Mr. Jaxay Shah is the Chairman of the ASSOCHAM Western Region Development Council. He is also the Founder and Chief Managing Director of the Savvy Group of Companies, a professional construction conglomerate that he established in 1996. Furthermore, he is the former Chairman of theConfederation of Real Estate Developers’ Association of India (CREDAI), the apex body of private Real Estate developers in India, representing 11,940 developers through 23 states and 204 city chapters.
Under his leadership, CREDAI joined the ‘National Mission of Housing for All’ by launching more than 375 Affordable Housing Projects comprising 250,000 units by CREDAI member developers across the country. He played a key role in CREDAI’s Skill Development program, which now trains more than 1,00,000 construction workers every year. He was also involved in the CREDAI Clean City Mission which focused on a pan-India vision for Solid State Management. He was instrumental in establishing CREDAI Women and Youth Wing as an endeavour toward gender equality in real estate.
Mr. Jaxay Shah stands as an Advisor and Mentor at the PharmEasy Accelerator Program, which offers 1 lakh+ medicine and health products across various categories across the country. He is also a Promotional Director of Kensville Golf and Country Club as well as Savvy Swaraaj Sports Academy, and a trustee of LAA (LD College of Engineering Alumni Association) as well as JYOT (NGO).
He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Geo-technology and Foundation Engineering from L.D. College of Engineering, Gujarat University.
He is also an environment and sustainability crusader and is working towards eco-friendly construction through renewable technology for a better planet.
He represents QCI on the Board of Directors of ONDC with other luminaries like, Dr RS Sharma, CEO, NHA; Sh. Anil Agrawal, Additional Secretary, DPIIT and Sh. Adil Zainulbhai, Chairman, Capacity Building Commission, which is also guided by an Advisory Council chaired by Hon’ble Commerce & Industry Minister Sh. Piyush Goyal and joined by members such as Sh. Nandan Nilekani, Ms. Anjali Bansal and Sh. Arvind Gupta
Dr R P Singh
SECRETARY GENERAL, QCI
Dr. Ravi P. Singh is the 4th Secretary General of Quality Council of India an independent organization under Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Government of India. He heads the organization which has the mandate to improve the quality of products, processes and services in sectors like education, healthcare, skills training, manufacturing etc.
Prior to being appointed as Secretary General by the Government of India, Dr. Singh served IGNOU as the Director of Regional Services Division and then as the Senior Regional Director in Delhi.
Dr. Singh was formerly the founder Vice Chancellor of Sharda University at Greater Noida. He joined this position on leave from Punjab Technical University where he continued as Dean from 2003-2009.
Dr. Singh started his career as an Assistant Director in All India Council for Technical Education in 1996 and continued as Deputy Director till 2003. He held various important positions like Regional Officer of the Northern Regional Office at Kanpur during 1996-1999 and later as the regional Officer of Eastern Regional Office at Kolkata during 2000-2001. He has been an academic administrator since 1996 and has made exceptional contributions in policy planning, accreditation, use of ICT in classroom learning, flexible credit based system implementation, research and development.
Ever since joining QCI, Dr. Singh has initiated various innovative schemes and projects for quality intervention at grassroots level. Under his leadership, QCI is presently involved in Zero Defect, Zero Effect Maturity Model implementation in manufacturing as well as Competence Certification of Yoga Professionals around the world. Dr. Singh is known for his frank ideas and writes regularly in magazines and journals. He sits on various Boards and Committees in Government as well as Industry and travels extensively in India and abroad
Born in Varanasi, Dr. Singh completed his Bachelors and Masters in Physics from Banaras Hindu University. He was the Gold Medal winner at Masters level in Physics and pursued his Ph.D and Post-doctoral work in Condensed Matter from University of Western Ontario, Canada during 1989-1995.
Mr. Vipin Sondhi
Mr. Vipin Sondhi is an alumnus of The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, The Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, and did his schooling at The Lawrence School, Sanawar.
Mr.Sondhi has over three decades of experience in Manufacturing and Engineering based companiessuch as Ashok Leyland, JCBIndia ,Shriram Honda, Tata Steel and Tecumseh Products India, of which over two decades was as MD&CEO. He a strong and proven track record as a leader, and is a passionate hands-on professional.
Mr. Vipin Sondhi was the MD & CEO of Ashok Leyland and a Director on the Board of Switch Mobility, a fully owned subsidiary of Ashok Leyland set up to manufacture Electric Vehicles. Ashok Leyland is the 2nd largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles in India with an international footprint.
Prior to Ashok Leyland, he was MD &CEO of JCB lndia for over 13 years,and was a member of JCB’s global executive team. He led the JCB business, into five world class manufacturing plants situated in three locations, and established market leadership in the Construction Equipment Industry. JCB’s Made in India products were exported to over 100 countries cumulatively during his tenure. He also also a member of JCB’s Global Group Executive and also had charge of S.E.Asia and the Pacific.
He was appointed by the Government of India as the Chairperson of the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Bhopal in December 2015. He has held the position of Vice President of the Society of Indian Automotive Manufacturers (SIAM) and Vice President of the Automotive Skill Development Council (ASDC).
A member of the Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII) National Council, he is also the Chairman of CII’s National Mission on Technology, Innovation & Research and Chairman of CII’s National Committee on Future Mobility.
He serves on the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the BharatiyaYuva Shakti Trust; the BoT of The Ananta Centre and the BoT of the Sasakawa India Leprosy Foundation.
He was awarded the Confederation of India (CII) Young Manager’s Trophy in the year 2000; The Udyog Rattan Award by the Institute of Economic Studies in 2011; The CEO of the Year Award at CEO India Awards in 2014. He was also conferred with an Honorary Fellowship by the Centre for Excellence in Project Management (CEPM) in 2017 and The Economic Times ‘Most Promising Business Leader of Asia - Construction Equipment Industry in 2018-19.