With humble beginnings as a start-up, Bonphul Air Products still adheres to the highest norms of corporate governance; structures and processes that are seen only in large listed companies
Prodyut Bora, CEO
Prodyut Bora is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bonphul Air Products. Prior to this, he dedicated 13 years of his valuable time to active politics. In a span of 11 years, he headed several offices at Bharatiya Jana Party (BJP). He was the Founder-Head of BJP’s IT Cell, and ran the Communication Office of Prime Ministerial Candidate LK Advani in 2009. He then became the State General Secretary of BJP’s Assam unit. His last assignment at BJP was as a National Executive Member. After resigning from the BJP, he founded the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), of which he is the Chairman. He holds a BA from St Stephen’s College and an MBA from IIM-Ahmedabad. He also attended the London School of Economics and Yale University.
Narendra Bisht, COO
Narendra Bisht is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Bonphul Air Products. A serial entrepreneur, he was earlier the Founder-Director of Respirotech Med Solutions. Started in 2009, Respirotech dealt with healthcare products. Prior to this, for over 4 years he was the CEO of another company called Emergency Medical Group. He started his career in the health/medical industry 21 years back with Wipro Biomed. He is an instrumentation engineer by education. At Bonphul Air Products, in addition to his role as COO, Narendra Bisht personally oversees the departments of R&D, Manufacturing and Supply Chain.
Arup Majumdar is the Executive Director (Business Development) at Bonphul Air Products. Passing out of IIT Kanpur with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1988, Mr Mazumdar worked for 8 years as an Engineering Manager with United Technologies (the parent company of Carrier air conditioners) in both India and Malaysia. After the completion of his MBA from IIM Ahmedabad, he briefly joined Ernst & Young for a year. He later rejoined the HVAC industry and spent the next 12 years with Emerson Climate Technologies in Hong Kong, where his last role was as Director, Commercial A/C Business Asia Pacific. Thereafter, two smaller stints of 3 years and 1.5 years in France and China with different companies, and he came back to India in 2017 to join Daikin as General Manager.
Atul Gupta, CFO
Atul Gupta is the Chief Finance Officer (CFO) of Bonphul Air Products. He is also the Founder-Director of RX Infotech, a New Delhi-based computer peripherals major. An extremely successful serial entrepreneur, he has incubated or been an early investor, in several companies ranging from sectors as diverse as packaging machinery, laundry, financial services, etc. He is an electronics & communications engineer by training.
Satish Bhatia is CEO of JBS Industries, Faridabad, a leading fabricator of iron, steel and fibreglass products. A manufacturing expert, he has over three decades of experience in erecting and commissioning various industrial projects. Prior to setting up his own company, he worked with companies like Amber Enterprises, LG India, Vee Gee Industrial, Elentec India, Hi-Lex India, etc.
A. Didar Singh
Dr. A. Didar Singh, is an author and a former civil servant (IAS) who served as the Secretary to Government of India from 2009 to 2011 and as Secretary General of India’s largest apex business chamber, FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) from 2012 to 2017. Dr. Singh is presently a Senior Fellow at the Delhi Policy Group and at the Society for Development Studies, Habitat Centre, New Delhi. Dr Singh also functions as Chair of the Diaspora group of KNOMAD (Knowledge Network on Migration), of the World Bank and in 2017 was named as Global Fellow at IC2 Institute of the University of Texas at Austin, USA. He is presently a Commissioner of the ILOs ‘Global Commission on the Future of Work’ (2017- 19).
Dr Mukesh Khare is Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi. Prof. Khare is a distinguished Civil and Environmental Engineer and is renowned for his pioneering research in urban air quality modelling and Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). Dr Khare has led a group of researchers from within IIT Delhi and formulated the Comprehensive Environmental Pollution Index (CEPI) under the sponsorship of CPCB and MoEF, Government of India. Dr Khare has been DAAD fellow and former Atlantic LNG Chair Professor in Environmental Engineering at the University of West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago. Dr Khare is Patron of Planet Earth Institute, London, UK and Commissioner, Global Commission on Pollution + Health + Development, Blacksmiths, USA.
Dr Vishal Talwar is Dean – School of Management at the Brij Mohan Lal Munjal University (BMU) in Gurugram. Prior to Joining BMU, Dr Talwar was the Head of Campus (Mumbai) and Assistant Dean with S.P. Jain School of Global Management. Dr Talwar has worked as faculty in leading universities and business schools such as the London School of Economics and the Henley Business School, University of Reading. Dr Talwar is a PhD from Manchester Business School where he was awarded a doctoral scholarship by the Shell Oil Company. He takes an avid interest in mentoring new-age startups and is involved with them in various capacities.
Mr Vikas Agarwal serves as the Managing Director & CEO of SM Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd with primary interests in real estate, hotels, infrastructure & PPP projects. After completing his stint as an enterprise systems consultant with Accenture in the US, Mr Agarwal has been involved with his family business as the Group CEO since 2004. He is also a member of the Young Presidents Organisation, Federation of Industries & Commerce of North Eastern Region, Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India and a Governing Council member of the National Construction Skills Development Council of India.