An eminent panel of experienced and well-respected professionals from diverse fields grace our Advisory Council as luminaries. Each of them brings with them their rich domain knowledge to help guide and give direction in the governing of Nahar International School.
Mr. Motilal Oswal
Mr. Motilal Oswal, is the Chairman and Managing Director, Motilal Oswal Financial Services Ltd. (MOFSL). Mr Oswal has been awarded the ‘Rashtriya Samman Patra’ by the Government of India for being amongst the highest Income Tax payers in the country for a period of 5 years from FY95–FY99.
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India feted Mr. Oswal with the ‘Excellent Business Achiever in Financial Services’ award. The ‘Udyog Rattan Award’ was also conferred on him for his performance in the industrial development of the country by the Institute of Economic Studies, New Delhi. He has also been awarded an entry in ‘The Hall of Fame for Excellence in Franchising’ by Franchising World Magazine. For his work and contribution to the capital markets, Mr. Oswal has received several awards including the ‘Special Contribution award to Indian Capital Markets’ Award by Zee Business.
Mr. Oswal is associated with various social organisations. He is the President of the Jain International Trade Organisation (JITO) and a Trustee of ‘Agarwal-Oswal Chhatravas’ of the Rajasthan Vidyarthi Griha, among others. He has authored two books of quotations on ‘The Essence of Business & Management’ and ‘The Essence of Life’.
Mr. Hafeez Contractor
Mr. Hafeez Contractor, Internationally renowned architect, did his Graduate Diploma in Architecture from Mumbai in 1975 and completed his post-graduation from Columbia University, New York on a TATA Scholarship. Hafeez Contractor commenced his career in 1968 with T. Khareghat as an apprentice architect and later became the associate partner in the same firm. Between 1977 and 1980, Hafeez has been visiting faculty at the Academy of Architecture, Mumbai. His practice had modest beginnings in 1982 with a staff of two. Today, the firm has over 530 employees including senior associates, town planners, architects, interior designers, cad operators, a civil engineering team and architectural support staff including render and graphic teams. Architect Hafeez Contractor, the firm is a winner of over 70 National and International Awards, and has conceptualized, designed and executed a wide range of architectural projects.
Shri. Jairaj C. Thacker
- Managing Trustee Narsee Monjee Educational Trust’s Jamnabai Narsee School
- Managing Director – Golden Chemicals Private Limited
- President – Dr. Balabhai Nanavati Hospital
- Vice President – Unaided Schools Forum
Narsee Monjee Educational Trust (NMET) was formed in the year 1970, with specific thrust in the field of Education. The motto of the Trust is ‘Gnanat Sarvam Pradipyate’, which translates to ‘Illuminate All With Knowledge’. Narsee Monjee Educational Trust has set up and runs ‘Jamnabai Narsee School’ which has become a landmark both ‘geographically’ and in terms of ‘education’. Jamnabai Narsee School offers both Indian and International Curricula with over 4800 students studying at the school.
Narsee Monjee Educational Trust has also been the primary donor to various Education Institutes which include – Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics, Kamla Dharamshi Narsee Shruti School for the hearing impaired, besides others.
Shri. Jairaj C. Thacker believes in empowering the youth and people of all ages by providing world class education, to make this world a better place.
Ms. Urmila Roongta
Ms. Urmila Roongta has a BA Honours and Diploma in Journalism, and has been very active for almost two decades, passionately highlighting various socio-economic problems in newspapers like Rajasthan Patrika and Sangya Jansatta, and has also introduced various NGOs through Navbharat Times. Recently, she has been appointed as the President of Maharastra Rajya Agroha Vikas Trust, apart from anchoring various shows on Doordarshan and radio.
She is associated with various social organizations and is an ex-president of the ‘Rajasthani Mahila Mandal’ (RMM), a non-profit NGO working for the upliftment of underprivileged women and children, majorly contributing to the field of education. Currently, she is associated with the Mandal as an editor of ‘Sangiti’ magazine.
She has been awarded the prestigious ‘The White Elephant’ award by India’s former President Shankar Dayal Sharma for her work towards India Scouts and Guides. She is also the president of ‘Savdhaan Institute’ and has contributed to the holistic empowerment of women in many ways. Ms. Roongta has also been working for Consumer Rights and is a lifetime member of the Consumer Guidance Society.
Mr. A N Kale
Mr. A N Kale has been one of the silent pillars of the establishment in Mumbai city’s Corporation. Joining M.C.G.B. as Sub-Engineer in 1962, he steadily rose through the ranks, working in all the Departments of the Corporation – wards, planning and design, construction, development plan, building proposals, concrete road construction, vigilance etc. He is also the member of several Important Committees such as Revision of D. P. Redevelopment of buildings, Slum Redevelopment etc. Mr. Kale has attended several conferences and seminars on various engineering fields and presented papers at national and International Seminars.
As a member he is also active with the following organisations:
- Institution of Engineers (India)
- Indian Water Works Association
- Indian Institute of Public Administration
- Indian Concrete Institute
- Indian Institution of Bridge Engineers
- American Concrete Institution (India Chapter)
Mr. Rajiv Sabharwal
Mr. Rajiv Sabharwal is the Executive Director on the board of ICICI Bank. He is responsible for Retail Banking, Inclusive & Rural Banking and SME & Mid-corporate business. He is also the Non-executive Chairman of ICICI Home Finance Company Limited.
Mr. Sabharwal has done his Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and Management from Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow.
He has over 18 years of experience in the Banking/Financial Services industry. He joined ICICI Group in 1998 and has held leadership positions in credit policy, collections, business analytics, mortgage finance, consumer loans, credit cards, rural and microfinance lending and financial inclusion.
Prior to joining ICICI Group, Mr. Sabharwal has worked in Consumer Durables Marketing, Commercial Finance and Retail Finance businesses at Godrej, SRF Finance and GE Capital.