Om Pathak, a civil servant and an educationist, is the founder & Chairman of Delhi Public School, Ghaziabad Society that now runs eight schools in North India and is also the founder & Chairman of SelaQui International School in Dehradun - one of the leading ‘fully residential schools’ in India.
Mr. Pathak is a Postgraduate in Economics from Punjab University in Chandigarh. During his career, with the Indian Administrative Services (IAS), he has headed institutions and corporations dealing with a wide range of activities including rural development, forestry, cooperatives, employment generation, anti-poverty programs, dairy and animal husbandry, power & energy, urban development & housing, hospitality, industrial development, and education, among others. He has been the former District Magistrate of Ghaziabad.
Mr. Om Pathak has also spent six years in the Indian Army. Mr. Pathak is notably passionate about education. He has been associated with education for more than 40 years. He was on the boards of La’Martiniere Schools, one of the oldest schools in India, as its vice chairman and also on Colvin Taluqdars College. He was also on the board of IMT, Institute of Management Technology, one of top management schools in India.
TeacherSITY, another of Pathak’s initiatives was set up to prepare teachers and provide professional development opportunities to practicing teachers and principals. In association with Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE, Army Welfare Education Society, Central Schools and Navodaya Vidyalayas, TeacherSITY has already trained more than 5,000 teachers and 130 principals from across India.
With a view to connect policy with practice, PrincipalsFORUM has already held three national level annual conferences, where the policy makers and regulators come together to address the challenges. PrincipalsFORUM is also a platform for preparing school leaders for their evolving roles.
Mr. Anshul Pathak is the Vice Chairman and the Treasurer of Delhi Public School Ghaziabad Society which is currently managing eight schools in Ghaziabad, Gurugram, Faridabad, Dehradun and Sehore.
Prior to working with DPSG group, he was a hardcore banker with Citi Group of Companies in New York and Singapore where he worked for more than 11 years and supervised various financial sectors in Australia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Canada.
He is also on the Board of Trustees of Gurukul Trust, which operates the SelaQui International School in Dehradun. Besides these, he has also co-founded TeacherSITY and Town Schools Education Initiatives (TSEI), where he also holds the position of a Managing Director.
He holds a bachelor’s in engineering from Manipal University and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC), USA. He is a member of the FICCI National Skills Committee, a member of ASSOCHAM Expert Committee on Education, and is also a member of the Skills and Education committee of CII Northern Region.
Cdr. Ajit Wasu , holds a masters degree in mathematics and is presently running an export house by the name M/s. M.M Exports (India) at Faridabad. After serving the Indian Navy for twenty years, he joined the Shipping Corporation of India.
After retirement from SCI he joined his family business of textile and garment export. He is the Chairman of Environment Panel, Faridabad Industries Association. He is also the President of Haryana Environmental Management Society, which has membership of all industries in Haryana and is engaged in handling, treatment and disposal of hazardous waste of industries in Haryana.
AJIT YADAV, an accomplished corporate professional and holds nearly thirty years of rich and diverse experience having held senior positions in reputed corporates . Ajit currently works as President & Group General Counsel of Vedanta Resources. In his glorious career he has done significant work in critical areas of corporate law in domestic and international businesses; he has played key role in the running of large and reputed businesses as part of the Management Teams of above corporates. Mr. Ajit Yadav has worked with Govt of India in the coveted IAS ( Allied) Services for a short period. Ajit is an active member of trade and industry forums like CII, FICCI and Assocham and is a frequent speaker in several forums and electronic media on issues of relevance to the corporate world.
Mrs. Niharika Pathak is a graduate from Punjab University has been a keen social entrepreneur. She is a member of the governing body of DPS Ghaziabad society and has been active in the field of education. She has also been closely involved in the setting up of DPS Disha, a school for the socially and economically disadvantaged children living in slums. She is also a trustee on the board of The Gurukul Trust and was actively involved in designing the pastoral program at the school. She was invited by International Baccalaureate Organization, Geneva to attend their annual conference.
Arun Seth took early retirement from his corporate career to focus on bringing the benefits of IT/Telecom to real world businesses in energy, health, fintech, medtech, education, hospitality etc. via a vibrant innovative entrepreneurial eco system and a focus on giving back to society. Starting as the founding MD of British Telecom in India in 1995 he built it to its current leadership position in managed telecom services and outsourced IT and back office operations. Currently an independent Director on the board of Narayana Health, Mr. Srun Seth continues as an active advisor to Nutanix USA, MMTC Pamp for driving its Digital gold strategy, Data Analytics leader ThoughtSpot and InMobi, which he incubated in 2007 and C2FO. Very focused on fostering entrepreneurship has been a founding Charter Member of TiE Delhi Chapter and Indian Angel Network and has been part of angel funds and advises/mentors several start-ups in the tech space in India and USA.
He is a trustee on DPS Ghaziabad Society. He also chairs Pahle India Foundation a policy think tank. He is also a Governing Member of Helpage India Board, SPIC-MACAY, NCPEDP, Nudge Foundation. He was chairing Nasscom Foundation which drives CSR initiatives across the IT Industry using tech for scaling good. Has served on the Board of Governors for IIM Lucknow and IIIT Delhi, both leading colleges. Also, been an Advisory board member of TERI and a Governing member TERI University board. Mr. Seth is an alumnus of IIT Kanpur and IIM Calcutta – he has worked in senior commercial positions in the BT, HCL, Usha Martin and the UB Group, in the last 40+ years. Very active in Alumni Affairs he has Chaired PanIIT in 2010 and was Vice President of IIT Kanpur Alumni Association.
Mr. Rohit Pathak, an M. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; a quality control engineer with the USSC Group, Philadelphia and with 4 years of experience in Engineering Management with some of the leading automotive industries in India; first turned to education to introduce some radical changes in the pedagogical practices and conventional curricula. He has acquired a Bachelors Degree in Engineering from Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala and finished his schooling from the illustrious Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram. Mr. Rohit Pathak joined the SelaQui International School as a teacher in 2003 and within 3 years he had already taken over as the Principal of the school. Mr. Pathak worked passionately towards introducing the Geneva, Switzerland based International Baccalaureate Program in the school. He has pioneered the implementation of Project Based Learning techniques employing real-life situations to help students grasp finer nuances of various subjects.
Air Vice Marshal Laxmi Narain Sharma AVSM holds post-graduate degree in English literature from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana. Prior to joining DPSG society in June 2020, Air Vice Marshal Sharma was holding the prestigious appointment of Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Education) in the Indian Air Force where he headed the Air Force’s Education, Training and Human Resource Development efforts and brought in transformational changes in the way Air Warriors are groomed to serve the nation.
He is a highly experienced Trainer, Educator and Administrator with about 35 years under his belt. He has tenanted prestigious appointments like Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Education), Principal Director (Education), Principal & Director (Sainik Schools Kunjpura and Rewari, Haryana), Chief Instructor (Air Force Academy), Command Education Officer and Instructor at various training establishments of IAF. For his distinguished service of exceptional order, he was awarded the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal by the Hon’ble President of India on 26 January 2020. Now he is a member of DPSG Society as Director Academics and Training and he helps steer the society as its Secretary.
Rashid Sharfuddin has done his schooling from St. Xavier’s School, graduation from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, and Master's in History from the University of Delhi. He also has a degree in School Management and International Education from the University of Bath, the United Kingdom.
As a student, Mr. Sharfuddin was Secretary of the Students’ Union Society and President of the Gandhi Study Circle at St. Stephen’s College. He represented his college in soccer, hockey, cricket and handball and was awarded the college's highest color in all of the above-mentioned sport. He captained his college handball team and played for Shimla Young in the Delhi Football League. He represented the Aligarh District and the Agra Zone in soccer and cricket. He was also a member of the Bath University post-graduate soccer and cricket teams.
He started his teaching career at 21 and taught at The Lawrence School, Lovedale, and Assam Valley School, Guwahati, before joining The Doon School, Dehradun, as a History Master in 2003. Mr. Sharfuddin served as the Assistant Housemaster of Jaipur House (2008-2011), Housemaster of Oberoi House (2012) and was the Housemaster of Jaipur House before he was appointed Headmaster at SelaQui International School. At 35, he is one of the youngest headmasters in the country.
Mr. Sharfuddin made History a popular subject choice for students at Doon due to his energy, commitment and innovations. He also introduced the Model United Nation Programme in the school in 2004. DSMUN, as it is called now, is ranked as the largest High School MUN Conference in India. Pursuing his passion for sport at Doon, he also looked after the school junior soccer, cricket as well as hockey teams. He organized Doon’s first ever cricket team tour to England in June 2008.
Mr. Sharfuddin has been interested in and studied the education of marginalized communities. He has presented papers at various seminars on this subject. His paper titled "Marginalized Communities and Educational Exclusion in North India" is part of the Bath University's reading list for Education and Globalization Programme. He has also researched the history of early 20th Century Delhi. His paper on the renaming of New Delhi Roads was awarded the most original research paper at a History seminar in Delhi University. Mr. Sharfuddin is an avid biker, traveller and reader.
He is married to Hina Sharif Khan who is a corporate lawyer by profession and has also worked in the education and development sectors.
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