Board Of Trustees

Mr. Pradip Burman, Chairman
An alumnus of the world-renowned MIT(Mechanical Engineering). Mr. Burman is the creator of the Trust. Mr. Burman has held several positions in Dabur India before joining the Board of Dabur in 1985. He is currently the Chairman of Dabur Nepal Pvt Limited (a subsidiary of Dabur India Ltd) and also serves as a promoter director on the Board of Aviva Life Insurance Co. Ltd with many awards and honors in his name. He is also the Chairman of Sanat Products Limited, Ayurvet Limited and Mobius Foundation and has a passionate interest in social work and creative arts.
Mr. Mohan Ji Saxena, Managing Trustee
A gold-medal winning Pharmacy post- graduate from the prestigious Banaras Hindu University, Mr. Saxena is the Managing Director of Ayurvet. He has an experience of more than 3 decades in service of Animal health and has spent the last 26 years with Ayurvet, serving as the head of R & D before assuming the position of MD, Ayurvet and Managing Trustee, ARF. He has published several papers in reputed Journals and has an unflinching commitment to food safety, Anti-Microbial Resistance, animal health, agriculture, quality improvement in medicinal plants and rural development.
Dr. V P Singh, Trustee
He is Padma Shri awardee and Retired Head (Division of Genetics) at Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi. He is popularly known as the Father of Basmati Rice in India, introduces us to the never-before- seen aspects of basmati rice. He is ex-scientist in agriculture field in PUSA Delhi and awarded Padma Shri by President of India on his work for creation of new Rice breed named India Gate Basmati Rice.
Dr. Vibha Dhawan, Trustee
Dr Dhawan is Director of TERI. For more than three decades she has been actively involved in tree tissue culture and has developed the technique of in-vitro nodulation for the leguminous tree and has been instrumental in setting up of the modern tissue culture laboratory at the institute. She has a number of awards to her credit in cluding: AIBA award in the category of Individual Scientist for the year 1998; Kamal Kumari Foundation award for Science and technology for the year 1998; First Biotech Product & Process Development and Commercialization Award of the Department of Biotechnology for the year 2000.
Prof. A C Varshney, Trustee
Prof. A C Varshney retired as Vice Chancellor, Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Pashu Chikitsa Vigyan Vishwa Vidyalaya evam Go-Anusandhan Sansthan, Mathura (U.P.) in March 2016. Prior to that he held the position of Dean, College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, CAU, Aizawl, Mizoram and Dean, College of Veterinary and Animal Science, CSKHPKV, Palampur. Dr Varshney has a brilliant academic record as a student as well as a teacher and scientist and published 13 postgraduate theses and 160 research articles.