.

Mr. Rajarshi Roy

Rajshree RoyRajarshi Roy is founder and CEO of two niche media entities, Raa Media, and Spero Media Concepts. Spero, is engaged in developing niche media products in the print, web and electronic medium. He also owns and manages a production company, Raa Media, which produces an array television programmes for many of the Indian electronic channels. Raa is an attempt to create a developmental media platform, an attempt to create a meaningful inclusive and relevant media to reach out to those living in the lesser privileged rural areas of India. Raj was also briefly the India representative of the World Marketing Summit, a Prof Phillip Kotler initiative.

Mr. Krishna Kaul

Chief Town Planner (Retd.) Punjab Urban Development Authority

krishnakaulMr. Krishna Kaul was a Chief Town Planner Punjab Urban Development Authority. He is having vast experience in planned residential, commercial and industrial spaces including the latest state of the art technology and town planning.

Sai Ramakrishna

Business Strategy

Director Strategy - Solem Tradelink Pvt Ltdsai

Seasoned professional with over 18 years of corporate experience in the Telecom, Electronic Media, Retail industry; expertise in Corporate Strategy, Communications, Business Development, Product Planning, Client Servicing, Marketing, and Sales. Persuasive communicator with exceptional relationship management skills with the ability to relate to people at any level of business and management; Multitasking ability to sketch the plan, prioritize the work and manage complex projects under aggressive timelines; Tendency to thrive in dynamic and fluid environments while remaining pragmatic and focused; Highly ethical, trustworthy and loyal.


    Mr. Naveen Mandovara


    Mr. Naveen Mandovara is a Bachelor of Science, Fellow member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), Associate member of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) and an Information System Auditor from ICAI. He carries with him a rich experience of more than a decade in providing professional services in Corporate laws and Tax Management to the corporate. He is partner of S. Sharda & Associates, Chartered Accountants, a leading firm engaged in providing services on Finance, Auditing, Taxation and Corporate law advisory. He is a recipient of the Dhirubhai Shah Gold Medal for securing highest marks in advanced auditing subject in CA final exams.

    Mr JagdishJhaveri

    Jagdish-JhaveriMr Jhaveri is a Senior Journalist with more than 40 years of work experience of business financial journalism. He has served the popular Gujarati daily, Gujarat Samachar for 35 years in capacity of Business Editor. He then served the popular Gujarati daily Sandeshfor 5 years. Since 2005 he is working as a freelance journalist. He has travelled to several industrial cities for reporting, interviewing, special corporate stories and the likes. He has visited Japan and Singapore, for press visits. His expertise is in Banking, Share Market& Corporate journalism. At the age of 79, he is still active in the field.

      Mr. Chirag Patel

      Chirag-PatelMr. Chirag Patel is an M.B.A. from Loyola University Chicago and also has a B. Com degree specializing in Account & Computer Programming. He has over 20 years of experience dealing with varied areas of IT – including hardware, software, networking, systems, internet / mobile, consulting and project management. His forte is in innovating and designing custom solutions for each client – using proven and well received components.  Through his various engagements, he has successfully services some of the largest MNCs, educational institutions, and leading enterprises. In addition to his business activities, Mr. Patel takes keen interest in academics.  While at Loyola University Chicago, he has designed and taught numerous computer courses.  Currently he is a regular guest speaker on various topics related to IT and Entrepreneurship, at prestigious institutions like IIM-A, Nirma, CEPT, MICA, DA-IICT.

        Naman Pipara

        Financial Advisor


        He is partner of Pipara& Company, Chartered Accountants and is ASSOCIATE member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and completed CA in 2011. With an experience of eight years in the field of Audit, Accounts & Taxation an expert at Conducting Operation, Management System Audit & IT Audit, he has actively assists the Commissioner of Police, CID Economic Offence wing in a Cases of Financial Fraud and provides Forensic Audit for them. He has carried out vast research in the Demographics of India and also has superior knowledge about the Indian Vis-à-vis Global economic scenario. He received a Bronze Medal for his Diploma in Financial Markets & Insurance and has been active in Extra Curricular Activities at has received various prizes for Hat Speech, Elocution etc. Apart from that he stood first in International Photography Competition and third in International Green Business Plan Competition in Chemozale in 2010.

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