Arun Poddar is the Promoter Chairman of B P Poddar Hospital & Medical Research Ltd., B P Poddar Institute of Management & Technology, Poddar Projects Ltd and various other companies with interests in Healthcare, Education, Logistic Hub, Real Estate Development, Infrastructure, Agri seeds etc. He has been a committee member of the Indian Cotton Mills Federation, Indian Chamber of Commerce and Bengal National Chamber of Commerce. He has also served as the President of Eastern India Textile Mills Association, CREDAI and Indian Football Association. Currently, heâ€™s the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Croatia.
Starting with her first solo show in her home town Kolkata, artist Shipra Bhattacharya has held over 12 solo exhibitions across India and abroad. She has also participated in numerous group shows including in Singapore, Hong Kong, London, New York, Germany and Dubai. Four portfolios of her drawings and graphics have already been brought out and her work is held in important public, corporate and private collections both in India and abroad. She lives and works in Kolkata.
Harshvardhan Neotia is the Chairman of the Ambuja Neotia Group that covers the entire spectrum of the Real Estate industry including housing, hospitality, health care and education. He is currently the Chairman of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and a member of the Chief Minister's Advisory Council, Government of Rajasthan. He is also a member of the Chief Minister's Core Committee on Industry, Government of West Bengal. He was conferred with 'Padma Shri' by the President of India in 1999 for his outstanding initiative in social housing and was also honoured with YPO Legacy of Honour Award in 2005.
Karan Paul is the Chairman of the Apeejay Surrendra Group, one of Indiaâ€™s oldest and largest privately owned family businesses. Karan has been on the Executive Committees of various Chambers of Commerce like CII, FICCI, ICC, Bharat Chamber of Commerce and Bengal Chamber of Commerce. He is actively involved with reputed trade organizations and professional forums like YPO, YLF, INSA, ITA, etc. as well as West Bengal industry forums.
Shuvaprasannaâ€™s checkered career spanning over four decades includes a varied range of work as a graphic artist, painter, educator, writer and art activist. Heâ€™s the Founder of College of Visual Arts and Arts Acre Foundation- the International Centre for Creativity and Cultural vision; and member of CIRCA Geneva He is recipient of several awards including the AIFACS, State LKA and Birla Academy Awards. His art has been exhibited in over 55 solo and group shows in various Indian cities and around the world. His work features in the collections of National Gallery of Modern Art, Lalit Kala Akademi and College of Art, New Delhi, Chandigarh Museum Punjab University, Birla Academy Calcutta; Times of India Group, WHO Geneva and Glenbarra Art Museum, Japan, amongst others.