Advisory Board

Dr. Akhileswar Patel

Dr. Akhileswar Patel

Regional Vice President, AXA Equitable

Dr. Akhileswar Patel, has been a member of faculty at the Stevens Institute of Technology and NJIT, United States of America, after 10 years of academic career in Physics in India. His industrial career heading the quality control at Electrocatalytic, Union, NJ was illuminating but not promising and so he resigned and made a U-turn from Science to Finance and joined AXA-Equitable as a Financial Advisor in 1998, till today he is with AXA.  He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Hindu American Temple and Cultural Center (HATCC) of NJ and in the steering committee of ISKCON, Central Jersey.

Shri S.K. Naik, I.A.S.

Shri S.K. Naik, I.A.S.

Former Member, NCDRC

Shri Shishir Kumar Naik, a 1966 batch I.A.S. officer, has recently retired from member of the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, New Delhi. Earlier, he was a member of the Central Administrative Tribunal, Principal Bench, New Delhi. He had also been Secretary in Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India. He has also served as Additional Secretary & Financial Adviser, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting and as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Law & Justice, Government of India.

Prof. Satya Narayan Naik

Prof. Satya Narayan Naik

Center for Rural Development & Technology, IIT (D)

Dr S N Naik is Master in Chemical Technology specialization in Oils, Fats and Waxes from Nagpur University and Ph.D in “Supercritical Fluid Extraction of Natural Product” from IIT Delhi in 1989 under Indo-German project. During Ph.D he has worked at University of Siegen, Germany under Volkswagen Research Fellowship in 1986. He has handled many research projects sponsored by DST, DBT, Ministry of food processing, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, GIZ Germany, General Motors R & D Centre USA. He has produced 18 Ph.D thesis and published more than 160 research publications in international and national journals and also 5 patents. He has transferred patented Technology to various Industries. He has been offered visiting faculty position in University of Saskatchewan (Canada) and University of Aston (U.K.). He has also awarded with Dr. H S Zaheer Memorial Award 2010 by Oil Technologist Association of India and Dr. D. R. Dhingra Memorial Award (1989) by Essential Oil Association of India. His research interest is Extraction of Natural Plant Products (Essential oils, Oleoresins, Food Colors, Biopesticides, Nutraceutical and Cosmoceuticals) by using Subcritical and Supercritical fluids as well as processing of non-edible oil seeds for production of Bio-fuels, Bio-lubricants and Oleo-chemicals.